What’s On? The Suncoast This Week, 1/26 – 2/2

Every week we hope to entice you to go out and do something fun in the area. Maybe you’ll see something you never thought you’d try, but now you think you might! This area of Florida is filled with interesting things to do and see and experience. Get out there and do it!


This week of Saturday, January 26 – Saturday, February 2, 2019



12th Annual Downtown Venice Craft Festival




Saturday, January 26

12th Annual Downtown Venice Craft Festival


401 W. Venice Ave. Venice, FL

This is a two-day craft festival: Sat. & Sun. 10am-5pm in historic downtown Venice. There is a Green Market with fresh live plants as well as beautiful crafts in ceramics, jewelry, stained glass, metal works, etc. Come enjoy Venice! More info on event here









17th Annual Gumbo Fest in Fort Myers, FL

Sunday, January 27

17th Annual Gumbo Fest

Fort Myers, FL

11am – 6pm

Shell Factory 2787 N. Tamiami Trl. North Fort Myers, FL 33903

Live entertainment: Zydeco Music by Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band, festival food. $5000 reverse raffle. Fun! Fun! Fun!
All to benefit the Nature Park & Environmental Education Foundation. This is a kid friendly event.   Check website for ticket prices for park entry.    Click here for more info





Open Mic with Sara Nelms featuring Kelly White at Darwin Brewing Company in Bradenton, FLWednesday, January 30

Open Mic with Sara Nelms featuring Kelly White!

Bradenton, FL


Darwin Brewing Company and Taproom 803 17th Ave W. Bradenton FL 34205

Sara Nelms hosts this Open Mic. She is a local singer and songwriter as is Kelly White. They are looking forward to hosting at Darwins and hope you all come! All musicians, singers, comedians, poets, etc. are welcome. More info on event here    Darwin Brewing Co





Janis Ian to speak at Free Library Event in Holmes Beach, FLThursday, January 31

Free Library Event

Holmes Beach, FL


Island Branch Library 5701 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach FL 34217

Janis Ian is a songwriter and author of “Society’s Child: My Autobiography” and the children’s book “The Tiny Mouse”. The talk will take place next door at the Waterline Marriott and shown at the library. The sale of merchandise offered will go to The Pearl Foundation and the Island Library. She will be available to sign books afterwards.   More info on event here  Janis Ian Website






The Betty Fox Band will perform at Music on Main in Lakewood Ranch, FLSaturday, January 26

Music on Main: The Betty Fox Band

Lakewood Ranch, FL


8100 Lakewood Main St. Bradenton, Fl. 34202

If you haven’t heard The Betty Fox Band yet, here’s your chance! You will appreciate her soulful sound. This event is to benefit HOPE Family Services. You are welcome to bring chairs, but no coolers please. There will be food and drink vendors right there.   More info on event here    Betty Fox Info Here


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Photos courtesy of the above events’ FB pages.




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