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What's On Suncoast

What’s On Suncoast? 1.20 – 1.27

| Angela Naff |

The Suncoast Post asks, “What’s On, Suncoast?” Here are some ideas for the area this week from January 20 – 27, 2023!

Children's Gasparilla

Ashley Children’s Gasparilla

Ashley Children’s Gasparilla
140 University Town Center Dr. Sarasota, FL 34243

Bring your krewe to the Gasparilla Children’s Parade! This alcohol-free event is perfect for your little buccaneers to revel in the pirate spirit by shouting for treasures from over 100 parade floats. Make sure your krewe stays to witness the battle of the Ye Mystic Krewe and Tampa “pyrotechnic” explosions. The pirates win every year, argh!

Mateys of all ages jump and shout for beads as over 100 parade floats make their way down Tampa Bay’s Bayshore Boulevard. Since 1947, families, friends, and neighbors have brought their krewes out to take in Gasparilla’s Children’s Parade. The parade is all about elaborate floats, impeccably dressed krewes, booming marching bands, whirling dancers, and the familiar faces of schools and community organizations.

The parade takes place on Bayshore Blvd, beginning on Bay to Bay Blvd and ending at Edison Ave. Parking is available at the Fort Brooke Garage downtown. A free trolley will run from the Publix on Bayshore and Platt throughout the day. Shortly after the parade, a fireworks display will start towards the center of Bayshore Boulevard, where the Gasparilla Pirate Boat is stationed in the bay. 

Ulele Suncoast


1810 North Highland Avenue Tampa, FL 33602

Ulele is a native-inspired restaurant and brewery using fresh fruits, vegetables, seafood, and other proteins from Florida when they are available. Open since August 2014, Ulele sits on the banks of the Hillsborough River next to the Ulele Spring. It is adjacent to the Water Works Park, which has been transformed into a family-friendly park thanks to our Tampa Mayor and City Council.

The rest use food harvested and raised in the United States, preferably from family-owned and independent companies. Organic food is not genetically modified and has no hormones or antibiotics. The wines we sell are from family-owned wineries in the United States and several private-label selections from family vintners in Spain (a nod to early Spanish explorers who came ashore in Tampa’s waters).

Ulele serves craft beers, available only at Ulele, made on-site at Ulele Spring Brewery by Brewmaster Tim Shackleton. Part of The Columbia Restaurant Group, the eatery and park have reenergized and built renewed pride in Tampa Heights. It is just four blocks from where my grandparents, mother, and brother lived on 7th and Central Avenue. It is 300 yards from where I was born St, Joseph’s Hospital.

Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 11 am – 10 pm; Friday/Saturday, 11 am – 11 pm.

Sarasota Orchestra Wind Quintet Children’s Performance

Suncoast Concerts

Sarasota Orchestra Wind Quintet Children’s Performance
5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota, FL 34235

The Sarasota Wind Quintet here on the Suncoast presents a 30-minute program of favorites in the playground! On the Road with SO: Parks & Partners features the Sarasota Wind Quintet performing in the beautiful Nathan Benderson Park Playground. The musicians will be set up inside the play area, and the show is specifically geared toward introducing classical music and wind instruments to the children.

Capacity will be limited to 50 attendees within the playground, although there is more room outside the perimeter.

We look forward to sharing great music with your family!

Rossini Trattoria Gastronomica

Suncoast Italian

Rossini Trattoria Gastronomica
18101 Murdock Circle, Port Charlotte, Florida 33948

If you are searching for a local, seasonal treat for your taste buds, look no further than Rossini Trattoria Gastronomica in Port Charlotte. Authentic Italian cuisine with the freshest locally sourced ingredients come together for vibrant dishes that are sure to be worth the trip to Port Charlotte. Using the local seasonal ingredients available, dishes will change to ensure that everyone can find something that they will love. Entrees, pastas, and specials abound, ensuring every guest finds something to tantalize their taste buds. Come on in and see what good dining tastes like!

Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm.

Bradenton Punk Rock Flea Market at OSCURA

OSCURA on Suncoast

Bradenton Punk Rock Flea Market at OSCURA
816 Manatee Ave E Bradenton, FL 34208

Everything you’ve learned and loved about the Lakeland Punk Flags is only now brought to Bradenton here on the Suncoast! With over 40 eclectic vendors, artists, and food trucks, live punk performances by bands from all across central Florida.

Including underground and hard-to-find vinyl/C.D.s/cassettes, original artwork, eccentric clothing and accessories, handmade jewelry, taxidermy, oddities, nostalgia out the whazoo, collectible toys, stickers, patches, band merch, D.I.Y. button booth, and so much more weird stuff. You don’t have to be a punker to find something you love here, but it helps.

Bring your kids and pets. Something is going on for everyone!

12:30–1 pm Feed The Geese (Tampa)
1:30–2 pm The Kutoffs (Lakeland)
2:30–3 pm Kick Dicker (Tampa)
3:30–4 pm Penny Fountain (Sarasota)
4:30 -5pm Las Nadas (Bradenton)
5:30 -neverthelessss (Bradenton)

Photos from the above business website or Facebook pages.

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