Yappy Hour is a free, pet-friendly event. Pet parents are invited to come out and enjoy a night by the pool with their fur babies. Snacks provided. Pets need to be up to date on rabies and distemper vaccinations. Bordetella is also required every 6 months. Event begins at 6:30 p.m.
The William Austen Youth Center will be hosting Cookies and Cocoa with Santa Claus! Participants will enjoy hot cocoa, storytime, cookie decorating and holiday crafts. Parents are not required to stay. Event is 1-3 p.m. $10 per child. Event is aimed for children ages 3 to 8 years old. For more information and to RSVP, call 239.242.3950
The boat parade festival has food, Christmas music and a visit from Santa Claus! Watch as the boats line up in Bimini Basin for the parade, which first passes by the park's beach before heading down various canals in South Cape Coral. It's an amazing sight to see! Event begins at 4 p.m., the parade begins at 7 p.m.
Board the exclusive trolleys in South Cape to celebrate the new year! You’ll travel to various locations to enjoy a specialty drink at each location for a special price. Expect lots of entertainment, including live music, dancing, singing and more. This event is 21-plus only. For more information, visit SouthCapeEntertainment.com.
The Cape Coral Farmers Market is always overflowing with fresh, local and healthy produce, fruits and foods, along with melt-in-your-mouth baked goods, made-on-site guacamole, salsas, homemade jams and jellies, pickles and olive mixes, cheeses, take-home foods and more. The market hours are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. CapeCoralFarmersMarket.com
Come watch K-9 teams from across the state compete. This family-friendly event features bounce houses for the children, a K-9 meet and greet with the Cape Coral Police Department K-9s, and SWAT and fire truck displays. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Come support your favorite K-9s and their handlers. For more information, call 239.573.3096.
Yappy Hour is a free, pet-friendly event. Pet parents are invited to come out and enjoy a night by the pool with their fur babies. Snacks provided. Pets need to be up to date on rabies and distemper vaccinations. Bordetella is also required every six months.
The 34th Cape Coral Arts & Music Festival is a celebration of national and local fine art, craft and music. The 2019 event will feature 300 juried exhibitors. Exhibitors will showcase their fine art, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, photography, metal works and much more. There will also be live performances by musicians from across the country during the festival. CapeCoralFestival.com
The City of Cape Coral hosts the annual Tour De Cape. The three-day event features a 5K run on Saturday and four tour rides on Sunday—including a 100-, 60-, 30- and 15-mile ride. TourDeCape.net
City parks are normally closed after dark, so the only way to see this area is to go with a guide to paddle around the waters of Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve by the light of the full moon. Meeting location will be given upon registration. $35 per person. Must be at least 16 years old. To register, call 239.549.4606.
Daddies and daughters (ages 4 and older), get ready for the 27th Annual Daddy/Daughter Date Night. The enchanted evening will include music, dancing, door prizes, catered hot and cold appetizers, refreshments and even a special photo by a professional photographer. 6 to 9 p.m. $50 Res/$60 Non-Res per couple. $15 Res/$18 Non-Res per additional girl. To register, call 239.574.0804.
31 Produce will host its second annual Southwest Florida Strawberry Festival! There will be face painting, a petting zoo, mining, balloon twisting, vendors, live music, food and much more. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 31Produce.com
The ClamJam offers two full days of arts and craft vendors, fresh Pine Island and Southwest Florida seafood and many other great food and drink options. There will also be live music and contests for all ages. ClamJamSWFL.com Saturday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The 2019 Bluegrass Jamboree will include entertainment from national band Nu-Blue of Siler, North Carolina; along with Southwest Florida's Swinging Bridge; a Tribute to Patsy Cline by Linda Fazioli; and locals Blu-Ridg. Gates will open at 11 a.m. General admission tickets are $15 in advance or $20 the day of the event. CapeCoralHistoricalMuseum.org/Tickets