By | October 23, 2013

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Sarasota Bay Water FestivalThe Sarasota Bay Water Festival is a free all day event perfect for families, animal lovers, locals and newcomers. It showcases the Bay’s importance to Sarasota’s local economy, while also bringing attention to supporting the local environment. The event, happening November 2nd from 10am to 7pm at Ken Thompson Park will feature live music by several local musicians including, Ben Hammond, Hymn for Her and Come Back Alice; there will also be unique gifts on sale by local artists. There will be lots to see and do including a free water taxi between Marina Jack and Sarasota Sailing Squadron, Dragon Boat Races, fishing clinic and dip netting for kids as well as several exhibits on various outdoor water activities and a four panel discussion on bay-friendly living.

There will be food by local restaurants as well as several food trucks and a beer and wine garden for the, ahem… older kids. All the proceeds of which will be donated to Vintage Paws, a local non profit senior dog sanctuary. The event is pet friendly but please bring your leashes and doggie bags. There will be a raffle with snazzy prices including an open water Diving Certification class from FL Underwater Sports, a two hour excursion on the Hot Tamale, a Yamaha Jet Boat with Captain, a Hovie Scout Paddleboard from SUP Sarasota and many more goodies. The raffle tickets will be on sale at the festival with a drawing at 5pm and bonus, if you show up in a packed car (four or more people) you will receive one free raffle ticket!

More than 82 exhibitors and 43 sponsors will be apart of the festival which, with its many activities, super cool raffle prices, exhibits and food and drinks promises to be a good time for everybody!

Compliments of SDAY

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