EVENT DATE : February 23, 10:00AM
Rotary Park Environmental Center

This family-friendly event celebrates the start of the burrowing owl nesting season and all of Cape Coral's natural wildlife treasures. Festival highlights include educational exhibits and live animals, bus tours to local burrowing owl burrows, demonstrations on burrowing owl burrow maintenance and starter burrows. A $5 donation is requested. Proceeds will go toward local wildlife protection, preservation and education. CapeCoral.net

EVENT DATE : February 24, 8:30AM
Florida SouthWestern State College

Get inspired by other patients, survivors and loved ones who are on the same journey. The 3K walk will raise awareness, increase research funding and honor those affected by the disease. The route is wheelchair- and stroller- accessible. For more information, visit LustGarten.org.

EVENT DATE : 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Club Square

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 is open on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. CapeCoralFarmersMarket.com

German American Social Club

The Cape Coral Irish Festival is sure to be fun for the entire family. The event includes Irish music, authentic Irish food, dancing, rides and crafts. There will be two stages, one for music and the other for Irish step dancing demonstrations. There's also a raffle to win a trip to Ireland!  CapeCoralIrishFest.com

EVENT DATE : March 2, 1:30AM
South Cape Entertainment District

Travel around the South Cape Entertainment District on a special fleet of trolleys. The trolleys will stop at various establishments to try custom drink and appetizer samples. Dress up and have a blast during this Mardi Gras-themed pub crawl. Tickets are $22 in advance and, if available, $27 on the day of the event. SouthCapeEntertainment.com

EVENT DATE : March 2, 1:30AM
Rotary Park

This Polynesian dance show will have your heart pounding to tantalizing Tahitian beats, and hula dancers will mesmerize you as they tell a story with their hula hands. Come watch some of the finest Polynesian performers in Southwest Florida. $25 tickets in advance or $35 at the door (if available). Please call Rotary Park at 239.549.4606 to register.

EVENT DATE : March 6, 3:00PM
Cape Coral Yacht Club

Celebrate the beauty of a Southwest Florida sunset while listening to live music on the beach. There will be food trucks, vendors selling arts and crafts, jewelry, gift items and much more! Admission is free. For more information or to become a vendor, please call 239.574.0806. 

EVENT DATE : March 8, 1:30AM
Pet Coral

Yappy Hour at Pet Coral happens the second Friday of every month starting at 6:30 p.m. Pets need to be up to date on rabies and distemper vaccinations, and they require the bordetella vaccine every six months. Come out and enjoy a night by the pool with your fur baby. This is a free pet-friendly event. PetCoral.com

EVENT DATE : March 8, 6:00PM
Four Freedoms Park

Encourage less screen time and more communing with nature! Your child will enjoy a fun evening learning about nature and create crafts they can enjoy in their own backyard at home. For more information, call 239.547.0804. CapeCoral.net

EVENT DATE : March 9, 9:00AM
Jaycee Park

March in the Park is a plant and garden art sale and a major fundraiser for the Garden Club of Cape Coral. There will be more than 50 vendors with plants, trees, shrubs, ground cover and natives. Speakers will host informative presentations every hour throughout the day, and master gardeners will be available to answer questions. GardenClubOfCapeCoral.com

EVENT DATE : March 10, 11:00AM
Four Freedoms Park

Enjoy a wonderful afternoon of great tastes from some of the best restaurants Cape Coral has to offer, plus a wide variety of beers, margaritas and wine. Local bands perform throughout the day, and the afternoon caps off with Symphony at Sunset—performed by the Gulf Coast Symphony. TasteOfCapeCoral.com

EVENT DATE : March 10, 11:00AM
Centennial Park, Fort Myers

Come to beautiful Centennial Park with the whole family for Taco Fest 2019. The 20-plus vendors will all have a specialty taco for just $2! Try some tasty food and enjoy a cold beverage while listening to live music from the stage. There will be activities for kids, including a climbing wall, a bounce house and craft tables. 93XFM.com/tacofest

EVENT DATE : 11-15
Four Freedoms Park

Everyone is playing pickleball! Join us in our air-conditioned, indoor court to learn about this entertaining game. Four Freedoms Park will be offering court times throughout the week. Please call to reserve your two-hour playtime. $5 per person, paddles and balls available or bring your own. Free lessons will be offered noon to 2 p.m. Limited space, please call 239.574.0804.

EVENT DATE : March 12, 2:30PM
Cultural Park Theatre

Lee County Electric Cooperative connected electric power to Cape Coral in 1958. What has happened in those 50 years of service? Find out the history with Karen Ryan, public relations manager for LCEC. This program is presented by the Cape Coral Historical Museum at the Cultural Park Theater. Free admission. For additional information, call 239.772.7037 or visit CapeCoralHistoricalMuseum.org.

EVENT DATE : March 17, 7:00PM
South Cape Entertainment District

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with an Irish-inspired pub crawl in the South Cape Entertainment District! The Fifth Annual St. Patrick’s Day Trolley Event is the perfect way to celebrate this fun-loving holiday. You’ll board the exclusive trolleys to travel to various locations where you can enjoy specialty drinks for very special prices. SouthCapeEntertainment.com

EVENT DATE : March 23, 4:30PM
Southwest Florida Military Museum and Library

Artist Mary Anne Passatore has created 16 military murals exhibited at the museum. Come meet Mary Anne, see her works and enjoy wine and appetizers. This event is $10 to pre-register or $15 at the door. SWFLMM.org

EVENT DATE : March 30, 2:00PM
Departs from Cape Coral Yacht Club

Go behind the scenes and visit several local breweries and distilleries and meet the brewers. Invite your friends, sit back, relax and enjoy a safe, worry-free trip! Snacks and water will be provided on the tour. Pre-registration is required. $15 per person. Bus departs at 2 p.m. from the Yacht Club. Call 239.574.0806 to register. CapeCoral.net

EVENT DATE : March 30, 5:00PM
Tarpon Point Marina

The Sound of Jazz and Blues is the premier jazz event in Cape Coral. The Cape Coral Parks and Recreation Department is proud to bring some of the best talent for a night of musical magic, food and fun. Join in the citywide celebration for jazz and blues music. For more information, call 239.573.3128 or visit CapeConcerts.com.