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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

The division offers a variety of popular Citywide Events throughout the year including (click on names below to see event websites):

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.

Fall 2021 Event Schedule:

Veteran’s Day Parade
Thursday, November 11, 2021

Marching West from Cape Coral Street to Chester Street
Parade starts at 11:00 am
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. This year's parade will be on Cape Coral Parkway beginning at 11:00am. The parade route is westbound from Cape Coral Street to Chester Street.
--> Click here for 2021 Veterans Day Parade Application

Big Ol’ Bonfire
Saturday, November 20, 2021
Sun Splash Festival Grounds, 400 Santa Barbara Blvd Cape Coral, FL 33991
Time: 6:00–10:00 pm
The Cape Coral Parks and Recreation Department is proud to bring some of the best talent for the Big Ol’ Bonfire! Come put on your boots and enjoy country music at Sun Splash Festival Grounds on Saturday, November 20. Gates open at 6 p.m. This is an all-ages show that will happen rain or shine. Lawn chairs are allowed! Please visit, for more information.

Tickets now available! 
In person at Cape Coral City Hall - Parks and Recreation 
Online -

Holiday Boat-A-Long
Saturday, December 18, 2021

Four Freedoms Park – 4818 Tarpon Ct., Cape Coral, FL 33904
4:00-10:00 pm
This annual beloved event of over 40 years features stage entertainment and performances, food vendors, Christmas music, drinks, crafts for the kids and a visit from Santa Claus, along with the boat parade. For those interested in having their boat in the parade, please register with Sea Tow by calling (239) 945-4820. Following the boat parade, is a FREE movie in the park. The movie selection will be announced closer to the event date. Be sure to bring your lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the festivities!

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 email

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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 the Special Events staff member listed below:

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