The 7th Annual Taste of the Cape, a community event held in Cape Coral that celebrates both the culinary arts and live music, will move to Tarpon Point Marina this season. A partnership, originally developed between the Gulf Coast Symphony and Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce Education Committee, highlights some of the best restaurants in Cape Coral, a juried arts and craft fair, and brings premier live entertainment, including a full symphony performance, to the South Cape area. The event draws thousands of attendees each year and will be held on Sunday, February 16, 2020.

This year, the Taste of the Cape has partnered with Freeman & Hasselwander Resort Properties to move this premier culinary and music event to the exclusive Tarpon Point Marina in Cape Coral. The new location highlights the natural beauty of Cape Coral with panoramic views of its incredible waterways and lush palm trees lining the seawalls.

Attendees will enjoy an international array of great food from local restaurants serving their signature dishes, plus a wide variety of craft beers, wine, and a signature Wicked Dolphin rum drink. Throughout the day, enjoy musical performances by local bands, and finish the day with another sensational Symphony at Sunset, with a waterfront view, performed by the Gulf Coast Symphony. Enjoy a selection of music that celebrates the American Cowboy and the Wild Wild West in a beautiful Southwest Florida setting—from Southwest Florida’s premier community orchestra!

A new family fun-zone will enhance the family experience and include face painting, a musical discovery zone and more.

For the first time at the Taste of the Cape enjoy a unique VIP experience, with a private tent with tables and servers, VIP bathrooms, VIP parking, preferred stage-front seating, and a host of other amenities. VIP passes are extremely limited and will sell out fast.

All proceeds from the Taste of the Cape support the Education Committee’s scholarship program and the Gulf Coast Symphony’s music education and community programs. The event is being supported by the Gunterberg Charitable Foundation.

Taste of the Cape runs from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm on Sunday, February 16, 2020, with musical performances throughout the day. Various Bands will perform, and the Gulf Coast Symphony will present a Symphony at Sunset concert at 4:30 pm. General Admission is $5, VIP passes are $50, with food and drink prices ranging from $3–$8. 100% of net proceeds from this event go directly to local student scholarships and music outreach programs in the community. If you are interested in participating, sponsoring or volunteering at next year’s Taste of the Cape please call 239.549.6900.

Calendar Listing

Event: Taste of the Cape
Sunday, February 16, 2020
Tarpon Point Marina, 6179 Black Marlin Ln, Cape Coral
11:00PM to 6:00PM
$5 General admission; $50 VIP Pass
Food & Drink:
Range $3–$10
For more information
: Call 239.549.6900

Gulf Coast Symphony

The Gulf Coast Symphony, under the direction of Maestro Andrew M. Kurtz, is one of the most dynamic and innovative orchestras in the United States. Now in its 25th anniversary season, Gulf Coast Symphony programs foster a love and appreciation of the performing arts, and are an integral part of the civic fabric of the community, unlocking creativity while providing critical economic stimulus in Lee County. The 2019-20 season offers unique and innovative programming, dynamic musical performances, community engagement, and arts education. Each season features the Symphonic Pops Series, Classical Access Concerts, Family Concerts, and holiday concert, all presented at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at FSW.

Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber’s mission is to promote and serve business and community. The Chamber is a major contributor to the growth and progress of the community, making Southwest Florida a better place to live and work. Within the Chamber, the Education Committee serves as a bridge between the academic world and business community. Members of this committee volunteer their time to raise funds for scholarships and educational programs that support the development of tomorrow’s business leaders.