All About Cape: Downtown Weekend Events

Apr 29, 2019

Downtown is the place to be, with lots of events happening this weekend. It kicks off at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 3 as galleries, shops and restaurants stay open late for First Friday with the Arts. Enjoy creativity, antiques and dining under a crescent moonlit sky.

Then the Cape Riverfront Market opens for the season on Saturday, May 4 from 8 a.m. to noon at 35 South Spanish Street. It’s fresh produce, baked goods, crafts and more – accompanied by live music and demonstrations.

Sunday’s Downtown Tailgate Flea Market from 8 am until 4 pm puts the cherry on top of a great weekend. More than 150 vendors pack two parking lots on Main Street with unique treasures waiting to join your collection. And you never know. A Philadelphia man once bought a shabby framed painting at a flea market for four dollars. He later discovered an original copy of the Declaration of Independence inside, which sold for more than 1.5 million dollars. We’re not saying that’s going to happen to you, but we’re not saying it won’t.

For the thespians, Bedell Hall at the River Campus will host the beloved, award-winning musical “Rent” on May 6 at 7:30 pm for its special 20th anniversary tour.

The Parks and Recreation Cinco de Mayo Softball Tournament is on May 4 and 5 at the Shawnee Park Sports Complex. There are men’s, women’s and coed brackets, with cash prizes up for grabs in each division. Whether you are the athletic type or you just want to sit in the shade and cheer teams on, it will be a lot of fun.

To find out what else is happening in town this week, go to