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Old 10-22-2015, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Sarasota/ Bradenton - University Pkwy area
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Hi Everyone,

Lots going on this weekend in and around the Bradenton - Sarasota - Venice area, plus great weather on tap for all of the outdoor activities. Since one of the events starts today, I am posting early this week.

Have a great one,

Diane


FRIDAY

Lakewood Ranch celebrates 20 years! Music, food vendors, kids events, fireworks after dark. Free admission, bring non-perishable food item for Manatee Meals on Wheels. At the LWR Premier Sports Campus, 6 - 9 pm.

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


FRIDAY - SATURDAY

Sahib Shrine Circus -- shows Fri 7 pm, Sat 2 & 7 pm, Sailor Circus Arena on Bahia Vista. Adults $12, kids $10.


FRIDAY - SUNDAY

Sarasota Pumpkin Festival -- large event at Payne Park, pumpkin patch & maze, trick or treating, hay - pony - carnival rides, contests, beer garden for the adults. Fri 5 - 10 pm, Sat 12 - 10 pm, Sun 12 - 8 pm. Free parking, adults $10, kids 10 & under get in free.

Coin Show & Sale -- at the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, free admission. Fri & Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun 10 am - 3 pm.



SATURDAY

Sarasota Farmers Market -- downtown at Lemon & Main, 7 am - 1 pm.
Bradenton Farmers Market -- downtown historic Bradenton, 9 am - 2 pm.
venice Farmers Market -- downtown Venice, 8 am - noon.

Cortez Nautical Flea Market -- new & used boat stuff for sale, live music. Free admission. 8 am - 1 pm at the FL Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St W, Bradenton.

Trunk or Treat -- big Halloween party at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, 4 - 6 pm. Trick or treating, haunted house, games, hay rides, costumes contest. Free admission.

Sarasota Farmers Market Harvest Ball -- live music, cash bar, catering by Mattison's. Tickets $75/person. Payne Park Auditorium 5 - 9 pm. Ticket info at Sarasota Farmers Market – EVERY SATURDAY 7AM – 1PM | Located at Lemon Avenue and State Sreets, Sarasota, Florida | Office 941-225-9256.

5K Zombie Run -- free fun run for the whole family. Gates open at 7 pm, runs at 8:30, 8:45 & 9:15 pm. Nathan Benderson Park.

Doo-Wop Show -- based on the popular PBS TV specials, 50 years of music. Van Wezel, 8 pm. Ticket info at Sarasota, Florida - Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.

Oscar Scherer State Park's Haunted Trails -- starts at 8 pm, $5/person (cash only), age 4 & under get in free. Costume contest, trick or treating, haunted trail walks.



SATURDAY - SUNDAY

Hunsader Farms Pumpkin Festival -- all sorts of craft vendors, music, scarecrows, pumpkins, hayrides, petting zoo and events for the family. 9 am - 5 pm. Adults $10, 12 & under get in free, $5/park. In Manatee county on CR675, 1/2 way between SR70 & SR64 east of I-75.

Fruitville Grove Pumpkin Fest -- similar events to Hunsader festival, free admission and parking, 7410 Fruitville Rd east of I-75.

St. Armands Circle Boat Show -- a variety of boats on display, free event, 10 am - 4 pm.

Downtown Sarasota Art & Craft Festival -- at Main & Orange, 10 am - 5 pm, free admission.

Buckler's Craft Fair -- Bradenton Area Convention Center in Palmetto. Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun 10 am - 4 pm. Adults $6, 12 & under get in free.

Fall Foliage Festival -- Farm & Garden store at 735 S. Beneva, Sarasota. 10 am - 4 pm. Info and demos on orchids & organic farming, other topics. Special displays, sales.


SUNDAY

5K Color Blast Fun Run -- free, fun run for the family. Gates open at 8:30 am. Runs start at 10, 10:15 & 10:30 am. Nathan Benderson Park.

Siesta Key Drum Circle -- just before sunset each Sunday at the Siesta Key public beach, free event.

Enjoy!
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