Fall is a great time to travel, and Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach is the perfect destination for exciting fall events and activities worth traveling for. Here are a few to get you started:
Let's Eat, Englewood
One of our signature Fall events is the annual Let’s Eat, Englewood Restaurant Week, which usually runs the last two weeks of September. Participating restaurants offer set-price three-course dinners and two-course lunches. It's a scrumptious way to have culinary adventures without breaking the bank.
Florida International Air Show
The Florida International Air Show has been thrilling audiences for over 35 years and it just keeps getting bigger and better. The 2023 event featured the world-renowned USAF Thunderbirds—and they did Meet-and-Greets at both TT's Tiki Bar and at Fishermen's Village, thrilling all who attended. The Air Show typically takes place at the beginning of November—and it's probably time to start making your plans to attend next year!
Englewood Beach Waterfest
Englewood Beach Waterfest, which typically takes place the weekend before Thanksgiving, features food, live music, a poker run, a block party, “edu-tainment” exhibits, the beach, and of course, very fast boats vying for the Offshore Powerboat Association World Championship. Sounds like the perfect family outing, and with two days of activities, there’s something for everyone!
Find more fun fall happenings, including “mudding” events and destination art and craft festivals, on our Events calendar.
Trolling the waters of the Charlotte Harbor Gulf Island Coast this time of year can reward you with anything from barracuda and Spanish mackerel to amberjack, king fish, and snapper. Find out more about what you might catch in the fall with our Fishing Forecast.
'Tis the Season
Even though it's often warm enough for shorts and flip flops around here, even as we get close to "winter," there are still plenty of cheery activities going on in Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach. We've also compiled a handy list of New Year's Events.
Several restaurants are open for Thanksgiving and Christmas days, and some, like The Captain's Table on Charlotte Harbor, offer holiday Buffets. Visit our Restaurant page to find tasty food and drink to enhance your fall travel. See you soon!