February: What's Going on in Cape Coral, Florida?

Posted by Mary Ray on Monday, February 8th, 2010 at 7:37pm.

Whether you live nearby or are flying in to look at Cape Coral property, this calendar of upcoming events will provide you with entertaining things to do while you are here. Explore the area, take in the culture, enjoy all that SW Florida has to offer.


First Saturday of each month

South Cape Street Market:

Just like the open markets that are so popular in Europe, South Cape hosts a street market on the first Saturday of each month. The Cape's market takes place on Vincennes Boulevard and runs from November through April each year.  Hours of operation are from 9 am to 2 pm and admission is free.

With well over 60 vendors, the market attracts thousands of visitors to browse through lovely antiques , handcrafted artwork , and upscale collectible pieces. Southwest Florida is well known for its artists, who range from prestigious Sanibel Island to artsy / funky city of Matlacha.

You'll find a wide variety of ever-changing wares at the street market. One week you may find garden décor, while the next brings you an heirloom quilt or handmade soaps. There is something for everyone at the South Cape Street Market. To complete the atmosphere, Tom’s Traveling Tunes will be playing your favorite music.



February 12

Lake Kennedy Mardi Gras Dinner Show, with the Chicago Mob:

Get your jazz on with this fun filled Fat Tuesday style masquerade party held at 400 Santa Barbara Blvd in Cape Coral. Dress up in your favorite Mardi Gras costume and bring your beads for this night of food, entertainment, and dancing! The evening celebration runs from 6:30 pm to 10 pm.

The event is held at 400 Santa Barbara Blvd. Price is $18 for members / $20 non-members.

Call 239-574-0575 for more details.



February 4-14

Collier County Fair:

The Collier county fair actually takes place in Naples, a neighboring city to the Cape. Lasting almost two full weeks, this massive event brings visitors from all over the state of Florida, and even out of state. fair_241_01

General Admission

12 Years & Older $10.00 per Person

6-11 Years $5.00 per Person

5 Years & Under FREE

The Collier County Fair is held on the State Fair Grounds and has every ride you could possibly imagine, along with livestock shows, a BBQ Cook Off, a real livestock auction, and plenty of Southern food, entertainment and hospitality.

To learn more about the Collier County Fair, visit their website.



February 5-26 (selected days)

"You Can't Take it With You" at The Florida Repertory Theater:

When: 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Wednesday & Sundays through Feb. 26

Where: 2267 1st Street, Fort Myers

Cost: $42 & $38; various specials available

Information: (239) 332-4488, floridarep.org

Fort Myer's Repertory Theater is nationally acclaimed and was recently featured in the Wall Street Journal. "You Can't Take It With You" is a riotously funny classic that chronicles the unlikely pairing of Tony Kirby and Alice Sycamore. This timeless treasure is a must see.



February 13

38th Annual Art Show and Sale

More than 100 artists will be featured at this annual event which takes place in the lovely town of Matlacha. The city is featuring paintings and art with an emphasis on Florida landscapes, seascapes, birds, fish and flowers. 10am-4pm Saturday and Sunday. All paintings purchased will be matted, framed and ready to hang.

Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Venue: Matlacha Park and Community Center

Address: 4577 Pine Island RD NW



February 14

Edison Festival of Light Jr. Parade

The largest and most beautiful children's parade in the state! Hundreds of participants ranging from strollers and wagon units to dancers and gymnasts to family floats and marching bands. This is a beloved community event that attracts national attention. For more information, visit www.edisonfestival.org.

Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Location: Downtown Fort Myers



February 20

The Edison Festival of Light Grand Parade

Thousands of participants come from all over the nation while hundreds of thousands of spectators cheer them on! The largest night parade in Florida. Free to spectators. Join the Parade After-Party with live entertainment in Centennial Park until 11:00pm. For more information, visit www.edisonfestival.org.

Time: 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Location: Downtown Fort Myers


We, at Sporleder-Ray Realty Group are so glad that you are here. During your stay, we'd be honored to help you locate the Cape Coral waterfront property or inland home of your dreams. 

Please don't hesitate to call us at 239-410-5821. We'll help you every step of the way.


By David Sporleder | Sporleder-Ray Realty Group | david@davidsporleder.com| Google+


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