Real Estate and Community News in the Sarasota/Bradenton Area 

Sept. 22, 2022

Events Happening This Weekend September 23rd-25th!

WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND?!
 
Friday, September 23rd, 7pm | Murder Mystery Dinner- 80s Theme | Table Talk Bistro | 3999 Cortez Road West
Travel back in time to the 80s for a Murder Mystery dinner at Table Talk Bistro! Included in your ticket will be dinner, a show, and your choice of beverage. Just bring your neon-colored clothing and your thinking cap to help solve an audience-involved mystery! Will you be a suspect or a detective?
 
Saturday, September 24th, 6pm | Real Men Wear Pink Fashion Show @ The Mall at UTC | 140 University Town Center Drive
Real Men Wear Pink Campaign Ambassadors are stepping up and using the power of wearing pink to raise funds and draw attention to the breast cancer fight. Ticket purchases for this event will go toward the candidate of your choice and his fundraising efforts for this campaign. Additionally, your ticket purchase will include a swag bag from the UTC Mall, reserved seating, valet parking, and appetizers before the show. Come enjoy the silent auction and fashion show while supporting this incredible cause.
 
Saturday, September 24th, 10am | Zumba @ The Bay | The Bay Park | 655 North Tamiami Trail
Grab a friend and come dance the morning away by the beautiful Sarasota Bay in Ya'el Campbell's high-energy Zumba class! Doors will open at 10am and class will begin at 10:15.
 
Sunday, September 25th, 10am | Farmers Market @ LWR | Waterside Place | 7500 Island Cove Terrace
Enjoy music from local musicians and shop with over 90 local vendors including jewelry, fresh bread, baked goods, organic produce, prepared foods, pet products, honey, specialty spices and rubs, flowers, and more. Children may also come to enjoy the Native Little Ones interactive art corner.
 
Sunday, September 25th, 2pm | Reggae Cruise | Lebarge Tropical Cruises | 2 Marina Plaza
What better way to enjoy your Sunday Funday than by cruising along the Sarasota Bay while listening to some steel drums and taking in the stellar views? Check-in begins at 1, boarding begins at 1:30, and departure is at exactly 2pm. Call today to reserve your ticket!
Sept. 15, 2022

Events Happening This Weekend September 17th-18th

 
Saturday, September 17th 10am | National Cleanup Day: Coquina Beach | 2650 Gulf Drive South
Bring your friends, family, and even your friendly leashed pets to join the efforts to keep Anna Maria Island beaches clean, pristine, and welcoming to all. Bags and gloves will be provided, and safety precautions will be reviewed prior to the cleanup.
 
Saturday, September 17th 11am | Siesta Key Rum Tour | Drum Circle Distilling | 2212 Industrial Boulevard
Embark on a 45-60 minute tour of Drum Circle Distilling, home of Siesta Key Rum! During this time, you will learn about the rum-making process and barrel aging, as well as see how Siesta Key Rum is put into bottles using the bottle room equipment. Be sure to arrive 10 minutes early to the Tasting Room to receive some FREE SAMPLES!
 
Saturday, September 17th 11am-7pm | Bougie Brunch Crawl | Parks & Rec, Downtown St. Pete | 100 4th Street South
Did someone say Girls Day? Grab your friends and head down to Parks & Rec in Downtown St. Pete for a Bougie Brunch Crawl. Tickets will include discounts on drinks, 3 Brunch Bites, party stops, souvenirs, DJs and entertainment, and a Best-Dressed contest! VIP ticket upgrades will also be available.
 
Sunday, September 18th 1:30-3pm | Nitro Extreme | Ellenton Premium Outlets | 5461 Factory Shops Boulevard
Featuring more than 10 custom-built (right here in Sarasota!) vehicles, Nitro Extreme performs crazy, movie-worthy stunts that will have you on the edge of your seat. Enjoy the thrill of watching high-speed spins, epic jumps over obstacles, pyrotechnic explosions, two-wheeled driving, and gravity-defying motorcycle tricks and acrobatics.
 
Sunday, September 18th 12:30-1:30pm | Beer Yoga | Big Top Brewery | 975 Cattleman Road
Located outside in the beer garden at Big Top Brewery, Tara Garland will be guiding you through a flow approachable for all levels. Be prepared to raise your beer to the sky in Triangle Pose or take a sip while you balance in Dancer Pose. Attendance is only $10 and includes 1 Big Top beer (+$1 for cider, wine, etc), which may be enjoyed before, during, or after class.
Sept. 8, 2022

Events Happening This Weekend September 10th-11th!

Sunday, September 11th | Mission BBQ | 5231 University Parkway, Sarasota
Help honor those lost on September 11th, 2001 and support our 1st Responders by heading down to Mission BBQ where Fire, Police, and First Responders will be given a FREE sandwich as a small gesture of thanks for all they do.
 
Saturday, September 10th at 10am | The Mall at University Town Center | 140 University Town Center Drive, Sarasota
Take part in the 5th Annual Sarasota Wellness Expo from 10am-3pm located in The Mall at University Town Center! Featuring over 40 exhibitors including medical professionals from Pediatrics to Geriatrics, Veterinarians, Fitness Instructors, Holistic Practices, Insurance Agents, and more, you won't want to miss out! Giveaways, product sampling and demos, and free health screenings will be available.
 
Saturday, September 10th at 10:30am | Big Cat Habitat & Gulf Coast Sanctuary | 7101 Palmer Boulevard, Sarasota
Instructor Erika Cain will be joining Big Cat Habitat for their Lemur Yoga fundraising event from 10:30am-11:45am. Enjoy gentle yoga paired with a unique animal experience while Erika guides you through a yoga flow while Ziggy and Marley, two beautiful Ruffed Lemurs, freely leap around and connect with you. Be sure to reserve your spot in advance!
 
Saturday, September 10th at 7pm | The Reserve Retreat | 1322 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
Featuring a special menu with a guest chef, this event will be a combination of songbook standards to bebop classics, blue note gems, Bossa Nova classics, and new original tunes played wonderfully by the local can't-miss jazz band, SRQuintet. Playing from 7pm-9pm, tickets are available on Eventbrite and at the door.
 
Sunday, September 11th at 11am | The Artful Giraffe | 1861 Fruitville Road, Sarasota
Bring your friends and family to support local artists and businesses between 11am-3pm in the Historic Downtown District. Local charities and organizations benefit from a portion of the proceeds while you get to enjoy an outdoor market, activities, live music, raffles, food trucks, and more.
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May 26, 2022

Events Happening This Weekend May 27th-30th!

 

Sunday, May 29th | Weekly Farmers’ Market at Lakewood Ranch | Waterside Place at Lakewood Ranch 7500 Island Cove Terrace, Sarasota

The new market location can’t be beaten! #YourSundayTradition has moved to its new home, Waterside Place at Lakewood Ranch. Shop local every Sunday with 75+ local vendors, including organic produce, flowers, specialty spices & rubs, honey, fresh bread, baked goods, prepared foods, pet products, jewelry, and more! Spend your Sunday mornings lakeside while enjoying a variety of local musicians, live chef demos in partnership with the MTC Culinary Arts program, and an interactive art corner for kids in partnership with Native Little Ones. 

 

May 27th-May30th at 4:00 pm| Memorial Day Weekend Celebration | South Florida Motorsports Park 39450 Bermont Road, Punta GordaJoin everyone at Venice Beach for the 2022 Venice Beach Party and enjoy food and drink trucks from BrewBurgers, British Open Pub, Kona Ice, Papa’s Pilar Bar, Pop’s Sunset Grill, and Sharky’s Shake Shack. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Girl Shores realty will be giving away free custom t-shirts to the first 1500 people in line at its booth starting at 3 pm. Bring your chairs and blankets for the live music on Sarasota Street! 

 

Saturday, May 28th | Memorial Weekend Pool Party | Perspective Rooftop Pool Bar | 1255 North Palm Avenue 

There will be a Memorial Day Weekend Pool Party Featuring music by DJ Racquetclub 1988 and sponsored by Grey Goose. 21+ Only! 

 

Sunday, May 28th from 8:00- 3:00 pm | 7th Annual SRQ Vets 5K Memorial Hike | JD Hamel Park 199 Bayfront Dr. Sarasota, FL 34236 

7th Annual 5k Memorial Hike SRQ VETS is hosting the 7th Annual Memorial 5k Hike to honor the fallen heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice. This event will work to unite the local veteran and civilian communities while raising funds to support SRQ VETS and their efforts to help the local veterans. SRQ VETS is a 100% volunteer veteran-run 501c3 whose mission is to find resources for our local veterans and their families. 

 

Saturday, May 28th from 6:00- 9:00 pm | LIVE Music at Waterside Place | Place 7500 Island Cove Terrace Sarasota, FL 34240 Enjoy live music on The Plaza from 6-9 pm while taking in waterfront views of Kingfisher Lake, or sunset dining at Good Liquid Brewing Co!

 

Posted in Community News
May 19, 2022

Events Happening This Weekend! May 20th-May 22nd

 

Sunday, May 22nd | Weekly Farmers’ Market at Lakewood Ranch | Waterside Place at Lakewood Ranch 7500 Island Cove Terrace, Sarasota

The new market location can’t be beat! #YourSundayTradition has moved to its new home, Waterside Place at Lakewood Ranch. Shop local every Sunday with 75+ local vendors, including organic produce, flowers, specialty spices & rubs, honey, fresh bread, baked goods, prepared foods, pet products, jewelry, and more! Spend your Sunday mornings lakeside while enjoying a variety of local musicians, live chef demos in partnership with the MTC Culinary Arts program, and an interactive art corner for kids in partnership with Native Little Ones. 

 

Saturday, May 21st from 3 pm -8 pm | Venice MainStreet Beach Party! | 101 The Esplanade S, Venice, FL

Join everyone at Venice Beach for the 2022 Venice Beach Party and enjoy food and drink trucks from BrewBurgers, British Open Pub, Kona Ice, Papa’s Pilar Bar, Pop’s Sunset Grill, and Sharky’s Shake Shack. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Girl Shores realty will be giving away free custom t-shirts to the first 1500 people in line at its booth starting at 3 pm. Bring your chairs and blankets for the live music on Sarasota Street! 

 

Saturday, May 21st | Sarasota Shrimp & Music Festival | JD Hamel Park | Main St & S Gulfstream Ave, Sarasota

There will be plenty of food and music for everyone to enjoy!

 

 

 

Sunday, May 22nd | Tribute to Heroes Parade 2022 on Main Street | Lakewood Ranch Main Street 8100 Lakewood Ranch Main Street

Each year thousands of attendees line Lakewood Main Street in support of our local veterans and heroes! They want you to get involved in this community event! This PRE-BLOCK party starts on LWR Main Street at 6 pm and the parade starts at 7 pm. 

 

Saturday, May 21st | Street Heat presented by Florida Street Scene | 21000 E State Road 64 Bradenton

This event will have roll racing, car meet, and drag racing!! This event will take place between the hours of 5 pm-11 pm. Admission is $20 per person but kids 11 & under are free! No online ticket sales!

 

Posted in Community News
May 13, 2022

Events Near Sarasota This Weekend! May 13th-15th

Sunday, May 8th | Weekly Farmers’ Market at Lakewood Ranch | Waterside Place at Lakewood Ranch 7500 Island Cove Terrace, Sarasota

The new market location can’t be beaten! #YourSundayTradition has moved to its new home, Waterside Place at Lakewood Ranch. Shop local every Sunday with 75+ local vendors, including organic produce, flowers, specialty spices & rubs, honey, fresh bread, baked goods, prepared foods, pet products, jewelry, and more! Spend your Sunday mornings lakeside while enjoying a variety of local musicians, live chef demos in partnership with the MTC Culinary Arts program, and an interactive art corner for kids in partnership with Native Little Ones. 

 

Saturday, May 14th from 12 am-8 pm | ST. PETE Tacos and Tequila 

There will be tons of authentic tacos & Margaritas at your fingertips! Joining the festivities at Tampa Bay’s Largest Taco & Tequila Festival at Vinoy Park! Tons of tacos & Mexican dishes from 25 different food vendors. Great craft beers, LIVE MUSIC, and tons of fun!!!

 

Saturday, May 14th | Food Trucks Brews N Tunes | 7410 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota

The Parking is $5.00 but it is FREE entry!! Happening Saturday 5/14/2022 with 20 Food Trucks, 3 bands, and tons of fun for all ages! 

 

Saturday, May 14th | Goat Yoga in Sarasota | Fruitville Grove | 7410 Fruitville Road Sarasota, FL 34240 

This is a beginner-friendly yoga session surrounded by our lovable goats. Space is limited and expected to sell out. Guests are asked to bring their own mats, towels, or blankets to use. This class is appropriate for ages 9-99. No experience is necessary. All guests under 16 must have a parent or guardian participate as well. Sorry no spectators but guests may have phones and cameras to capture the memories.

 

 

Saturday, May 14th | LIVE MUSIC | Dean Johansen at Waterside Place 6 pm-9 pm | 7500 Island Cove Terrace, Sarasota, FL 34240

 

Enjoy live music on The Plaza from 6-9 pm while taking in waterfront views of Kingfisher Lake, or sunset dining at Good Liquid Brewing Co!

Posted in Community News
May 5, 2022

Events Happening THIS Weekend! May 5th-7th

Sunday, May 8th | Weekly Farmers’ Market at Lakewood Ranch | Waterside Place at Lakewood Ranch 7500 Island Cove Terrace, Sarasota

The new market location can’t be beaten! #YourSundayTradition has moved to its new home, Waterside Place at Lakewood Ranch. Shop local every Sunday with 75+ local vendors, including organic produce, flowers, specialty spices & rubs, honey, fresh bread, baked goods, prepared foods, pet products, jewelry, and more! Spend your Sunday mornings lakeside while enjoying a variety of local musicians, live chef demos in partnership with the MTC Culinary Arts program, and an interactive art corner for kids in partnership with Native Little Ones. 

 

Saturday, May 7th from 8 pm-11 pm | One Night of Queen starring Gary Mullen and the Works

This will be a spectacular live concert! Recreating the look, sound, and showmanship of the iconic rock bank! In 2000, Gary Mullen won TV’S stars in their eyes “ Live Grand Final”. He began touring, and in 2022, formed “The Works” to pay tribute to Queen. Since 2002, Gary Mullen and the Works have performed throughout the UK, USA, Europe, South Africa, and New Zealand. They’ve also twice rocked the prestigious BBC Proms in the Park, in front of an enthusiastic crowd of 40,000. 

 

Saturday, May 6th-8th | Sarasota Blues & BBQ Festival at The Sarasota Fairgrounds & Robarts Arena | 3000 Ringling Blvd

Tickets are only $15! If relaxing, having fun, enjoying good food, and listening to great live music over the weekend “The Plan” - we have exactly what you need at the Premiere of the Sarasota Blues & BBQ Festival at the Fairgrounds in Sarasota, FL. 

 

Friday & Saturday, May 5th & May 6th from 11 am to 12 am | Cinco De Mayo Block party | 1355 Main Street Sarasota

This year they are making it bigger than ever! With an outdoor stage, VIP tables, outdoor bars, street food, and MORE! The block party will be held outside the restaurant! For VIP tables contact Mitch Good at 717-725-7476!!

 

Saturday, May 7th from 10 am-5 pm | 2nd Annual Downtown Sarasota Spring Craft Fair | 1 Central Ave, Sarasota This show will be located in the heart of Downtown Sarasota in 5 Points Park, on Central and First Street. Sarasota is well known for its famous white sandy beaches, friendly locals and visitors, and inviting architecture. A variety of jewelry, pottery, ceramics, photography, painting, clothing, and much more -  all homemade in America - will be on display, ranging from $15 to $3000. An expansive Green Market with plants, orchids, exotic flora, handmade soaps, gourmet spices, and freshly popped kettle corn further compliments the weekend, blending nature with nurture.

 

Posted in Community News
April 28, 2022

Events Happening This Weekend! April 29th-May 1st!

Sunday, May 1st | Weekly Farmers’ Market at Lakewood Ranch | Waterside Place at Lakewood Ranch 7500 Island Cove Terrace, Sarasota

The new market location can’t be beat! #YourSundayTradition has moved to its new home, Waterside Place at Lakewood Ranch. Shop local every Sunday with 75+ local vendors, including organic produce, flowers, specialty spices & rubs, honey, fresh bread, baked goods, prepared foods, pet products, jewelry, and more! Spend your Sunday mornings lakeside while enjoying a variety of local musicians, live chef demos in partnership with the MTC Culinary Arts program, and an interactive art corner for kids partnership with Native Little Ones. 

Saturday, April 30th from 1 pm-6 pm | Taco & Tequila Crawl in Downtown St Petersburg | Park & Rec

The Taco & Tequila Crawl is back on April 30th! Come enjoy tacos and exclusive margarita, tequila, and beer specials. Let’s taco about a party!! There are benefits to gettings at this event because it includes a bunch of beer specials and taco specials!! You can even buy merch like shirts to remember the event! 

 

Saturday, April 30th from 4 pm-9 pm | Earth Day Pop-Up Market | 6111 10th St. N, St. Petersburg

This is the MWK’S second annual Earth Day Pop-up Market! Specials are BOGO on Kava! And other teas and kombuchas. There will be live music, food, art, vendors, and raffle prizes! This is also a dog-friendly event!!!

 

Saturday, April 30th, 12 pm-6 pm | Round 1 | Klutch Kickers $100,000 Drift Series

Gates will open at 7:00 am and drifting will start at 9:30 am. Spectators are welcomed! Online tickets are available at https://tickets.thefoat.com/…/klut/tickets/event-390036/

Tickets can also be purchased at the front gate upon arrival! General admission and VIP  “pit passes” are also available.

 

 

Saturday, April 30th from 10 am-5 pm | Punta Gorda Hybiscus Festival at Gilchrist Park | 400 W Retta Esplanade

This is a two-day plant show in the park. Great place to buy flower pots for your plants and see some beautiful flowers by some of the best growers! This event is sponsored by Deco Pots by Mary! These are hand-crafted pots that can be used for planting or for beautiful home decor.

Posted in Community News
April 21, 2022

Events Happening This Weekend! April 22nd-24th

Sunday, April 24th | Weekly Farmers’ Market at Lakewood Ranch | Waterside Place at Lakewood Ranch 7500 Island Cove Terrace, Sarasota | The new market location can’t be beaten! #YourSundayTradition has moved to its new home, Waterside Place at Lakewood Ranch. Shop local every Sunday with 75+ local vendors, including organic produce, flowers, specialty spices & rubs, honey, fresh bread, baked goods, prepared foods, pet products, jewelry, and more! Spend your Sunday mornings lakeside while enjoying a variety of local musicians, live chef demos in partnership with the MTC Culinary Arts program, and an interactive art corner for kids in partnership with Native Little Ones. 

 

Sunday, April 24th | Elton John: Farewell Yellow Brick Road at the Amalie Arena 

Tickets are from $65 to $250! This show was originally scheduled in 2019 but has now been rescheduled to this Sunday at 8 pm in Tampa, Florida!

 

Friday, April 22nd from 4 pm-10 pm | Tampa Bay Seafood & Music Festival | Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park The Tampa Bay Seafood & Music Festival returns to Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park this weekend! This outstanding music and food event is prepared like a great meal incorporating and blending the finest ingredients. Menu items are fresh-cooked onsite incorporating a variety of delicious ingredients. Select from a diversity of side dishes and scrumptious desserts. Quench your thirst from a broad menu of alcoholic, non-alcoholic, and both fruit and soft drinks. Between musical performances enjoy shopping in a marketplace of handmade fine art, crafts, gourmet food items, and specialty products. Please note that no pets are allowed on-site during event hours.

Saturday, April 23rd, 9 am-3 pm | 2022 Spring Open Festival | 11501 Winn Rd, Riverview

The official event page for our 2022 spring season Open & Market. Gates open at 9 am. Be mindful of parking signage and surrounding neighbors. They are excited to welcome back many of the favorite nursery & plant vendors, crafters market, fun for the kids, and food! Fall visitors loved the newly expanded kitchen and service window, they are only improving! Lunch is served at 11 am. Well-behaved leashed pets are welcome. 

 

Saturday, April 23 from 10 am-5 pm | Lakewood Ranch Arts & Crafts Festival along Main Street | 8100 Lakewood Main Street Downtown Lakewood Ranch once again blossoms with a marketplace of arts, crafts, and fine products at the 2nd Annual Lakewood Ranch Arts & Crafts Festival. The event takes place 23-24, 2022 on Lakewood Main St. Produced by Paragon Festivals in association with the Downtown Sarasota Enrichment Association Directions & info link: Hours are Saturday and Sunday from 10 am-5 pm Bring your sense of discovery and appreciation of the beautiful art to explore.

 

Posted in Community News
April 14, 2022

Things Happening This Weekend! April 15-17th

Sunday, April 17th | Weekly Farmers’ Market at Lakewood Ranch | Waterside Place at Lakewood Ranch 7500 Island Cove Terrace, Sarasota

The new market location can’t be beat! #YourSundayTradition has moved to its new home, Waterside Place at Lakewood Ranch. Shop local every Sunday with 75+ local vendors, including organic produce, flowers, specialty spices & rubs, honey, fresh bread, baked goods, prepared foods, pet products, jewelry, and more! Spend your Sunday mornings lakeside while enjoying a variety of local musicians, live chef demos in partnership with the MTC Culinary Arts program, and an interactive art corner for kids partnership with Native Little Ones. 

 

Friday, April 10am - 3pm | 2022 Jungle Trails & Bunny Tails at Sarasota Jungle Gardens 3701 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota

Grab your Easter baskets and head to Jungle Trails & Bunny Tails at Sarasota Jungle Gardens! Easter is a wonderful time of the year at Sarasota’s favorite family attraction. You’re invited to celebrate with us from 10am-3pm on Friday, April 15, 2022. Enjoy searching for eggs during our annual Easter egg hunts starting at 10 am. Guests are invited to bring their own Easter baskets. There will be 40,00 eggs on two different trails! One for younger children and one for older children!

 

Friday, April 15th from 12 pm-3:00 pm | Easter EGG-Stravaganza | The Mall at University Town Center | 140 University Town Center Dr.

Join us this Friday for an Easter Egg- Stravaganza! It will be an afternoon of fun with 40,000+ Easter eggs, live entertainment, games and bounce houses, a kids safety expo inside in Dillard’s Courts, giveaways, and more! Plus the first 1,000 kids 912 and under) will receive a free egg hunt tote bag!

 

Saturday, April 16th, 8pm - 2:30 am | The Easter White Party on Main | 1526 Main St, Sarasota

This event is just to provide Real Club feelings with actual DJ works on the Go on Sarasota’s Main Street. This is a more unique White dress party - to celebrate Easter at LQ on Main. 

 

Saturday, April 16th from 7 am-1 pm | Sarasota Farmers Market | 1 N Lemon Ave, Sarasota

 

We’re at the Sarasota Farmers Market every Saturday - join in supporting the local community and small businesses!

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