The event is a traditional Cape Coral birthday salute to the nation. It begins with a patriotic acknowledgment to the troops accompanied by the Cape Coral VFW Post 8463 Color Guard. Caira Everly will kick off the event singing the national anthem along with a medley of patriotic songs."/>
The event is a traditional Cape Coral birthday salute to the nation. It begins with a patriotic acknowledgment to the troops accompanied by the Cape Coral VFW Post 8463 Color Guard. Caira Everly will kick off the event singing the national anthem along with a medley of patriotic songs."/> Great American Picnic at Cape Harbour July 3 | News, Sports, Jobs - SANIBEL-CAPTIVA - Island Reporter, Islander and Current
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Great American Picnic at Cape Harbour July 3

By Staff | Jun 9, 2011

Get an early start on your Fourth of July celebration by getting in the spirit of the holiday at the family favorite “Great American Picnic” Sunday, July 3, from noon t0 3:30 p.m. at the Marina at Cape Harbour. Live music will continue from 4-8 p.m.
The event is a traditional Cape Coral birthday salute to the nation. It begins with a patriotic acknowledgment to the troops accompanied by the Cape Coral VFW Post 8463 Color Guard. Caira Everly will kick off the event singing the national anthem along with a medley of patriotic songs. It is a family friendly day of activities for everyone featuring delicious foods, contests and music.
Again this year, the ever-popular “Best Patriotic Pet Contest’ gets under way with judge Lois Thome, WINK-TV news anchor, along with our newly named judge, Sean Lucas, owner of Doggie.Style, a unique dog boutique at Cape Harbour. Medals will be awarded and the grand prize is a gift basket from the Cape Harbour Merchants. There is no cost to enter. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. and the contest starts at 1 p.m.
This is the fourth year that members of the non-profit Adopt-A-Troop Foundation will be raising money to support our military.
Also on tap will be the traditional “Apple Pie Baking Contest” hosted by Café Pignoli, as well as the “Banana Split Eating Contest” hosted by Run Agrounds premium coffee, pastry and ice cream shop. High Maintenance Salon & Spa and Divine Diva’s Boutique will adorn children and those young at heart with patriotic tattoos. There will be an arts and crafts area where kids can create “Thank You Cards’ for our military. Kids can also create fun designs on bandanas for themselves or for the Troops.
Throughout the festival, Chris the DJ with “Juke Box Hero” will MC and provide entertainment.
As always, admission and parking are free. For more details, log on to www.capeharbour.com or call (239) 945-6116.