As the summer festivities continue roaring, hope you have time to check out at least one of these events the next month:
Aug. 3, 4: ArtWalk, Bradenton. Visit the various galleries, studios, restaurants and other small businesses in the arts district on the first Friday of every month, 6 to 9:30 p.m., and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Located in the Village of the Arts neighborhood just south of downtown Bradenton. 941-747-8056. www.artistsguildofmanatee.org
Aug. 4: WaZoo, Tampa. Featured as one of the “10 Great Beer Festivals in the Country” by USA Today, this 16th annual tropical taste explosion features beers and beverages from around the world, food sampling from local restaurants, a wine garden and live music. Admission $50 per person, $20 for designated drivers, $75 per person for Beastly Beverage Club. At Lowry Park Zoo. 813-935-8552 x276. www.lowryparkzoo.com/calendar_events.php
Aug. 14: Caribbean Night and Island Market, Ormond Beach. Caribbean themed celebration at The Casements, including Island Paradise Outdoor Oasis, Kids’ Caribbean Castle, Island Market crafters and Caribbean cuisine. 386-676-3216. www.ormondbeach.org/
Aug. 18-19: The 18th Annual Harvest Grape Stomp, Lake Wales. Live music, wine, food, grape stomping. At Lakeridge Winery. Admission $2. 800-768-WINE. www.lakeridgewinery.com/aboutus-events.php
Aug. 24-26: Caladium Festival. Lake Placid hosts a Caladium Festival to celebrate the crop and their title of Caladium Capital of the World. Caladium displays are featured downtown and in nearby subdivisions, there are bus rides to the caladium fields and caladium crafts are plentiful.
What events are you planning on attending this August?
As always, please feel free to share your thoughts and experiences.
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