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Punta Gorda Founders Day Week

November 15, 2016

By Mary West

Posted in: Shell Creek

You’ll find no better time to stay at Shell Creek RV Resort than during Founders Day Week on December 1 to 7. It will involve seven glorious days of yuletide festivities and tours that are sure to fill your heart with the joy of the season.

  • The event kicks off with Luminaria Night at History Park on December 1. From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., attendees can help light up the night, shop and indulge in treats.
  • From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on December 2, celebrants will have the opportunity to tour beautifully decorated homes at the Annual Holly Days Home Tours. In the evening from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Downtown Tree Lighting and Carol Sing is scheduled.
  • Still more holiday galas are on the agenda for December 3. The Christmas Parade will begin at noon, and the Christmas Tree Yard Bomb can be seen at the farmers’ market from 8 a.m. to noon.
  • Highlights of the remainder of the week include historic trolley tours, City Hall tours, walking tours of Indian Springs Cemetery and mural tours. The celebration will conclude with a bang on December 7 with an old time barbeque and historical poker run.


On November 19 and 20, Englewood Beach will be the exciting scene of Waterfest/Racefest. You can watch forty boats race at speeds of up to 130 miles per hour as they vie for the world championship of the Offshore Powerboat Association. The competitions will be held at noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Shell Creek RV Resort

Our Peace River camping destination is a great home base for baseball fans, as it’s a convenient distance for watching games of the Tampa Bay Rays and Charlotte Stone Crabs as well as the Snowbird Baseball Classic. For questions, call 941-676-3535 or email shellcreek@suncommunities.com. We are located at 35711 Washington Loop Road, Punta Gorda, Florida.

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