What’s On, Suncoast? 10.9 – 10.16

The Suncoast Post asks, “What’s On, Suncoast?” Here are a few ideas for things to do around the area this week of 10.9-10.16!

The Florida Aquarium

The Florida Aquarium
701 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602

For the month of October, The Florida Aquarium is featuring extended hours until 9 p.m. every Saturday. Additionally, the Washed Ashore – Art to Save the Seas is also still on display making for an amazing educational and visual event for all family members. With interactive displays where Moon Jelly and stingrays can be touched or simply stroll through great exhibits with ambassador species of animals waiting to meet you. A special member’s night will be happening on October 16, 2021 for current members. There is so much to do, spend a Saturday with the family exploring – with much social distancing and other precautions in place for the safety of all!

Dolce Italia

Dolcia Italia
6551 Gateway Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34231

If you are looking for the perfect data night, off the beaten path, amazing Italian eatery in Sarasota look no further than Dolcia Italia. Eat well, laugh often and love much is the mission of this little eatery and the owner Tiziana Di Costanzo lives up to that mission each day. Reservations are recommended due to limited seating in this quant restaurant and they are open limited hours of 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily, except for Sunday. The robust flavors of Italy, melt in your mouth desserts and amazingly fresh appetizers will make this a sure fire return visit on your dining favorites list.

Hunsader Farms 29th Annual Pumpkin Festival 2020

Hunsader Farms 29th Annual Pumpkin Festival 2020
5500 C.R. 675 Bradenton, FL 34211

This coming weekend is the first weekend of the 29th annual Hunsader Farms Pumpkin Festival. 2020 has been an unusual and chaotic year, but as we head into fall it is nice to have a few of our tried and true traditions able to undertaken once again. Live music, craft shows pony rides, arm painting petting zoo and so much more fun is to be had for the next three weekends, Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Masks are recommended, and sanitation stations will be heavily available during this event. Check out the website for an idea of everything going on, and a calendar of special events.

Fall Festival Fundraiser – Horsepower for Kids

Fall Festival Fundraiser – Horsepower for Kids
8005 Racetrack Rd, Tampa, FL 33635

Looking for an amazing fall activity that includes pony and hayrides? We have an even just for you, that all proceeds go to supporting Horsepower for Kids a nonprofit here on the Suncoast. The event includes food vendors, pumpkin purchases, live music, playground, and train rides. Horsepower for Kids provides a wide range of farm and petting zoo animals so that many who would not otherwise interact with these creatures. Through educational endeavors learning to care for and interact with these animals helps build skills for life such as responsibility, respect and fostering relationships with our world at large.

Made In Rome Organic Gelato

Made In Rome Organic Gelato
5204 Ocean Blvd., Siesta Key, FL 34242

This gelato is 100% certified organic gelato, makes simple milk, cream, eggs, sugar, nuts and other ingredients into the smoothest, best tasting desserts. Whether taking a stroll and just needing something refreshing, or making a special trip – this gelato is well worth it. Kept in closed cases, at 5 degrees, and utilizing 100% recyclable corn fiber cups and spoons this environmentally, nutritionally informed desert is definitely worth a stop today!

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