Calendar of Events

Five Fabulous  Weekends of HOLIDAY FUN

Each event weekend on this popular southwest Florida barrier island will be a themed, fun-filled extravaganza of sight and sound, set against the backdrop of the shimmering Gulf of Mexico and breathtaking sunsets.  Visitors to Captiva Island during Captiva Holiday Village weekends enjoy an amazing line-up of street dancers and fireworks, Jam concerts, a lighted boat parade, a decorated golf cart parade, and the “Marching Mullet Band Parade”.

Tween Waters Inn Tree Lighting and Fireworks

November 27th

Kick off the holiday season with the brilliant sights and sounds of the annual tree lighting and fireworks show at ‘Tween Waters Inn. The event begins at sunset and includes music, the lightening of the tree overlooking the Gulf of Mexico and a colorful fireworks display.

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 Sunset Arias November 28th and December 4th

 A magical evening hosted by ‘Tween Waters Inn. Bring a blanket and some wine as you sit back and enjoy beautiful operatic voices while the sun dips into the Gulf of Mexico.

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South Seas Tree Lighting Saturday, November 28th

Captiva Luminary December 5th

For more than two decades island businesses, organizations, residents, and tourists have gathered for one of Captiva’s most treasured annual events, the Luminary Festival. Captiva sparkles with illuminated candles from end to end as we mark the launch of the holiday season.

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South Seas Holiday Stroll

December 11th & 12th, 18th & 19th, 25th & 26th

Families are invited to visit South Seas Island Resort for a breathtaking display of holiday lights and family activities during Holliday Stroll. Children will enjoy making gingerbread, creating ornaments, eating smores and visiting with Santa. The resort is usually closed to the public, but during Holiday Stroll the gate is open for all to enjoy and share in the Holiday cheer.

  South Seas Holiday Stroll


Captiva Cruises Lighted Boat Parade

December 12th

More than 30 boats parade down Roosevelt Channel for this spectacular event. Visitors can choose to cruise in the parade with special passenger tickets or watch the parade from McCarthy’s Marina, ‘Tween Waters Inn, Jensen’s Marina or the Green Flash. To register for the parade click here.


Decorated Golf Cart Parade

December 19th


Golf Cart Parade 2010

In its 6th season, the Golf Cart Parade has become an island holiday tradition. Nearly 50 decorated golf carts roll down Captiva Drive with “over the top” displays of holiday spirit.

To register for the parade click here.

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Sign up and come to our Marching Mullet Band Parade >>