Posted: October 18, 2021
On Sunday, October 31, 2021, thousands of trick-or-treaters from all over will descend on Punta Gorda’s Historic District to celebrate Halloween. This has been a long standing tradition and in order to ensure that everyone has a safe and happy Halloween night, the following roadways will be closed beginning at 5:00 p.m. until approximately 9:00 p.m. depending on the number of attendees:
West Marion Avenue: West Marion Avenue will be closed for vehicular traffic from Cross Street (US 41) to Shreve Street.
West Retta Esplanade: The east bound lane of West Retta Esplanade will be closed, but the west bound lane will remain open to allow traffic into Punta Gorda Isles.
Side Streets: Harvey Street, Durrance Street, Gill Street, Gilchrist Street, McGregor Street, Chasteen Street, Dolly Street, and Berry Street will be closed from West Retta Esplanade to West Olympia Avenue. Only residents with proof of residency will be allowed to drive on closed streets to return or leave their homes with the assistance of an officer for safety.
As always the police department will have plenty of officers and volunteers in the area to assist with traffic, provide security, and ensure the safety of everyone. The police department will also be handing out candy in front of City Hall! We hope that everyone has a very safe and very happy Halloween this year!