March Calendar of Events Announced for 5th Avenue South
February 29, 2016
NAPLES, Fla. – The March calendar of events on 5th Avenue South (www.FifthAvenueSouth.com) has been announced. They are as follows:
Art in the Park
Saturday, March 5
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Art in the Park showcases paintings in oil and acrylics, watercolors, mixed media, photography, sculpture, ceramics, glass art, jewelry and wood-working created by members in good standing of the Naples Art Association. For art lovers, it’s a casual, fun-filled venue for meeting local artists and becoming acquainted with their work.
Evening on 5th
Thursday, March 10
6:30 to 9:30 pm
Don’t miss this ever-popular monthly gathering during season! Evening on 5th will feature an array of live musical performances throughout the sidewalk areas of 5th Avenue South. The night will also include fabulous dining, and the opportunity to explore the distinct boutiques, shops, and galleries that span from 9th Street to 3rd Street. Whether you want to relax with friends at dinner or dessert, or dance with your favorite entertainers, you won’t want to miss this event.
Fine Arts & Craft Show
Saturday, March 12
10:00 am to 4:00pm
Naples is home to a thriving art and crafts community, and the Naples Artcrafters is an association of artists and craft artisans that sponsors a juried Fine Art and Craft Show every month from October through April.
Naples 38th Annual St. Patrick’ Day Parade
Saturday March 12
Naples’ St. Patrick’s Day Parade is scheduled for Saturday, March 12 with a traditional flag raising ceremony at Crayton Cove at 9:30 a.m. The parade will follow at 11:00 a.m. Since its start in 1978, Naples’ St. Patrick’s Day Parade has grown into the largest privately-funded parade in the state of Florida. It draws over 40,000 people to downtown Naples each year to celebrate Irish heritage and Irish culture in America. The Chamber of Commerce and City Events Department say that The Parade is, “the most asked about event in Naples each year.” The parade travels down 3rd Street South to 5th Avenue South, then goes down 8th Street South to end at Crayton Cove. For more information, please visit www.NaplesParade.com.
29th Annual Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts
Saturday, March 19, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 20, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts is presented by the Naples Art Association. This is the last major art festival of the season and features 260 local, regional, and national artists nestled in 5th Avenue South shopping and dining district. The festival includes a food court, free parking, and a free shuttle to festival area. 5th Avenue will be blocked to traffic.
Free parking is available in the two public garages on 8th Street, in the public lots on Park Street and 8th Street South along 5th Avenue South Parkway, and in spaces surrounding Cambier Park. Valet is also available daily after 5:00 p.m.
Special thanks to 5th Avenue South sponsors Arthrex, Animal Specialty Hospital, Beach Bugz, Best of Everything, Bob 102.9FM, Capital Rock, Michael Corradi, DeVoe Automotive, Fidelity, Gator Country 101.9 FM, IBERIABANK, IMA Creative, Mix 104.7 FM, Naples Daily News, Sunshine Ace Hardware, WGUF 98.9 FM.
Naples lives, works, plays, shops, and dines on 5th Avenue South. It is the heart of Naples, the history of Naples, and the spirit of Naples, today. 5th Avenue South is home to award-winning restaurants and cafés, world-class art galleries, chic boutiques, elegant inns and a wealth of professional businesses and services. When you’re on 5th Avenue South, you’re home. For more information about 5th Avenue South, please visit www.FifthAvenueSouth.com.
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Contact: Laurel Meny
Public Relations Director
IMA CREATIVE, INC.
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