Who is ready for a warm bowl of lobster bisque while enjoying these beautiful days? With the wind blowing our hair and the sun warming our backs, while we indulge in some fresh Florida foods, what more is there to life?
Well, might we sweeten the deal with a beautiful setting such as historic Punta Gorda? If we add in that some of the best regional bands will be filling the air with beautiful melodies while we eat, drink, and be merry you might think this is an April Fool’s fable instead of a mid-February event update. But, relax, it is all true and, in fact, happening this weekend at the Punta Gorda Seafood & Music Festival.
The best components of any festival are always the food and music. I don’t care if it is a button convention or community carnival, nobody is there for any of that, they just want to eat the food and listen to the bands. And what better way to sample Florida’s finest seafood offerings than in beautiful Downtown Punta Gorda which Is a treat to visit on any occasion, let alone for a seafood and music extravaganza. The Punta Gorda Seafood & Music Festival will keep attendees rocking throughout the weekend with fan favorite, The Billy Rice Band, kicking off the festivities on Friday, February 21st from 4:30 to 6PM. From there the musical itinerary includes many stage stunners including The Verge, CeCe Teneal & Soul Kamotion, and a host of other greats rocking throughout the weekend.
When your senses cannot take it any longer, grab a grouper sandwich, blackened shrimp, or a nice glass of wine to wash it all down. Not to leave the vegans and meat eaters out, a plethora of food vendors and area restaurants will keep your palates pleasantly full, no matter your food preference. And, if you’d like to find a perfect set of earrings or great grad gift, a Marketplace of upscale arts, crafts and novelties will be available for your perusing and purchasing pleasure.
It’s going to be a great weekend in Downtown Punta Gorda! We’ve got the breakdown of activities listed below for your convenience. Located in the heart of Downtown Punta Gorda at City Marketplace, the Punta Gorda Seafood & Music Festival will feature a host of delectable seafood items and an impressive lineup of the area’s top musicians, a perfect fit for your relaxation needs. The party begins Friday evening from 4PM to 10PM, Saturday 11AM to 10PM and culminates on Sunday from 11AM to 6PM. For more information, please visit their website here.
Photos courtesy of Punta Gorda Seafood & Music Festival.