Happenings in Southwest Florida

Winter season brings loads of entertainment to the area with art shows, festivals, concerts and more. Here’s a preview of what’s coming in the next few months.


Country star Luke Bryan on Jan. 25 (Germain Arena)

Legendary country outlaw Willie Nelson on Jan. 31 (Germain Arena)

Rebel rocker Kid Rock on Feb. 18 (Germain Arena)

Pop singer Sheryl Crow on Feb. 17 (The Philharmonic in Naples)

Jazz bassist/singer Esperanza Spalding on April 17 (The Philharmonic in Naples)

Rocker Pat Benatar on March 26 (Barbara Mann Hall)

Live Nation-organized Sunshine Blues Festival on Jan. 18 (Centennial Park in downtown Fort Myers)

Caloosahatchee Celtic Festival on Jan. 26 (Centennial Park in downtown Fort Myers)


“I Am My Own Wife” from Jan. 18 through Feb. 3 (Gulfshore Playhouse)

“Spamalot” from Jan. 11 through Feb.16 (BIG Arts Strauss Theater)

“Next to Normal” from March 7 through March 17 (TheatreZone)

“The Fantasticks” from March 20 through April 28 (Florida Repertory Theatre)

“Billy Elliott” from Feb. 19 through Feb. 24 (The Philharmonic in Naples)

“Les Miserables” from March 12 through 17 (Barbara Mann Hall)



Art Festivals

Estero Fine Art Show on Jan. 5 and Jan. 6 (Miromar Outlet Mall)

Naples New Year’s Art Fair on Jan. 5 and Jan. 6 (downtown Naples)

Bonita Springs National Art Festivals on Jan. 12 and Jan. 13 (The Promenade in Bonita Springs)

Cape Coral Festival of the Arts on Jan. 12 and Jan. 13 (Cape Coral)

The Naples Invitational Art Fest on Jan. 26 and Jan. 27 (Fleischmann Park)

ArtFest Fort Myers on Feb. 2 and Feb. 3 (downtown Fort Myers)

Coconut Point Art Fest on Feb. 9 and Feb. 10 (Coconut Point mall)

The Naples National Art Festival on Feb. 23 and Feb. 24 *downtown Naples)

The Mercato Fine Arts Festival at The Mercato shopping center on March 2 and March 3

Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts in downtown Naples on March 23 and March 24

Other Festivals

The Edison Festival of Light; Edison Jr. Parade on Feb. 10, The Edison Festival of Light Grand Parade on Feb. 16

Fort Myers Film Festival from March 21 through March 24 (independent and short films)

Southwest Florida Reading Festival on March 16

The Arts Naples World Festival from May 11 through 18 (celebrates Latin American culture with art shows, movies, concerts, live theater and other events throughout Naples)

The Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest on Feb. 22 and Feb. 23

The Naples Winter Wine Festival on Jan. 26


“Symphonie Fantastique” on Jan. 26 and Jan. 28 (Southwest Florida Symphony)

Nathan Gunn on Feb. 8 (Opera Naples)

“Carmina Burana” from March 14 through 16 (The Philharmonic in Naples)

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