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Arts Festivals

It’s that time of year again, when local streets are filled with pavillions loaded with homemade crafts, beautiful art on other decorative products at seemingly… Read more »

Mixon Harvest Festival

Just in time for the cool weather comes Mixon Fruit Farms’ Harvest Festival. The huge festival includes a tiger and elephant show from Loomis Brothers… Read more »


Photo Gallery: Crystal Classic Sand Sculpture

Professional sand sculptors took over Siesta Beach…. Read more »

Photo Gallery: Sarasota Chalk Festival

See the amazing pavement art at this massive annual fest…. Read more »

Siesta Key Crystal Classic

24 master sculptors take to the sands of Siesta…. Read more »

Sarasota Chalk Festival

The fest moves from Burns Court to Venice this year…. Read more »


Photo Gallery: Medieval Fair

See the first weekend of the three-weekend run of the annual fest…. Read more »

Bowls of Hope

Head out for a lovely day at Phillippi Estate Park on Sunday for the annual Bowls of Hope benefit for All Faiths Food Bank. You’ll… Read more »

Hispanic Festival

The St. Jude Church and Hispanic-American Center will hold its 12th annual Hispanic Festival this weekend, a massive celebration of the culture and food of… Read more »

Medieval Fair

Three weeks of jousting, fighting, knights, maidens and smoked turkey legs…. Read more »


Photo gallery: Fright Night & 'Thriller' on St. Armands

See costumes and a classic music video reenactment on Halloween…. Read more »

Kids Halloween Fun

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

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 »

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 »

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 »

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