Charlotte County Chamber's Christmas Parade through Punta Gorda Saturday

The annual Christmas Parade in Punta Gorda will be Saturday, December 6th starting at 12 noon from Charlotte High school up Taylor Road into the Downtown area of Punta Gorda .   This year's parade is themed "Santa's Workshop."

Holiday Home Tour "Christmas in Paradise" by the Punta Gorda Garden Club December 5-6

"Christmas in Paradise," the Punta Gorda Garden's Club  Holiday Home Tour is December 5-6.

Tickets are $15, proceeds going to the PGGC Scholarship and Community Projects Fund. Advanced tickets are available from all Garden Club members, at the Charlotte Chamber at the Freeman House or at 2702 Tamiami Trail in Port Charlotte or from the Punta Gorda Chamber on Marion Ave. Refreshments and a Poinsettia sale will be available in the Fellowship Hall of the First United Methodist Church. For more information: (941) 575-4653 or visit

Punta Gorda History Park Christmas Lights and House Decorations December 3-7

The Punta Gorda History Park lit up for the holidays and the Price House and Cigar Cottage decked out from December 3-7, 5-9 p.m. Adults $10.00 Donation; Children under 12 Free. Tickets available at: Punta Gorda Women’s Club, Punta Gorda History Park Art Gallery and Gift shop, Train Depot and Copperfish Books. Proceeds Benefit the Punta Gorda Historical Society. For more information contact 941-639-1887.

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Historic Fashion Show by Punta Gorda Women's Club Sunday, December 7

Featuring Charlotte Todd, a well-known fashion intepreter, the Punta Gorda Women's Club Historic Fashion show is this coming Sunday, December 7 12:30 p.m..    Vintage clothing from the 1890′s through the 1950s will be modeled along with a wine and cheese meet and greet.  Tickets are $20 and seating is limited.  All proceeds go to local children’s charities.  For more information, call Linda at (941) 979-0964 or Lynn at (941) 639-5081.

Barktoberfest Pet Costume Contest at Fishville October 25th

Barktoberfest Pet Costume Contest will be held near Salty Paws at Fishville. Call 575-7599 for information. October 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Haunting on the Harbor Downtown Punta Gorda October 24 to October 31

The 5th Annual Haunting on the Harbor Halloween Festival and Haunted House will take place  October 24-28, 30-31, 2014 at City Marketplace in downtown Punta Gorda.

Pumpkin patches, hay rides, carnival games, fair food, live music, and the largest haunted house in Charlotte County are some of the features of the Haunting on the Harbor. The festival opens on Friday October 24th at 6:00pm; Saturday, October 25th and Sunday, October 26th at 1:00pm. Activities  There will also be a large kid’s play area with bounce houses, slides, rides, and more.

Returning this year is  the old fashioned hayride which will take a leisurely trip through the historic district of downtown Punta Gorda to view all of the Halloween-themed decorated houses. A decorated Pumpkin Patch with a professional photographer to capture your visit and costume contests will be held throughout the weekend.

The Kid’s Costume Contest will be held on Saturday, October 25th at 3:00pm- the Kid’s Contest is divided into 3 age groups-0-3, 4-7, and 8-14 years old. The Adult Contest will be held on October 25th at 9:00pm and is divided into male, female, and group categories. Our canine friends get their chance on Sunday, October 26th at 3:00pm when our Doggie Costume contest hits the Stage. There is no charge to enter any of the costume contests.

The Haunting presents live entertainment each day and night. Zombie University  will launch the scare fest on Friday night, Oct 24th at 8pm, On Saturday evening,  hypnotist Richard Barker takes  the Haunting stage. The Jack Michael Band will finish out the night with a special high energy concert.A complete list of entertainment is available at  There will be plenty to feast on at the festival too with all your carnival and Halloween favorites on hand for young and old, as well as adult beverages.

The highlight of the festival is the Haunting on the Harbor Haunted House. The largest anywhere in Charlotte County and one of the largest in Southwest Florida, enter if you dare! With over 5000 square feet of twists and turns with a different fright around every corner, this year's haunted house will have  new special effects never seen in Charlotte County, For the younger children (10 and under) The Not-So-Scary Fun House will be available. The Haunted House will be open throughout the weekend festival and the Haunted House ONLY will be open for special encore performances on Oct 30th and 31st, Halloween night starting at 6 pm!

Haunting History with Ghostly Mystery Trolley Tour Friday October 24th

Journey back into our diabolical past filled with astounding tales of spirits, strange happenings and UFO sightings. Adults $29 Children (5-11) $19. Tour departs from the Herald Court Parking Garage - Downtown Punta Gorda. For tickets contact Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce 941.639.3720 For info and group sales contact creator Marie LaBrosse 941.815.6230

Fine Arts Festival "Senuality Meets Symmetry" - Exploring Art Nouveau to Art Deco at the VAC October 31 to November 29

The 11th Annual Fine Arts Festival “Sensuality Meets Symmetry” - Exploring Art Nouveau to Art Deco will take place at the Visual Arts Centers in Punta Gorda October 31 – November 29.
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Corks 'n' Canvas February 22

Corks 'n' Canvas  hosted by  the Punta Gorda Chamber will teach all how to paint on glass Wednesday  February 22 at the H W Smith Building, opposite the Punta Gorda Post Office. $35 per person - all supplies, hors d' oeuvres and a glass of wine included. Take home a piece of art. Call 941 639 3720 for reservations.

3rd Annual PGI Home Tour Benefits Cooper Street Kids Saturday February 25

Ever want to peak inside some of the lovely homes of Punta Gorda Isles.  On Saturday, February 25, you can get that chance and at the same time benefit kids in Charlotte County.   

The Clubs and Groups of the Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association (PGICA) are holding the 3nd Annual Benefit for Cooper Street Kids on Saturday, February 25, 2012. Admission is $15.00 for “Share the Love for the Kids - Home Tour” from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM to visit ten distinctive homes in beautiful Punta Gorda Isles (PGI). Gift Baskets, raffle prizes and dessert trays will be available for purchase while touring some of PGI’s top designer homes! All proceeds benefit New Operation Cooper Street, Inc.