Category Archives: Island News

Farmers Market Returns!

The Sanibel Island Farmers Market is being held on the City Hall grounds at 800 Dunlop Road every Sunday from October 4th through April 24th.  Open from 8am to 1pm, this market features some of the best produce, seafood, flowers, baked goods and other assorted delicacies you can find on the island.   There is truly something for everyone here so bring the whole family! Read More »


Free Wildlife Drive Access During “Ding” Days

Come out and enjoy the natural beauty of our barrier island for free! The JN “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel will be celebrating National Wildlife Refuge Week by allowing complimentary admission for pedestrians, bicyclists and vehicular traffic on Sunday October 18th and Saturday October 24th. For more information go to www.dingdarlingdays.com. Read More »


4th of July Celebration

South Seas Island Resort on Captiva is hosting several activities over the holiday weekend to celebrate the 4th of July. First up is the 7th Annual Hot Dog Eating Competition followed by a Red, White and “Boom” Party featuring music, children’s activities and plenty of food and beverages. Saturday will offer a patriotic golf cart parade, live DJ entertainment, “Sunset... Read More »


552lb Grouper Caught off the Sanibel Causeway

While fishing off the Sanibel causeway, Jon Black (a bait-shop owner from Cape Coral) reeled in a Goliath grouper estimated to be 552 pounds. The grouper measured 83 inches long and 73 inches in girth. Black believes his catch has set the state record for Goliath Grouper caught on rod and reel. The video of Black landing the grouper was... Read More »


Sanibel is #1

According to a poll conducted by FamilyFun Magazine, Sanibel was voted best family friendly vacation destination by it’s readers. Congratulations to Sanibel for becoming tops with the tourists! Read More »


Upcycle! At “Ding” Darling Visitor and Education Center

Come join the fun at the Upcycle! Art Festival Wednesday April 1st and Thursday April 2nd from 9am to 4pm daily. This event features over 20 artists showcasing their designs made out of recycled materials. There will be a silent auction, entertainment, artist demonstrations and crafts for the kids. Read More »


Sanibel – 40 years old – Nov 4th, 2014

Sanibel residents are welcome to attend a reception celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the City of Sanibel’s incorporation to be held at 8:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 4th, 2014, at City Hall, 800 Dunlop Road. The reception is being hosted by the City of Sanibel Historical Preservation Committee.  Sanibel incorporated in 1974 by a vote of the citizens so come celebrate. Read More »


Ding Darling Days 2014

 Celebrate the week at Ding Darling. Here are some of the puppets from the show this past weekend. Read More »


Sanibel Farmers Market

Our market opened a month earlier than usual this year.  October 5, 2014 was opening day.  Stop by any Sunday morning and stock up on all your fresh fruits and vegetables. It’s located at City Hall (Dunlop Road) and you can park next door at the Sanibel Library. See you there Read More »


Celebrate National Public Lands Day

The Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge will celebrate National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 27, 2014.  There will be a re-think/recycle craft display, guided hiking, a film, and other free activities. Admission to Wildlife Drive is free for everyone all day, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Read More »