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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 »

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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 »

Family-Friendly | Saturday 

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 »

Family-Friendly | Friday 

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 »

Family-Friendly | Friday | Saturday 

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 »

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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 »

Eat Near | Family-Friendly | Featured | Friday | Saturday | Sunday 

Eat Local Week and Geraldson Community Farm

Tons of events during Eat Local Week, with plans for more at Geraldson Community Farm…. Read more »

Eat Near | Family-Friendly | Featured | Friday | Saturday | Sunday 

Eat Local Week Schedule

A week of events celebrating our unique local food producers…. Read more »

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ManaCon

Fifth annual comic convention in downtown Bradenton…. Read more »

Family-Friendly | Saturday | Sunday 

Hunsader Farms Pumpkin Fest

Over 100 craft booths, live music, live shows, a chainsaw sculptor, corn maze, children’s train ride, scarecrow display, petting zoo and a whole lot more… Read more »

Family-Friendly | Saturday | Sunday 

Fruitville Grove Pumpkin Fest

A huge festival featuring crafters, pony rides, hay rides, plenty of other kids’ activities, rides and games (including a massive slip ‘n’ slide), and a… Read more »

Family-Friendly | Featured | Music | Section | Soundboard 

Snook Haven Country Fest

Lineup includes Adrian Ray and Kim Betts. … Read more »

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Marauders' final Thirsty Thursday

Marauders offer beer and wings deals at end-of-season, football-themed Thirsty Thursday… Read more »

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Pig Pickin’ Porch Party

The Blue Rooster is serving up a Southern-style buffet and live music…. Read more »

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Snook Haven hosts July 4 bash

Check out the Myakka Kayaka 4th of July Jam Blast…. Read more »

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Village of the Arts welcomes new business

The pastry cafe Sugar Cubed is having its grand opening Friday…. Read more »

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Independence Day Festival in Nokomis

Members of the Tampa reggae band Tribal Style will perform…. Read more »

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Fireworks viewing guide

The best places to see patriotic pyrotechnics in Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte counties July 3-4… Read more »

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2014 Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix Schedule

14 events over 10 days…. Read more »

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Summer Circus Spectacular

Inexpensive, family-friendly circus fun…. Read more »

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