Hibiscus Festival Events May 13, 14 & 15, 2016Brought To You By: The Hibiscus Committee for the benefit of The Charlotte County Historical Center Society
Kickoff in The ParkEach year the Hibiscus Festival is started on Friday night with a concert in the park. Come join us for music under the stars. Our kick off celebration features four bands, food and fun. It is the best dollar ($1 Admission fee) of entertainment you can find. It has been the tradition to gather on Friday evening to share a bite to eat, shake our hips and to celebrate another start to our beloved festival with our family, friends and community. It is a sneak peek of what a wonderful weekend we have in store for you. Some of our vendors do participate by opening their booths early for your shopping pleasure. We welcome one and all to enjoy the breeze off the harbor after our winter visitors have left and before our warm winds settle in for the summer.
Please feel free to bring a chair or blanket.
- Live Music Friday 6pm – 10pm
- King Harry’s Pub
- Sweet and Savory Tasty Treats
- Vendors and More…
Little Miss Hibiscus PageantThe Lil’ Miss Hibiscus pageant is one of the annual highlights for the local community each year. We encourage our lovely girls and young ladies to come dressed in casual, tropical attire, no make up or high hills, just showing there beautiful smiles and telling us a little about themselves. Our local judges love being able to participate in this event. Every contestant is presented with a token of appreciation for their participation from Gulfcoast Engraving as well as trophy’s for selected as Lil’ Miss Hibiscus in each age group.
- Reading of the proclamation of The City of Hibiscus
- Pass of the crowns for the new Hibiscus King and Queen
Music LineupIf Punta Gorda wasn’t the City of Hibiscus, it most definitely would be the City of Song. We love our local musicians and all they have to offer. Gilchrist Park is known as the home to the Guitar Army, you can find local musicians playing in this park every Thursday night. It has happened for over the last 20 years and we are always happy to pull some of their fine talents as well as some other familiar sounds from Southwest Florida over to the stage during the festival. Please see the line up (Link) that will appear over the three days on two stages for your listening and hip swinging pleasure.
- Friday, May 13
6:00 p. m. Rendezvous
6:30 p.m. Bill McDonald
7:00 p. m. Chakulla & Me
7:30 p. m. Karen Cohen
8:00 p. m. Perry Street Project
8:30 p. m. Paul Cottrell
9:00 p. m. Still Friends
Saturday, May 14
8:00 a.m. MPH Revue
9:00 a.m. Caleb Hawkins
9:30 a.m. Danny Beach
10:00 a.m. Dulcinea, Little Miss Pageant
11:00 a.m. Dulcinea
12:00 noon Mike Imbasciani
12:40 p.m. Ray Cerbone
1:00 p. m. Mac Martin
1:30 p. m. Keith McKinzie
1:50 p. m. Peg & Em
2:20 p. m. Mighty Yachty
2:40 p. m. Jamison Roberts
3:10 p. m. Eve Was Framed
3:30 p. m. Mark Cangelosi
4:00 p. m. MPH Revue on Hunger Bus Stage
Sunday, May 15
10:00 a.m. Bill Fields
10:40 a. m. Peg & Em
11:00 a. m. Heather Straw & Annette
11:40 a. m. Gary Petrin
12 noon Bill Metts
12:40 p. m. Summer Williams
1:00 p. m. Mike Campbell
10:00 a.m. Jameson Roberts
11:00 a. m. BG
1:00 p. m.
For The KidsWe love kids, the Hibiscus Festival is an event created for the those young and old alike. Saturday is all about the kids. We kick off our day with the Little Miss Hibiscus Pagent, then it is time to play the day away. Each year we have been able to provide a free kids zone, so for the cost of the one dollar admission fee the kids can play all day, meet the ponies and play along the harbor while watching the Hibiscus Sailboat Regatta.
- Lil Miss Hibiscus Pagent 10 am Saturday
- Mosaic sponsored Kid Zone 10am – 4pm Saturday
- Meet the ponies & rides including a Clydesdale 10am – 4pm Saturday
- Food, Music and Fun for all at the Hibisus Festival
For The AdultsFamily fun for everyone. Life is so good if there is something fun for everyone. In addition to the huge plant sale from some of the areas top nurseries, you can grab a bite, stroll over to King Harry’s Pub for a beer and enjoy the view of the Hibiscus Sailboat Regatta while enjoying the music of some of our favorite local artists.
- Plant Sale Saturday 9am – 4pm and Sunday 10am – 2pm
- Friday night kick off concert and dinner under the stars 6pm – 10pm Music all weekend Saturday 11am – 4pm and Sunday Praise and Celebration music from 10am – 2pm
- Historic Hibiscus Trolly Tours featuring a few Secret Gardens $5.OO Saturday only 10am – 3pm
- Sweet and Savory food vendors Friday 6pm – 10pm / Saturday 9am -4 / Sunday 10am – 2pm
- Crowning of the King and Queen
- Veteran’s Motor Car Club of America Saturday
- King Harry’s Pub open all festival hours
- Hibiscus Sailboat Regatta Saturday
- Plein Air Artists in the Park
The Hibiscus Festival Key SponsorsBrought To You By: The Hibiscus Committee for the beneit of The Charlotte County Historical Center Society
The Hibiscus Festival CommunityBrought To You By: The Hibiscus Committee for the benefit of The Charlotte County Historical Center Society.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our volunteers, musicians, guests, sponsors and community for letting us bring The Hibiscus Festival to you. We couldn’t do it without each and every person that walks through the those gates!
Music Line Up
Years In Action
Plant and Craft Vendors