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Cinco de Mayo: Celebration in Cape on Saturday

By Staff | May 1, 2015

One decade later, two Cape Coral entities will once again put on a Cinco de Mayo event.

The Chamber of Commerce of Cape Coral and Iguana Mia have partnered up to host the celebration on Saturday from 5 to 11 p.m. in the parking lot behind the restaurant. It is free and open to the public.

“It’s been 10 years since we’ve done it,” Amanda Brunson, a spokeswoman for the chamber, said.

Picking up where they left off a decade ago, the celebration will mark its 25th anniversary.

“We really just thought it was a great community event to bring back,” she said.

Live music will be provided on two stages by the bands sowFLo and Rockin’ Horse. Both from the Naples area, sowFLo is a rock and reggae group, while Rockin’ Horse is a top 40s rock group.

“The music’s going to play continuously,” Brunson said.

Outdoor seating will be provided for the public.

“They’re more than welcome to bring their own though,” she said.

There will be a children’s area set up, including inflatables, face painting and more.

“I believe they’re going to bring out some games,” Brunson said.

It will cost to take part in the children’s activities.

“It’s going to be a small fee,” she said.

Iguana Mia will serve up a Mexican menu, featuring queso, esquites – corn off the cob – and taco platters of pork, steak, fish or chicken. There will also be specials available inside the restaurant.

“He’s doing a whole bunch of stuff,” Brunson said.

Along with Mexican fare, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks will be for sale. Water and soda are $2, and domestic and import beers – Dos Equis and Coronado – are $5. There will be margaritas.

“We’ll have tons of different types of beer,” she said.

More than a dozen vendors will be on hand.

“It’s a variety of different chamber members,” Brunson said.

She cited a local chiropractor, to people selling items like light-up toys.

“It’s a great way to start off the end of season,” Brunson said. The weather’s going to be absolutely gorgeous, and it’s a just a great night to come out with your family and celebrate.”

Parking will be first come, first served in the South Cape area.

“Be careful and be aware of where you park. Make sure you’re not in a tow-away zone,” she said.

Public parking is available in Club Square, the Big John’s parking lot and at Winn-Dixie.

For more information, visit online at: www.capecoralchamber.com.

Iguana Mia is at 1027 E. Cape Coral Parkway.