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Old 11-19-2015, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Sarasota/ Bradenton - University Pkwy area
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I have a busy day Friday so I am posting early the list of events going on in the Bradenton - Sarasota - Venice area, plus a big event in Englewood, this weekend:


FRIDAY

Jazz for Two -- featuring pianist Michael Markaverich. Great musician, very nice person. $15/person for non-jazz club members, 2 - 4 pm at the Universalist Church of Sarasota, 3975 Fruitville Rd.

Live from Downtown Sarasota It's Friday Night -- local performers entertaining from 6 - 9 pm, this week at Towles Court.


FRIDAY - SUNDAY

Englewood Beach Waterfront Racefest -- offshore boat racing, live music, swimsuit contest on Saturday. Shuttle parking with purchased wristbands. Full schedule of events at:
RaceFest - November 19 - 22 - Englewood Beach WaterFest 2015


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.

Canine Christmas & Adopt-A-Thon -- adopt a dog or cat, bring your leashed pet for doggie fun zone, doggie fashion show, pet photo with Santa. Food trucks on site. Free admission, 10 am - 3 pm, Bishop SPCA Animal Shelter, 5718 21st Ave W, Bradenton.
Canine Christmas Festival - Home

Venice Blues Festival -- gates open at 10 am, bring lawn chairs, tickets $25 - $30/person, Maxine Barritt Park, 1800 Harbor Drive, So. Venice.

Rock for a Cause -- battle of the bands, family friendly fun, food & drink vendors, admission is $1/person or 1 school supply item/person. Payne Park in Sarasota, 1 - 8 pm. Bring your lawn chairs.

Horsepower for Hope Automotive Festival -- over 150 domestic, custom and international sports cars on display, fundraising event, 10 am - 2 pm, Lakewood Ranch Main Street. Info at Horsepower for Hope |.

Creedence Clearwater Revisited -- band formed by 2 members of the rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival, or CCR as we called them back in the days. For those not familiar, CCR had hits such as Midnight Special, Proud Mary & Have You Ever Seen the Rain. Show at 8 pm, ticket info at Sarasota, Florida - Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.



SATURDAY & SUNDAY

Sarasota Medieval Fair continues at the Sarasota county fairgrounds, 10 am - 6 pm. Adults $16.95, students/seniors $14.95, children 5 - 12 $8.95.

Mixon Fruit Farms Harvest Fest -- lots of fun family things to do such as bunge jumping, bounce houses, pony & elephant rides, circus performers & acts plus arts & crafts vendors. 9 am - 5 pm, tickets $3/person or 2/$5, ages 14 & under get in free. 2505 27th St. E, Bradenton.

Sarasota Fall Fine Arts Festival -- downtown Sarasota on Gulfstream Ave (by US41), Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun 11 am - 5 pm. More than 100 artisans displaying and selling their works.


SUNDAY

Ponies Under the Palms -- Mustang and other Fords car show, 10 am - 4 pm, Lakewood Ranch's Main Street.

Bridge Street Market -- on Anna Maria Island, farmers market, other vendors, 10 am - 3 pm.

Siesta Key Drum Circle -- every Sunday just before sunset at Siesta Key public beach, everyone welcome.


UPCOMING EVENTS WORTH MENTIONING:

Wed, Nov. 25th -- Thanksgiving Eve Party/ Main Street Live, Bradenton's historic downtown district by the river, 5 pm - midnight. Food, live music, arts & crafts vendors, free admission.

Sat, Nov. 28th -- Venice Holiday Parade. One of the biggest parade events in SW Florida, fantastic holiday parade of floats, marching bands, etc. Over 3000 participants. Parade starts at 7 pm in downtown historic Venice on Park Blvd, turns onto W. Venice Ave. and ends up at the Venice Community Center. Go early, parking fills up quickly.


Enjoy!
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Old 11-20-2015, 06:11 AM
 
Location: Sarasota, FL
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Thank you for sharing Sunshine!!
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Old 11-20-2015, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Bradenton/Sarasota FL
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Anyone know a beach bar to watch the boat race?
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Old 11-20-2015, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Sarasota/ Bradenton - University Pkwy area
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Thank you for sharing Sunshine!!
You're welcome!
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Old 11-21-2015, 11:24 AM
 
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Went down to Lakewood Ranch Main Street for the "Horsepower For Hope" car show...nothing going on?? Guess it got cancelled.
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Old 11-22-2015, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Lakewood Ranch, FL
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Went down to Lakewood Ranch Main Street for the "Horsepower For Hope" car show...nothing going on?? Guess it got cancelled.
You probably already know but it is going on today. It goes until 3pm.
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