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Bailey Matthews Shell Museum

It’s been a long wait, but the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum has finally reopened for the New Year after months of remodeling.  Though there are still some finishing touches being made, but all visitors can now see new and various exhibits.  And coming this March,...

Beach New Year

Seems like time stands still on the islands.  But the end of the 2019 is upon us and we are ready to celebrate!

 The Sundial Beach Resort (Sanibel’s largest resort) will have a HUGE New Year’s Eve Celebration with games, live entertainment and buffet on...

Part of the appeal of Sanibel and Captiva is the wildlife.  Birds, racoons, rabbits, alligators (preferably from a distance).  And sometimes they need some help.

For over 50 years, CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife) has been working to save native and migratory wildlife...

Beach Turkey

As the weather cools down in Florida and the humidity drops into much more comfortable levels, you know that means the holidays are on their way.  We’ve touched on some Christmas-related events (such as Luminary) in recent posts, but Thanksgiving is big on Sanibel and...

Taste of the Islands 2019

Sunday, November 10 is the day…to bring your appetite!

CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation Of Wildlife) presents the 38th Annual Taste of the Islands festival at the Sanibel Community Park, featuring no less than fourteen Sanibel and Captiva restaurants offering their finest selections.

The Taste...

Sanibel Luminary

It’s THAT time of year again, and it’s sooner than you think…No, not THAT event!  If you are on the islands the first week of December, you know that the annual Luminary Festival and Holiday Stroll will be upon us for its 35th year!

The...

Blues

November in the North is considered slow and boring….the leaves have fallen, it’s getting colder, and it’s weeks before Thanksgiving.

But on Sanibel, November starts heating up with the 4th annual Blues and Jazz Festival on Sunday, November 3. Presented by the Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club,...

Sanibel Farmers Market

Most of Sanibel Holiday’s guests arrive on Saturdays. If there’s one thing we are sure to mention as you check in, it’s to head for the Farmer’s Market the following Sunday.

We are VERY happy to announce that the Sanibel Farmer’s Market returns Sunday, October...

Big Arts

Sanibel has been widely known not only for its beaches and connection to nature, but has also been home to the BIG ARTS (Barrier Island Group for the Arts) program bringing performing arts, galleries of fine art, educational programs, select films and documentaries, and community...

One of the major attractions on Sanibel (besides the shells) is the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, a Federal Wilderness Area meant to be a habitat for migratory birds and other area species, especially threatened and endangered.  It’s named after political cartoonist and conservationist...

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