Pirate Poker Run

Save the Date: The Pirate Poker Run is going to take place on Saturday, September 10, 2022. More information will be released soon.

Pack the Pantry Poker Run (April 2022)

5 tents for poker run checkin

PRizes | Raffle | Food | Music

Participants may travel via boat, automobile, or motorcycle!

  • Friday, April 8, 2022 (Pre-Race Party)
    Four Points Sheraton T.T.’s Tiki Bar, Punta Gorda
  • Saturday, April 9, 2022 (Poker Run)
    Poker Hand Playing @ Four Points Sheraton T.T.’s Tiki Bar, Punta Gorda


High Hand to Beat

The current best “High Three Hands to Beat” will be displayed on a white board between the two Poker Tables.

Potential Poker Hand winners must register their name, contact info and Card Hand with the Dealer before leaving the poker table.

  • Best Hand Receives $500 Cash Prize
  • Second Best Hand Receives $300 Cash Prize
  • Third Best Hand Receives $100 Cash Prize

In the event of a tie a High Card head-to-head card draw will decide.

Pack the Pantry Raffle

Englewood Beach Waterfest Pack the Pantry Poker Run raffle buckets

There are three different Raffle Tickets with a Waterfest “Red, White & Blue” Bucket for each.

  • #1 Red Ticket is for Grand $500 prize and other door prizes.
  • #2 Blue ticket is for 50/50 Split
  • #3 White Ticket just for Food Donations, up to 10 items per person awarded 1 ticket per item; for a $100.00 prize

PLEASE HELP WATERFEST PACK THE PANTRY! Bring up to ten non-perishable original boxed or canned food items to Saturday’s Poker Party at the Four Points Sheraton Waterfest Tents on the Boardwalk between 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM and receive “One Free Raffle Ticket” for each “accepted” non-perishable food item! 

Waterfest will pick the Winning $100 Cash Prize Ticket Stub. No need to be present if your phone number appears legibly on the back of your ticket stub.

Event Schedule

Pre-Race Party | Friday, April 8, 2022

The Tiki Bar Punta Gorda

4 PM – 9 PM at the Four Points Sheraton T.T.’s Tiki Bar.

Pre-registered participants need to pick-up their Waterfest Poker Run Packages. Onsite registration is available.

Cash Bar & Food will be available at T.T.’s Tiki Bar.

Poker Run | Saturday, April 9, 2022

Waterfest Poker Run Vehicle Owner/Operator and Vehicle Passengers may register and pay in person between 9 AM and 10 AM at the Waterfest Tent near the Four Points Sheraton T.T.’s Tiki Bar.

All six Waterfest Poker Chip Distribution Stops will open at 10 AM and close at 3:30 PM and cease poker chip dispersal.

After completing the stops, all players have to come to the Four Points Sheraton to play their poker hand. The Waterfest Poker Run Tents will OPEN at 4:30 PM and CLOSE at 6:30 PM. See Poker Run Rules

All Waterfest wrist banded participants first “Chips-in Hand” cards and all extra cost purchased hands listed above must be completed by the 6:30 PM CLOSE. No refunds for unused hands will be made by Waterfest.

Sponsored by Englewood Beach Waterfest and benefiting these local charities:

Photos of Past Events

5 people wearing costume in front of Englewood Beach Waterfest Poker Run sign