It’s the most wonderful time of the year on Sanibel & Captiva Islands — event season! Yep, this is the time of year to celebrate all things — from songwriters to Hallo’Tween, Thanksgiving to New Years. And what better way to celebrate these treasured events than with parties, buffets, fireworks and music. It’s going to be huge, and as a sister property to ‘Tween Waters where many of these events take place and a guest of West Wind Island Resort, you have front-row access to these great events! Here’s what’s happening:

Songwriter Saturday, October 6: The Island Hopper Songwriter Festival has come and gone, but ‘Tween Waters is still celebrating Nashville songwriters by the pool with another great musician every month. The next songwriter is October 6, and you won’t want to miss the return of Brinley Addington. Just $50 a carload gets you a day pass, parking, live music and access to amenities, and West Wind Island Resort guests enjoy this fun event for FREE!

Hallo’Tween, October 27: Hallo’Tween is going to be a smash this year, with a variety of dining options at the Canoe and Kayak Club and Crow’s Nest, plus live music from the beloved Gatlin, DJ in the Wakefield Room, and our infamous costume contest with grand prize of $1000. Wristbands are just $10 after 10PM (21 and older). Make your reservation to stay overnight ASAP as this event fills fast and lasts all night, so you’ll want to be safe and spend the night at our sister property!

Thanksgiving Buffet, November 22: Everyone loves a good buffet, and even more so, they love the ‘Tween Waters Thanksgiving Buffet. It’s a great way to gather with family, without slaving over the stove all day. The menu is already live at the Old Captiva House website, so be sure to check it out and make your table reservations asap!

Tree Lighting, November 23: With over 100,000 twinkling lights lighting the property, if you haven’t experienced the ‘Tween Waters Tree Lighting, you won’t want to miss it this year. From live music to holiday displays, caroling and a huge fireworks display, this event is my favorite of the year! New this year, the resort will be offering a dinner option in the Wakefield Room with VIP viewing of the Fireworks display.

Christmas and New Year’s: Spending the holidays at ‘Tween Waters is extremely special. Guests enjoy the Christmas buffet, holiday lights around the property, and more intimate New Year’s Party at the Crow’s nest with champagne toast. Spend your holidays on Sanibel & Captiva!

However you choose to celebrate the next few months, be sure to include some time on Sanibel & Captiva Islands!