The advance-sale tickets for Mango Mania Tropical Fruit Festival that takes place on July 30 and 31, on the grounds at the German-American Club, are now available at several locations on Pine Island. The tickets are $5 each, a savings of one dollar on general admission the days of the festival.
Lisa Benton, executive director of the Greater Pine Island Chamber of Commerce said TIB Bank is offering the tickets for sale at all their branches in Lee County including Ft. Myers, Cape Coral, and Pine Island; the tickets are also available at Stonegate Bank (previously SW Capital Bank) and SunTrust Bank here on the island as well as the Pine Island Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center.
Mango Mania is shaping up to be an exciting two-day festival this year, Benton said. Live entertainment is scheduled throughout the event, and includes local favorites Soap Box, Mike Iambasciani, Stringtown, Caribbean Clint, and the Mary Winters Band, with performances each day by the dance groups the Hot Flashz, the Calendar Girls, and the Arthur Murray Dancers.
“Join in the tropical hat parade each day, participate in one of the games or contests, prepare you favorite mango recipe for the food judging contest, taste local mangoes and other tropical fruit, and experience All Things Mango," Benton said.