Events in the City of Punta Gorda
Out of concern for the health of our community members and visitors in regards to the COVID-19 virus situation the City of Punta Gorda is suspending the issuance of all event permits until at least May 15. The cancellation period is subject to adjustment pending changes in public health and safety risk level for contracting coronavirus. A meeting was held with representatives of many of the major events and festivals that has resulted in the decision to postpone and or cancel the following events; TEAM Punta Gorda Pedal & Play, City Wide Garage Sale, the Punta Gorda Block Party and Old Timers Luncheon, Hibiscus Festival, Welcome Home Vietnam Vets Event and Parade, Sullivan Street Arts and Crafts Festival, The Ladies Social Network Arts & Craft Show, Peace River National Art Show, and the Charlotte County Relay for Life. Several events are also being postponed or modified at the Charlotte Harbor Events Center https://www.charlotteharborecc.com/. This weekend the Downtown Farmer’s Market and the History Park Farmer’s Market will still be held and after this weekend operations will be suspended until further notice. The Celtic Ray St. Patrick’s Day celebration will be held on private property at their place of business with no street closures. The St. Patrick’s Day events will take place as scheduled at Fishermen’s Village. Future events at Fishermen’s Village are under evaluation. Residents and visitors are encouraged to take the Center for Disease Control’s guidance for personal health precautions seriously. The guidelines can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/.