Arts & Culture

Art galleries, a professional symphony orchestra, theater companies, an opera company, and community businesses offer festivals, exhibits, and cultural experiences year-round. History buffs will want to dive into Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach's rich past at a variety of museums of all sizes, focused on military history, the city of Punta Gorda, the African-American experience in the area, and more.

We are also a military-friendly community, from the discounts offered at local businesses to our memorial parks, representation in one of Punta Gorda's historical murals, and our designation as a Florida Purple Heart entity. In fact, in 2016, Punta Gorda became home to the Vietnam Memorial Wall of Southwest Florida, a half-scale (approximately) replica of the memorial in Washington, DC. This permanent installation in Laishley Park is a touching memorial to the men and women who gave their lives in the Vietnam War.

Learn more about our proud military history, the Military Heritage Museum. and memorials here.

Featured Events

Englewood Farmer's Market Jan 27

Englewood Farmer's Market

  • Recurring weekly on Thursday

Every Thursday from October thru May from 9 am to 1 pm, the best local growers and food artisans in…

2022 Charlotte County Fair Jan 28

2022 Charlotte County Fair

  • Recurring daily

The 2022 Charlotte County Fair begins its 10-day run on January 28, 2022. Don't miss rides, animals…

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