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, September 28 – Saturday, October 5, 2019
Saturday, September 28
Venice Beach Party
Venice Beach 705 Venice Ave. W. Venice, FL 34285
This is the 4th year! It’s free to the public with Live Music, Food and Cocktail Bars! Gulf Shores Realty is giving away custom designed T-Shirts starting at 3pm until they run out. Food from BrewBurgers, The Maine Menu, Sharky’s On the Pier, Bonefish Grill, and Kona Ice. Live music from The Sarasota Steel Pan Band and Offshore Riot. Concession stand proceeds will go to support Venice MainStreet to help preserve, protect and promote Historic Downtown Venice.
Venice Main Street FB More info on event here!
Wednesday, October 2
The Billy Rice Band at Mattison’s Riverwalk
Mattison’s City Grille 101 Riverfront Blvd. Ste.120 Bradenton, FL 34205
Billy is back at Mattison’s! He has 2 new band members and hopes you’ll come out and dance! Mattison’s has a fabulous menu and they accept reservations at (941) 896-9660.
The Billy Rice Band FB Mattisons City Grille Bradenton Riverwalk FB
Thursday, October 3
Berry Oakley’s Indigenous Suspects
Stottlemyer’s Smokehouse 19 East Rd. Sarasota, FL 34240
Berry plays with The Allman Betts Band and will be going out on tour soon so, don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy his music! Stottlemyer’s has great food and the outdoor stage and dance floor are nonstop fun. Come on out for a music filled evening.
Friday, October 4
6th Annual Flippin’ Mullet Mullet Fishing Tournament
Oct. 4, 7pm – Oct 6, 7pm
Flippin’ Mullet Sports Bar 4628 119th St. W. Cortez, FL 34215
Captain’s Meeting at 7pm. Fishing starts Sat. Oct. 5 @10am. Weigh in Sun. Oct 6 @4pm See who can catch the biggest mullet! $25 Entry Fee Per Person. $5 of every entry fee goes into the raffle! 1st Place – $100 Cash + $50 Swordfish Grill Gift Card + all entry money. 2nd Place – $75 Swordfish Grill Gift Card. 3rd Place – $25 Swordfish Grill Gift Card. There will be more than one raffle so, lots of ways to win! All proceeds to benefit Manatee County Chapter of Fishing for Freedom.
Flippin Mullet Sports Bar FB Fishing For Freedom FB More info on event here!
Saturday, October 5
Sarasota Water Lantern Festival
Nathan Benderson Park 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota, FL 34235
This festival was voted #1 Festival of 2019 by USA Today Readers’ Choice. A beautiful scene as you watch the lanterns light up the water. Lanterns are eco-friendly, made from rice paper and wood. All the lanterns will be on a buoy line so all the debris and lanterns can be picked up by the team of volunteers afterward. Get your tickets quickly, before they sell out!
Tickets Online here. Water Lantern Festival FB Nathan Benderson Park FB More info on event here!
Photos from events’ FB pages.