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Savor Sarasota Restaurant Week

By | May 17, 2016

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savor sarasotaWe look forward to this event every year. From June 1st through the 14th many of our local restaurants prepare special menus and deals so it’s a great time to try some new ones or visit some old favorites around town. Click the link below to see all of the restaurants participating and what menus they are offering. In previous years some have even extended these deals throughout the summer so check it out!

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May in Sarasota

By | May 17, 2016

May 2015

May 2015Many of our seasonal residents have returned north so it’s a great time to get out and enjoy all that Sarasota has to offer. Here’s just a few of the activities happening in the Sarasota area during the month of May:

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May 1st Ski A Rees Waterski Show Lido Key Ski-A-Rees
May 1-28th “Driving Miss Daisy” Sarasota West Coast Black Theatre Troupe
May 2nd Rolling Renegades Roller Derby Sarasota North River Rolling Renegades
May 5th Riverview High School Kilties Concert Sarasota Kiltie Band
May 6th Music on Main Lakewood Ranch Main Street
May 6th “Live from Downtown It’s Friday Night” Sarasota Downtown Sarasota Alliance
May 6th Friday Night Free Music Venice Venice Main Street
May 7th Classic Corvettes on the Circle Lido Key St. Armands Circle Association
May 7th 44th Annual Siesta Key Sand Sculpture Contest Siesta Key Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce
May 7th Food and Wine on Pine Anna Maria FoodandWineonPine.com
May 7-8th Downtown Sarasota Craft Fair Sarasota CraftFestival.com
May 12th Taste of Historical Walking & Food Tour Bradenton Realize Bradenton
May 14th Triple Play at Ed Smith Stadium Sarasota Sarasota Orchestra
May 14th Sidewalk Astronomy Holmes Beach Local Group of Deep Sky Observers
May 14th Annual “Bike with the Mayor” Venice City of Venice
May 16th Ringling by the Bay Sarasota Ringling Museum
May 18th International Museum Day Sarasota Ringling Museum
May 21st Mainly Art at RiverWalk Bradenton RiverWalk Bradenton
May 27th Friday Night Live Venice City of Venice
May 28th Venice Brew Bash Venice Brew Bash
May 28th Antique Fair of Arcadia Arcadia Arcadia Florida Antiques
May 28-29th Laxpalooza Lacrosse Tournament Lakewood Ranch Laxpalooza
May 30th Mamorial Dat at Sarasota National Cemetery Sarasota Patriot Plaza
May 30th 4th Annual Myakka River Blues Festival Venice Myakka Blues

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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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The Sarasota County Fair

By | February 29, 2016

Sarasota Agricultural Fair

From March 18th through the 27th we will be celebrating the 80th year of the Sarasota County Fair. The 2016 fair features agricultural exhibits, animals, great entertainment on two stages, arts and crafts, comedy shows, music and spectacular rides by Belle City Amusements. This year’s fair will have something for everyone to enjoy!

The fair takes place at Robarts Arena on Fruitville Road. Hours are Fridays from 2-11pm, Saturdays 12-11pm, Sundays 12-10pm and Monday to Thursday from 5-10pm.

Admission Prices:
Adults: $8
Senior Citizens (55 and over): $4.00
Active Military: $4.00
Children: ages 6-17 $4.00
Children 5 & under: FREE

Sarasota County Fair 2016For a complete schedule including all the entertainment click here.

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21st Annual Siesta Key Craft Festival

By | February 2, 2016

Siesta Key Craft Festival Poster

Siesta Key Craft Festival PosterThe 21st annual Siesta Key Craft Festival is happening this weekend, February 6th & 7th from 10am-5pm. Eclectic displays of original crafts, functional art and unique affordable gift items will be on display and for sale along Ocean Boulevard and Beach Road. This event features some of the finest crafters in the country including many from throughout Florida. Patrons can explore a full spectrum of craft art media that will include folk art, pottery, handmade jewelry, paintings, personalized gifts, clothing, soaps, and more.

Siesta Key Village, 5124 Ocean Blvd., Sarasota

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The Circus is Coming to Sarasota

By | January 31, 2016

Circus Sarasota Red, White & BelloCircus Sarasota is preparing for their upcoming winter show “Red, White & Bello”. These performances are acclaimed around the globe for world-class artistry and provide great family entertainment that is one of the most fun things to do in Sarasota!

Driving south on I-75 at University Parkway you’ll see the Big Top behind the University Town Center Mall.

For tickets and more information visit CircusArts.org

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The Rosemary in Sarasota

By | January 29, 2016

The Rosemary

The RosemaryDowntown Sarasota has a new option for bistro dining. The Rosemary in Citrus Square is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner serving traditional and contemporary dishes with an emphasis on healthy options prepared with fresh ingredients from regional farms.

We recently had a group of 50 there for dinner and everyone raved about the food, service and ambience. George Armstrong (formerly of Treviso at The Ringling Museum) reports that reservations have been full particularly during the before theatre hours so call and reserve early and check it out. You won’t be disappointed!

After dinner check out the entertainment at The Blue Rooster in the next block over on 4th Street. We found this makes for a fun evening!

For more information and to view the menu visit The Rosemary Sarasota.

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North Venice Jetty

By | January 27, 2016

North Venice JettyMy husband and I have lived in Sarasota for decades and had never been (by land) to the Venice Jetty’s! What a shame! It is such a great place-old Florida at its mostly undisturbed finest.

We parked in the large county parking lot and paid a visit to the North Jetty Fish Camp which is a little bait and food store right on the banks of the Jetty. They serve hamburgs and hot dogs and other snacks and have beer and wine. They also have bait and tackle for the fishermen and women. The Fish Camp shack is so neat with little wooden desks to sit and read a magazine while waiting for your food order or to chat with one of the friendly local old-timers. North Venice Jetty Pelican

You can relax on the banks of the jetty and watch the boats come and go in the Venice Inlet and enjoy awesome gulf breezes or walk the rocks out to the point into the Gulf of Mexico-great fishing too. There are pretty tame pelicans that patrol up and down the sidewalk begging for food as if they owned the place.

We highly recommend a visit here. Simply head onto the South end of Casey Key from US41 on Albee Farm rd. Once you go over the bridge and hit the key (at Nokomis Beach), turn left to the end. North Venice Jetty Sunset

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