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February in Sarasota

By | January 26, 2016

Valentines Day

Valentines Day

With our winter season in full swing, the calendar is full of many different events in Sarasota. Here are just a few for you to consider:

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Feb. 4-7th 32nd Annual Greek Glendi Festival Sarasota St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church
Feb. 4-15th Florida State Fair Tampa Florida State Fair
Feb. 5th Music on Main Lakewood Ranch Main Street Lakewood Ranch
Feb. 5th Live from Downtown Sarasota

It’s Friday Night

Sarasota Downtown Sarasota Alliance
Feb. 6th Bradenton Area Riverwalk Regatta Bradenton Bradenton Events
Feb. 11-14th Wings of Freedom Tour at

Venice Regional Airport

Venice Collings Foundation
Feb. 12-28th Circus Sarasota Winter Performance Sarasota Circus Arts
Feb. 13-14th 28th Annual Downtown Sarasota Festival of the Arts Sarasota ArtFestival.com
Feb. 7th Joy of Jazz Concert Venice Sarasota Jazz Club
Feb. 12th Courtyard Swing Sarasota Ringling Museum of Art
Feb. 14th Siesta Key Village Valentine Stroll Siesta Key Siesta Key Village Association
Feb. 13-15th 35th Annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival Cortez Cortez-Fish.org
Feb. 17th Mardi Gras & Masquerade Parade Lido Key St. Armands Circle Association
Feb. 13th Bradenton Farmers Market Bradenton Realize Bradenton
Feb. 14th “Say I Do Again” Siesta Key Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce
Feb. 15th Ringling by the Bay Sarasota Ringling Museum
Feb. 18-21st 27th Annual Venice Italian Feast and Carnival Venice Italian American Club of Venice
Feb. 19-21st Sarasota Exotic Car Fest Sarasota Sarasota Exotic Car Fest
Feb. 20th Grand Opening Siesta Beach Siesta Key Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce
Feb. 20-21st Longboat Key Island Fest Longboat Key LBK Island Fest
Feb. 27th Tampa Bay Rays Fan Fest St. Petersburg Tampa Bay Rays
Feb. 21st Ski-A-Rees Waterski Show Lido Key Ski-A-Rees.com
Feb. 27th Music in the Park Bradenton Realize Bradenton
Feb. 27-28th 22nd Annual Siesta Key Craft Festival Siesta Key ArtFestival.com
Feb. 27-28th 7th Annual Sarasota Invitational

Rowing Regatta

Sarasota Sarasota Invitational
Feb. 28th 3rd Annual Winterfest Music Festival Lakewood Ranch Winterfest
Feb. 28-29th Orange Blossom Festival Bradenton Mixon Fruit Farms

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Classic Antique Car Show

By | January 14, 2016

Classic Car Show
Classic Car ShowDon’t miss a day of browsing the Classic Antique Cars and shopping and dining at St. Armands Circle this Saturday January 16th from 10am to 4pm. The show inlcudes all model years from 1900 to 1991 and provides you with the opportunity to view great classic antique automobiles in a beautiful, relaxing setting. Trophies will be awarded.St. Armands Circle Park , St. Armands Circle, Sarasota

Compliments SRQ The Magazine

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January in Sarasota

By | December 28, 2015

January 2016

January 2016

 

Kick off the new year by enjoying 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 January:

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Jan. 1st “Live From Downtown Sarasota

It’s Friday Night”

Sarasota Downtown Sarasota Alliance
Jan. 1st Music on Main Lakewood Ranch Lakewood Ranch
Jan. 2-3rd Annual Orchid Expo Sarasota Sarasota Orchid Society
Jan. 2-3rd Venice Antiques Show Venice Allman Promotions
Jan. 7-10th Thunder by the Bay

Motorcycle Festival

Sarasota Thunder by the Bay
Jan. 9-10th 10th Annual Coquina Beach “Winter Fest” Bradenton Beach MyFairsandFestivals.com
Jan. 10th Jewish Food Festival and

Health Fair

Sarasota Temple Sinai
Jan. 10th 29th Annual Circus Ring of Fame

Induction

Lido Key St. Armands Circle Association
Jan. 12-13th Free Concert in Centennial Park Venice City of Venice
Jan. 13th 6th Annual “Looking Into The Crystal Ball” Sarasota Friends of the Selby Public Library
Jan. 14-24th Manatee County Fair Palmetto Manatee County Fair
Jan. 15th “Live from Downtown Sarasota It’s Friday Night” at Towles Court Sarasota Downtown Sarasota Alliance
Jan. 16th 3th Annual Ringling Bridge Run Sarasota Wilde Automotive/Sarasota YMCA
Jan. 16th Barefoot Beach Bazaar Nokomis Sarasota County Parks
Jan. 16th Sidewalk Astronomy Sarasota Local Group of Deep Sky Observers
Jan. 16th Annual All-Trails Hike & Concert at

Oscar Scherer State Park

Osprey Florida State Parks
Jan. 18th Ringling by the Bay Sarasota Ringling Museum of Art
Jan. 22nd Full Moon Concert Sarasota Myakka River State Park
Jan. 22-24th Bradenton Boat Show Palmetto Bradenton Boat Show
Jan. 22-24th 9th Annual Sarasota Native

American Indian Festival

Sarasota Native American Indian Festival
Jan. 23-24th 18th Annual Winterfest Arts & Crafts Show Sarasota Fairs and Festivals
Jan. 23-24th 9th Annual Downtown Venice

Craft Festival

Venice ArtFestival.com
Jan. 24th Sarasota Suncoast Concert Band Sarasota Suncoast Concert Band
Jan. 30-31st 7th Annual Masters Art Festival Sarasota Sarasota Masters
Jan. 30th 22nd Annual Sarasota Highland Games and Celtic Festival Sarasota Sarasota Highland Games
Jan. 30th Gasparilla Piratefest Parade Tampa Gasparilla Piratefest
Jan. 31st 46th Annual Devereaux-Kaiser

Collector Car Meet

Lakewood Ranch Sunshine Region of the Antique Automobile Club

 

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New Year’s Eve at the Beach

By | December 19, 2015

New Years 2016

New Years 2016The Beach House Restaurant on Anna Maria Island will host their Annual New Year’s Eve Party and Fireworks Show starting at 8pm.

Guests are invited to celebrate in style either indoors or on the deck or by reservation in the South Pavilion overlooking the Gulf. The world-class fireworks show launches from the restaurant’s south beach. Music and entertainment will be provided by DJ Chuck Caudill. Tables under the pavilion are $125 include valet parking, holiday linens, party favors, and a champagne toast.

The Beach House Restaurant is located at 200 Gulf Drive North in Bradenton Beach

Compliments SRQ Daily

 

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“The New Deal” at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

By | December 1, 2015

Craig Ferguson

Craig Ferguson“The New Deal” comes to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Tuesday, December 1st at 8:00pm. One of Britain’s leading comedians and former television host, Craig Freguson will bring his tour to Sarasota. After writing feature films, starring in TV shows, and hosting the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, he has taken to the stage. Don’t miss this opportunity to see him live! Tickets $20-$35

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall , 777 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota

Compliments SRQ Magazine

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Holidays in North Port

By | November 30, 2015

Poinsettia

PoinsettiaThe North Port Parks & Recreation Department will be sponsoring the annual Poinsettia Parade to be held on Saturday, December 12th at 5pm. The Poinsettia Parade is recognized as one of the City’s signature events attracting thousands from the community to celebrate the holiday season. This year’s theme is “Candy Canes & Carols” and features an evening of song and pageantry.  Floats adorned with poinsettias, decorated vehicles and walking groups will follow the one mile route beginning at the corner of Greenwood and North Port Blvd. and travel north to Appomattox Blvd. Sunset is approximately 5:36pm

Santa will make a special appearance escorted by North Port Fire Rescue. Parking and viewing will be along North Port Blvd.

North Port Poinsettia Parade

 

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December in Sarasota

By | November 25, 2015

December

With Thanksgiving behind us the holiday season is in full swing in Sarasota. There are many of activities and events to choose from. Here are just a few:

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Dec. 1-31st Holly Days and Mangrove Lights Osprey Historic Spanish Point
Dec. 3rd Holiday Nights at Ca’ d’Zan Sarasota Ringling Museum
Dec. 4th 37th Annual Holiday Night of Lights Lido Key St Armands Circle Association
Dec. 4th Tree Lighting and Poinsettia Festival North Port City of North Port
Dec. 4th Music on Main Lakewood Ranch Lakewood Ranch
Dec. 4-5th Holiday Lights Spectacular Sarasota Sarasota Jungle Gardens
Dec. 4-5th A Village Christmas Artwalk Bradenton Village of the Arts
Dec. 5th 4th Annual Bradenton Blues Fest Bradenton Bradenton Blues Festival
Dec. 5th The Venice Christmas Boat Parade Venice Venice Christmas Boat Parade
Dec. 5th 20th Annual Sarasota Holiday Parade Sarasota Sarasota Holiday Parade
Dec. 6th “Seasonal Sparkles” Sarasota Diversity Sarasota
Dec. 6-13th 42nd Annual Singing Christmas Tree Sarasota First Baptist Church
Dec. 8-20th Dickens at the Crosley Sarasota Powell Crosley Estate
Dec. 11th Holidays Around the Ranch Lakewood Ranch Lakewood Ranch Community Activities
Dec. 12th Porches in the Park Lido Key St Armands Circle Association
Dec. 12th Anna Maria Island Privateers Christmas Parade Anna Maria AMI Privateers
Dec. 12th 30th Annual Sarasota Christmas

Boat Parade of Lights

Sarasota Sarasota Christmas Boat Parade
Dec. 12th 18th Annual Manatee River Holiday

Boat Parade

Bradenton Holiday Boat Parade
Dec. 13th Gamble Plantation Christmas

Open House

Ellenton Inside Florida
Dec. 15th Winter Showcase Concert of the

RHS Kiltie Band

Sarasota RHS Kilites
Dec. 18-20th 5th Annual “Snow Fest Sarasota” Sarasota Snow Fest Sarasota
Dec. 18-30th Selby Gardens “Lights in Bloom” Sarasota Selby Gardens
Dec. 21st Ringling by the Bay Sarasota Ringling Museum
Dec. 26-29th Sailor Circus Holiday Spectacular Sarasota Circus Arts Conservatory
Dec. 31st “Main Street Live” New Year’s Eve Bradenton City of Bradenton
Dec. 31st New Year’s Eve Downtown Sarasota Sarasota New Years Party

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So Much to Do in Sarasota This Weekend

By | November 12, 2015

Sarasota PanoramicIt looks like it will be a nice Florida fall weekend and there is no shortage of things to do in our town. Here are just a few of the events happening this weekend in and around Sarasota.

St. Armands Art Festival – Sat & Sun  St. Armands Circle
Collegiate Tennis Tournament at Lakewood Ranch AC – Sat & Sun  Lakewood Ranch Clay Court Classic
Chalk Festival in Venice – Sat & Sun  Chalk Festival
Crystal Classic Sandsculpting on Siesta Key – Sat & Sun  Siesta Key Crystal Classic
Lakewood Ranch Art Show & Sale – Sat  Lakewood Ranch Town Hall
Longboat Key 60th Anniversary – Sat 5-8pm (fireworks at 7:30)  Longboat Key
Chamber of Commerce
Holmes Beach Arts & Crafts Festival – Sat & Sun TNT Events
Sarasota Medieval Fair – Sat & Sun  Sarasota Medieval Fair

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Downtown Venice Art Fest

By | November 6, 2015

Venice Art FestSettled along West Venice Avenue in Historic Downtown Venice, the 28th year of the Venice Art Fest adds to the ambiance of this unique town. More than 150 of the nation’s most notable artists will exhibit their work, ranging in mediums from photography to jewelry, paintings to sculpture, ceramics, glass, mixed media and more during this weekend community festival. Festival patrons and art collectors alike can meet and visit with their favorite artists, view and purchase original works, or commission custom pieces.

 

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Sales Stay Strong in Sarasota Real Estate

By | November 5, 2015

REMAX Sold Sign

REMAX Sold SignProperty sales in Sarasota and Manatee counties were somewhat slower in September 2015, but the drop off from August was expected after an unprecedented six month run of record-setting closings. In addition, the start of fall 2015 looks a lot like the same time last year, but with one major exception. Single family home median sale prices in both Sarasota and Manatee counties have risen sharply over last year at this time, once again reflecting the law of supply and demand as single family home stocks dwindle.

According to the Realtor ® Association of Sarasota and Manatee, overall property sales in September 2015 stood at 1,608 for the two counties – 927 closings in Sarasota and 681 closings in Manatee. Sarasota County fell short of the 1,000 level for the first time since February, ending the record of six consecutive months over 1,000 – something that has never happened before in Sarasota County.

The overall regional sales compared to 1,709 sales in August 2015, or a 5.9 percent drop, but were slightly higher (1.8 percent) than last September’s sales of 1,578. The August to September sales drop was almost identical last year, with a small decline from late summer to early fall. However, if the recent trend continues, October 2015 could see another sales surge, as the last four years has seen marked improvement in the number of closings as winter residents and visitors returned to the market.

To read the full press release and view the statistical charts click here.

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