The Rotary Club of Cape Coral will again kick off the city's major events schedule with Festival of the Arts this weekend.
The two-day event will be held along Cape Coral Parkway from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Organizers are expecting more than 100,000 people to attend their annual festival, which, in its 28-year tenure, has grown to become one of Cape's biggest and best.
In addition to more than 300 artist booths offering everything from fine art, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, photography and more, there will be an area for children as well as an array of food vendors, which add to the street fair flavor.
We thank the Rotary Club and the many volunteers who make the event possible and who make the Cape what it is: A hometown we're proud to call home, population numbers that make us the biggest city between Tampa and Miami nonwithstanding.
In addition to numerous small events, such as Cape Harbour's recent New Year's ball drop and party, the Cape Coral Kiwani's upcoming Martini Festival and the Harney Point Kiwanis recent KidsFest and various downtown Bike Nights, the city is home to numerous festivals big and small.
Among the more spectacular are, of course, the July 4th Red White & Boom!, Oktoberfest, the Coconut Festival, and the Holiday Festival of Lights.
Thousands of families from throughout Lee County flock to the Cape to enjoy a day, an afternoon, or an evening of free or bargain-priced fun.
Our thanks again to all of the organizations, businesses and volunteers who make such things possible.
- Breeze editorial