CHARLOTTE HARBOR & THE GULF ISLANDS, Fla. (March 22, 2016) – Weekly, the Charlotte Harbor Visitor & Convention Bureau compiles and distributes a popular calendar of events listing called "This Week’s Happenings.” It lists various events happening throughout Charlotte County and includes information on festivals, dances, sporting events, stage performances, guided outdoor adventures, art and craft events, lectures, live music and more, including "boomerang events" which give visitors reasons to return. The comprehensive events calendar is distributed to area accommodations, chambers of commerce, businesses, visitors and residents. 

Organizations interested in having their event listed at no charge in the “This Week’s Happenings” and on the Charlotte Harbor Visitor & Convention Bureau website can submit their events online at www.charlotteharbortravel.com/events/submit-your-event. Events should be of interest for Charlotte County tourists and are published at the discretion of the Charlotte Harbor VCB. Currently, the Events section of the website receives more than 10,000 visits a month. 

Questions on how to submit events can be directed to Juli Pennock, Marketing Assistant for the Charlotte Harbor Visitor & Convention Bureau, at Julie.Pennock@charlottecountyfl.gov or (941) 743-1900. 

About Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands 
Located halfway between Tampa and Naples on the Southwest Florida Gulf Coast, Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands is a charming collection of nine coastal communities surrounding the state’s second largest harbor. Florida’s premier year-round eco-tourism destination, the area offers a pristine unspoiled beauty.  In 2014 Port Charlotte was been named the top U.S. Best Value Destination by trivago, the world’s largest online hotel search site, and the Charlotte Sports Park, spring training home of the Tampa Bay Rays, was voted “Best Spring Training Facility” by readers of USA TODAY. A haven for outdoor enthusiasts, Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands has been named one of SAIL magazine’s “10 Greatest Places to Sail in the United States,” ranked by Golf Digest as “Third Best Place to Live and Play Golf in America,” and rated by MONEY magazine as one of the “Best Places to Live in the South.” Englewood was named second of the Top Ten emerging travel destinations in the U.S. by TripAdvisor.com. The area is served by five airports: The Punta Gorda Airport (PDG) with commercial, private and charter air service, Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ), Southwest Florida International Airport, Ft. Myers, (RSW), St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) and Tampa International Airport (TPA).

For more information on visiting Charlotte Harbor visit www.CharlotteHarborTravel.com or call 1-800-652-6090.

CONTACTS:
Jennifer Huber, Public Relations Manager
Charlotte Harbor Visitor & Convention Bureau
(941) 743-1900
Jennifer.Huber@charlottecountyfl.gov

Kelsey Marineau, Senior Account Executive
Aqua on behalf of Charlotte Harbor Visitor & Convention Bureau
(561) 267-5796
KMarineau@WelcomeToAqua.com