The fourth annual Pigs in the Park…ing Lot BBQ and Business EXPO will take place on Friday, May 17 from 4-10 p.m. This free event will take place at the Mira Bay Sweetbay Plaza, which is located at 137 Harbor Village Lake, in Apollo Beach. The Southshore Chamber of Commerce hosts the BBQ and EXPO.

Bethune’s BBQ, Fathead’s BBQ and the Mullet Shack are some of the many vendors that will participate in this year’s event. There will also be commercial and non-profit arts and crafts vendors too.

According to Melanie Morrison who is Executive Director of the Southshore Chamber, “It’s a great community event that the SouthShore area has come to love.  It is nice to have an event like this where everything except food and drinks are free.”

There will also be great music – the Tom Kats, a blues, jazz and pop band, will play all your timeless favorites from 4-6 p.m. and from 6-10 p.m., Ladyhawke, which features Nashville recording artist Victoria Hawkes (Ginty) will perform. Stretched beyond their country roots, their music includes Modern Blues and Dance, Classic Rock both covers and originals.

A special area just for kids, sponsored by Home Depot and Kids R Kids, will keep the younger crowd busy. Some of the activities available will be soccer shots, Jumbo the clown, face painting, balloons, bounce houses and more and it’s all free.  Said Morrison, “This is a great way to come out and meet the local businesses in the community as well.”

For more information, call 645-1366 or visit The SouthShore Chamber comprises of the Ruskin and Apollo Beach communities. These two communities of SouthShore offer the ideal blend of natural beauty, relaxation and recreation. The area combines both waterfront and rural communities which are fast becoming business destinations as the Tampa Bay area grows.

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Michelle Colesanti
Michelle has been with the Osprey Observer for almost nine years, and her current position is Assignment Editor. She resides in Bloomingdale with her husband Phil, two sons, Philip and Matthew, and Tigger the cat.