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Old 01-25-2018, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Sarasota/ Bradenton - University Pkwy area
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Hi Everyone,

Hope you all have a great weekend, here is my list of fun things I've found that are going on in the Sarasota - Bradenton - Venice area:



FRIDAY

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

Ceilidh -- Celtic Social Gathering, pre-event to the festival. Music, dance, food. 7 - 10 pm, Sarasota county fairgrounds.



FRIDAY - SUNDAY

Forks & Corks for Foodies and Wine Connoisseurs -- multiple events, including wine tasting, casual food tasting, upscale dinners. Event info at www.eatlikealocal.com/forsandcorks





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 -- old Main Street in downtown Bradenton, 8 am - 2 pm.

Sarasota Highland Games & Celtic Festival -- bagpipes, dancing, Highland games, food. Runs 9 am - 5 pm. Sarasota county fairgrounds. Tickets $12 adults, ages 12 and under get in free.

Creedence Clearwater Revisited tour -- CCR songs played by a group that includes some of the original band members. 8 pm, Van Wezel. Ticket info at: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall: Sarasota, Florida

Gasparilla -- Ye Mystic Krewe at Gasparilla invades Tampa and takes over the city for the day. Pre & post parties at Curtis Hixon Park, McDill Park and Riverwalk. 9 am - 9 pm, invasion starts at 11:30 am with parade along Bayshore Blvd following surrender of the city.
Info at: Gasparilla Pirate Festival | Gasparilla Pirate FestivalGasparilla Pirate Festival | Gasparilla Pirate Festival



SATURDAY & SUNDAY

St. Armand's Circle Art Festival -- over 175 artisans displaying their works for sale, 10 am - 5 pm.

Flea Market Vintage & Collectibles Fair -- Sarasota Municipal Auditorium. Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun 10 am - 4 pm. $3/adult.

Venice Craft Festival -- in downtown Venice on Miami Ave,, 10 am - 5 pm.

Sarasolo Festival -- local performers in multiple medias such as improv, musical, dance. Tickets $15/person. Crocker Memorial Church, 1260 12th St, Sarasota. https://www.facebook.com/SaraSoloFest/

Englewood Seafood & Music Festival -- at Pioneer Park, 10 am - 6 pm. Seafood, live music, 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.

Ski-A-Rees Ski Show -- 2 pm at 1602 Ken Thompson Parkway (behind Mote Marine).

Polo at the Sarasota Polo Club, Lakewood Ranch -- 1 pm, gates open at 10 am. Adults $10, children under 12 get in free. University Pkwy east to right on Lorraine Rd.

Deveraux - Kaiser Collector Car Meet -- one of the largest collector car shows on the west coast of FL. Free admission, $2 for parking, 8 am - 3 pm, 12205 Rangeland Parkway, Lakewood Ranch (take Lakewood Ranch Blvd north of SR70, watch for signs).
DEVEREAUX-KAISER

Jewish Food Festival -- arts & crafts vendors, plant & book sale, food, kids activities. Free admission, 9:30 am - 3 pm. Temple Sinai, 4631 S. Lockwood Ridge Rd.



Have a great weekend!
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