Punta Gorda Crab & Music Festival

May 13-15, 2022, Punta Gorda, FL

Outdoor food and fun await at the 1st Annual Punta Gorda Crab & Music Festival at City Marketplace in downtown Punta Gorda on May 13-15, 2022. Come be a part of the fun, food, festivities and relaxation beginning Friday evening from 4pm-10pm continuing Saturday 11am-10pm and finishing Sunday 11am-6pm. The event is produced by Paragon Festivals and hosted by Theatre Odyssey. General admission is FREE!!! 

This crab and music festival is created like an outstanding meal that incorporates and blends the finest ingredients. Choose entrees (seafood, meat and vegetarian) cooked fresh onsite. Add on with a diversity of side dishes and of course – scrumptious desserts! Select from both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. 

Then sit back and be caressed by the captivating sounds of live musical performances on stage by some of Florida’s and the region’s top musical talents. Performers in 2021 were: Sarasota Steel Pan Band (jazz, Caribbean), China Grove (Doobie Brothers Tribute Band), Trezz Hombres (ZZ Top Tribute Band), The Whole Band featuring Callie Chappell (Americana, rock, variety), Kettle of Fish (rock, blues, reggae), Brenda Watty & Her Peeps (jazz, R&B, Motown), Fleetwood Max (Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band), the US Stones (Rolling Stones Tribute Band), Out of the Blue (classic rock, Yacht rock, blues), Double Your Trouble (Stevie Ray Vaughn Tribute Band), and Dr. Dave Band (country rock, bluegrass). Check back in 2022 as the event approaches for the updated Band Performance Schedule.

The final ‘seasoning’ is shopping a marketplace of arts and crafts (e.g., painting, mixed-media, glass), gourmet food items and specialty products. Enjoy during the breaks between band performances!

"Normal" is oh so good, isn't it! Come join us and enjoy "normal" once again!

NOTE: Bands and performance times subject to change -
please check back periodically!

NOTE: Pets ARE allowed at the event!!!

May 13-15, 2022
Friday 4pm-10pm; Saturday 11am-10pm; Sunday 11am-6pm
FREE admission!!!
Driving Directions

Event location: City Marketplace, 115 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda, FL

Parking Information

Please see parking map to the right. Click on the map for a larger version. There is limited on the event-site parking for $15.

Also, please note the Charlotte Harbor Events & Conference Center has a "Gathering of Quilts - Quilt Show" on Friday and Saturday from 9am-5pm Friday and 9am-4pm Saturday. Thereafter, the lot should be open and available each day.