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Old 11-29-2018, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Sarasota/ Bradenton - University Pkwy area
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Hi Everyone,

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


FRIDAY

Bradenton Blues Festival free Blues Appetizer concert -- Bradenton's Riverwalk Pavillion, 6 - 9 pm.



FRIDAY - SUNDAY

Sarasota Art & Handmade Home Show -- crafts, ceramics, paintings, etc by over 100 artists. Robarts Arena, Sarasota county fairgrounds. Fri & Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun 10 am - 4:30 pm. Adults $12, Seniors $11, Students $6 & Children under 10 years of age get in free.

Siesta Beach Seafood & Music Fest -- live music, lots of seafood & other options. Fri 4 - 9 pm, Sat & Sun 11 am - 6 pm. $5 general admission. At the Siesta Beach Pavilion.

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



FRIDAY - DEC. 9TH

Gingerbread House Display -- houses on display & for sale by local groups. University Town Center during regular mall hours.

Singing Christmas Tree -- concert at First Sarasota Downtown Baptist Churck, 1661 Main St. 7 performances, various times. Tickets $15/adult, $10 for children under age 10.
Ticket info at: https://firstsarasota.brushfire.com/...christmas-tree



SATURDAY

Sarasota Farmers Market -- downtown at Lemon & Main, 7 am - 1 pm. Please note: market has moved temporarily to First Street & Lemon 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.

Goat Yoga with Santa -- yoga with the goats & Santa at Fruitville Grove, 7410 Fruitville Rd, 11 am. Registration & fee of $35/person required.

Bradenton Blues Fest -- at Riverwalk Park. Music, local craft beers, food vendors. Gates open at 10 am, music 11 am - 8 pm. General Admission $10 - $40, $20/students.

Handel's Messiah performance -- by the Sarasota Choral Society, Church of the Palms, 3224 Bee Ridge Rd. 4 pm, tickets $10 - $25.

Palmetto's Christmas in the Park -- event for kids that includes reindeer games, crafts, Santa & a snow hill for sledding. 3 - 8 pm at the Historical Park, 515 10th Ave.

Venice Boat Parade -- starts 6 pm, Intercoastal Waterway from Albee Rd Bridge south to Circus Bridge. Rain date Sunday.

Sarasota Holiday Parade -- downtown Sarasota along Main street, starts 7 pm.

Christmas in Candyland -- fundraiser for the Make A Wish Foundation. Lots of candies for tasting, decorate cookies & gingerbread houses. 11 am - 1 pm, Michael's on East. $75/adult, $50/child.

Jingle & Jog 5K Run or 1 Mile Walk -- fundraiser for The Haven, supporting people with disabilities. 5K run at 8:30 am, walk at 9 am. Pre-registration required/fees to participate. 4450 Desoto Rd, Sarasota.



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 ski show -- 2 - 3 pm, 1602 Ken Thompson Parkway (by Mote Marine).

Bowls of Hope Benefit -- for All Faiths Food Bank, at Ed Smith Stadium. Participants receive ceramic soup bowl to keep. 40 restaurants providing soups, breads & desserts. 11 am - 2 pm, tickets $10 - $100.

Jingle Paws Jubilee -- pet adoption event, pet pics with Santa, parade, costume contest. 12 noon - 5 pm, Phillippi Estate Park.


Have a great weekend. Enjoy!
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