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The Summer Backyard Bucket List challenge is underway around Tallahassee

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Leon County Government

The annual “Summer Backyard Bucket List” challenge is underway through July around Tallahassee.

The program is a partnership between Leon County Government, Tallahassee Foodies, and the Capital City Chamber of Commerce.

“Leon County is committed to the continued support of local businesses,” Leon County Commission Chairman Bill Proctor said in a press release about the challenge. “Whether 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 Leon County has to offer while supporting area businesses.”

Each month features a new “bucket list” of businesses to explore including attractions, restaurants, breweries, shops, and museums. Nearly two dozen are listed for May.

Local residents can win prizes by visiting featured businesses and posting a picture on Instagram with #TallyBucketListSweepstakes. Each post earns one entry to the contest. A grand prize staycation for two is also up for grabs with the winner being announced in early August. A non-social media option for entry is available at participating locations by scanning a unique QR code.

“The summer promotion offers residents the opportunity to rediscover what they love about our community or find new treasures while supporting local businesses,” said Leon County Administrator Vincent S. Long.

“With 25% of visitors visiting friends and family, our goal is to empower locals to experience their own backyard and become ambassadors for Tallahassee,” said Kerri L. Post, Director of Leon County Tourism.

Local businesses interested in being a participating partner should join the Visit Tallahassee Partners Facebook group here.

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