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Old 04-12-2018, 08:19 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

Music in the Park – free concert at Riverwalk in Bradenton, 6 – 8 pm, bring lawn chairs or blankets.

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

Sarasota Film Festival opening night block party -- live music, VIP tent. Starts 9 pm, Selby Five Points Park, tickets $25 (general admission) - $1000 (VIP).

Sarasota Film festival runs April 13 - 22. Info at: https://www.sarasotafilmfestival.com/



FRIDAY - SUNDAY

Whiskey Obsession Festival -- classes, tastings & a street party on Sunday. Various locations.
Info at: Whiskey Obsession Festival

Gem, Jewelry & Bead Show -- Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 10 am - 5 pm, adults $5.

Venice Shark Tooth Festival -- sharks teeth, food, arts & crafts, activities. Venice Airport festival grounds. Fri 4 - 9 pm, Sat 10 am - 9 pm, Sun 10 am - 5 pm. Admission: $4/adult, children under 12 get in free.



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 Bradenton on Old Main Street, 9 am - 2 pm.

Childrens Book Fair -- at the Bradenton Farmers Market, 9 am - 2 pm. Childrens books & authors, fun games and events.

DeSoto Landing Event -- reenactment of the famous DeSoto landing in FL. 10 am & 1 pm, DeSoto National Memorial Park in NW Bradenton.

DeSoto Heritage Festival Bottle Boat Regatta -- teams with homemade boats made out of plastic bottles race at the SW end of the Palma Sola Causeway, 10 am - 2 pm.

Beach n Food Truck Festival -- live bands, large classic car show, food trucks, etc. South end of Coquina Beach on Anna Maria Island, 10 am - 5 pm.

University Town Center -- free Spring Concert Series. Booker High orchestra will perform 6 - 8 pm outside the East Grand Entrance of the mall.

Cajun Crawfish & Seafood Festival -- live music, food, games, raffle. St. Martha's Catholic School, 4380 Fruitville Rd, 11 am - 4 pm.

Taste of the Ranch -- new event. Food tastings, wine samplings, craft beers. Sam Woolf of American Idol fame will perform. Tickets $50 - $150 per person. Lakewood Ranch Main Street, 1 - 4 pm.

Wynonna Judd -- performs at the Van Wezel, 8 pm. Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall: Sarasota, Florida



SATURDAY & SUNDAY

FL Scholastic Rowing Assn Sculling Championships -- Nathan Benderson Park. Sat 8 am - 5:30 pm, Sun 8 am - 5 pm.



SATURDAY thru April 22

Elizabeth Moore Sarasota Open Tennis Championship Tournament -- top tennis pros competing for $100,000 in prize money. Laurel Oak Country Club.



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.



Enjoy
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Old 04-13-2018, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Bradenton/Sarasota FL
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