Newsletter March 8 - 14, 2013
Bonita Springs — March 8th and March 9th, 2013 at Riverside Park in Bonita Springs ...
LaForge, leader of the Naples band Big Buck and the Biscuit Boys, said he is looking forward to the group’s first-ever appearance at the seventh annual Bonita Blues Festival.
Big Buck and the Biscuit Boys kick off the two-day blues festival at Riverside Park along Old 41 Road in Bonita Springs. The other bands playing today are Certified Band, Reba Russell Band, Southern Hospitality featuring Damon Fowler, Victor Wainwright and JP Soars, and Jimmy Thackery.
The lineup for Saturday is Cracker Blues Band, Deb and the Dynamics, The Juice, The Skyla Burrell Band, Biscuit Miller and the Mix, Lil Ronnie and the Grand Dukes and Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials.
Bands are set to play from 2 to 9:45 p.m. Friday, March 8 and 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9. Event organizers ask those attending to bring blankets and deck chairs, but no coolers or pets.
Collier County Fair
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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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.
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.