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What’s On Suncoast? 2.10 – 2.17

| Angela Naff |

The Suncoast Post asks, “What’s On, Suncoast?” Here are some ideas for the area this week from February 10 – 17, 2023!

Florida State Fair

florida state fair

Florida State Fair
4800 US Hwy. 301 North, Tampa FL 33610

The Florida State Fair is officially open here on the Suncoast!

The cost for admission is $6 for children, $8 for seniors, and $10 for adults if bought online in advance. Parking is free for all fair guests. The fairgrounds have three separate parking lot entrances, according to the fair website, so make sure to take note of which parking lot and gate you use to enter the fair.

Famous for its fried food, the state fair has released an entirely new menu this year. No outside food will be allowed at the fair. Entertainment at the Florida State Fair is included with the price of admission. This year’s fair will feature more than 30 different acts, including musicians, strolling attractions, and a circus.

According to its website, the fair will have more than 80 rides this year. Different rides require different numbers of tickets, which can be purchased online in advance or at the gate. Height requirements vary but can be found online. The fair also includes a number of educational experiences and exhibitions, such as the Cattle Ranching Museum.

With so much going on, you need to plan your day out with friends. See everyone at the fair!

Hours: February 9-20th, Monday – Thursday, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., Friday – Sunday (and President’s Day) 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Lala St Pete

Lala Suncoast

Lala St Pete
2324 Central Avenue Saint Petersburg, FL 33712

Ready to enjoy unique dining and entertainment in St. Petersburg, Florida? Discover LALA St. Pete here on the Suncoast.

LALA St. Pete offers a new way to spend the day or evening. The restaurant features ready-to-rent private karaoke rooms, world-class public dining areas, our rooftop bar, and an elevated approach to American and Mediterranean cuisine. Enjoy the family-friendly Activity Garden we share with Grand Central Brewhouse. LALA St. Pete is destined to become your favorite hotspot.

Swing by LALA tonight, book online, or call to reserve a table or a karaoke room.

Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. – 12 a.m.; Friday/Saturday, 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.

superhero on Suncoast

Bridge a Life Superhero 5K

Bridge a Life Superhero 5K
5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota, FL 34235

The 12th Annual Superhero 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run will start and finish ON THE ISLAND near the finish tower. This is a Foster Care Awareness Event. In-person and virtual racing options are available.

The Kids’ Fun Run starts at 8:30 am. The 5K will be on a CHIP START between 9-9:05 am. You will receive an official chip time and place. Master and Overall timed at gun time 9 am. USATF Rules.

More than just a race, the Superhero race brings together child welfare agencies and the community to highlight the 1500+ youth who are in local foster care in Sarasota, Manatee, and DeSoto Counties, while providing a family-friendly event with music, a kiddie zone, food, and giveaways.

Hours: Saturday, February 11, 2023, @ 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Bombon Restaurant

Bombon Restaurant & lounge

Bombon Restaurant & lounge
1118 N Washington Blvd, Monterey, Sarasota, 34236,

Bombon Restaurant is proud to serve traditional Mexican cuisine with a variety of family recipes created from fresh local ingredients. There are so many amazing dishes on the menu you might not find anywhere. Bombon has entertainment on the weekends to provide you with a uniquely unforgettable time.

Our attentive staff and experienced chefs all strive to provide you with a great experience every time you visit, whether with family, friends, or business associates. Private events are available and include a bar and outside terrace. This is a great weekend stop or a wonderful way to finish out your work day. Come on out for a treat for your taste buds.

Hours: Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Friday/Saturday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Tree Top Canopy Bridge @ Myakka River State Park

Myakka on Suncoast

Tree Top Canopy Bridge @ Myakka River State Park
4383 Colonial Blvd. Ft Myers, Fl 33966

The Myakka Canopy Walkway provides easy access to observe life in the treetops of an oak/palm hammock. As an outdoor laboratory for research and education, it is also a place for discovery and provides an opportunity for visitors to see canopy inhabitants up close. Completed in 2000, this structure is the first public treetop trail in North America.

The walkway is suspended 25 feet above the ground and extends 100 feet through the hammock canopy. The taller tower soars 74 feet in the air to present a spectacular view of treetops, wetlands, and the prairie/hammock interface. You can look down on eagles, hawks, vultures, and the tops of live oak and sabal palm trees.

You can get out and participate in nature at this amazing site during most normal business periods. This is a great way to enjoy the great weather and outdoors of the Suncoast. Make a day at the park by having a picnic or even camping.

Hours: 8 a.m. to sunset every day of the year.

Photos from the above business website or Facebook pages.

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