CAPE CORAL, Fla. — The German American Social Club of Cape Coral will be Celebrating Spring and Hope St. Patrick’s Day Weekend in the Bavarian Gardens.
The German American Social Club is announced it is welcoming the public back, safely, to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Irish style.
There will be special food, music, dancing, and drinking.
The festivities will be held on March 13th and 14th at noon.
There will be Kellyn Celtic dancers that Oktoberfest visitors have come to enjoy regularly, two Irish bands offering traditional Irish music, and an opportunity for the community to enjoy the Southwest Florida outdoors.
All three kitchens in the Bavarian Gardens will be open to offering corned beef, fish and chips, shepherd’s pie, bangers, and mash. And, obviously, beer Irish and domestic.
Admission is $5, free for children 12 and under. Parking is free.
This first community event of the year will also be cautiously optimistic, following CDC guidelines. Though outdoors, guests will be required to wear face masks when mingling at the food stands, bars, and on the dance floor and also to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Ed Freund, the event coordinator, comments: “We understand the frustration of some with these rules, but the safety and health of our members and the community are important to us. We are simply not out of the woods yet, so we’ll play it safe.”
The club is teaming up with vendors from the community and local crafts makers. Volunteers from the club are excited as they busily prepare the gardens, the kitchens and, the food.