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What’s On Suncoast? 4.28 – 5.5

| Angela Naff |

The Suncoast Post asks, “What’s On, Suncoast?” Here are some ideas for the area this week from April 28 – May 5, 2023!

Gasparilla on Suncoast

Gasparilla Music Festival

Gasparilla Music Festival
600 N Ashley Dr., Tampa, FL 33602

The 2023 festival takes place in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park on April 29-30, featuring musical acts from a wide variety of genres on several stages and cuisine from the region’s top restaurants. Headliners include Atlanta-based rap duo Run the Jewels, Canadian electro-funk group Chromeo, and Grateful Dead tribute band Joe Russo’s almost dead. The festival will be Run the Jewels’ first Florida show since 2018 and is part of the group’s 10th-anniversary tour. As part of its mission to support and promote music and education, the organization is involved throughout the year in several initiatives, including providing scholarships and instruments to music students.

Blue Palmetto Cafe

Blue Palmetto Cafe

Blue Palmetto Cafe
1151 Tower Blvd, Lake Wales, FL 33853

Located next to the Visitor Center in Bok Tower Gardens, the café features delicious salads, soups, sandwiches and wraps, fruit and specialty desserts, and beer and wines indoors or outdoors. A great offering of nutritious salads, sandwiches, and other food to accompany your day out or just a quick, tasty lunch. The menu boasts vegetarian, seafood, and other options to be sure there is something for everyone. When you are next in the area, stop in and each out on the terrace for a touch of sunlight with your meal soon!

Hours: Daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Craft on Suncoast

Vendor & Craft Fair at Laishley Park

Vendor & Craft Fair at Laishley Park
100 Nesbit St, Punta Gorda, FL 33950

This Sunday, here on the Suncoast, head on down to Laishley Park in Punta Gorda to the beautiful waterfront park for shopping and sunshine. There are going to be a variety of vendors featuring amazing arts, crafts, and other products. There will be food trucks and so much more to partake in that will make for a wonderful Suncoast afternoon outdoors and supporting local vendors. See everyone out this Sunday!

Hours: Sunday, April 30, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Italian cuisine

Osteria Celli

Osteria Celli
15880 Summerlin Rd Unit 308, Fort Myers, FL 33908

In Italy, an “osteria” is a local eatery, a bit less formal than a “ristorante,” focusing on simple but delicious food and wine. Menu items at Osteria Celli are prepared fresh daily and made using the best quality local ingredients. Osteria Celli maintains relationships with local farmers and purveyors while importing some essential items from Italy. 

The staff at Osteria Celli honor the Italian culinary tradition of making pasta, sauces, and desserts. The focus and commitment are to freshness, and they deeply respect every ingredient in every dish. The care in each dish is certain to be tasted in every bite.

Hours: Thursday through Tuesday, 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., Wednesday, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Tattoo on Suncoast

Sarasota Tattoo Expo

Sarasota Tattoo Expo
801 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34236

Come out and join us for the Sarasota Tattoo Expo here on the Suncoast, hosted by Ink Masters Tattoo Show! Live to tattoo all weekend by over 100 award-winning tattoo artists from around the country! Custom jewelry, temporary tattoos, and delicious food!

Tickets will be available at the door only! Get there before 5 pm on Friday for a $5 discount!

Friday: 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm = $20 ($5 off before 5 pm)
Saturday: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm = $20
Sunday: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm = $20
3-day weekend pass = $35

One hundred talented tattoo artists all in one location for your tattoo needs! All different styles, from realism, traditional, black, and grey, to color tattoos.

Don’t forget the FREE RAFFLES of up to $1,200 in free tattoos throughout the weekend!

Photos from the above business website or Facebook pages.

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