In addition to the restaurants, shops, galleries, and theaters along 5th Avenue South, the famous Avenue also hosts special events throughout the year. You can check our calendar regularly for upcoming events, but here are a few highlights:
Evening on 5th: Monthly (October – May) enjoy live music, dancing, and fun along 5th Avenue South. Stroll along the tree-lit sidewalk, enjoying the evening breeze. Grab a bite to eat at one of our many restaurants and listen to the various bands playing on every corner.
Mardi GRAS on 5th: This is a special edition of Evening on 5th! Guests are encouraged to wear their best Mardi GRAS costumes and have fun dancing, shopping, and dining along the Avenue.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade: This fun and boisterous parade is the largest privately funded parade in Florida. It draws ocver 40,000 people annually to celebrate their Irish roots. The parade travels South Broad to 3rd Street to 5th Avenue and finally to 8th Street South.
Fourth of July: Enjoy the festive small-town parade that flows down 5th Avenue South during the morning and then the best fireworks display in the area off Naples Pier at night!
Halloween Spooktacular on 5th: This fabulous festival brings children and adults together for fun, trick or treating, costume contests, live music, a street dance, kids crafts, live animal exhibits, giant movie screen and fun spooky cartoons and movies, and so much more!
Christmas Walk & Tree Lighting Ceremony: Get into the Christmas sprit walking iconic 5th Avenue. This annual event features a variety of holiday performances, the lighting of the majestic Christmas tree, and of course a visit from Santa.
Christmas Parade: The annual parade includes dozens of impressive floats, live music, and children’s activities. Thousands of Naples residents and visitors look forward to this celebration each year!
New Year’s Eve Fireworks: Enjoy the fireworks from one of the many outdoor dining options located along 5th Avenue South. After dinner, stroll down to the Naples Pier to enjoy the fireworks and ring in the new year!