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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 »

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Six spots for St. Patrick’s Day

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

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »


Sarasota Chalk Fest brings art to the masses

The annual festival features four days (and more) of serious temporary art and events…. Read more »

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Sand Sculpting Competition

Siesta Key Crystal Classic Master Sand Sculpting Competition is Friday through Monday. … Read more »


Canine Christmas

Canine Christmas is a must-attend event for dog lovers…. Read more »

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Cheap Thrills, Nov. 7-13

53rd annual EUMC Christmas Bazaar — 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 9). Englewood United Methodist Church, 700 E. Dearborn St. Stock up on affordable hand-made… Read more »


Hispanic Festival at St. Jude

Plenty of culture will be on display at the 11th annual Hispanic Festival at St. Jude Catholic Church, including folk dances, vocal contests, bands, dancing… Read more »


Car show at Gamble Plantation

Classic and antique vehicles will be on display at the historic Gamble Plantation this weekend, a perfect excuse to see a local treasure that is… Read more »


Terra Ceia Mullet Smoke-Off

The Terra Ceia Mullet Smoke-Off is a classic annual event that returns Saturday. … Read more »

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Ribfest at Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg

Justin Moore is one of the many country (and rock) stars performing at Ribfest this weekend in St. Petersburg…. Read more »

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