Island Events

SEP 2019

28th – National Public Lands Day, “Ding” Darling


OCT 2019

4th – World Animal Day, “Ding” Darling

19th & 20th – “Ding” Darling Days with Conservation Art Day on Oct 19 & Family Fun Day on Oct 20.

26th – 10th Annual 10K Race for FISH at The Community House.

NOV 2019

24th – Thanksgiving Celebration at The Community House, SCA

DEC 2019

1st – “Ding” Darling Museum Shopping Sunday

3rd – “Ding” Darling 75th Anniversary Holiday Happy Hour Shopping

6th – Sanibel Luminary

7th – Captiva Luminary

10th – BIG ARTS Community Chorus Holiday Concert at the Sanibel Community Church, BIG ARTS

JAN 2020

9th-12th – “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society Hosts Everglades Coalition at South Seas Resort

FEB 2020

1st – BIG ARTS Performing Arts Series, “The Great Dubois”, 7:30 p.m.

6th – BIG ARTS Performing Arts Series, “Ensemble 4.1”, 7:30 p.m.

7th – BIG ARTS Performing Arts Series, “Asleep at The Wheel”, 8 p.m.

9th – BIG ARTS Performing Arts Series, “Jeffrey Chappell”, 3:30 p.m.

12th – 75th Anniversary “Go Wild for “Ding” Event

13th – BIG ARTS Performing Arts Series, “Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver”, 8 p.m.

15th – BIG ARTS Performing Arts Series, “Junction Trio”, 7:30 p.m.

16th – BIG ARTS Performing Arts Series, “Rachel Barton Pine with Matthew Hagel”, 3:30 p.m.

21st – BIG ARTS Performing Arts Series, “Catapult”, 7:30 p.m.

23rd – BIG ARTS Performing Arts Series, “Frisson Sextet”, 3:30 p.m.

27th – BIG ARTS Performing Arts Series, “Tesla Quartet with Oboe”, 7:30 p.m.

28th – BIG ARTS Performing Arts Series, “Shelea”, 8 p.m.

MAR 2020

5, 6, & 7th – 83rd Annual Sanibel Shell Festival at The Community House.

5th – BIG ARTS Performing Arts Series, “Georgia on My Mind: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles”, 8 p.m.

10th – 75th Anniversary Trashion Fashion Show, “Ding” Darling Wildlife Refuge

11th – BIG ARTS Performing Arts Series, “Winston Churchill, The Blitz, 7:30 p.m.

14th – BIG ARTS Performing Arts Series, “Veronica Swift”, 8 p.m.

20h – BIG ARTS Performing Arts Series, “’til Death Do Us Part: Late Nite Catechism 3”, 7:30 p.m.

APR 2020

1st & 2nd – BIG ARTS Community Chorus Spring Concerts, BIG ARTS

3rd – BIG ARTS Performing Arts Series, “Mike Super”, Master of Magic, 7:30 p.m.

May 2020

15th – Endangered Species Day at “Ding” Darling Wildlife Refuge

22nd – 75th Anniversary “Ding” Darling & Doc Ford’s Tarpon Tournament, “Ding” Darling Wildlife Refuge

DEC 2020

1st – Official Ding Darling 75th Anniversary Celebration



big arts logoBIG ARTS = Barrier Island Group for the Arts,


CHR = Sanibel Community Housing Resources,


CROW   =  Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife,

Ding Darling Society logo

“Ding” Darling = J.N. “Ding” Darling Wildlife Refuge,


FISH  = “Friends in Service Here” of Sanibel,

Lsanibel-library-logoIBRARY = Sanibel Library,

Museum Logo

MUSEUM = Sanibel Historical Museum & Village

Community House logo

SCA = Sanibel Community Association at Sanibel Community House,

SCCF logo

SCCF = Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation,

bailey-mathews shell museum sign

SHELL = The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum,

6 thoughts on “Island Events

  1. Pingback: On Sanibel Island Luminary Night 2013 | SanibelSusan's Blog

  2. Could you add:
    Arts & Crafts Fair at the Center 4 Life (Library Way, off Palm Ridge) on Saturday, Feb. 7, from 9 a.m. To 2 p.m.

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