Punta Gorda Upcoming May Events
There is always something good happening in Punta Gorda, Florida. There are many recurring events and new festivals from month to month. Above all, the local friendliness will make it all enjoyable.
Third Thursday Wine Walk– Every third Thursday from 5:00pm-8:00pm in Downtown Punta Gorda.
Saturday Farmers Market– Every Saturday from 8:00am to 1:00pm on Taylor Street in front of the Courthouse.
Parks That Teach– Free walking tour every 1st Saturday and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 9:30am-11:00am. Departs from Fishermen’s Village/Linear Park (for more information, call the Master Gardeners at 941-764-4340)
Muscle Car City Monthly Car Show– Every third Saturday of every month from 9:00am-1:00pm on 10175 Tamiami Trail. Free to car show owners, free to public. No admission fee to enter the Diner, Memorabilia Store, Speed Shop or Indoor “For Sale” Car Corral.
15th Annual Hibiscus Festival– May 3-5th at City Marketplace on 115 Tamiami Trail. Friday hours are 6:00pm-9:00pm, Saturday hours 10:00am-4:00pm and Sunday hours 10:00am-2:00pm. There will be local music and plant, craft and food vendors. Admission is $1.00 for the entire weekend.
Cinco de Mayo Celebration– May 3rd from 7:00pm-9:00pm located at the PGI Civic Association on 2001 Shreve Street. This event is cabaret style and there will be a mariachi band performing. Admission is $20.00 per person, or table reservations available.
7th Annual Key Lime Festival– May 11th from 10:00am-4:00pm at Fishermen’s Village on 1200 W Retta Esplanade. Family friendly event with live music, magic show and key lime specialties throughout.
Punta Gorda’s Downtown Street Party Bash!– May 25th from 4:00pm-9:00pm on Taylor Street. Memorial Day Celebration with food, wine, beer, vendors and live music. Free admission.
Muscle Car City Monthly Auto Flea Market– May 26th from 7:00AM-1:00PM at the Muscle Car City on 10175 Tamiami Trail.
6th Annual Memorial Day Veteran’s 10K & 5K Race– May 27th from 7:00am-9:30am at Laishley Park on Nesbit Street. Proceeds to benefit local Veterans in need.
Vintage Motor Car Club of America Memorial Day Car Show– May 27th from 11:00am-2:00pm at Fishermen’s Village on 1200 West Retta Esplanade.
Southwest Florida offers a wonderful climate. As a result, there are plenty of activities that can be enjoyed all year round. The cost of living is affordable which attracts people all over. Above all, Punta Gorda has not raised their property tax since 2012. Punta Gorda Isles is a beautiful deed restricted waterfront community with over 50 miles of canals. Most importantly, this provides easy access to Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico. Most noteworthy, it’s a true boater’s paradise showcasing gorgeous homes and condominiums. Residents in Punta Gorda are very connected with the community and look out for each other as well. In addition, Fishermen’s Village is a popular spot to grab a bite to eat or experience unique shopping.
Furthermore, right on the other side of the bridge is Port Charlotte. This is another town in Charlotte County that offers a variety of restaurants and shopping. You can enjoy nearby beaches, parks, golfing, etc. Finally, Port Charlotte has the Tampa Bay Rays spring training baseball stadium. Whether you enjoy sports or just want to relax, we have it all.
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