|35th NAPLES ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE: MARCH 16th, 2013 |
NAPLES — Call it luck. The 34th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Naples will be held on St. Patrick’s Day this year. The annual parade usually is held on the Saturday nearest March 17; this year, of course, March 17 falls on Saturday.
The parade, which starts at 11 a.m., is Naples largest. Nearly 40,000 come to the parade each year to celebrate Irish heritage and culture.
The parade will follow its traditional Old Naples route, beginning at St. Ann Catholic Church on the corner of Third Street South and Ninth Avenue South, travel north on Third Street South, turn onto Fifth Avenue South, travel down Eighth Street South, and end at Crayton Cove.
|Naples Dixieland Jazz Band @ Cambier Park BandshellMar 17, 2013 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm|
Cambier Park Bandshell Suggested Contribution: $5.00 Phone: (239) 213-3058Location: 755 8th Street, Naples FL 34102
|Saturday, March 16th | All Day – The Pub Naples - St. Patrick’s Day Kick-Off Party|
Saturday, March 16th | All Day – The Pub Naples - St. Patrick’s Day Kick-Off PartyEnjoy live entertainment & the following drink specials: $3 Green Beer $3 Bud Light Cans $5 Guinness, Smithwick’s and Harp $5 Car Bombs & Jameson shots? $3 Jello Shots
Sunday, March 17th | All Day – St. Patrick’s DayWe’re opening at 8:00am. Enjoy live entertainment and the following drink specials: $3 Green Beer $3 Bud Light Cans $5 Guinness, Smithwick’s and Harp $5 Car Bombs & Jameson shots $3 Jello Shots
Irish Sunday! Happy St. Patrick's Day, FREEMarch 17th | 11am - 3pm- Bar Specials from 12-8:30pm, including: Corned Beef & Cabbage, Shepherd's Pie Pot Pie and Bangers & Mash
- Try the Irish Potatoe Soup on the Hot Bar
- 11am-2pm: Sample Irish themed recipes throughout the store as each department serves up dishes in celebration of St. Patty's
*100 reusable bags will go out to customers wearing GREEN, while supplies last!
Collier County Fair
Collier County Fair
The fair continues through Sunday, March 27. For more information on this year's events and activities, visit the fair's website at Collier County Fair, or call (239) 455-1444.
If you enjoy the taste of funnel cakes, like taking a spin on the tilt-a-whirl and enjoy trying your luck on midway games, then mark your calendar. The Collier County Fair returns March 14-24 to the fairgrounds.
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|MERCATO, 5TH AVENUE SOUTH/THIRD STREET SOUTH |
'Jump on Express adjusts hours, pickups after city scraps public stops'.
Two buses will take riders between Mercato, Fifth Avenue South and Third Street South free of charge. Jump On Express (JOE), the brainchild of North Naples resident Shannon Livingston, will be paid for by businesses who flash their ads on TVs inside the buses
Naples City Council decision to stop the service from picking up riders on public roads has halted ridership, said owner Shannon Livingston. Instead, they are picking up riders in private parking lots.
Already having the support of merchants in the three areas, Livingston has started a petition on Change.org in an attempt to show City Council the service has public support.
Naples Trolley Tours – Old Naples
Aboard vintage trolleys, guides relay facts and stories while cruising by landmarks; guests can hop on and off at their leisure to explore.
Like smashing a snow globe against your forehead, tours can open up a fascinating new world right before your eyes. Go beyond the surface with this Groupon.
($25 Value) for a Two-Hour Trolley Tour of Naples
Patrons hop onto vintage-style trolleys for a narrated tour of Naples’s sights and scenery. Guides keep things lively with jokes and interesting facts while the tour covers a two-hour loop. Patrons get on and off wherever they'd like to get a closer look at their favorite sights before flagging down the next trolley at any of the 23 stops on the route.
The doors of a vintage-inspired trolley fold open, inviting guests to recline in one of the padded seats for a windows-eye view of Naples.
During a two-hour sightseeing tour that skirts along the coast, the driver contributes to mental history books with interesting facts, anecdotes, and humorous stories, bringing to life the one hundred points of interest on the tour’s route.
Hop-on, hop-off access lets guests jump off as many times as they'd like at any of the 23 stops if a site strikes their fancy or if a fire hydrant starts spraying ice cream.
Patrons can then reboard when a trolley returns one hour later. The trolleys are also available for charter services, wedding parties, or office outings that want to get a look at Naples's most attractive highlights and ugliest construction zones.
Pure Naples – Old Naples NAPLES — ($35 Value) for a 90-Minute Sightseeing Cruise
Aboard the double-decker Double Sunshine, a sightseeing guide points out dolphins, manatees, and birds as they frolic in the waves and swim up to the coastline’s luxury homes to solicit tips. Sightseeing cruises depart daily every two hours between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. and at 6:30 p.m.
The father-and-son duo, Captains Lance and Harry Julian, founded Pure Naples in 2009 to introduce landlubbers to the pristine waterways that surround Naples.
No strangers to the waters, the Julians draw on five generations of maritime business and 25 years of maritime tourism experience to make their tours as fun and informative as possible. Together they introduce tourists to picturesque views of dolphins, bald eagles, and nature’s cutest cow, the manatee, with cruises, or facilitate individual exploring with Jet Ski and boat rentals.
They even take their boats out on regular deep-sea or bay fishing trips, or private charters for the serious angler.