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Old Yesterday, 07:01 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:


MARCH 4 - 14

Strawberry Festival at Plant City -- carnival rides, concerts, lots and lots of strawberries. Great festival if you've never been.
Info at: Florida Strawberry Festival – 11-day event celebrating the strawberry harvest of Eastern Hillsborough County



FRIDAY - SUNDAY

Nik Wallenda's Daredevil Rally -- several daredevil acts, Nathan Benderson Park, info on their site at: https://daredevilrally.com/

Greek Glendi - A Greek Festival -- regular festival not being held this year, are offering instead Greek food to go. Fri 4 - 8 pm, Sat 12 - 8 pm, Sun 12 - 6 pm. St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, 7671 N. Lockwood.



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 -- on Old Main Street (400 12th St W), 9 am - 2 pm. Veggies, organics, fresh eggs, seafood and more.

Venice Farmers Market -- at the City Hall, 401 W Venice Ave, 8 am - 1 pm.

Lakewood Ranch Farmers Market -- LWR Medical Center parking lot, 10 am - 2 pm.

Cornholes & Cocktails Festival -- cornhole games, music, food, drink samples. 3 - 7 pm, Manatee County Fairgrounds / Veterans Hall, Palmetto. $35/ticket, must be 21 or older. Free parking.

Pop Up Plant Sale -- lots of varieties of house and garden plants. 2385 Bay St, downtown Sarasota, 9 am - 2 pm.

Car & Bike Show -- Rossiter's Harley Davidson on Cattlemen Rd, Sarasota, 9 am - 1 pm, music, food, fun.




SATURDAY & SUNDAY

Sarasota Spring Fine Art Festival -- artisan vendors, free admission, 10 am - 5 pm, JD Hamel Park in downtown Sarasota.

Venice Home Show -- everything for inside and outside your home. Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun 10 am - 5 pm, Venice Community Center.

Berry Fest -- strawberries & blueberries, kids activities, music, food. 10 am - 4 pm, free admission. Fruitville Grove, 7410 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota.
Also March 13-14, 20-21.



SUNDAY

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/

Movies on Siesta Key Beach -- free movies, Beach Access #3, 7 pm.

Goat Yoga -- yoga with small goats at Fruitville Grove, 10:35 am, $35/person, reservations required.

Greybeard Half Marathon -- half marathon run at Bobby Jones Golf Course in Sarasota, 7 am, registration required.

Parrish Heritage Days Parade & Festival -- parade at 10:30 am, 121st Ave in Parrish. Festival 10:30 am - 4 pm at FL Railroad Museum grounds. $10/adult.



Have a great weekend everyone! Enjoy!
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Old Today, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Bradenton/Sarasota FL
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The art festival happening makes me feel like there is some normalcy returning
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