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Punta Gorda Founder’s Week

We’ve come a long way, Punta Gorda, since 1887.

Let’s celebrate our founding and future December 1 through 7.

old photo of historic Hotel Punta Gorda

Historic Hotel Punta Gorda

During the first week of December almost 130 years ago, a group of settlers from the new town of Trabue met in a Billiards Parlor near the corner of Olympia and Taylor and voted to incorporate their town into a city and rename it Punta Gorda.   To celebrate those early founders and those who followed in making Punta Gorda a better and better community ever since that week in 1887, Punta Gorda’s Founder’s Day Week is being celebrated the first week in December leading up to December 7, the official date of the City’s incorporation.  This year’s celebration, which will be full of fun and educational events, will take place December 1 through the 7th.

The Week will incorporate both Christmas holiday and history related events, several of which are recurring annual festivities that are now also part of Founders’ Day Week.  Following below is a list of events planned thus far.  Most events will benefit non-profit organizations in the Punta Gorda area. Contact:  Gene Murtha (941) 258-2080.

Watch for upcoming events here.


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