Bee Palooza Returns to Sweet Pete's Candy
Bee Palooza will take over Sweet Pete’s Candy shop and Hogan Street on Saturday, May 21, from 1-5 p.m., rain or shine. This event is free to the public and includes fun for all ages. Activities include honey tastings, food and tupelitos, educational vendors, a petting zoo, kids crafts, rock climbing from 1-4 p.m., live music by Hadley Parish Cotton and more.
“Bee Palooza originated at Sweet Pete’s former location in Springfield, and we are thrilled to continue it at our new location in downtown Jacksonville” said Peter Behringer, founder of Sweet Pete’s.
“We strive to create a fun, festive environment for all, and this event will be just that. We hope the community joins us for a sweet time on Hogan Street!”
Parking is available at:
· Metered Street Parking (free on weekends)
· The Library Parking Garage (customers may purchase a $3 validation ticket from Sweet Pete’s that covers up to 3 hours of parking)
· More options available at http://www.parkdtjax.com
About Sweet Pete’s Candy: In 2010, Peter Behringer opened Sweet Pete’s in Springfield in a 1,800 square foot 100-year-old home. After appearing on The Profit, Sweet Pete’s opened a new location in the historic Seminole Club, a building that dates back to 1903. The location is a vast 23,000 square foot, making it one of the largest candy shops in the United States. Today, Sweet Pete’s manufactures a line of quality chocolates and sells almost a thousand different types of candies. The location boasts a fully functioning factory with an interactive gallery, two large retail areas, a full restaurant and bar, rooftop patio, dessert bar, and an event space.