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Old 04-21-2021, 06:25 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:



APRIL 22 - MAY 2: Florida State Fair -- fairgrounds in Tampa, all the rides, displays, food & fun you expect to find at a state fair.
Info at: https://floridastatefair.com/



FRIDAY

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

Free Music Friday Night -- Venice's Centennial Park at the gazebo, 7 - 9 pm. Bring lawn chairs, face masks & social distancing required.



FRIDAY - SUNDAY

Suncoast Boat Show -- Sarasota bayfront at Marina Jacks. Boats, vendors, kids fishing clinics. Fri & Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun 10 am - 5 pm. $16/adult, ages under 15 get in free. Tickets must be purchased in advance: https://www.suncoastboatshow.com/en/tickets.html

Florida Scholastic Rowing Championships -- over 1000 FL students competing, Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, 8 am - 5 pm.

Firestone Grand Prix -- racing thru the streets of St. Pete, tickets start at $20/person and must be purchased in advance.
Schedules and ticket info at: Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg - Tickets



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.

DeSoto Heritage Festival Grand Parade -- Bradenton, starts 7 pm, one of the largest and oldest parades in FL. Info & parade map at: https://www.desotohq.com/parade

420Fest Sarasota -- community wellness event, health food vendors, food trucks, cannibas dispensers, live entertainment, DJs. 12 - 7 pm, Sarasota county fairgrounds. $10/person.



SATURDAY & SUNDAY

Downtown Sarasota Art & Craft Festival -- takes place 10 am - 5 pm, 1 Central Ave.

Spirit Fest & Metaphysical & Holistic Fair -- 600 N. Beneva Rd, Shriners Center, 10:30 am - 6 pm, $7/adult.



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/

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



Have a great weekend everyone! Enjoy!
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