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Naples Great Dock Canoe Races 2017

Saturday, May 6th, 2017
8:30am-3pm

And you thought the 2016 race was the last one. So did we, but……. IT’S BACK!

The Naples Junior Chamber, known as the “Jaycees”, have taken over the Great Dock Canoe Race to keep the Naples 40+ year tradition alive. The organization for young professionals plans to keep most things status quo for the Naples institution, started in 1977 as a celebration for locals at the end of the winter tourist season.

Featuring a “Back to the Future” theme, this year’s event will include new and updated activities, live music, sponsorship opportunities, and a streamlined online registration process. In addition to the traditional themed canoe race, and the “Tippycanoe VIP Sprint,” “Practically Professionals,” “Ambitious Amateurs,” “Next Generation,” and “Truly Tenacious” races, the Jaycees will add a stand-up paddleboard race. The Great Dock Canoe Race welcomes 1,500 spectators annually, and enlists the help of nearly 100 volunteers.

To learn more about the Naples Junior Chamber’s Great Dock Canoe Race or to register as a participant, please visit www.greatdockcanoerace.com. To inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Ron Kezeske at greatdockcanoeraces@gmail.com.

The Great Dock Canoe Race will continue to launch from Crayton Cove, in front of DePasquale’s restaurant, and go three miles up and down the Gordon River.

Naples Blues Brews & BBQ 2017 in Naples

Enjoy Naples’ Original Blues Brews & BBQ Festival!

Friday, May 12 4-9 PM

Saturday, May 13 11 AM – 9 PM

Enjoy craft beer, BBQ, blue crabs, kids activities, vendors & more.

Admission is free!

The event will be held at Tin City (5th Avenue S. Naples)

Band Lineup
Friday, May 12 6-9 PM
Deb & The Dynamics

Saturday, May 13

11 AM – 2PM
Gator Nate

2:30 – 5:30 PM
Ben Allen Band

6-9 PM
Steve Miller Tribute Band “Swingtown”

Brain Freeze Ice Cream Eating Contest

Hosted by M&M’s Cafe

Friday & Saturday May 12-13, 5 pm

$10 Entry Free

Tin City Parking Lot by US-41
11 & Under
Each contestant will be given one hand-packed pint of French Vanilla Bean Royal Scoop ice cream and a Brain Freeze t-shirt. The first person to finish their pint will receive:
1st place: One free single ice cream per month for an entire year

12 & Up
Each contestant will be given one hand-packed pint of French Vanilla Bean Royal Scoop ice cream and a Brain Freeze t-shirt. The first person to finish their pint will receive:
1st place: $100 cold cash
2nd place: One free single ice cream per month for an entire year

Entry forms can be found and dropped off at M & M’s Cafe at Tin City