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Old 05-11-2017, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Sarasota/ Bradenton - University Pkwy area
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There's a lot going on in the Sarasota - Bradenton - Venice area, including the following events this weekend:


FRIDAY

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



FRIDAY & SATURDAY

Harvey Milk Festival -- music, art, theatre & film events at Five Points Park in downtown Sarasota.
8th Annual Harvey Milk Festival ~ May 11-13 2017 ~ Music, Art, Theater - LGBTQ Community Florida Sarasota Five Points Park

Hurricane Expo, sponsored by the city of Venice -- speakers, vendors, raffles. Free admission, 9:30 am - 5 pm, Venice Community Center.

Arts in the Park -- Sarasota Orchestra performs under the stars at Ed Smith Stadium, fireworks afterwards, 8 pm, tickets $15 - $45.



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 -- Every Saturday, Oct. through May, 9am–2pm, on Old Main Street in Downtown Bradenton (400 12th St. W. Bradenton, FL 34205).


Annual Rose Festival -- roses on display, rose bushes for sale, seminars. Phillippi Estate Park mansion, 10 am - 3 pm, free admission & parking.

Exotic Car Festival -- at Lakewood Ranch's Main Street, 8 am - 3 pm. Featuring over 100 exotic cars, including rare Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Bentleys, Rolls Royces, Mclarens & more. Also on display Sheriff vehicles, motorcycles & SWAT team tactical truck.

Party at the Pass Bash -- live music, family friendly party by the Reopen Beach Road group, 1 - 8 pm, Big Pass sand bar, Siesta Key.

ReptiDay 2017 -- reptile expo with shows, vendors, activities. Sarasota County Fairground's Potter building, 10 am - 5 pm. Tickets $5 - $12.

Gluten Free Expo -- sample products, demos, exhibits on how to live gluten free. 10 am - 5 pm, Sarasota Municipal Auditorium. Tickets $10/adult, $5/students, ages 12 & under get in free.

Baseball: Bradenton Marauders host Palm Beach Cardinals at Lecom Park (McKechnie Field) in Bradenton, 6:30 pm, Military Appreciation Night.



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.

Mothers Day Brunch at Marie Selby Gardens -- buffet provided by Michaels on East. Seatings every 1/2 hour from 10 am - 1:30 pm, tickets $30 - $80. Info at: Marie Selby Botanical Gardens - A Living Museum

Mothers Day Tea & Brunch -- Crosley Estate, 10:30 am & 12;30 pm seatings. Cash bar, croquet on the lawn. Reservations required. Adults $44, ages 2 - 10 $27. Info at: Sarasota Mothers Day Brunch at the Crosley

Pier 22 Mothers Day Brunch -- downtown Bradenton on the river, special brunch 10 am - 3 pm. Adults $34.95 + tax & gratuity. Info at: https://pier22dining.com/



Have a great weekend. Enjoy!
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