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Kids Halloween Fun

Cute kids in costumes and plenty of candy!… Read more »

Saturday 

Sarasota Singles

Sarasota Singles Society will celebrate its one-year anniversary with a special event open to all area singles at the Chart House Restaurant. Over the past… Read more »

Family-Friendly | Saturday 

Sarasota Bay Water Festival

Celebrate the importance of Sarasota Bay to the region’s environment, economy and quality of life at the Sarasota Bay Water Festival. There will be live… Read more »

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Taste of Manatee

The Taste of Manatee returns for its 28th year this weekend at a brand new location – Sutton Park in Palmetto – with fine cuisine… Read more »

Featured | Friday 

Adult Halloween Parties

Want Halloween fun without the kids? Try one of these strictly adult Halloween parties…. Read more »

Sarasota Book Fair

Area authors and illustrators will meet their fans at the third annual Sarasota Book Fair on Saturday. This literary festival showcases regionally based, self-published authors… Read more »

Dragon Boat Festival

2,500 breast cancer survivors from 10 different countries will converge on Nathan Benderson Park this weekend for the massive IBCPC Dragon Boat Festival. Expect a… Read more »

Rocky Horror Show

ALSO Youth presents a Halloween party featuring a live Broadway musical show, a Timw Warp party with live DJ and a bar, a costume contest… Read more »

Boo Run

This family-oriented race has prizes for best costumes and other Halloween fun. 8:30 a.m. Oct. 25; Lakewood Ranch Main Street, Lakewood Ranch; $30 (5k), $10… Read more »

Boo Fest

  There will be a costume parade, trick-or-treating, live music, a haunted house, pumpkin patch and much more at this annual Lakewood Ranch event. 6-9… Read more »

Haunted Trails of Oscar Scherer

Celebrate the spookiest time of the year and test your courage on the park’s haunted trails. For those who don’t dare the scary paths, there… Read more »

Sarasota Pumpkin Festival

Payne Park will be transformed into an outdoor fall festival featuring over 100 free shows, pumpkin patch and maze, pie eating contests, kids’ shows, family… Read more »

Candlelight Tour

A family friendly event that will take you through the first floor of the Gamble mansion, with each room decorated with a spooky theme geared… Read more »

Halloween Social

There will be trick-or-treating, crafts, games, face painting, a tattoo parlor, fortune telling, and lots of other spooky happenings, as well as Charlotte’s Web and… Read more »

Goblin Gathering

Bring the family out and join in the costume contest, face painting, hayrides, bounce houses, and an 18-foot inflatable slide. A $5 wristband is sold… Read more »

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