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Old Today, 06:08 AM
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:


Free Music Friday Night Concert -- Venice's Centennial Park at the gazebo. Bring lawn chairs, masks still required, 7 - 9 pm.


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.

Day of Celtic Music -- live performances, 12 - 4 pm, free admission, Fisherman's Village in Punta Gorda.

High Five Pop-up Concert -- Sarasota & Bradenton Pops Orchestra performs, 5:30 - 6:30 pm, ground floor of the Finish Tower, Nathan Benderson Park, tickets $30/person.

Mid Century Modern Market -- furniture, home furnishings, clothing etc from the Mid Century Modern era for sale. 10 am - 4 pm, South Gate Community Center (off of Tuttle just south of Webber, east side of circle).

Fishing Funds a Cure -- fishing tournament to benefit Cure for Pediatric Cancer. Starts 7 am at Marina Jacks. BBQ dinner afterwards, preregistration required.

Street Heat -- NHRA drag racing at the Bradenton Motorsports Park, 21000 SR 64, Bradenton. Gates open at 5 pm. Ticket prices, info at: Bradenton Motorsports Park

Movie Night in the Park -- showing "The Princess and the Frog." Starts just after sunset, free admission, free popcorn, bring lawn chairs. East Bradenton Park, 1119 13th St E, Bradenton.


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.

Huge Outdoor Fruit Tree Sale -- hosted by the Manatee Rare Fruit Council. 20+ vendors selling fruit trees, tropical veggies, herbs & more. Free admission. LWR Premier Sports Campus, 5895 Post Blvd, 9 am - 3 pm.
(Note to those residents of new or newer HOA communities -- you may wish to check your deed restrictions before heading out to purchase any fruit trees as some do not allow the planting of fruit trees.)

Bikes, Cars & Tacos -- car & motorcycle show plus taco specials at Tijuana Flats, 1635 S. Tamiami Trail in Sarasota, 11 am - 4 pm.

Grudge Racing -- any licensed driver allowed to run their car, truck or motorcycle on the 1/4 mi drag strip at Bradenton Motorsports Park, 21000 SR 64, Bradenton, 10 am - 4 pm. Tickets & info at Bradenton Motorsports Park

Perfect Together Concert -- celebrating gay & gay-friendly composers, bring your own lawn chairs, starts 3 pm, Nathan Benderson Park.

PS: Regal Cinemas in Sarasota has reopened their movie theaters.

Have a great weekend everyone! Enjoy!
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Old Today, 06:26 AM
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Thank you
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Old Today, 07:45 AM
Location: Bradenton/Sarasota FL
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Get out there and have some fun!
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