Leon Country Launches Summer Backyard Bucket Activity List

The Leon County government, in partnership with Tallahassee Foodies and the Capital Chamber of Commerce, launched its annual community-focused program, the “Summer Backyard Bucket List” challenge on May 9.

The “Summer Backyard Bucket List” challenge was created to support local businesses and encourage residents to explore their local community.

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The campaign will run from May to July, and each month will feature a new “bucket list” of local businesses to explore, including attractions, restaurants, breweries, shops and museums on VisitTallahassee.com /BackyardBucketList.

“Leon County is committed to continuing to support local businesses,” said Leon County Commission Chairman Bill Proctor. “Whether it’s exploring historic sites and trails, attending an event across town, or dining at a favorite restaurant, the Summer Backyard Bucket List encourages residents to experience all that the county has to offer. de Leon has to offer while supporting businesses in the area.”

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Local residents who visit featured businesses and post a photo on Instagram using the hashtag #TallyBucketListSweepstakes will be entered for a chance to win monthly prizes and a staycation grand prize for two. Each post earns entrants one entry into the contest. A non-social media entry option is also available at participating locations by scanning the unique QR code on site.

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“The Summer Backyard Bucket List helps connect our residents to our local tourism partners, including Leon County restaurants, attractions and small businesses,” said the Leon County Administrator. , Vincent S. Long. “The summer promotion offers residents the opportunity to rediscover what they love about our community or find new treasures, while supporting local businesses.

Barb McGarrah holds up her Sunflower Ice Cream, which was recently named Florida's Best Ice Cream by the Food Network, on Tuesday, June 29, 2021. This ice cream and many other goodies can be found at Barb's Brittles located on North Monroe Street.

Monthly winners will be chosen to receive gift cards from local partners including restaurants, attractions and more. The first week of August, one Grand Prize winner will be awarded a two-night stay in Tallahassee/Leon County including hotel accommodations, meals, and activities.

“We are thrilled to build on the success of the 2021 Summer Backyard Bucket List campaign,” said Kerri L. Post, director of Leon County Tourism. “With 25% of visitors visiting friends and family, our goal is for locals to experience their own backyard and become ambassadors for Tallahassee.”

Mission San Luis is a living history museum on West Tennessee Street that illustrates Tallahassee's Spanish colonial and Apalachee history.

There is no cost to participate in the program, although some locations may have entry fees. Current Partners of the Month for May include:

  • Tallahassee Museum
  • Essence of India
  • Pineapple
  • Goodwood Museum
  • Canopy Route Antiquities
  • Downtown Jeri Cafe
  • TC Bakery
  • Coffee square mug
  • JR Alford Greenway
  • toy nation
  • Mission San Luis
  • Barb’s Gourmet Crunch
  • Dave’s Pizza Garage
  • Southern Pines
  • Home and Soul
  • Tallahassee/Leon County Visitor Information Center at Cascades Park
  • noble pursuits
  • Charlie Park
  • Capital Country Club
  • Table 23
  • Flippin Big Pinball
  • COCA Gaines Street Public Art Walk

The Summer Backyard Bucket List is ongoing and there are other opportunities for local businesses and organizations to be featured in June or July.

Key lime cupcakes are one of the items that will be part of TC Bakery's menu with Ma Mary's Kitchen, which will open in the original Ma Mary's Kitchen building at 614 Eugenia Street near the Florida A&M University campus.

For more information on adding your local business to our list of participating partners, join the Visit Tallahassee Partners Facebook group.

For more information, including official contest rules, a list of local partners and prizes, visit VisitTallahassee.com/BackyardBucketList.

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