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, so get out there and do it!
What’s On This week of Saturday, December 14, – Saturday, December 21, 2019
Saturday, December 14
Sarasota Cuban Ballet Nutcracker featuring the Venice Symphony
Venice Performing Arts Center 1 Indian Ave. Venice FL 34285
This production will be shown twice today, 2pm and 7pm, and tomorrow at 2pm. Director Ariel Serrano and Maestro Joseph Caulkins come together to bring you this holiday classic, with brand new scenery designed by Steve Rubin. This is sure to please!
Tickets Online here. Sarasota Cuban Ballet School FB Venice Performing Arts Center FB More info on event here!
Sunday, December 15
An Old Florida Christmas
Manatee Village Historical Park 1404 Manatee Ave. E. Bradenton, FL 34208
Tickets are $5 (cash) at the door (children 12 and under are FREE). You’ll want to bring extra cash to buy food and craft items from vendors. You’ll see beautifully decorated buildings, listen to live music and shop from local artisans.
Manatee Village FB More info on event here!
Thursday, December 19
Star Wars Themed Trivia
Mellow Mushroom Sarasota 6727 S. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34231
The new Star Wars film is coming out soon and you can test your Star Wars knowledge at this fun event! The food and service are great, so you’ll enjoy eating and drinking while you play! Grab some friends and come on out. Seating is limited so make sure you reserve a spot (call 941.388.7504).
Reserve online. Mellow Mushroom Sarasota FB More info on event here!
Friday, December 20
2019 The Jingle 5K
Lakewood Ranch Main Street 8100 Lakewood Main St. Bradenton, FL 34202
You will be supplied jingle bells and laces to wear on your run! Then you’ll hear festive, holiday music while you run! When you finish there will be wonderful live music, food and adult beverages. This run benefits the Lakewood Ranch Medical Center Auxiliary’s Nursing and Health Careers’ Scholarship Program.
Tickets Online here. Lakewood Ranch Main St. FB Fit2Time FB More info on event here!
Saturday, December 21
5th Annual Winter Solstice Sun Run 2019
Starts in Fort Pierce, FL
7:07am – 5:41pm
Rhumcay Beach Resort and Island Grill 119 S. Ocean Dr. Fort Pierce, FL 34949
Motorcycle/Poker Run! Starts at sunrise in Fort Pierce and ends at sunset at Anna Maria Island Beach Café 4000 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217. Prizes for best and low hand. Donation of $5/hand, limit 2 per vehicle with all the proceeds going to the local community food shelf.
Monkey Bus FB More info on event here!
Photos from events’ FB or website pages.