Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach offers unique events throughout the year, but March is on overload, with huge parties, arts galore, food fests, and even major (and pre-major) baseball on offer. Explore below for inspiration to schedule a visit in March:


Party Time

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Saint Patrick's Day Street Party at The Celtic Ray Public House in Punta GordaThere is no better place (outside of Ireland) to celebrate St. Patrick's Day than Punta Gorda.

Downtown Punta Gorda is the center of several parties, including the biggest: the Celtic Ray Public House, an authentic Irish pub, closes an entire street for their all-day/all-night, music-filled party.

Dean's South of the Border and the IceHouse Pub add their fair share of revelry, and Downtown Kava always has a creative twist on any holiday.

Head a bit west to Fishermen's Village for tons of music and family-friendly fun.

Fantastic Food & Drink

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Taste of Punta Gorda Attendees Enjoying Live MusicAttention Foodies: March is a great time to visit Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach. This month features several food fests, including the annual Taste of Punta Gorda and Beyond, alongside ongoing culinary happenings like weekly Wine & Craft Beer Tastings.

Don't forget to explore our countless independent restaurants. Savor to your stomach's content:

Art & Craft

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Entrance of the Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda, FloridaPunta Gorda/Englewood Beach offers an amazing array of art, from local artists and craftspeople featured at our galleries to national and international artists displaying their works at national art shows.

March is especially robust, with the Peace River National Art Festival, the Sullivan Street Craft Festival, and the Babcock Ranch National Art Show. The Visual Art Center also showcases the National Art Exhibition, using beginning in February and running through April.

Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens, even if they're not presenting a traveling exhibit, showcases world-class art and gorgeous botanicals, a definite must-see.

Tampa Bay Rays Spring Training Game, pitcher throwing the ballPunta Gorda/Englewood Beach in March (and February) is the place to be for baseball fans of all kinds. 

While the Tampa Bay Rays Spring Training showcases the stars of today at the Charlotte Sports Park, the stars of tomorrow take the fields in the annual Snowbird Baseball Classic

You may have trouble detecting any difference in play!


As you can see, there are plenty of delicious, exciting, and inspiring reasons to schedule your trip to Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach in March, so start planning today!