Bonita Springs National Art Festivals
FAQ by Visitors
The Bonita Springs National Art Festivals are located in Riverside Park in beautiful downtown Bonita Springs: 10450 Reynolds St, Bonita Springs, FL 34135.
On street parking spaces are plentiful. Additionally, there are several large designated parking areas a short walk to a Festival entrance.
Click here for Area Parking, Festival Site and Area Maps
NO. Our festivals are FREE.
Volunteers do ask for a nominal donation to support our community programs that provide art, music, theater and dance to local kids, who, otherwise would not benefit from the arts. Donations are voluntary.
Hours: Saturday & Sunday (10 am-5 pm)
Yes, the event is held "Rain or Shine". This time of the year Bonita Springs usually has wonderful weather.
There are a variety of local restaurants within walking distance of the park.
Riverside Park and the immediate area is a pleasant place to enjoy great artworks. Bathrooms are available. The parking is free and convenient. There are pavilions and benches throughout the park. The City of Bonita Springs made major improvements to the downtown area recently.
You will be walking on streets and grass surfaces. Comfortable footwear and hats are recommended.
City of Bonita Springs Ordinances take precedence.
Be kind to your pets - leave them at home when you visit the Arts Festival.
For the safety of your pet and other festival patrons, please consider allowing your dog to stay at home during the festival.
Service animals or guide dogs which are specially trained to perform tasks for an individual with a disability are permitted.
Is Fido Festival Ready?
Before you decide to bring your dog along for the fun of the Festival, there are a few things that you need to think about to help keep your pooch healthy and safe at this year's festival.
Does your dog have a suitable temperament for Festival? Patrons love the art, food and, yes, the crowds. But, it's important to think about how your dog will handle these types of stimuli and stress in this environment. Ask yourself these questions:
- Does your dog get stressed out by large crowds, music, or loud noises? Is he aggressive or anxious in unfamiliar situations with people in costume or small children?
- Does he have behavior issues with unfamiliar dogs or small exotic species that festival-goers tend to bring, including ferrets, birds, cats and lizards?
- If you answered 'Yes' to any of these questions, it's probably a good idea to leave your pooch at home until you've had a chance to work through some of these issues with a trainer.
Is your dog "sized for safety"?
- Even large breed dogs can get underfoot at times, while some smaller and medium breeds like shih-tzu's, beagles, and terriers can go unseen in large crowds of people. If you plan to bring a smaller dog with you, you may need to take some additional precautions to keep them from being injured in the crowds. There are a variety of puppy purses, wearable pet carriers, and pet strollers made for smaller animals available at most major pet stores to help keep them safe.
- Is your pet healthy enough to attend a festival?
- Are your pet's vaccines up to date?
- Is your pet wearing up-to-date ID?