What’s On? The Suncoast This Week, 5/4 – 5/11

What’s On? The Suncoast This Week, 5/4 – 5/11

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, May 4– Saturday May 11, 2019


Cast Net Repair Class At Florida Maritime Museum in Cortez, FLSaturday, May 4

Cast Net Repair Class At Florida Maritime Museum

Cortez, FL


The Folk School at Florida Maritime Museum 4415 119th Street West, Cortez, FL 34215

If you’re tired of buying a new net every time yours is damaged, consider taking this class. You will need to bring your own cast net (other supplies will be provided) and you will need to register and pre-pay the $45 fee. Register and pay here.




Hibiscus Festival  in Punta Gorda, FLSunday, May 5

Hibiscus Festival

Punta Gorda, FL


City Marketplace Event Venue 115 Tamiami Trl. Punta Gorda, FL 33950

This is the last of a 3 day festival with Music of Peg and Em at 2pm on the Hunger Bus Stage. They are a singer/songwriter duo that will entertain you as you check out the beautiful flowers. There is a $1 admission fee. There will be other musicians throughout the day. They have lots of plants for sale, not just hibiscus, and food vendors to serve you. You can also enjoy the downtown businesses while there.
More info on event here    Venue info here


Taco Tuesday Fundraiser at River Commons in Port Charlotte, FL Tuesday, May 7

Taco Tuesday Fundraiser

Port Charlotte, FL


River Commons 2305 Aaron Street Port Charlotte, FL 33952

You can get a taco meal for a $5 donation and Sangrias and Margaritas will be available for a small donation. Also, a Chance Auction, 50/50 raffle and Live Entertainment. ALL proceeds benefit The Homeless Coalition. You need to RSVP if you’d like to come by calling Nicolle at (941) 629-0043
River Commons Info    More info on event here    Link to Homeless Coalition


Mac Arnold & Plate Full of Blues at The Bradenton Women’s Club in Bradenton, FLWednesday, May 8

Mac Arnold & Plate Full of Blues

Bradenton, FL


The Bradenton Women’s Club 1705 Manatee Ave. W. Bradenton, FL 34205

Come enjoy Steve Arvey’s Hump Day Blues Buffet! Mac Arnold has played with legends such as James Brown and Eric Clapton. He was part of The Muddy Waters Band before he formed his band Soul Invaders. He’s been playing R&B most of his life and was inducted into the Alabama Blues Hall of Fame in 2017. Get your tickets early!
Tickets Online       Mac Arnold Website     More info on event here


Mother’s Day Sale at Sarasota Succulent Society in Sarasota, FLSaturday, May 11

Mother’s Day Sale

Sarasota, FL


Sarasota Succulent Society

1310 38th St. Sarasota, FL 34234

This is one of three annual sales at the Gardens. They are having a huge sale on native succulent plants plus there will be artists there to interact with. Orchid expert Helen Pausenwein will give an in-depth presentation at 11am on the north lawn.
Sarasota Succulent Society    More info on event here


Photos courtesy of the above events’ FB pages or websites.


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Cast Net Repair Class At Florida Maritime Museum, City Marketplace Event Venue, Hibiscus Festival, Laura Bell Adams, Mac Arnold & Plate Full of Blues, Mother’s Day Sale, Port Charlotte, River Commons, Sarasota Succulent Society, Steve Arvey’s Hump Day Blues Buffet, Taco Tuesday Fundraiser, The Bradenton Women’s Club, The Folk School at Florida Maritime Museum

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