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What's On Suncoast

What’s On Suncoast? 1.19 – 1.26

| Angela Naff |

The Suncoast Post asks, “What’s On, Suncoast?” Here are some ideas for the area this week from January 19 – 26, 2024

Gasprilla Parade

Children’s Gasparilla Parade

Children’s Gasparilla Parade
5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota, FL 34235

The Children’s Gasparilla Parade is the perfect event for the whole family to enjoy. Since 1947, this favorite annual tradition has entertained guests with a stunning display of expertly designed parade floats, krewes, marching bands, dance units, and community groups.

Festivities line the 1.5-mile parade route, beginning at Bay to Bay Blvd & Bayshore Blvd and stretching to Edison Ave. The best part? The event is alcohol-free, making it a family-friendly atmosphere everyone can enjoy.

Hours: Saturday, January 20, 2024 at 2 p.m.

Topsail Steamer Suncoast

Topsail Steamer

Topsail Steamer
5321 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, FL 34217

Topsail Steamer offers seafood steam pots prepared with fresh local seafood, meats, veggies, and homemade seasonings to take home, steam, eat & enjoy! Our Bay Buckets® come in a “one-time” use pot with “easy to follow” instructions. For fresh seafood at home on vacation or any other day, steam and eat the best seafood possible for a wonderful feast.

Hours: Daily 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Touch A Truck Suncoast

6th Annual Touch-A-Truck

6th Annual Touch-A-Truck
3599 Broadway, Fort Myers, FL 33901

TOUCH-A-TRUCK here on the Suncoast is a hands-on interactive experience that gives truck-obsessed children a chance to turn their imagination into reality. Kids will get a behind-the-scenes look at their favorite vehicles! They can honk horns, open doors, climb into the driver’s seat, and learn from community leaders and vehicle operators.

Join us to enjoy bounce houses, face painting, vendor games, kid’s activities, and more! 10-11AM will be a sensory-sensitive hour when sirens, horns, and lights remain off. Food and drink will be available for purchase.

Hours: Saturday, January 20, 2024, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Zio's on Suncoast

Zio’s Twelve 21 Pizzeria & Restaurant

Zio’s Twelve 21 Pizzeria & Restaurant
1221 S Sumter Blvd North Port, FL 34287

Whether you’re in the mood for a sit-down meal or need something on the go here on the Suncoast, Zio’s has you covered. This place is known for the fresh ingredients used in all menu items and filling meals made by chefs with years of experience in the kitchen. Whether you are craving wings, fresh pizza, or other Italian specialties, Zio’s should be the first name you consider in North Port. The best way to see what comfort food should taste like is by ordering a meal today. Your tastebuds will thank you.

Hours: Monday closed, Tuesday – Thursday 11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m., Friday/Saturday 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Oscar Scherer on Suncoast

3-Mile Night Hike at Oscar Scherer State Park

3-Mile Night Hike at Oscar Scherer State Park
1843 S Tamiami Trl, Osprey, FL 34229

This 3-mile hike will take you through several of Florida’s diverse ecosystems such as pine flat woods, prairies, and hardwood hammocks. The sun will be setting, so we will be looking and listening for the marvelous sights and sounds of dusk in the woods! Birds returning home to roost, crickets and frogs croaking and chirping, mystery animals calling in the distance. This will be a hike for all the senses, not just sight, so we will walk quietly. This is a back-country trail that has some uneven terrain and narrow paths.

The cost of the guided hike is $20.00/ person, and Park admission is not included in the guided hike fee. The park entrance fees are as follows: $5 per car; Carpooling or use of State Park Annual Passes is encouraged!**

Hours: Friday, January 29, 2024, 5:15 p.m. – 7 p.m.

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