Some other fun events are Bike Night in Cape Coral 4 times a year. They have a live band and hundreds of motorcycles lining the streets in downtown Cape Coral. Peace Day in the park is another fun yearly event for the family. We also have Christmas Boat Parades, other holiday parades, and the Edison Festival of Lights parade which is a must see.

SWFL is one of the few places that you’ll still find a laid back atmosphere. We don’t have a “big city” here like many other popular areas of Florida. You’ll find many local restaurants and shops here that will give you that small town feeling.

One of my other FAVORITE things about SWFL is the location. We are far enough from the “big cities” to avoid the traffic, congestion and crime that comes with being near a big city BUT close enough to visit. It only takes us 2-3 hours to get to Tampa, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale or Miami. There is so much to do in these cities that we love to visit for quick weekend trips. We are also only a 4 hour drive to the upper Florida Keys. Which we’ve made our home away from home. Talk about laid back!! We truly love it there.

If I talked about ALL the things to do in SWFL I would end up writing a book but here are some other fun things to do.

  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • boating
  • walking nature trails
  • gardening
  • swimming
  • water parks
  • wild life refuges


And just so much more…