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Old 04-25-2014, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Sarasota/ Bradenton - University Pkwy area
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It's the weekend and time for the list of events around the Sarasota - Bradenton area. Weather should cooperate, with temps in the 80's and lots of sunshine. Many of the events have free admission or at little cost.

Friday

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


Friday - Sunday

Suncoast Boat Show -- Sarasota Bayfront Marina, Friday & Saturday 10 - 7, Sunday 10 - 5. Adults $10, 15 & under get in free.


Saturday

Cat Depot Adoption Event -- at Sniglets Dog Bakery, 2827 University Parkway, 10 am - 2 pm.

Hernando DeSoto Grand Parade -- starts at 6:30 pm, Bradenton. HUGE event, always popular. Large parade with hundreds of floats, marching bands, etc. Starts at the Manatee High School and works it's way down Manatee Ave to downtown Bradenton.

Moonlight Movie at Lakewood Ranch -- free event, Greenbrook Adventure Park, movie starts at sundown, events at 6:30 pm. Movie is "Frozen." Food and beverages will be for sale, bring your lawn chairs.

Earth Day at Oscar Scherer State Park, Osprey, 10 am - 5 pm, free admission. Guided walks, environmental booths, photo contest, games & food vendors.



Saturday - Sunday

Siesta Fiesta -- always a popular event, Siesta Key Village 10 am - 5 pm. Open air street party with live music, food vendors, arts & crafts fair.

Volleyball Tournament, Siesta Key beach -- 25 nets, teams competing 8 am - 6 pm each day.

FL Rowing Championships -- Benderson Park by University Pkwy & I75, Saturday 8 - 5:30, Sunday 8 - 5. Free admission.

St. Armands Fine Arts Festival -- free admission, vendors from all over the U. S. Sat 10 - 6, Sun 11 - 5.

Flea Market & Collectables Fair -- Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, Sat 10 - 5, Sun 10 - 4. Adults $2.

Radio Controlled Planes - Golden Eagles Air Fair. Rothenback Park in Sarasota, 3 miles east of I75 on Bee Ridge. 8 - 3, free admission, food vendors, shade tents.


Sunday

Mixon Farms Antiques, Arts & Crafts event -- 2525 27th St W, Bradenton. Starts at 9 am.
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Old 04-25-2014, 04:38 PM
 
Location: sittin happy in the sun :-)
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there is also the Sharkys ride the beaches event on Sunday....on Saturday I am helping out friends who run the local cycle clothing shop who will be selling event jerseys out of Real Bikes, 581 US41 Venice between 10 and 2.

the event is sunday starting at 6.30

proceeds to charity

if you stop by Real Bikes and say hello I will throw in a free plastic bag !!!!!!
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