The annual Coconut Festival at SunSplash Festival Grounds
a celebration of Cape Coral’s uniqueness to the Southwest Florida area. It
debuted in 2005 and now hosts more than 20,000 people with national
entertainment, carnival rides, games, food, contests, fireworks and more over
four days each November. This year’s nutty event takes place from Thursday,
Nov. 9, through Sunday, Nov. 12. Go to cocofest.com
for all the news.
Farm to Table
Photo courtesy of Cape Coral Farmers Markets.
Cape Coral’s Veterans
Day Parade takes place on Saturday, Nov. 11, beginning at 11 a.m. Many veterans’
organizations, marching bands, ROTC members, civic groups, Boy Scouts, Girl
Scouts and more will honor the service and sacrifice of our armed forces. Call
239-246-1157 to find out more.
Photo courtesy of Steve Baker.
Every third Thursday of the month, from 4 p.m. to sunset, you
can support a local charity by taking the whole family to Tarpon Point Marina
for its Sundown Stroll
event. The upcoming dates are Nov. 16 and Dec. 21. There
are always lots of fun-filled activities that support an “Educate. Donate.
Appreciate” theme. Further information is
available at tarponpoint.com.
Photo courtesy of Pete Markham.
Turkey Day 5K, Fun Run
Start this Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, Nov. 23) off on a
healthy track by participating in the 38th Annual Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk
there is a 1-Mile Fun Run and after that, a Tot Trot! The sponsor, Fort Myers
Track Club, is pledging $50,000 in proceeds from the event toward Cape Coral
Hospital’s Wellness Path. Leftover funds will go to the club’s youth programs
and scholarships programs. Register at ftmyerstrackclub.com
Festival of Lights
The Annual CenturyLink Holiday Festival of Lights
has been held for more than 25 years and
continues this year on Saturday, Dec. 2. A free event for “kids” ages 1 to 100,
you can meet with Santa Claus, sled down Snowcap Square and watch the lighting
of the Christmas tree in Town Center. Take a ride on the Tiny Tot Train around
Snowcap Square, watch local community groups perform their holiday magic,
bounce for hours in the Candy Cane Park and shop for the family in Holiday
Village! See the full list of activities at holidayfestivalcc.com/
Boat Parade, Then Movie
Cape Coral’s annual Holiday Boat-A-Long parade features more than 100 beautifully lit boats in
Bimini Basin at Four Freedoms Park. This year the fun is on Saturday, Dec. 16, starting
at 4 p.m. In addition to the boat parade, there are food vendors, Christmas
music and a visit from Santa Claus. And after the Boat-a-Long, the movie How the Grinch Stole Christmas will be
shown on the big screen, starting between 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Capecoral.net
has all the specifics.
Santa, Shells and
Mandy Carter is a local mom with a passion for family travel,
a popular travel blogger including her own family blog at Acupful.com and the
Digital Content & Engagement Editor for TOTI Media