What's On Suncoast

What’s On Suncoast? 10.8 – 10.15

The Suncoast Post asks, “What’s On, Suncoast?” Here are some ideas for things around the area this week of October 8 – October 15, 2021!

On Suncoast Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest Tampa

Oktoberfest Tampa
600 N Ashley Dr, Tampa, FL 33602

The 11th Annual Oktoberfest Tampa at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park October 8th, 9th, 10th – 2021. Come celebrate German food, dancing, beer, and singing in the cooler weather of fall here on the Suncoast in Tampa. Every year thousands of people attend this event from all over for some amazing fun, events, and the making of new friends. Learn some German customs, sing some songs along with the crowd, and unwind outdoors in one of the funniest events happening this weekend. Plan your weekend with a visit to the website for lists of the food, games and so much more. Come for one day or all three. Friday from 4 p.m. until 11 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. until 11 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. If you are looking for a great end to your week – you need to be at Oktoberfest this weekend.

Seafood On Suncoast

Left Coast Seafood

Left Coast Seafood
385 U.S. 41 Bypass, Venice, FL 34285

Left Coast Seafood opened its doors in March of 2002 and is owned/operated by the father-daughter team, Rob & Mariel. Rob has lived in the Venice area since the 1960s and Mariel is a true “Florida cracker” – a native of the area. Their family has owned and operated restaurants in the area for three generations. Being in the seafood restaurant business for many decades has helped them create relationships with reliable local suppliers, and give them the opportunity to provide quality food at an affordable price. They source locally whenever possible; whether it be seafood, dairy, produce, or even beer! Everything on the menu is prepared in house – even the cocktail & tartar sauce is made from scratch. Come by and taste what their passion for food can prepare for your taste buds today! Open Monday – Saturday 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Bark on the Ark

Bark On suncoast

Bark on the Ark
1200 5th Ave S Naples, FL 34102

Bring your puppy pal on a fun cruise to Keewaydin Island! Cruise through Naples Bay, Dollar Bay, and Rookery Bay to Keewaydin Island. You can play, swim or go for a nature walk on the island. Pure Florida provides Shell Doggy Bags that include healthy dog treats, eco waste bags, and a tennis ball. Dogs must be leashed on the island. Pure Florida also provides recyclable water bowls. Puppy Parents are welcome to bring their own water, water bowls, towels, and snacks for your comfort. This is a fun cruise and a great opportunity for your happy hound!

Ken & Barb

Ken & Barb’s Grove City Kitchen

Ken & Barb’s Grove City Kitchen
600 N Ashley Dr., Tampa, FL 33602

Ken & Barb’s Grove City Kitchen is a large restaurant located on Oyster Creek in Englewood Florida. Formerly the location of the Blue Lagoon restaurant which was popular in the early 2000s and then sat empty for many years. The owners completely refurbished the entire restaurant in 2019 for an early 2020 opening. Inside you’ll find reclaimed wood finishes, old corrugated tin detail, and whitewashed columns.

Outside you can eat and drink at the picnic table style bar overlooking the lagoon, relax on the patio style couches under the outdoor tin roof or play a game of bocce ball out front. Ken & Barb’s is chef-owned and offers a pub-style menu with lots of apps, sandwiches, soups, salads, burgers, and more. Dinner time adds a constantly evolving menu that allows the chef to be creative while using the freshest seafood and seasonal ingredients. The menu offers plenty of vegetarian and gluten-free options and the chef is always happy to work with any other dietary requests. Kids are always welcome and can dine off the under twelve menu.

Cemetary Tours

Manatee Village Historical Park Cemetery Tours

Manatee Village Historical Park Cemetery Tours
1404 Manatee Ave E (SR 64), Bradenton, FL 

In honor of Fall and Halloween the Manatee Village Historical Park will be giving free, staff-led cemetery tours on October 9th and 23rd. Three daytime tours will be given both days and will explore the oldest public cemetery in Manatee County. The 1850 Manatee Burying Ground was the first burying ground for the Village of Manatee, the first established community between Tampa and Key West dating back to 1942. The Burying Ground was in use from 1850-1892 with a few family burials occurring up until the 1960s.

Each staff member will be giving a unique tour and the public will be able to
reserve spots in advance. During the hour-long tour, guests will explore
different facets of Manatee County’s history while being guided by a staff
member. These tours will be available at 10 AM, 12 PM, and 2 PM on Saturday
October 9th and Saturday, October 23rd. Appropriate clothing and footwear are
encouraged. Tours take place outside with natural elements and will include
long periods of standing and walking, uneven ground, and exposure to sunlight
and rain. At staff discretion, tours may be canceled due to inclement weather.
The rain date will be November 13th.

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