Oktoberfest in Punta Gorda Saturday Night October 3

Saturday October 3rd  is Oktoberfest in Punta Gorda. This is a free admission event held downtown in front of the Historic Courthouse on Taylor Street from 4 till 9 pm.  There will be plenty of authentic German beer, wine, food and music.  Listen to Umpah music. Purchase beer, wine, soda and wursts, along with pretzels, German pork dishes, and more.

Celebrity Waiter Night to Raise Funds for Relay For Life October 8 6 to 9 p.m.

 On Thursday, October 8, local celebrities will be your celebrity waiters at Hurricane Charley's from 6 to 9 p.m. to benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.  Enjoy music of "County Express" while being served by Punta Gorda Police and firemen, Local Contractors, and other Local Movers and Shakers.  Guest appearance by Singing Dr. Joe and Cowboy Elvis.  For more information, contact Linda Wilson at (941) 629-6624.  

The Captain's Ball Benefiting Animal Welfare League Saturday November 7

All Aboard the SS AWL on Saturday, November 7 docking at the Charlotte Harbor Event Center for an evening of dancing, silent auction, entertainment and fun benefiting the homeless animals of Charlotte County.

Launching at 5:30 and at sea until 11 p.m., the "Fantasea Cruise" is black tie optional.  Tickets are $100.  Tables of 10 $900.  Contact: (941) 625-6720 for more information.  

War on the Peace Dragon Boat Festival October 31

Racing starts at 9am on October 31, 2015.
Awards Ceremony at the end of racing, with trophies and medals as well as prizes for the Best Halloween-themed Team.
Where: Laishley Park in downtown Punta Gorda. Click here for directions.

The Harbor will be Haunted Again October 24th through 31st

Smuggler's Annual Haunting on the Harbor returns to Punta Gorda October 24-31 with many new attractions.