Real Estate and Community News in the Sarasota/Bradenton Area 

May 16, 2024

Events Happening This Weekend, May 17th-19th!

WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND?!

 

Fri, May 17th, 6pm | Margarita Wars | The James Museum of Western Art | 150 Central Ave

Get ready for the ultimate tequila showdown at Margarita Wars! Sample margaritas crafted by over 21 of Tampa Bay's best mixologists and join the tipsy judging to crown Tampa Bay’s Ultimate Margarita. Enjoy live entertainment, Mexican-inspired hors d'oeuvres, and surprises. Plus, VIP and designated driver ticket holders can explore the James Museum of Western Art's galleries from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. Buy two tickets and get a free designated driver ticket for a friend! Indulge in cigars from Tainas Cigars and sample margarita-inspired popcorn from Sunshine City Popcorn. PRP Wines and Mother Kombucha will also be on hand. Don’t miss this unforgettable fiesta!

 

Sat, May 18th, 9am | Yoga with Julia | Bradenton Riverwalk | 444 3rd Ave West

Indulge in a blissful morning of yoga along Bradenton Riverwalk this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Led by the talented instructor “Yoga with Julia,” this 60-minute gentle yoga class offers a serene escape amidst nature's beauty. Suitable for all levels, participants can unwind and rejuvenate in the tranquil surroundings. Embrace the opportunity to nourish your mind and body while contributing to a harmonious community practice, with donations gratefully accepted.

 

Sat, May 18th, 11am | Venice Brew Fest | Centennial Park | 200 West Venice Avenue

Dive into an unforgettable experience at the Venice Brew Fest, where beer sampling merges with local music, sun-soaked beaches, and the unique charm of Florida's Gulf Coast community. From seasoned connoisseurs to casual enthusiasts, there's something for everyone amidst the diverse array of styles and flavors waiting to be discovered. Indulge in delectable offerings from local food trucks and eateries, savor special tastings from select brewers, and groove to the rhythms of three unique blocks of live music. Join in the celebration of craft beer, camaraderie, and coastal culture at the Venice Brew Fest.

 

Sat, May 18th, 12pm | Felid Fest | Big Cat Habitat | 7101 Palmer Boulevard

Step into a world of wonder at Felid Fest, a thrilling day of adventure and learning for all ages. Dive into the habitats of wildcats, discover their secrets, and ignite your passion for conservation. Engage in Lemur Yoga workshops, witness captivating animal presentations, and join the excitement of the Keeper Olympics. Indulge in delectable cuisine, sip on refreshing drinks, and bid on exclusive items at the Silent Auction. With activities for every interest and a chance to make a difference, Felid Fest is an experience not to be missed.

 

Sun, May 19th, 7pm | Silent Piano Concert | Siesta Beach – Yellow Lifeguard Tower | 948 Beach Road

Experience an extraordinary musical event on Siesta Beach with a captivating 'silent' piano concert. Renowned pianist Murray Hidary will perform real-time compositions that resonate directly in your ears through wireless headphones, creating an intimate connection to the music. As you relax on the beach, the serene surroundings and gentle ocean breeze will enhance the melodies, inviting you to close your eyes and let the harmonies evoke unique emotions and thoughts. This 'silent' piano journey promises to transport you to a place of deep introspection and connection with your inner self as the sun sets over the ocean.

May 9, 2024

Events Happening This Weekend, May 10th-12th!

WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND?!

 

Fri-Sat, May 10th-11th, Time Varies | Tacos & Tequila Festival | Vinoy Park | 799 Bayshore Drive NE

Get ready for a fiesta like no other at Vinoy Park in downtown St. Pete! The 3rd Annual St. Pete Tacos & Tequila Festival is back for two days of waterfront indulgence on Friday from 4-10pm and Saturday from 12-8pm. Dive into a tantalizing array of tacos and Mexican delights served up by over 30 food vendors while sipping on margaritas, Palomas, and an array of craft cocktails, alongside a selection of craft beers and spirits. Explore offerings from local craft vendors and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere with spray paint art murals, live music, games, and endless fun!

 

Sat, May 11th, 10am | 2024 “Treat Yourself Like a Queen” Expo | UTC Mall | 140 University Town Center Drive

The Annual "Treat Yourself like a Queen" Women's Expo returns to The Mall at University Town Center! This fun-filled event, tailored exclusively for women, showcases 40+ exhibitors from the health, beauty, and fashion industries, among others. Attendees can delight in live entertainment, dynamic dance performances, and fashion shows featuring Mall at UTC retailers. Participate in a mother-daughter look-alike contest, vie for raffle prizes, and enjoy giveaways. Become a VIP for FREE and gain access to drink samples, photo stops, giveaways, and more! Plus, the first 250 VIPs receive a complimentary Cosmetic Bag.

 

Sat, May 11th, 10:15am | Yoga & Petit Brunch | GROVE Restaurant | 10670 Boardwalk Loop

Embrace a morning of wellness and culinary indulgence at 'Yoga & Petit Brunch.' Karissa Karma Yoga invites you to awaken your senses with a 45-minute slow yoga flow suitable for all levels, followed by a delectable petit brunch in the Cedar Room. Savor fresh juices, classic mimosas, coffee, mini quiches, petit fours, and fresh fruit, and take the opportunity to relax and bask in the delightful ambiance.

 

Sat, May 11th, 4pm | Homesteading and Farm Swap | Old Miakka Methodist Church | 1620 Myakka Road

Join the monthly Homesteading and Farm Swap Event at Old Miakka United Methodist Church from 4:00-6:00pm! Whether you make, bake, grow, raise, create, or build something, this event welcomes you to buy, sell, or trade goods without vendor fees—it's entirely FREE and open to everyone. Back your vehicle up for trunk sales or set up a table; it's a laid-back atmosphere fostering community sustainability and supporting local farming and homesteading efforts. Don't have items to sell? No worries—bring cash and join the shopping spree!

 

Sun, May 12th, 11am | Siesta Key Scramble Scavenger Hunt | Mojo Risin' Coffee Co. | 5251 Ocean Boulevard

Embark on a creative and nontraditional scavenger hunt starting at Mojo Risin' Coffee Co. Participants receive their digital quest from a live and interactive remote host, then explore carefully curated locations across town, interpreting creative tasks and accepting wacky challenges. Family and dog-friendly, the game offers indoor and outdoor activities with bonus challenges. Participants document their progress by texting photos and videos to the remote host, who provides encouragement and assistance. With opportunities to interact with locals and uncover hidden gems, participants make memories and become part of the city's rich culture!

May 2, 2024

Events Happening This Weekend, May 3rd-5th!

WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND?!

 

Fri-Sat, May 3rd-4th, Time Varies | Art Walk & Market | Village of the Arts | 1227 12th St W

Experience the vibrant spirit of the Village of the Arts at the monthly Art Walk & Market! Join in for a fun-filled event to kick off your weekend with family and friends. Enjoy live music, explore local pop-up shops, savor delicious food, and discover one-of-a-kind shopping experiences. Don’t miss out on this wonderful, free community celebration. Bring your loved ones and enjoy the festivities!

 

Sat, May 4th, 12pm | Manatee’s 3rd Annual Taco Fest | Manatee County Fairgrounds | 1402 14th Ave W

Embark on a taco adventure at Manatee's 3rd Annual Taco Fest! Hosted at the Manatee County Fairgrounds, this event showcases over 150 of the Tri-State Area's top taco vendors, accompanied by specialty cocktails and live entertainment. It's a family-friendly affair with inflatable attractions, face painting, and more. General admission grants access to all the excitement, with vendors offering delectable food for direct cash sales. Plus, kids under 13 enter free, ensuring a delightful day out for taco lovers of all ages!

 

Sat, May 4th, 6pm | Star Wars Trivia | Origin Craft Beer & Pizza Café | 8193 Tourist Center Drive

Get ready for an evening of galactic excitement at the upcoming Star Wars Trivia night! Attendees will immerse themselves in a universe of questions, challenges, and thrilling competition. Whether a seasoned Jedi Master or an eager Padawan, all fans are invited to participate. Compete against fellow Star Wars enthusiasts and test your knowledge as you journey through the galaxy. With lightsabers in hand and friends by your side, prepare for an unforgettable intergalactic adventure!

 

Sun, May 5th, 11am | Gentle Yoga with Manatees | The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature | 1304 16th St W

Discover tranquility at The Bishop for Gentle Yoga with Manatees! Experience the calming presence of manatees being cared for in the Parker Manatee Rehabilitation Habitat as you engage in yoga poses aimed at fostering balance, flexibility, and strength. Bring your own yoga mat and join this unique experience where proceeds contribute to the rehabilitation and release of manatees into the wild. Space is limited to 15 participants, so advance registration is necessary. All individuals aged 7 and up are invited to participate in this harmonious union of yoga and nature!

 

Sun, May 5th, 12pm | Cinco De Mayo Cornhole Tournament | Big Tiki Lounge | 5311 Ocean Boulevard

Come and join The Big Tiki Lounge for their Cinco de Mayo Cornhole Tournament! With blind draw and double elimination, it's a chance to showcase your skills and compete for the top three spots with payouts for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Enjoy the lively atmosphere with live music by DJ GiGi from Noon until 10:00PM and take advantage of special drink offers throughout the day.

April 25, 2024

Events Happening This Weekend, April 26th-28th!

WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND?!

 

Fri, Apr 26th, 7pm | Movies Under the Stars: Trolls Band Together | The Green at UTC | 131 N Cattlemen Rd

Get ready to rock with the ultimate reunion! Embrace the rhythm and laughter at the free outdoor screening of "Trolls Band Together" during Movies Under the Stars. Commencing at 7 pm, gather your crew for an evening filled with the chance to meet special characters, enjoy complimentary face painting, delectable concessions, and more! As the sun dips below the horizon around 8 pm, the show kicks off. Bring your lawn chairs and cozy blankets, and indulge in pre-show delights from UTC's diverse eateries. Seating is limited, so arrive early to snag your spot for this unforgettable cinematic experience!

 

Sat, Apr 27th, 9am | Old Miakka Wildflower Walk | Old Miakka Preserve | 251 Myakka Road

Embark on a guided hike at Old Miakka Preserve to explore Florida's spring wildflowers! Led by a knowledgeable naturalist, participants will learn about native plants and conservation efforts. Minors under 16 must attend with a parent or guardian. Attendees are reminded to bring water and wear weather-appropriate clothing. Restrooms are not available on site. A $5 donation per person supports conservation efforts. Join in for a nature-filled adventure!

 

Sat, Apr 27th, 9am | 27th Annual Tree Fair & Craft Show | North Port City Hall | 4970 City Hall Boulevard

Explore a verdant sanctuary at the North Port Tree Fair and Craft Show, where a lush oasis awaits with hundreds of native trees ready for adoption. Discover a bustling marketplace filled with local vendors, artisans, and craftsmen showcasing their diverse creations. Indulge in a sensory feast of handmade treasures, savory delights from food trucks, and the vibrant spirit of community celebration. Join in for a day of enchantment and eco-consciousness, surrounded by the beauty of nature and creativity.

 

Sat, Apr 27th, 10am | St Pete Italian Fest | St Pete Pier | 600 2nd Ave NE

Experience the essence of Italy at the St. Pete Pier! Attendees can delight in a gastronomic journey featuring authentic Italian cuisine and immerse themselves in the vibrant atmosphere of the festival where live music fills the air, traditional dances bring joy, and exotic Italian cars add to the spectacle. Whether attendees are rooted in Italian heritage or simply captivated by its charm, the St. Pete Italian Fest promises a day brimming with excitement and unforgettable experiences.

 

Sat, Apr 27th, 1pm | Taco & Tequila Bar Crawl | Sarasota Main Street | 1888 Main Street

Get ready for a fiesta-filled afternoon at the 4th Annual Sarasota Taco & Tequila Crawl on April 27th! Starting from the registration party, attendees will receive a map guiding them through 5+ bars in downtown Sarasota, where they can indulge in signature tacos, discounted margaritas, beer, and tequila shots. With DJ entertainment at select stops, the atmosphere promises to be lively as participants dance off their tacos and margs. VIP ticket holders enjoy exclusive perks like early registration, a signature Taco Crawl T-shirt, an additional taco, and a complimentary tequila shot. Don't miss this flavorful adventure!

April 19, 2024

Sunshine Sanctuary: Creating Your Ideal Outdoor Space!

As the sunshine returns and the temperatures rise, there's no better time to transform your outdoor space into a relaxing oasis where you can soak up the beauty of Florida's spring and summer seasons. Whether you're hosting gatherings with friends and family or simply unwinding after a long day, creating the perfect outdoor living space can elevate your experience and make the most of the warm weather. Let's delve into practical tips and creative ideas for curating the ultimate outdoor living space, designed to embrace the splendor of Florida's sun-filled days and balmy evenings.

Maximizing Comfort with Seating: Comfortable seating is essential for any outdoor living space, providing a cozy spot to relax and unwind. Consider incorporating a mix of seating options to accommodate different activities and preferences. From plush outdoor sofas and lounge chairs to sleek dining sets and hammocks, there are endless possibilities for creating a seating arrangement that suits your space and style. Opt for durable, weather-resistant materials that can withstand Florida's humid climate and frequent rain showers, such as wicker, aluminum, or teak.

Embracing Shade and Shelter: While Florida's sunshine is one of its greatest assets, providing ample shade is crucial for enjoying your outdoor space comfortably, especially during the scorching summer months. Incorporate shade solutions such as umbrellas, pergolas, or retractable awnings to provide relief from the sun's intense rays. For added versatility, consider investing in a canopy or gazebo that can be easily adjusted to suit your needs throughout the day. Don't forget to add some cozy throws or outdoor curtains to create a sense of privacy and intimacy in your outdoor retreat.

Bringing the Indoors Out: To create a seamless transition between your indoor and outdoor living spaces, consider incorporating elements typically found indoors into your outdoor design. Outdoor rugs, throw pillows, and decorative accessories can add warmth and personality to your patio or deck, while outdoor lighting fixtures such as lanterns, string lights, and sconces can create ambiance and extend your outdoor enjoyment into the evening hours. Don't be afraid to get creative with your decor and experiment with different textures, patterns, and colors to create a space that feels inviting and welcoming.

Creating a Functional Outdoor Kitchen: For avid entertainers and cooking enthusiasts, an outdoor kitchen can take your outdoor living space to the next level. Whether you're grilling up burgers for a backyard barbecue or preparing a gourmet meal under the stars, an outdoor kitchen provides all the amenities you need to cook and dine alfresco. Equip your outdoor kitchen with a built-in grill, refrigerator, sink, and ample counter space for food prep and serving. Consider adding a bar or serving area where guests can gather and mingle while you whip up culinary delights.

Incorporating Greenery and Natural Elements: No outdoor living space is complete without the beauty of nature, and what better way to embrace Florida's natural landscape than by incorporating native plants into your design? Native plants not only thrive in Florida's climate but also require less maintenance than non-native species. Consider adding a variety of native plants such as palms, hibiscus, bougainvillea, and coontie to your outdoor oasis. Container gardens, hanging baskets, and vertical planters are great options for showcasing these native beauties while adding texture and color to your outdoor space. Don't forget to incorporate natural elements such as water features, fire pits, and stone accents to add visual interest and create a cohesive outdoor environment that celebrates Florida's unique flora.

Conclusion: With careful planning and thoughtful design, you can create the ultimate outdoor living space that's perfectly suited for enjoying Florida's spring and summer seasons. From comfortable seating and shade solutions to functional outdoor kitchens and lush greenery, there are endless possibilities for transforming your outdoor space into a serene retreat where you can relax, entertain, and make lasting memories with loved ones. So go ahead, embrace the beauty of the outdoors, and create a space where you can truly savor the joys of Florida living all season long.

April 18, 2024

Events Happening This Weekend, April 19th-21st!

WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND?!

 

Fri, Apr 19th, 11am | Amazing Anna Maria Island Scavenger Hunt | Anna Maria Island Beach Café | 4000 Gulf Drive

Embark on a one-of-a-kind scavenger hunt beginning at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, a picturesque local favorite. Guided by a live remote host, participants venture through carefully curated town locations, engaging in creative tasks and challenges. Family and dog-friendly, the adventure offers a mix of indoor and outdoor activities, with exciting bonus challenges along the way. Share your journey through photos and videos with the host, as you uncover hidden gems and create unforgettable memories.

 

Fri, Apr 19th, 7pm | Karaoke on The Green | The Green at UTC | 125 N Cattlemen Road

Karaoke on The Green is back at UTC for another exciting night of outdoor singing! Join the fun as the stage is set under the stars for an unforgettable evening of music and laughter. Whether you're a seasoned performer or a karaoke newbie, this event is for you. Bring your friends, pick your favorite songs, and get ready to sing your heart out in the heart of the UTC. Mark your calendars and don't miss out!

 

Sat-Sun, Apr 20th-21st, 9am | Flower Festival | Hunsader Farms | 5500 CR-675

Experience the enchantment of nature at the annual Flower Festival, featuring multiple fields of cut-your-own flowers, enchanting hayrides, gem mining, delightful train and pony rides, and vibrant live bands. Enjoy a culinary journey with food vendors, explore unique crafts, and indulge in fresh produce. Admission is $15 per person, with free parking and complimentary entry for children 10 and under. Your ticket includes entrance to all flower fields (purchase of a provided picking cup required), as well as access to the craft show, live music, petting zoo, and more!

 

Sat, Apr 20th, 5pm | French Fry & Craft Beer Festival | Albert Whitted Park | 480 Bayshore Dr SE

Indulge in a tantalizing fusion of flavors at the French Fry & Craft Beer Festival in St. Pete! This delectable event boasts a mouthwatering array of food trucks, each offering more than just your ordinary fries—think uniquely prepared potato creations bursting with flavor and innovation, alongside a diverse selection of other culinary delights. As you savor the perfect pairing, immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere filled with live music, delightful dessert trucks, and artisanal craft vendors offering a treasure trove of unique finds. Come join the celebration of culinary creativity and community camaraderie!

 

Sun, Apr 21st, 12pm | 70’s Pool Party | The Sarasota Modern | 1290 Boulevard of the Arts

Dive into a blast from the past at the 70s pool party extravaganza! Guests are invited to groove to live DJs spinning retro hits while sporting their best bell-bottoms, platform shoes, and groovy shades. The highlight of the day? A costume contest with prizes exceeding $1,000 for the most authentic 70s attire. Whether showing off disco moves on the dance floor, lounging poolside with a cocktail, or striking poses at the vintage photo booth, this event offers a nostalgic immersion into the funky vibes of the 1970s.

April 12, 2024

Revitalize Your Home: Spring Cleaning Tips for A Fresh Start

As the vibrant colors of spring begin to bloom in Manatee County and Sarasota County, Florida, it's the perfect time to breathe new life into your home. Spring cleaning isn't just about tidying up; it's an opportunity to refresh your living space and create a welcoming environment for the season ahead. Here are some tips to help you kickstart your spring cleaning routine and embrace the beauty of this rejuvenating time of year.

Declutter with Purpose: Embark on your spring cleaning journey by tackling clutter head-on in every corner of your home. Start by sorting through your belongings methodically, assessing each item's usefulness and significance in your life. Whether it's clothing that no longer fits, appliances gathering dust, or knick-knacks losing their charm, be ruthless in your evaluation. Donate gently used items to local charities or recycle those beyond repair. As you pare down your possessions, reimagine your living spaces with newfound simplicity and clarity. Create designated storage solutions for essentials and cherished belongings, fostering a sense of order and serenity in every room.

Deep Clean Every Surface: Give your home a top-to-bottom cleaning to remove winter's dust and grime. Dust ceiling fans, wipe down baseboards, clean windows inside and out, and vacuum or mop floors to leave your home sparkling clean. Pay special attention to often overlooked areas such as light fixtures, air vents, and behind appliances.

Refresh Your Décor: Welcome the season of renewal by refreshing your home décor. Swap out heavy winter textiles for lightweight fabrics, and incorporate pops of color with throw pillows, area rugs, and fresh flowers. Consider rearranging furniture to maximize natural light and create an inviting atmosphere in your living spaces.

Focus on Outdoor Spaces: Extend your spring cleaning efforts to your outdoor living areas to create inviting spaces for outdoor relaxation and entertainment. Sweep away debris from patios and decks, power wash surfaces to remove dirt and mildew buildup, and clean outdoor furniture to prepare for alfresco gatherings in the warm Florida sunshine.

Prep Your Garden and Landscape: Embrace the beauty of spring by tending to your garden and landscape. Prune shrubs, trim trees, and remove any dead or overgrown vegetation to promote healthy growth and enhance curb appeal. Plant colorful flowers and foliage to add vibrancy to your outdoor spaces and attract pollinators.

Clean and Organize with Eco-Friendly Products: Choose eco-friendly cleaning products to minimize your environmental impact while achieving a fresh and clean home. Vinegar, baking soda, and lemon juice are natural alternatives to harsh chemicals and are effective at tackling tough cleaning tasks without harmful residues.

Conclusion: With these spring cleaning tips, you can revitalize your home and embrace the beauty of the season in Florida. By decluttering with purpose, deep cleaning every surface, refreshing your décor, and focusing on outdoor spaces, you can create a welcoming environment that celebrates the spirit of spring.

April 11, 2024

Events Happening This Weekend, April 12th-14th!

WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND?!

 

Fri, Apr 12th, 6pm | Block Party | Lakewood Ranch Main Street | 8102 Lakewood Main Street

Gather on Lakewood Ranch Main Street for a festive celebration of community living at the annual Block Party, presented in collaboration with Lakewood Ranch Community Activities and the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance. This free event promises a lively atmosphere filled with live music, beer trucks, and engaging activities for all ages. Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with local businesses, builders, and various groups and clubs that thrive within our vibrant community.

 

Fri, Apr 12th, 8pm | “The Big Lebowski” Outdoor Screening | Sarasota Municipal Auditorium | 801 N Tamiami Trail

Film enthusiasts are invited to an enchanting evening under the stars for an outdoor screening of the iconic movie 'The Big Lebowski' on the Civil Green Lawns, located just north of the historic Sarasota Municipal Auditorium. Bring your blankets, chairs, and companions to immerse yourself in this timeless Coen Brothers' classic. Enjoy the escapades of The Dude, Walter, and Donny in a relaxed atmosphere surrounded by fellow movie lovers.

 

Sat-Sun, Apr 13th-14th, 10am | Venice Sharks Tooth Festival | Centennial Park | 200 West Venice Ave

Experience the excitement of the Venice Sharks Tooth Festival! Dive into a sea of vendors offering shark teeth and beach-themed treasures, while kids enjoy interactive shark-themed activities like face painting and tooth hunting. Satisfy your cravings with food trucks serving up BBQ, seafood, and more, all to the backdrop of live music. Don't miss out on giveaways and other surprises at this unforgettable event!

 

Sat, Apr 13th, 8am | HIIT Fitness Class | The Oval at The Bay | 1055 Boulevard of the Arts

Nestled near the glistening expanse of the Sarasota Bay, this 45-minute workout offers a dynamic blend of high-intensity intervals and brief periods of lower intensity. Designed to elevate heart rates and build cardiovascular fitness and lean muscle mass, this session maximizes calorie burn. With modifications for all fitness levels, participants need only bring themselves, a mat or towel, and a water bottle for hydration amidst the scenic outdoor setting.

 

Sun, Apr 14th, 4pm | Set the Bar Cocktail Competition | Ed Smith Stadium | 2700 12th Street

Get ready for the Set the Bar Cocktail Competition's grand return, presented by Sarasota-Manatee Originals! Witness Sarasota and Bradenton's top mixologists compete for the coveted title of "Cocktail Champion." With 25 contenders across 5 spirit categories, experience expertly crafted cocktails and cast your vote for the "Best Overall Cocktail." Enjoy live music, local bites, and an exciting raffle supporting a great cause!

April 4, 2024

Events Happening This Weekend, April 5th-7th!

WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND?!

 

Fri, Apr 5th, 6:30pm | Le Barge Sunset Cruise | 2 Marina Plaza

Experience a one-of-a-kind sunset cruise aboard our tropical vessel, which feels like a floating island as it glides across the Gulf of Mexico. Guests are invited to enjoy live entertainment by Jimmy Buffett-style musicians, creating a lively atmosphere reminiscent of an island getaway. Indulge in tropical cocktails and light bites while soaking in the stunning views. Whether joining the occasional spontaneous conga line or simply relaxing and enjoying the ambiance, there's something for everyone. Keep your eyes peeled for playful dolphins and the elusive "green flash" as the sun sets.

 

Fri, Apr 5th, 7pm | Dance Dance Downtown Sarasota | Main Street Sarasota | Between N Palm Ave and S Pineapple Ave

Fresh Fridays kicks off the excitement with the revival of everyone's favorite Dance Dance Revolution game, inviting all dance enthusiasts to join in the downtown festivities for a night of unadulterated dancing at their new location on Main Street. The event promises a lively block party atmosphere where attendees can groove to the live music provided by Society Hill, refuel with delicious offerings from local restaurants, and immerse themselves in the vibrant energy of the downtown scene. So, dust off your dancing shoes and get ready for a memorable evening of rhythm and fun!

 

Sat, Apr 6th, 11am | Travis Pastrana Meet & Greet | ABC Fine Wine & Spirits | 11720 State Road 64 E

Don't miss the chance to join the excitement at the meet and greet event featuring motorsports legend Travis Pastrana, an 11-time X Game gold medalist! Attendees will have the opportunity for unforgettable photo ops and can purchase signed boxes of Good Boy Vodka Citrus Circus Cocktails. Space is limited for this first-come, first-served event, so arrive early to secure your spot.

 

Sat-Sun, Apr 6th-7th, 10am | Spirit Fest Metaphysical & Holistic Fair | Robarts Arena | 3000 Ringling Boulevard

Get ready for an event like no other! Over 90 booths will be set up with a diverse range of offerings from vendors, practitioners, readers, and artists, including crystals, jewelry, divination tools, holistic health specialties, and more. Attendees can enjoy all-day speakers, special guests, and workshops. Free parking and on-site food make it convenient for everyone. Additionally, there will be a special Mediumship Gallery and various family-friendly activities such as face painting, chair massages, and story time for the kids.

 

Sun, Apr 7th, 12pm | Live Music at The Dalí | The Dalí Museum | 1 Dali Boulevard

Experience the harmonious fusion of jazz, classical, and popular arrangements as The St. Petersburg Saxophone Quartet takes center stage in the Raymond James Community Room at The Dalí Museum. Located amidst the captivating ambiance of one of St. Petersburg's cultural gems, The Dalí Museum invites attendees to immerse themselves in the surreal world of Salvador Dalí's masterpieces, known for his eccentricity and imaginative artworks, offering a journey into the depths of creativity where reality blends seamlessly with dreams. This captivating performance on the ground floor of the museum invites all music enthusiasts to embrace the intersection of art and music.

March 28, 2024

Events Happening This Weekend, March 29th-31st!

WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND?!

 

Fri, Mar 29th, 12pm | Egg-Stravaganza | UTC Mall | 140 University Town Center Dr
Embark on an Egg-cellent adventure at the annual Easter Egg-Stravaganza! Attendees will enjoy a 40,000+ Egg Hunt along The Mall at UTC Bunny Trail inside participating stores, Bounce Houses located outside the East Main Entrance near Kona Grill, a Kids Safety Expo in Dillard's Court, and Live Entertainment, Face Painting & Balloon Twisting in the Grand Court. Additionally, the first 500 kids (12 & under) will receive a free egg hunt tote bag. Don't miss out on the fun-filled festivities!

 

Fri, Mar 29th, 5pm | Art and Wine Tour | Art Ovation Hotel | 1255 North Palm Avenue

Discover an evening of art and ambiance at Art Ovation Hotel. Your guided tour starts at 5 pm in the vibrant setting of the gallery bar. Explore the Lobby, Crescendo, Artist Studio, and Elevator lobby galleries, each showcasing unique exhibitions. Sip wine as you delve into the artists' inspirations and stories behind their works. The tour, typically 30 minutes to an hour, encourages relaxed conversation and questions. Cap off your experience with dinner reservations at TZEVA, the hotel's restaurant.

 

Sat, Mar 30th, 1pm | Vegan Brews N BBQ | Sun King Sarasota | 1215 Mango Ave

Get ready to treat your taste buds at the Vegan Comfort Foods Pop-Up event in Sarasota! Offering a delightful array of soulful creations, this pop-up promises a culinary journey like no other. From Southern Staples to mouthwatering Sandwich specials, the menu boasts an enticing selection including Fried Chickun, BBQ, Mac N Cheeze, Jambalaya, Cajun Corn, Beer-Cheeze Battered Beyond Burgers, and Totchos! Rest assured, every item on the menu is 100% Nut Free, with enticing Gluten-Free options available. Don't miss out on this opportunity to savor vegan comfort foods at their finest!

 

Sun, Mar 31st, 10am | Easter Brunch Buffet | Pier 22 | 1200 1st Ave W

Celebrate Easter in style with an unforgettable waterfront brunch experience at PIER 22! From 10 am to 3 pm on Easter Sunday, indulge in a sumptuous buffet that caters to every taste bud. Featuring a delightful array of fresh fruits, breakfast classics, and meticulously crafted carving stations, this feast is not to be missed. Highlights include a customizable omelet station, mouthwatering prime rib, southern-style shrimp & grits, and decadent roasted oysters & sushi. Gather your loved ones for a memorable celebration amidst picturesque views.

 

Sun, Mar 31st, 1pm | Polo Match & Helicopter Easter Egg Drop | Sarasota Polo Club | 8210 Polo Club Lane

Experience the thrill of a polo match that promises fun for all ages! This event will feature the highly anticipated Helicopter Easter Egg Drop during halftime where children will be able to watch colorful eggs cascade from the sky from multiple helicopters and scurry across the field to collect them. It's a perfect blend of sport and holiday cheer, promising a memorable day out for everyone.