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      ORGANIZING EVENTS - RAISING FUNDS - CHANGING LIVES

Suncoast Charities for Children is where fun meets philanthropy here on Florida’s Gulf Coast.  Our team specializes in bringing people together to share stories and raise awareness through celebration while making a real impact for those in our community who need it most. The funds raised from our annual special events and festivals help support each of the local agencies below, ensuring over 8,000 children, teens, adults and their families have access to critical, life-changing programs and services.  

Our Mission

"Supporting Local Children, Teens & Adults Since 1985"

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Making Waves For A Cause

Suncoast Summer Fest offers a series of special event fundraisers throughout the Summer season.  Events include a Golf Classic, Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament, July 4th Bayfront Fireworks,  “Waves & Wheels” Party, Boat Fun Run, and much more! 

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Thunder By The Bay Music & Motorcycle Festival

This iconic three-day Festival features continuous live music, over 90 vendors, great food, a 17 class bike show, on-site camping, and so much more for the entire family to enjoy. It is the biggest fundraiser of the year for Suncoast Charities for Children, which provides funding support to several local non-profits serving over 8,000 children, teens, and adults with special needs. Over the past 24 years over $2.3 Million has been raised for charity from this annual Festival.

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Holiday Boat Parade of Lights

This iconic three-day Festival features continuous live music, over 90 vendors, great food, a 17 class bike show, on-site camping, and so much more for the entire family to enjoy. It is the biggest fundraiser of the year for Suncoast Charities for Children, which provides funding support to several local non-profits serving over 8,000 children, teens, and adults with special needs. Over the past 24 years over $2.3 Million has been raised for charity from this annual Festival.