Events in Punta Gorda Tag


12th Annual Wine & Jazz Festival 2/25/17

20.01.2017 in Area News, Events, Uncategorized


It’s almost time for the 12th year for one of Punta Gorda’s best and most popular events. John Wright, Chamber of Commerce President, put out the following information:

“The Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce is entering its 12th year of service to the community and in February 2017, the annual Wine and Jazz Festival too will be celebrating its 12th anniversary. This festival has received all types of accolades over the years and has brought such amazing acts as Ramsey Lewis, The Rippingtons featuring Russ Freeman, Peter White, Gerald Albright, Norman Brown, David Benoit and, of course, festival favorite Mindi Abair.

“We want 2017’s festival to be something special. A true celebration to honor those who have made the festival what it is today” said John Wright, President of the organizers, The Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce. The talent line-up for 2017 is now being set and, according to Wright, the bar has yet again risen to bring the very best of world-class jazz artistry to Punta Gorda.”

Click on this link for even more information, and how to buy tickets.


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Vietnam Wall Memorial Coming Soon!

27.06.2016 in Area News
Putting the memorial together.

Putting the memorial together

Volunteers are a big part too

Volunteers are a big part too

Last week the first pieces of the replica of the Vietnam Wall Memorial of SWFL started to arrive in Punta Gorda.  Our city is proud of our veterans and stands with them!! The city hosted a travelling wall here in 2009. It moved people so much, that citizens wanted it permanently. Groups have been working ever since then to raised the money. Governor Scott was in town for the groundbreaking, and now we can watch it becoming a reality.

Local photographer and videographer, Bruce Tompkins, captured the arrival of the initial granite delivery as well as the hanging of the first panels in the following videos. The wall is located  adjacent to Laishley Park near the gazebo.

Arriving in Town     Putting it Together

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Clydesdales Coming to Town!

16.11.2015 in Area News, Events


In Downtown Punta Gorda, Wednesday, November 18   1pm-3pm, 

The Route:

  1. City Market place to US41 North
  2. US41 N past Wyvern to Nesbit, to Laishley Crab House
  3. Laishley Crab House to Nesbit to Marion
  4. Marion to Harvey to Retta to Hurricane Charley’s
  5. Hurricane Charley’s to Retta, cross US41S and head to Four Points lawn
  6. Photo op at lawn
  7. Exit Fourpoints and take US41N (under escort) to City Market Place.


Bring the whole family and enjoy these Beautiful Famous Horses!!  Make sure you visit the lawn at the Tikki bar for some great photo opportunities.

The parade will set off shortly after 1pm and will end at the Tikki bar lawn.

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Aviation Training in Punta Gorda Gets Closer

14.10.2015 in Events

wm aviation

Western Michigan University has a College of Aviation in Battle Creek. The school’s plan is to “operate a second aviation program for international and local domestic students in Punta Gorda.”  The school is going to pursue its license after spending many months considering whether to bring an aviation program to Charlotte County. Their board of trustees has just given the university permission to pursue this option.

Click here to read the entire story.

Punta Gorda Aviation Education

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