Get into the spirit of Fall as we head into the Holiday Season! The Suncoast Post asks, “What’s On, Suncoast?” Here are a few ideas for things to do around the area this week of 9.25-10.2!
Antiques, Arts & Craft Show @ Mixon Fruit Farms
Mixon Fruit Farms
2525 27th St. E, Bradenton, FL 34208
As we all are firmly into Fall and looking forward to the holiday season, Mixon Fruit Farms is hosting an Antiques, Arts and Craft Show on Saturday, September 26th from 10 – 3 pm daily Get out with the whole family for a great day of shopping, outdoor fun, ice cream and so much more. Offering grove tours again from 11 – 1 pm Thursday through Saturday and open play area from 10 – 3 pm Thursday through Saturday, this regional family favorite is accommodating guests with all COVID social distancing, masks, and other requirements in place. If you haven’t gotten a chance to check out the fresh juice, fudge, ice cream, or gift shop you are missing a wonderful Suncoast spot that everyone can enjoy.
4832 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
400 N. Lemon Ave., Sarasota
8215 Lakewood Main Street
Three centrally location locations, and amazing food make Station 400 a sure-fire bet to win over your taste buds. Serving breakfast and lunch here in the Suncoast, with unique choices made fresh from locally sourced ingredients. The Fox family runs this locally owned and operating eating establishment, and even the kids participate in the business in different capacities. A giving attitude toward support the community through various charities and endeavors runs deep in this small business. They are currently able to accommodate dine-in options with socially distanced dining rooms and online menus. These are just a few of the COVID-19 precautions they have taken to welcome back guests for a safe and enjoyable dining experience.
North Shore Park
North Shore Park
North Shore Dr. and 13th Avenue, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Looking for great views, socially distanced fun, and a little bit of everything for young to old – have you considered a drive to North Shore Park in St. Pete? This huge waterfront is amazing for sunsets, and sunrises walking, jogging, tennis, picnicking and so much more. Additionally, it is near Flora Kylies Park, and the Gizella Kopsick Palm Arboretum. It has tennis courts right next to the water, softball, and is a beautiful breath of fresh air to let the kids run. Enjoy a good book looking out over the water or simply walk in the middle of this modern breathtaking setting!
Lickity Splits Ice Cream
Lickity Splits Ice Cream Sarasota
2095 Siesta Drive, Sarasota
This small-batch, gourmet ice cream manufacturer also now has a location here in Sarasota to sample the many flavors. Supporting local farmers through the use of milk, cream, and pure sugar cane all sourced here in Florida this is a company that supports the community in a variety of ways. Even many of the mix-ins like toasted coconut and the fruit preserves are also hand-made. The owners believe this still delivers the absolute best flavor possible. You can even serve this ice cream at events by special order with them delivering serving cups and a portable freezer. For those hot Suncoast summers or just to add some unique flavor to your next event consider this Lakewood Ranch small-batch ice cream.
Henry B. Plant Museum
Henry B. Plant Museum
401 W. Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33606
Take a trip back in history at this museum located in Tampa. Built by Henry Plant filled this amazing building with treasures from his travels around the world as a self-made man as he traveled around the world. Featuring unique historical theater, music, and sightseeing tours led or self-directed make this one place you and the family won’t soon forget. Additionally, small group, class, homeschool, and other tours can be booked or especially for this pandemic season virtual and other alternative options to in-person visits are available. Contact them today to see what options this amazing history lesson might be able to afford you, your class, or your family’s next outing.
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