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What’s On Suncoast? 6.2 – 6.9

| Angela Naff |

The Suncoast Post asks, “What’s On, Suncoast?” Here are some ideas for the area this week from June 2 – 9, 2023!

Peace River Jam on Suncoast

Peace River Jam Music Festival

Peace River Jam Music Festival
Laishley Park, Punta Gorda, FL

Music lovers from all over the Suncoast will descend on Laishley Park in Punta Gorda, FL. This gathering is for an amazing Bluegrass event on the shores of the Peace River. Add in a roster of some of the best regional bluegrass acts and some Bluegrass Royalty, and you have the Peace River Jam. This is one of the most highly anticipated events of the year. In addition to great live entertainment, there will be merchandise vendors, food trucks, a full bar with seating, and a special moonshine bar! There will be continuous entertainment throughout the three days. See the complete entertainment schedule for set times. Attendees are encouraged to purchase tickets and lodging well in advance as this event will fill up fast.

Hours: Friday, June 2, 2023 3 p.m. – 10 p.m.; Saturday, June 3, 2023, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Sunday, June 4, 2023 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Mon Paris

Mon Paris Coffee Shop & Bakery

Mon Paris Coffee Shop & Bakery
13550 Reflections Pkwy Ste 4-401 Unit 4-401, Fort Myers, FL 33907

Mon Paris Coffee Shop & Bakery here on the Suncoast is a family-owned and operated French and European Bakery / Restaurant and Coffee Shop in Fort Myers. Every morning the fresh coffee from Lavazza is a staple that guests have come to depend on to get their day started off right. The amazing French, German, and Italian pastries and baked goods are artisan and freshly baked daily! For our German guests, Mon Paris Coffee Shop & Bakery offers Weißwurst, Frankfurter, Leberkäse, etc. Come on by and give them a try! We know everyone is sure to find something new to tempt their tastebuds.

Hours: Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Fairy Garden Suncoast

Sarasota Children’s Garden

Sarasota Children’s Garden
1670 10th Way, Sarasota, Fl. 34236

Follow the yellow brick room into a land of enchantment & make-believe where little pirates can sail the high seas on The Pirate Queen, fairies can have tea in fairyland & kids can climb towards the clouds in our tree fort!  The Woodland Cafe waits in Hobbitville for kids to create mud pies or mud cakes, the rain forest beckons kids to run through the cool mist & our costume room welcomes kids to dress up for creative fun! We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and public charitable organization and rely on admission and donations to support our mission, which is to keep kids connected to nature.  We do so through fostering imaginative play as well as offering weekly nature and art programs for children.  We hope to see you soon!

Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Paciugo Gelato & Caffe

Paciugo Gelato & Caffe
300 Beach Dr NE #120, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

In 1987 a family moved from Italy to America, then in 1999, armed with a secret family gelato recipe Ugo opened the first Paciugo store. It was love at first taste. America could not get enough of the silky smooth, irresistibly delicious gelato served in an environment that felt uniquely Italian. Paciugo Gelato & Cafe was one of two finalists in the Best Gelato in America at the Gelato Festival Finals in 2019 and has been awarded Best Gelato in Tampa Bay for many years by People’s Choice int he Tampa Bay Times. When in St. Petersburg, you need to stop by and give this sweet shop a taste!

Hours: Monday through Thursday 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.; Friday 12 p.m. – 11 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Rowing on Suncoast

US Rowing 2023 Youth National Championships

US Rowing 2023 Youth National Championships
5851 Nathan Benderson Cir, Sarasota, FL 34235

The 2023 USRowing Youth National Championships will be held here on the Suncoast in partnership with Visit Sarasota County and the Nathan Benderson Park Conservancy from June 8-11 at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota-Bradenton, Fla. Athletes must qualify for the event through one of 12 qualification regattas, which are held over the next four weekends.

The nation’s premier rowing venue, Nathan Benderson Park, has hosted numerous national and international rowing events, including the 2022 USRowing Youth National Championships. Come on out to this beautiful location to cheer on some competitive young people at their best during the duration of this championship.

Hours: varied events from June 8, 2023 – June 11, 2023

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