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2017 Health & Wellness Guide for Sanibel & Captiva Islands

Hike the Indigo Trail Walk, pop by The Sanibel Sprout for a juice or sign up with Sanibel Health Club. That and more in our 2017 Health & Wellness Guide.

Sanibel & Captiva Islands' Best Beaches for Fishing, Watersports & Family Activities

A closer look at the best beaches for fishing, watersports and family activities.

10 Things to Do in Sanibel, Captiva & the Surrounding Islands Through the End of May

We've compiled 10 fun things that are happening through the end of May 2017 for our readers to explore.

Belted Kingfisher - Common August through February on Sanibel

The belted kingfisher is the most widespread kingfisher in North America. Easily recognized by its repeated feeding dives, large head crest and rattling call.

Children’s Education Center of the Islands - The arts on Sanibel

The Center has brought learning to the island’s preschool children for the past 43 years. Director, Cindy DeCosta has big dreams.

100 Years on the Islands - Historic family to observe centennial; then and now

Eugene Gavin and his wife, Velma's predecessors arrived on Captiva 100 years ago. Most of us can’t imagine life without chilled air or bug juice. But the pioneers were clever and inventive.

Sanibold - Small island’s national rise credited to Mayor Kevin Ruane

Sanibel is packing a big punch in statewide issues. Lee County’s most remote town is amending its foreign policy.

Berry Good - Plant City’s Strawberry Festival has celebrated spring harvest since 1930

A new queen, live concerts, a midway, and vendors selling strawberry-related goodies. It's the town’s bread and butter.

Islanders on the Move - Where Mother Earth is the playing field

Those who live, work, visit and recreate on our gulf coast islands embody these positive and healthy styles of “travel”. Come along for the ride—by whatever means you prefer to move.

Island Hopper Songwriter Fest Returns to Southwest Florida

The faces behind popular music are in Southwest Florida in mid-September.The second annual Island Hopper Songwriter Fest is a different kind of sanctuary, with performers moving between venues and the streets filled with fans.
  • Sanibel Island Farmer's Market

    02/18/2018
    08:00AM — 01:00PM

    The Sanibel Island Farmers Market was established in 2008. It is a favorite outdoor activity for...


  • Rotary Arts & Crafts Fair

    02/18/2018
    10:00AM

    What began as a humble pancake breakfast featuring a few local artists more than 30 years ago has...


  • Cape Coral Gartenfest

    02/18/2018
    12:00PM — 05:00PM

    Sunday, February 18th, 2018 12pm-5pm The German American Social Club will be hosting their an...


  • Wisdom in Motion with Susi

    02/18/2018
    02:00PM — 03:30PM

    Dance exercise lifts the spirit, frees the mind, reduces stress and supports weight management an...


  • Experience deep relaxation body and soul as you surrender into restorative poses. Linda will shar...


  • Livingston Taylor

    02/18/2018
    08:00PM — 10:00PM

    Join us at South Seas Island Resort for a performance by Singer/Songwriter, Livingston Taylor. Do...


  • The environmental center is open to the public Monday-Saturday, from 8am-4pm, unless there is a p...


  • There's nothing better than a day of discovery on the ocean. Come get your feet wet with us as we...


  • Mondays with Marie

    02/19/2018
    09:00AM — 02:00PM

    Local artist, Marie Dyer, teaches a variety of workshops including landscape and silk painting fo...


  • Mondays with Marie

    02/19/2018
    09:00AM — 02:00PM

    Local artist, Marie Dyer, teaches a variety of workshops including landscape and silk painting fo...


  • Complete original art while enjoying friends, music and favorite beverages. Materials provided, o...


  • There's nothing better than a day of discovery on the ocean. Come get your feet wet with us as we...


  • Chemistry Day Camp

    02/20/2018
    09:00AM — 04:00PM

    Ages 6-11 Children will have an exciting day with reactions and experiments (kids will be off ...


  • Chemistry Day Camp

    02/20/2018
    09:00AM — 04:00PM

    Ages 6-11 Children will have an exciting day with reactions and experiments (kids will be off ...


  • Chemistry Day Camp

    02/20/2018
    09:00AM — 04:00PM

    Ages 6-11 Children will have an exciting day with reactions and experiments (kids will be off ...


  • Open Painting at The Paint Escape

    02/20/2018
    10:00AM — 06:00PM

    Ceramic painting for children and adults, create a decorative item. Friday night offers ladie...


  • Surfside Sunset Market

    02/20/2018
    01:00PM — 06:00PM

    The Surfside Sunset Market is located at The Shops at Surfside. From November through April, the ...


  • Wicked Dolphin Distillery Tour

    02/20/2018
    03:00PM — 04:00PM

    We will take you through the steps of how we source our ingredients, cook, ferment, distill, in o...


  • MLK Expansion Workshop

    02/20/2018
    06:00PM — 07:30PM

    The City of Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency will host three public workshops in Februar...


  • MLK Expansion Workshop

    02/20/2018
    06:00PM — 07:30PM

    The City of Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency will host three public workshops in Februar...


  • Complete original art while enjoying friends, music and favorite beverages. Materials provided, o...


  • Rotary Arts & Crafts Fair

    02/17/2018
    10:00AM

    What began as a humble pancake breakfast featuring a few local artists more than 30 years ago has...


  • Rotary Arts & Crafts Fair

    02/18/2018
    10:00AM

    What began as a humble pancake breakfast featuring a few local artists more than 30 years ago has...


  • Livingston Taylor

    02/18/2018
    08:00PM — 10:00PM

    Join us at South Seas Island Resort for a performance by Singer/Songwriter, Livingston Taylor. Do...


  • Songwriter Saturdays

    03/03/2018
    01:00PM — 05:00PM

    The hit sounds and hip artists of Nashville are coming to Captiva Island — as 'Tween Waters Islan...


  • Audubon Society Speaker

    03/07/2018
    06:30PM

    CROW is honored to have the Executive Director of the Florida Audubon society as a special guest ...


  • Community Beach Walk

    03/10/2018
    09:00AM

    Join us for a casual guided beach walk to explore what's washed ashore. Let's talk about some of ...


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