Ongoing Through Dec 31
Third Thursday Alive After Five
Downtown Historic Punta Gorda:
Every 3rd Thursday of the month there is live entertainment, food and drink samplings, and of course lots of art – a great evening of fun from 5 to 8pm with plenty of free parking. Call 941-639-3720 or visit

Ongoing Through Dec 31
Farmers Market
Historic Downtown Punta Gorda:
Every Saturday you can make it a great way to start your day. Drop by to enjoy fresh local produce, warm hospitality and family fun every Saturday from 8am-1pm in front of the old Historic Courthouse on Taylor Street.

Oct 13-15

Florida International Air Show
Punta Gorda Airport:
There’ll be fun for the family and aviation enthusiasts alike, with a parachute team, a Kid Zone, helicopter rides, military jets & training demonstrations, a jet truck, fireworks, food vendors and more! For information visit

Oct 18-Nov 5
Later Life
Lemon Bay Playhouse, Englewood:
The chance encounter of depressed Austin with wildly unpredicatble Ruth at a party rekindles a romance of almost thirty years ago. Friends hope the renewed relationship will bring the much needed changes in their lives, as comically and sometimes painfully, the two rediscover themselves. For tickets visit

Oct 28
Throwback to the 50’s
Fishermen’s Village, Punta Gorda:
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. For more information visit

Nov 18-Dec 31
Holiday Lighting of the Village
Fishermen’s Village, Punta Gorda:
The official kick-off on Nov 18th starts at 5:30pm and includes live entertainment by the Lee County Pipes and Drums as well as Shane Duncan Band and Barbershop Harmony by the Suncoast Statesmen. Ther’ll be many family friendly festivities and of course a visit from Santa! Over one million lights and decorations will be on display until Dec 31st. For more information visit

Dec 2-31
Christmas Lights Canal Cruises
Fishermen’s Village, Punta Gorda:
King Fisher Fleet offers cruises three times nightly from Fishermen’s Village dock that tour the residential canals to view Christmas lights, displays and decorations on homes, boats, seawalls and docks. For reservations call 941-639-0969 or visit

Dec 31
New Year’s Eve Celebration
Fishermen’s Village, Punta Gorda:
Enjoy live music and family friendly festivities beginning at 5 pm and continuing until 12 midnight. For more information visit

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