CityFest celebration hits town last week of October


Naples CityFest is just two weeks away and many local businesses have already started preparing. The annual celebration connects the Naples and Waterfront areas in celebration of the city’s diverse traditions and newly established activities. Social and cultural uniqueness is one of the main focuses of the event, as well as encouraging those who attend to shop locally.


Signature events include the Annual Stone Crab Festival in Tin City from Oct. 24-26. The two-day Stone Crab Festival was created by the Old Naples Waterfront Association (ONWA), which participates in a variety of historical, civic and cultural outreaches throughout coastal Collier County. The Annual Festival occurs each October and includes a vast number of activities and local specials for children and families in the Naples area. For a full schedule, click here:


Other annual events included in CityFest are the Palette to Palate in Crayton Cove on Oct. 28 and the grand finale: the Halloween Spooktacular on 5th Avenue South on Oct. 31. The Palette to Palate invites guests to enjoy a glass of wine, restaurant specials and a walking tour of the local galleries and artists who keep Naples beautiful.


More information about this event can be found here:


On the final day of CityFest, locals can celebrate with their friends and children in a ghoulish fashion. Saturday, October 31 from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. brings many activities on 5thavenue including children’s and adult costume contests, live music, and a number of advertised “spooky” activities.


From 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., a street dance and a giant movie screen featuring fun and classic horror cartoons and movies will take place. In conjunction with Halloween Spooktacular on 5th, the Naples Art Association will also present Night at the Museum Haunted House at The von Liebig Center that evening. .


Registration for all costume contests can be made online at starting on September 21 or on-site the day of the event. For more information, call 239.692.8436.