Punta Gorda, FL, 33950
Wednesday, July 4th, 2018, Fishermen’s Village will host their annual 4th of July Celebration. Admission and parking are free and the public is cordially invited to attend.
The always popular Freedom Swim begins at 11 a.m. For those traveling by boat, start point is on the north side of the southbound US 41 bridge (offshore) and ends at Harpoon Harry’s. Others will start at the little beach on the east end of Gilchrist Park by the PG Waterfront Hotel (there is a small beach there) Begin at this point and swim out and turn by Marker 4 into the harbor. (call 941 661-5622 for more Freedom Swim details) The Green Hibiscus Trolley will provide transportation between Fishermen’s Village and the swim starting point. (no kayaks, and inflatables must be deflated). The trolley ride is free (tips are appreciated!)
Other festivities will include: Live Music featuring Ambush the Band, 12 noon-4 pm, followed by Country Express Band 4:30-9 pm, Center Court.
Singer Rita Beach will perform patriotic and variety music 12 Noon-4 pm by Good ‘Ole Days Coffee Café! Harpoon Harry’s will be featuring Kids Crafts All Day, Face Painting from 1-4 pm, and food/drink specials. Viewing of annual fireworks display over Charlotte Harbor begins at 9:00 pm. King Fisher Fleet will be offering a Fireworks Cruise, departing at 7:30 pm and returning to Fishermen’s Village at 9:30 p.m. Tour Charlotte Harbor, watch the sunset and enjoy the fireworks display. Call 941 639-0969 for rates/reservations.