For information, contact:  Andrea McLendon 239.248.7346 or

AVE MARIA, FL., — January 2, 2020 Ave Maria Development announces a line-up of free events open to the public this season. Visitors and residents are invited to enjoy free trolley tours every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm in the Town Center from now until March 31. Tour Collier County’s Community of the Year during a complimentary 45-minute trolley ride through town and discover all that’s new for 2020.  Tours depart every 45 minutes and reservations are encouraged, but not required, and can be made by calling 239-352-3903. Ave Maria Town Center hosts live music every Thursday from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Bands rotate weekly.

Ave Maria Arts & Crafts Festivals will he held four times this season- Jan 14-16, February 11-13, March 10-12, and March 28-29. These popular festivals feature several styles of art on display including oils and acrylics, photography, pottery, sculpture, jewelry and more. 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.

Farmers Markets are open to the public and are held every Saturday from 9am to 2pm in the Ave Maria Town Center through April. These outdoor markets feature several different vendors which may include fresh locally grown produce and citrus, fresh seafood, Italian breads, local honey, soaps, candles, oils, jewelry, crafts, flowers, hats, handbags, clothing and more. The market will be held in conjunction with SW Florida Markets, LLC.

A full calendar of events can be found online at



Ave Maria has been named 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015 Community of the Year, the Top Selling Single-Family Home Community in Southwest Florida, a Top 35 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, minutes from the beaches and cultural attractions of Naples, 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 1.7 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 20 minutes. For more information, please visit or call 239-352-3903.


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