Summer, though out of the busy season, is an exciting time on Sanibel Island, with sun, fun and events for everyone to enjoy. Take a look at some of these great summer 2018 events on Sanibel and Captiva.

Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program for Kids – All Summer Long

Join us for another summer of fun-filled reading and exciting activities at your library! Kids who have completed Kindergarten and up will enjoy a variety of programs including puppet and magic shows, juggling, crafts and much more! All events are free, but tickets or advanced registration is required, depending on location. For more information, visit your library, check out or call 239-479-INFO (4636)

Family Beach Walk Program – Friday at 9:00AM All Summer Long

Come join guided exploration of the refuge’s Perry Tract. Learn about this vital beach ecosystem. Don’t forget to bring your shell bag, a water bottle, sunscreen and bug spray! More information can be found here.

Wildlife Wonders Program – Saturday at 11:00AM All Summer Long

What makes a bird a bird? Why is a manatee a sea cow? Is it a crocodile or alligator? Find the answers to these questions and more as you join a refuge staff member in learning about the refuge’s unique ecosystem. Program located in the Visitor & Education Center. Subject will change weekly, depending on the presenter. Click here for more information!

July 4th – Annual Parade & Fireworks

The 4thof July is bustling with energy on Sanibel Island. Enjoy the parade starting at 9:30am at Tarpon Bay Road and end the day with Fireworks beginning at 9:00pm, rain or shine, sponsored by the City of Sanibel. For more information, click here.

July 4th – Sanibel Road Rally – Timber’s Restaurant at 12:00PM

Sanibel’s longest-running 4th of July event celebrates 38 years of fun for teams and families as they puzzle out the clues while following a prescribed driving course around the Island. Sponsored by the Sanibel Captiva Optimist Club, prizes will be awarded for time, mileage and for the most correct answers to the quiz about things seen along the route.  A “50/50” raffle will also be available. Fun for everyone – click here for more information!

July 4th – Fireworks Cruise – 7:30pm to 10:00pm.

Enjoy the Sanibel Island fireworks from the water on our Fireworks Cruise! Complimentary soft drinks, bottle water and snacks! Feel free to B.Y.O.B! For more information, click here.

You can find a full list of summer events on the Sanibel Chamber of Commerce Website here.