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Upcoming Events in Punta Gorda

28.11.2014 in Events

So, it’s that time of year again… Our friends in the northern states flee from the brutal winters of snow and ice, and head south to enjoy an eventful season of sun, beaches, festivals, and lots of excitement! Here is a look at some of the events Punta Gorda has in store for us this season:

Countrylife Music Festival- April 24-26 at the new Florida Tracks N’ Trails Park (Open early 2015). This is a must see event! Thiscountry life fest 3-day country festival will be the biggest SW Florida has ever seen! Tickets are on sale today, as they have just announced 3 of the 18 country artists to make an appearance at this event.

The Charlie Daniels Band, Billy Currington, and Hank Williams Jr. haveen announced as part of the lineup. Stay tuned for updates as new artists are announced for the lineup.

Last year, Countrylife Music Festival featured some of the hottest names of country, such as Brad Paisley, Trace Adkins, Big & Rich, Montgomery Gentry, Randy Houser, Kellie Pickler, Josh Thompson, Outlaws, and many more!





Mistletoe Ball 2014-  Join the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition for the 7th Annual Mistletoe Ball 2014 themed “Rockefeller Center”. Gourmet dinner by Savor…Charlotte Harbor, entertainment, live music, and silent auction all to benefit the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition.

For reservations and information contact Tina Figliuolo at 627-4313, ext. 118 or

Tickets are on sale now for $125

P. Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker Ballet- December 24 at 7pm at the Charlotte Harbor Event Center.

The State Ballet Theatre of Russia presents P. Tchailovsky “The the nutcrackerNutcracker” (Ballet in 2 acts with an Epilogue).
A perennial holiday favorite returns to the Event Center for an enchanting production that will be treasured by every member of the family. Presented by the State Ballet Theatre of Russia and set to the music of Peter Tchaikovsky. The Nutcracker tells the delightful story of Clara and her magical journey with a nutcracker soldier. With its highly theatrical approach to traditional Russian classics, the company of distinguished dancers brings this timeless holiday classic to life in a captivating evening of sight and sound. Among the company’s more than 50 dancers are numerous international ballet competition winners who have showcased the unparalleled art of Russian ballet to countries throughout the world. This production of The Nutcracker is sure to put you in the Christmas spirit.

25th Annual Lighted Boat Parade- Sunday, December 14th at 6pm. The best viewing spots are Edgewater Lake in Charlotte lighted boat paradeHarbor, Fishermen’s Village, the bridges of US41 North and Southbound (no chairs will be permitted at this location) and Laishley Park Marina as the final stop.









Art Festival-  At Pottery Express Bamboo Farm.

Pottery Express Art Fest












Wine and Jazz Festival- Feb 21st in Laishley Park. The annual Wine and Jazz Festival will be celebrating its 10th anniversary.

Jazz Fest 063The festival will attract two new headlining artists, who will be new to the Punta Gorda stage, but opening will be Mindi Abair, returning for her 7th year at the festival.

VIP and Premium tickets are already sold out, but you may still buy regular tickets at $65 per person on the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce website.


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Drive in Movie Theater in Punta Gorda

16.07.2014 in Events

In 1933, Richard M. Hollingshead nailed a sheet to two trees in the yard of his New Jersey home, stuck a radio behind the sheet, and mounted a Kodak projector on the hood of his car. Thus, the drive in movie theater was born! The idea was patented and took off from there! Drive-in theaters have since come a long way from a sheet nailed to a couple of trees. In 1958, drive-ins were at their peak, but with the invention of cable TV and VCR’s, the rage of drive-in theaters eventually died in theater

Here in Punta Gorda, we are bringing back the nostalgia of going to a drive-in movie, and we’re doing it for a good cause! Michael Saunders and Company has teamed up with the AMI Kids Crossroads to bring something special to this small, charming town. The third Friday of every month there will be a drive-in movie in downtown Punta Gorda in the empty lot on the corner of Marion and 41N.  The cost is $20/car, and concessions will be available for purchase.  You may purchase tickets now by clicking here, or buy them when you get there!

rocky horror pictureProceeds will go to AMI Kids Crossroads, a nonprofit organization that has been transforming the lives of children for 30 years. They work with  foster boys who have trouble fitting into the foster care system by giving them stability, positive role models, education, and most importantly- family.

On Friday, July 18, the drive-in theater will be showing The Rocky Horror Picture Show. It will start after Sunset, at approximately 7:30 p.m.

We hope to see you there!


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