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 26 – Saturday, February 2, 2019
Saturday, January 26
12th Annual Downtown Venice Craft Festival
401 W. Venice Ave. Venice, FL
This is a two-day craft festival: Sat. & Sun. 10am-5pm in historic downtown Venice. There is a Green Market with fresh live plants as well as beautiful crafts in ceramics, jewelry, stained glass, metal works, etc. Come enjoy Venice! More info on event here
Sunday, January 27
17th Annual Gumbo Fest
Fort Myers, FL
11am – 6pm
Shell Factory 2787 N. Tamiami Trl. North Fort Myers, FL 33903
Live entertainment: Zydeco Music by Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band, festival food. $5000 reverse raffle. Fun! Fun! Fun!
All to benefit the Nature Park & Environmental Education Foundation. This is a kid friendly event. Check website for ticket prices for park entry. Click here for more info
Wednesday, January 30
Open Mic with Sara Nelms featuring Kelly White!
Darwin Brewing Company and Taproom 803 17th Ave W. Bradenton FL 34205
Sara Nelms hosts this Open Mic. She is a local singer and songwriter as is Kelly White. They are looking forward to hosting at Darwins and hope you all come! All musicians, singers, comedians, poets, etc. are welcome. More info on event here Darwin Brewing Co
Thursday, January 31
Free Library Event
Holmes Beach, FL
Island Branch Library 5701 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach FL 34217
Janis Ian is a songwriter and author of “Society’s Child: My Autobiography” and the children’s book “The Tiny Mouse”. The talk will take place next door at the Waterline Marriott and shown at the library. The sale of merchandise offered will go to The Pearl Foundation and the Island Library. She will be available to sign books afterwards. More info on event here Janis Ian Website
Saturday, January 26
Music on Main: The Betty Fox Band
Lakewood Ranch, FL
8100 Lakewood Main St. Bradenton, Fl. 34202
If you haven’t heard The Betty Fox Band yet, here’s your chance! You will appreciate her soulful sound. This event is to benefit HOPE Family Services. You are welcome to bring chairs, but no coolers please. There will be food and drink vendors right there. More info on event here Betty Fox Info Here
Photos courtesy of the above events’ FB pages.