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Old 04-15-2021, 05:44 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:


Music in the Parking Lot -- Manatee County Performing Arts Center, 6 - 8 pm, tickets required.

APRIL 13 - 18

Sun N Fun Fly In -- air show, displays, Blue Angels, fireworks, etc.
Lakeland FL at Linder Airport
info at http://flysnf.org


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.

Food Truck Festival -- 30+ food trucks, live music, vendors, kids activities such as petting zoo & rock climbing wall. Fruitville Grove, 7410 Fruitville Rd, 12 pm - 7:30 pm.

Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieves Market -- flea market, lots of vendors, food, kids activities. G T Bray Park, 5502 33rd Ave Dr W, Bradenton, 8 am - 3 pm.

Landing of DeSoto & Crewe of DeSoto -- 12:30 pm at the downtown Bradenton boat docks, Crewe marches up Old Main Street and captures the mayor, kicking off the DeSoto Heritage Festival activities.

Fox Yoga -- fundraiser event at Big Cat Habitat -- starts at 8:45 am, $125/person, reservations required.

Vintage Car Show -- Waters Edge of Bradenton, 2015 32nd Ave W, 10 am - 2 pm. Also various vendors.


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/

The Ski-A-Rees Water Ski Show -- 2 pm, 1602 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota.

Heat Latin Jazz Band -- live concert, starts 3 pm. Tickets $35/person, most be purchased in advance online. Nathan Benderson Park.

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


April 22 - May 2 Florida State Fair -- fairgrounds in Tampa

April 23 - 25 Suncoast Boat Show -- Sarasota bayfront at Marina Jacks.

April 23 - 25 Firestone Grand Prix -- racing thru the streets of St. Pete, tickets start at $20/person.

April 24 DeSoto Heritage Festival Grand Parade -- Bradenton, one of the largest and oldest parades in FL.

Have a great weekend everyone! Enjoy!
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Old 04-18-2021, 05:37 AM
Location: Venice, FL
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I have to miss the boat show next weekend waaah
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