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What’s On Suncoast? 5.12 – 5.19

| Angela Naff |

The Suncoast Post asks, “What’s On, Suncoast?” Here are some ideas for the area this week from May 12 – 19, 2023!

Suncoast Ducks

2023 Lucky Ducky Race for Pace

2023 Lucky Ducky Race for Pace
801 Riverside Dr E Bradenton, FL 34208

Join Quacky & Friends at the 14th Annual Lucky Ducky Race for Pace! Cheer on your “lucky duck” as at least 30,000 rubber ducks race down the Manatee River for prizes, benefiting Pace Center for Girls of Manatee County.

YOU can win! The Grand Prize winner drives home in a new Jeep Wrangler (2-year lease or $5,000) sponsored by Firkins Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, and 2nd Place is Weekly Dinner for 2 for a YEAR from Anna Maria Oyster Bar! And many more!!

Adoptions are open online at HERE, starting at only $5. See the website for complete rules. Adopt a Duck… Help a GIRL!

Hours: Saturday, May 13, 2023, 11 am – 2 pm.

Sesh St. Pete on Suncoast

Sesh St. Pete

Sesh St. Pete
2221 4th St. N, St. Petersburg, FL 33704

Sesh is a new restaurant and brewery here on the Suncoast on the property of Wood Parade Museum in the 1940s and was one of the first roadside attractions in St. Petersburg. Due to the historic nature of the property, it was only sold so that it could be refurbished, which it has been, including several specific unique details, buildings, and elements that make for a unique ambiance for your visit.

Sesh goes with the haunted theme and offers “The Evil Eye” drink with a floating eyeball made from lychee and stuffed with a Luxardo cherry. Inside the carrier cottage is the Sesh brewery, which provides beer for 14 taps with sangria and seltzer flowing from another six taps. Along with stories of ghosts and other paranormal phenomena, the owners hope this historic spot will draw visitors for amazing experiences for decades.

Monday through Saturday, 11 am – 10 pm, and Brunch Sundays, 10 am – 3 pm.

Sunshinecity Suncoast

Sunshinecity Artisan Sunday Market

Sunshinecity Artisan Sunday Market
1901 Central Ave 1901 Central Avenue St. Petersburg, FL 33713

Sunshinecity Artisan Sunday Market here on the Suncoast is free to attend! Imagine Museum will feature various local artists, including glass artisans, painters, illustrators, jewelry artisans, and much more. Selected artists will be doing live art demonstrations during the Sunshine City Artisan Sunday Market in the parking lot located at the Imagine Museum.

It is a good idea to book your ticket online for the Sunshinecity Artisan Sunday Market so they can get an idea of how many will attend. However, that is not required, and everyone is welcome to show up on the day of the event to shop with the artists.

Hours: Sunday, May 14, 10 am – 3 pm.

Coldwater on Suncoast

Coldwater Oyster Market & Bar

Coldwater Oyster Market & Bar
5611 Six Mile Commercial Ct. Unit 4 Fort Myers, FL 33912

Coldwater Oyster Market is an homage to all the fresh seafood that prefers to live where the water is deepest and coldest. The cold water temperatures of the Atlantic Northeast and the Pacific Northwest coastlines slow the metabolism, producing slightly crisp, sweeter oysters; expect meatier oysters with more saltiness as you make your way south down both our east and west coasts. Fish that makes colder water its home also carries a higher fat content. Always rich in Omega-3 and other essential nutrients.

Stop in for the freshest oysters, clams, lobster, and crab legs in a casual, family-like environment!

Hours: Sunday through Wednesday, 12 pm – 9 pm; Thursday, 11:30 am – 9 pm; Friday/Saturday, 11:30 am – 10 pm.

Celtic Fest

Celtic Fest

Celtic Fest
1200 W Retta Esplanade Punta Gorda, FL 33950

Come to Punta Gorda for the third annual Celtic Fest at Fishermen’s Village, co-hosted by New World Celts and the Cultural Heritage Center of Southwest Florida. This exciting event will celebrate Celtic heritage, culture, and traditions.

Immerse yourself in the rich traditions of the Celts with live music and watch the intricate steps of Irish step dancers. Performance Schedule:

McIntyre Band 12 noon-3 pm Dry Beach
Mac Tier Band 12 noon-4 pm Center Court
Kellyn Celtic Dancers 2, 4 & 6 pm Center Court (during band breaks, etc.)
Bryne Brothers 3–6 pm Dry Beach
West of Galway 5–9 pm Center Court
Eireann’s Call 6–9 pm Dry Beach

This event is perfect for the whole family; adults and children alike will enjoy the authentic, interactive Celtic Encampment on the dry beach, presented by Jacobite Uprisings (Outlander) Group! Don’t miss out on this unforgettable celebration of all things Celtic. Whether you strongly connect to your Celtic roots or love the culture, there’s something for everyone at the Fishermen’s Village Celtic Fest.

Hours: Saturday, May 13, 2023, 12 pm – 9 pm.

Photos from the above business website or Facebook pages.

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