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Family-Friendly | Saturday 

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 and illustrators of adults’ and ... Read more »

Family-Friendly | Friday | Saturday 

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 whole bunch of interesting boats ... Read more »


ALSO Youth presents a Halloween party featuring a live Broadway musical show, a Timw Warp party with live DJ and a bar, a costume contest and more. 6 p.m. Oct. ... Read more »

Family-Friendly | Saturday 

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 (Boo Dash for 12 and ... Read more »

Family-Friendly | Friday 

  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 p.m. Oct. 24; Lakewood Ranch ... Read more »


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Family-Friendly | Friday | Saturday 

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 will also be fun, family-friendly ... Read more »

Family-Friendly | Friday | Saturday 

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 midway amusement area complete with ... Read more »

Music | Soundboard 

Who's playing where and when this weekend and beyond ... including Have Gun Will Travel. Read more »

Cheap Thrills 

"Blues Bar Buzz" ... Rod MacDonald ... Thrill the World ... Gumbi Ortiz and New Groove City ... and more Read more »

Featured | Saturday | Section 

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


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Family-Friendly | Featured | Saturday 

Fifth annual comic convention in downtown Bradenton. Read more »

Featured | Music | Saturday 

Impressive indie rock roster includes locals Good Graeff Read more »

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 towards small children, and a ... Read more »

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 Alice’s Wonderland. 4-8:30 p.m. Oct. ... Read more »

Bring the family out and join in the costume contest, face painting, hayrides, bounce houses, and an 18-foot inflatable slide. A $5 wristband is sold for children to participate in ... Read more »
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