Today's best bets: Feb. 2

February 2, 2014 


Florida Railroad Museum "Hole in the Head" Train Robbery: 12210 83rd St. E., Parrish

Exciting challenges are awaiting passengers who board the train with the Hole in the Head gang 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. Feb. 2 as there may be a valuable shipment of gold on board. Tickets: $12-$16. Information: 941-776-0906 or

St. Petersburg Fine Art Festival: North Straub Park, 255 Beach Dr. NE., St. Petersburg

The St. Petersburg Fine Art Festival will be 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 2, featuring over 100 top national and international artists showcasing original artwork in various mediums, including painting, jewelry, sculpting, photography, woodworking, ceramics, glass, fiber art, mixed-media and more. Admission is free. Information: 941-487-8061 or

Coquina Beach Market, 2650 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach

Come and stroll the Beach Market at Coquina Beach 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays through April 24. The market features fresh produce, arts and crafts, jewelry, local artists, apparel, pottery, purses, collectibles, health and beauty items and more. Food and beverages are available for purchase. Information: Nancy Ambrose at 941-518-4431.

Vintage Car Show: Lamb Park, 950 Sixth St. W., Palmetto

Vintage Wheels AACA Manatee County Region will hold their 25th annual car show 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 2 featuring various models of vintage cars. Car registration: $10-$15. Admission is free to the public. Information: 941-345-5246 or 941-749-5799.

Bradenton Tropical Palms: 2310 14th St. W., Bradenton

Bradenton Tropical Palms will host a park wide carport sales noon-4 p.m. Feb. 2. Park gates will be open during the event. Information: 941-580-5044.

2014 Tropic Isles Annual Arts and Crafts Festival: Tropic Isles Auditorium, 1507 28th Ave. W., Palmetto

Tropic Isles Mobile Home Park will host its annual Arts and Crafts Festival 1-4 p.m. Feb. 2. The festival will feature fine arts and craft by a variety of artists and media including acrylics, abstract, aprons, art cars, baby gift items, baskets, beach art, book marks, carved wood, collages, deco eggs, fish art, eyeglass holders, glass and deco yard art, sun hats, handbags, lamps, jams and preserves, metal, silver and glass jewelry, towels, pot holders, mixed media, oil pastels, live plants, quilts and much more. There will be door prizes, prize drawings and live entertainment with country music and music from the 1960s. Information: 336-314-3134 or 336-209-1536.

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