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:

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 will feature the world-renowned USAF Thunderbirds, so you may want to start making your plans now to join us November 4 and 5, 2023.

Englewood Beach Waterfest | RacefestEnglewood Beach Waterfest

Englewood Beach Waterfest 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! Join us November 18 and 19, 2023.

Find more fun fall happenings, including “mudding” events and destination art and craft festivals, on our Events calendar.

Fall Fishing

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 Reports.

Fishermen's Village in Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach lit up for Christmas'Tis the Season

Even though it's often warm enough for shorts and flip flops around here, even in the middle of autumn, there are still plenty of cheery activities going on in Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach. One of our favorites is The Lighting of the Village, where Fishermen's Village flips the festive switch on over one million lights, setting the tone for the rest of the holidays. Don't miss it: November 18, 2023.

Several restaurants are open for Thanksgiving Feasts, as well. Visit our Restaurant page to find tasty food and drink to enhance your fall travel. See you soon!