Candy Canes and Santa Claus Friday December 1 through December 7

Candy Canes and Santa Claus every night starting December 1 5-8 p.m. at the Punta Gorda History Park, 501
Shreve Stree. Santa every night for pictures with the kids, Bonsema displays, Live Music, Cookies to decorate, candy canes.  All the historic houses lit up for Christmas.
Call 639-1887 for tickets.  Adults $10, Children under 15 free.

Nothing But the Blues Happy Hour Friday December 1

Nothing But the Blues Happy Hour is at the Punta Gorda Woman's Club on Friday, December 1 4 to 8 p.m. Blues entertainment, dancing, southern dishes to sample, "hooch" and more.  Benefit for the Blanchard House. $25 donation. 

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting - Light up the Night - December 1

Light up the Night - Annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony and entertainment starts at 5:30 p.m. Friday night. Tree lighting is 7:15.  Corner of Marion and Taylor. 

Lighting of the Village November 18

The Lighting of Fisherman's Village is November 18th, 5:30 p.m., with over one million lights and themed decorations.

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:

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