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Gatherings & Festivals

Florida International Air Show

The 2018 Florida International Air Show celebrates its 37th year of continuously presenting air shows to the residents and visitors of Southwest Florida. This three-day event is full of family and fan-friendly activities. For more information, click here.

When: October 19-21, 2018

Join us for a fun filled weekend celebrating the music of the late great Jim Morris, local Punta Gorda trop rock musician extraordinaire. Tickets for the Saturday October 21st main stage event, featuring Jim's band - The Big Bamboo Band - are available at the venue starting 12:30 pm bring a lawn chair - $15 at the gate For more information, click here.

When: October 19-21, 2018

Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews & Orleans Avenue and Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real will headline the 3rd annual Big Orange Music Festival. Join us for great music, food trucks and craft vendors! For more information, click here.

When: November 3

Englewood Beach is one of the last unspoiled and pristine beaches left in the Sunshine State and you don't want to miss the opportunity to enjoy the weekend racing, paddling, playing, and discovering nature in this sleepy little beach town. For more information, click here.

When: November 10-11

Get up close to over 40 Race Boats and talk to the race crews including drivers and throttlemen.  there will be street vendors, food trucks, beverage stations and an overall festival atmosphere. The shops and restaurants in Historic Englewood will also be open for business. See you there! For more information, click here.

When: November 16, 5 pm- 9pm

Join us for a weekend of Rockin’ Wine & Music with Mindi Abair & The Boneshakers, Keb’ Mo’, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, The Greg Billings Band and Shawn Brown. Bring your own lawn chair. Cash bar available. For more information, click here.

When: November 17, 12:30 pm - 6 pm

Speed, Power and Excitement comes to Englewood, Florida for a three day festival, November, 16th, 17th and 18th. On Friday, November, 16th view the boats and teams up close and personal at the Block Party on Dearborn Street. Watch thrilling offshore powerboat racing from Englewood Beach on November 17th as boats continue to gather points for the world championship races on November 18. For more information, click here.

When: November 17-18

Join us as we kick off the Holidays with our Official Lighting of the Village Celebration! Enjoy over 1 million lights, themed decorations, entertainment, and more at this fun event! For more information, click here.

When: November 17, 5:30 pm - 9 pm.

Beanpot Cafe

Live Music at The Bean Depot Cafe

The Bean Depot Cafe offers live music most evenings and a bluegrass jam session every Wednesday, featuring local and visiting musicians. Join the party! Open Tuesday–Sunday. Call for more information.

When: Weekly on Wednesday

Alive After Five (Formerly Punta Gorda Gallery Walk)

Every third Thursday from 5pm to 8pm, 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. You may also purchase a wristband for $10 to participate in a walking wine tasting!

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


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