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9 Things to Do Around Sanibel and Captiva Islands This Month

May 09, 2018 07:35AM ● By Kevin
Sanibel and Captiva Islands and the surrounding area have plenty of exciting things going on, but it can be tough finding out about them.

We've compiled 9 things that are happening throughout May 2018, that could be fun to do. Check out our list below, and if you'd like your event featured in a future Editor's Picks Events article, add it to our calendar!

Islands Night - start May 09 2018 0700PM

Islands' Night - May 9, 2018 7:00PM

Islands’ Night is proud to host Erick Lindblad as he throws the first pitch for the Fort Myer’s Miracle at Centurylink Stadium on Wednesday, May 9th at 7 PM. Coaches Team, organizers of I... Read More »

Birdwatching - start Feb 01 2018 0900AM

Birdwatching - May 10, 2018 9:00AM

Each Thursday morning, we offer a walking tour to discover the birds of Sanibel Island's East End. During the walk we discuss basic bird biology and behaviors, as well as learn how to ide... Read More »


Professional French Baker Andre Grateso of Aux Delices French Pastry - start May 10 2018 1000AM

Professional French Baker, Andre Grateso of Aux Delices French Pastry - May 10, 2018, 10 AM

Florida Weekly cuisine columnist, Karen Feldman, says, "Andre Gratesol is a French pastry chef's pastry chef whose ethereal pastries and hearty breads can transport those who taste them ... Read More » 


Past Tarpon Tournament winning captains sporting their coral tarpon jackets From left to right Matt Mitchell Chasin Poon 2016 John Landry Doc Fords and SportFisha 2012  2015 Mark Sparrow YAM 2017 John McDaniel Boomer Sooners 2014 and Rhett Dixon Team Teaser 2013

7th Annual "Ding" Darling & Doc Ford's Tarpon Tournament - May 11, 2018, 10 AM

To celebrate the history of the first documented tarpon caught on a rod-and-reel in “Ding” Darling’s Tarpon Bay in 1885, Doc Ford’s and the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the ... Read More » 


Lovers Key Turtle Trot and Family Fun Day - start May 12 2018 0700AM

Lovers Key Turtle Trot and Family Fun Day - May 12, 2018, 7 AM

7am: Registration and packet pickup8am: Race begins The Friends of Lovers Key will be hosting the 13th Annual Lovers Key Turtle Trot and Family Fun Day. This unique trail course, sanctio... Read More » 


Sanibel Island Farmers Market - start Oct 01 2017 0800AM

Sanibel Island Farmer's Market - Sundays at 8:00AM

The Sanibel Island Farmers Market was established in 2008. It is a favorite outdoor activity for islanders and visitors from October – MAY. Along with local produce, vendors sell breads... Read More » 

Mothers Day at Sundial Beach Resort  Spa - start May 13 2018 1000AM

Mother's Day at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa - May 13, 2018, 10 AM

Give Mom the Brunch she deserves at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa. Enjoy a bountiful buffet with live entertainment, flowers for the ladies and breathtaking Gulf views. Buffet highlig... Read More » 


Healthy Asian Demonstration by Chef Jarred  healthy Asian cooking techniques - start May 15 2018 0400PM

Healthy Asian: Demonstration by Chef Jarred healthy Asian cooking techniques - May 15, 2018, 4 PM

*Demonstration to include: Shrimp and Vegetable Summer Rolls and Spicy Peanut Sauce. Simple Pho Noodle Soup and Roasted Bananas and Coconut and Honey Custard. $25 per person Must regist... Read More » 


Simply Vegetarian Hands on cooking class taught by Chef Jarred  - start May 15 2018 1000AM

Simply Vegetarian: Hands on cooking class taught by Chef Jarred - May 15, 2018, 10 AM

Vegetarian and vegan recipes, Quick, easy and deliciousDairy and gluten free. *Menu to include: Vegetable Spaghetti with Sweet Potato Pumpkin and Peanut Stew topped with Coconut Bacon.... Read More »