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What’s On Suncoast? 12.2 – 12.9

| Angela Naff |

The Suncoast Post asks, “What’s On, Suncoast?” Here are some ideas for the area this week of December 2 – 9, 2022!

Bradenton Blues Fest Suncoast

Bradenton Blues Festival

Bradenton Blues Festival
Riverwalk Pavilion at Rossi Park, 452 3rd Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205

The Bradenton Blues Festival weekend returns to Downtown Bradenton, bringing three days of events and acclaimed blues musicians on the first Saturday of December. Kicking off the blues weekend is the Friday Concert, 5-9 pm, followed by the Bradenton Blues Festival, Saturday, 11 am-8 pm; and wrapping up the weekend is the Blues Brunch, produced by Mattison’s Riverwalk Grille on Sunday, 11 am-2 pm.

The weekend wraps up with a tasty and soulful Bradenton Blues Brunch prepared by award-winning Chef Paul Mattison on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022. Come and experience the blues in Bradenton!

Tapas Suncoast

Hispania Tapas Bar and Cafe

Hispania Tapas Bar and Cafe
34 N Fort Harrison Ave, Clearwater, FL 33755

Tapas is a noun that refers to a wide variety of appetizers, snacks, or small portions of food that are served as accompaniments to a drink in Spanish cuisine; it can be served cold or warm. From empanadas, soups, salad, and paellas, you have a vast menu of amazing, fresh wonderful options at Hispania Tapas Bar and Cafe to tickle your taste buds. Whether you are just seeking a new lunch option, a great date night out, or a place for friends in town for the holidays – this place has something for every occasion. We look forward to seeing you soon and are positive that this 2022 Diner’s Choice restaurant is sure to fit the bill!

Hours: Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Friday/Saturday, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Suncoast Jingle Jam

4th Annual Jingle Jam

4th Annual Jingle Jam
CoolToday Park – 18800 South West Villages Parkway Venice, FL 34293

Starting at 6 p.m., there is a bear run which entails running a quick mile around the concourse while enjoying a 10-ounce draft beer or soda every .25 miles on Friday, December 2, 2022. Then on Saturday at 7:30 a.m., the 4th Annual Braves Tomahawk 5K will take place, with all proceeds benefiting the Atlanta Braves Foundation. Then on Saturday and Sunday, starting at ten .m. there is a holiday market, horse and carriage rides, and kids’ crafts and activities. There is a full roster of family events and contests, including holiday-themed carnival games and live Music. This will be a multiple-day of fun this weekend, so grab the friends and family and head out!

Sandra’s Restaurant – Authentic German & European Cuisine

German Cuisine Suncoast

Sandra’s Restaurant – Authentic German & European Cuisine
111 West Olympia Ave Punta Gorda, FL 33950

Sandra’s Restaurant is German owned and operated and proud to serve Authentic German & European Cuisine. They use only high-quality ingredients, and your food is cooked to order using the owner’s traditional German and European family recipes.

This restaurant offers a selection of German wine and imported beer to accompany authentic cuisine. There are seven German beers on tap: Kölsch, Hofbräu Lager, Hofbräu Dunkel (Dark), Spaten Lager, Weihenstephaner Weizen (Wheat), and always a choice of seasonal Pils and Dark Beer. In addition, sometimes they offer beer specials like authentic Oktoberfest Beer from Munich, Doppelbock Lager, and Maibock (very popular and available only for a limited time when in season).

Whether you are looking for a place to have a romantic dinner or to spend an evening with family or friends, we are sure you will love our food and the warm and relaxing atmosphere of our restaurant.

Hours: Wednesday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Saturday, 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.

The Twisted Fork Port Charlotte FL: The Guns N Roses Experience NIGHTRAIN

Guns & Roses on Suncoast

The Twisted Fork Port Charlotte FL: The Guns N Roses Experience NIGHTRAIN
The Twisted Fork – 2208 El Jobean Rd Port Charlotte, FL 33948

Nightrain, The Guns N’ Roses Experience pays tribute to one of the most iconic bands in history. This act gives a night of high-energy rock ‘n roll that never lets up. Nightrain plays each song from the Appetite For Destruction album with stunning accuracy regarding attitude and Music. But it doesn’t stop there. They play all the hits and most requested songs from the entire Guns N’ Roses discography. This is sure to be a show to rock your weekend and get you singing some of your favorite Guns n’ Roses tunes this weekend here on the Suncoast.

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