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4th of July Events On Sanibel Island

Nothing says “Fourth of July” like a good trip to Sanibel Island, a 3-mile-wide, 13-mile-long stretch of Lee County, FL, that happily welcomes visitors every month of the year (while maintaining warm weather in every season). If you are planning... Read more

Sanibel Shell Festival 2020

The Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club is proud to announce the 83rd annual Sanibel Shell Festival taking place at The Community House from March 5 to March 7. The Community House is located at 2173 Periwinkle Way and is a perfect mid-Island... Read more

Sanibel-Captiva Audubon Society

From January to April, bird walks are held every Saturday at locations both on and off the islands. Led by experienced members of the Sanibel-Captiva Audubon Society, the walks are both fun and educational. The walks are open to all... Read more

Art Under the Stars – A Celestial Evening of Art, Prizes & Fun

The Sanibel Arts Community will be in full swing on Thursday, December 12 from 5 – 8 pm with Art Under the Stars. This holiday open house is a collaboration among Tower Gallery, Hirdie Girdie Gallery, and Suncatchers’ Dream. If... Read more

Clyde Butcher at Ding Darling Refuge

World-renowned nature photographer Clyde Butcher will have a special exhibition of his works at the Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge beginning November 13, 2019. Copyright Clyde Butcher Ghost Orchid Butcher’s exhibition, The American Everglades, is part of the Refuge’s 75th-anniversary celebration. The... Read more

“Ding” Day 2019!

J. N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge is celebrating the 31st Annual “Ding” Day at the Refuge on Sunday, October 20th. Starting at 8:00 am, it will be a full day of tours, presentations and activities. Mark your calendars for... Read more

BIG ARTS Celebrates 40 Fabulous Years With a New Build

Forty years ago, a group of passionate artists founded a new arts organization on Sanibel, called BIG ARTS or Barrier Island Group for the Arts. When the group first organized there were no production facilities, and performances, art shows and... Read more

Captiva Library Programs

The Captiva Memorial Library has two very interesting programs coming up in April and admission to both is free. Programs will be held on April 3rd and April 10th at the Library Civic Center located at 11560 Chapin Lane in... Read more

Sanibel Shell Festival 2019

Eight-two years young, the Sanibel Shell Festival will run from March 7th to the 9th at the Community House.  The Festival officially began in 1937 and it has grown over the years to the international reputation it has now. Shell... Read more

Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge Free Programs

Ding Darling is offering many free tours and programs during the month of February, giving visitors the opportunity to learn about Sanibel’s unique ecosystem. There are free walks and programs every day so there is ample opportunity for participation. Here... Read more



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