Punta Gorda Restaurant Week November 1-12 - 16 Restaurants to Participate

Sixteen local restaurants are participating in Punta Gorda Restaurant week November 1st-12th 2017, presenting special menus and new dishes for everyone to enjoy.

The participating restaurants are: River City Grill, F M Dons, Bella's Bistro, Isabel and Anabel's, Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, Village Fish Market, La Fiorentina, Laishley Crab House, Captain's Table, Harpoon Harry's, Burg'r Bar, Angela's Bistro Café, Dockside Grille at the Fourpoints, 88 Keys at the Wyvern, Italia and Hurricane Charley's. Watch for further details of their exciting menus, prices and whether they are offering Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

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.

2nd Annual Southwest Caribbean Jerk and Cultural Festival Saturday October 7

2nd Annual Southwest Caribbean Jerk and Cultural Festival is Saturday October 7th at the Four Points Sheraton Lawn 1pm-10pm Event includes: Kids Zone(Charlotte Convention Center Great Lawn) 1pm-6pm Music,Food Vendors, Arts & Crafts Live Performances by 10 Grammy Nominees-Third World Warrior King, Ras Chakai, Caribbean Vibes Band, Nostaljah, Propaganjah, Micheal White $10 Advance General Admission $15 Door $30 VIP Pre-Sold Only Kids under 13 FREE Advance Tickets on line:caribtix.com/caribbeanjerk For more information call (941)219-5905 Events Details – CaribTix caribtix.com

Haunting on the Harbor October 27-31

Smuggler's will present its annual Halloween extravaganza at the corner of 41 and Marion Ave. in downtown Punta Gorda. Festival will feature the largest haunted house in Charlotte County, kid play area, bounce houses, costume contests, food and drinks, live music and entertainment. Admission $3, under 12 Free. More information

Harboritaville - Magic on the Water October 21

In celebration of the music of Jim Morris, the Punta Gorda Chamber is launching Harboritaville - Magic on the Water on Saturday, October 21. The premier event will start at 12:30 at the Great Lawn, at Four Points by Sheraton. It will feature the Big Bamboo Band, Jimmy Parrish and the Waves

Oktoberfest in Punta Gorda October 7

The Downtown Merchant's Association and Punta Gorda Chamber invite you to the annual all things German with beer, wine, authentic food and music, Saturday, October 10 5-10 p.m.   Free admission in front of old courthouse in downtown Punta Gorda.

Florida Air Show October 13 to 15

The 2017 Florida International Airshow is October 13-15 at the Punta Gorda Airport.   For 34 consecutive years, aerial stunts, high-speed military jets, and acrobatic pilots are some of the thrills fans and attendees have been highlights of  the Annual Florida International Air Show at the Punta Gorda Airport, which has been named "One of 10 Best Air Shows in the World" by USA Today and named a "Top 20 Event in the southeastern United States."  For more information Florida Air Show.

Throwback to the 50's Fishermen's Village October 28 Noon to 4 p.m.

“Throwback to the 50’s” at Fisheerman's Village on October 28th Noon to 4 p.m.  Dress in your favorite 50’s attire and enjoy fun games, dance contest, prizes and live music throughout the village including Nick Dattilo and The Legends Band paying tribute to such stars as: Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Ritchie Valens, The Beach Boys, and many more. Everyone has fun playing music trivia with the band.

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.”