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What’s On Suncoast? 6.30 – 7.7

| Angela Naff |

The Suncoast Post asks, “What’s On, Suncoast?” Here are some ideas for the area this week from June 30 – July 7, 2023!

Fireworks on Suncoast

NBP Fireworks on the Lake Driven by Lamborghini Sarasota

NBP Fireworks on the Lake Driven by Lamborghini Sarasota
5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota, FL 34235

Fireworks on the Lake are coming back with a bang! All are invited to a sparkling celebration at Nathan Benderson Park on Monday, July 3. This year’s NBP Fireworks on the Lake Driven by Lamborghini Sarasota will feature live music by Kettle of Fish, a kids zone, food trucks, the Publix Fireworks 5K On The Lake, family-friendly activities, and a spectacular fireworks show around 9 p.m.

Those who prefer to watch the show from home can tune in to WWSB ABC 7 on Tuesday, July 4 for a recorded Independence Day special starting at 9 p.m.


  • General Admission: Free
  • VIP Viewing Experience: $75 per person
  • Regatta Island Parking: $30
  • South Lot Parking: $20 cars/$50 RVs
The ugly Grouper

The Ugly Grouper

The Ugly Grouper
249 Windward Psge Clearwater, FL 33767

Looking for some amazing food in a completely outdoor setting on beautiful Anna Maria Island here on the Suncoast? The Ugly Grouper is just such a casual dining establishment with gluten-free, and vegan offerings. They have live music every day. They are a 2022 Traveler’s Choice on Trip Advisor, and worth the time to check out the amazing seafood options, cold drinks, and a great ambiance that is sure to get you in the island mood.

Hours: Daily 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., Ugly Hour Specials Monday through Friday 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Food Truck Festival

Suncoast’s Largest Food Truck Festival 3.0

Suncoast’s Largest Food Truck Festival 3.0
249 Windward Psge Clearwater, FL 33767

Celebrate Independence Day weekend at Suncoast’s Largest Food Truck Festival 3.0 Presented by Tri-County Air Conditioning and Heating in Sarasota!

Join us for 3 days of Street Food Heaven at The Mall at University Town Center! We will have over 70 different food vendors with a huge variety of flavors and tastes.


The Suncoast Largest Food Truck Festival 3.0 is a fundraiser for 3 local charities. Entry tickets will cost just $5 per adult at the gate, or online pre-order on We recommend paying for your tickets in person at the gate to avoid the online fees charged by the ticket platforms.

Benefitting Charities – Each Day

Girl Scouts of Gulf Coast Florida, Breast Cancer Foundation of Central Florida, and (SMART)Sarasota Manatee Association for Riding Therapy, Inc. Thank you for providing volunteers to help make this event even better than last year!

Event Days & Times:

  • July 1st (2pm-7pm)
  • July 2nd (12pm-6pm)
  • July 3rd (3pm-9pm)
Rosebud's On the Suncoast

Rosebud’s Steak & Seafood House

Rosebud’s Steak & Seafood House
2215 S. Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL 34229

Rosebud’s Steak & Seafood House strives for service, quality, and consistency. With a warm, inviting, and energetic atmosphere, Rosebuds is a successful restaurant with a stellar reputation on the south end of Sarasota that is truly worth the drive. A quaint and cozy but lively bar where you can come to hang out with good friends, or just kick back with a good glass of wine or cognac.

Rosebuds specializes and features aged, hand-cut, Black Angus steaks, fresh seafood, chicken, and veal sautés — prepared the Rosebuds way. We proudly serve the Certified Angus Beef® brand.
The best meals are made with the best beef that is aged a minimum of 30 days, including succulent Prime Rib Eye Steaks, Fresh Seafood, Chicken and Veal sautée dishes.

Rosebuds also offer a wide variety of top-quality, decadent desserts. Rick (owner/chef) is constantly creating new dishes with fresh ingredients and personal touches using what is in season.

Hours: Tuesday through Sunday 4 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Harpoon Harry's on Suncoast

30th Annual Fourth of July Weekend at Harpoon Harry’s!

30th Annual Fourth of July Weekend at Harpoon Harry’s!
249 Windward Psge Clearwater, FL 33767

🇺🇸 Celebrate 30 years with Harpoon Harry’s! 🇺🇸

Stop in and enjoy the open-air seating 4th of July weekend (Friday-Tuesday)! Live entertainment, food and drink specials & festive fun for all ages plus goody treat bags for the kids! FIREWORKS will be seen from Harpoon Harry’s on Tuesday, the 4th of July! Fishermen’s Village will present Fireworks at 9 p.m.

🌊 Don’t miss the annual FREEDOM SWIM! 🌊
Tuesday, July 4th starting at 2:30!

Photos from the above business website or Facebook pages.

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