What’s On? The Suncoast This Week, 1/12 – 1/19

Every week we hope to entice you to go out and do something fun in the area. Maybe you’ll see something you never thought you’d try but, now you think you might! This area of Florida is filled with interesting things to do and see and experience. Get out there and do it!

This week of Saturday, January 12 – Saturday, January 19, 2019


Sarasota Winter Fine Art Festival on Gulfstream Ave in Sarasota, FLSaturday, January 12

Sarasota Winter Fine Art Festival

Sarasota, FL

10am – 5pm

Gulfstream Ave. Sarasota, FL 34236

Come on down to Gulfstream Ave where there will be loads of tents with art vendors; local, regional, and national. The is the 7th Annual Festival and will be held for 2 days, Saturday and Sunday, January 12-13. The Humane Society will be there with their “Big Mac” mobile adoption center. Click here for more info






The Great Mr. Swindle's Traveling Peculiarium & Drink-Ory Garden in Englewood, FLWednesday, January 16

The Great Mr. Swindle’s Traveling Peculiarium & Drink-Ory Garden

Englewood, FL

7 – 8:30pm

349 W. Dearborn St. Englewood, FL 34233

This looks like it will be so much fun! Their FB page says it goes until Jan 20. There are live acrobats, comedy, and great family fun! They suggest you come an hour early to check out Dr. Elixir’s Drink-Ory Garden (included in ticket price) which serves beer, wine, other beverages, food and snacks. There’s entertainment there, too!
Tickets are $25-$45. Children under 2 are free (if on your lap). Tickets online here or call 1-888-718-4253


Sarasota Winter Carnival & Bazaar at The Mall at University Town Center in Sarasota, FLThursday, January 17

Sarasota Winter Carnival & Bazaar

5 – 10pm

The Mall at University Town Center 140 University Town Center Drive Sarasota, FL 34243

This festival is from Thursday, January 17- Monday, January 21. There will be carnival rides, games, local artisans, an Amateur Chili Cook-Off, and a Beard Contest! Thursday & Friday times: 5-10pm ($25 unlimited rides). Saturday & Sunday times: 11am-10pm ($30 unlimited rides). Monday time:10am-8pm ($30 unlimited rides). This is family-friendly and there’s free parking and admission.  More info on event here


12th Annual Sarasota Native American Indian Festival at the Sarasota Fairgrounds, Sarasota, FLFriday, January 18

12th Annual Sarasota Native American Indian Festival

10am – 5pm  

Sarasota Fairgrounds 3000 Ringling Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34237

The guest artist is flutist Robert Mirabal from Taos Pueblo, New Mexico. The Red Boys will host drum, Anthony Aleman on the didgeridoo. There will be authentic art and bead work, traditional dancing. Of course, there will be storytelling! Tickets are: adult $8, child 6-12 $4, under 5 free.They will be there Saturday (10am-6pm) and  Sunday (10am-5pm), too!  More info on event here 




Decades Rewind at Venice Performing Arts Center in Venice, FLSaturday, January 19

Decades Rewind

Venice, FL

7 – 9:15pm

Venice Performing Arts Center 1 Indian Dr. Venice, FL 34285

This show is the ultimate 60’s, 70’s, & 80’s disco, funk, rock and Motown hits show! They feature over 60 songs and 100 costume changes. It will blow your mind! Hurry and get your tickets! There will be some dancing in the aisles at this one! Decades Rewind Website     More info on event here



Photos courtesy of the above events’ FB pages.


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