|Good Eats, Entertainment, Activities and Walking Tour
Tampa, FL (October 4, 2012) Outside is in! Tampa Downtown Partnership kicks off its “fair weather events” with Lunch on the Lawn and Do the Local Motion Friday, October 5 at 11 a.m.
Lunch on the Lawn – Lykes Gaslight Square Park is activated every Friday with a special lunch featuring favorite downtown restaurants, along with live entertainment and fun activities. Tomorrow’s onsite restaurants are Spain and Ragin’ Grill. Grab some ready-made lunches from Spain (chicken/yellow rice, Cubans, pork sandwiches) and Ragin’ Sports Grill (burgers and more), or indulge on freshly-made Kettle Korn and Healthy Smoothies. Pull up a chair at our café seating to lunch and enjoy live jazz by The Alan Thomas Group. For those who want to loosen up a bit, The Park Cart will be on hand with hula hoops, Frisbees and more, along with a super-sized Jenga game and bocce ball. Lunch on the Lawn is offered from 11am to 2pm at Lykes Park EVERY Friday through May 2013!
Do the Local Motion – And for those who want to be both on the move and in the know, the FREE Do the Local Motion one-hour walking tour takes off from Lykes Park EVERY OTHER Friday at noon beginning tomorrow as well. Do the Local Motion walking tours combine fitness with culture, in an effort to highlight the dynamic parks, new development and old favorites in downtown Tampa while you walk and get in shape. Several engaging 1 to 2-mile routes were developed featuring Tampa’s public art, architecture, history and legends.
Each tour features a different route and theme and is led by local “guest tour guides”. Local Motion walkers will gather in Lykes Park at the Do the Local Motion Village adjacent to Lunch on the Lawn. Do the Local Motion runs every other Friday through May 2013. The Do the Local Motion website provides information on scheduled tours including new evening tours!
The program also includes downloadable maps and pod casts featuring local musicians for a self-guided tour. Partners in the program include the Downtown Y, In-Town Guide and Map and several health and wellness providers.
Here’s a rundown of the next few walking tours:
October 5th – Discover Design Architecture Tour, Featuring AIA Tampa Bay
November 2nd – Halloween Haunts. Featuring Ghost Tours of Tampa Bay
November 16th – All Board!, Featuring Friends of Tampa Union Station
December 14th– Holiday Hop, Featuring Downtown’s Tour of Trees
…all brought to you by Tampa Downtown Partnership!
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