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 10/26 – 11/02/2019
Saturday, October 26
Black Diamond Burlesque’s Halloween Show
Lakewood Ranch, FL
Grove Restaurant – Patio – Ballroom 10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
Presenting an adult burlesque show – “Ghost Stories: Things that go Bump & Grind in the Night”. Cash bar and pre-show dinner discounts provided by Grove Restaurant. Should be a howling good time!
Tickets Online here. GROVE DINING FB Black Diamond Burlesque FB More info on event here!
Sunday, October 27
Tropiflora Fall Plant Festival
3530 Tallevast Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243
This is the last of a 3-day event (Fri & Sat 8am-5pm). Family friendly with free admission, coffee and doughnuts. The main vendor is Wonderful Water Lilies where you can choose from tropical water lilies, bog plants, fertilizer and more.
Wonderful Waterlilies FB More info on event here!
Tuesday, October 29
WASTED! Film Showing and Expert Panel with Transition Sarasota
Grand Living at Lakewood Ranch 7230 University Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34240
Learn how tackling food waste can be delicious instead of depressing. You will screen the movie “Wasted!” and have a discussion after with a panel of experts.
Tickets Online here. More info on event here!
Wednesday, October 30
Halloween Candle Making
The Folk School at Florida Maritime Museum 4415 119th St. W. Cortez, FL 34215
Register to be a part of this fun class! It’s beginning candle making to learn basic skills like layering, adding fragrance and color, and different types of wax to use. You’ll take home 3 candles: a Halloween votive candle, A candle in a Halloween mug, and a candy corn colored candle. Be sure to register and pre-pay!
Register and pay online here. Florida Folk School FB More info on event here!
Thursday, October 31
Swordfish Grill Halloween Costume Contest
Swordfish Grill & Tiki 4628 110th St. W. Cortez, FL 34215
Join the staff at the Swordfish for this fun event! Wear your ghoulest costume and be prepared to party with some spooky Halloween drinks. There will be prizes!!! Make sure you sign up before 7pm to be considered for the Costume Contest.
Swordfish Grill and Tiki FB More info on event here!
Friday, November 1
Sarasota Country Music Festival
JD Hamel Park Main St & Gulfstream Ave. Sarasota FL 34236
This is a 3-day festival (Sat. 11am-10pm, Sun. 11am-6pm). This is the first downtown Sarasota Country Music Festival! There will be great live music, arts/crafts and special attractions. Great for the whole family! Featuring the best BBQ in all sorts of styles! Today’s music is Dr. Dave Band, Billy Rice Band, and Soul Circus Cowboys!
More info on event here!
Saturday, November 2
2019 Florida International Air Show Is Coming!
Punta Gorda, FL
Punta Gorda Airport 28000 Airport Road A-1, Punta Gorda, FL 33982
This is a 3-day event (Fri. 5-9pm, Sun. 9am-5pm). Get your tickets and come on down to see the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds (Sat. & Sun.). There are several performances scheduled throughout each day that are sure to please the whole family!
Tickets and performance schedule. Florida Air Show FB More info on event here!
Photos from events’ FB pages and Sande Caplin & Associates.