Sea Grape Gallery in Punta Gorda, FloridaTreat Yourself

The Downtown Rebound, taking place Oct. 2 and 3 in Punta Gorda, is a shopping extravaganza featuring specials and sales, demonstrations, artist meet-and-greets, a wine tasting, treats and games, personal pampering, fun, and more!

Participating shops include Sea Grape Gallery, Hipnotique Boutique, Tikis Boutique, Copperfish Books, Pomegranate & Fig Boutique, Hammer & Stain, and Perfectly Polished Nails. Follow the individual Facebook pages of the participating businesses to get updates, and get a nice overview of each in our blog post, here.

Get the Giggles

There’s always something going on at The Four Points by Sheraton Punta Gorda Harborside, whether it’s live music (like their Sizzling Summer Concert Series), gorgeous sunsets, beach volleyball, giant Jenga (!), or other fun stuff at The Tiki Bar, or a nice discount on the tasty eats at the Dockside Grill (see below).

We think one of the coolest of said somethings is their bi-monthly Library Comedy Club. Enjoy three new comics every other week in a laid-back environment with drinks and small plates available for purchase. Make plans now for the upcoming shows, Oct. 10 and 24. Tickets are $15, but the laughs are priceless!

Coupon for Dockside Grill at Four Points - 10% off all foodEat Great

Speaking of The Dockside Grill: they’re offering 10% off all food until Nov. 1, which sounds to us like the perfect excuse for multiple return visits to try everything! Simply mention that you saw the coupon on this post—or on the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce site—to get the discount.

People are raving about LMB Baking Company (“Luv My Bagel”), a new bagel shop in Punta Gorda (next to Working Cow Ice Cream on McKenzie St.)! They offer sandwiches, “lox and a schmear,” and more, and are open Tuesday—Saturday, 7 am until they sell out…so you may want to go head over on the earlier side of the day.Close up of Aaron Koher from Glass Bottom Rentals

Get to Know ‘Em

Outsider Aaron Koher will be interviewed live three times on October 9 about his business, Glass Bottom Rentals, and about the National Day of Adventure. The interviews are set to air on “More Explores” on ABC 7 at 5:45 am, 6:45 am and 9:15 am. Tune in for some Outsider Inspiration, and visit ABC 7 online here.

Four Wheel ATV action at Sandlot Off-Road ParkA wonderful way to get to know our local attractions, restaurants, accommodations, services, and non-profits is by checking out our Social Media Takeover Tuesdays. This is an opportunity for our local businesses to tell their story, their way, and we’re excited to see what they each highlight! Like and follow our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and be sure to check in on Tuesdays to see who’s got the reins.

Get Muddy

As if you need a reminder: The Sandlot Off-Road Park in Punta Gorda is planning their Grand Opening weekend, Oct. 9-12, and it looks like it’s going to be epic! They’re planning festivities to include food trucks, vendors, local businesses, DJ’s, musicians/performers, amusement rides, dealerships and apparel companies, and more. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for updates and start making your plans now!

Speaking of getting muddy, Redneck Mud Park is presenting their Trucks Gone Wild Fall Classic, Nov. 5-8! Advance tickets for this wild event are on sale now on their website, and keep an eye on their Facebook page for updates.