Naples is bustling this time of year and this Easter weekend has a lot of activities to offer. The weather will cooperate as temperatures will be in the mid 80's. Naples beaches and waterways will be filled will locals and visitors alike.
Tonight all eyes will be on the FGCU vs Florida basketball game. Florida Gulf Coast University fans basked in the glow of national media attention this morning as The Today Show came to campus. Today Show correspondent Kerry Sanders stood surrounded by hundreds of FGCU students, decked out in blue and green, as he did a live report in front of Alico Arena. The Florida Gulf Coast men's basketball team is the first 15-seeded team to advance to the Sweet Sixteen. Locals have enjoyed the teams success and the national media attention has made it hard for anyone not to know where FGCU is located. Good Luck FGCU!
If you prefer wine over basketball, Friday and Saturday, the Wine & Jazz Festival will take place in the heart of beautiful Naples, Florida at Cambier Park. The two-day event is a celebration of wine, food, music and friends, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting a local charity (TBA). Festival guests will enjoy interacting with wine makers and brand experts, expanding their wine knowledge and discovering the blends that best suit their taste. To complement the wine, up to eight choice Naples restaurants will be on site selling their gourmet specialties. Live jazz musicians will provide entertainment during the event. Beer lovers will enjoy several interactive and educational presentations by Suzanne Wolcott, a beer sommelier with Goose Island Beer Company.
Other weekend events include mutliple Easter egg hunts at local parks and churches, sunrise service at the beautiful Naples Pier at 7 a.m. , 25 12th Ave. S., Naples and 7 a.m. sunrise service at Clam Pass beach at Seagate and Crayton Road, Naples, with trams available to transport participants to the beach starting at 6:15 a.m.
Get out and enjoy all that Naples has to offer.