Arts & Entertainment

Naples Florida information on Arts and Entertainment. These local areas have great activities and events all year round.

 

Barbara B. Mann Theater for the Performing Arts

The Barbara B. Mann Theater for the Performing Arts attracts some of the finest entertainers and theatre. It’s located on the campus of Edison College.

Telephoen: 239-489-3033
Location: 8099 College Pkwy, Ft Myers, FL 33919
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Website: www.bbmannpah.com

Corkscrew Audubon Sanctuary

A 2.5 mile raised boardwalk allows visitors to walk over four environments: a pine upland, a wet prairie, a cypress forest, and a marsh. The trail also features a shorter route. Wheelchairs and strollers are available. Volunteer naturalists are usually on the boardwalk to answer questions. Field guides and children’s activity books can be purchased at the Admissions desk/store.

Telephone: 239-348-9151
Location: 375 Sanctuary Road West, Naples, FL 34120
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Website: corkscrew.audubon.org

Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge

The J. N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge is located on the subtropical barrier island of Sanibel in the Gulf of Mexico. It has Trails for walking and biking, and there are launch sites along Wildlife Drive for kayaks and canoes. Guided kyaking and Canoeing is available (239-472-5218). Guided tram tours are available through the refuge’s concessionaire, Tarpon Bay Explorers. (See tarponbayexplorers.com) as are rentals of bikes, canoes, kayaks, pontoon boats, fishing equipment. Purchase bait and fishing licenses. Book a charter fishing trip

Phone: 239-472-1100
Location: 1 Wildlife Drive, Sanibel, FL 33957
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Website: dingdarling

Edison-Ford Winter Estates

Visit the Edison-Ford Estates to view the home and laboratory of Thomas Edison. Also see the amazing botanical garden he created for Henry Ford, his next door neighbor on the Caloosahatchie River. One of the 10 most-visited national historic homes in the country. Daily tours. Shops.

Telephone: 239-334-7419
Location: 2350 McGregor Blvd., Ft. Myers, FL 33901
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Website: www.efwefla.org

Gulfshore Playhouse

Gulfshore Playhouse was created to fill a very obvious niche in the Naples Arts Scene. We currently have plenty of fantastic community theatre such as the Naples Players and the Pelican Players, and “The Phil” continues to impress and awe with National Tours of Broadway Musicals, Symphonies, Ballets and Operas. Gulfshore Playhouse intends to fill the space in between.

Telephone: (239) 398-3143
Location: 9130 Galleria Court Suite 103 Naples, Florida 34109
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Naples Museum of Art

The Naples Museum of Art is located adjacent to ?The Phil? and is home to an impressive permanent collection of contemporary masterpieces, and features traveling exhibitions from around the nation and the world.

Naples Philharmonic Orchestra

The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra is increasingly recognized as one of the leading young orchestras in the United States. In addition to regular classical, pops and chamber concerts, the orchestra has international recording credits and has accompanied such renowned artists as Luciano Pavarotti, Andrea Bocelli, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Kiri Te Kanawa and Frederica von Stade.

Telephone: (239) 597-1900
Location: 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd. Naples, Florida 34108
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Website: www.thephil.org

Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens

Caribbean Gardens is Naples own 50 acre zoo and is home to many exotic species. Set in the midst of 50 pristine acres, a day at the zoo includes a motor launch tour of the Gordon River.

Telephone: (239) 597-1900
Location: 1590 Goodlette-Frank Rd, Naples, FL 34102
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Website: caribbeangardens.com

Philharmonic Center for the Arts

The Philharmonic Center for the Arts in Naples is the premier performing arts hall in Southwest Florida, hosting more than 400 events a year including world-class dance, opera, classical and popular music and Broadway musicals.

Telephone: (239) 597-1900
Location: 5833 Pelican Bay Boulevard Naples, Florida 34108
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www.thephil.org

Sugden Community Theatre

The Sugden Community Theatre is the home of The Naples Players, a community theatre located in the City of Naples in Southwest Florida. Our actors light up the stage with musicals, comedies, dramas, children’s theatre, original plays and much more. From the artful to the thought-provoking, The Naples Players provide affordable quality entertainment. This group of retired professionals and aspiring young people present two series of performances annually. They have four times been voted The Best Live Theater in SW Florida. Visit their website, at www.naplesplayers.org.

Telephone: (239) 263-7990
Location: 701 Fifth Avenue South Naples, Florida 34102
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Website: www.naplesplayers.org

Sun n Fun Lagoon

Naples’ newest attraction for children of all ages is North Collier Regional Park, with the Sun n Fun Lagoon. This water park features slides and waterfalls and pools for young to old. The park is open year round and is located on Livingston Road just south of Immokalee Road.

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