5 Things to Do This Weekend (May 11)

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In an effort to help our readers plan their weekend, every Thursday you can find out what is going on in Cape Coral over the next few days with our "5 Things To Do This Weekend".

Whether it's finding events for the family or a night out with friends, here you will find details on a few of the events taking place in Cape Coral over the weekend in a quick and simple format.

Below are five events taking place across Cape Coral this weekend.


Mother's Day at Sun Splash (Saturday-Sunday)

Sun Splash Family Waterpark is offering free admission to moms during Mother’s Day Weekend, May 13-14, with the purchase of a regular priced child or teen General Admission ticket.

The park will also be raffling off over $2,500 worth of prizes during the weekend including a three-day, two-night stay at Pointe Estero Beach Resort plus gift certificates to Ideal Image, Bath and Body Works, and Pure Florida.

Sun Splash is currently open on Saturdays and Sundays only from 10:00am to 5:00pm.

For more information about Sun Splash, admission rates and directions to the park, call (239) 574-0558 or visit www.SunSplashWaterpark.com.


Scott Stapp Live and Unplugged at Dixie Roadhouse (Saturday)

Scott Stapp, former lead singer of Creed, will be in Cape Coral this Saturday, May 13 to perform an acoustic concert at Dixie Roadhouse.

Stapp burst onto the music scene in the 1990's as the lead singer of Creed putting out such chart-topping hits as "What's This Life For," "Higher," and "With Arms Wide Open." The band won a Grammy Award in 2001 for "With Arms Wide Open."

In addition to Stapp, Canadian Rock band, Art of Dying will perform as the event's "Special Guest."

Tickets for the concert start at $20 for general admission and a very limited number of $100 VIP tickets that include appetizers and drinks at Nevermind Awesome Bar & Eatery for the pre-party, as well as front stage viewing, VIP laminate and a private seating area side stage. Due to the limited number of VIP tickets, these must be purchased at Nevermind, located at 927 Cape Coral Pkwy. E. General admission tickets are only $20 for a limited time and can be purchased online, Dixie Roadhouse and Nevermind Awesome Bar & Eatery.

Doors open at 6:30pm. Dixie Roadhouse is located at 1023 SE 47th Terrace. For more information, click here.


Cape Coral Sprint Triathlon 2017 (Saturday)

The City of Cape Coral Parks and Recreation Department and Lee Health will present the 8th Annual Cape Coral Yacht Club Sprint Triathlon this Saturday, May 13.

The Spring Triathlon is a USAT sanctioned event that makes its way through the historic area of Southeast Cape Coral.

Beginning and ending at the Cape Coral Yacht Club, the event features a quarter mile swim in the Caloosahatchee River, an eleven-mile bike ride, and a 5K run through the oldest and most historical section of Cape Coral.

Top finishers in the race will receive custom designed, hand-made trophies created by local artist Andrea May. There will also be awards given in a number of age categories.

While registration for the race is now closed, the city is encouraging the public to come out and cheer the athletes on as they make their way through the course.

The race begins at the Yacht Club Beach at 7:00am.

The Cape Coral Yacht Club is located at 5819 Driftwood Parkway.

For more information, call (239) 574-0806.

Boater Alert: Due to the race, the Yacht Club Boat Ramp will be closed Saturday from 6:00am to 9:00am. Boaters are encouraged to use the Horton Park boat ramp, located at 2600 SE 26th Place, or the Rosen Park boat ramp, located at 2414 SE 15th Terrace, as alternatives between those times.


Cape Coral 5K Zombie Invasion (Saturday)

Cape Coral's second annual 5K Fun Run will be invaded by a horde of flesh hungry zombies stumbling through the nature trails of Rotary Park.

The zombie horde is expected to invade the park once again on Saturday, May 13.

Register for this unique twist on the traditional 5K, and choose to run/walk the course as a human, in which you will be given a life belt with three flags (or chances to remain human). Finish the race with at least one flag, and you have survived the zombie apocalypse. (Finish the race with no flags, and you are now infected, and we all know it's just a matter of time).

Register as a zombie and undergo a make-up transformation at the transformation station before the race begins (please come already in costume, only make-up will be provided) As a zombie, you will be assigned to designated areas throughout the course and will be expected to run, crawl, or stumble to collect the life flags from the humans. There will be prize categories for both humans and zombies.

The cost to participate as a human or a zombie is $30 for those ages ten and older and $15 for those younger than ten years of age.

This event is a "fun run" and is not an officially timed event. There will be prizes for the zombie who collects the most flags and the first human to cross the finish line with all three lifebelts intact.

In addition to the run, there will also be a costume contest with prizes, food, photo ops, and more surprises.

Spectators are welcome free of charge.

To register or more information including event rules and times, visit www.capecoralzombie5k.com.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Cape Coral Caring Center.


Cape Bazaar at Jaycee Park (Saturday)

Help support local, small businesses, as Local Ladies Social Network, Inc. host the Cape Bazaar this weekend at Jaycee Park.

Come out and peruse over 40 local vendors offering their products and services.

Also, there will be arts & crafts, face painting, food, and drinks, and live music by MFYF, who is scheduled to perform at 12:00pm.

The Cape Bazaar will take place this Saturday, May 13 from 10:00am to 4:00pm at Jaycee Park, located at the end of Beach Parkway off Del Prado Boulevard.

For more information, click here.


-As a special bonus, if you are looking for a place to take your mom for some Mother's Day food and drink, be sure to check out our special Out & About in The Cape- Mother's Day Dining Specials feature.