Ave Maria


Naples, FL., – July 9, 2024 – Ave Maria, Collier County’s Community of the Year, announces its 2024 summer merchant event line-up including Christmas in July, Back to School Bash, and the annual Trunk or Treat.

All of the following events are free, open to the public and will be held in the Ave Maria Town Center, 5076 Annunciation Circle, #104, Ave Maria, 34142. For more information, call 239-352-3903 or visit AveMaria.com. Events are subject to change.


couple posing in front of a flamingo painted windowChristmas in July is on Saturday, July 20th from noon to 5:00 p.m. Ave Maria’s Town Center shops, restaurants and Publix retail stores are coming together to celebrate. The town will be filled with Christmas-themed décor, festive live music, activities and entertainment, along with food, drinks and more. Visitors have the opportunity to enter a free raffle where participants can win gift baskets organized by the town’s businesses.

Three young siblings smile at the camera with their puppy being held in the center


The Back to School Bash will be held on Saturday, August 17th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This back-to-school event will include a live DJ, games and crafts, a school supply drive, and free bike helmets for the kids. The Town Center’s shops and eateries will also be offering exclusive discounts and promotions.


The annual Trunk or Treat is a family-friendly event on three young girls in care bear costumesSaturday, October 26th from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Town Center will be transformed by Halloween activities including live music, face painting, and a costume contest for the kids.  Prizes will be awarded for the most innovative and imaginative costumes as well as the best carved pumpkin, and the “best-decorated trunk” by residents and local businesses. There will be many treats, entertainment, and opportunities for family-fun. Bring a bucket or bag to trick-or-treat with.



Ave Maria has been named a Top 20 Master Planned Community in the United States, 2015-2023 Community of the Year, the Top Selling Single-Family Home Community in Southwest Florida, a Blue Zones Certified Community, 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 5,000 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 https://www.avemaria.com/ or call 239-352-3903.


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