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Youth Regatta

Sun, sand and sailboats on Charlotte Harbor on Saturday, courtesy of the Charlotte County Family YMCA’s 2nd annual youth regatta. The Regatta features a variety… Read more »

Family-Friendly | Saturday 

Electrify the Island

Want to free yourself from the shackles of the gas pump? Check out this weekend’s Electrify the Island outside Mote Marine Aquarium on City Island,… 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 »

Family-Friendly | Music | Section 

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 »


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 »


2014 Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix Schedule

14 events over 10 days…. Read more »


Summer Circus Spectacular

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


Sarasota Concert Band

Want a unique Memorial Day musical experience? When the Sarasota Concert Band plays the world premiere of the march “Glory and Honor” by composer David… Read more »

Family-Friendly | Featured 

Memorial Day Parade

Remember at this star-studded parade in downtown Sarasota…. Read more »

Family-Friendly | Featured | Music 

Myakka River Blues Festival at Snook Haven in Venice

Returns to Snook Haven with an impressive lineup of national, regional and local acts…. Read more »

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Sarasota Orchestra at Ed Smith Stadium

Spirit of America concert features famed violinist Molly Cherryholmes…. Read more »


Music on Main

Lakewood Ranch’s monthly concert series returns on Friday with the classic southern rock sounds of Shotgun Justice. Main Street will be crowded with people out… Read more »


Fine Art Festival

Sure, during tourist season it seems like our cup runneth over with art and craft festivals – some weekends packed with multiple options scattered across… Read more »


Air Fare RC aircraft

The local Golden Eagle radio-controlled aircraft group will host its annual Air Fare this weekend, featuring impressive airplanes with 80-inch wingspans taking to the skies… Read more »


Easter Party and Egg Hunt

At Siesta Key’s Children’s Easter Party and Egg Hunt, you’ll find the usual Easter egg hunt, face painting, games, photo opportunities with the Easter bunny,… Read more »


Big Truck Day

If you think that big trucks and colorful eggs don’t go together, you haven’t spent enough time around kids. Sarasota County is hosting its 18th… Read more »

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