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, May 18– Saturday, May 25, 2019
Saturday, May 18
The Downtown Sarasota Craft Festival
10am-5pm and Sunday 10am-5pm
5 Points Park, Central and First Streets, Sarasota, FL 34236
Crafts include jewelry, pottery, ceramics, photography, painting, clothing and more! All handmade in America! There will also be a Green Market: plants, handmade soaps, spices, kettle corn, etc.
More info on event here
Sunday, May 19
Lakewood Ranch Tribute to Heroes Parade on Main St.
Main Street at Lakewood Ranch 8100 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., Bradenton, FL 34202
You are invited to be a part of this parade to support our local veterans and heroes. There will be a Pre-block party at 6pm with the parade starting at 7pm. There will be prizes for “Best Float”, “Most Patriotic Bike”, “Most Original Bike”, “Cutest Bike”. Check their FB event for sponsorship details.
More info on event here More about Lakewood Ranch here.
Tuesday, May 21
Attracting Butterflies and More to your Florida-Friendly Landscape
UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County Twin Lakes Park, Green Building 6700 Clark Road, Sarasota, FL 34241.
Instructor Wilma Holley will teach you how to attract and keep butterflies, birds and bees in your garden. You should register early for a seat and for information regarding any changes to the class.
Register here. More info on UF Sarasota Ext More info on event here
Friday, May 24
Meet the Artist – Candace Wiant
Art of Living Collective 2139 Siesta Dr. Sarasota, FL 34239
Saturday, May 25
Venice Brew Bash VIII
Centennial Park, 200 W. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285
Your chance to sample more than 60 different craft beers in one place! And there will be food vendors plus live music from #NOFILTER to listen to. The event is open to the general public for free, however, tickets are required to participate in the sampling. Save some money and get them here! Dogs are allowed, as are children, but there are no special activities for them.
Get tickets for sampling here. More info on event here #NOFILTER info
Photos from events’ FB pages and websites