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4th of July Fireworks

By | June 21, 2016

Fireworks June 2016

Fireworks June 2016Head to Marina Jack on the bayfront in Sarasota for a spectacular evening of waterfront dining and the region’s largest fireworks show. Go casual, bring a blanket and beach chairs and sit out under the stars at City Island to watch the sparklers over the bay or make reservations and book a fabulous evening of dinner, drinks and entertainment at Marina Jack’s restaurant. Benefitting Suncoast Charities for children, this family-friendly event is a local tradition.

To make a dinner reservation at Marina Jack’s call 941-365-4232.

 

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“Rock the Docks” Concert at Marina Jack

By | June 17, 2016

Marina Jacks

SATURDAY, JUNE 20 • 5:30pm LIVE AT MARINA JACK
Featuring “The Voice” Season 8 Runner-Up Meghan Linsey with musical guest Rebel Heart.

 

Marina Jacks

Marina Jack and Andros Boatworks are proud to announce the first ever “Rock the Docks” concert starring contemporary country vocalist and songwriter Meghan Linsey, with opening act Rebel Heart. The concert will take place on Saturday, June 20th at 5:30pm at Marina Jack. “Rock the Docks” is open to the public with free admission. With the help of LJ Promotions, this unique event is the first concert at Marina Jack to take place on floating docks.

For more information visit Rock The Docks

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Downtown Venice Craft Festival

By | June 13, 2016

Downtown Venice Craft FestivalThe 24th annual Downtown Venice Craft Festival will take place June 18 & 19th (Saturday & Sunday) along Miami Avenue. Crafters from around the country will exhibit their handmade items for sale. Hours are 10am to 4pm and admission is free.

Once you’ve visited the festival be sure to check out the excellent shopping and dining options in Venice.

For more information visit ArtFestival.com

 

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Sarasota Music Festival Starts Today

By | June 9, 2016

Sarasota Music FestivalSarasota in June never sounded so good. From June 9th through the 25th, pre-professional students and faculty artists from around the world converge on Sarasota for three weeks of coaching, master classes and performances. Don’t miss your chance to celebrate one of classical music’s finest teaching festivals.

Choose from one of the main series, Thursday Artist Showcases, Friday Festivals, or Saturday Symphonies. There are also Student Recitals, Master Classes, and Festival Lectures.

For more information visit Sarasota Orchestra’s website at: sarasotaorchestra.org

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June in Sarasota

By | May 29, 2016

June HelloSummer begins and school’s out so it’s a fun time to take in one or more of the many events and adventures in and around Sarasota! Check out just a few of the activities happening during the month of June:

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June 1-14th Savor Sarasota Restaurant Week Various Savor Sarasota
June 1-30th Public Ice Skating Ellenton Ellenton Ice & Sports Complex
June 3rd Music on Main Lakewood Ranch Lakewood Ranch Main Street
June 3rd ArtWalk in Village of the Arts Bradenton Village of the Arts
June 3rd “Live from Downtown, It’s Friday Night” Sarasota Downtown Sarasota Alliance
June 3rd Downtown Bradenton Ghost Walk Bradenton Realize Bradenton
June 4th World Oceans Day at Mote Aquarium Sarasota Mote Marine Aquarium
June 4th Family Night at the Museum Bradenton South Florida Museum
June 4th 3rd Annual Dairy Day Festival Myakka City Dakin Dairy Farms
June 7th to

August 9th

Kids Summer Beach Runs Siesta Key Manasota Track Club
June 9-25th Sarasota Music Festival Sarasota Sarasota Orchestra
June 10th Think & Drink Science: “Mystery of the Mayan Medallion” Bradenton South Florida Museum
June 10th Friday Night Free Music Venice City of Venice
June 10th Friday Fest at the Van Wezel Sarasota Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
June 11-12th St. Armand’s Craft Festival Lido Key St. Armands Circle Association
June 12th Pop’s Orchestra at Patriot’s Plaza to Celebrate Flag Day Sarasota Patriot’s Plaza
June 16th Art After 5 Sarasota Ringling Museum
June 17-19th Bradenton Boat Show Bradenton Bradenton Boat Show
June 18-

July 30th

Summer Circus Spectacular Sarasota Ringling Museum
June 18-19th Downtown Venice Craft Festival Venice ArtFestival.com
June 19th Fathers and Fenders Car Show Sarasota Fathers and Fenders
June 20th “Rock the Docks” Concert Sarasota Marina Jacks
June 25th Downtown Bradenton Farmer’s Market Bradenton Realize Bradenton
June 25th to

July 3rd

Suncoast Offshore Racing Festival Sarasota Sarasota Power Boat Grand Prix
June 25th 6th Annual Shrimp & Lobster Fest at the Sarasota Farmer’s Market Sarasota Sarasota Farmer’s Market
June 26th Suncoast Grand Prix Car Show Lakewood Ranch Sarasota Power Boat Grand Prix

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Real Estate Prices and Inventory in Sarasota Continue to Rise

By | May 24, 2016

Real Estate Up Graph

Real Estate Up GraphApril’s housing statistics show that our current trend is continuing as inventory of available properties rose in both counties. For single family homes in Sarasota County, inventory is up 8 percent from April last year, and up 14.2 percent in Manatee County from last year. Condo inventory is also on the rise in Sarasota County, up 25.5 percent from last year, while Manatee County experienced a 19.8 percent increase year-over-year.

The months’ supply of inventory in the two-county area remains in the range of 4.5 to 5.4 months’ inventory this year, compared to a range of 4.2 to 4.5 months at this time last year. This statistic reflects the time it would take to sell all the active listings on the market at the current month’s rate of sales. Six months is traditionally considered the benchmark for a balanced market; anything higher is considered a buyer’s market and anything lower is a seller’s market. So while the months’ supply is on the rise, it is still a seller’s market. However, the rise in inventory is very encouraging sign that we are returning to a balanced market.

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Summer Circus Spectacular

By | May 22, 2016

Summer Circus Spectacular

It’s time for the 2016 Circus Spectacular at the Historic Asolo Theater! This onstage exhibition of circus artistry provides delightful summer entertainment for “children of all ages.”

Opening Week Special, June 15-18 – All seats are $10

Wednesday, June 15 @ 2:00 PM
Thursday, June 16 @ 11:00 AM & 2:00 PM
Friday, June 17 @ 11:00 AM & 2:00 PM
Saturday, June 18 @ 2:00 PM

June 21-July 30 – Adults /$15, Children 12 and under/$12

Tuesday – Friday @ 11:00am and 2:00pm
Saturdays @ 2:00pm and 5:00pm

For more information or to purchase tickets online visit the Ringling website by clicking here:  Summer Circus Spectacular

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12th Annual Pioneer Day in Arcadia

By | March 7, 2016

Arcadia Pioneer Day

Arcadia Pioneer DayThe DeSoto County Historical Society will hold their Pioneer Day celebration on Saturday, March 19th from 9am to 3pm at DeSoto Veterans Memorial Park in Arcadia. This event showcases the history and heritage of southwest Florida. There will be demonstrations of old-fashioned skills and crafts, vintage automobiles and antique engines, a hands-on children’s area with a fossil dig, music, traditional foods, barbeque, legendary characters, animals, games and Florida authors and artists.

For more information about the Historical Society visit their website at:

http://www.historicdesoto.org/PioneerDay.html

 

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Movie Night at Nathan Benderson Park

By | March 3, 2016

The Croods

The CroodsEnjoy a screening of “The Croods,” the first movie night of the Free Family Moonlight Movie series! The Croods is a prehistoric comedy adventure that follows the world’s first family as they embark on a journey of a lifetime. Sponsored by The Sarasota Film Festival in partnership with the Nathan Benderson Park and Nathan Benderson Park Community Foundation, don’t forget to bring your picnic baskets, blankets and chairs and be ready to have a great family fun night! Sunset: 6:30 p.m. Free admission. Food: Popcorn, water, soda and candy will be available for purchase.

Nathan Benderson Park, Regatta Island, 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle in Sarasota (located just south of the University Town Center Mall).

For more information click here.

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Downtown Venice Art Festival

By | March 1, 2016

Downtown Venice Art Festival

Downtown Venice Art FestivalVisit historic downtown Venice this weekend for the 15th annual art festival with 150 of the nation’s most talented artists lining the Avenue with a broad spectrum of glass, paintings, ceramics, jewelry, sculptures, delicious food vendors and much more. Afterwards spend time strolling up and down both sides of Venice Avenue and the adjacent streets, Miami Avenue and Tampa Avenue with a full range of fun stores, clothing shops and restaurants.

The festival is March 5th and 6th from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Admission is free.

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