Arts & Culture

Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach is a very artful area, and offers galleries, several museums, and festivals, exhibits, and cultural experiences year-round. You'll enjoy performances of all kinds from a variety of cultural institutions in the area, including our own world-class symphony orchestra, a well-respected community theater company, a professional opera company, and venues for nationally- and internationally-known stand up comedians and national musical tribute shows.

We are also a military-friendly community, from the veteran 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 replica of the memorial in Washington, D.C. The memorial and accompanying Veteran's Park with gazebo and fountain are located within Laishley Park in Punta Gorda.

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

Featured Events

Annual Charlotte County Fair Feb 01

Annual Charlotte County Fair

  • Recurring daily

The Charlotte County Fair starts a 10-day run every January, and usually runs into February. Don't…

Punta Gorda Culinary Lunch Tour Feb 01

Punta Gorda Culinary Lunch Tour

  • Recurring weekly on Wednesday

Presented by Southwest Florida Walking Tours, join in for a memorable experience as we enjoy some of…

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