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Old 02-12-2016, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Sarasota/ Bradenton - University Pkwy area
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It's the weekend and the forecast is for mild temps and lots of sunshine. There are a lot of events going on in the Bradenton - Sarasota - Venice area this weekend, including the following:


FRIDAY

Live from Downtown Sarasota Its Friday Night -- local performers entertain, free admission, this week at Burns Square area, 6 - 9 pm.

Free Music Friday Night -- Venice's Centennial Park at the gazebo, bring lawn chairs, 7 - 9 pm.

The Sound of Music Sing-a-long -- at the Players Theatre. Audience sing-along with the movie. $25/adult. Homepage - The Players Theatre The Players Theatre



FRIDAY & SATURDAY

Suncoast Quilt Expo -- area quilters offering works on display and for sale, appraisals of quilts on site. Friday 9-5, Saturday 9-4, Bradenton Area Convention Center in Palmetto, $7/adult.


FRIDAY - MONDAY

Running Friday through February 15th is the Florida State Fair, fairgrounds are in Tampa. Admission fees are only $5 - $9. All the things you'd expect at a state fair -- midway, rides, livestock, concerts, fair food, etc.
Florida State Fair





SATURDAY

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

Oscar Scherer State Park's Scrub Jay 5K & 10K runs -- start at 8 am, info at 483-5956 or go to Events

Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieves Market -- Coquina Beach, 8 am - 3 pm. Flea market with farmer's market. Anna Maria Island Privateers, Inc. - Home



SATURDAY & SUNDAY

Downtown Sarasota Festival of the Arts -- Main Street, 10 am - 5 pm.

Valentine Arts & Crafts Show -- Venice's Maxine Barritt Park, 10 am - 4:30 pm.

Vintage & Collectibles Fair -- Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, Sat 10 - 5, Sun 10-4. Adults $3, 12 & under get in free.

Anna Maria Island - 2 events
Valentine Arts & Crafts Show, Holmes Beach Arts & Crafts Festival
both at Holmes Beach City Hall Field, Sat 10 - 5, Sun 10-4.

Cortez Commercial Fishing Village Festival -- Cortez fishing village by the FL Maritime Museum. 10 am - 6 pm. Adults $3, children under 12 get in free. Offsite parking at GT Bray Park -- $2.50/person round trip.
F.I.S.H - The Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage - Home

Wings of Freedom Tour -- visit WWII planes, for extra fee can actually fly on one of them. Venice Municipal Airport, starts 9 am each day. Admission tickets $6 - $12. Info at:
Upcoming Wings of Freedom Tour Stops - The Collings Foundation



SUNDAY

Coquina Beach Market -- what better place to hold a farmers market/flea market than at the beach? 10 am - 4 pm, south end of Anna Maria Island.

Bridge Street Market -- another great farmers market option on Anna Maria Island, 10 am - 3 pm.

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

Siesta Key Village Valentine Stroll -- live music, free candy kisses. 5 - 8 pm.

Siesta Key Vows Renewal event -- starts at 5 pm by the pavillion, vows renewal at 6 pm. Participants had to pre-register this week but spectators welcome.

Venice Beach Vows Renewal event -- starts at 5 pm. Participants must also pre-register, but spectators welcome.

Free horse drawn carriage rides at Lakewood Ranch's Main Street, 6 - 9 pm.

Jewish Food Festival & Flea Market -- 10 am to 4 pm, 600 N. Auburn Rd, Venice.

Polo Match at Lakewood Ranch's Polo Club -- event starts at 1 pm, tailgate party before, public welcome. Ticket info at: Sarasota Polo Club - Events


OTHER AREA EVENTS

Feb 14 - March 27 --- Marie Selby Gardens International Orchid Show. Over 1000 orchids on display. Ticket & other info at Home - Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Feb 12 - 28 --- Circus Sarasota Winter Performance - circus under the big top. This year's theme is Red, White & Bello. NEW LOCATION, SE corner of the UTC mall. Ticket info at: The Circus Arts Conservatory | Sarasota


Have a great weekend!
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Old 02-12-2016, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Englewood, FL
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Thanks for doing this SR! Is there any way you could put some Englewood events on here? This week is the Cracker Fair -- wah hoo!
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Old 02-12-2016, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Sarasota/ Bradenton - University Pkwy area
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Thanks for doing this SR! Is there any way you could put some Englewood events on here? This week is the Cracker Fair -- wah hoo!
Please feel free to expand on what I've posted here. If you've got a great event you want to let people know about, go for it.
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