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Bridgewater Inn hopes that the Events Calendar below will be a valuable resource in planning your activities in Matlacha and Pine Island, whether you are a visitor or a local resident.

Looking for something to do after a great day of fishing? Need a quick idea for something to do with the kids? We've got just what you're looking for with everything from events and festivals to arts and live entertainment happening throughout the year and attracting thousands of people annually to our area.

Please note that all dates, times and locations are subject to change and that some events require tickets or may charge fees for attendance. Check with event organizers for the most up-to-date information.


Events Calendar
Taste of Pine Island Festival
Date: January
Location: Matlacha, FL

This is a two day, family event with Live Music, Arts and Crafts and Island Information, as well as some of Pine Island’s best food and entertainment. Food vendors offer portion sizes, so attendees can try lots of different things for a true “Taste of Pine Island” adventure. In addition to the Taste, don't miss the annual “Chowder Cook-off Contest” and popular "Fish Drop".

www.pineislandnews.com/Kiwanis/ for updates.

Southwest Florida Mullet Toss Championship
Date: February
Location: Matlacha, FL

Join in the fun and try for a new world record. Fun for everyone!

Visit Matlacha Mariners for details.

Calusa Land Trust “Rubber Duck Race”
Date: March
Location: Saint James City, FL

3000 rubber ducks, music, games, raffles, and auctions...what could be more fun?

Watch calusalandtrust.org for updates.

Southwest Florida Seafood Festival & Car Show
Date: April
Location: Matlacha, FL

A day of fresh seafood, awsome cars and live music

Visit matlachamariners.org for details.

MangoMania Tropical Fruit Festival
Date: July 19 & 20, 2014
Time: All day
Location: Matlacha, FL

Mango Mania is a summer festival and celebration of Pine Island's Mangoes and other tropical fruits. Festive, informal and incredibly fun for all ages! Food/recipe contests, games for kids of all ages, music and lots more.

Details on this year's event are at mangomaniafl.net.

Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival
Date: November
Location: Matlacha, FL

Join canoeists, kayakers and eco-tourists for this signature events on the Blueway.

Visit calusabluewaypaddlingfestival.com.

Southwest Florida Blues Festival
Date: November
Location: Cape Coral, FL

A truly unique blues music experience, featuring some of the best local, regional, national and international acts available.

Watch swfbf.com for details TBA.

Pine Island Holiday Boat Parade
Date: December
Time: After dark
Location: St. James City, FL

Boats of all sizes, decorated in their holiday finery.

Visit pibc.info.