What’s On? The Suncoast This Week, 5/18 – 5/25

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


The Downtown Sarasota Craft FestivalSaturday, May 18

The Downtown Sarasota Craft Festival

Sarasota, FL

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 





Lakewood Ranch Tribute to Heroes Parade on Main St.Sunday, May 19

Lakewood Ranch Tribute to Heroes Parade on Main St.

Bradenton, FL


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.


Attracting Butterflies and More to your Florida-Friendly Landscape by UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota CountyTuesday, May 21

Attracting Butterflies and More to your Florida-Friendly Landscape

Sarasota, FL


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


Meet the Artist – Candace Wiant at Art of Living Collective in Sarasota, FlFriday, May 24

Meet the Artist – Candace Wiant

Sarasota, FL


Art of Living Collective 2139 Siesta Dr. Sarasota, FL 34239

Come meet the talented Candace Wiant! Her art is unique and so lovely you’ll fall in love with it at first sight!
More about Art of Living Collective   More info on event here




Venice Brew Bash VIII at Centennial Park in Venice, FLSaturday, May 25

Venice Brew Bash VIII

Venice, FL


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 


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