Every Saturday: Farmer’s market, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. in downtown Punta Gorda. Lots of great vendors with fresh fruits and vegetables, live music, crafts, and other great buys. Visit nearby murals and enjoy some of the great downtown restaurants.

Every Sunday: Visit the Punta Gorda Historical Society’s farmers market from
9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the History Park, 501 Shreve St. Shop for veggies, meats, plants and gifts. Call 941-380-6814 for more information.

1st Saturday and 3rd Wednesday of each month: Take a walk on the wild side with the Master Gardeners for a tour of the Punta Gorda Pathways and Parks. For additional information call the Master Gardeners at 941-764-4340.

February 1 thru March 9, National Art Exhibition, Visual Arts Center, 210 Maud St. For information, contact 941-639-8810 or

February 15, Rotary Club Taste of Punta Gorda, Laishley Park. For hours and vendor information, contact Tom at 941-575-2388.

February 15, Outdoor Flea Market, Historic Train Depot, 1009 Taylor Road. For information, 941-639-6774 or

February 15, Palette to Palate Fundraising Dinner, Visual Arts Center, for tickets and information, contact 941-639-8810 or

February 20, Gallery Walk, The Punta Gorda Downtown Merchants Association brings you Art, Music, Live Demonstrations, Shopping and Food!

February 22, 9th Annual Wine & Jazz Festival, Laishley Park. For ticket information, hours and vendor information, contact the Chamber 941-379-3720 or

February 22, Charlotte Porcelain Artists Show & Sale, Visual Arts Center, for tickets and information contact 941-639-8810 or

February 23: Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, “Brilliant,” 7:30 p.m. at Charlotte Performing Arts Center, Punta Gorda. Guest artist Robert Bonfiglio, Harmonica. Pre-concert lecture, 6:30 p.m. Call 941-205-9743.

February 28 – March 2, Cirque Italia, Punta Gorda Marketplace Property, Downtown Punta Gorda. For ticket information, contact 941-914-1168 or

March 8: TEAM Punta Gorda “TEAM UP” open house, 9 a.m., FGCU Herald Court Square, Punta Gorda. Learn more about TEAM projects and ways to help. For more information call 941-637-8326.

March 15: TEAM Punta Gorda Annual Golf Tournament, St. Andrews South Golf Club. Contact TEAM for information at 941-637-8326 or

April 5: Pedal and Play in Paradise Bicycle Event, benefits TEAM Punta Gorda bicycle-friendly initiatives and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. For more information and to register click on

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