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Family-Friendly | Featured | Sunday 

A Taste of Chanukah

More than food, this massive celebration is a spectacle…. Read more »

Family-Friendly | Featured | Friday | Saturday | Sunday 

Snow Fest Sarasota

Correction: This massive celebration is at Payne Park, not Phillippi Park…. Read more »

Family-Friendly | Friday | Saturday | Sunday 

Selby Gardens Lights Up

Selby Gardens will transform into a festive winter wonderland during Lights In Bloom this weekend and next, the grounds adorned with life-sized, garden-themed illuminations and… Read more »

Family-Friendly | Friday | Saturday | Sunday 

Jungle Gardens Lights Up

Sarasota Jungle Gardens’ annual Holiday Lights Spectacular features a myriad of family friendly activities, roasting s’mores and hot dogs, photos with Santa and live entertainment… Read more »

Family-Friendly | Featured 

Light It Up: Top Spots For Christmas Lights

Some of the best electrified displays of holiday spirit in the area…. Read more »

Family-Friendly | Section | Sunday 

'Frozen' party

Family party based on “Frozen” will include sing-alongs, trivia and a screening of the movie… Read more »

Family-Friendly | Featured | Friday | Saturday | Sunday 

Holiday Events Guide

Start planning your holiday fun…… Read more »

Family-Friendly | Featured | Section 

Ruben Studdard at Van Wezel

‘Colors of Christmas’ also features Peabo Bryson, Jennifer Holiday and Taylor Dayne…. Read more »


Boxcars, Balsam Range headline Venice BBQ bash

Two of the hottest bands in bluegrass will perform at Saturday’s Suncoast BBQ & Bluegrass Bash at the Venice airport…. Read more »

Family-Friendly | Section 

Six spots for St. Patrick’s Day

Here’s where you want to be Monday for the glorious Irish holiday. … Read more »

Family-Friendly | Music | Section 

Music in the Park series returns to Bradenton Riverwalk

Free series returns to Bradenton Riverwalk… Read more »


Gamble Plantation Festival

Gamble Plantation is one of those local historic treasures that many locals forget about. Well, this is the weekend to make up for your neglect…. Read more »


Ski-A-Rees jump into a new season

Sarasota’s own water ski troupe kicks off their free shows…. Read more »


Bayfront Boat Show

Event is Friday through Sunday at Marina Jack…. Read more »


Sarasota Highland Games and Celtic Festival

Sarasota Highland Games and Celtic Festival returns this weekend to fairgrounds. … Read more »

Family-Friendly | Music 

High School Jazz Festival

The Jazz Club of Sarasota is throwing some love to the up-and-comers with its fifth annual High School Jazz Festival. “If you’re wondering about the… Read more »


Devereaux-Kaiser Antique Car Show

Over 1,500 cars on display!… Read more »

Family-Friendly | Section 

Wings of Freedom Tour

World War II fighter aircraft visit Venice for a weekend of tours and flights. … Read more »


Olde Fashioned Village Christmas

Village of the Arts in Bradenton is hosting an ‘Olde Fashioned Christmas’… Read more »


Venice Christmas Boat Parade

Venice Christmas Boat Parade is back on for its 25th anniversary … Read more »

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  • Dining Guide

    Looking for a great place to eat? Sarasota, Bradenton and Venice have so many restaurants to choose from. Check out the latest food craze in our Dining Guide. This full color guide publishes a holiday, spring and summer edition in the Herald-Tribune.