You haven’t experienced true paradise until you spend a beautiful March day on serene Marco Island. Cloudless skies with endless sunshine, moderate temperatures and low humidity make for weather that those stuck in cold climates can truly only dream of. Take advantage of the amazing island weather and mark your calendar for another month of great local events and festivals.
Old Florida Festival
March 7 – 8, 2015, Collier County Museum
Travel back to a time when Marco Island had no high rises or roads, when there were more alligators than the number of people who called Florida home. Celebrate the past, family-style at the Collier County Museum for the Old Florida Festival. For the 25th year, the museum beings together the state of Florida’s finest historical reenactors, the most skilled craft workers and performers, to take a trip over ten centuries back in time to life on the Florida frontier. Sponsored by the Friends of the Collier County Museum and the Seminole Tribe of Florida
For More information: www.oldfloridafestival.com/ or (239)-252-8476
Admission: Adults $10, Children (10-18) $5, Children under 10: Free
Naples St. Patricks Day Parade
Saturday, March 14th, 2015
Throw on your favorite shade of green and hit the streets of historic downtown Naples, located just a short drive from Marco Island. Indulge in the spirit of the holiday with food, drinks (of course), entertainment and shopping. Enjoy the parade from any spot along the parade route, which stretches from Saint Ann’s Church in Old Naples. The parade travels down 3rd Street South to 5th Avenue, and then goes down 8th Street South to end at Crayton Cove.
This parade is the largest privately funded parade in the state, and draws up to 40,000 visitors each year.
For more information: http://naplesparade.com/
Watch a preview of the event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAhW6JqpJn0
Admission: Free for all ages