Summer Events around Sanibel Island

DATE: April 22, 2022

Looking to plan your summer vacation? Sanibel is your destination! In addition to the wonderful activities the island has to offer year-round, there are a number of upcoming events in the area for you to look forward to. Plus, Sundial has a selection of specials to help you save on your summer stay.

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Shelling and Beach Fun

Every day!

While it may not be an event, one of the most fun things to do on Sanibel in the summer is spend time at the beach. At Sundial, you are right on the water, with easy access to the beach and Gulf and all they have to offer. Scour the shores for spectacular shell finds, take out one of the complimentary kayaks or paddleboards and explore the water, or just pick a lounge chair and spend the day soaking up the sun!

10th Annual “Ding” Darling & Doc Ford’s Tarpon Tournament, Sanibel Island photo news-press

10th Annual “Ding” Darling & Doc Ford’s Tarpon Tournament, Sanibel Island

May 13, Sanibel Island

Each Year, the “Ding” Darling & Doc’s Ford’s Tarpon Tournament brings together sports fishermen from all around to raise money for the conservation of the refuge and compete to win the top prize of the day. Last year’s winning team took home over $25,000 for their first-place fish!

Photo from News-Press

12th Annual Fort Myers Film Festival

12th Annual Fort Myers Film Festival

May 18 – 22, Fort Myers

This year’s Fort Myers Film Festival will showcase 73 fresh international and independent films from all over the world, many of which were shot in Florida. Check out the full film guide to plan your top picks for screening.

Photo from Fort Myers Film Festival

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Sundial It Up Pickleball Camps

June, July, August, September, Sanibel Island

Each month, June – September, Sundial is offering our Sundial It Up Pickleball Camps. Each camp includes three days of play, instruction, and fun in the sun! Get to know your fellow campers, improve your game, and spend your afternoons enjoying all that Sundial has to offer!

24th Annual MangoMania Tropical Fruit Festival

24th Annual MangoMania Tropical Fruit Festival

July 2022, Pine Island

The MangoMania Tropical Fruit Festival is a celebration of the bounty of the island. “This fun-filled family event will include tropical fruit sales & tastings, tropical fruit-inspired foods and beverages, island growers, local artisans, kids’ activities, contests, live music, adult beverages, and much more!”

Photo from MangoMania

Island Hopper Songwriter Fest

Island Hopper Songwriter Fest

September 16 – 25, Captiva, Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach

Island Hopper Songwriter Fest is a 10-day music festival in Southwest Florida featuring performances by the greatest singer-songwriters from Nashville and nationwide. The festival is broken up into three locations with the first weekend kicking off on Captiva Island (Sept. 16-18, 2022).” Even better, most of the shows are FREE!

Photo from Island Hopper Songwriter Fest


Start planning your summer on Sanibel today!


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