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Old 02-24-2017, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Sarasota/ Bradenton - University Pkwy area
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There's a lot going on in the Sarasota - Bradenton - Venice area, including the following events this weekend:


FRIDAY


Free Movies on the Green -- free screening of Shrek at Lakewood Ranch Premier Sports Campus, event starts 6 pm, movie at dusk. Bring blankets or lawn chairs. Food vendors, kids zone. $5 parking.

Free Music Friday Night -- Venice's Centennial Park at the gazebo, 7 - 9 pm, bring lawn chairs or blankets.

Live Music in the Park at Cafe in the Park -- Payne Park in Sarasota. Food service starts at 6 pm, live music 7 - 9 pm, free admission.



FRIDAY - SUNDAY

Venice Italian Feast & Carnival -- at Venice Airport's paved midway. Food, carnival rides, live music, folk dancing. Fireworks Saturday at 9 pm. Admission free, $5 parking, rides/food at posted cost. Fri 4 - 10 pm, Sat & Sun noon - 10 pm (?)



SATURDAY

Sarasota Farmers Market -- downtown at Lemon & Main, 7 am - 1 pm.

Central Sarasota Farmers Market -- corner Proctor & Beneva, 8 am - 1 pm.

Health & Wellness Expo -- Lakewood Ranch Medical Center 9 am - noon.

Grilled Cheese Festival -- Gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches by local restaurants, food trucks, arts & crafts vendors, live music. Free admission. 11 am - 6 pm at Sutton Park in Palmetto.

Spring Training: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Baltimore Orioles -- McKechnie Field in Bradenton, 1:05 pm.

Le Marche Bohemien Market -- eclectic items, treasures & art on sale. 10 am - 5 pm, Five Points Park in Sarasota, free admission.

Fireworks - celebrating State College of FL's 60th anniversary -- gates open 7:30 pm,
fireworks display at 8:30 pm, 5840 26th St W, Bradenton.

Lance's Cruzin to the Hop Classic Car Show -- at the Bradenton Hooter's parking lot, 6 - 9 pm (US 41 south of Cortez)



SATURDAY & SUNDAY


Coquina Tides Arts & Crafts Show -- located on Anna Maria Island's south end, Coquina Beach, 10 am - 4:30 pm.

Fine Arts Festival of Manatee County -- over 75 vendors, music, food vendors. Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun 10 am - 4 pm. SW corner of 15th St W & Manatee Ave in downtown Bradenton.

Model Train Show -- all things related to model trains. Sat 10 am - 4 pm, Sun 10 am - 3 pm, Bradenton Area Convention Center. Adults $8, children 13 & under get in free.

Sarasota Invitational Regatta Rowing Competition -- at Nathan Benderson Park by the UTC, 8 am - 5 pm, free admission, parking is $5 per vehicle.

Siesta Key Craft Festival -- on Ocean Blvd in Siesta Key Village, 10 am - 5 pm. More than 100 crafters exhibiting & selling their work.




SUNDAY

Bridge Street Market --great farmers market option on Anna Maria Island, 10 am - 3 pm

Siesta Key Farmers Market -- Siesta Village Plaza, 8 am - 2 pm

Siesta Key Drum Circle -- just before sunset at Siesta Key public beach, everyone welcome.

Sarasota's Ski-A-Rees Water Ski Team performs their water ski show at 2 pm. Behind Mote Marine at 1602 Ken Thompson Pkwy.

Polo Match -- at the Sarasota Polo Club in Lakewood Ranch. Every Sunday thru April 9th. Gates open at 10 am, match starts at 1 pm. Info at: Sarasota Polo Club

Spring Training: Baltimore Orioles vs Pittsburgh Pires -- gates open 11 am, game at 1:05 pm, Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota.



Feb 10th - March 5th

Circus Sarasota -- at the Big Top, University Town Center Drive, Sarasota. Tickets $15 - $55. Info at The Circus Arts Conservatory | Sarasota



UPCOMING EVENT WORTH MENTIONING

Strawberry Festival -- at Plant City, FL. March 2nd - 12th. Concerts, rides, food and lots and lots of strawberries.
Info at Florida Strawberry Festival



Have a great weekend. Enjoy!
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Old 02-24-2017, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Bradenton/Sarasota FL
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Grilled cheese fest on my weekend to work.....of course ��
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Old 02-24-2017, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Sarasota/ Bradenton - University Pkwy area
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Grilled cheese fest on my weekend to work.....of course ��
Did I mention that the gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches will have fillings like shrimp?


There will be 20 food and dessert trucks, plus restaurants will be serving gourmet grilled cheese and dessert dishes.

Some of the included cheesy food trucks are:

TOM+CHEE from St. Pete - Grilled cheese specialities plus dessert cheese donuts.
J & J Grilled Cheese BBQ from Bradenton - Grilled Cheese BBQ.
Cocoas DogHouse from Palmetto - Grilled Cheese Gourmet Hot Dogs.
Riverside Rollin’ Smoke from Palmetto - Smoked Grilled Cheese Pulled Pork and fried green tomatoes.
KC's CREPES from Orlando - Crepes.
TORNADO POTATOE from St. Petersburg - Cheesy potatoes.

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Old 02-26-2017, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Bradenton/Sarasota FL
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Originally Posted by Sunshine Rules View Post
Did I mention that the gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches will have fillings like shrimp?


There will be 20 food and dessert trucks, plus restaurants will be serving gourmet grilled cheese and dessert dishes.

Some of the included cheesy food trucks are:

TOM+CHEE from St. Pete - Grilled cheese specialities plus dessert cheese donuts.
J & J Grilled Cheese BBQ from Bradenton - Grilled Cheese BBQ.
Cocoas DogHouse from Palmetto - Grilled Cheese Gourmet Hot Dogs.
Riverside Rollin’ Smoke from Palmetto - Smoked Grilled Cheese Pulled Pork and fried green tomatoes.
KC's CREPES from Orlando - Crepes.
TORNADO POTATOE from St. Petersburg - Cheesy potatoes.

Thanks for rubbing that in
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