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What’s On Suncoast? 7.21 – 7.28

| Angela Naff |

The Suncoast Post asks, “What’s On, Suncoast?” Here are some ideas for the area this week from July 21 – 28, 2023!

USDBF Club Crew

USDBF Club Crew National Championships

USDBF Club Crew National Championships
5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota, FL 34235

More than 100 teams from around the nation will be competing at Nathan Benderson Park for a place in the 2024 IDBF Club Crew World Championships! Don’t miss this unforgettable event July 21-23, filled with thrilling dragon boat racing and fierce competition. Mark your calendars and be part of the action!


  • Friday – July 21 – 200m 
  • Saturday – July 22 – 500m
  • Sunday – July 23 – 2000m –  team seeds will be selected after Friday’s 200m races.
Ephesus on Suncoast

Ephesus Mediterranean Grill

Ephesus Mediterranean Grill
8300 Wiltshire Drive, Port Charlotte, FL 33981

Ephesus is an ancient city on the coast of Ionia, in the Selçuk area of İzmir Province, Turkey, and is one of the seven ancient wonders of the world! It was built in the 10th century BC. Interesting attractions around Ephes​us include the Temple of Artemis, the Celsus Library, the Basilica of St. John, and the house of the Blessed Mother Mary.

Established in 2014 in Southwest Florida. Ephesus Mediterranean Grill offers authentic Mediterranean food and a variety of rare Mediterranean & Middle Eastern Wines. Specializing in Turkish Cuisine, we offer a quiet eclectic dining atmosphere and live belly dancing on Fridays & Saturdays. 

Hours: Daily 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Love Scavenger Hunt

Fort Myers Scavenger Hunt For Couples – SHOW LOVE (Date Night!)

Fort Myers Scavenger Hunt For Couples – SHOW LOVE (Date Night!)
The Ringling, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34243

Everyone loves a good scavenger hunt! It is exhilarating and just plain fun, and the City LOVE Scavenger hunt has taken the classic idea of a hunt and turned it into an interactive scavenger hunt date night that includes love-building challenges that you and your spouse will love! Uses a scavenger hunt app to give you a list of fun and crazy tasks to complete, as well as some cool things to look for and find around the city. There are even bonus challenges for more points!

You could even stumble upon a romantic spot or restaurant to hang out along the way or cool spots where you can have your next date at! Since the hunt is self-guided, feel free to stop for a drink, browse a boutique, or pop in a fun exhibit along the way to really crank up the fun! All you need is your own mobile device and an Internet connection to access your Digital Date Nite Box. At DNB, the following types of activities are included in your digital date night box when we send it over with registration to create a date to remember!!

Hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (book online for more specifics)

Rocco's on Suncoast

Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar

Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar
243 N Cattlemen Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243

Rocco’s Tacos here on the Suncoast offers a true taste of Mexico within a fun casual environment. When you first step through the door, you become part of the atmosphere, joining a diverse crowd and enjoying flavors picked directly from Mexico. Experience guacamole prepared table side. Sample from 200 varieties of tequila. Order a margarita with a sour mix you’ll taste nowhere else – it’s made right on the premises. Rocco’s provided a diverse menu with distinct attention to detail, including corn tortillas made by hand and cooked fresh on the Comal in our kitchen, just as they are made in kitchens throughout the neighbors to the south.

Hours: Sunday through Monday 11 a.m. – 12 a.m., Tuesday 11 a.m. – 1 a.m., Wednesday 11 a.m. – 12 a.m., Thursday through Saturday 11 a.m. – 1 a.m.

Pub Crawl on Suncoast

Largest Hop-on, Hop-off Brew Crawl

Largest Hop-on, Hop-off Brew Crawl
The Ringling, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34243

The 38-foot pirate-themed trolley rolls from Clearwater Beach to Tarpon Springs here on the Suncoast on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Guests can pay one fee to hop on at any of the participating locations and hop off at as many of the stops as they choose; the one-cost ticket can be used all weekend. The participating locations will be providing specials for guests as well.

Partners include 3 Daughters Brewing, Clearwater Brewing, Fenway Hotel, Stirling Wine, Caledonia Brewing, Soggy Bottom Brewing, Honu Tiki, HOB Brewing, House of Beer Dunedin, 7th Sun Brewing, Beach Island Brewing, Ozona Brewing, Stilt House Brewery, Smugglers Island, Sponge City Brewing, Stumpy’s Hatchet House, Brighter Days Brewing, Tarpon Springs Distillery, and 5 Branches Brewing.

Hours: 3 – 10 p.m.

Photos from the above business website or Facebook pages.

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