Neighbors from Port Royal to Park Shore will have other options to spend their beautifully sunny days other than the beach, boat, or golf course. 5th Avenue South in downtown Old Naples will be hosting several events during the month of January 2013. The utilization of 5th Avenue South for these types of events throughout the year is one of the reasons Naples, Florida is such a special and unique place to live. It is a great opportunity to experience a "small town USA" atmosphere. Friends and neighbors having fun in the breezes sweeping off the Gulf of Mexico as the sun shines and the palm trees sway makes Naples a great place to Live Exceptionally.
The following is a list of events hosted by the Naples Daily News:
Downtown Naples New Year’s Art Fair
Fifth Avenue South is pleased to host the Downtown Naples New Year’s Art Fair on Saturday, January 5 and Sunday, January 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The fair will take place on Fifth Avenue South from Third Street to Ninth Street South and on Park Street from Fifth Avenue South to Sixth Avenue South. Businesses along Fifth Avenue South will hold sidewalk sales in conjunction with the annual New Year’s Art Fair. Fifth Avenue South will be closed to traffic for this event. For more information, please call 239.580.7999.
Evening on Fifth
Fifth Avenue South will host Evening on Fifth on Thursday, January 10 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Evening on Fifth will feature an array of live musical performances throughout the sidewalk areas of Fifth Avenue South. The night will also include fabulous dining, and the opportunity to explore the distinct boutiques, shops, and galleries that span from Ninth Street to Third Street. Whether you want to relax with friends at dinner or dessert, or dance with your favorite entertainers, you won’t want to miss this event. For more information, please call 239.692.8436.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade
Fifth Avenue South will host Naples’ annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade on Monday, January 21. The parade will start at 11:00 a.m. and will follow the traditional parade route beginning at Broad Avenue South and Third Street South before making its way to Fifth Avenue South. The parade will end with a celebration at Cambier Park on Eighth Street South. The celebration in Cambier Park will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, please call 239.537.1153
Chalk Art on Fifth
Fifth Avenue South is the location for Chalk Art 2013 on Saturday, January 26 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. In conjunction with Chalk Art, participating businesses along Fifth Avenue South and side streets will hold sidewalk sales. Sponsored by The Pelican Bay Rotary Club, Chalk Art 2013 is a "Street Painting Extravaganza," where artists, including children, students, and professionals, use only chalk to create original art in the individual spaces. Join over 5,000 spectators and watch as Fifth Avenue South is transformed into a huge, color-splashed canvas. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from merchants on Fifth Avenue South. Fifth Avenue South will be blocked from traffic for this event.