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Woven: Fiber Arts Now April 8 – June 26
Naples Botanical Garden
Garden admission. ($25 Adult, $10 Child ages 4-17; Children 3 and under are free)
Five local fiber artists come together in this original exhibition, on view April 8 – June 26, 2022, to showcase and celebrate fiber art, all using nature and the Garden as a source of inspiration. Visitors will be invited to participate in a community weaving project opening weekend. Exhibiting artists include: Cheryl Costley, Mary Day, Muffy Clark Gill, Dusty Holmes, and Roseline Young.
Let’s Showcase with Pride - April 9 from 5-7 pm
Let's Dance With Me, 4367 Tamiami Trail N
Tickets start at $45
A fundraiser variety show for the local non-profit Naples Pride, showcasing and uplifting the talent in Southwest Florida' s LGBTQ+ community. Featuring singers, dancers, drag entertainers and more, tickets include appetizers, wine and soft drinks, performances, and studio private lessons discount. An after party and another show follow at Bambusa Bar & Grill.
Minto US Pickleball Championships – April 23-30
East Naples Community Park
Pickleball has also been making headlines with its rapid rise in popularity among celebrities from Leonardo DiCaprio to Larry David. With over 60 pickleball courts in the area, it only makes sense that the destination plays host the “Biggest Pickleball Party in the World.” The Minto US OPEN Pickleball Championships takes place April 23-30 at Naples East Naples Community Park. There is no charge to browse the US OPEN Expo, enjoy food and beverages, and watch the pros and amateurs compete.
Miss Naples Pride Pageant - April 24 at 6pm
Naples Women’s Club, 570 Park St, Naples
General Admission tickets $50; VIP Tickets: $100
Guest Judge India Ferrah from “RuPaul's Drag Race” Season 3 AllStars 5 will help to crown the 2022 Miss Naples Pride on Sunday, April 24. As the contestants battle, an amazing night of entertainment will honor Drag Queen Alexia Cicconi and feature performances by Lisa Renee, Alexia Cicconi, Daye Nada and more. VIP tickets include VIP seating, appetizers and open bar, photo opportunities with Miss Naples Pride Emeritus Lisa Renee, Miss Naples Pride 2021, Alexia Cicconi, and Miss Naples Pride 2022 and more.
Evening on Fifth May 12, June 9; 6:30 – 9:30pm
An array of live musical performances up and down the sidewalks of Fifth Avenue South, plus dining, shopping, and more.
4th Annual Naples Pride Fest June 4; 11am – 5pm
General admission $5; Kids 12 and under are free
Naples Pride celebrates diversity and unity, educates the community on LGBTQ issues to promote equal rights for all. This all-inclusive, family-friendly and open to the public event will combine entertainers, speakers, musicians, performers, vendors, exhibitors, kids activities, food and drinks for a day of fun and celebration in the name of equality. With more than 5,000 attendees every year, funds raised support Naples Pride in its ongoing efforts and provide funding to continue the lifesaving services at the Naples Pride Center, including health & wellness services, LGBTQ+ safe resources, a safe community space, suicide prevention resources, youth and senior programs and more.