AVE MARIA ANNOUNCES FREE PUBLIC EVENTS FOR 2023
(Ave Maria, Florida) – Situated in Eastern Collier County, Ave Maria is an award-winning community, and invites the public to experience the Ave Maria lifestyle at these free, signature events.
All of the following events will be held at Ave Maria Town Center, 5076 Annunciation Circle, #104, Ave Maria, 34142. For more information, call 239-352-3903 or visit AveMaria.com.
WHAT: Taste of Ave!
Come visit Ave Maria for shopping, eats, and treats. Bring the family and enjoy Adam’s Animal Encounters, face painting, live bands, and more family-fun activities. Enter raffles to win prizes from the town’s premier builders and merchants. Free admission and parking.
WHEN: Saturday, January 28, 2023, 1-6 p.m.
WHAT: Ave Maria Arts & Crafts Festival
Enjoy this free public event, featuring more than 30 arts and crafts vendors, a farmer’s market, and a car show by Paradise Region Porsche Club. The festival is brought to you by Karyn’s Vendor Events.
WHEN: Saturday, February 4, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
WHAT: The Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival
Taste the area’s best BBQ while enjoying performances by Little Eddie and the Fat Fingers, Deb & The Dynamics and Old School. The whole family will love the car show, mechanical bull rides, Adam’s Animal Encounters, food trucks, shopping and many more fun activities.
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023, 12 – 5 p.m.
WHAT: The Margarita & Taco Festival
Pack up your lawn chair and the entire family to enjoy this free festival with live entertainment by Westside Tropico, authentic Brazilian dancers, food trucks, dozens of vendors, and activities for all ages.
WHEN: Saturday, March 18, 2023, 3-6 p.m.
Additional free events at Ave Maria include:
- Every Tuesday, January 17-April 25: Free one-hour narrated trolley rides, departing the Town Center’s New Home & Welcome Center, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
- Every Saturday, through April 29: Farmer’s Market with more than 25 local food and product vendors
- Every Tuesday and Saturday, through April 29: live music and entertainment at Town Center
*All events are free and open to the public. All events are subject to change.
About Ave Maria:
Ave Maria has been named a Top 16 Master Planned Community in the United States, 2015-2022 Community of the Year, the Top Selling Single-Family Home Community in Southwest Florida, 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. Ave Maria reported 586 new home sales in 2022 and has sold a total of 3,900 homes since inception. The community’s four premiere builders are Pulte, Lennar, Del Webb and CC Homes.
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 call 239-352-3903.