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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:

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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:

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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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Venice Sharks Tooth Festival

By | March 22, 2015

Sharks Tooth

Sharks ToothThe City of Venice in Sarasota County has been named the “Shark’s Tooth Capital of the World” because of the millions of shark teeth that wash up on our sandy white beaches. The Sharks Tooth Festival takes place each Spring against the back drop of Venice’s best shark tooth hunting beach, where fossil collectors from around the Southeast display and sell sharks teeth and other prehistoric fossils. More than 100 artists from around the State market their original work.

Sharks Tooth FestivalThe festival will be held at the Venice Airport Festival Grounds on April 10-12th this year. Food vendors will serve up delicious dishes from seafood to BBQ. Live entertainment is on stage throughout the Festival. Children are entertained with such events as the Sharks Tooth Scramble and Mote Marine’s hands on exhibit. All proceeds of the festival benefit Special Olympics Florida-Sarasota County. 

For more information, visit their website at www.sharkstoothfest.com.

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Manatee County Heritage Days

By | February 21, 2015

Manatee County Heritage DaysMarch 1-31, 2015 the 36th annual Heritage Days celebration will focus on our county’s history. All month long, historical sites and organizations throughout our county will celebrate our community’s heritage by providing opportunities for our area’s residents and visitors to experience the past. Reenactments, special exhibits, lectures, open houses and family programming will highlight the month’s events.

For thirty-six years, the Manatee Heritage Association has sponsored Heritage Days. Originally a week in length, Heritage Days grew to nine days, and in 1995, Manatee Heritage Days expanded to a month long event. The activities are as varied as walking tours and concerts. Events take place throughout Manatee County in many different communities. Through these events at area historical sites, participants will experience the pioneer lifestyle and learn how Manatee County has grown and developed.

Attached is a schedule for events. Most are free, though some require a reservation or admission fee. For specific information about an event, please call the number listed on the schedule. For more information about the Manatee Heritage Days, in general, please call (941) 741-4070. Join with us in this countywide celebration of our community’s past.

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31st Annual Greek Glendi Festival

By | January 23, 2015

St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church
St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church

St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church MapSt. Barbara’s annual 4 day Glendi….a Greek Festival evokes the sights, sounds and tastes that define the traditional Greek way of life. Enjoy the hospitality of the Greek community, and experience the simple pleasures of life in a Greek village. Festival hours Thursday through Saturday 11am to 9pm. Sunday Noon to 8pm.

For more information visit their website at www.stbarbarafestival.org

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December in Sarasota

By | November 28, 2014

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

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: 

Date Event or Activity Location Click Link forMore Information
Dec. 4, 11 & 18th Holiday Nights at Ca’ d’Zan Osprey Ringling Museum
Dec. 4th Annual Christmas Walk Venice Venice Main Street
Dec. 5th North Port Tree Lighting and Poinsettia Festival North Port City of North Port
Dec. 5th 36th Annual Night of Lights Lido Key St. Armands Circle Association
Dec. 5-6th Holiday Lights Spectacular Sarasota Sarasota Jungle Gardens
Dec. 5-6th 5th Annual Old Fashioned Village Christmas Bradenton Village of the Arts
Dec. 6th Downtown Holiday Parade Sarasota Sarasota Holiday Parade
Dec. 6th Nik Wallenda Walks the High Wire Sarasota Herald Tribune
Dec. 6th Venice Christmas Boat Parade Venice Venice Boat Parade
Dec. 7th 4th Annual Jingle Paws Jubilee Sarasota Jingle Paws Jubilee
Dec. 12th Holidays Around the Ranck Lakewood Ranch Lakewood Ranch Main Street
Dec. 12-14th Gingerbread House Festival at Sarasota Westfield Mall Sarasota Community Youth Development
Dec. 13th Porsches in the Park Lido Key St. Armands Circle Association
Dec. 13th Holiday Boat Parade of Lights Sarasota Sarasota Christmas Boat Parade
Dec. 13th Anna Maria Privateers Christmas Parade Anna Maria AMI Privateers
Dec. 14th Polo Season Opener Lakewood Ranch Sarasota Polo
Dec. 16th Winter Showcase Concert of the Riverview High School Kiltie Band Sarasota RHS Kiltie Band
Dec. 19-21st 4th Annual Snow Fest Sarasota Sarasota Snow Fest Sarasota
Dec. 19-23 & 26-29th Lights in Bloom at Selby Gardens Sarasota Selby Gardens
Dec. 21st A Taste of Chanukah Sarasota A Taste of Chanukah
Dec. 26th Live From Downtown It’s Friday Night Sarasota Downtown Sarasota Alliance
Dec. 27th Antique Fair Arcadia Antique Association of Arcadia
Dec. 27th Sidewalk Astronomy Lakewood Ranch Local Group of Deep Sky Observers
Dec. 28th Beach Market at Coquina Beach Bradenton Beach Islands and Beaches
Dec. 31st New Year’s Eve Pineapple Drop Sarasota Sarasota New Years Party
Dec. 31st Main Street Live New Year’s Celebration Bradenton Bradenton Events

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Jazz on the Water Cruise

By | October 21, 2014

Jazz Club of SarasotaThe Jazz Club of Sarasota presents another one of its popular “Jazz on the Water” cruises aboard LeBarge, which departs from Bayfront Park in downtown Sarasota. The date is Sunday, November 2nd from 2-4:00pm.

Le BargeGuests will enjoy the swinging Dixieland sounds of The Greg Nielsen Quartet with Nielsen on trombone, Howie Smith on tuba, Bobby Tees on cornet and Dean Fernald on keyboard.

Tickets are $30 for Jazz Club members; $35 for non-members. Snacks and beverages will be available for sale; guests are requested not to bring coolers. Boarding begins at 1:30 p.m. Space is limited.

Compliments SRQ The Magazine

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University Town Center Mall Opening Soon

By | October 1, 2014

University Town Center Mall

October 16, 2014 is the big day!

University Town Center Mall

If you are wondering what stores are going to be at the new Mall at University Town Center like I have, here is a link to view the complete list! http://www.mysuncoast.com/news/local/complete-list-of-stores-at-mall-at-sarasota-s-university/article_45c7e672-3db7-11e4-a576-0017a43b2370.html I can hardly contain the excitement that all these new stores will bring! How do you feel?

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September in Sarasota

By | August 27, 2014

Sept 2014

Sept 2014

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

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Sept. 1st Englewood Pioneer Days Englewood Pioneer Days
Sept. 1st Canes Classic 5K Bradenton Bradenton Runners Club
Sept. 2nd Country Fest Venice Snook Haven
Sept. 4th Ringling Underground Sarasota Ringling Museum
Sept. 5th “Live from Downtown – It’s Friday Night!” Sarasota Downtown Sarasota Assn.
Sept. 5th Music on Main Lakewood Ranch Lakewood Ranch Main Street
Sept. 6th The Manasota India Festival Palmetto Gujaratia Association of Manasota
Sept. 6-7th Downtown Venice Craft Festival Venice ArtFestival.com
Sept. 11th Lakewood Ranch Remembers 9-11 Lakewood Ranch Lakewood Ranch Community Activities
Sept. 12th Friday Night Free Music with Melanie Massel Venice Venice Main Street
Sept. 12th Burns Square “Live from Downtown – It’s Friday Night!” Sarasota Downtown Sarasota Assn.
Sept. 12-15th “Dames at Sea” The Musical Bradenton Manatee Players
Sept. 13th Parrish En Plein Air Parrish Parrish Arts Council
Sept. 13th Kids Make Your Own Gum Event Sarasota Children’s World
Sept. 18th Main Street Live Bradenton City of Bradenton
Sept. 19-22nd Southwest Florida Fall Classic Figure Skating Ellenton Southwest Florida Figure Skating Club
Sept. 20th Yoga on the Terrace Sarasota Ringling Museum
Sept. 21st Battle of the Best BBQ Lakewood Ranch LakewoodRanch.com
Sept. 26th Friday Fest at the Van Wezel Sarasota Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Sept. 26-28th 31st Annual Oktoberfest at Geier’s Market Sarasota Geier’s Sausage Kitchen
Sept. 27-28th National Public Lands Day Osprey Oscar Scherer State Park
Sept. 27th Mixon’s Art & Craft Festival Bradenton Mixon’s Fruit Farm
Sept. 27th 4th Annual International Beer Festival Lakewood Ranch Sarasota Polo Club
Sept. 27-28th Suncoast Gun Show Palmetto Suncoast Gun Shows

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Summer Beach Runs on Siesta Key

By | June 29, 2014

SK summer beach runOn Tuesday evenings throughout the summer the Manasota Track Club sponsors summer beach runs at Siesta Key Beach. The kids’ race starts at 6:30pm followed by the adult race at 7:00pm. This is a great way to get out and enjoy the beach and summer fun. You don’t even have to run…I’ve seen many walkers and moms with kids in strollers join in.

They have different races and themes throughout the summer. For more information visit their website at www.manasotatrackclub.org.

Susan Guice is a Licensed Real Estate Assistant with The Cleary Group in Sarasota.

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