3 Reasons To Visit Sanibel Island In Fall

Fall may be the best time to visit Sanibel Island. As temperatures (and rates) begin to drop, the island and surrounding area comes alive with plenty of activities and things to do, including Oktoberfest and J.N. “Ding” Darling Day – an annual festival 33 years strong.

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1. Island Hopper Songwriter Fest

2. 33rd Annual J.N. “Ding” Darling Day

3. Cape Coral Oktoberfest

Island Hopper Songwriter Fest


A 10-day music festival with venues covering (hopping) Downtown Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach and Captiva Island, Island Hopper Songwriter Fest features national talent as well as up-and-coming local artists. 2021's festival will run September 17-26. Visit https://www.island-hopper.fortmyers-sanibel.com/ for more info, including current Artist Lineup.

33rd Annual J.N. "Ding" Darling Day

2021 marks the 33rd annual J.N. "Ding" Darling Day(s), a family-oriented eco-friendly celebration that offers all-free refuge tram tours, live wildlife presentations, birding, boating, kayaking, food & more. October 10th. https://www.dingdarlingsociety.org/articles/ding-darling-days


Cape Coral Oktoberfest

Live music, dancing and German beer await you in nearby Cape Coral, just 25 minutes north of Sanibel Island. In addition to the beer garden and plentiful German cuisine there are other fun activities including a Carnival and Bounce House for kids. October 22nd.

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