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What’s On Suncoast? 7.2 – 7.9

The Suncoast Post asks, “What’s On, Suncoast?” Here are a few ideas for things to do around the area this week of July 2, – July 9, 2021! Happy Fourth of July Suncoast!

On Suncoast Wynonna

Palmetto Fourth of July Festival

Palmetto Fourth of July Festival
Sutton Park, 1036 6th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221

The festivities for the Palmetto Fourth of July Festival will take place at Sutton Park, and that will be followed by fireworks over the Manatee River. The annual fireworks show also returns to light up the Manatee River this Fourth of July, in partnership with the cities of Bradenton and Palmetto, as well as Manatee County. Award-winning country music singer Wynonna Judd and The Big Noise will be the musical act and the celebration is expected to begin at 5:00 p.m. EST. The Palmetto Community Redevelopment Agency will sponsor the celebration to promote the City’s downtown business district, the parks, and the waterfront. This should be a raucous, great event for everyone in the area of Palmetto this year on the Fourth of July.


American Fanfare

American Fanfare
Sarasota Opera House, 61 N Pineapple Avenue, Sarasota, FL.

Celebrate the Fourth of July with The Choral Artists of Sarasota as they present American Fanfare with rousing songs celebrating America, including perennial favorites. A patriotic concert full of choral fireworks celebrating America, the American Dream – liberty and justice for all – forms the cornerstone of this annual performance. The Lakewood Ranch Wind Ensemble joins Choral Artists for the first time, performing Sousa marches to complement the program. Musical fireworks abound in this annual salute to America! 4:00 p.m. tickets $5 – $60. The show will then be available on-demand from July 17 – August 17.

Firecracker 5K

North Port Firecracker 5k

North Port Firecracker 5k
6400 W Price Blvd, North Port, FL 34291

Want to get out, support a good cause and get an early morning jog in before you see the firecrackers this Fourth of July? Bring a friend (though no strollers are allowed due to the gravel, grass, and other conditions), or get your Fourth off to a great start with this race to benefit XC/North Port High School Athletes. Everyone that finishes earns an American flag, and there will be awards for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in age groups of 5yr. increments.

6:00 am Check-In for Runners 
7:30 am – 5K Run Begins 
8:30 am – Awards Begin
American Flags to all finishers

Harpoon Harry On Suncoast

28th Annual 4th of July Weekend at Harpoon Harry’s

28th Annual 4th of July Weekend at Harpoon Harry’s
1200 W Retta Esplanade, # 55 Punta Gorda, FL 33950

Who says that the 4th of July needs to be celebrated in just one day? Harpoon Harry’s Restaurant is kicking the party into high gear with their annual all-weekend 4th of July Celebration. There will be open-air seating to enjoy the live music, fireworks, along with food and drink specials all weekend. They also will have take-home treat bags for the kids and will be showcasing Ave Brewery all weekend. There is also a Most Patriotic Costume Contest on Sunday – so show all that patriotic creativity while enjoying food and fun with family, friends for a weekend you won’t soon forget. See everyone this weekend – Happy Fourth!!

Nancy's On Suncoast

Nancy’s Bar-B-Q

Nancy’s Bar-B-Q
14475 SR 70E at Lorraine Rd Lakewood Ranches, FL 34202

Nancy’s BBQ is one of the places to eat in Sarasota if looking for barbecue! Chef Nancy Krohngold prepares her own Boston Butt using a secret 14 ingredient rub, then cooked for 15 hours! This downtown Sarasota restaurant is a must-visit any day but Sunday when they are closed. You will find North Carolina-style barbecue on the menu and know you are the right place when you spot the big red tractor outside the restaurant. From pork, brisket, ribs, sausage, chicken, salmon, or even mushrooms for vegetarians, they serve it in several ways! Try it on a sandwich, salad, combo tray with slaw. If coming with the family, try a feast that feeds 4-10 people and includes a mix of meats, sides like baked beans, cheese grits, potatoes, edamame succotash, and rolls! AND OF COURSE – check out the BBQ, Bands & Beer Bash for the Fourth at Nancy’s.

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