Island Events

JUN 2019

to Aug 3 – Free summer programs at J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge with no pre-registration necessary. More info at

  • “Readings in the Refuge” – Wednesdays at 10 a.m. at Visitor & Education Center classroom. 45-minute reading & craft session.
  • “Indigo Trail Walk”, Thursdays at 10 a.m. 1-hour tour to the Wildlife Education Boardwalk, meet at flagpole in front of the Visitor & Education Center.
  • “Family Beach Walk” – Fridays at 9 a.m. 1-hour program begins at Gulfside Park.
  • “Wildlife Wonders” – Saturdays at 11 a.m. 30-minute indoor program in the Visitor & Education Center auditorium.

27th – Pop-up Art Studio on Wildlife Drive, “Ding” Darling Wildlife Refuge

28th – Art Journal Walk, “Ding” Darling Wildlife Refuge

JUL 2019

6th – Rib Night Community Social 6 to 8 p.m. at The Community House, SCA

29th to Aug 2 – Kids Cooking Camp With Chef Jarred, “Culinary Fundamentals”, 9 a.m. to noon with lunch included, SCA

AUG 2019

5th to 9th – Kids Cooking Camp With Chef Jarred, “International Cuisine”, 9 a.m. to noon with lunch included, SCA

14th – Greek Night Community Social 6 to 8 p.m. at The Community House, SCA

OCT 2019

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 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

FEB 2020

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

MAR 2020

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

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

APR 2020

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

May 2020

22nd – 75 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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