The excitement and fun continue on Third Street South with well-known signature events in January and February.

On January 14, the annual Pets on Third celebration comes to Third Street South, welcoming all manner of four-legged friends for a street festival and pet parade, where judges will critique the best-dressed among the pet and owner entrants. This popular event always draws a crowd, spanning 10AM to 2PM and with the parade marching down Third Street South at 12PM. Specialized vendors will feature their wares, designed to keep your pets in top condition, the mood is upbeat, and all ages are on hand. The parade registration form can be found here, and this year’s theme is Historical Figures: Pets Step Back In Time Becoming Some of the Most Recognizable and Important Players in History.

The focus changes in February for Third on Canvas, during which, for two days each year, dozens of artists of national and local acclaim paint iconic scenes along Third Street South and throughout Old Naples from the historic Naples Pier to the Naples City Dock, capturing the charm, history, architecture, and delight-filled atmosphere of the area. The event caps off with a festive live charity auction of the works created that week at a private beachfront location replete with cocktails and plentiful hors d’oeuvres. Bid on stunning, original artwork in support of favorite local charities. Mark your calendars for February 11 and 12 to watch the painters at work, and February 15 to be the winning bidder to take a lovely depiction of Old Naples home with you.