What's On Suncoast

What’s On Suncoast? 9.2– 9.9

The Suncoast Post asks, “What’s On, Suncoast?” Here are some ideas for things around the area this week of September 2 – 9, 2022!

Zoo Tampa on Suncoast

Zoo Tampa at Lowry Park

Zoo Tampa at Lowry Park
1101 W Sligh Ave Tampa, FL 33604

Voted Best Kids Attraction in Tampa Magazine’s Best of South Tampa 2021 awards. Five-time winner of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence (2010-2015), ZooTampa at Lowry Park is one of the most popular zoos in the southeastern US, with close to 1 million visitors annually. The Zoo originated in the 1930s as a municipal department with a small number of Florida native species. It grew gradually throughout the next four decades but struggled to meet the developing professional standards of modern zoos. In 1982, community leaders created the Lowry Park Zoo Association to take over management of the Zoo for the City of Tampa with the goal of creating a world-class zoo through a public-private partnership.

ZooTampa has now grown to what now encompasses 56 acres of naturalistic animal exhibits in a lush, tropical garden setting. The Zoo offers popular educational programming, fun recreational amenities, up-close animal encounters, and engaging seasonal events for which it has won accolades as one of the country’s most family-friendly zoos.

Hours: Daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., with extended hours for special events

Spinners St. Pete

Spinners Rooftop Grille

Spinners Rooftop Grille
5250 Gulf Blvd, St Pete Beach, FL 33706

Take in literal 360-degree views of St. Pete Beach at our rotating restaurant at the top of Bellwether Beach Resort. This revolving restaurant at the top of Bellwether Beach Resort – 12 floors up – offers literal 360-degree views. Perched at the top of one of the most iconic buildings in St. Pete, Spinners offers a unique beachside dining adventure. A favorite of both resort guests and locals, this elegant yet unpretentious rotating restaurant ensures there isn’t a bad seat in the house, giving everyone the chance to soak up the views and the vibe.  

Offering a menu that showcases all that Florida brings to the literal table, from locally caught seafood, fresh greens, and sweet treats, plus beef & pork sourced from premium ranchers across the country. 

Hours: Sunday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Daily 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

VIRTUAL 42nd Annual Juried Photographic Exhibition

Virtual Show On Suncoast

VIRTUAL 42nd Annual Juried Photographic Exhibition

The 42nd Annual Juried Photographic Exhibition is now on view in a virtual gallery that can be accessed here!

The show includes more than 270 photographs taken by amateur photographers at our two campuses and selected for display by an expert panel of jurors. The jury awarded prizes to top photographs in the exhibition, with Best in Show going to Patricia Nebel for her stunning black-and-white photo of an orchid that she titled The Bishop. The virtual exhibition will remain on view until September 25.

In addition to Best in Show, first-place awards in each of the five exhibition categories went to the following entries:

  • The Living Museum®: Japan, by Laurel Maul
  • Bayfront Sanctuary: Perspective, by Aleksandra Djilas
  • Plant Life at Selby Gardens: Frilly Folds, by Kathleen Cone
  • Birds, Bugs, and Critters, Oh My: Flashing Heron, by Susan Beausang
  • Selby Gardens in Black and White: Bayside Swirl, by Edda Post
Grouper and Chips

Grouper and Chips

Grouper and Chips
11121 Health Park Blvd Ste 900 Naples, FL 34110

Over 27 years ago, owner Pam Pischner opened the doors of Grouper and Chips. Back then, grouper was the cheapest fish per pound! Aside from our popular grouper baskets, we also offer local favorites such as our fresh Mahi tacos, and the unique French flair includes dishes such as Bouillabaisse and Chicken Milanese. With a combined experience of over 50 years in the service industry, Pam and her two daughters are delighted to bring you the freshest fish this side of the Gulf! Stop in and see how their passion for food translates to an amazing meal.

Hours: Mon-Sat: 11:30 am-9:00 pm

Kidz Fest On Suncoast

Kidz Fest 2022

Kidz Fest 2022
2333 El Jobean Rd Port Charlotte, FL 33948

Are you ready for the largest Bounce House and Water Slide extravaganza in South West Florida? You need to be sure that Kidz Fest 2022 is on your calendar for this weekend. There will be vendors galore for the KIDZ. Big Trucks, Tractors, Race Cars, Pony Rides, a Petting Zoo, Friday Night Kidz Movie on the HUGE THEATER SCREEN, Food Trucks, Saturday Night Dance/Foam party with DJ, and so much more! Parents, bring your kids and let them Bounce and Slide while you enjoy a Cocktail at our many RELAXATION STATIONS throughout the property!

Hours: Friday, September 2nd 3 pm -10 pm; Saturday, September 3rd 9 am -10 pm; Sunday, September 4th 9 am -8pm

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