Close

Sun Subscriber Website Login







 
  Let's Go News
13th Army Band
Sun  May 27 2018 05:22PM
The U.S. 13th Army Band will be presenting a free concert on Friday, May 25, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center. The concert is … Find out how to read more online.
Key Lime Festival
Wed  May 9 2018 08:30AM
It’s once again time for the event that celebrates all things lime, the Key Lime Festival. This year will be the sixth one for the popular festival, which will be … Find out how to read more online.
Hibiscus Festival celebrates homecoming
Wed  May 2 2018 08:30AM
The Hibiscus Festival is returning home. It will be back in Gilchrist Park in Punta Gorda after a year away because the park was undergoing renovations. What makes Gilchrist such … Find out how to read more online.
The second annual Venice Seafood & Music Festival
Wed  May 2 2018 08:30AM
It’s time once again for the event that combines two of the features Southwest Florida is best known for — delectable seafood and talented musicians. The second annual Venice Seafood … Find out how to read more online.
The inaugural performance of the Yes Dear band
Wed  Apr 25 2018 08:30AM
Rick Bissonette swears that he wasn’t insinuating anything about male/female relationship dynamics when he and Butch Senna came up with a name for their new band, Yes Dear. “We were … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Apr 18 2018 08:30AM
Celebrate Mother Earth in Englewood with eco-friendly crafts, health conscious fun foods, educational demos and games, and live music by high energy alternative band, Babyl. This Fourth Annual Earth Day … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Apr 11 2018 08:30AM
Shark’s teeth are more than just shiny, sharp objects from a gigantic fish. They are fossils from up to 400 million years ago, which is approximately how long sharks have … Find out how to read more online.
Tree Fair to feature trees and fairies
Wed  Apr 18 2018 08:30AM
“Tree Fair 2018” sponsored by People for Trees, Inc. will take place on Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the North Port Community Education Center, 4940 … Find out how to read more online.
Comedian, actor, and impressionist Frank Caliendo live in Port Charlotte
Wed  Apr 11 2018 08:30AM
Comedian, actor, and impressionist Frank Caliendo has been making people laugh his entire life. For one night only, Friday, April 13, he will be making people laugh at Visani in … Find out how to read more online.
Enjoy an Evening Under the Stars
Wed  Apr 4 2018 08:30AM
The State College of Florida Foundation is hosting a fun-filled evening under the spring sky, featuring the SCF Big Band, The Venice Symphony and fabulous fireworks in honor of the … Find out how to read more online.
Time for first sip of wine tasting series
Wed  May 23 2018 08:30AM
Matt and Nick Nemec were looking to get their feet wet in a summer event. The father and son, who make up Edgewater Events, were coming off a successful series … Find out how to read more online.
‘Showtime’ and ‘Netflix’star Steve Byrne
Wed  May 9 2018 08:30AM
Coming off the heels of his popular Showtime Special “Tell The Damn Joke,” Steve Byrne will be stopping at Visani in Port Charlotte for three nights Thursday-Saturday, May 10-12, performing … Find out how to read more online.
New and returning artists featured at the Charlotte County Fair Grounds
Wed  May 9 2018 08:30AM
This summer art show promoters Effie Sheppheard and Debra Havlick will once again be inviting area artists to show off their creations inside the Charlotte County Fair Grounds pavilion area. … Find out how to read more online.
Punta Gorda Block Party
Wed  Apr 25 2018 08:30AM
Downtown Punta Gorda will belong to the Punta Gorda Block Party again Saturdeay, April 28, when the popular street festival takes over Marion Avenue, the city’s Main Street. Hundreds of … Find out how to read more online.
The North Port Concert Band presents ‘We Love the ‘70s (all of them)’
Wed  Apr 25 2018 08:30AM
“We Love the ‘70s (all of them) will be presented by the North Port Concert Band at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, at the North Port Performing Arts Center, … Find out how to read more online.
Venice Shark’s Tooth Festival is this weekend
Wed  Apr 18 2018 08:30AM
Shark’s teeth are more than just shiny, sharp objects from a gigantic fish. They are fossils from up to 400 million years ago, which is approximately how long sharks have … Find out how to read more online.
Chorale to give shape to water
Wed  Apr 18 2018 08:30AM
Appropriately enough, Bill Dederer was at the beach when he took a moment to talk about the Charlotte Chorale’s final concert of the season, the “Wonder of Water.” What better … Find out how to read more online.
Peace River Revival featuring Devon Allman and Duane Betts
Wed  Apr 4 2018 08:30AM
Devon Allman and Duane Betts were kids the last time they toured together. Their fathers were the stars of the show. Now it’s time for the sons of music royalty … Find out how to read more online.
The Charlotte County Concert Band presents ‘Yesterday and Today’
Wed  Apr 11 2018 08:30AM
On Friday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m., the Charlotte County Concert Band, under the direction of Bob Miller, will present their last concert of the season, “Yesterday and Today,” in … Find out how to read more online.
Celebrate Luna’s 5th birthday
Wed  Apr 4 2018 08:30AM
The Peace River Wildlife Center will host a party to celebrate Luna’s 5th birthday and PRWC’s new brand on Saturday, April 7.The festivities will take place at the PRWC (3400 … Find out how to read more online.



Wed  Mar 28 2018 08:30AM
Venice Theatre’s Stage II Series presents one of Shakespeare’s most popular and widely produced comedies, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” through Sunday April 8. “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” was written in … Find out how to read more online.
Easter happenings
Wed  Mar 28 2018 08:30AM
NORTH PORT Flashlight egg hunt On Friday, March 30, the City of North Port will host a Flashlight Egg Hunt for families with children ages 6 to 11. The children … Find out how to read more online.
World’s youngest professional magician and ‘America’s Got Talent’ semi-finalist Kadan Bart Rockett and his sister, Brooklyn Nicole Rockett live
Wed  Mar 21 2018 08:30AM
The Venice Institute for Performing Arts is pleased to present the world’s youngest professional magician and former “America’s Got Talent” semi-finalist, Kadan Bart Rockett and his sister, Brooklyn Nicole Rockett, … Find out how to read more online.
A film festival for both sides of the camera
Wed  Mar 21 2018 08:30AM
Ryan Sharp wants the inaugural Perennial Film Festival to be a takeaway event. The Port Charlotte resident wants the audience to come away entertained and informed. He wants the filmmakers … Find out how to read more online.
The 2nd Annual Orange Blossom Festival
Thu  Mar 15 2018 08:45PM
This is the time of year when fragrant orange blossoms’ scent fills the air here in Southwest Florida. From the trees in our backyards to the groves out in the … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte County Concert Band presents ‘Broadway Curtain Time’
Wed  Mar 14 2018 08:30AM
On Friday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m., the Charlotte County Concert Band, under the direction of Bob Miller, will present their concert entitled “Broadway Curtain Time,” at the Charlotte Performing … Find out how to read more online.
Family fun at the San Pedro Community Festival
Wed  Mar 7 2018 08:30AM
On March 2, 3, and 4 North Port's San Pedro Catholic Church will be hosting its fourth Annual Community Festival, a family-friendly event that will feature pre-festival discounted “all you … Find out how to read more online.
Country legend John Conlee to perform in Punta Gorda
Wed  Mar 7 2018 08:30AM
Country legend John Conlee (Mr. Rose Colored Glasses), a regular performer at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, will be performing on Sunday, March 11, at 3 p.m. at the … Find out how to read more online.
Southern twist added to Funk Fest
Wed  Feb 28 2018 08:30AM
Matt Nemec was talking about Funk Fest 9 and how different it was going to be from the first eight. It wasn’t that it was going to be a two-day … Find out how to read more online.
Take the whole family on a Road-E-O trip this weekend
Wed  Feb 21 2018 08:30AM
Most people had at least a little bit of fascination with big trucks and heavy machinery when they were children, and for some of them, that interest was never outgrown. … Find out how to read more online.
North Charlotte Regional Park Easter Egg Hunt
Wed  Mar 28 2018 08:30AM
Depending on whom you’re speaking to, Easter Egg hunts are derived from either Christian or Pagan traditions in the 13th century. To a child living in the 21st century, though, … Find out how to read more online.
Food trucks invade Punta Gorda
Wed  Mar 21 2018 08:30AM
It was back in January, and the folks at Destination Powersports were trying to figure out what to do for customer appreciation day. Destination Powersports sells new and used motorcycles, … Find out how to read more online.
A little Irish, a little bluegrass equals lots of St. Patrick’s celebration
Wed  Mar 14 2018 08:30AM
The secret is out at Fishermen’s Village. All this time, people though it was a shopping and eating destination in Punta Gorda. And that it still is. But on March … Find out how to read more online.
Raising and releasing butterflies
Wed  Mar 21 2018 08:30AM
Besides being beautiful creatures, when butterflies are present, that is an indicator of a healthy eco-system. According to a butterfly conservation website, areas rich in butterflies and moths are also … Find out how to read more online.
2018 Peace River National Art Festival
Wed  Mar 14 2018 08:30AM
The Peace River National Art Festival will be Saturday-Sunday, March 17-18, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Laishley Park, 100 Nesbit St. downtown Punta Gorda. The festival is hosted … Find out how to read more online.
Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers in concert
Wed  Mar 7 2018 08:30AM
The Venice Institute for Performing Arts is pleased to present Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers at the Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Ave. Venice, on Saturday, March 10, … Find out how to read more online.
Country music legend T.G. Sheppard in concert
Wed  Feb 28 2018 08:30AM
With 21 number one hits under his belt, earned throughout a long and storied career, it would be easy for country music artist T.G. Sheppard to just sit in his … Find out how to read more online.
Wine & Jazz Festival offering private dinner
Wed  Feb 21 2018 08:30AM
It will all come down to chemistry. Whether Punta Gorda favorite Mindi Abair plays her saxophone on the stage at the 13th annual Wine & Jazz Festival will depend. Abair, … Find out how to read more online.
Family fun at the San Pedro Community Festival
Wed  Feb 28 2018 08:30AM
On March 2, 3, and 4 North Port's San Pedro Catholic Church will be hosting their 4th Annual Community Festival, a family-friendly event that will feature pre-festival discounted “all you … Find out how to read more online.
Festival to serve up fun, build bridges
Wed  Feb 14 2018 08:30AM
The Rev. Mojmir Zalcik, pastor of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Port Charlotte, has a clear idea of how this year’s Greek Festival will serve the greater community. “Father … Find out how to read more online.


ADVERTISEMENT