July 19 - 24, 2018: The USA Volleyball Junior Beach Tournament Championships.The 12U and 16U age groups in both genders will compete July 19-21 with titles in the National Open, Region and Patriot Divisions. The 14U and 18U age groups for both genders compete for Open, Region and Patriot Division titles from July 22-24. The tournament expects to feature over 400 boys’ and girls’ teams from across the country ranging in age from 10-18. Crowds will be large for this 6 -day tournament. Siesta Key volley ball courts. Take your hat and sunscreen. Free admission and parking. Siesta Key Beach, Sarasota, FL.

July 20, 2018: Enjoy Live Music in the Park at Cafe in the Park with (TBA). Food service: 6 p.m., Music: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Free admission. Enjoy music, food, weather, and views of Sarasota's most charming little downtown park. Seating is limited so feel free to bring a beach chair or folding chair. Cafe in the Park is just located south of downtown Sarasota in Payne Park, 2010 Adams Lane, Sarasota, FL.

July 20 - 21, 2018: Historic downtown Venice brings back Christmas in July. While basically a sales promotion they will have Santa and Mrs. Claus on hand and participating stores will offer entry forms for a competition to win prizes donated by various member merchants including 4 gifts baskets totaling $1,000. There will also be big sales with over 50 downtown stores and sponsors participating. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free Christmas Trolley rides throughout downtown from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m..

July 21, 2018: Celebrate Star Wars night at LECOM Park as the Bradenton Marauders take on the Daytona. Marauders players will wear Star Wars themed jerseys which will be auctioned off for charity during the game. The jerseys will be available for auction online and inside the park during the game where the jerseys are worn. Winning bidders will be allowed onto the field post game to receive the jersey from the player or coach who wore it. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. Game time: 6:30 p.m. LECOM Park, 1611 9th St w., Bradenton, FL. More info: 941-747-3031.

July 21, 2018: It's their annual Christmas in July fundraiser for the Anna Maria Island Privateers Mission of Helping Kids & Community. See Santa and his sleigh at 6 p.m. for pictures with you and your kids. There will be a “Lotto Board” Raffle with Tickets going on sale at the Drift In on Bridge Street. The Lotto Board is guaranteed a $100.00 in Cash and a whole bunch of Lottery Tickets for your Scratching pleasure for more Pirate Booty. The Drift In on Bridge Street will be having a Pot Luck Christmas Dinner. Bring a Dish to share or make a Donation if you just want to Eat. 5 p.m. - ? 120 Bridge Street., Bradenton Beach, Anna Mairia Island, FL. 941-900-4141.