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Fishermen’s Village- Over 30 Years in business! - is the Punta Gorda marina with shopping mall, restaurants and villas for rent. It's located off Marion Ave. at 1200 West Retta Esplanade. Mall is open seven days a week; phone 1-800-639-0020 or 941-639-8721 for more information or visit


Fishermen's Village Yacht Basin is a member of the BoatU.S. Foundation's Life Jacket Loaner Program for Kids which allows boaters to borrow a child's life jacket for a day or weekend at no charge. Call the Yacht Basin at 941-575-3000 to learn more about the program.


You can link directly to the web site for their Calendar every month.
The events are many and varied ... something for every age group and taste ...
Shows and Events are ADMISSION-FREE unless otherwise noted and usually include the following:


Punta Gorda, FL—Fishermen’s Village will play host to a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, 10 am until 8 pm, Tuesday, March 17, 2015. The event is free and the public is encouraged to attend.  The day’s festivities include:

•Vendors throughout the Village with fun, informative, educational displays

• Singer/Guitar Player Pat Surface, 11 am-3 pm, first section

• Singer/Guitar Player Paul Cottrell, 12  Noon-3 pm, Center Court

• Paul Strowe, the Human Jukebox, 12 Noon-3 pm, third section

• Seaview Radio Broadcast with Jeff Collins, “The Golden Hippo”, 4-6 pm, second section

•Lee County Pipes & Drums performance/parade, 5:30 pm, begins at main entrance

• Irish Music, Kelly & Emily Ann Thompson, 6-8 pm, Center Court

Village Restaurants will feature Irish food specials (call for details/reservations)

Fishermen’s Village is located off Marion Avenue, Punta Gorda, FL.   941 639-8721

READER'S CHOICE AWARDS FAVORITE SHOPPING DESTINATION!                                                                                           1200 West Retta Esplanade #57A
Punta Gorda, FL 33950


Punta Gorda, FL (Feb 16, 2015) – Is there still room in America for the “pursuit of happiness?”  “YES! Absolutely” according to several local Southwest Floridians who will be part of the International Day of Happiness. And, there will be an “Acts of Happiness” erected at Fishermen’s Village in Punta Gorda to celebrate the International Day of World Happiness.  The Acts of Happiness wall is part of a worldwide movement to focus on personal and worldwide happiness.  Visitors to Fishermen’s Village on Friday, March 20, will be able to come and post their acts of happiness on the local wall (located near center court) between 10am and 3pm.  A Live “Happy Music Jam” takes place at Center Stage from 12:00 Noon - 2:00 PM with local entertainer “Hawaii Tom” & Friends.

Worldwide Happiness Day

 “We were happy to host the “The Happiness Wall” next to Village Fish Market last year and were thrilled with the results,” says Kathy Burnam, Marketing Director for Fishermen’s Village.  “The Village  is such a happy place to be, and many visitors that day were thrilled to stop by the wall and post their reasons to be happy. This year we are adding to the level of happiness by providing live music from 12 noon until 2 pm featuring Hawaii Tom and Friends. It promises to be a fun and positive event for everyone!”

Fishermen’s Village is located off Marion Avenue in Punta Gorda, FL.  Visit  or contact 1-800-639-0020.

Kathy Burnam
Marketing/Events Manager
Fishermen's Village


1200 West Retta Esplanade #57A
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
P  941 575-3007
F   941 637-1054



LIVE ENTERTAINMENT usually on Friday/Saturday evenings 5-9 PM, Center Stage, featuring various bands/performers. Free of charge.



COUNTRY LINE DANCE LESSONS WEDNESDAYS from 7-9 PM at Center Court ($3/person). Phone 941-575-8188 for more info.

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