“Rock the Docks” Concert at Marina Jack

By | June 17, 2016

Marina Jacks

SATURDAY, JUNE 20 • 5:30pm LIVE AT MARINA JACK Featuring “The Voice” Season 8 Runner-Up Meghan Linsey with musical guest Rebel Heart.   Marina Jack and Andros Boatworks are proud to announce the first ever “Rock the Docks” concert starring contemporary country vocalist and songwriter Meghan Linsey, with opening act Rebel Heart. The concert will take place on Saturday, June 20th at 5:30pm at Marina Jack. “Rock the … Read More! »

Downtown Venice Craft Festival

By | June 13, 2016

The 24th annual Downtown Venice Craft Festival will take place June 18 & 19th (Saturday & Sunday) along Miami Avenue. Crafters from around the country will exhibit their handmade items for sale. Hours are 10am to 4pm and admission is free. Once you’ve visited the festival be sure to check out the excellent shopping and dining options in Venice. For more information visit ArtFestival.com  

Sarasota Music Festival Starts Today

By | June 9, 2016

Sarasota in June never sounded so good. From June 9th through the 25th, pre-professional students and faculty artists from around the world converge on Sarasota for three weeks of coaching, master classes and performances. Don’t miss your chance to celebrate one of classical music’s finest teaching festivals. Choose from one of the main series, Thursday Artist Showcases, Friday Festivals, or Saturday Symphonies. There are also Student Recitals, Master Classes, … Read More! »

June in Sarasota

By | May 29, 2016

Summer 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 1-30th Public Ice Skating Ellenton Ellenton Ice & … Read More! »

Real Estate Prices and Inventory in Sarasota Continue to Rise

By | May 24, 2016

Real Estate Up Graph

April’s housing statistics show that our current trend is continuing as inventory of available properties rose in both counties. For single family homes in Sarasota County, inventory is up 8 percent from April last year, and up 14.2 percent in Manatee County from last year. Condo inventory is also on the rise in Sarasota County, up 25.5 percent from last year, while Manatee County experienced a 19.8 percent … Read More! »

Summer Circus Spectacular

By | May 22, 2016

It’s time for the 2016 Circus Spectacular at the Historic Asolo Theater! This onstage exhibition of circus artistry provides delightful summer entertainment for “children of all ages.” Opening Week Special, June 15-18 – All seats are $10 Wednesday, June 15 @ 2:00 PM Thursday, June 16 @ 11:00 AM & 2:00 PM Friday, June 17 @ 11:00 AM & 2:00 PM Saturday, June 18 @ 2:00 PM June 21-July 30 – … Read More! »

Savor Sarasota Restaurant Week

By | May 17, 2016

savor sarasota

We 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 … Read More! »

May in Sarasota

By | May 17, 2016

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 Ski A Rees Waterski Show Lido Key Ski-A-Rees May 1-28th “Driving Miss Daisy” Sarasota West … Read More! »

12th Annual Pioneer Day in Arcadia

By | March 7, 2016

Arcadia Pioneer Day

The 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 … Read More! »

Movie Night at Nathan Benderson Park

By | March 3, 2016

The Croods

Enjoy 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 … Read More! »