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Old 06-12-2015, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Sarasota/ Bradenton - University Pkwy area
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The weekend is here and so are lots of events in the Bradenton - Sarasota - Venice area, including the following:

FRIDAY

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

Baseball -- Fort Myers Miracle at Bradenton Marauders, McKechnie Field in Bradenton, game starts at 6:30 pm.


FRIDAY - SUNDAY

Skyway Film Festival in Bradenton at the Manatee Performing Arts Center -- tickets $12 - $15, go to Bradenton Independent Film | Skyway Film Festival | June 12-14 2015 for schedule of films and other info.

Savor Sarasota Restaurant Week -- last chance to experience the Savor Sarasota event, which ends June 14th. Special $15 lunches and $29 dinners at various popular restaurants. Go to Savor Sarasota Restaurant Week | June 1-14, 2015- Presented by Visit Sarasota County for more info.

Fire Charity Fishing Tournament -- teams of firefighters and EMS from all over the state of FL get together at the Bradenton Yacht Club in Palmetto to compete. Proceeds help support the Burn Camp for Children in FL. Info at Fire Charity Fishing Tournament.

Sarasota Music Festival -- runs thru 6/21. Sponsored by the Sarasota Orchestra. Info at Sarasota Orchestra Home

US Rowing Youth National Championships -- at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, event schedule at
USRowing Youth National Championships



SATURDAY

Sarasota County Parks Free Outdoor Concert -- at Laurel Park in Nokomis, 3 - 6 pm, free admission, live music, cash bar & concessions, bring lawn chairs but not coolers.

FL Freedom Festival -- at Bradenton's River Walk Park, starts at noon, free admission. 13 bands take turns providing entertainment, carnival games, kids activities area, food & beer vendors. 1st Annual Florida Freedom Festival - Beer, Festival, Beer Fest

Leash Walking Class for Cats -- at the Cat Depot on 17th St in Sarasota, starts at 1 pm, basic skills for teaching your cat or kitten to walk in a harness. To register for the class, go to Leash Walking Training.

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

Central Sarasota Market -- Beneva & Proctor in tech school parking lot, 8 am - 1 pm.

Local Classic Car Show -- at Beneva Village, SW corner of Clark & Beneva, 5 - 8 pm.

Local Classic Car Show -- Joey D's Pizza, Bradenton (behind Rooms to Go at 14th St W & Cortez), 5 - 9 pm.


SATURDAY - SUNDAY

Free fresh water fishing -- state of FL allows both residents and non-residents to go fresh water fishing without requiring a freshwater fishing license this weekend. More info at Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

St. Armands Craft Festival -- craft vendors from all over meet up at the Circle to display and sell their work, 10 am - 5 pm each day. ArtFestival.com | Art Shows | Craft Shows | Art and Craft Festivals

Public Sports & Social Impact Festival by 1Team.Global -- sports exhibitions and public clinics held at various locations in Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, Ellenton and Sarasota. Sports include basketball, softball, hockey, figure skating, football, tennis, soccer, rugby, wheelchair basketball & wheelchair softball.
Info at 1Team.Global | United Nations International Sports & Social Impact Summit at IMG Academy Presented by Global Action Initiatives and also the IMG website under their events schedule.


Tampa Event: Repticon Reptile and Exotic Animal Show -- all things reptile, Tampa fairgrounds. Sat 10 - 5, Sun 10 - 4. Tickets $10/adult, $5 for ages 5-12, under 5 get in free.


SUNDAY

Coquina Beach Market -- farmers market/flea market at Coquina Beach on south end of Anna Maria Island, 10 am - 4 pm. No dogs please.

Siesta Key Drum Circle -- weekly event on Siesta Key Beach just before sunset.




As I mentioned last week, the countdown is on for one of the biggest events of the summer in Sarasota, the Sarasota Power Boat Grand Prix Week, including 4th of July fireworks, parades, parties and boat racing. Info at Sarasota Power Boat Grand Prix :: Home
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