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What’s On Suncoast? 8.4 – 8.11

| Angela Naff |

The Suncoast Post asks, “What’s On, Suncoast?” Here are some ideas for the area this week from August 4 – 11, 2023!

Private Paddle Board Adventure

Private Paddle Board Adventure
423 Lafayette Blvd., Oldsmar, FL 34677

The Private Paddle Board Adventure will have you gliding on the water in no time with this private, fully-guided stand-up paddle boarding tour. This intimate experience is available for 2-4 people.

Launching from Mobbly Bayou on Upper Tampa Bay, the Paddle Board Adventure will take you through the shallow channels and mangrove islands of our beautiful waterways.

During your tour, our Adventure Guide will share information about the Florida ecology and the local wildlife you see along the way, as well as share some of the history of the local area. This adventure will also include a brief lesson prior to hitting the water to make sure that you know all of the tips & tricks for paddling. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned paddler, this adventure is perfect for everyone!

Hours: Book Your Outing HERE

The White Oak Cottage

The White Oak Cottage
10530 South County Road 39, Lithia, FL 33547

Nestled among the oak trees lives one of Lithia’s hidden gems. DRINK one of The White Oak Cottage’s sensational wines from a hand-picked selection of wineries in Idaho, DINE in the upscale bistro, or SHOP in the unique and rustic home decor store. The White Oak Cottage is the perfect place to relax, unwind and find something extra special for your house. Stop by for this unique experience right here on the Suncoast!

Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

2023 ACA Sprint Canoe National Championships

2023 ACA Sprint Canoe National Championships
5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota, FL 34235

The 2023 USMS Summer National Championship will be held at the Selby Aquatic Center in Sarasota, Florida. Coupled with the 2023 USMS Spring National Championships on April 27-30 at the William Woollett Jr. Aquatic Center in Irvine, California, the two national championships are expected to draw more than 3,000 swimmers combined from across the country.

Hours: Varied August 2, 2023, to August 7, 2023

The Axe Lounge

The Axe Lounge
2371 Vanderbilt Beach Rd. #704, Naples, FL 34109

The Axe Lounge’s projected, easy-to-stick targets, patent-pending anti-bounce borders, and digital scoring will have you coming back for more! The Axe Lodge is Southwest Florida’s largest and upscale axe-throwing venue. The place everyone will talk about – a place for fun, as well as drinks and a great time with friends or groups!

Hours: Wednesday/Thursday 4 p.m. – 10 p.m., Friday 4 p.m. – 12 a.m., Saturday 1 p.m. – 12 a.m., Sunday 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Tours & Tastings Alligator Bay Distillers

Tours & Tastings Alligator Bay Distillers
25522 Marion Avenue, Punta Gorda, FL 33950

Alligator Bay Distillers here on the Suncoast is a family-owned and operated small-batch craft distillery located in beautiful Punta Gorda, Florida. Founded in 2015 by brothers Alexander and Benjamin Voss, production is geared toward producing traditional handcrafted award-winning rums & whiskey.

Alligator Bay Distillers, rum production motto is “Cane to Bottle.” The rum is made from 100% Floridian black strap molasses, which we source locally from Clewiston, Florida, just 78 miles east of the operation. The distillery double distills the rum in an old-fashioned copper pot still and finishes in a copper pot column still. The hooch whiskey (2-grain mash bill), 80% corn, and 20% barley are single distilled in our copper pot column still.

Book a free tour, meet the brothers, and learn how these Floridians produce their traditional handcrafted spirits.

Hours: Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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