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Celebrate Labor Day Weekend in Charlotte County

Come out and enjoy the last weekend of summer with various fun filled events around town for the entire family!

Friday August 30th

Wine and Song – D’Vines will be hosting an Only California Wine tasting from 7-9PM. Juke Joint Johnny and his band performs at 8PM. 701JC Center Court, 941-627-9463.   http://www.dvineswineandgifts.com/

Baseball and Fireworks – The Stone Crabs take on the Palm Beach Cardinals at 6:30PM at Charlotte Sports Park. Events presented by the Edison Collegiate High School and The Stone Crabs include a fireworks show and activities including Dizzy Bat, Phone a Friend Trivia and the Joshua Citrus Race. Tickets are $9. www.stonecrabsbaseball.com, 941-206-HITS.

Rooftop Tunes – The Wyvern Rooftop presents music by Dave Moore from 7-11PM. No cover charge, 101 W. Retta Esplanade, 941-347-1351.

Live Music – Fishermen’s Village –Beans N’ Sprouts performs from 5-9PM at the center stage. www.fishville.com.

Saturday August 31st

Beach Party – D’Vines hosts a Customer Appreciation Night Beach Party from 7PM to closing. Claire LItke will play favorites starting at 8PM. 701 JC Center Court, 941-627-9463, http://www.dvineswineandgifts.com.

Pioneer Fest – The 57th annual Englewood Pioneer Days – Englewood Goes Hollywood will continue through Sept 2nd. Fun activities include: Cardboard Boat Races, a Paddleboard Grand Prix and Shipwreck Dance, a Fish-a-Thon and a Diaper Derby at Pioneer Park. A parade, car show and a Mad Hatter Run wrap up the event on Sept. 2nd, www.englewoodpioneerdays.com.

Blood Drive – Have you saved three lives today? Did you know that one blood donation could help save three lives? Donate blood with the Florida Blood Centers, Military Heritage Museum Bloodmobile from 10AM – 3PM at Fishermen’s Village. 941-625-1874. http://www.oneblood.org/promotions/202513-Share-your-power-Labor-Day-Weekend.stml

Paddle Boarding – Certified instructors on site at Hooked On SUP and offer free stand up Paddleboard demos from 10AM – 2Pm every Saturday at Cape Haze Marina, 6950 Placida Road, Englewood. 941-504-1699, www.hookedonsup.com.

Sunday September 1st

Weather or Not Run – The Foot Landing will host a Sunday morning 5K race beginning at 8AM. http://thefootlanding.com/news/221.

Farmers Market – The Punta Gorda Historical Society has a farmers market and antique show from 9AM-1PM in History Park, 501 Shreve Street, 941-380-6814, ledsquin@hotmail.com or www.puntagordahistory.com.

Open Mic – The Celtic Ray hosts open mic night at 8PM every Sunday with host Christian Ferrell. 145 Nesbit Street, www.celticray.net.

Guided Tours – Enjoy a guided tour of the gardens at the Punta Gorda History Park starts at 1PM every Sunday. Walk the grounds with Florida native gardener Starr Zachritz. 941-380-6814.

Monday September 2nd

Fun for Kids – A Bayshore Labor Day Scavenger Hunt for Kids is set for 8-10AM at Bayshore Live Oak Park 23157 Bayshore Road. The event is open to kids ages 9 and under. Adults are welcome to assist younger kids. Free – 941-627-1628, ext. 101, Elizabeth.spicer@charlottefl.com

**Information compiled from The Florida Weekly, The Foot Landing and The Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce

 

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