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Cape Coral Special Events Division

Cape Coral City Hall (2nd Floor)
1015 Cultural Park Blvd
Cape Coral, FL 33990
Monday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Tuesday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wednesday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Thursday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
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The Cape Coral Special Events Division plans and facilitates a variety of Citywide Special Events throughout the year. The team is dedicated to excellence by making Cape Coral’s events diverse, family-oriented and attractive to consumers as well as corporate sponsors.

For more information on the Special Events Division, click on any of the links below for details on that topic and/or scroll down to see all details.

* Citywide Special Events
Volunteer Opportunities
Event Sponsorships
Contact Information

In addition to hosting Citywide events, the Special Events Division oversees the Special Event Permit Process that is required by all outside groups who wish to utilize City land to conduct events with more than 500 people. Groups who would like to request that their event information be posted on the City's Community Calendar should complete the form found on the Community Events page.


Veterans Day Drive-In Parade -  Wednesday, November 11, 2020 (CANCELED)
Join us as the community honors our American Heroes and pays tribute to those who lost their lives, those who served honorably and those who are still proudly serving our country. The Veteran's Day Celebration is a cooperative effort of the City of Cape Coral Parks and Recreation and local community volunteers. We will be following CDC guidelines & recommendations during the event.

We will be hosting a Drive-In Parade at Sun Splash Family Waterpark Festival Grounds, and all interested spectators will be a part of the parade this year. Everyone must arrive and participate in a vehicle. Register early as spots are limited. All vehicles are encouraged to decorate for the occasion. Veterans and Veteran groups will have a reserved parking section. 

In place of this event, the city will be doing a smaller event next week that will not be open to the public to recognize our local Veterans. If you have a Veteran in your family/inner circle, please send us their contact information to, so we can reach out to invite them!

Movie in the Park featuring Trolls World Tour -  Saturday, November 14, 2020(SOLD OUT)
The City of Cape Coral Parks and Recreation department's FREE Movie in the Park series continues! Movie in the Park (6 ft apart!) starts at approximately 6:00 pm at Lake Kennedy Center featuring Trolls World Tour (2020). 

Registering for the event is required to attend. There is no charge associated with this. Tickets are available through Eventbrite starting on Monday, October 19. Tickets will be limited.  Find tickets here. Tickets sold out as of 10/20/20.

Event Schedule:
5:00pm Food Truck Arrives - Kings Tacos and Burritos
5:00pm Fun-Mobile Arrives for free kids activities
5:50pm Giveaway winners announced
6:00pm Trolls World Tour on the big screen (2020 version)

Drive-In Movie in the Park - Saturday, December 12,2020  (SOLD OUT)
The City of Cape Coral Parks and Recreation department's will be bringing a twist on the series with the city's first-ever "Drive-In Movie in the Park" featuring Elf. This series features a family-friendly movie showing on a giant inflatable movie screen at dusk, with giveaways and a food truck!

Location: Lake Meade Community Park - 1117 NE 23rd St, Cape Coral, FL 33909
Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Event Schedule:
5:00pm Food Truck Arrives - Dave's Cosmic Subs, Sunny Days Ice Cream
5:50pm Giveaway winners announced through the car radio
6:00pm Elf on the big screen 

Registering for the event is required to attend. There is no charge associated with this. Tickets are available through Eventbrite starting on Friday, November 13. Tickets will be limited. FInd tickets here.

Holiday Boat-A-Long - Saturday, December 19, 2020 (LAND ACTIVITIES CANCELED)
For the protection of the public health, safety, and welfare, the City of Cape Coral Parks and Recreation Department has decided to cancel the land activities originally scheduled for the Holiday Boat-A-Long on Saturday, December 19 at Four Freedoms Park. Sea Tow of Cape Coral will still be coordinating the boat parade on its normal route throughout various canals in South Cape Coral and the Bimini Basin. For those interested in having their boat in the parade, please register with Sea Tow of Cape Coral by calling (239) 945-4820.

Update: Reservations are not being accepted, and there are no tickets to attend. If you decide to go to Four Freedoms Park to watch Sea Tow's parade (boat staging at 6pm, parade at 7pm), attendance numbers are not being managed as the city will not be coordinating any land activities. Chairs and blankets are recommended. Please contact Sea Tow of Cape Coral if you have any questions.

Boat Route Map1
The route is the same year after year except there will be no land activities this year.

We appreciate your understanding as we navigate through this tough time together. Happy Holidays!
- City of Cape Coral Parks and Recreation

In addition, a variety of other popular Citywide Events including (click on names below to see event websites):

Volunteers at Sounds of JazzWhether you are looking to earn required volunteer hours, meet new people, or simply get more involved in the community, volunteering for a Citywide Special Event is a great option! Assist in areas such as registration, ticket sales, food service, hospitality, and more. For more information on how to become a volunteer, call (239) 573-3123 or send an email to

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The Special Events Division offers a variety of sponsorship opportunities that allow businesses to promote their name/products/services in conjunction with City organized events. The goal is to create a “win-win” combination for the sponsor as well as the event, which is accomplished by providing a creative venue for companies to reach their target audience while making additional funds or services available to enhance the event experience. For more information about sponsorships, please contact Todd King, Special Events Coordinator, at or (239) 573-3121.

The division’s administrative office is located on the second floor of Cape Coral City Hall at 1015 Cultural Park Blvd.  If you are interested in sponsoring, volunteering, participating in, or being a vendor at an upcoming event, or would like more information about the Special Events Division, please stop by the Parks & Recreation reception desk during regular office hours, go to Register Online to view and sign up for upcoming events or contact one of the Special Events staff members listed below:

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