What’s happening this #WeekendInSWFL?
OCT. 19-22, 2017
Celebrate Halloween with the animals at the Naples Zoo during Boo at the Zoo, a family-friendly, weekend-long event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday through Sunday. There will be trick or treating, games with prizes, education stations, animals “carving” pumpkins, a daily costume contest and more. Reduced-price tickets and full details, including costume restrictions, are available online.
This isn’t your grandma’s bingo game. The Collier Comes Together Hurricane Relief Fund hosts Cosmic BinGlo on Thursday from 5:30-9 p.m. at Mercato. Ten games will be played, with a minimum prize value of $100 per game, including gift cards to Mercato retailers, a four-course dinner at Bravo! and a stay at LaPlaya Beach Resort. The evening also includes live music, an outdoor bar serving drinks and bites, and a recovery supply drive—bring non-perishable foods, baby items, clothing and linens. All proceeds benefit hurricane recovery efforts at the Community Foundation and United Way of Collier County.
The Shelter’s Next Generation Committee hosts its annual Purple Party on Thursday from 6:30-9 p.m. at Cavo Lounge. Don your purple and a mask (it’s a masquerade!) for DJ entertainment, prizes and a drawing to win a trip to Jamaica. Tickets (available online) are $65 per person and include a drink ticket and hors d’oeuvres.
The Naples North Rotary Club Foundation hosts an evening Sunset & Suds 5K on Friday beginning at 6 p.m. at The Turtle Club restaurant on Vanderbilt Beach. Following the run, stay for paella and craft beer. Registration (available online) is $30 in advance; $40 on the day of; $15 for non-runners.
Mercato becomes a beer lover’s paradise during the Brew-Ha-Ha Craft Beer Festival on Saturday from 5-8 p.m. Several Florida breweries will offer unlimited samplings of more than 60 craft brews. Balance out your beer intake with food, live music, lawn games, power hours and stein-holding contests to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida. Tickets (available online) are $35 in advance or $65 for VIP.
Attending these or any other events in Naples or Southwest Florida this weekend? Tag your posts on social media with #WeekendInSWFL.