Cape Coral is a bustling city in Southwest Florida, and whether you live there or are planning a visit in 2020, it’s worth finding out when the best festivals are throughout the year. There are many ways of doing this, you can check the local social network for news of upcoming events, you can look out for posters and flyers about things that are happening in the area, or you can do your research online.
If you are looking for all the information in one place, then look no further, as we’ve done all the hard work for you! Below you can find a comprehensive roundup of some of the top festivals that are taking place in Cape Coral 2020. Let’s take a look.
Fort Myers Veg Fest – 5th January
They say a healthy body can aid a healthy mind, and the annual veg fest that takes place in neighboring Fort Myers is a hugely popular one for both Cape Coral locals and tourists alike. If you are thinking about going vegan, or want to get more veg into your diet, this will be the festival to convince you! There will be educational events about the science that supports a plant-only based diet as well as cooking demos, animal rescues, and lots of lovely vegs to buy.
The 35th Cape Coral Arts & Music Festival – 11th-12th January
The Rotary Club of Cape Coral produces this fantastic annual festival, and you can expect to find a showcase of the best local music and art in the area. With over 300 exhibitors, lots are going on, and you can enjoy both indoor and outdoor performances across the festival site, both in the heart of the Southern part of the city and Cape Coral Parkway. Set over two days, and with last year welcoming over 100,000 visitors, it’s one of the biggest festivals on the calendar.
ClamJam of Southwest Florida Seafood & Music Festival 25th-26th January
If you are looking for fantastic local food, great entertainment, and live music, this festival will be ideal, and there is plenty for the kids to enjoy as well, such as face painting, rock climbing rides, and more. Fans of seafood will be particularly spoilt for choice with local fishers bringing in fresh catches right off the boats! If you want to learn more about fishing and boating, you can catch an informative seminar from local Captains too.
Asia Fest “Year Of The Rat” 2020 – 8th February
The Asia Fest takes place in nearby Fort Myers and is not to be missed. The Year of the Rat will see a fantastic celebration full of color and music showcasing the very best of the Asian culture. Enjoy Asian cuisine, revel with the traditional lion dancers, watching in awe of spectacular martial arts displays, and get involved with the many games and other activities too.
Cape Coral Irish Festival – 1st March
This festival will celebrate its 15th year in 2020, and attendees can enjoy the best of all things Irish with live music, Irish dancing, traditional Irish fare, and arts and crafts exhibitions too.
The Lights Water Festival – 28th March
Another splendid festival taking place in 2020 is the fantastic Lights Water Festival, where a combination of live music and dancing form the backdrop to a stunning display of floating water lanterns that both grownups and children will love.
Career Fair – 6th May
If you are looking for your perfect job, look no further. The careers fair on 6th May is there to help and is a live hiring and recruiting event that is designed to help those looking for a new career path meet the employers that can help them realize their dreams!
River District Food & Brew Festival – 23rd May
The Food & Brew Festival is fantastic for locals and tourists alike who want to discover some of the best local restaurants and breweries. Live music, beer tasting, and great food will all be on offer. The event is strictly for over 21’s, and all proceeds go to an excellent cause – the Uncommon Friends Foundation.
MangoMania Tropical Fruit Fair – 1st July
If you love nothing more than tucking into fresh fruit, you’ll be delighted by the Mangomania Tropical Fruit Fair. Here you can feast on a variety of fresh fruit, purchase mouth-watering produce and even buy trees to grow your own fruit at home. Music, arts, crafts and children’s games and even a food tasting contest will take place too.
Sidewalk Sale & Chalk Art Festival – End of November
This fun, free event is a great little festival that celebrates businesses in the area. So if you want to support all things local, including a wide range of local artists, this is the festival for you.
With these ten festivals, there is something exciting happening in Cape Coral almost all year round. So whether you’ve come for a holiday or are here to stay, you can find the perfect festival for you.