Cape Coral residents will be able to herald the city's 40th anniversary early this month with a three-day festival designed to celebrate all things Cape Coral.
Through the efforts of the Chamber of Commerce, the city, title sponsor TIB Bank, and other business contributors, the traditional Celebrate Cape Coral Block party has been expanded to three days with a new twist - a downtown carnival.
The celebration kicked off Friday night with carnival rides, live music and other attractions across from the LeeWay Transfer Station on Southeast 47th Terrace.
Festivities continue today with the annual parade, to be led by the city's "pioneers," or founding families.
Activities begin at noon and continue until midnight with the showcase event, a 50-unit hometown parade - one of the biggest yet - stepping off at 6:30 p.m. from Southeast 15th Avenue and continuing to Southeast 8th Court along 47th Terrace.
Festivities will wrap up Sunday following a 10:30 a.m. worship service and lots more activities.
We thank the organizers, we thank the sponsors, and we urge the community to pick a day and come out. The Cape is known for its community events and Celebrate Cape Coral is a perennial hit with the carnival adding a new and interesting attraction to the standby favorite.
We hope to see you there.
- Breeze editorial