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Eat Local Week and Geraldson Community Farm

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

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Eat Local Week Schedule

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

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Safe Sex Halloween Bash

Planned Parenthood’s annual party is always a highlight of the Halloween season. … Read more »

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ManaCon

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

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Coral Skies Music Festival

Impressive indie rock roster includes locals Good Graeff… Read more »

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Candlelight Tour

A family friendly event that will take you through the first floor of the Gamble mansion, with each room decorated with a spooky theme geared… Read more »

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Halloween Social

There will be trick-or-treating, crafts, games, face painting, a tattoo parlor, fortune telling, and lots of other spooky happenings, as well as Charlotte’s Web and… Read more »

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Frightmares Haunted House

The scariest (and maybe only) serious haunted house in the area opens this weekend…. Read more »

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Psychic Showdown

The Players Theatre and The Spirit University have teamed up to present Sarasota’s Psychic Challenge, a tournament featuring extraordinary individuals who claim to have the… Read more »

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Sarasota Pridefest

Celebrate and support Sarasota’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community with a day-long party along downtown Sarasota’s bayfront. There will be food trucks, exhibitors, guest… Read more »

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RIAF

You still have time to catch the final three days of the smaller, but still exciting, Ringling International Arts Festival. Thursday through Saturday features jazz… Read more »

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Clearwater Jazz Holiday

Headliners include New Orleans heavyweights Trombone Shorty, Dr. John and Dirty Dozen Brass Band… Read more »

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Bayfest on Anna Maria

Get back to the Anna Maria Island for local food, libations, live music and classic car show. … Read more »

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Sun Fiesta

It’s party time in Venice. … Read more »

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Hungarian Festival

Popular annual event returns to Sarasota County Fairgrounds on Saturday and Sunday….. Read more »

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Contra Dance at Fogartyville

Contra dance is also about couples, in two facing lines or a foursome…. Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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Spirit Voices of Old Manatee

Costumed actors will portray the early settlers interred in the 1850 Manatee Burying Grounds with riveting and haunting graveside dialogues. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 9-12, 16-19;… Read more »

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Oktoberfest guide

Upcoming beer fests in Sarasota, Bradenton, St. Pete, Tampa and Munich… Read more »

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