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11 Things To Do on Sanibel and Captiva Islands This July

Looking for something to do in the Month of July? We've got you covered with a wide array of events including July 4th festivities, a little something for every member of the family, and more.

Boom! Here Comes the 4th of July!

With the 4th of July on Wednesday, there are a plethora of festivities for everyone! There's the Sanibel 4th of July Parade in the morning and the Sanibel Island 4th of July Fireworks in the evening! There's is LOTS to do for the holiday!
Sanibel 4th of July Parade - start Jul 04 2018 0700AM

Sanibel 4th of July Parade - Jul 04, 2018 07:00AM

We can't imagine a better place to celebrate the 4th of July than on Sanibel Island. From a local parade to a fun road rally scavenger hunt to incredible fireworks over the water, you wil... Read More » 

Independence Day Parade Party - start Jul 04 2018 0900AM

Independence Day Parade Party! - Jul 04, 2018 09:00AM

It's our 20th Annual Sanibel Island Independence Day Parade Party at Cottages to Castles! If you love a small town July 4 Parade, then you'll love being on Sanibel for the BEST parade i... Read More » 

Fourth of July Cruise - Jul 04, 2018 07:30PM

Each year, Sanibel Island puts on one of the more majestic and awe-inspiring fireworks performances in Southwest Florida. The dazzling explosions shine on the Sanibel waters as hundreds o... Read More » 

Sanibel Island 4th of July Fireworks - start Jul 04 2018 0900PM

Sanibel Island 4th of July Fireworks - Jul 04, 2018 09:00PM

The City of Sanibel and Sanibel Captiva Chamber of Commerce are co-sponsoring the fireworks display this year. Fireworks will be launched from the north end of Bailey Road. Best viewing o... Read More » 

Unwind With Events For Everyone in the Family

After all of the excitement of the 4th of July holiday, check out some relaxing, laid back, and fun events. The 2nd session of Junior Sailing Camps starts up mid-July (perfect for the littles), Taco Night at Community Socials for the adults, and the 2018 Seminole Celebrity Catch & Release Fishing Tournament for the fishers in your family. Take your pick. Each is sure to be a blast.

Junior Sailing Camps Session 2 - start Jul 16 2018 0800AM

Junior Sailing Camps: Session 2 - Jul 16, 2018 08:00AM

The Captiva Island Yacht Club is proud to organize this year’s Junior Sailing Camp. We are grateful for the Tween Waters Inn, who has allowed us to use their property for launching our bo... Read More »  

Taco Night at Community Socials - start Jul 25 2018 0600PM

Taco Night at Community Socials - Jul 25, 2018 06:00PM

Enjoy Chef Jarred's beef, chicken and fish tacos. Fix your tacos with char-grilled vegetables, beans & rice, homemade salsa, fresh avocado guacamole, cheese, onions and more! For tho... Read More » 

2018 Seminole Celebrity Catch  Release Fishing Tournament - start Jul 13 2018 0600PM

2018 Seminole Celebrity Catch & Release Fishing Tournament - Jul 13, 2018 06:00PM

Save the Date! The Southwest Florida Seminole Booster Club and Seminole Boosters, Inc. will host the weekend-long 2018 Celebrity Fishing Catch & Release Tournament at Tween Waters Inn... Read More » 

Islander Wine Dinner to feature Ben McClure of Talbott Vineyards - start Jul 31 2018 0600PM

Islander Wine Dinner to feature Ben McClure of Talbott Vineyards - start: Jul 31, 2018 06:00PM

A limited number of tickets are on sale now for the Islander Wine Dinner, a charitable event to raise funds for The Community House, a gathering place for Sanibel Island activities operat... Read More » 

Ongoing Events

Don't forget about these weekly gems! There's the Songwriter Saturdays on the first Saturday at Tween Waters', Birdwatching with Sanibel Sea School on Thursdays, and SWF Critical Mass Cycling continuing on the last Friday of every month. A little something for everyone.

Songwriter Saturdays - start Jul 07 2018 0300PM

Songwriter Saturdays - Jul 07, 2018 03:00PM

The hit sounds and hip artists of Nashville are coming to Captiva Island — as 'Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa continues our monthly and highly popular "Songwriter Saturdays" introdu... Read More » 

Birdwatching - start Feb 01 2018 0900AM

Birdwatching - July 5, 2018 09:00AM

Each Thursday morning, we offer a walking tour to discover the birds of Sanibel Island's East End. During the walk we discuss basic bird biology and behaviors, as well as learn how to ide... Read More » 

SWF Critical Mass Cycling - start Jun 29 2018 0700PM

SWF Critical Mass Cycling - July 27, 2018 07:00PM

Southwest Florida Critical Mass is a collection of cyclists young and old, casual and competitive. We come together to enjoy riding bikes and sharing good times. You'll find fun and well ... Read More » 


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