Right now is such a beautiful time of year on Sanibel Island! Visitors and residents alike can enjoy the gorgeous weather and a wide variety of events on Sanibel over the next few weeks. Take a look at this list and start planning your calendar!

March 2018 Sanibel Island Events:

3/1 through 3/3 – 81st Annual Shell Festival – Seashell lovers from across the country flock to this unique Sanibel event. Attendees can enjoy live shell tanks, view intricate shell crafts and purchase shell artwork. Held at the Sanibel Community House, this is one of the most popular annual events on the island.

3/4 – 5th Annual Go F.I.S.H. Celebration – This year the F.I.S.H. annual auction will be hosted at the beautiful Sanctuary Golf Club. Proceeds from the event will fund “neighbors helping neighbors” F.I.S.H. initiatives throughout the upcoming year.

3/7 – Audubon Society Speaker – To celebrate 50 years of CROW, Julie Wraithmell, Interim Executive Director of the Florida Audubon Society, will speak about coastal bird conservation. This event will be held at the Sanibel Community House, and light refreshments will be served.

3/10 – Zonta Club’s Tour of Homes – The Zonta Club of Sanibel and Captiva has organized a fun-filled peek at some of the island’s most unique and beautiful homes. Tour buses will depart every 30 minutes from the Sanibel Community Church from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

3/11 – Octifest on the Beach – Celebrating the love of the ocean and its creatures, Sanibel Sea School’s Octifest is one event not to miss! Join in the fun on Causeway Island A to support Sanibel Sea School’s mission of improving ocean quality.

3/16 and 3/17 – Lions Club Annual Arts and Crafts Fair – The Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club is hosting its annual arts and crafts fair at the Sanibel Community House. Stop by for a chance to view and purchase a wide variety of artwork from local artists.

3/20 – Historical Village Twilight Talk – The third in the series, this month’s Historical Village Twilight Talk will highlight “Sanibel Restaurants of Yesteryear.”

3/23 – CROW’s Southern Comfort on Sanibel – Enjoy dinner, dancing and live music by the LCEC “Killa-Watts” at this fun-filled live auction event. Raffle prizes for unique once in a lifetime experiences will be offered at this exclusive CROW fundraising event.

3/24 – The Launch – This “flip flop casual” annual fundraiser by Sanibel and Captiva Coastal Keepers celebrates the past, present and future of the area’s coastal heritage. Attendees can enjoy a fun-filled evening of dinner, auction items and entertainment.

3/31 – Beer in the Bushes – This annual fundraiser is always a hit, with craft beer tasting and delicious food trucks lining the grounds of the expansive SCCF nature center. All proceeds from the event benefit the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation.

An entire list of March events on Sanibel and Captiva is available at the Sanibel Island Chamber of Commerce.