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Old Yesterday, 07:20 PM
Location: Sarasota/ Bradenton - University Pkwy area
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Hi Everyone,

Although a number of events have been canceled or postponed because of Covid-19, we do still have events going on for those who wish to get out and participate.

Please keep in mind that as of writing this post, all of the following events are expected to take place as planned. However, since we are still dealing with the Covid virus, event schedules are subject to change with little notice.

Here's a list of fun things I've found that are going on in the Sarasota - Bradenton - Venice area this weekend:


Sarasota Native American Art & Music Festival -- crafts & jewelry, story telling, live music, native dancing, food. Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun 10 am - 5 pm. Sarasota county fairgrounds back field. Adults $10, children 6 - 12 $5, age 5 & under get in free. Special concert Sat requires separate admission fee.

University Town Center & Benderson Park team up for a 3 day Valentines celebration. Movies under the stars, horse drawn carriage rides, fireworks each night. Fine dining/ Benderson Park at the Finish Tower catered by Michael's on East Fri, Mattison's on Sat, $145 - $165.


Downtown Sarasota Festival of the Arts -- over 200 artists participating. Main Street in downtown Sarasota, 10 am - 5 pm.

Sarasota Open Air Fine Art Show -- Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota, 10 am - 5 pm, free admission, $5/parking.


Big Cat Habitat's Love is in the Air Benefit Dinner -- 4 course gourmet dinner, silent auction, live music, full cash bar. Cocktails 6 pm, dinner 7 pm. $175/single, $300/couple. 7101 Palmer Blvd, Sarasota.


Polo at Lakewood Ranch -- Sarasota Polo grounds in Lakewood Ranch, gates open 10 am, matches start 1 pm. $15/adult, children ages 15 & under get in free.
Ticket info at: https://www.sarasotapolo.com/

Festival of Speed Exotic Car & Polo Experience -- VIP experience with premium brand open bar, culinary offerings, exotic car show & polo. Tickets start at $95/person.

Valentine's Sunset Dinner -- romantic dining overlooking the bay at Ringling's Ca'd'Zan. 3 course dinner, menu by Pier 22. Starts at 5:30 pm, $290/couple. Reservations required, limited seating.

Siesta Key Village Valentine Stroll -- look for merchants displaying balloons for special discounts, sweet treats. 5 - 8 pm.

Movies on Siesta Key Beach -- free movie at 7 pm, Siesta Key beach access. Movie is "The Wedding Singer."

Valentine's Day Goat Yoga -- at Fruitville Grove, 10 am, $35/person, reservations required.

Dock Yoga at Marina Jack -- 10 am, $25/person.

Have a great weekend everyone!
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Old Yesterday, 08:29 PM
Location: Venice, FL
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Wow! Lots of fun stuff finally opening up. Thx Sunshine!
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Old Today, 06:38 AM
Location: Bradenton/Sarasota FL
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Festival of Speed is next weekend 2/21....it's been on my radar for 6 months now. Great event at Vinoy Park for (Exotic & Classic) car lovers

Discount tix if anyone wants them:
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Old Today, 05:05 PM
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Thanks! sounds like a fun weekend!!
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