Marco Island is the perfect place to wind down after a busy holiday season. The minimal crowds and pristine untouched nature of the island make it a perfect spot for a laid-back new year vacation that is family friendly.
Below are four Marco Island events you can enjoy this January to keep the holiday spirit going. From regular, weekly events to annual celebrations, these events have become island staples for residents and visitors alike – and all are a short walk or drive from our Marco Island vacation rentals.
The Marco Island Farmer’s Market
Location: Veterans Community Park, 901 Park Ave., Marco Island, FL
These days, no small Florida city is complete without a great farmer’s market, and Marco Island is no exception. The Marco Island Farmer’s Market includes about 120 different vendors any given week. Some highlights include:
This is only a small selection of what the market has to offer – not to mention the numerous tastings and samples you’ll enjoy as you meander through the stalls.
The Marco Island Farmer’s Market is open Wednesdays from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in January and is expected to run to April 2018.
“Island Rocks” Concert Series
Location: Veterans’ Community Park, 901 Park Ave., Marco Island, FL
Veterans’ Community Park is a hub of activity on Marco Island for both visitors and locals. Not only is it home to the weekly farmer’s market, but it is the site of the “Island Rocks” concert series, showcasing local and touring talent of many genres and styles.
The concert series begins January 13 with a double bill. Sarah Hadeka, a Naples-based singer-songwriter and classical pianist, will begin the show at around 4:30 p.m. some soulful tunes. The show will also feature a group of musicians on the opposite end of the spectrum. Starting at 8 p.m., Chain Reaction, a Styx and Journey cover band, will bring to the stage a slew of ‘80s sing-a-long jams.
The event is free, and snacks and drinks will be available for guests at the park. Additional shows in the concert series will be announced at a later date.
The Left Bank Art Festival
Location: 740 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island, Florida
Marco Island’s non-profit Foundation for the Arts is hosting a fascinating local art gathering at The Esplanade, a small village of residences and shops, on January 14.
The art festival will begin at 10 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. The artists are hand-picked by the group for each showcase event, which typically occurs about four times a year. Some of the art to view and purchase includes sculptures, large canvas paintings, and handmade crafts.
Chalk Art 2018
Location: 1010 Winterberry Dr., Marco Island, FL
Like a paintbrush or a pencil, chalk can be used to beautiful art, too. The annual outdoor Chalk Art event, put on by The Marco Island Center for the Arts and a group of innovative and fascinating local artists, features some of the best works of chalk art in the United States and is a must-see event this January 27th.
Come by the Marco Island Center for the Arts and see chalk art in a way you have never seen it before. This event is for all ages and guests are welcomed to “chalk it up” with the artists during their visit.
The event runs from 3 to 5 pm on January 27th. It is free for all guests. Call the center at (239)-394-4221 for further details about this annual family-friendly Marco Island event and many others throughout the year. Who knew chalk could be so artistic?
Plenty to Enjoy This January on Marco Island
With so many community-oriented Marco Island events, you’ll feel at right home while on vacation. Take the first step toward a great vacation in 2018, and check out our exclusive Marco Island vacation rentals online or contact us at (239)-394-0514 to speak with our team.