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Old 01-06-2017, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Sarasota/ Bradenton - University Pkwy area
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The pineapple has dropped, the New Year resolutions have been made (and perhaps already broken), but there's still lots to do in the Sarasota - Bradenton - Venice area, including the following this weekend:


FRIDAY


Thunder by the Bay motorcycle event kicks off the weekend with a Welcome Thunder event at the Coral House, 8389 So. Tamiami Trail in Sarasota, 3 - 10 pm.

Also a Thunder by the Bay Kick Off Party at the Polo Grill & Bar in Lakewood Ranch, 6 - 10 pm, $100/person.

Lakewood Ranch's Music on Main -- live music, vendors, activities for the family, 6 - 9 pm.



SATURDAY

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

Central Sarasota Farmers Market -- corner Proctor & Beneva, 8 am - 1 pm.

Touch a Truck -- interactive event for ages 10 & under, 15 trucks on display to explore, Bradenton's downtown library, 11 am - 2 pm.

Antique Bottle Show & Sale -- at the Bradenton Area Convention Center, 9 am - 3 pm.

Sarasota Orchestra presents Beethoven & Brahams, 8 pm, Van Wezel, tickets $33 - $93.
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall: Sarasota, Florida



SATURDAY & SUNDAY

Thunder by the Bay has moved it's event to Lakewood Ranch's Premier Sports Campus this year. Rockin & Ridin at the Ranch -- motorcyclists from many parts ofthe country are expected to attend this event that includes live music, displays, good court, vendors, wine & craft beer tastings, motorcycle stunt performances and more. Blue Oyster Cult is one of the bands performing on Sunday. Free admission, runs 10 am - 10 pm.

Orchid Expo Show & Sale -- all things orchid at the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, Sat 9 am - 5 pm, Sun 10 am - 5 pm. Adults $5, children under age 8 get in free.

Venice Antique Show -- at the Venice Community Center, Sat 10 am - 5 pm & Sun 10 am - 4 pm. $7/adult.

Coquina Beach Winter Fest Arts & Crafts Show -- on Gulf of Mexico Drive, south end of Anna Maria Island, 10 am - 4:30 pm each day. Free admission.




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.


Thunder by the Bay 18 class Bike Show, 10 am - 6 pm, Lakewood Ranch's Premier Sports Campus.



UPCOMING EVENTS

The Manatee County Fair starts January 12th & runs thru the 22nd. Great little county fair with rides, livestock, exhibits, shows and fair food.


Have a great weekend. Enjoy!
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Old 01-06-2017, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Bradenton/Sarasota FL
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"Look twice, save a life"
Be careful all, be lots of bikes in the area
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