Happy Leap Day! We look forward to this unique holiday every four years, and always try to take full advantage of the extra day. To help you do the same, we’ve compiled a range of fun activities to help you make the most of the upcoming Leap Day: February 29, 2024:

Fun Things to Do on Leap Day 2024

Englewood Farmer's Market, October through MayCheck out the Englewood Farmer's Market for a wide range of local products including fruit, vegetables, meat, bakery items, honey, and so much more. The market runs from 9 am until 1 pm every Thursday, October through May.

Take a leisurely trip up the picturesque Peace River with Wilderness Boat Tours for amazing wildlife and nature viewing. Their custom-built pontoon can take you where few other boats can. They also offer Harbor Tours, evening cruises, and more.

Spend the day on the water with a private tour with Island Coast Cruises. They offer dolphin & shelling tours, dolphin & lunch tours, and more.

Enjoy the nightlife with our Downtown Punta Gorda Pub Crawl or Follow our Tiki Trail for the ultimate island vibes.

However you spend your day, it’s always nice to wind down and prepare for a fun evening with a glass of wine at Gilded Grape Winery or unWined Wine & Beer Bar, or head to one of our waterfront restaurants to enjoy a beautiful sunset.

Special Events

Even when not featuring special exhibits, Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens is a must-visit. Until April 18, 2024, they’re showcasing the Glass in the Gardens exhibit, and you won’t want to miss the major works from renowned glass artists in person while exploring the sparkling displays, the magical stained glass tunnel, the indoor glass gallery, and so much more.

Tampa Bay Rays Spring Training Game, pitcher throwing the ballTake everyone out to the ballgame when the Tampa Bay Rays take on the Atlanta Braves at Charlotte Sports Park on February 29 at 1:05 pm. There’s truly nothing like an exciting Spring Training game!

Craving culture? Gulfshore Opera has you covered with their updated production of Elixir of Love at the Charlotte Performing Arts Center on February 29 at 7 pm. This comedic production features nationally-known artists and a live chamber orchestra bringing this charming old west story to life.

No matter how long or short your vacation is, a day spent exploring Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach is a day well-spent.