Dale Chihuly Red Reeds, 2010, 10 x 43 x 2', Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum, Naples, Florida, installed 2020 © Chihuly Studio

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10 Things to Do in Southwest Florida This Month: February 2021 

Host a private movie screening, attend an art show, dine at healthy restaurants and head to the fair with family and friends. 

1. Grow Your Art Collection at a Local Art Festival  

Art festivals are in full swing throughout Southwest Florida with ArtFest Fort Myers on Feb. 6-7Naples National Art Show on Feb. 20-21 and Ave Maria Arts & Crafts Festival on Feb. 27-28 all showcasing the works of talented artists in mediums such as ceramics, drawing, sculpture, painting, photography, glass, jewelry and mixedmedia. 

 

2. See Classic and New Automobiles at This Car Show benefiting St. Matthew’s House 

More than 600 luxury, muscle, classic and supercars take over Fifth Avenue South for the 17th Annual Cars on 5th. A reception at the Naples Airport kicks off the weekend on Feb. 4, followed by a curated VIP auction of 30 cars on Feb. 5. The 17th annual main event on Feb. 6, includes a showing of rare cars, art and other fine goods.

 

3. Discover New Styles at Boutique Trunk Shows  

Find ornate, diamond-studded jewels by third-generation owner and designer Gaia Repossi all month at the Repossi Trunk Show at Saks Fifth Avenue in Waterside Shops. Marissa Collections hosts several in-store trunk shows this month, including the latest from iconic Sidney Garber (Feb. 11-13) and quintessential American jeweler David Webb (Feb. 25-27) 

 

4. Catch Live Jazz at Artis—Naples  

The sounds of swinging jazz flow through Hayes Hall during an intimate, socially distanced performance by Italian guitar sensation Pasquale Grasso, playing alongside the Naples Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra. The Feb. 10 performance marks the fifth show in the All That Jazz series, which launched in October 

 

5. Find Your Favorite New Eatery at This Healthful Restaurant Week  

Fort Myers launches its first Vegan Restaurant Week on Feb. 12. Created by Lifestyle Solutions Healthy Planet (LSHP) and Millennial Brewing Company, the event focuses on local, family-owned restaurants with vegan and vegan-inspired dishes, such as Café YOU, Life – The Vegan Drive Thru, Loving HutChef Brooke’s Natural CaféGreen Cup Café and Living Vine Organic Café. Restaurant week runs Feb. 12-26.  

 

6. See Masterful Works by Glass Artist Dale Chihuly at The Baker Museum  

Don’t miss the final weeks of Dreaming Forms: Chihuly Then and Now at The Baker Museum. The exhibit features installations from recent and earlier signature series. 

 

7. Host A Private Screening at Silverspot Cinema  

Celebrate Global Movie Day on Feb. 13 with a private screening room for you and up to 20 of your closest friends at Silverspot Cinema. You can opt to stream any favorite movie or spring for a currently showing new release.  

 

8. Spruce UYour Garden with a Plant Sale at Edison and Ford Winter Estates  

Stroll the Edison and Ford Winter Estates to shop plants and gardening items from vendors from all over the state during the Annual Edison Garden Festival on Feb. 13 – 14. 

 

9. Celebrate Valentine’s Day—In the House or Out 

Plenty of restaurants and other local businesses offer sweet ways for couples, galentines and other friends to toast the day. Whether you’re in the mood for a themed dinner for two at your favorite restaurant or prefer to stay in with a virtual cooking class or elevated takeout box, these places have you covered

 

10. Go to the Fair 

The Southwest Florida & Lee County Fair returns Feb. 25 through Mar. 7 with your favorite rides, shows and exhibits.