NAPLES — Ave Maria announces a line-up of free events open to the public this season. Free trolley tours are offered every Tuesday through April 26 and depart every hour from the Town Center beginning at 11 a.m., and the last one departing at 2 p.m. Tour Collier County’s Community of the Year during a one-hour narrated trolley ride and discover all that’s new for 2022. Reservations are encouraged and can be made by calling 239-352-3903.
Ave Maria hosts live music every Tuesday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. though April 30 along Annunciation Circle. Enjoy live entertainment while shopping and dining in the Town Center. Bands rotate weekly.
Ave Maria Arts & Crafts Festivals will he held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan. 29-30 and Feb. 26-27. Vendors will be displaying and selling photography, paintings, ceramics, jewelry, and other handmade items. The arts and crafts festivals are produced in conjunction with TNT Events, organizer of dozens of art festivals throughout Florida with a focus on hand-crafted original works. There will also be live music from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the Arts & Crafts Festivals.
Ave Maria Town Center also hosts weekly farmers markets every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. through April 30. These outdoor markets feature over 20 vendors which offer locally grown produce, citrus, fresh seafood, breads, pastries, local honey, soaps, candles, oils, beauty products, crafts, flowers, plants, jewelry, accessories, clothing and more. The market is held in conjunction with SW Florida Markets, LLC. A full calendar of events can be found online at www.avemaria.com/news-and-events/events/.
About & Directions
Ave Maria has been named 2015-2021 Community of the Year, the Top Selling Single-Family Home Community in Southwest Florida, a Top 25 Master Planned Community in the United States and its active adult community, Del Webb Naples, has been named a Top 20 Places to Retire. Located in southwest Florida, Ave Maria is a self-sustaining town including shopping and dining, employment opportunities, parks and recreation and is zoned for all A-rated Collier County public schools. At its build out, the town will include up to 11,000 residences, and 1.8 million square feet of retail, office, and business park uses in its 4,000 acres. Ave Maria is located at the intersection of Oil Well and Camp Keais Roads in Eastern Collier County. The main entrance, on Oil Well just west of Camp Keais, leads to the Town Center. Take I-75, exit 111, follow the signs east to Ave Maria, approximately 25 minutes. For more information, please visit www.avemaria.com/ or call 239-352-3903.