August 16, 2018: Stroll, shop & sip - or sip, shop & stroll! It's the downtown Venice Wine Walk. Stroll the 3 avenues of historic downtown Venice and enjoy wine from participating stores and wine specials at participating restaurants. To participate you must check in and get a $10 (21 and over) wristband from the kiosk in Centennial Park or Breezeway on Miami Ave (Next to Burgundy Square Cafe) the night of the event. Pick up your wristband and a list of participating downtown businesses offering discounts and specials. A novel way to approach shopping! 5 p.m - 8 p.m. downtown Venice. 

August 17, 2018: Enjoy an evening on the Bayfront with some free live music at the 17th annual summer music fest. "Friday Fest", at the Van Wezel with Sarasota's Rebel Heart which will be featuring some of today's most popular country songs, mixed with a healthy dose of hits from pop, rock, dance, and the blues. Rebel Heart's 5-piece band puts on a high-energy, powerful and melodic country rock act. Bring your lawn chair or blanket, take in the music along with the beautiful Sarasota sunset and enjoy food and beverage from local vendors. Outside food and drink is prohibited. This free concert series takes place rain or shine, it moves indoors in case of inclement weather. 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. The Bayfront Lawn, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota,

August 17 - 19, 2018: There's a Gem, Jewelry & Bead Show with lots on display to see from dealers from around the country selling gems, jewelry, beads, crystals and more. Adults $5. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.


August 18, 2018   9:00 AM- 12:00 PM.  Designing Daughters Yoga & Wellness Fair

Venue:  The Westin. Join the Designing Daughters as we bend over backwards to raise money for the charities in our community!  Through events like this, Designing Daughters raises funds, which are awarded as grants to local charities and non-profits in our local community.  Come join us for Yoga, Raffle Prizes, Wellness Vendors & Rooftop Buffet Brunch!  Doors open at 9am and yoga kicks off at 10am.  Tickes are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.  Brunch Tickets with yoga are available for $45.  Reduced valet parking ($8.00) will be available the day of the event.  Tickets purchased in advance will receive a complimentary raffle ticket! Additional raffle tickets will be sold at the event.  Come early and mingle with our wellness vendors who'll be there to greet you. Yoga will be in the ballroom on the 6th floor. Brunch to follow on the roof for those who purchase a brunch ticket.  Presented by The Westin Sarasota & HotYoga4You SRQ. Purchase tickets at:

August 18, 2018 - September 3, 2018: The annual Englewood Pioneer Festival is a family-friendly occasion filled with fun events including: Aug. 18: Little Miss & Mr. Englewood Pageant, Aug. 25: Chalkfest 7.0, Aug. 25: Kids Shipwreck Dance (13 - 17 y.o), Aug. 26: Fish-a-Thon, Sept. 1: Cardboard Boat Race, Shipwreck Dancein Pioneer park 5 p.m. - 11 p.m. Sept 2: Diaper Derby, Pioneer Days Festival and Open Car Show, Sept 3: Englewood Pioneer Days Parade & Festival and Corvette Car Show.