Sanibel Island has some of the best beaches in the world for finding seashells. Every March, the island holds the world’s longest-running Shell Festival. Experts and novices alike compete in craft competitions during the festival.
It’s all about shells with shell art, crafts, pies and cakes, judged artistic and scientific exhibits. There is a $5 donation, free parking and lots of great raffle items. Sponsored by the Sanibel Community Association and Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club.
IF YOU GO
- What: 85th Annual Sanibel Shell Festival
- When: March 3-5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Where: The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel
- Details: Admission is free, with a requested $5 donation to access indoor activities
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