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Sarasota Bay Water Festival

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Ben Hammond

Ben Hammond. (Courtesy photo)

Ben Hammond, Luke Andrews, Democracy, Hymn For Her and Come Back Alice make up an eclectic lineup for the second annual Sarasota Bay Water Festival on Saturday (Nov. 2).

The free festival (which opens at 10 a.m.) at Ken Thompson Park highlights the importance of Sarasota Bay to the region’s environment and economy.

The day includes live music from noon until sunset, food trucks & local restaurants, beer & wine garden, panel discussions, Arts Zone featuring fine artists & wildlife photographers selling gift items, raffle prizes, Dragon Boat Races with local and regional teams, and 83 exhibitors promoting boating, fishing, kayaking, paddleboard sports, scuba diving, conservation, protection of wildlife.

FOUR PANEL DISCUSSIONS
The panel discussion schedule: Noon, "Protecting Sarasota Bay Wildlife"; 1 p.m., "Reducing Stormwater Pollution"; 2 p.m., "Environmental Education & Stewardship"; 3 p.m., "Sarasota Bay: Past, Present and Future."

LIVE MUSIC SCHEDULE
Noon-12:30 p.m. – Ben Hammond
12:30-1:30 p.m. – Luke Andrews
1:30-2 p.m. – Ben Hammond
2-3 p.m. – Democracy
3-3:30 p.m. – Ben Hammond
3:30-4:30 p.m. – Hymn for Her
4:30-5 p.m. – Ben Hammond
5 p.m. – Raffle prize drawing
5:15-6:45 p.m. – Come Back Alice

Ken Thompson Park is at 1700 Ken Thompson Parkway, Lido Key. For more information, visit sarasotabaywaterfestival.com.

Last modified: November 4, 2013
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