The 34th Annual Cape Coral Arts & Music Festival, hosted annually by the Rotary Club of Cape Coral, is happening this weekend. On Saturday, the festival runs from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
It’s all happening on Cape Coral Parkway in South Cape between Del Prado Boulevard and SE 10th Place, and north to SE 47th Terrace. In addition, the largest juried art show in Southwest Florida will showcase live music talent on Saturday and Sunday. Admission and parking are free for festival attendees.
The Cape Coral Arts & Music Festival is Lee County’s largest special event according to the Lee County Tourist Development Council and the Lee County Visitors and Convention Bureau. Attracting more than 100,000 visitors, this annual festival brings together the works of more than 300 juried artists and artisans from across the country. Exhibitors will showcase their fine art, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, photography, metal works, mixed media, and much more. Food will be available for purchase from a variety of vendors via Little Joe’s Special Events.
Musicians from across the nation will be playing everything from rock and roll to gospel on Saturday and Sunday at an outdoor stage located at the corner of Cape Coral Parkway and 10th Place at the west end of the festival. In addition, entertainment will be provided at several bars and restaurants located throughout the South Cape for attendees to enjoy on Saturday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Tim Parker has been selected as this year’s poster artist. Owner of Art2D Gallery & Studio in Naples, FL, Parker concentrates on abstract figurative art, animals, abstract landscapes, and non-objective paintings. Parker’s work, Lift Off #2, was selected from the competitive pool of exhibitors by the Festival committee and is prominently featured on the event poster.
For more information about the Cape Coral Arts & Music Festival, visit CapeCoralFestival.com.