2022 Sanibel Island Events

DATE: January 28, 2022

There is always something fun happening on Sanibel Island but each year there are a few special events we always look forward to. Mark your calendars now so you don’t miss these much-anticipated 2022 Sanibel Island events!

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85th Annual Sanibel Shell Show & Festival

March 3 – 5, 2022

The world’s longest-running shell festival returns for its 85th year. This much-loved annual event showcases both scientific and artistic shell exhibitions. See rare finds, peruse works of art created from found shells and shop for new pieces to add to your collection.

Photo from Sanibel Community House



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33rd Annual “Ding” Darling Day

April 24, 2022

Last year’s event was postponed but the celebration is on the books for 2022! “Ding” Darling Day is a free community event that helps to share the refuge’s work with the larger community. Attendees can enjoy activities including urban birding, bike tour, nature journaling, mobile exhibits, art demos and so much more!

Photo from “Ding” Darling Society


10K Race 4 F.I.S.H.

October 28, 2022

This fun and friendly 10K helps to raise money for F.I.S.H. of Sanibel and Captiva. This organization is dedicated to supporting our local community. The ‘neighbors helping neighbors’ approach proves social services, education and assistance to those in our community in need of support. Sundial has enjoyed working as a sponsor and participating in previous years.

Taste of the Islands

TBD – Typically held in November

Taste of the Islands is a delicious way to tour the flavors of Sanibel and Captiva Islands. Participating restaurants feature special dishes and proceeds go to support the CROW Clinic for Wildlife Rehabilitation. Eat well and do good? Sign us up!

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Luminary Stroll

December 2022

Each holiday season, the Sanibel & Captiva Chamber of Commerce hosts the Luminary Stroll. Attendees will enjoy a community viewing of holiday decorations, live music, photo ops with Santa, holiday shopping and more. It’s the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit!

Photo from Sanibel & Captiva Chamber


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