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Old 03-07-2013, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Sarasota/ Bradenton - University Pkwy area
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As with most weekends through the winter & spring months, there are lots of things to do in and around the Sarasota area this weekend. I'll try to give you all the highlights of what's going on, but if you have some other great events, please add them.

Thursday 3/07 -- free concert tonight at Five Points Park in downtown Sarasota, 5 - 7 pm.

March 8 - 10 -- Spring Break Shootout at the Bradenton Motorsports Park on SR64 in Manatee county. This is the NMRA Keystone Auto Ford Nationals & Muscle Mustang races, car show too. 8 am - 6 pm, tickets $25 to $95, kids under 12 free.

Friday 3/08 -- Music in the Park, downtown Bradenton Riverwalk Park, David Smash Band, 6 - 8 pm, free.

March 8 - 10 -- 37th annual Pienapple Antique Show, Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, lots of vendors, $6 regular admission, extra for preview day.

March 8 & 9 -- Anna Maria Island Spring Fest Fine Arts & Crafts Festival, Holmes Beach city hall field, 10 am - 5 pm, free, works by many recognized artists.

Saturday, March 9 -- Chillounge Night, downtown Sarasota, Pineapple Ave. Streets are blocked off and a lounge is set up, with seating & decor, live music. 6 - 11 pm, tickets $25 at the gate.

March 9 -- Pirate Fest, Pittsburgh Pirates, McKechnie Field, Bradenton, 10 am - 12:30 pm before game with MN Twins. Lots of fun things for kids, live music, meet News Channel 40 (7) news anchors. Pirate Fest is free, tickets required for game at 1:00 pm.

March 9 -- Artistry in Wood Show at Boys & Girls Club, 3100 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota, 9 am - 3 pm, $2 per person donation. Wood carvers & artists, works for sale.


Other big events that are within an hours drive:

Arcadia, FL -- Championship Rodeo is this weekend, huge event with all of the expected rodeo events like barrel racing, bull riding. Tickets $25. More info at www.arcadiarodeo.com

Strawberry Festival at Plant City, FL. It's like a county fair meets everything strawberries, plus lots of big name entertainment. For more info, go to www.flstrawberryfestival.com/

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Old 03-07-2013, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Ooh! Chillounge looks like fun!
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Old 03-10-2013, 04:59 PM
 
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How'd you forget the Corvette show in Centennial Park, Venice, March 10th? We were day-tripping, found it by accident, really enjoyed it--and the shops--and the food/drinks at the Daiquiri Deck.
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