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Old Today, 06:18 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/

APRIL 30 - MAY 9: Sarasota Film Festival
Event info at: https://sarasotafilmfestival.com/



FRIDAY

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



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.

Sunrise Yard Sale -- vendors, music, beer & Bloody Marys. Cook Today Park, 7 am - noon, $5/vehicle.

Siesta Key Sand Sculpture Contest -- located near the pavilion, open to all ages, cash prizes for winners.

Porsches in the Park -- St. Armand's Circle, 10 am - 4 pm.

Beach-n Food Truck & Music Festival -- live music, food trucks, vendors 10 am - 8 pm, classic car show 10 am - 3 pm. Holmes Beach City Field, Anna Maria Island.

Womens Day Expo -- University Town Center Mall, 10 am - 3 pm. Over 30 vendors & exhibitors, fashion shows, Mother/Daughter Look-a-Like Contest, Indie Market.

SUP & Run 5K -- run, walk and/or paddle. Food & post race party, beer garden. Starts 8 am, benefits Operation 2nd Chance. Nathan Benderson Park, Sarasota.

Polish History Day -- live music, food, children's games, luxury car display. J D Hamel Park, Sarasota, 4 - 8 pm.

Yoga by the Bay -- Van Wezel's Bay Park, 9:30 - 10:30 am, free admission.

Pet Adoption Event -- sponsored by Satchels Last Resort Animal Shelter at Pet Supplies Plus, 5380 Fruitville Rd, 11 am - 1 pm.

Lemur Yoga -- fundraiser event at Big Cat Habitat, Palmer Blvd, starts 10:30 am, $125/person.



SATURDAY & SUNDAY

Forks & Corks -- food & wines, samplings to upscale dinners, various events at various locations.
More info at: https://www.eatlikealocal.com/forksandcorks/

PAL Sailor Circus Spring Show -- circus by young artists. Tickets $20 - $30. Sailor Circus Arena, Sarasota.
Info at: https://circusarts.org/


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.

Sunday in the Park with Strings -- orchestra performance, $15/person, 1:30 - 3 pm, Nathan Benderson Park at the Finish Tower.



Have a great weekend everyone! Enjoy!
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