What’s On, Suncoast? 10.2 – 10.9

The Suncoast Post asks, “What’s On, Suncoast?” Here are a few ideas for things to do around the area this week of 10.2-10.9!

October Artwalk Weekend

October Artwalk Weekend
Village of the Arts, Downtown Bradenton

Artwalks in the Village of the Arts are held monthly in this lively area of Bradenton. October’s event is What’s On this weekend and will be open Friday, October 2 from 6 – 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, October 3, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. If you haven’t visited this eclectic area it is sure to be a treat for all your senses. Amazing artists featured work in many mediums, other small shops, live music, and restaurants line the walk. Additionally, a special opening show for new artists and energy that must be experienced to fully appreciate are earmarks of this wonderful event. Check out their Facebook page for this weekend’s Artwalk specifics, and get out and enjoy a fun evening or weekend spent exploring this creative outlet in downtown Bradenton.

Crow’s Nest Restaurant and Marina

Crow’s Nest Restaurant and Marina
1968 Tarpon Center Dr., Venice, FL 34285

Have a hankering for some of the best seafood, prettiest views, and superior dining experience? Crow’s Nest Restaurant and Marina have 43 years of service under their belt here on the Suncoast. They have a history of serving up fresh seafood, a number of excellence awards for their wine offerings, top traveler reviews, and Best of accolades from Sarasota Magazine for 2019. Take a short trip to Venice for a wonderful date night, a casual afternoon meal, or just because it’s a day that ends in the letter y. They feature small plates and other options on the Tavern meal, with an expanded Lunch and Dinner menu available for dining also. Whether a light salad or a juicy steak is tempting her taste buds, The Crow’s Nest is sure to satisfy.

Sarasota Farmers Market

Sarasota Farmers Market
1 N. Lemon Ave., Sarasota, FL 34236

The Sarasota Farmers Market is back in full swing, with so much to see. Live music this coming weekend will be Dean Johansen and featuring nonprofit WSLR. Whether seeking fresh fruits, vegetables from right here on the Suncoast, or some fresh flowers to brighten up any space the Farmers Market is the place to look. Additionally, artists can show their wares and any number of vendors to keep each weekend fresh and exciting. The market is open every Saturday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. with expanse offerings that allow you to stroll downtown for exercise and shopping combined outing. See you out this weekend!

Lenny’s Restaurant

Lenny’s Restaurant
21220 US Highway 19 N, Clearwater, FL 33765

After 40 years in business Lenny’s Restaurant knows a little something about what keeps the patrons coming back – great hearty food, staff that care, and a family-style environment that reminds you of old diners of the past. Reading through reviews, it sure sounds like their Hearty Country Style Breakfasts are a fan favorite for sure. So many amazing options riddle their menu, you will be hard-pressed to find just one to sample. This is not your fancy date night out place, but for a wonderful eatery with family, friends, or just on the way to your next adventure give What’s On Suncoast recommends Lenny’s Restaurant as a stop when passing through Clearwater.

Collier County Museums

Collier County Museums
3331 Tamiami Trail East, Naples, FL 34112
105 West Broadway Avenue, Everglades City, FL 34139
1215 Roberts Avenue West, Immokalee, FL 34142
1051 Fifth Avenue South, Naples, FL 34102
180 South Heathwood Drive, Marco Island, FL 34145

When out and about trying to find something to engage the entire family Collier county has a host of five museums, and they are all free. The Marco Island Historical Museum detailing the history of Calusa Indians vanished civilization comes to life with traveling and permanent exhibits. Naples Depot Museum for the train lover, allows you to take a trip into the past and see explore early transportation on the Suncoast.

Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch allows you to see fifteen meticulously preserved buildings on this 13-acre historic site. Museum of the Everglades gives a rare look over years of history here in Southwest Florida and is a National Historic Place registered location. Finally, the Collier Museum at Government Center gives a glimpse into unknown wars here in Florida, and the Seminole tribe along with settlers’ history in the area. Whether taking in one or all of these great exhibits you will come away with a new appreciation for all the rich history that made the Suncoast what it is today.

Photos from above business website or Facebook pages.

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