February – A Time for Celebration on the Cape!

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February on the Cape!

Its February a time for celebration on the Cape!  Super Bowl XLVIII Broncos versus Seahawks is the talk of the town!  Looks like a “Surf and Turf” competition.- Numerous sports bars, tiki bars and other venues will be ready to host their own Super Bowl extravaganza come game day.   A great benefit of “Livin on the Cape” is that we will be having nice 80 degree weather come game day and many will be having their Super Bowl get together on their lanai wearing shorts, tees and sandals!  A far cry from the 23 degree weather for kick off at Met Life Stadium  on Sunday evening in New Jersey!  So I’ll be outside with a front row seat watching on the TV lanai!  Cheers! There’s more than just the Super Bowl to celebrate in Cape Coral.  The Sunset Festival, Bike Night, Symphony at Sunset, Walk of Art Festival, the Garden Fest and the Burrowing Owls are back for their own festival event.  And of course let’s not forget Valentines Day!  So there’s a lot to celebrate and its all here “Livin on the Cape”!  Scroll down for more details on all of these February events!

Cape Coral Means Business in 2014!

bildeGreat news!  Everywhere there are signs of Cape Coral moving forward in 2014!  Forbes magazine rates Cape Coral as third in the nation tied with Austin Texas as to where the jobs will be in 2014.  A recovering housing market, increased infra structure investment and quality of life …has increased commercial business opportunities.  A new super Wal Mart, Sam’s Club and other businesses are slated for 2014! It’s the place to be in 2014!  Read more here

Why Cape Coral?

Cape Coral A Natural Fit For Work and Play!

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Why move to Cape Coral?  There are a ton of reasons.  Besides the great weather  Did you know that Cape Coral:

  • Is the 4th fastest growing city in the US?
  • Has approximately  8,000 businesses, including industrial and white-collar businesses serving global customers
  • While the main economic drivers are real estate and construction, the Cape is home to several emerging business clusters such as finance, insurance, and real estate services, health-related services, professional business services, including architecture, engineering, law, accounting, and management consulting.
  • More than half of Cape Coral’s population is age 45 or younger, and residents under 25 outnumber those over 65.
  • Has a large infrastructure investment and practices green environmental policies, utilizing sustainable growth practices to include drinking water production and wastewater treatment.  Recycled water resources for home and commercial irrigation systems.
  • Cape Coral is a growth market. Only about 45 percent of the city’s pre-platted lots are developed.  It is  predicted that the population will exceed 400,000 at build-out.
  • The Cape is served by FGCU (Florida Gulf Coast University) , which opened in 1997 and now serves more than 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students along with numerous other educational institutions.

Want to get more facts and information on why to relocate you and your business to Cape Coral?  Click on to the Cape Coral Economic Development Office site.

 

February Events

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 February 5th  Sunset Celebration!                                                        4-7PM at the Cape Coral Yacht Club

Enjoy those marvelous SW Florida sunsets the first Wednesday of each month at the Sunset Celebration at the Cape Coral Yacht Club.  Food, live music and drink specials.  Over 30 unique artists and vendors will have their wares on display for your shopping pleasure.  Free admission!

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February 8th Cape Coral Bike Night!

Saturday 5-10 PM SE 47th Terrace Between Coronado Pkwy. & Vincennes Blvd. Cape Coral, FL  3904

Cape Coral Bike Night is the premier event for motorcycle enthusiasts!  Join over 10,000 people for a night of fun, food, drinks, live music and a host of vendors.

 

 

 

Picture3February 9th  Sunday Symphony at Sunset 

 

Gates open at 1pm, Concert at 4:30pm

Four Freedoms Park 4818 Tarpon Court, Cape Coral just south of Cape Coral Parkway between SE 5th and 6th Avenues

The Gulf Coast Symphony, Southwest Florida’s premier community orchestra, presents its much anticipated free outdoor SYMPHONY AT SUNSET at Four Freedoms Park in Cape Coral. The performance is free and open to the public. No tickets or advanced reservations are required. This expanded community event celebrates both culinary arts and music. Sample an international array of great food from more than 20 local
restaurants
, plus a wide variety of craft beers, margaritas,
and wine
. Enjoy musical performances from local school
groups
, and finish the day with another sensational Symphony at
Sunset
. Enjoy a selection of Broadway favorites and light classics in a
beautiful Southwest Florida setting–from Southwest Florida’s premier community orchestra! Bring blankets or lawn chairs and make it a great day!

 

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February 15- All Walks of Art Festival

– On Saturday February 15th, Circus Arts United will be will be shutting down 47th Terrace from Vincennes Blvd., to 10th Pl., in Downtown Cape Coral to bring SWFL an amazing collaboration of Artists, Musicians & Entertainment!!!!! 

There will be 60+ artists displaying work. We have 20 live performers including stilts, aerial silks with trapeze rigging, fire performances, 2 local dance troupes, uni-cyclist, jugglers and 2 incredible magicians with a suspended ‘houdini’ act. We also have an amazing new live band dj called Frisson that plays keys, bass and drums to some amazing samples, the Bonita Beach rhythm circle, and we are working day and night to secure a stage for local musicians to perform.

 

thHIRIXDFFFebruary 16- Bavarian Garden Fest

The German American Club will host its annual Garden Fest on Sunday February 16th

Location:
German-American Social Club
2101 Pine Island Road
Cape Coral, FL  33910

This is a must do event for those who enjoy authentic German food and entertainment. Plenty of schnitzel, brats, potato pancakes, chicken, pretzels, beer and wine is on tap for this annual event. There will also be authentic live German music on the stages throughout the event as well as commercial vendors and crafts.

 

 

February 22- Burrowing Owl FestivalPicture5Rotary Park 5505 Rose Garden Rd.                                                                              Cape Coral, FL  33914                                                                                               (239) 549-4606

Cape Coral is home to the largest known population of the Florida Burrowing Owl, which is a species of special concern.

These pint sized birds burrow underground where they nest from late February through July and are now the official city bird of Cape Coral.

Please join us as this fun filled family event celebrates the start of the burrowing owl nesting season and all Cape Coral’s natural wildlife treasures.

A partial listing of festival highlights include wildlife artists & photographers of all things natural, native and wild, environmental and wildlife organizations with educational exhibits and live animals, guided nature walks for wildlife viewing, and bus tours to local burrowing owl burrows.  A variety of native plants will be offered for sale.  Also on site will be music and several food vendors so plan to spend the day. Event proceeds will go toward local wildlife protection, preservation and education.  Admission is $5 donation for ages over 16.

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See You in March!

We trust that you have enjoyed this issue of “Livin on the Cape”.  Our mission continues to focus on being the good will ambassadors for Cape Coral and the surrounding area of Southwest Florida.  If you are interested in more information or looking for that special place to claim as your new home send us an email by clicking on our email contact information at the top right hand corner of the blog.  Thank you and Happy Valentines Day! Picture1

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