Arts / Entertainment
Biking & Hiking
Boats & kayaks
Dining / Nightlife
Dog Parks / Beaches
Fun Things to Do
Golf & Tennis
Relocate & Re-Invent
Calendar of Events
More than 800 boats come for the
Charlotte County Boat Show, tel. 941-629-4252, at Charlotte County Fairgrounds, 2333 El Jobean Rd. in Port
Conquistador Cup Regatta, tel. 941-456-5059, in Charlotte Harbor from Fishermen's Village or Gilchrist Park.
One of the biggest and best in the state, the
Florida International Air Show, tel. 941-639-1101, features the Thunderbirds and Golden Knights.
Boca Grande hosts Ladies Day Tarpon Tournament, tel. 941-964-0568, early in the month. Other tarpon tournaments
continue through mid-June. Two redfish tournaments take place in Punta Gorda during the month: Kid's Cup Redfish
Tournament at Fishermen's Village, tel. 941-766-8180, and Oh Boy! Oberto Redfish Cup at Gilchrist Park, tel.
At Port Charlotte Beach,
the Charlotte Harbor Kayak & Wildlife Festival, tel. 941-743-1900, takes place for two days, with kayak tours,
demonstrations, wildlife seminars, and a kayak fishing tournament.
Fishermen's Village in Punta Gorda (1200 W. Retta Esplanade) is the site of several water-oriented festivals
throughout the year. Fourth of July Freedom Swim, tel. 941-637-1177, is a big event with hundreds of participants and
boats crossing the wide mouth of the Peace River between Seahorse Marina in Charlotte Harbor and Fishermen's Village.
Lighted boat parades are the quintessential mode for holiday celebrating in Southwest Florida. In Charlotte County,
watch early in the month for the Englewood Lighted Boat Parade, tel. 941-475-6882 and the Peace River Lighted Boat
Parade, tel. 941-639-3720.
Fitness & Health
Shops, Spas, Salons
Attn. Intl. Visitors
(listed north to south)
Anna Maria Island