Things to Do This Weekend in Naples FL (Oct. 12-14)

There are some incredible things to do in Naples this weekend from A Lotta Crab Fest to the Halloween Express train ride in Fort Myers.
Can’t deal with all this hot weather? There are a ton of great things to do indoors in Naples this weekend, but don’t worry—we’ve whittled the list down to our 4 recommendations.

Our favorite things to do this weekend in Naples, FL:

Rocky Horror Picture Show Outdoor Movie

Guaranteed to thrill you, chill you and fulfill you, the Rocky Horror Picture Show returns to the Alliance on October 13th! Hike up your fishnets and unleash your inner Sweet Transvestite as the mother of all cult classics hits the big screen replete with audience participation and local shadow cast The Forbidden Triffids pantomiming the film. For more information on this event, click here.

A Lotta Crab Fest

Join us at “A Lotta Crab Fest” only at the Boathouse on Naples Bay! From Oct 1st through the 21st enjoy our meaty Alaskan King Crab, succulent jumbo Snow Crab, sweet Dungeness Crab, award-winning Colossal Crab Cakes, Crab Au Gratin, and Sweet Corn and Crab Chowder.
You can’t find all these crab varieties in one restaurant anywhere in Naples! Our premium crab is flown in fresh daily from our personally selected fishermen in the clear, cold waters of Alaska and Canada as well as Crab from the deep blue Pacific to bring you the best there is to offer. Did we mention you’ll be enjoying this while gazing over the glistening water of the gorgeous Naples Bay and likely taking in a spectacular sunset? This is why we live here! For more information on this event, click here.

Halloween Express

October 12th – October 31st the Train Village route comes alive with holiday decorations and lighting for our nighttime rides! Our volunteers spend hundreds of hours decorating the entire route with tens of thousands of lights and decorations, including our famous “Dancing Lights” synchronized to music, creating a truly spectacular display unique in Southwest Florida. Great for all ages. Prices: $6.00 for anyone 6 years and older; Children 1-5 are $2.00. Children under 1 and pregnant moms are not allowed to ride. For more information on this event, click here.

Kids Cruise Free with Pure Florida

Pure Florida’s Naples location at Tin City Waterside Shops, 1200 Fifth Ave. S., is offering children a free ride on the M/V Double Sunshine for a Sightseeing Cruise every Saturday at 10 a.m. when accompanied by a paying adult. Children can participate in the “Kids Cruise Free” program year-round. The 1.5 hour children’s cruise provides an entertaining environment for children to learn about the Southwest Florida environment. Reservations are required. For more information or to book your ticket, call 239-693-4949 or visit

Coming Soon: Boo at the Zoo

Naples Zoo is excited to invite all kids in costume to Boo at the Zoo with FREE admission! Boo at the Zoo will be three days of tricks-or-treats, Friday, October 19, Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21. Best of all, all kids in costume will receive FREE admission for all three days!
This family event will start at 10 am daily and end at 3pm daily. Activities include trick-or-treating, education stations, a game garden, and a costume contest with prizes each day! For more information on this event, click here.

Other Fun Things in Naples

Are you going to Naples for the weekend? If so, there are some things that you can do to enjoy your time in Naples on the weekend. Below are four things that you can do when you only have a few days.

Go to Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park

Florida has a lot of beaches that you can go and visit, but their state parks are just as beautiful. This state park is one that a lot of people love, both locals and visitors. It has gorgeous views of the gulf, beautiful reefs for snorkeling, and pristine sandy beaches. Anglers and boaters have areas designated for them and there’s somewhere you can buy beverages, food and rentals for water activities. There are hiking trails where you can see native birds and wildflowers, or you can walk on the beach and collect shells.

Go to the Zoo

A nice thing to do with your family is to go to the Naples Zoo. You’re going to see over 70 animal species. You’ll also see beautiful tropical gardens dating all the way back to 1919. That’s when Dr. Nehrling, a botanist, planted the gardens. You can also go on a catamaran so that you can view primates on the islands in the man-made lake. You can also see two-toed sloths, ocelots and hedgehogs during the mammal programs of the zoo. It’s even possible to feed giraffes with your hands. You can also explore the mangroves and gardens.

Go to The Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples

This is a great place to allow a child’s imagination to go wild. They’ll be allowed to create structures in the exhibit called Build It or they can create art in the museum’s Art Studio, where they can learn about art through creating it. There’s also an exhibit about the Everglades, about farming, and a lot more. No matter what age your child is, there’s going to be a lot of things that they can do here.

Go Shopping

Fifth Avenue is known by many in New York. But Naples has their very own shopper’s dream in Fifth Avenue South. This is where you can find a lot of shopping, entertainment and dining areas. There are many diverse selections of foods that you can choose from, along with many options for shopping. You can find housewares, jewelry, clothing and shoe stores. There’s also close to 10 art galleries along the street, as well as a theater and playhouse.
These are four things that you can do to have fun in Naples. There are many ways that you can spend your weekend in Naples – these are just a few of them.

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