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Old 04-10-2014, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Sarasota/ Bradenton - University Pkwy area
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Some really fun things going on this weekend in the Sarasota - Bradenton area, including a Ribfest, Sharks Tooth Festival, Bottle Boat Regatta and Cattle Baron's Ball.


Friday

Free Music Friday -- Riverwalk Park in downtown Bradenton, 6 - 8 pm.

Free Music Friday -- Venice Centennial Park, 7 - 9 pm, bring your lawn chairs.

American Cancer Society's Greater Sarasota Cattle Baron's Ball -- Hyatt Regency in Sarasota, $250/person incl dinner, reception and dance/entertainment.

Sarasota Orchestra presents The Beatles in America -- Van Wezel, 8 pm. Ticket info at www.sarasotaorchestra.org


Saturday

Kids Day at Payne Park, Sarasota -- summer camp fair, bike & running races, windsurfing simulator, rock climbing wall & lots of other activities, 9 am - 1 pm.

Lakewood Ranch EGGstravaganza Easter Eeg Hunt -- Adventure Park, 9:30 - 11:30 am, ages 2 - 13. $5/adult, $3/child. Bring your own basket for collecting eggs. Petting zoo & other activities.

Pets Fest -- Sarasota Fairground, 10 am - 4 pm. Pet adoptions & lots of vendors & info for pet owners. Adults $5, 12 & under free, leashed pets allowed. Party starts at 4:30 pm -- food & drinks available, live music.

Cajun Crawfish Festival -- St. Martha Catholic School at 4380 Fruitville, Sarasota, 11 am - 6 pm. Adults $5, kids ?

Stories of Valor (USO type show) -- McKechnie Field, Bradenton, starts at 6 pm. Tickets $2 in advance, $8 at gate (cash only). Featuring the Victory Belles.

DeSoto Heritage Festival Bottle Boat Regatta -- south side of Palma Sola causeway, 10 am - 2 pm.

Rose Festital -- sponsored by the Sarasota - Bradenton Rose Society, roses on display and rose bushes on sale, Phillippi Estate Park on south Tamiami Trail in Sarasota, 10 am - 4 pm.

Sharks Tooth 10k Run -- Venice Airport Festival Grounds, 7:15 am, $30 registration fee.


Friday & Saturday

City-Fest on Anna Maria Island, Holmes Beach Founders Day Celebration -- Bands, food court, classic car show, arts & crafts. Fri 5 - 10 pm, Sat 10 am - 10 pm.

Bucklers Craft Fair - Bradenton Convention Center in Palmetto. Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun 10 am - 4 pm, adults $6, 12 & under free.




Friday - Sunday

Fiesta on Siesta Sand Volleyball Tournament -- more than 25 college teams competing, free spectator viewing, 8 am - 6 pm.

Venice Sharks Tooth Festival -- Airport Festival Grounds. Fossils, food, arts & crafts, kids activities, entertainment. Free parking, adults $3, 12 & under - free. Fri 4 - 9 pm, Sat 10 am - 9 pm, Sun 10 am - 5 pm.

Rhythm & Ribfest -- Manatee county fairgrounds. Live rhythm & blues music, BBQ ribs. Friday 4 - 10 pm, Sat 11 am - 10 pm, Sun 11 am - 8 pm. www.gulfcoastribfest.com

Florida Winefest & Auction -- series of events in Sarasota featuring fine wine & food.
Friday - Bayfront Showcase Lunch-Tasting & Banquet on the Block Street Party
Saturday - Grand Tasting & Brunch & Charity Auction
Sunday - Wine on the Water
For event & ticket info: http://floridawinefest.org

McCurdy's Comedy Theatre -- Chris Tucker performs, 7 pm each evening. Tickets $44. www.mccurdyscomedy.com


Sunday

Sarasota Pops Orchestra -- Take 5 Around the World, 3 pm, Neel Performing Arts Center at State College of FL. www.sarasotapops.org

Classic Car Show -- Venice, Centennial Park, 9 am - 3 pm.


Wed 4/16

Food Truck Rally -- 4380 Fruitville, Sarasota at Bishop Nevins Academy, 11 am - 3 pm.


Have fun!
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Old 04-10-2014, 11:14 PM
 
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Wonderful! Thank you for sharing!
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Old 04-14-2014, 05:49 AM
 
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Always look forward to Sunshine's events posting.

Thanks again
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Old 04-14-2014, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Sarasota/ Bradenton - University Pkwy area
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Always look forward to Sunshine's events posting.

Thanks again
You're welcome.
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