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Old 10-18-2018, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Sarasota/ Bradenton - University Pkwy area
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Hi Everyone,

Hope you all have a great weekend, there's lots to do and the weather is supposed to be beautiful.
Here's my list of fun things I've found that are going on in the Sarasota - Bradenton - Venice area:


FRIDAY

Lakewood Ranch Block Party -- kickoff event for the Tour of Homes, Lakewood Ranch's Main Street, 5 - 8 pm. Live music, food, beer, builders & more.



FRIDAY - SUNDAY

Sun Fiesta -- at Venice Airport Festival Grounds this year, parade, pageant, arts & crafts, food & music. Fri 5 - 10 pm, Sat 9 am - 10 pm, Sun 9 am - 7 pm. Free admission & parking.

Coin Show & Sale -- at the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium. Fri & Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun 10 am - 3 pm. Free admission & parking.

International Air Show at Punta Gorda Airport -- shows, displays & more. Fri 5 - 8:30 pm, Sat & Sun 9 am - ?. Ticket & other info at www.floridaairshow.com



SATURDAY

Sarasota Farmers Market -- downtown at Lemon & Main, 7 am - 1 pm. Please note: market has moved temporarily to First Street due to construction going on in the Lemon & Main area.

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

Bradenton Farmers Market -- downtown Bradenton on Main Street, 9 am - 2 pm.

Cortez Nautical Flea Market -- all things new & used for boats, 8 am - 1 pm, Maritime Museum in Cortez fishing village.

Anna Maria Island Bay Fest -- live music, classic car show, kids zone, arts & crafts. 10 am - 9 pm, Pine Ave.

Big Mama's Collard Greens Fest -- Cajun, Creole, Southern & Caribbean styles celebrated. Local restaurants & others providing collard greens & more. 10 am - 6 pm, Robert Taylor Community Complex, 1845 34th St, Sarasota. Free admission.

Sarasota PRIDE Fest -- live music, food trucks, family zone. 10 am - 6 pm, J D Hamel Park in downtown Sarasota.

Sarasota Dragon Boat Festival -- at Nathan Benderson Park, 8 am - 3 pm.

Classic Car Show -- parking lot of Sarasota Classic Car Museum, US 41 by the Ringling Museum, 10 am - 2 pm.

Classic Car Show -- parking lot of Sears, Desoto Square Mall in Bradenton, 5 - 9 pm.



SATURDAY & SUNDAY

Fruitville Grove Pumpkin Fest -- hay & pony rides, pumpkin painting, petting zoo & more. Free admission. 10 am - 4 pm, 7410 Fruitville Rd (east of I75).

Hunsader Farms Pumpkin Festival -- hay & pony rides, pumpkin painting, petting zoo, arts & crafts vendors & more. 9 am - 5 pm, Adults $10, Children 12 & under get in free, $5 parking. County Rd 675, 1/2 way between State Rd 64 & 70.

St. Armands Boat Show -- St. Armands Circle, 10 am - 4 pm.



SUNDAY

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

Coquina Beach Market -- at the south end of Coquina Beach, 10 am - 4 pm (Not sure if open this week due to Red Tide.)

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 are supposed to start their fall / winter ski shows on Sunday but there are still questions regarding the red tide impacting the shows.

Bob Dylan in concert at the Van Wezel -- 7 pm, ticket info at www.vanwezel.org



Have a great weekend. Enjoy!
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Old 10-19-2018, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Bradenton/Sarasota FL
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This is the good time of year....bring on the snowbirds (sorry natives, its good for my line of work)
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