Punta Gorda Block Party
A Family Affair ...  April 12, 2014


MARK LINDSAY former lead singer of Paul Revere and the Raiders will be here on April 12, 2014.

Come on down to beautiful Punta Gorda for another amazing Block Party. 
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Our Fun Filled Weekend will start off with a parade on Friday April 11th in Downtown Punta Gorda by Super Boats International. The parade will proceed to Marion Ave where there will be static displays of some of the boats from 5 to 7 pm. The following day, April 12th will be The Old Timer's Lunch held at Hurricane Charley's. Advance tickets only and limited available so get yours now by calling 941 639-2716. Then the Family Affair that has adorned our downtown Punta Gorda area for 28 years, the Punta Gorda Block Party. The event begins with the biggest and best children's area with games and fun then later live entertainment on 2 stages. There will be delicious festival foods such as sausage & peppers, burgers, hot dogs, tacos, gyros, corn on the cob, funnel cakes, ice cream, cotton candy and much much more. Children's Entertainment areas that includes all day play on inflatables for $5, rock climbing wall, Nick's Show and more.  The usual soda, water, beer & wine will be available and this event helps support over 80 local non profit groups right here in Charlotte County. How else can you help this many all at once and still have the most fun ever? Bring a lawn chair or dance in the street with the music or get your very own Main Stage Club seat or table and have a reserved seat and unlimited food and beverage. You can round up the Fun Filled Weekend by taking a short drive on Sunday to Englewood and watch the International Super Boats Races. What a great weekend we have in store for us all. See you there!!!

Punta Gorda Block Party features Mark Lindsay

Provided by Gordon Bower

Come to downtown Punta Gorda April 12 and help celebrate the 28th edition of Southwest Florida’s largest street festival, the Punta Gorda Block Party. Gates will open at 9:30 a.m.; the entry fee is only a $1 donation for adults and free for children 12 and under. Close-in parking for $3 is at the Charlotte Harbor Event Center and in empty lots entered off U.S. 41 north. Free parking is available on side streets, the city parking garage on Herald Court and unposted lots around downtown.

Many famous entertainers have performed on the stages over the years, including Minnie Pearl at the first Block Party, Luvin’ Spoonful, Hank Williams III, Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits, the Outlaws, Grass Roots and Edgar Winter.

This year expect another performer you’ll never see anywhere else for the price of a $1 bill – Mark Lindsay, former lead singer of Paul Revere & the Raiders. The Raiders were all over TV and the top of the charts in the 1960s, and Lindsay followed those years up with a successful solo career that included hits like “Arizona” and “Indian Nation.” He sold more than 50 million records as a solo artist and millions more while part of the Raiders.

Lindsay will play on the Retta Esplanade stage at 6:30 p.m. The schedule also includes Democracy, a reggae band popular throughout Florida, and local favorites like American Made and The BoogieMen on one of the two stages.

Vendors selling reasonably priced food ranging from barbecue to ice cream will line Taylor Street. A limited number of vendor spots are still available; call 941-249-1250.

Several brands of Budweiser are only $3 a cup, and three varieties of wine will be available for $5 for a 6-ounce cup. Coca Cola is the soft drink supplier.

A special entertainment area is set aside for children under 12, and Nick’s Kids Show will put on three performances for them. This year expect a large inflatable bounce area where children can play all day for a mere $5, also available will be a climbing rock wall and games sponsored by area nonprofits.

Come early, stay late and bring a chair to historic downtown Punta Gorda. Because of the large number of people attending the festival every year, no, pets, cans, bottles, coolers, skateboards or bicycles are allowed inside the gates.

Proceeds, including the parking money, go to nonprofits.

Each year in April the downtown Punta Gorda area has a block party for all to enjoy. Since it's inception in 1987, the celebration was to promote the rejuvenation of downtown, helping charities and getting together with friends. It's become a principal source for non profits, service organizations, schools, youth and school sports teams as well. Crowds come from all over to this event and enjoy the entertainment which is usually a favorite of many. Plan your trip to the area around the April date each year. 

***** NEW LOCATION FOR THE OLD TIMER'S LUNCHEON THIS YEAR *****
HURRICANE CHARLEY'S
Advance tickets sales only
For Old Timer's Luncheon Information go to 
www.facebook.com/puntagordaoldtimerslunch
or call 941 639-2716

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