Super Boat Street Parade and Display Friday April 11 in Punta Gorda

In a lead up to the Charlotte Harbor Super Boat Grand Prix on Manasota Key, on Friday, April 11,  there will be a street parade going from Charlotte High down Taylor to the the downtown area, where boats will then be on display.  Parade starts around 4:30 p.m. Boats on display from 6 p.m. in Downtown Punta Gorda

Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Lunch April 2 at the Punta Gorda Woman's Club

A composer's lunch will be held at the Woman's Club on Sullivan Street featuring a lecture on Polish Composers, Chopin and Paderewski accompanied by a Polish buffet by the Wood Street Grill including a glass of wine.  The luncheon is $15 a person and reservations are needed.  Call 941-205-9743.   Today is last day to reserve.

Conquistadors to Reenact Landing at TT's Tike Hut this Saturday March 29

The Conquistadors will reinact a Ponce de Leon style landing near TT's Tiki Hut Saturday about noon.

Charlotte HarborFest This Weekend March 22-23

This Saturday and Sunday, March 22-23, The Charlotte HarborFest Seafood, Fishing, and Boating Festival will celebrate life on the harbor at Laishley Park on Charlotte Harbor.  Festivities include locally caught seafood and other favorites including a Caribbean Rum Bar with a big selection of specialty rums and rum drinks.

In addition to the seafood and rum, there will be arts and crafts, marine, fishing, and boating vendors on hand with the latest fishing tackle, boat accessories, marine artwork, and more. There will also be a variety of boats on display, fishing seminars each day in the Flatsmasters seminar tent. There will be live music on stage throughout the weekend and a Kids’ Fun Zone.

Admissison is $3 with kids under 12 free. All food, beverages, and kids’ area attractions require tickets, which are available at ticket booths for $1 each. There is no additional charge for fishing seminars. Gates open at noon Saturday until 8 p.m., and again at noon on Sunday until 5 p.m.



Peace River Regional Car Show Saturday March 22 at Gilchrist Park

The 40th Annual Peace River Regional Car Show is this Saturday starting at 8:30 a.m. at Gilchrist Park.

Saturday Night Fever at the Event Center Saturday, March 22 - Chamber Disco Night

The Punta Gorda Chamber is holding a Solid Gold Disco Night on Saturday Night March 22 at the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center, 75 Taylor St., Punta Gorda. This is a great opportunity to grab your ‘70s garb from your closet and boogie on down from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Dance the night away to the sounds we all remember so well — they will be played courtesy of Gator DJ.

Tickets are $10 in advance, and they can be purchased at the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce office, 252 W. Marion Ave., or by visiting its website, www.puntagordachamber.com  . Tickets are $15 at the door.

Drive-In Theatre Experience This Friday March 21 in Downtown Punta Gorda

For the nostalgic of us, the curious, and those just looking for a fun, affordable night out, AMIKids Crossroads .... is recreating this bit of Americana in the center of downtown Punta Gorda   This Friday Night (March 21) around sunset (7:30 p.m.) City Marketplace will become a theatre under the stars with its first showing, "Despicable Me 2."  Ticket Prices: $20 for car, $5 walk-in at the gate.

Superboat Gran Prix coming to Charlotte Harbor April 11-13

Superboat Grand Prix Coming to Charlotte Harbor April 11-13.


Florida International Air Show at Punta Gorda Airport March 28, 29, 30 - the Return of the Thunderbirds

The Florida International Air Show roars into Punta Gorda Airport March 28, 29th and 30th featuring the popular USAF Thunderbirds. Celebrating its 34th year, the show is honoring former servicemen with  "A Salute to Veterans". A full line up of performers can be found at the following web address:  http://www.floridaairshow.com/see_do/performers.html. See a video featuring the Thunderbids below:

Wings of Freedom Historic Airplane Tour at Punta Gorda Airport January 29th-31st

The Collings Foundation’s Wings of Freedom Tour will take place January 29 through the 31st at the Punta Gorda Airport. Flying in to join the show will be the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress “Nine O Nine” WWII Heavy Bomber, Consolidated B-24 Liberator “Witchcraft” WWII Heavy Bomber and P-51 Mustang fighter.

The B-17 is one of only eight in flying condition in the United States, the B-24J and Full Dual Control P-51C
Mustang are the sole remaining examples of their type flying in the world. The price for close-up viewing of these historic planes is $12 for adults and $6 for children under 12. World War II veterans can tour through the aircraft complimentary. Discounted rates for school groups.

Visitors take a 30-minute flight aboard these rare aircraft. Flights on either the B-17 or B-24 are $450 per person. P-51 flights are $2,200 for a half hour and $3,200 for a full hour. For reservations and information on flight experiences, call 800-568-8924.

The event will take place at the Punta Gorda Airport's  South Ramp, A-1 Airport Road, Punta Gorda. It will begin at 2 p.m. on Jan. 29 and will be on display until the aircraft departs Jan. 31 after 12 p.m. Hours of ground tours and display are 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30, and 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, Jan. 31.