Can you believe it’s Memorial Day Weekend already? Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. [source:]

While it is a holiday to honor our military, it has also become a holiday to enjoy family time and celebrate the freedoms that we have in the United States. There are plenty of events planned in and around Naples. Enjoy some family time and thank a veteran if you see one. Here are just a few suggestions for Memorial Day Weekend.

Friday, May 25th, 2018


Happy Hour in Paradise

  • Hosted by Sale E Pepe and Marco Beach Ocean Resort
  • 480 South Collier Boulevard, Marco Island
  • 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Details here:

Sidewalk Sale

  • Location: Miromar Outlets
  • 10801 Corkscrew Road, Estero
  • 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Details here:

An Evening of Great Music

  • Hosted by The Wine Loft of Naples
  • 9118 Strada Place, Naples
  • 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
  • Details here:

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Saturday, May 26th


Comedian Taylor Williamson

  • Location: Off the Hook Comedy Club
  • 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road
  • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Details here:

Veterans Cruise for Free

  • Location: PURE Florida
  • 1200 Fifth Avenue South
  • Check website for dates and times
  • Reservations are required
  • Details here:

Students of Naples Philharmonic Musicians

  • Location: The Artis – Daniels Pavilion
  • 5833 Pelican Bay Boulevard
  • Performances at 2:00 pm and 3:30 pm
  • Details here:

Monday, May 28th


Memorial Day Ceremony

  • Veteran’s Community Park, Marco Island
  • Ceremony is 11:00 am – noon
  • Bring your lawn chairs

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To all veterans and families of veterans, I thank you for your service and sacrifice. Have a great Memorial Day Weekend.