Punta Gorda is home to Charlotte Harbor, the second largest harbor in all of Florida. This harbor offers some of the best fishing opportunities around. So, when you want to get your boat out on the water need to head over to Punta Gorda's Laishley Park, the marina located on the shoreline of Charlotte Harbor. This marina has 85 boat slips, a community group for private and public events, and a day room to cleanup after a day out on the water. So take to the water in Charlotte Harbor and experience what it feels like to boat in paradise.
Punta Gorda Gallery W
Gaze upon the beautiful artwork of Punta Gorda's local artists at the monthly Gallery Walk. This walk is the perfect way for visitors to explore downtown Punta Gorda and residents to support local artists and businesses. This event takes place on the third Thursday of each month, so come out to see the local artists display their works on the sidewalks and check out the local shops as they stay open past their normal hours. Stick around after the Gallery Walk is over, and enjoy a meal at one of the local participating restaurants as well.
Wine & Jazz Fest
If sipping on wine and enjoying live music while sitting along the banks of the beautiful Peace River sounds like a perfect evening, then Punta Gorda's annual Wine and Jazz Festival is the place for you. This festival takes place each February at Laishley Park in Punta Gorda, featuring the area's best jazz artists and wine from local wineries. Each ticket to the event includes beverage tickets and access to the live concerts. All food at the festival is by very best local restaurants and costs only $5 per plate. With more and more offered each year, make sure to get your ticket early.