Punta Gorda Founders Day Week 2017

Founders Day Week will run December 1 through December 7.  Here is the preliminary schedule.  More activities and details to come.



Punta Gorda Founders’ Day Week Events 2017

Preliminary List (as of 7/28/17)


Friday, December 1



Punta Gorda History Park Daily Events – Today through December 7. Details to come.



History Quest Founders Week – Begins Today. Educational treasure hunt exploring local historic sites using questing and geocaching. Contact: Charlotte County Historical Center (941)629 -7278.


Isaac Trabue Chess Tournament, Punta Gorda Kiwanis running Chess Tournament brackets starting today, various locations. To sign up or watch: Contact: Michael Haymans, (941) 661-5622. (Free)

Florida International Airshow 2017 Punta Gorda

The Florida International Airshow is coming to Punta Gorda Airport October 13 through 15.

According to their website performers will include:

Scheduled Performers:
USAF F-35 Heritage Flight Team (F-35 Lightning II jet fighters)
ANG 138th Fighter Wing Tulsa OK (F-16 jet fighters)
US Army Golden Knights (Parachute demo team)

Punta Gorda Literary Fair March 6 through March 11



An all-star lineup of literary luminaries will punctuate the Punta Gorda Literary Fair beginning Monday March 6 through Saturday March 11.

Kick-off speaker is Randall Kenneth Jones, author of the transformative “Show Me,” a collection of interviews with some of the world’s best-loved celebrities. Our Wednesday keynote speaker is Mark Antonacci, whose ground-breaking research on the Shroud of Turin spawned his latest bestseller, “Test the Shroud.”

Punta Gorda Share the Love for Kids Home Tour February 4

The 2016 Share the Love for the Kids Home Tour on  February 4, 2017- 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. will showcase six unique homes in and around Punta Gorda’s extraordinary waterfront community, The tour also features three private garden designs: low-maintenance xeriscape, a Florida lifestyle inspired paradise with water features and tropical plants, and a meditative Zen rock garden. In addition to the home tour, the event

Sullivan Street Arts and Crafts Fair this Weekend

The Sullivan Street Arts and Craft Fair will take place Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. Artisans from around the country will exhibit their wares at this Arts and Crafts  Extravaganza the length of Sullivan Street in downtown Punta Gorda. For more information: http://www.puntagordachamber.com.  And stop by the Punta Gorda Woman's Club Cafe for snacks, pie, or lunch and support their scholarship program (118 Sullivan St.)

Stroll Through the History Park December 9 6 pm to 9 pm

Come and see the park lit up for the holidays and visit all the historic homes decked out for Christmas at the Punta Gorda History Park at 501 Shreve St.  Enjoy food, drinks, entertainment and come see Santa arrive. $5 donation, children free.

Sullivan Street Arts and Craft Fair Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18

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

Celebration of Jim Morris and His Music August 27 at Tiki Lawn Sheraton

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.

No tickets required, but RSVP and more information at jim-morrismusic.com.