Marco Escapes: Grateful for April

Rain or shine (more likely shine), April has arrived! Whether you pop outdoors to lay on the white powdery sand of Marco Island or prefer to park yourself on a chair next to the pool, you are sure to fall into the island lifestyle as if you’ve been doing it your entire life! There are some fantastic events coming up this month, and if you are in town we urge you to pop in to at least one of them, after who doesn’t love beautiful balloons or delicious food? Take a break from the beach and enjoy the weather elsewhere in Paradise

Balloons Over Paradise Festival
April 11, 12, 2015
6:00am- 3:00pm
Have you ever seen a hot air balloon? Have you ever seen over 50 hot air balloons take off into the sky at once? Make your dreams come true and enjoy the annual Balloons Over Paradise Festival. Enjoy the kaleidoscope of color that fills the Florida sky from the ground or fly to new heights in a tethered balloon ride. Appropriate for the whole family, this uplifting event is not only gorgeous, but free! Take the trip out to the Seminole Tribe Youth Ranch and embrace a truly amazing event. In addition to the balloons, enjoy a car show, dog agility performance, polo exhibition and an equestrian drill team.
Seminole Tribe Youth Ranch
1195 SR 29
Immokalee, FL United States 34142
32nd annual Taste of Collier

Sun. April 26, 2015
Find yourself in the heart of nearby, beautiful Naples, Florida with the best food you can get in the country! While attending this Naples tradition, you’ll have access to savory samples from over 30 of the best restaurants and chefs in the county, along with entertainment, shopping and competitions. Enjoy wine, food trucks, ice carving performances and cooking classes all while the cost of admission assists non-profit organizations.
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