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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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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:

Date Event or Activity Location Click Link for

More Information

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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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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October in Sarasota

By | September 26, 2015

Pumpkins & Mums

Pumpkins & Mums

The weather is great and our fall season is in full swing. There are a myriad of festivals and fun events going on in the Sarasota area during the month of October. Here are just a few to check out:

Date Event or Activity Location Click Link forMore Information
Oct. 2-3rd 28th Annual Venice Consumer Expo Venice Venice Chamber of Commerce
Oct. 3-4th 29th Annual Taste of Manatee Palmetto Taste of Manatee
Oct. 3-4th 26th Annual Fruitville Grove Pumpkin Fest Sarasota Fruitville Grove
Oct. 9-11th 9th Annual Gulf Coast Rhythm and Ribfest Bradenton Gulf Coast Ribfest
Oct. 10th The Beer, Boats and Bacon Fest Sarasota Beer Boats and Bacon
Oct. 10th Chef at the Market Bradenton Realize Bradenton
Oct. 10th 2015 Top Dog Show Sarasota Donte’s Den
Oct. 10-11th 24th Annual Hunsader FarmsPumpkin Festival Bradenton Hunsader Farms
Oct. 13th Walking Historical and Food Tour Bradenton Taste Dining & Travel
Oct. 15-18th 7th Annual Ringling International Arts Festival Sarasota Ringling Museum of Art
Oct. 16th Taste of St. Armands Circle Lido Key St. Armands Circle Association
Oct. 16th Live from Downtown Sarasota It’s Friday Night @ Towles Court Sarasota Downtown Sarasota Alliance
Oct. 16-18th Annual Sun Fiesta Venice Venice Main Street
Oct. 17th 15th Annual Anna Maria Island Bayfest Anna Maria Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
Oct. 17-18th Desoto Pumpkin Festival at Veterans Park Arcadia Sarasota Pumpkin Festival
Oct. 23-24th 35th Annual Sahib Shrine Circus Sarasota Sahib Shriners
Oct. 24th 18th Annual Cortez Nautical Flea Market Cortez Florida Maritime Museum
Oct. 24th Sidewalk Astronomy Lakewood Ranch Sidewalk Astronomy
Oct. 24-25th St. Armands Boat Show Lido Key St. Armands Circle Association
Oct. 24-25th 21st Annual Downtown Sarasota Art & Craft Festival Sarasota American Craft Endeavors
Oct. 24-25th Pumpkin Patch Express Parrish Florida Railroad Museum
Oct. 31st Safe Treats Halloween in Siesta Key Village Siesta Key Siesta Key Village Association
Oct. 31st Fright Night on St. Armands Circle Lido Key St. Armands Circle Association
Oct. 31st Lakewood Ranch Boo Fest Lakewood Ranch Lakewood Ranch Main Street

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September in Sarasota

By | August 24, 2015

September 2015

September 2015

 

This month marks the beginning of the fall season. Here’s just a sampling of the activities happening in the Sarasota area during the month of September:

Date Event or Activity Location Click Link for

More Information

Sept. 2nd Classic Car Show @ Main Street Lakewood Ranch Lakewood Ranch Main Street
Sept. 3rd Art After 5, Ringling Underground Sarasota Ringling Museum of Art
Sept. 3-13th “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” Sarasota The Players Theater
Sept. 4th Live From Downtown It’s Friday Night Sarasota Downtown Sarasota Alliance
Sept. 4-5th Village of the Arts ArtWalk Bradenton Village of the Arts
Sept. 4-6th 69th Annual Labor Day Regatta Sarasota Regatta Network
Sept. 5th 12th Annual Venice Triathlon Venice SW Florida YMCA
Sept. 5th Literacy Amongst the Trees Osprey Oscar Scherer State Park
Sept. 5th YMCA Dance Party Sarasota Sarasota YMCA
Sept. 6th Ski-A-Rees Waterski Show Lido Key SkiARees.com
Sept. 7th Englewood Pioneer Days Englewood Englewood Pioneer Days
Sept. 7th 3rd Annual Country Fest Venice Snook Haven
Sept. 9th Nokomis Drum Circle Casey Key Exploring Venice FL.com
Sept. 10th Balanchine Millepied – Film Sarasota Sarasota Opera
Sept. 12th Sarasota Farmer’s Market Sarasota SarasotaFarmersMarket.org
Sept. 12th “Comedy Lottery” Sarasota Florida Studio Theatre
Sept. 12th The Goldtones Venice The Venice Theatre
Sept. 12-13th Rockin Wings Festival Sarasota Spotlight Events
Sept. 17-30th “The Secret Garden” Bradenton Manatee Performing Arts Center
Sept. 18th Friday Fest at the Van Wezel Sarasota Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Sept. 18th Music & Movies: Lou Reed’s “Berlin” Bradenton South Florida Museum
Sept. 18-19th Garden Fest Sarasota Sarasota Garden Club
Sept. 19th International Coastal Clean Up Siesta Key Sarasota County
Sept. 20th Around the World, Chamber Soiree 1 Sarasota Sarasota Orchestra
Sept. 24th Concert In The Grove Bradenton Mixon Fruit Farm
Sept. 23-24th Carmen Ciricillo @ McCurdy’s Comedy Theater Sarasota McCurdy’s Comedy Theater
Sept. 26-28th Oktoberfest at Motorworks Brewing Bradenton Motorworks Brewing

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Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

By | July 28, 2015

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Marie Selby Botanical GardensMarie Selby Botanical Gardens’ 40th Anniversary Celebration is kicking off with a great surprise. Selby Gardens is officially dedicating a new, permanent exhibition about the life and times of Marie Selby, which will be located in her former residence at the Gardens. The exhibit features rare, vintage photography, a renovation of the home’s first-floor interior and antique botanical illustrations along with images of some of the most iconic flowering tropical plants that make up the Gardens’ living collection.

This event will be the first of many occasions that will celebrate Selby Garden’s 40 years as a world class institution, community asset, and beloved attraction. The event will take place on August 11, 2015 in conjunction with Marie Selby’s 130th birthday.

For more information visit Selby Gardens

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August in Sarasota

By | July 24, 2015

Hello AugustThere are so many things to do in paradise this month. It’s a great time to get out and enjoy all that our area has to offer. Here’s just a few of the activities happening in the area during the month of August:

Date Event or Activity Location Click Link for

More Information

Aug. 1st Venice Farmers Market Venice Venice Farmers Market
Aug. 1-2nd Sarasota Swap Meet Sarasota Sarasota Swap Meet
Aug. 1-9th “Over the River and Through the Woods” Sarasota Florida Studio Theatre
Aug. 1-30th 3rd Annual Summer Cabaret Festival Venice Venice Theatre – Pinkerton
Aug. 2nd 7th Annual Merry Jerry Day Sarasota Fogartyville Arts Center
Aug. 4th Kids Summer Beach Runs Siesta Key Manasota Track Club
Aug. 6-16th “Master Class” Sarasota The Players Theater
Aug. 7th Palm Avenue Art Walk Sarasota Palm Avenue
Aug. 7th Music on Main Lakewood Ranch LakewoodRanch.com
Aug. 7-8th Sarasota Slam Fishing Tournament Sarasota SarasotaSlam.com
Aug. 7-8th ArtWalk Bradenton Village of the Arts
Aug. 10th Al Fuller’s Blues Jam Sarasota 5 Oclock Club
Aug. 13-17th Bradenton Marauders Home Games Bradenton Bradenton Marauders
Aug. 13-30th “Cats” Bradenton Manatee Performing Arts Center
Aug. 14th Free Concert in Centennial Park Venice Venice Main Street
Aug. 15th Historic Venice Train Depot Tour Venice Venice Historical Society
Aug. 21st Yesterdaze at Friday Fest Sarasota Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Aug. 21st Towles Court Art Walk Sarasota Towles Court
Aug. 21-23rd Gem, Jewelry & Bead Show Sarasota Sarasota Auditorium
Aug. 22nd Bradentucky Bombers Roller Derby Bradenton Bradentucky Bombers
Aug. 22nd The Manasota India Festival Palmetto IndiaFest
Aug. 22nd Sarasota Craft Brew Fest Sarasota Florida Beer Festivals
Aug. 22nd Antiques, Arts and Crafts Show Bradenton Mixon Fruit Farms
Aug. 25th Architectural Marvels of the 20th and 21st Centuries Osprey Historic Spanish Point
Aug. 28th Fourth Friday at the Historic Downtown Village Sarasota Visit Sarasota.org
Aug. 29th Back to School Splash Bash Lakewood Ranch Lakewood Ranch Community Activities
Aug. 29th ReptiDay Sarasota ReptiDay Sarasota

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Free Concerts are Back for Summer

By | June 15, 2015

Friday Fest 2015

Friday Fest 2015There are so many great things to do around this town but one of our favorites is the Friday Fest concerts during the summer at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. One Friday night each month a band sets up on the south lawn overlooking the bay. The music and festivities start at 5pm and continue until 8. There are food and drink vendors onsite so all you need is a blanket or chair. It’s a good idea to get there early as it is a popular event.

This month’s entertainment is the band Kettle of Fish who have played many of the local venues. Check out their website: Kettle of Fish.

For more detailed information visit Van Wezel’s website at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.

 

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June in Sarasota

By | May 26, 2015

Sunshine Graphic

Sunshine GraphicSummer 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:

Date Event or Activity Location Click Link for

More Information

June 1-14th Savor Sarasota Restaurant Week Various Savor Sarasota
June 1-3rd Mens and Womens NCAA Golf Championships Bradenton VisitSarasota.org
June 1-21st Sarasota Music Festival Sarasota Sarasota Orchestra
June 1-30th Public Ice Skating Ellenton Ellenton Ice & Sports Complex
June 5th Music on Main Lakewood Ranch Lakewood Ranch Main Street
June 5th ArtWalk in Village of the Arts Bradenton Village of the Arts
June 5th “Live from Downtown, It’s Friday Night” Sarasota Downtown Sarasota Alliance
June 5th Downtown Bradenton Ghost Walk Bradenton Realize Bradenton
June 6th 3rd Annual Dairy Day Festival Myakka City Dakin Dairy Farms
June 6th World Oceans Day at Mote Aquarium Sarasota Mote Marine Aquarium
June 9th to

August 11th

Kids Summer Beach Runs Siesta Key Manasota Track Club
June 10th Think & Drink Science: “Mystery of the Mayan Medallion” Bradenton South Florida Museum
June 12th Friday Night Free Music Venice Venice Main Street
June 12-14th Skyway Film Festival Bradenton Manatee Performing Arts Center
June 13th ArtCenter Manatee Summer Open House Bradenton ArtCenter Manatee
June 13-14th St. Armand’s Craft Festival Lido Key St. Armands Circle Association
June 13-14th Public Sports and Social Impact Festival Bradenton 1Team.Global
June 16-30th Summer Circus Spectacular Sarasota Ringling Museum
June 18th Art After 5 Sarasota Ringling Museum
June 19th Friday Fest at the Van Wezel Sarasota Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
June 20th Sarasota Stand Up Paddleboard Races Siesta Key SUP Sarasota
June 20-21st Downtown Venice Craft Festival Venice ArtFestival.com
June 20th Downtown Bradenton Farmer’s Market Bradenton Realize Bradenton
June 26th Film Friday “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou” Bradenton South Florida Museum
June 27th to

July 5th

Suncoast Offshore Racing Festival Sarasota Sarasota Power Boat Grand Prix
June 28th Suncoast Grand Prix Car Show Lakewood Ranch Sarasota Power Boat Grand Prix

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May in Sarasota

By | April 26, 2015

May 2015

May 2015

Many 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:

Date Event or Activity Location Click Link for

More Information

May 1st Music on Main Lakewood Ranch Main Street
May 1-2nd Poetry Life Sarasota Florida Studio Theatre
May 2nd Classic Corvettes on the Circle Lido Key St. Armands Circle Association
May 2nd Siesta Key Sand Sculpture Contest Siesta Key Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce
May 2nd “Viva Sarasota” Latino Festival Sarasota VisitSarasota.org
May 2nd Food and Wine on Pine Anna Maria FoodandWineonPine.com
May 2nd Rolling Renegades Roller Derby Sarasota North River Rolling Renegades
May 5th Riverview High School Kilties Concert Sarasota Kiltie Band
May 8th “Live from Downtown It’s Friday Night” Sarasota Downtown Sarasota Alliance
May 8th Friday Night Free Music Venice Venice Main Street
May 9th ReptiDay Sarasota ReptiDay.com
May 9th Orchestra in the Outfield Sarasota Sarasota Orchestra
May 9-10th Downtown Sarasota Craft Fair Sarasota CraftFestival.com
May 16-17th Dig the Beach Volleyball Classic Siesta Key Dig The Beach
May 18th International Museum Day Sarasota Ringling Museum
May 21st Ringling by the Bay Sarasota Ringling Museum
May 22nd Music in the Park at RiverWalk Bradenton RiverWalk Bradenton
May 23rd Sidewalk Astronomy Holmes Beach Local Group of Deep Sky Observers
May 23rd Venice Brew Bash Venice Brew Bash
May 23rd Antiques, Arts & Crafts Show Bradenton Mixon Fruit Farms
May 23rd Antique Fair of Arcadia Arcadia Arcadia Florida Antiques
May 23-24th Laxpalooza Lacrosse Tournament Lakewood Ranch Laxpalooza
May 23rd Pickin Picnic Bradenton Realize Bradenton
May 25th Mamorial Dat at Sarasota National Cemetery Sarasota Patriot Plaza
May 25th Memorial Day Venice Area Parade Venice City of Venice
May 25th 4th Annual Myakka River Blues Festival Venice Myakka Blues

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