Sanibel Shell Festival

March 2 - 4, 2023

locator The Community House
Sanibel, FL 33957

Status: Updated 7/14/2022
Sanibel Shell Festival
The Annual Sanibel Shell Festival is the world's longest‑running shell festival and this coming year's festival will surely not disappoint! Festival attendees will have opportunities to view and purchase beautiful artistic shell creations like Sailor's Valentines, jewelry, critters, and works of art. There will be shell experts that will give presentations, scientific booths about shells, live tanks with living mollusks, as well as a variety of books to purchase. The Shell Club of Sanibel sponsors the shell show inside The Community House which includes the Scientific Division and the Artistic Division.
  • Admission: $5 - $5
  • Days/­Hours Open: Thu 9am‑4pm, Fri 9am‑4pm, Sat 9am‑4pm
  • Address: 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957
  • Other Activities: raffle, demonstrations and science exhibits for kids, etc.
  • Attendance: 3,500
    # Food Booths: 1
  • # of Exhi­bitors: tba
    Juried: yes
    Prize Money: na
  • Deadlines: Art & Craft: 02/01/2023
    Music: na
    Food: until full 
  • Promoter: Sanibel Community Association ‑ the Community House
  • Show Dir.: Sanibel Community House

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  • Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Are children free to attend Sanibel Shell Festival? Yes, we will have educational exhibits and fun activities for kids.
  • Are masks required at Sanibel Shell Festival? No.
  • Is Sanibel Shell Festival all ages? Yes, all ages are welcome to attend.
  • Is Sanibel Shell Festival dog-friendly or service-animal only? Service-animal only indoors, dog-friendly outdoors.
  • Is Sanibel Shell Festival handicap accessible? Yes, the facility is only one floor and we are ADA compliant.
  • Is Sanibel Shell Festival rain or shine? Yes.
  • When is the deadline for Juried Shell Exhibits to apply? TBD
  • When is the deadline for Shell Exhibitors to apply? Feb. 1, 2023
  • Will there be ATMs onsite at Sanibel Shell Festival? No.

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