Local Events

2010 GulfCoast Rhythm and Ribfest

This year’s event takes place April 9th, 10th, 11th at the Manatee County Fairgrounds located in historic Palmetto Florida. National and International ribbers will congregate for three days serving their award winning specialties and competing for this year’s coveted “2010 Gulf Coast BBQ Champion” Award.

In addition to the outstanding food, music lovers will be entertained by a variety of local, regional and National bands. For more information and schedule of performers please visit us at www.gulfcoastribfest.com.

The Gulf Coast Rhythm & Ribfest 2010 is a major annual fundraising event benefiting United Community Centers, Inc. who has provided educational, social and recreational programs to thousands of low income At-risk youth throughout Manatee County since its inception in 1937. This Community Centers located throughout Manatee County Florida have helped disadvantaged youth find healthy solutions to the problems of poverty, drugs, crime, and teen pregnancy and low self-esteem. United Community Centers, Inc. is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization.