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Old 02-08-2019, 03:37 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

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



FRIDAY - SUNDAY

Big Top at the Big Cat Habitat -- fundraiser, Cirque Ma'Ceo performs Fri 6 pm, Sat 3:30 & 6 pm, Sun 3:30 pm. Event takes place each Fri - Sun now thru Feb 3rd. Tickets $10/ea or family 4 pack for $60. 7101 Palmer Blvd, Sarasota.

Greek Glendi Greek Festival -- Greek food & dance, vendors. St. Barbara Church at 7671 N. Lockwood (at Lockwood & Tallevast in south Manatee county). Fri & Sat 11 am - 9 pm, Sun noon - 8 pm. $4/adult, children under age 12 get in free.

Shell Show -- shells for sale, shells on exhibit, shells in crafts, etc. Potter Building at the Sarasota county fairgrounds. Fri & Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun 10 am - 4 pm. Adults $5, students 12 - 18 $2.50, children under age 12 get in free.



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.

Bradenton Area River Regatta -- Manatee River at Bradenton Riverwalk & on the Palmetto side (just east of the Green Bridge). Formula 2 boat races, 2 free music concerts, lots of other family friendly events, food vendors & fireworks after dark. Runs 8 am - 10 pm.
Schedule of events at: https://www.heraldtribune.com/news/2...er-in-5th-year

Main Street Live -- downtown historic Bradenton street party, 5 pm - midnight.

Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieves Market -- huge flea market, crafts vendors, fresh produce, food vendors, etc. Coquina Beach at south end of the island, 8 am - 3 pm.

Braves on Miami -- meet & greet Atlanta Braves alumni event on Miami Ave W in downtown Venice, 5 - 10 pm.

Goat Yoga -- Fruitville Grove, 10 am. Registration required, $25 fee.




SATURDAY & SUNDAY

Venice Orchid Show -- orchids on display & for sale. Venice Community Center. Adults $5, children under age 10 get in free. Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun 10 am - 4 pm.

Downtown Sarasota Festival of the Arts -- fine arts (pottery, woodworking, photography, etc) for sale, downtown Sarasota on Main, 10 am - 5 pm.

Venice Home Show -- home improvement, new products for your home, etc. Venice Community Center. Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun 10 am - 5 pm.

Maxine Barritt Park Valentine's Arts & Crafts Show -- runs 10 am - 4:30 pm both days.

Vintage & Collectibles Fair -- Sarasota Municipal Auditorium. Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun 10 am - 4 pm. Adults $3, children 12 & under get in free.




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

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).

Polo -- Sarasota Polo Club at Lakewood Ranch. Every Sunday thru April, 1 pm.

Backyard Concert Series at Summerfield Park -- Lakewood Ranch, 6402 Lakewood Ranch Blvd. Free concert, food trucks or bring your own picnic (no glass containers). 1 - 4 pm.

Joy of Jazz -- free music concert at Venice's Centennial Park at the gazebo, 2 - 4 pm, bring lawn chairs.

Free Moonlight Movie -- Nathan Benderson Park, 4 - 9 pm. Bring lawn chairs. Food vendors on site. Movie is "Sleepless in Seattle."

New Shanghai Circus -- event at the Van Wezel, 3 pm. Ticket info at www.vanwezel.org




February 7 - 18

FL State Fair -- great family fun. Livestock displays, carnival rides, concerts, fried fair foods, etc.
Tampa, FL. Info at: Florida State Fair


February 14th

Siesta Key Village Valentine Day Stroll -- live music, merchants with red & white balloons out front are handing out candy kisses, 5 - 8 pm.

Renewal of Vow Ceremonies -- there are several in our area, all requiring pre-registration & fees.
Siesta Key Beach, Nokomis Beach, Powel Crowly Estate.



UPCOMING EVENT:

FL Strawberry Festival at Plant City, Feb. 28 - March 10
Info at: Florida Strawberry Festival – 11-day event celebrating the strawberry harvest of Eastern Hillsborough County




Have a great weekend. Enjoy!

Last edited by Sunshine Rules; 02-08-2019 at 03:59 PM..
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