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Old 11-10-2016, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Sarasota/ Bradenton - University Pkwy area
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Ran out of room before I ran out of events to name in the title this week.

It's time once again for the list of events going on in and around the Bradenton - Sarasota - Venice area this weekend. Quite a variety of things to do, beautiful weather forecasted all weekend as you head out to any of the following:


FRIDAY

Manatee County Veteran's Day Parade -- starts at 10:15 am at the Manatee county fairgrounds and travels to Sutton Park for a 11:00 am ceremony.

Sarasota Veteran's Day Parade -- starts at Main & Osprey at 10:00 am and moves down Main to Five Points Park for a 11:00 am ceremony.

Venice Veteran's Day Ceremony -- Patriot's Park, 10 - 11 am, bring lawn chairs.

Longboat Key Veteran's Day Parade -- starts at the Longboat Key Bank of America at 2 pm, ceremony after the parade.

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




FRIDAY - TUESDAY

Siesta Key Crystal Classic Master Sand Sculpting Competition -- on Siesta Key Beach, 10 am - 5 pm each day. Live music, food & other vendors. $5/ages 5-17, $10 ages 18 and older, Seniors 65+ $8. Info at: https://www.siestakeycrystalclassic.com/



FRIDAY - SUNDAY

Anna Maria Island Arts Hop -- Arts & Cultural Celebration, hundreds of artists, local chefs providing food for sale, arts & crafts.
Info at Anna Maria Island artsHOP, November 11th - 20th, 2016 Anna Maria Island, Florida

Sarasota Chalk Festival -- is in Venice again this year, Venice Airport Fairgrounds. Includes music festival, fun zone, vendors. Adults $10, students $5, children 12 & under get in free.
Times, events, info at: https://chalkfestival.org/



SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Sarasota Medieval Fair -- jousting, knights, human chess tournament, rides, games, food & Celtic music. New this year: Artisan Marketplace. 10 am - 5:30 pm each day. Adults $16.95, Seniors/Students $14.95, ages 5-12 $8.95 & ages 4 & under get in free. Sarasota County Fairgrounds.
Welcome to the Sarasota Medieval Fair!


St. Armand's Circle Fall Art Festival -- hundreds of artisans displaying art, sculpture, etc for sale. 10 am - 5 pm.

Vintage & Collectibles Fair -- at the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun 10 am - 4 pm, Adults/$3.

100 Year Anniversary Celebration of Phillippi Estate Park -- concerts, food, free events all weekend. Sat 10 am - 4 pm, Sun 10 - 4 pm.
Events are posted at: Phillippi Estate Park To Celebrate 100th Anniversary - Sarasota, FL Patch



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.


Anna Maria Privateers Thieves Market -- flea market pirate style. Coquina Beach, 8 am - 3 pm.

Lakewood Ranch's 15th annual Art Show & Sale -- featuring local artists, 8 am - 6 pm, Lakewood Ranch Town Hall.

Festa Italiana at Lakewood Ranch -- Italian food, entertainment, dog costume contest. Greenbrook Adventure Park 11 am - 4 pm.

Fine Arts & Crafts Extravaganza -- at Peridia Golf and Country Club, Bradenton, off of SR70 west of Lockwood Ridge Rd, 9 am - 3 pm.

Suncoast Food & Wine Festival -- unlimited food samples, wines & craft beers, live entertainment. 1 - 4 pm at the Sarasota Polo Grounds in Lakewood Ranch. $80/person.

Rock for a Cause -- battle of the bands, food & drink vendors, kids area, 2 - 9 pm, Sarasota Main St at Orange.

Symphony on the Sand -- Anna Maria Island's concert chorus & orchestra perform on Coquina BeacWine, beer, delicacies. 6 - 10 pm. Tickets $20 - $125.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/john-mi...ny+on+the+Sand

Sarasota Chalk Festival's Love Luau on the Beach -- 2 hour show with waikki dancers, flame throwers and music. Event runs 4:30 - 8:30 pm. VIP tickets (including a buffet) $35/ea, show only $15/ea.
Sharky's on the Pier, Venice.





SUNDAY

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

Siesta Key Farmers Market -- Siesta Village Plaza, 8 am - 2 pm.

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

Sarasota's Ski-A-Rees Water Ski Team performs their water ski show at 2 pm. Behind Mote Marine at 1602 Ken Thompson Pkwy.

Eclectic Fall Garden Music Series at Selby Garden -- each Sunday thru Nov. 13th, 1 - 3 pm. Free admission for Selby members, others $20/adult, children 4 - 17 years of age $10.

All Faiths Food Bank's Bowls of Hope Benefit -- at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, 11 am - 2 pm. Soup, breads & deserts from 40 local restaurants. Tickets $30 - $35 for adults, $10 ages 12 & under.



Have a great weekend!
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