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June Events in Sarasota

By | May 29, 2012

Summer begins and school’s out so it’s a fun time to head to the beach or 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 Sarasota Savor Sarasota
June 1st Music on Main Lakewood Ranch Main Street Lakewood Ranch
June 1-17th Reel Music @ Goldstein Cabaret Sarasota Florida Studio Theatre
June 2nd World Ocean’s Day Family Festival at Mote Marine Aquarium Sarasota SRQ Magazine
June 2nd Downtown Sarasota Farmer’s Market Sarasota Sarasota Farmer’s Market
June 2-17th “Fanny Brice, America’s Funny Girl” Sarasota Asolo Repertory Theatre
June 6th Historical Society of Sarasota County Trip to Warm Mineral Springs Sarasota Historical Society of Sarasota County
June 6th Buskers on St. Armands Lido Key St. Armands Circle Association
June 7th “Beauty Meets Brazil” @ Holley Hall Sarasota Sarasota Music Festival
June 7th Author James Swain “Dark Magic” Sarasota Bookstore 1 Sarasota
June 8th Yesterdaze – Friday Fest at the Van Wezel Sarasota Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
June 9-10th 11th Annual St. Armands Craft Festival Lido Key St. Armands Circle
June 9th The Ultimate Tribute to Rod Stewart Sarasota Sarasota Car Museum
June 11-15th Rolex Girls Junior Golf Championship at The Concession Golf Club Lakewood Ranch American Junior Golf Association
June 13th Kid’s Summer Beach Run Siesta Key Manasota Track Club
June 13-30th Das Barbecu @ The Keating Theatre Sarasota Florida Studio Theatre
June 14-17th “Taffetas” Summer Sizzler Series Sarasota The Players Theatre
June 15th Third Friday Art Walk Sarasota Towles Court
June 16th “Virtuosic Wonder” @ Sarasota Opera House Sarasota Sarasota Music Festival
June 16th Sarasota Sports Festival @@ Payne Park Sarasota Sarasota Sports Festival
June 16-17th 20th Annual Downtown Venice Craft Festival Venice Art Festival
June 19-22nd Summer Circus Spectacular 2012 Sarasota Ringling Museum
June 21st Ringling by the Bay Sarasota Ringling Museum
June 23rd Arts & Crafts at Mixon Fruit Farms Bradenton Mixon Fruit Farms
June 24th Car Show – Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix Festival Lakewood Ranch Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix
June 29th Festival Parade of Boats – Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix Festival Sarasota Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix
June 30th 10th Annual St. Armands Boat Show Lido Key St. Armands Circle Association

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May Events in Sarasota

By | April 25, 2012

 

Our spring weather is perfect 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 May: 

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May 1st The Needle Exhibit Venice Venice Archives
May 2nd The Buskers at St. Armands Circle Lido Key St. Armands Circle Association
May 3rd Art After 5 at the Ringling Museum of Art Sarasota Ringling Museum of Art
May 4-6th Sunshine State BMX Association Florida Cup Series Sarasota Florida BMX
May 4th Music on Main at Lakewood Ranch Lakewood Ranch Lakewood Ranch Main Street
May 4th Live from Downtown It’s Friday Night Sarasota Downtown Sarasota Alliance
May 5th Classic Corvettes on the Circle Lido Key St. Armands Circle Association
May 5th 36th Annual Siesta Key Sand Sculpturing Contest Sarasota Siesta Key Village Association
May 5-6th Sailfest Regatta Sarasota Sarasota Youth Sailing Program
May 5th Cinco de Mayo and Taste of Latin America Festival Sarasota Gulf Coast Latin Chamber of Commerce
May 10th Riverview Kiltie Band Spring Concert Sarasota Kiltie Band
May 11-12th Afternoon Tea at the Ritz Sarasota Ritz Carlton
May 12th Old Miakka Farmer’s Market Sarasota Crowley Nature & History Center
May 13th 7th Annual Mother’s Day Brunch Sarasota Selby Gardens
May 16th “The Emmanuel Point Ships: Florida’s Earliest Shipwrecks” Sarasota New College of Florida
May 17th Get Down Downtown, Old Main Street Bradenton Realize Bradenton
May 19-20th Pro & Amateur Disc Golf Tournament Sarasota Sarasota Sky Pilots Disc Golf Club
May 19th 85th Annual WWII at Venice Army Air Base, Static Air Show Venice City of Venice
May 19th Mainly Art, Old Main Street Bradenton Realize Bradenton
May 19-20th  9th Annual Downtown Sarasota Craft Fair Sarasota Art Festival.com
May 19th Heatstroke and Hot Rod Hoedown Bradenton WSLR.org
May 24th Opening Reception @ Art Center of Sarasota Sarasota Art Center Sarasota
May 26th Venice Brew Bash, Import and Craft Beer Festival Venice Venice Mainstreet
May 27th A Tribute to Heroes Memorial Day Parade Lakewood Ranch Lakewood Ranch Main Street
May 28th Sarasota Memorial Day Parade Sarasota Sarasota Convention & Visitors Bureau
May 28th Myakka Blues Festival Venice Snook Haven
May 28th Salute to Veterans Concert Sarasota Sarasota County Parks

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Sarasota Hosts the 30th Annual Suncoast Boat Show

By | April 24, 2012

This past weekend Marina Jack was host to the 30th Annual Suncoast Boat Show. Boat enthusiasts were treated to hundreds of different boats as well as all the new boating gadgets.  Whether you are a fisherman, day cruiser, or yachtsman there was a huge selection to check out.  Boaters love the water, dogs, island music, delicious food and cold beverages. All of which could be found at the show.  The weather held out and was a perfect day to stroll up and down the docks and take in all the spectacular boats.  Every time we attend an event like this we are reminded of what an incredible town Sarasota is and how lucky we are to live and boat here!

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April Events in Sarasota

By | March 28, 2012


The winter season is winding down now so it’s a great time to enjoy 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 April:

 

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April 1st Sarasota Nautical Flea Market and Seafood Festival Sarasota Florida Nautical Flea Market
April 1st DeSoto Heritage Seafood Fest Bradenton Hernando DeSoto Historical Society
April 1-15th Ring of Fire – The Johnny Cash Musical Show Bradenton Manatee Players Theatre
April 3rd Baltimore Orioles vs State College of Florida Exhibition Game Sarasota State College of Florida Sports
April 4th Courthouse Square Concert Bradenton Realize Bradenton
April 5th Sailor Circus Spring Show Sarasota Sailor Circus
April 6th Music on Main Lakewood Ranch Lakewood Ranch Main Street
April 7th 12th Annual Easter Egg Hunt & Games Siesta Key Siesta Key Village Association
April 13th The Meadows Chorus Annual Spring Concert Sarasota Meadows Chorus
April 13-22nd Sarasota Film Festival Sarasota Sarasota Film Festival
April 14-22nd Sarasota Open Tennis Tournament Longboat Key Sarasota Open
April 14th Old Time Music Jam Bradenton Folk Jam
April 14-15th 34th Annual Siesta Fiesta Siesta Key Art Festival
April 14th Florida Intercollegiate Rowing Championships Sarasota Florida International Rowing Association
April 14th DeSoto Bottle Boat Regatta Bradenton DeSoto Heritage Society
April 13-15th Sharks Tooth Festival Venice Sharks Tooth Festval
April 18th Munchtime Musicales Free Concert Sarasota Sarasota Concert Association
April 19th Get Down Downtown Bradenton City of Bradenton
April 21st Suncoast Barbecue Bash Venice Suncoast BBQ Bash
April 21st 2012 YouthArts Fest Sarasota Sarasota Arts
April 22nd Oscar Scherer State Park 23rd Annual Earth Day Festival Osprey Oscar Scherer State Park
April 25th An Evening with Yanni Sarasota Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
April 27th Live from Downtown It’s Friday Night Sarasota Downtown Sarasota Alliance
April 28th Gulf Coast Cheese Fest at G Wiz Sarasota Gulf Coast Cheese Fest
April 29th Sarasota Ski-A-Rees Waterski Show Sarasota Ski-A-Rees
April 30th Meet the Sky, Observational Astronomy Siesta Key Siesta Key

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New Pass Grill & Bait Shop

By | March 1, 2012

New Pass Grill & Bait Shop

Do you want the best cheeseburger in probably the whole state of Florida? We found it! It is even served in one of those old-fashioned wax paper wraps that gets good and greasy! This old-Florida (circa 1929) outdoor restaurant is window service only. The restaurant is open as early as 7AM to feed the fishermen breakfast as they head out to the Gulf through New Pass. They also serve beer and wine and doggy-dining is allowed. Their award-winning cheeseburger with a side of fries is only 7.99 and the view of the pass and New Pass bridge is second to none. They also serve hot dogs, delicious fish sandwiches, subs and more. Right next door is a full bait shop so come by car or by boat and enjoy this local eatery (and let’s try and keep it that way…) Come and relax here for breakfast or lunch on your way out to Mote Marine. You won’t be sorry! Address: 1505 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota. New Pass Grill Website

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March Events in Sarasota

By | February 27, 2012

 

Spring is in the air! Take time to enjoy 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 March:

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March 1st Brown Bag Concert Series at Phillippi Estate Park Sarasota Sarasota County Parks & Recreation
March 2nd Live From Downtown It’s Friday Night Sarasota Downtown Sarasota Association
March 2-3rd Encore Out East, A Tour of Luxury Homes Lakewood Ranch Sarasota Orchestra
March3-25th Otello Sarasota Sarasota Opera
March 3-4th 11th Annual Downtown Venice Art Classic Venice Art Festival
March 3-9th Orange Blossom Festival Bradenton Mixon Fruit Farms
March 4th Sarasota Season of Sculpture – Under Azure Skies Sarasota Season of Sculpture
March 5th Bird Naturalists at Myakka River State Park Sarasota Myakka River State Park
March 5th Spring Training Opening Day – Baltimore Orioles Sarasota Baltimore Orioles
March 6th FST Improv – Sarasota’s Original Anti-Depressant Sarasota Florida Studio Theatre
March 7th International Folk Dance Session Sarasota Sarasota International Folk Dancers
March 8th Bluegrass Jam at Bee Ridge Park Sarasota Sarasota County Parks & Recreation
March 9-10th PODS Englewood Music Festival Englewood Englewood Music Festival
March 10th & 24th Old Time Music Jam @ DeSoto Memorial Park Bradenton Realize Bradenton
March 10-11th Celebrate Wellness Fest Sarasota Phillippi Estate Park
March 11th Sarasota Ski-A-Rees Sarasota Ski-A-Rees
March 14th “Two Pianos” Coffee Concert Series Sarasota Artists Series Concerts
March 17th GuitarSarasota Concert: Johannes Möller from Sweden Sarasota GuitarSarasota
March 17th Pug Parade on the Circle and St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Lido Key St. Armands Circle
March 17th Venice 85th Anniversary Symphony Free Pops Concert Venice Venice 85th Anniversary
March 18th African Safari Tailgate Contest @ Sarasota Polo Match Lakewood Ranch Sarasota Polo
March 21st Free Munchtime Musicales Concert Sarasota Sarasota Concert Association
March 24th Sarasota Springfest Sarasota Sarasota Springfest
March 24th 10th Annual Downtown Sarasota Art & Craft Festival Sarasota Art Festival
March 24-25th Florida Car Marathon Sarasota to Miami Florida Car Marathon
March 25th 17th Annual Giving Hunger the Blues Sarasota Giving Hunger the Blues
March 25th Tony Bennett at the Van Wezel Sarasota Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
March 28th Sailor Circus 63rd Anniversary Spring Show Sarasota Sailor Circus
March 28-31st Reel Music at the Goldstein Cabaret Sarasota Florida Studio Theatre
March 29th Joffrey Ballet Sarasota Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
March 30th – April 1st DeSoto Heritage Seafood Festival Bradenton DeSoto Heritage Festival
March 31st Sarasota Nautical Flea Market and Seafood Festival Sarasota Florida Nautical Flea Market

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Fun Spot for a Monday Night

By | February 24, 2012

If you’re looking for something fun and casual on most Monday evenings, check out O’Leary’s Tiki Bar & Grill on City Island right on the Bay in Sarasota. Enjoy cocktails in paradise while listening to the feel good island music of singer-songwriter Mike Sales. (5-9 p.m.) This video was recorded at O’Leary’s.

I think you’ll agree, it doesn’t get much better than this!

 

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Local Farmer’s Markets

By | February 23, 2012

The Downtown Sarasota Farmer’s Market has been a downtown mainstay for more than 30 years. The year-round, Saturday morning market is a potpourri of fresh produce, food, flowers and plants, fine artisanship, friends and fun. It has become a community happening – a gathering place for people to bring families, friends and even dogs to peruse the displays of garden-fresh produce and unique craft products.

The beautiful setting of downtown Sarasota, combined with smells of fresh coffee and baked goods, and the live performances of entertainers make for an exceptional Saturday morning experience. Meet your neighbors over coffee; enjoy a market breakfast with friends; introduce your dog to others in the area; purchase fresh produce and seafood; find a special gift – it’s all at the Downtown Sarasota Farmer’s Market.

In addition to the Sarasota market, there are quite a few others in the area:

Bradenton Farmer’s Market
Saturdays from 9am – 2pm
http://www.realizebradenton.com/index.php/farmers-market

Bridge Street Market (Bradenton Beach)
Sundays from 9am – 3pm
http://www.bridgestreetmerchants.com/Market.aspx

Lakewood Ranch Farmer’s Market
Saturdays from 9am – Noon
http://www.lakewoodranch.com/events/event.cfm?eveID=2378

North Port Farmer’s Market
Saturdays from 9am – 2pm
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Naturally-North-Port-Farmers-Market/225156474214613

Phillippi Farmhouse Market
Wednesdays from 9am – 2pm
http://farmhousemarket.org

Sarasota Farmer’s Market
Saturday’s from 7am – 1pm
http://www.sarasotafarmersmarket.org/

Siesta Key Farmer’s Market
Sundays from 8am – 1pm
http://www.siestafarmersmarket.com

Venice Farmer’s Market
Saturdays from 8am – Noon
http://thevenicefarmersmarket.com

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SPRING TRAINING IN FLORIDA…

By | February 21, 2012

 Yes it is that time of year… Spring Training in Florida. It is a great opportunity to see your favorite team up close. Sarasota County is home to the Pirates (Bradenton), Orioles (Sarasota), Rays (Port Charlotte), Red Sox (Fort Myers) and Twins (Fort Myers). Within driving distance you can also see the Tigers (Lakeland), Blue Jays (Dunedin), Phillies (Clearwater) and Yankees (Tampa).

Check out the schedule of your favorite team at: http://www.floridaspringtraining.com/

TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME!

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Gecko’s Grill & Pub: Great Food, Great Spirits, Great Fun!

By | February 20, 2012

Gecko’s Grill & Pub has been a favorite for locals and tourists alike since 1992!  Whether out on your own, with your family or joining a group of friends, Gecko’s Grill & Pubs are the perfect place to relax and enjoy the camaraderie of a favorite neighborhood grill and sports bar.

Serving lunch, dinner and a complete late night menu, Gecko’s features American pub food with a gourmet twist, nightly chef’s specials and a full bar featuring 2-4-1 Happy Hour drinks ALL day EVERY day with the coldest beer and the smoothest spirits…not to mention the friendliest bar and wait staff around.

With lots of televisions and the latest satellite and sound systems to watch your favorite sporting event, Gecko’s is open 7 days a week in 5 convenient locations. For hours and locations of the Gecko’s nearest you check out www.geckosgrill.com or find them on Facebook Gecko’s Grill & Pub – Landings * Gecko’s Grill & Pub – Hillview * Gecko’s Grill & Pub – Clark Rd. * Gecko’s Grill & Pub – SR 64 * Gecko’s Grill & Pub – SR 70

Gecko’s ALL NEW ULTIMATE Happy Hour
All Day * Every Day * 7 days a week

2-4-1 Well Cocktails, Margaritas, Martinis, Frozen Drinks, House Wines & Every Day Low Price on Draft Beers

PREMIUM LATE NIGHT Happy Hour
10:00 pm to Close

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Choose your favorite cocktails with premium brands like: Ketel 1, Stoli, Absolut, Tanqueray, Beefeater, Captain Morgan, Bacardi, El Mayor Tequila, 1800, Jim Beam, Jack Daniels, Maker’s Mark, Crown Royal, and Southern Comfort – to name a few!

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