The Florida International Airshow is back at Punta Gorda Airport on the weekend of October 21-23 featuring the US Army Golden Knights, Franklin Flying Circus, Twin Tiger Yak fighter jets, warbirds and more. For more information visit www.floridaairshow.com.
War on the Peace Dragon Boat Festival, sponsored by the Suncoast Credit Union, and brought to you by the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commere and the Charlotte Harbor Dragons, will be held at Laishley Park on October 29 with races beginning at 9 a.m. The festival benefits Take Stock in Children. Visit www.waronthepeace.com for information.
Annual Barstool Open is October 8. Teams register at any of the 9 participating locations, pay a $100 per foursome fee (all funds go directly to Dollars for Mammograms) and then T-off with a shot gun start at 10:30 on Saturday,October 8th to travel around Punta Gorda (via trolley provided if desired) and play9th a customized par 3 mini putt golf hole. Teams compete for various prizes (no discrimination for best or worst team or individual) given at a wrap up party held at Hurricane Charley's beginning at 6:oopm. Event Sponsored by Girls Night Out (GNO), Peace River Distributing and Buffalo Graffix. Music provided during the day by Lee James, who's a must see ! Participating locations are: Phils 41, Beef 'O' Bradys Punta Gorda, Icehouse Pub, Celtic Ray, Deans South of the Border, Four Points Sheraton TT's Tiki Bar, Jacks on Marion, Downtown Gatorz Bar & Grill and Hurricane Charley's Registrations begin on 9/4 and will be taken until 10/1. Team count will be limited so please, register early.
The Sullivan Street Arts and Craft Fair will take place Saturday and Sunday, September 17 and 18. Artisans from around the country will exhibit their wares at this Annual Art Extravaganza the length of Sullivan Street in downtown Punta Gorda. For more information: http://www.puntagordachamber.com
Celebrate the arrival of "talkies" with a viewing of the first talking film to win an Academy Award in 1929, The Broadway Melody. Hosted by the Punta Gorda Historical Society, the film will be shown at the Punta Gorda Woman's Club, 118 Sullivan Street, on Friday, September 23 at 7 p.m. Popcorn and snacks will also be available. $5 donation per person requrested. Call 941-639-1887 for more information.
On Saturday, August 27, starting at 12:30 p.m. a "Celebration of Jim Morris and His Music" will take place on the lawn at the Tikibar at the Four Points Sheraton in Punta Gorda. Cash bar and food available. Morris, died from a ruptured brain aneurysm last month.