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Gatherings & Festivals


Punta Gorda Founders’ Day Week

Celebrating the founding of Punta Gorda and it's future.

Both Christmas Holiday and history-related events will take place,

several of which are recurring annual festivities, now a part of our

annual Founders’ Day Week Celebration.

Click here for more information

When: December 1 - 7, 2017

alive after five

Alive After Five (Formerly Punta Gorda Gallery Walk)

Every third Thursday from 5 to 8 the downtown merchants bring you live music, artists and demoing, food trucks, other entertainment through out downtown. We have many restaurants, pubs and places whereby you can duck in and out of the heat or rain. Never a reason to NOT come to Alive After 5. Merchants stay open till 8pm for your shopping pleasure. Don't forget to enter our monthly drawing for $50 DMA bucks. FREE. What else matters?

When: 5:00pm - 8:00pm  Monthly, every third Thursday

Fishermans Village Lighting

Fishermen's Village Festival of Lights

View over one million lights and Florida Holiday themed decorations throughout Fishermen’s Village.

When: Open for daily viewing through December 31st!


Adults, come and enjoy free movies on our big screen! Click here for details.

When:  Mondays, 5pm - 8pm, Elsie Quirk Library


Come enjoy Mahjong, Bridge, Scrabble, Checkers, Chess, and a variety of other card/board games with your colleagues in this new drop-in program. Click here for details.

When:  Tuesdays, 10am - 1pm, Tringali Park

Friday Night Dance

Top local entertainers including Erich, Jay Smith, Mc2 and more. $7 admission. Click here for details.

When:  Fridays, 7pm - 10pm, The Cultural Center, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte

Farmer's Market

Local vendors offering the best shopping experience with a wide variety of products and live music. This Farmer's Market is every Saturday (weather permitting) in Downtown Punta Gorda on Taylor Street, between W. Olympia Ave and Herald Ct.

When: Saturdays, 8am-1pm, Downtown Punta Gorda