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Parks & Recreation

Cape Coral Special Events Division

Location
Cape Coral City Hall (2nd Floor)
1015 Cultural Park Blvd
Cape Coral, FL 33990
Hours
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.


CITYWIDE SPECIAL EVENTS

Movie in the Park featuring The Addams Family -  Saturday, October 24, 2020
The City of Cape Coral Parks and Recreation department's FREE Movie in the Park series returns! Movie in the Park (6 ft apart!) starts at approximately 7:00 pm at Jim Jeffers Park featuring The Addams Family (2019). We will be a hosting a costume contest for the kiddos at 6:30pm! Get your kids in the Halloween spirit and have them come dressed in a costume for a chance to win some prizes!

Registering for the event is required to attend. There is no charge associated with this. Tickets are available through Eventbrite starting on Friday, September 18. Tickets will be limited. Find tickets here. Sold out as of 10/01/20.


Event Schedule:
6:00pm Food Truck Arrives - Eat Bold
6:00pm Cape Coral Fun-Mobile arrives for kids activities
6:30pm Halloween Costume Contest
6:50pm Giveaway winners announced
7:00pm The Addams Family on the big screen (2019 version)

We will be following social/physical distancing recommendations. Masks are encouraged, but not required. Separate groups will be spaced out to enjoy the movie.

Veterans Day Drive-In Parade -  Wednesday, November 11, 2020 
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. 

Event Schedule:
9:00 a.m. - Parking Lot Opens
9:15 a.m. - Calendar Girls
9:45 a.m. - Drive-In Concert Begins
10:50 a.m. - Veterans  Recognition
11:00 a.m. - Helicopter Flyover
11:00 a.m. - Vehicle Parade Begins

To register and be a part of the 2020 Cape Coral Veterans Day Drive-In Parade, click here and fill out the application. Visit our website at www.capecoralvetsday.com.

Movie in the Park featuring Trolls World Tour -  Saturday, November 14, 2020 
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:
6:00pm Food Truck Arrives - Kings Tacos and Burritos
6:50pm Giveaway winners announced
7:00pm Trolls World Tour on the big screen (2020 version)

Drive-In Movie in the Park - Saturday, December 12,2020
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 - 9:00pm
More details coming soon!

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. 

Holiday Boat-A-Long - Saturday, December 19, 2020

Located at Four Freedoms Park on Cape Coral Pkwy, this annual beloved event of over 40 years features local food trucks, Christmas music, drinks, and a visit from Santa Claus, along with the boat parade. Following the boat parade, enjoy the holiday movie Christmas Vacation on the big screen! Pre-registration is required to attend and participate. There is no charge associated with this. Tickets are available through Eventbrite starting on Thursday, October 22. Tickets will be limited. 

You can 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.  Feel free to bring your own chairs and blankets. We will be following CDC guidelines & recommendations during the event.

- Boat registrations for the 2020 boat parade will be through Sea Tow. Please call (239) 945-4820.
- Performance registrations for the 2020 boat parade will be available soon. If you have any questions please contact, Todd King, Special Events Coordinator, at (239) 573-3121.

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


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
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 specialevents@capecoral.net.

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EVENT SPONSORSHIPS
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 tking@capecoral.net or (239) 573-3121.



CONTACT INFORMATION
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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