Things To Do in Punta Gorda, October, 2018

While Punta Gorda has never been known as a “wild and crazy place” over the course of the past 10 years we’ve really stepped up our game. The cities charm and character has attracted numerous new restaurants with varied cuisine. Downtown Punta Gorda can point to 4 beautiful hotels (Wyvern, Sheraton Four Points, Marriott and Punta Gorda Waterfront Hotel) ready to provide first class service along with various events.

What the hotels can’t handle the Charlotte County Event and Conference Center can, hosting a wide range of interesting events all year long. One of the year’s most anticipated events is the Florida International Air Show held at the Punta Gorda Airport. Always action packed the event is something special.

October 1-14, 2018

GNO short for “Girls Night Out” for the past 10 years has held a charity event called “The Bar Stool Open”. Teams of 4 dress up in crazy colorful costumes. The players traverse the city to various food and beverage establishments who sponsored holes built on manmade putting greens. The charity event has raised $225k for Dollars for Mammograms over the past 10 years. This year’s wrap up party was held at Hurricane Charley’s and the charity event was on behalf of The Fred Lang Foundation’s whose mission is to aid individuals find hope for a brighter tomorrow through effective mental health and substance abuse treatments.

  • Vini TT's Tiki Bar

    Vini TT's Tiki Bar

  • TT's Tiki

    TT's Tiki

  • TT's Tiki Bar

    TT's Tiki Bar

  • Mike Imasciani TT's Tiki Bar

    Mike Imasciani TT's Tiki Bar

  • Kid's Carnival

    Kid's Carnival

  • Hurricane Charley's Bar Stool Open

    Hurricane Charley's Bar Stool Open

  • Barstool Open

    Barstool Open

“Kids Carnival” or Zirkus Circus and the Flippin Spectacular promoted by Edgewater Entertainment and held in the City Market Place in downtown Punta Gorda. Was a great hit for families featuring all kinds of carnival and circus attractions? This event is a reminder that Punta Gorda is not just for adults but has happenings for the whole family.

TT’s Tiki Bar behind Sheraton Four Point Hotel on Peace River has provided great entertainment these first 2 weeks of October. Mike Imbasciani & his BluezRockerz has become a very popular Punta Gorda band. Delivering a combination of blues and rock music covering a lot of well know songs. Later that week coming down from Nashville solo artist known for playing Bob Dylan tunes among other well-known songs was Vini Contreas. All would agree you can’t beat the setting along the Peace River.

October 19-21, 2018

Florida International Air Show will be at Punta Gorda Airport from October 19-21. Always an area favorite this huge event attracts 10’s of thousands of spectators. Build up to the show is pretty cool because the planes start flying around the area on Thursday. Don’t miss this event.

Punta Gorda continues to grow as a happening area making it a great place to visit or live. To learn more about Punta Gorda Real Estate and this exciting area contact me at or call 941-661-9773.

Ken Poirier

Hi, I'm Ken Poirier a local area resident and Realtor in Punta Gorda, Fl. To learn more about the incredible real estate available in the Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte and North Port areas, please feel free to contact me directly by phone at (941) 661-9773, email or connect with me on Facebook.

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