2018 March Sarasota
Events Calendar

The March Sarasota Events Calendar includes the best of the best fun things to do in and around Sarasota.



March 1, 2019: It's the first Friday of the month so that means Music on Main at Lakewood Ranch from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m! Beer, wine and food sales. Check out the fountain area for a balloon twister, face painting, and fun. Bring your chairs, but leave coolers at home. Dogs are welcome, but must be kept on a short leash. Overflow parking is available at the Lakewood Ranch Medical Center. Lakewood Ranch is off University Parkway east of I-75. March Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

March 1, 2019:Get your toes tapping at "Jazz at Two" featuring Bill Buchman’s “Art of Jazz.” “Art of Jazz” features top players doing inspiring contemporary jazz, latin, swing, boogie woogie, blues, New Orleans swing  and more. Bill says, about his music, “Jazz and blues are our forms of art and that’s  the level we strive for. Our music is all about the joy, spontaneity, warmth that flow from deep roots". $10 for Sarasota Jazz Club members, $15 for non-members. 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota, 3975 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota. More info at: 941 366-1552.

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March 1 - 10, 2019: Ladies & Gentleman, Boys & Girls....It's Circus Sarasota celebrating 21 years of Big Top Performances! Previous headliners have included comic daredevil, Sarasota's own international star, Bello Nock and Sarasota's high wire artist, Nik Wallenda. The all new winter production features performances at various times and dates. Ticket prices range from $12 - $44. Performances take place under the Big Top which opens 1 hour before show time. Big Top Parking: $5 for local charities. 140 University Town Center Drive, Sarasota, FL. Click here for more info and tickets.

March 2, 2019: It's the 10th Annual Shark's Tooth 10K run. It starts at the Venice Airport Festival Grounds. Participants receive: Custom medal for all finishers, Free entry to the 27th Annual Shark's Tooth Festival in April, Premium post race party, Door prizes, Custom Awards and more. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics. Registration fees varies. The Festival Grounds gates will open and Race Morning Registration and Packet Pick-Up will begin at 5:30 a.m. at the Venice Airport Festival Grounds. East Airport Avenue, Venice, FL. Click here for latest details and sign up.

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March 2, 2019: Stroll the street and enjoy the Annual ArtSlam 2019 in downtown Bradenton. This annual community day showcasing collaborative creativity is a celebration of the arts and arts education. A Celebration of Youth & Creativity! Watch as dozens of teams of students and creatives take art out of the classrooms and studios and onto the streets. Engage in the creative process, experience temporary public art, and celebrate the creative youth in Manatee County. Free. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Old Main Street, 400 12th St W, Bradenton, FL. March Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

March 2, 2019: The Orioles and Ed Smith Stadium host “Cole Swindell’s Party in the Outfield.” One of Nashville’s brightest young stars, Swindell, a Platinum-selling recording artist and 11-time No 1 singer/songwriter, released his third album, “All of It” in 2018 and it debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country album chart. Stage-front tickets are now sold out, but general admission on-field tickets are still available for $30 in advance ($35 at the door). All tickets are standing only (no seating on the field), but fans who wish to sit can do so in the ballpark seating bowl. Wheelchair accessible seats are also located throughout the stadium seating. 7 p.m. Ed Smith Stadium, 2700 12th St, Sarasota, FL. Click here for tickets.

March 2 - 3, 2019: Enjoy the sights and flights of Wings over Venice, the 20th annual radio controlled aircraft exhibition held by The R/C Fliers of Venice. The weekend will feature flying demos as well as food and drink vendors, a candy drop for kids and benefit raffles.Free admission, parking $3 donation. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Memorial Flying Field, 4000 Knights Trail Road, Nokomis, FL. 941-244-0336. March Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.

March 2 - 3, 2019: You're invited to enjoy the Berry Fest from the same people that bring you the annual Pumpkin Fest. This family friendly event will feature craft booths, face painting, a rock wall, bounce house, mini train rides, food, an Easter egg hunt (1 p.m. Saturday), and spring baby animals. Since it's the "Berry Fest" they will feature yummy strawberry shortcake, strawberry milkshakes, hand-dipped blueberry cheesecake ice cream plus kettle corn and plenty of good eats. Free admission and free parking. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Also March 9 - 10, March 16 - 17. Fruitville Grove, 7410 Fruitville Rd., Sarasota, FL. 

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March 2 - 3, 2019: It's the 18th Annual Downtown Venice Art Classic which brings together longtime favorites and newer names in the contemporary art scene. Mediums include sculpture, photography, glass, paintings, ceramics, jewelry, mixed media and more.10 a.m - 5 p.m. West Venice Avenue in Downtown Venice. Free. March Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

March 2 - 3, 2019: Enjoy the 30th Annual Lido Tides Arts & Crafts Show in the open air along the beach in front of the Lido Beach Pavilion. Featuring the creations of talented artists and crafts people from all over. Lots of creativity on display and for purchase from spectacular paintings, one-of-a-kind jewels, and photography to ceramics, and much more. No matter what you're looking for, you'll be sure to find it among the various array of artists and crafters participating in this arts and craft festival. Free admission and parking. 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Lido Key, 400 Ben Franklin Drive, Sarasota, FL.

March 2 - 3, 2019: It's the Dub Fest 2019 Craft Beer & Music Festival celebrating J. Dub's Brewing Company's 5th anniversary. Saturday's 1 p.m. - 10 p.m. music line up: Ship of Fools, Wild Root, SOWFLO, Reverend Barry & The Funk, Bob Marley Tribute, Less Than Jake, Sunday's 1 p.m. - 8 p.m. music line up: Jah Movement, The Black Honkeys, Mini Kiss, Reel Big Fish. There's also a Home brew competition plus VIP beer releases, food trucks, raffles, games, vendor booths and more. No one under 21. No coolers or outside food & drink. Tickets: $25 - $100. Sarasota County Fairgounds Concert Field, 3000 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL.  

March 3, 2018: It's Anna Maria Island Heritage Day with a Settler’s Market selling their famous Settlers’ Bread and herbs, honey and produce.  Live music all day plus Bar-B-Q, museum tours and settler era crafts and demonstrations; Bee Keeping, Candle Making, Wool Spinning, Quilting, Knitting, Woodworking, Basket Weaving and more. Old fashioned children’s games and scavenger hunt with games and prizes will be held as well as a Pirate Jailbreak. See how the early settlers lived! 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Anna Maria Island Museum, 402 Pine Avenue in the Historical Park, Anna Maria Island, FL. (Trolley Stop 42). Click here for more info.

There are numerous recurring, fun things to do in Sarasota throughout the year. Click here for my list of recurring Events in Sarasota!

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March 3, 2018: It's the Pittsburgh Pirates 12th annual Pirate Fest with family-friendly fun, free player autographs, games, prizes, music and more all just outside the ballpark on 9th street. Free and open to the public.10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., game time: 1:05 p.m. LECOM Field, 1611 9th Street West, Bradenton, FL. Ticket required for 1:05 p.m. game with the Phillies. March Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

March 3, 2019: No festival in 2019, according to organizers. Check out the 4th year of the new and revamped Suncoast Blues Festival, Sarasota's new Blues Fest! Click here for tickets and more info. Featured will be: James Armstrong, Andrew "Jr. Boy" Jones, EG Kight,Thornetta Davis, Lurrie Bell, and Monster Mike Welch/Mike Ledbetter Band. 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Gates open at 10 a.m. Rain or shine. Free parking. RV/Camping also available for reservations. Sarasota Fairgrounds, 30000 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota.

March 3, 2019: Enjoy Sarasota's own Ski-A-Rees Water Ski Team and their Sunday afternoon show at 2 p.m. at Ski-A-Ree Stadium. This free show takes place at 1602 Ken Thompson Parkway (near/behind Mote Marine Aquarium on the water.) 2 p.m. 388-1666.

March 3 - 9, 2019: The Jazz Club of Sarasota, one of the most active jazz societies in the nation, will present "Generations of Jazz" for its 39th Annual Sarasota Jazz Festival. This year's Fest,one of the sun coast's most looked forward to events of the year, will feature 49 events and more than 120 musicians and performers at the Hyatt Regency and 13 other area venues in a mix of free and ticketed events. Mainstage performers: The long-established musicians—award-winners all—include three pianists: revered NEA Jazz Master DICK HYMAN, BILL CHARLAP and SHELLY BERG; Ellington alum and bassist JOHN LAMB; “rock-solid” saxophonist HOUSTON PERSON; acclaimed trumpet players RANDY BRECKER and RANDY SANDKE; and vocalist MARY STALLINGS. The UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI FROST CONCERT JAZZ BAND completes the list of seasoned performers. 




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March 4, 2019: Come out for Ringling by the Bay featuring live music and dancing with Paisley Craze. Food and drinks available for purchase. 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Admission: $5 - $15. Tickets may be purchased in the Visitors Pavilion on the day of the event. Limited seating is available. Ringling Museum grounds, Bayshore Gardens. 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota. 941-358-3180.

March 4, 2018: You're invited to a free open house! It's the Gamble Plantation Historic State Park Annual UDC 58th Annual Spring Open House. During the Mansion's 'free tours' see the many lifestyle demonstrations of  the era of the 1840’s - 1870’s.  Additionally, members of the 4th Florida Volunteer Infantry will have a Confederate camp.  Music, crafts and more on the grounds. 10 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Free admission and parking. A mile and a half west of I-75 (exit #224) on US301, Ellenton. March Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.

March 5, 2019: Take in the Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Crawl's debut in Historic downtown Venice with a Marching Band in New Orleans style along with paraders in masks and beads. New Orleans inspired food and drinks will be on sale through the downtown area restaurants and bistros. Free to see. 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. downtown, Venice, FL.

March 5 - 6, 2019: It's a free concert with live music on Tuesday with the Happy Time Band and Wednesday with the Gentlemen of Jazz. Enjoy the tunes from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. These free concerts take place in Centennial Park's Gazebo in downtown Venice, FL.


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March 6 - 17, 2019: The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee Presents The 2019 Naiditch Family Foundation 10th annual Jewish Film Festival. The film festival features 18 celebrated feature films that highlight Jewish and Israeli history and Jewish values. The annual festival celebrates Israeli life, history and culture. Numerous venues and times. Click here for more details including tickets and films.

March 7, 2019: Enjoy the free Brown Bag Concert Series at Phillippi Estate Park every Thursday from noon - 1 p.m. through March 31. Bring your lunch and a chair or blanket and enjoy a wide variety of musical performances. Free admission and Free parking. Phillippi Estate Park, Park Gazebo area, 5500 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.

March 7, 2019: Get groovin' in the courtyard at Ringling Underground where you can enjoy live music in the Museum of Art Courtyard. An eclectic mix of local and regional live music is featured in the series. Plus check out up and coming artists with select galleries open until 11 p.m. 8 p.m. - 11 p.m.  Admission: $15. Free for Members and College Students w/ ID and free with "Art After Five" admission. Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bay Shore Road Sarasota, FL. 941-358-3180.

March 7 - 10, 2019: The 91st Annual Arcadia All-Florida Championship Rodeo happens at the Rodeo Arena in Arcadia, about an hour's drive east of Sarasota.  Events include bareback riding, barrel racing and bull riding. Tickets are from $21 - $36. Notes: Tickets are not refundable or exchangeable.  800-749-7633. The show goes on rain or shine. All seats are covered. Mosaic Arena, 2450 NE Roan Street. Arcadia, FL. Yes, there really are Cowboys in Florida! More details and tickets here.

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March 8, 2019: Don't Miss the "More than a Movie:" Shrek, in the Museum of Art Courtyard! SHREK will be projected on a large inflatable screen in the Courtyard. Before the movie, guests will enjoy music, activities, and decor inspired by the film. This family event is perfect for all ages. A variety of concessions including popcorn, candy, and beverages will be available for purchase, including a cash bar. 5:30 p.m.  - 9 p.m. Adult: $15 / Member: $13.50 / Child 6-17: $10 / Child under 5: Free. 941-358-3180 for info/tickets. Museum of Art Courtyard, Ringling Museum, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL.

March 8, 2019: A new season of Music in the Park kicks off at the Riverwalk in Bradenton. Bring a picnic basket, blankets or chairs, and your furry companions on leashes to the Bradenton Riverwalk Mosaic Amphitheater and enjoy the show—for free! Drinks and snacks available for purchase. This concert series will occur every Friday evening through April 26, 2019. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Free admission. Downtown Bradenton Riverwalk Mosaic Amphitheater.

March 8, 2019: It's Free Music Friday Night live at Centennial Park. The music of Patchouli takes place at the Gazebo in the park. Free. 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Downtown Venice. Bring your folding chairs or blankets.

March 8 - 10, 2019: The 15th annual Firestone Grand Prix roars into St. Petersburg featuring Indy Car style racing through the streets.  More than 150,000 fans are expected to view the race, a 1.8 mile 14-turn course through downtown St. Pete. With three days of racing and entertainment and festival events tickets start at $20 with numerous high priced packages available also. St. Petersburg, FL.

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March 9, 2019: It's the Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieves Market, a Flea Market only Pirate Style! 100’s of Vendors, Treasures to be Found, Food to be Eaten, Fresh Veggies to be bought. Custom Handmade Jewelry to Sharks Teeth on a String, T-Shirts to Bikini’s, Hamburgers & Hot Dogs, Golf paraphernalia to Fishing Lures, Nuts to Bolts, Antiques to Knock offs, BBQ Brisket to Hot Links. Hang with some Pirates, a 60ft. Pirate Ship and it all happens right on Coquina Beach. 8 a.m. –  3 p.m. Free admission. Coquina Beach,  Anna Maria Island.

March 9, 2019: The 8th Annual Irish Celtic Festival & Lucky Dog Parade that  takes place at Greenbrook Adventure Park off SR70 in Lakewood Ranch. With entertainment stages, the Lucky Dog Parade, traditional food, a pot 'o gold scavenger hunt, Dancers, Bands, Guys can enter the very popular ‘BEST LEGS IN A KILT’ Contest, and more. Judging and awards will be given for dogs that are Most Irish, Cutest, and Dog/Owner look alike. (Entry for contest is $5.) Also as part of this year's fest they will continue the Relay Race. Prizes will be awarded for winning: 1st Place, Last Place and Most Original Costume! 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Free admission and $5 parking. Greenbrook Adventure Park, 13010 Adventure PI, Bradenton, FL. More about the Irish Celtic Fest, Relay Race and Parade sign up here.

March 9, 2019: It's the 13th annual Pork Butt Blues Festival in Palmetto featuring: Bands to be announced. There will be some great food. Bring your favorite chair! Food, beverages, raffles, auctions, craft vendors, too. Sorry No coolers. The funds at this event benefits Manatee Veteran's Village. Donation $15 at the gate. Noon - 6 p.m. Peggy's Coral, 4511 US-41, Palmetto, FL. More info here.

March 9 - 10, 2019: You're invited to enjoy the Berry Fest from the same people that bring you the annual Pumpkin Fest. This family friendly event will feature craft booths, face painting, a rock wall, bounce house, mini train rides, food, an Easter egg hunt (1 p.m. Saturday), and spring baby animals. Since it's the "Berry Fest" they will feature yummy strawberry shortcake, strawberry milkshakes, hand-dipped blueberry cheesecake ice cream plus kettle corn and plenty of good eats. Free admission and free parking. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Also March 16 - 17. Fruitville Grove, 7410 Fruitville Rd., Sarasota, FL. 



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March 9 - 10, 2019: Check out the Vintage and Collectibles Fair with lots of exhibitors with everything from antiques, books, collectibles, linens and more. Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Adults $3 for the entire weekend, kids 12 and under free. Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami Trail.

March 9 - 10, 2019: Chug on in to the Real Rails 42nd Annual Huge Model Train Show featuring all scales and everything for the railroad hobbyist with more than 150 dealers on hand plus railroad antiques and collectibles. Also featuring a children's "hands on" layout, the Greater Florida Lego Users Group layout, door prizes and more. Sat: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sun: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Adults: $8, kids 13 & under: free. Free parking. Bradenton Area Convention Center, 1 Haben Blvd., Palmetto, FL.

March 9 - 10, 2019: The 31st annual Holmes Beach Spring Fest Fine Arts & Crafts Fest on Anna Maria Island. Fine art and fine craft exhibitors, this event will also include children's young at art exhibit and art activities. Organized by the Anna Maria Island Art League. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free admission and parking. Right next to City Hall in downtown Holmes Beach, 5801 Marina Drive, Anna Maria Island, FL.

March 9 - 10, 2019: Enjoy the 6th Annual Sarasota Spring Fine Art Festival and marvel at unique creations by more than 130 of some of America’s top artisans in the mediums of painting, jewelry, sculpting, photography, woodworking, ceramics, glass, fiber art, mixed-media and more. Enjoy the rare opportunity to meet and interact with the talented creators of the artwork. Discover how each came to their art form and how they are inspired. Free admission. Saturday & Sunday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Gulf Stream and Main near JD Hamel Park, downtown Sarasota, FL. March Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

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March 10, 2018: Check out the Mixon's Orange Blossom Arts & Crafts Fair with all kinds of items including Crafts on the Porch, Crafts in the Hall, Crafts in the Packinghouse...Crafters wall to wall! Over 50 booths...Arts, Crafts, Antiques. There will also be free entertainment while you browse. Free admission. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mixon Fruit Farms, 2525 27th Street East, Bradenton. March Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

March 10, 2018: Lights, camera, action! Sarasota Film Festival’s Moonlight Movies 2018 season continues with “Beauty and the Beast.” SFF offers the free screenings as a way of giving back to the community before and during the festival season. All Moonlight Movies screenings are free and open to the public. Don't forget your blankets and lawn chairs! Films begin at sunset, doors open at 5 p.m. Food and drinks available for purchase. 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Nathan Benderson Park, 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota, FL

March 10, 2019: Enjoy the Backyard Concert Series at Summerfield Park in Lakewood Ranch. The free concerts take place on the 2nd Sunday of the month. Featuring live music from The Bearded Brothers Band, there will also be food trucks on site or bring your own picnic (no glass) for live music in the park. 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Summerfield Community Park, 6402 Lakewood Ranch Blvd. Lakewood Ranch, FL.

March 10, 2019: Enjoy Sarasota's own Ski-A-Rees Water Ski Team and their Sunday afternoon show at 2 p.m. at Ski-A-Ree Stadium. This free show takes place at 1602 Ken Thompson Parkway (near/behind Mote Marine Aquarium on the water.) 2 p.m. 388-1666. March Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

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March 11, 2019: Check out the Jazz Club of Sarasota Monday Night Jazz at the Florida Studio Theatre Cabaret Series with the Jeff Rupert Quartet with Richard Drexler. Jeff Rupert ..saxophone, is featured soloist on dozens of recordings with artists like Maynard Ferguson, Sam Rivers, Dianne Schuur, Mel Torme and Benny Carter’s Grammy winning CD, Harlem Renaissance. Among others, he has worked with Benny Green, Ray Drummond, Kevin Mahogany, Nate Najar, Ernestine Anderson, Kenny Drew Jr and Judy Carmichael. Members $35; non members $39. 7:30 p.m. Court Cabaret at FST, First St and Coconut Ave, Sarasota, FL.

March 12 - 13, 2019: It's a free concert with live music on Tuesday with the Happy Time Band and Wednesday with the Gentlemen of Jazz. Enjoy the tunes from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. These free concerts take place in Centennial Park's Gazebo in downtown Venice, FL.

March 13, 2019: Put on your Sunday finest and travel back in time to an old-fashioned tea party with Bertha Palmer. Mrs. Bertha Palmer (played by Kathryn Chesley) will be in attendance sharing stories about her life here in Sarasota and back in Chicago. High tea will be served promptly at 2:00 pm in the schoolhouse. 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. $35 Non-Members / $30 Annual Members. Historic Spanish Point, 337 N. Tamiami Tr., Osprey, FL . RSVP required 941-966-5214.

March 14, 2019: Enjoy the free Brown Bag Concert Series at Phillippi Estate Park every Thursday from noon - 1 p.m. through March 31. Bring your lunch and a chair or blanket and enjoy a wide variety of musical performances. Free admission and Free parking. Phillippi Estate Park, Park Gazebo area, 5500 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.

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March 15, 2019: Get your toes tapping at "Jazz at Two" featuring the Jerry Eckert Trio. Jerry is one of the finest pianist in the Bay area. He was arranger for the USAF Air University Band, and music director for such performers as John Davidson, Kate Starr, Donald O’Connor, Frank Gorshin and Bobby Vinton. A  teacher for 33 years, Eckert performs with the Sarasota Jazz Project and is pianist for other performers in the Bay area. $10 for Sarasota Jazz Club members, $15 for non-members. 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota, 3975 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota. More info at: 941 366-1552.

March 15, 2019: It's the Moon Over Myakka Concert Series 2019 at the South Pavilion with The Alter Eagles. 7 p.m. Bring a chair and a picnic! Cost: $25 per person ($20 for Friends members). Park entrance fee waived for concert if you arrive after 5 p.m.. For more info call 941-361-6511 or 941-373-7839. Tickets sold at Ranger Station day of event or buy them in advance and bring your ticket with you. Myakka River State Park, 13208 State Road 72, Sarasota, FL. Entrance is on the left.

March 15 - 16, 2019: It's the 8th annual Venice Book Fair and Writers' Festival with various programs for writers on Friday starting at 3 p.m. The Book Fair is Saturday, 9  a.m. - 3 p.m. with authors selling and autographing their books in Blalock Park, across the street from the new William H. Jervey, Jr. Venice Public Library, Venice Art Center, Venice Community Center, and Venice Museum & Archives, Venice, FL. Here's more info and how to sign up for the writer's fest.

March 15 - 17, 2018: Check out the 22nd Annual Pinecraft Days Arts & Crafts Festival! More than 40 exhibitors including Amish and Mennonite and upscale artists from around the Sun Coast area. Find handmade and home made items from wood bowls to wind chimes, canvass, art, jewelry, candles, soaps, crafts, white elephant sale and more. Free admission. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Beneva Marketplace, 1231 S Beneva Road located at intersection of Beneva Road and Bahia Vista Streets.




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March 15 - 24, 2019: Cotton Candy? Elephant Ears? The 83rd Annual Sarasota County Fair takes place at the Sarasota County Fairgrounds.  There are exhibits, Midway rides and, yes, good ole fair food! The Fairgrounds are located at 3000 Ringling Boulevard, Sarasota. Directions: Take U.S. Rt. 41 to U.S. Rt. 301 (Washington Boulevard S.) and turn east on Ringling Boulevard and follow Ringling Boulevard to just east of Tuttle Avenue.
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March 16, 2019: The Sarasota Garden Club presents Gardens in Paradise, a Premier Tour of Private Exclusive Gardens.  It's your chance to visit private coastal gardens tended by passionate gardeners. Gather ideas and inspiration. View a variety of garden styles that showcase Florida-friendly gardening and learn how to cultivate your own personal Paradise. 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Advanced Tickets: $25 - $35. For More Information & Reservations Email: events@sarasotagardenclub.org, call  (941) 955-0875. Sarasota Garden Club, 1131 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota. March Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.

March 16, 2019: There's a street party for you in honor of St. Patrick's Day: "Main Street Live!" It takes place on Historic Old Main Street in Bradenton from 5 p.m. - 12 a.m. The event features live music, food and beverage vendors and more.There is no charge or age limit to attend, but you must be at least 21 to get into the bars. Street closes to traffic at about 3 p.m. Old Main Street, Downtown Bradenton, FL. March Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

March 16, 2019: It's Music in the Park at the Riverwalk in Bradenton. Bring a picnic basket, blankets or chairs, and your furry companions on leashes to the Bradenton Riverwalk Mosaic Amphitheater and enjoy the show—for free! Drinks and snacks available for purchase. This concert series will occur every Friday evening through April 26, 2019. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Free admission. Downtown Bradenton Riverwalk Mosaic Amphitheater.

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March 16, 2019: Check out some heavenly bodies during Sidewalk Astronomy courtesy of the local group of Deep Sky Observers. Telescopes will be up and available for public viewing from sunset. - 10 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. (weather permitting). Celery Fields / Sarasota Audubon. The Celery Fields, 6893 Palmer Blvd, Sarasota, FL. Telescopes are set up in the parking lot at the southeast corner of the Celery Fields. (The intersection of Palmer Blvd. and Center Road.). Visitor parking is available in the parking lot on the west side of the Audubon Society building. March Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.

March 16 - 17, 2019: You're invited to enjoy the Berry Fest from the same people that bring you the annual Pumpkin Fest. This family friendly event will feature craft booths, face painting, a rock wall, bounce house, mini train rides, food, an Easter egg hunt (1 p.m. Saturday), and spring baby animals. Since it's the "Berry Fest" they will feature yummy strawberry shortcake, strawberry milkshakes, hand-dipped blueberry cheesecake ice cream plus kettle corn and plenty of good eats. Free admission and free parking. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Fruitville Grove, 7410 Fruitville Rd., Sarasota, FL.   March Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.

March 16 - 17, 2019: It's time to enjoy the 11th Annual Anna Maria Taste of Arts & Crafts Show. Featuring the creations of talented artists and crafts people from all over, the show takes place right next to City Hall in downtown Holmes beach.10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. daily. Free admission and parking. 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, FL

March 16 - 17, 2019: It's the 2nd Annual Lakewood Ranch Winter Fine Art Festival includes an outdoor gallery of original, handmade works by artisans from across America. You will find creations in painting, sculpting, jewelry, photography, glass, ceramics, fiber and wearable art, mixed-media, woodworking and much more. Free admission. 10 am to 5 pm. Mainstreet, Lakewood Ranch, FL.

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March 16 - 18, 2018: It's the Master Artists and Light Chasers 6th Annual Show and Sale to benefit the Historic Keith Farmhouse / Edson Keith Mansion. All paintings are available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds going to the renovation of the 1916 historic Keith Farmhouse at Phillippi Estate Park. Friday and Saturday, 5 – 8 p.m.;  Sunday, noon – 4 p.m. On Saturday, March 17, the show expands to include the Paint Sarasota Paint Out! Fee: Donation at the door. Phillippi Estate Park, 5500 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL. More info: 941-861-5000.

March 17, 2018: Register to volunteer for the 2018 Great American Cleanup and Keep Sarasota County Beautiful! Cleanup projects take place at various locations throughout Sarasota County.  Pre-event registration is required. The first 600 volunteers who register will qualify for FIRST OPTION ACCESS to this year's commemorative t-shirts. All volunteers will receive work gloves, and bags for trash and recyclables. 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. To register for the 2018 Great American Cleanup, please sign up online or call 941-861-5000. Here's where you can sign up.

March 17, 2019: It's the 15th Annual Corvettes in Venice on the Isle which takes place in Centennial Park. Up to a limit of 165 cars on display, more than 50 Awards, door prizes, a 50/50 drawing, vendors, food, a DJ and more. The show runs from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Free and open to the public. Downtown Venice, FL.

March 17, 2018: The Shamrock Pub hosts its 10th annual St. Patrick's Day Block Party inside and outside under the tent. The pub opens at 9 a.m. and music at the alley stage starts at noon. A complete menu of authentic Irish corned beef and Irish inspired festival creations like Irish Nachos. Irish, craft and popular beers. Enjoy Authentic Irish music, dancers, pipers and inspired performances by some of the area's best local bands. No cover charge. Benefits the Sarasota Family YMCA Youth Shelter. 9 a.m. - midnight. Shamrock Pub, 2257 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL.

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March 17, 2018: The 32nd Annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration at Lynches Pub & Grub. Open at 10 a.m., there will be live entertainment all day from noon - 9 p.m. featuring the Jacobites plus great food and green beer. Starts at 10 a.m. 19B Boulevard of the Presidents. St. Armand's Circle, Sarasota, FL

March 17, 2018: McCabe's Irish Pub celebrates St. Patrick's Day starting with an early opening at 9:30 a.m. There will be Irish Cuisine along with live music from Clover's Revenge from 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. with bagpipers and Irish dancers in between. McCabe's Irish Pub, 302 Old Main Street, Bradenton, FL

March 17, 2018: It's Clancy's 17th Annual St. Patrick's Day Bash with traditional Irish style food like corned beef and cabbage, shepherd's pie and more plus beer, drinks, bag pipers and live music from multiple bands all day. Live music all day and night. Begins at 12 p.m. 6218 Cortez Road W., Bradenton.

March 17, 2019: Enjoy the Suncoast Concert Band's special concert performance. Showtime is 3 p.m. Admission is $5. Call 941-907-4123 for availability. Northminster Presbyterian Church, 3131 61st Street, Sarasota, FL

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March 17, 2018: Enjoy St. Patrick's Day festivities under a festival sized tent and featuring: Irish Sing-a-Longs and Jigs all day, the Irish Dance Academy of Sarasota, the Seamus McCarthy Band, Bagpipes, the Curry Creek Cloggers plus Green Beer, Reubans, Irish Stew, Corned Beef Dinners and more in the restaurant, which opens at 11 a.m. Bar and limited menu available outside. $5 admission fee gets you a commemorative cup and re-entry allowed into the tent, first come-first served seating. 12 p.m. - 10 p.m. in the parking lot, British Open Pub, 367 Jacaranda Blvd., Venice. March Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

Saturday, March 17, 2018: It's "Starry Night" - A fundraiser for Crowley Museum and Nature Center. Enjoy an evening observing celestial wonders under Crowley's dark and beautiful skies through amazing and powerful telescopes provided by the Local Group of Deep Sky Observers. Free Cookies, Punch, Coffee,Hot Chocolate (While supplies last) 8 p.m. - 10:30 p.m., gates open at 6:30 p.m. Donation : Adults $10.00 Children under 13 $5.00. Cash at gate please - No Credit Cards. Crowley Museum & Nature Center, 16405 Myakka Rd, Sarasota, FL.

March 17, 2019: Enjoy Sarasota's own Ski-A-Rees Water Ski Team and their Sunday afternoon show at 2 p.m. at Ski-A-Ree Stadium. This free show takes place at 1602 Ken Thompson Parkway (near/behind Mote Marine Aquarium on the water.) 2 p.m. 388-1666.

March 18, 2018: A spokesperson confirmed this is happening on March 18, 2018 but offered no additional update or details on the event despite numerous requests via phone and email. The following is information from 2017's event: If you're in the mood for a St. Patrick's Day Parade check out the 18th annual one organized by the Beach Bistro which will feature floats, dancers, high school bands and more. Staging begins at 2 p.m. and the parade starts at 4 p.m. The parade will proceed from Eat Here near the corner of Marina Drive and Gulf Drive and proceed north along Marina Drive and then and Palm Drive and winds up at 79th St. in Holmes Beach. For parade information: 941-778-6444.  March Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

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March 19 - 20, 2019: It's a free concert with live music on Tuesday with the Happy Time Band and Wednesday with the Gentlemen of Jazz. Enjoy the tunes from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. These free concerts take place in Centennial Park's Gazebo in downtown Venice, FL.

March 20, 2018: The Jewish Family & Children's Service of the Suncoast will host its 14th Annual Celebrity Chefs Food & Wine Tasting & Golf Challenge at The Resort at Longboat Key Club. Golf begins at 11:30 a.m. From 5:30 p.m., over 500 guests are expected "Under the Tent" for a dazzling food and wine tasting hosted by more than 25 local chefs from premier restaurants. Guests can also visit wine stations, enjoy live music and bidding on auction offers of tempting experiences and packages. Ticket prices start at $100. All proceeds benefit programs and services of JFCS. The Resort at Longboat Key Club, Island-side, Longboat Key, FL.

March 21, 2019: Enjoy the free Brown Bag Concert Series at Phillippi Estate Park every Thursday from noon - 1 p.m. through March 31. Bring your lunch and a chair or blanket and enjoy a wide variety of musical performances. Free admission and Free parking. Phillippi Estate Park, Park Gazebo area, 5500 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. March Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

March 22, 2019: Get your toes tapping at "Jazz at Two" featuring Patricia Dean Trio w/Danny Sinoff.Patricia Dean, drums and vocals. As a drummer, she is an inspiring and supremely tasteful time-keeper, accompanist and soloist. As a vocalist, she is swinging, sensitive and wonderfully musical. Danny Sinoff, on piano and vocals. His influences are Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, Kenny Barron, Harry Connick, Jr and Frank Sinatra. $10 for Sarasota Jazz Club members, $15 for non-members. 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota, 3975 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota. More info at: 941 366-1552.




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March 22, 2019: It's Music in the Park at the Riverwalk in Bradenton. Bring a picnic basket, blankets or chairs, and your furry companions on leashes to the Bradenton Riverwalk Mosaic Amphitheater and enjoy the show—for free! Drinks and snacks available for purchase. This concert series will occur every Friday evening through April 26, 2019. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Free admission. Downtown Bradenton Riverwalk Mosaic Amphitheater.

March 22, 2019: It's Free Music Friday Night live at Centennial Park. The music of Patchouli takes place at the Gazebo in the park. Free. 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Downtown Venice. Bring your folding chairs or blankets.

March 22, 2018: State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota’s (SCF) Jazz Band will take the stage for its annual Jazz Festival. The highlight of this year’s festival is a tribute to Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. 7:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $10, student and staff tickets are $5. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit SCFTickets.com or call 941-752-5252. SCF’s Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton, FL.

March 22 - 24, 2019: There's a Gem, Jewelry & Bead Show with lots on display to see from dealers from around the country selling gems, jewelry, beads, crystals and more. Adults $5. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. March Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.

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March 23, 2019: It's My Hometown Fest with fun for the whole family with regional food from throughout the U.S. including the best food, craft beers and fun activities from hometowns throughout the USA including the Northeast and Atlantic Coast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, and the West Coast. Click here for more info and tickets. Celebrate the sights, sounds and tastes of hometowns across the USA. Enjoy free samples of regional food favorites prepared by more than 3 dozen of the area’s finest restaurants along with free samples of more than 40 different craft beers from around the country! There will also be live music from local and regional bands plus plenty of family-friendly activities. Free SUP,  kayak, rowing and remote control sailing demos! Tickets: $25 - $35, kids 14 and under are free. Parking: $5. 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Nathan Benderson Park, 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota, FL.

March 23 - 24, 2019: It's the last weekend of the 83rd Annual Sarasota County Fair at the Sarasota County Fairgrounds. There are exhibits, Midway rides and fair food! The Fairgrounds are located at 3000 Ringling Boulevard, Sarasota. Directions: Take U.S. Rt. 41 to U.S. Rt. 301 (Washington Boulevard S.) and turn east on Ringling Boulevard and follow Ringling Boulevard to just east of Tuttle Avenue. Here's more about the Sarasota County Fair. March Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

March 23 - 24, 2019: It's time to enjoy the 10th Annual Downtown Sarasota Springfest Arts & Crafts Show. Featuring the creations of talented artists and crafts people from all over in beautiful Five Points Park. 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. daily. Free admission and parking. Middle of Downtown Sarasota, Main St. & Pineapple St. Sarasota, FL. March Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.

March 23 - 24, 2019: The University Town Center Art Fair brings the nation’s best artists and crafters to UTC. Stroll amidst life-size sculptures, spectacular paintings, one-of-a-kind jewels, photography, ceramics, a separate craft festival and much more. No matter what you're looking for, you'll be sure to find it among the various array of artists and crafters participating in this fine art and craft festival. Free admission. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. University Town Center, 140 University Town Center Dr., Sarasota, FL.

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March 24, 2018: Hippity Hop Hop! Lakewood Ranch hosts its "EGGstravaganza" Easter Egg Hunt at Greenbrook Adventure Park for kids ages 2 -13. The day's events and attractions also feature face painting, pictures with the Easter Bunny, a petty zoo and more. Bring your own baskets to collect eggs in. Face painting, balloon art, music, pony rides and refreshments are just a few of the other activities to enjoy. A new shiny red firetruck will also be on the scene to see. For residents: $5 per adult, $3 for children, 2 and under are free. Activities: 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.- The Egg Hunt Event will have over 22,000 eggs spread across the field. Register in advance. Greenbrook Adventure Park, 13400 Adventure Place, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202. Here's registration and more on the event!

March 24, 2018: There's a free Easter Egg Hunt Eggstravaganza hosted by the Nokomis East Homeowner's Association for kids ages 10 and under. It takes place at the Nokomis Community Center in Nokomis Community Park at 10 a.m. sharp. No registration is needed. Don't forget to bring your own basket, Prizes for all. 234 E. Nippino Trail, Nokomis. Bring a basket. 941-486-2595.

March 24, 2019: Get your fingers snappin' and your toes tappin' to the Joy of Jazz live in Centennial Park at the Gazebo brought to you by the Jazz Club of Sarasota and the Gulf Coast Community Foundation, featuring Tom Ellison on reeds and vocals, one of the area's more versatile artists. He performs with big bands and orchestras and stage productions at the Asolo, Van Wezel and Venice Theatre. Joining him on keyboard is Judi Glover. The group features music from the American songbook and jazz standards. Bring your folding chair or blanket to sit on and enjoy the sounds. Free. 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Centennial Park, downtown Venice, FL. March Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.

March 24, 2018: The Venice-Nokomis Rotary Club is hosting the 10th Annual "Toast to Venice" wine, beer and food festival. Live entertainment, a silent auction, yummy samples from local chefs, beer and wine tasting and more. 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 the day of the event at the gate. Maxine Barritt Park,1800 Harbor Drive S., Venice. Click here for more info.

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March 24, 2018:  The final Orioles Spring Training Game of the year goes out with a boom and a bang with fireworks after the game. The Orioles host the Minnesota Twins. Game time 6:05 p.m. Post game fireworks. Tickets: $21. Ed Smith Stadium, 2700 12th Street, Sarasota, FL.

March 24, 2018: Enjoy a toe-tapping evening of your favorite dance styles with the Manatee Community Concert Band. "Dance, Swing and Sway - An exciting evening of Dance Styles from around the world will feature Swing to Polka, and everything in between. You'll want to dust off your dancing shoes and join in with the band. 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. with pre-concert entertainment. State College of Florida Campus, Neel Performing Arts Auditorium, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. For further information, call 941-462-318

March 24 - 25, 2018: Put on your dancing shoes! It's the 10th Annual Sarasota Challenge Ballroom Dance Sport Competition! It's being billed as an "outstanding dance sport event open to the public: competitions, seminars, general dancing, fine dining, shows." The Sarasota Challenge 2018 takes place at  the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 1000 Blvd Of The Arts, Sarasota. Participate or come to watch. Several ticket options. For events, schedules and more info click here!

March 25, 2018: It's the "Tour de Parks Fun Ride" on The Legacy Trail to celebrate its 7th anniversary. It's an on-road bicycle tour of varying distances along the paved trails and roads of Sarasota County. There is a 62 mile, 35 mile and 20 mile fully supported road ride with rest stops. Ride includes breakfast and lunch. The first 650 people to register get t-shirts Registration opens at 6:30 a.m. Start and finish at the Historic Venice Train Depot, 303 East Venice Ave, Venice. Happy trails to you! More information or sign up. March Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

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March 24, 2019: Enjoy Sarasota's own Ski-A-Rees Water Ski Team and their Sunday afternoon show at 2 p.m. at Ski-A-Ree Stadium. This free show takes place at 1602 Ken Thompson Parkway (near/behind Mote Marine Aquarium on the water.) 2 p.m. 388-1666. March Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

March 25, 2018: Featuring not only a 50 foot salad bar, great food like prime rib, paella and more from area chefs and desserts, the Sarasota Farmers Market's "Taste of the Market" will also feature a cash bar, live entertainment starting at 5:00 p.m. with violinist Cal Morris. The Big Night Out band will start at 7:00 p.m.  Tickets are still available to purchase at the Farmer's Market information booth on Saturday at Main and Lemon or on their website. $30 in advance, $40 at the door. Kids 12 & under, $10.  5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Main and Lemon Avenues, Downtown Sarasota, FL. More info here. March Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

March 25, 2018: The Orioles and Ed Smith Stadium will host a special end-of-season charitable concert featuring the award-winning country duo LOCASH. All proceeds from the event will benefit Sarasota Academy of the Arts Musical Theater Program. Sarasota Academy of the Arts (SAA) is a tuition-free performing and visual arts public charter school serving students from kindergarten through eighth grade. 7:00 p.m. Tickets at: www.orioles.com/LOCASH, at the Orioles Box Office at Ed Smith Stadium, and by phone at 941-893-6312. The concert will wrap up the Spring Training season in Sarasota. Ed Smith Stadium, 2700 12th St, Sarasota, FL.

March 25, 2019: Check out the Jazz Club of Sarasota Monday Night Jazz at the Florida Studio Theatre Cabaret Series with the Brandon Robertson Quartet  Brandon Robertson is an EMMY® nominated director and bassist originally from Tampa, FL. He has performed at the world famous Dizzy's Coca Cola Club in New York City with the nationally recognized FSU Jazz Sextet joining members of the JALC Orchestra. Among others, Brandon has performed with notable acts such as the Count Basie Orchestra led by director Scotty Barnhart.  He is the Director of Jazz Studies, Jazz Ensemble & Director of the FGCU Basketball Band at Florida Gulf Coast University. Members $35; non members $39. 7:30 p.m. Court Cabaret at FST, First St and Cocoanut Ave, Sarasota, FL. March Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.

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March 26, 2018: The Venice Concert Band performs its Spring Concert, "Up, Up & Away."  All concerts are held at the new Venice Performing Arts Center on the campus of  Venice High School, 1 Indian Avenue, Venice. 7:00 p.m. (941) 480-1704. Click here for ticket info.  March Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

March 26 - 27, 2019: It's a free concert with live music on Tuesday with the Happy Time Band and Wednesday with the Gentlemen of Jazz. Enjoy the tunes from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. These free concerts take place in Centennial Park's Gazebo in downtown Venice, FL. March Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.

March 27 - 30, 2018: It's the 5th Annual Paris Flea Market Home & Collectibles Estate Sale featuring costume jewelry, fine jewelry, accessories, designer clothing, art work, collectibles, furniture, china and crystal, antique linens, lamps, area rugs, housewares, etc. Proceeds benefit the Sarasota Orchestra and Youth Orchestra Programs. (Thurs. Mar. 27: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. early sale, $10 at the door). Free admission: Fri - Sun: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center, 709 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL. More info here.

March 28, 2019: Enjoy the free Brown Bag Concert Series at Phillippi Estate Park every Thursday from noon - 1 p.m. through March 31. Bring your lunch and a chair or blanket and enjoy a wide variety of musical performances. Free admission and Free parking. Phillippi Estate Park, Park Gazebo area, 5500 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. March Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.

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March 28, 2018: You're invited to the 2018 Sarasota Film Festival Kick-Off Reception where this year's films and guests will be announced. Live music and complimentary appetizers along with a cash bar will also be featured. Free and open to the public. 5:00 p.m. - 7 p.m. Venice Art Center, 390 Nokomis Ave S, Venice, FL.

March 29, 2018 Meow! It's the 12th Annual Paws on the Catwalk Luncheon. Taking place at the Ritz-Carlton in downtown Sarasota, doors will open at 10:30 a.m. with signature cocktails, a shopping reception and a raffle, followed by a delicious lunch. Guests will be treated to a fabulous fashion show produced by INfluence Style, a live auction, and exciting entertainment throughout the luncheon. Attire: White for women, black for men.Tickets: $150 each. All proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Sarasota County, the area's largest no-kill shelter. 10:30 a.m. Ritz-Carlton, downtown Sarasota. More info and tickets here.

March 29, 2019: Get your toes tapping at "Jazz at Two" featuring the James Suggs Trio. One of the finest trumpet players in the Bay area, James Suggs, originally from Harrisburg, PA, has toured and recorded with the Glenn Miller Orchestra and performed with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, and many top jazz artists. He has performed critically acclaimed tributes to Louis Armstrong and Miles Davis. $10 for Sarasota Jazz Club members, $15 for non-members. 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota, 3975 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota. More info at: 941 366-1552.

March 29, 2019: It's Music in the Park at the Riverwalk in Bradenton. Bring a picnic basket, blankets or chairs, and your furry companions on leashes to the Bradenton Riverwalk Mosaic Amphitheater and enjoy the show—for free! Drinks and snacks available for purchase. This concert series will occur every Friday evening through April 26, 2019. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Free admission. Downtown Bradenton Riverwalk Mosaic Amphitheater. March Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.

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March 29, 2019: Experience the 7th annual Wine Walk to Ca' d'Zan! Taste fine wine and delight in delicious food pairings as you stroll along the drive to the mansion. Wrap up the evening beside Ca' d'Zan with live music and surprises. Plus, VIP ticket holders will enjoy early entry (5:30 p.m), valet service, and a champagne toast. Your VIP ticket also includes access to the VIP lounge located on the beautiful Ca' d'Zan Terrace, featuring special cuisine, distinctive blends and a dedicated service staff. 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.  Tickets: General admission: $135  / $200 for VIP. Ringling Museum Grounds, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota. Click here for tickets and more info.

March 30, 2018: It's the annual Hernando De Soto Children’s Parade! The 2018 theme is “Creatures under the Sea” and will feature floats, schools, families, kids and other organizations decked out to emulate Creatures under the Sea.This year the parade will feature awards for “Best Performance” as well as “Best Cheer leading Performance” and a non-float “School Spirit” cash award. The parade starts at 10 a.m. at the fairgrounds and ends at Sutton Park, Palmetto, FL. More info here.

March 30, 2019: The Gamble Plantation Preservation Alliance presents its inaugural "History by Candlelight Tour." Take a Walk through the past and hear the story of living on Florida’s frontier during 1840s thru the 1860s. Meet Major Robert Gamble, original owner and Judah P. Benjamin, CSA Secretary of State. 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Ticket Price: $8.00 online in Advance. $10.00 at the Door March 30. Tickets are non-refundable. Gamble Mansion and Plantation, 3708 Patten Avenue, Ellenton, FL. Click here for tickets or purchase at The Gamble Mansion Historic State Park.

March 30, 2018: It's Free Music Friday Night live at Centennial Park. The music of Just Pauline Live takes place at the Gazebo in the park. Bring your folding chairs or blankets. Free. 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Venice Avenue, Downtown Venice, FL

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March 31, 2019: Take a look at some cool old and vintage rides from many eras at the Venice AACA's 31st Annual Antique Collector Car Show. This show, which moves to March this year from being held in February last year, awards 22 Class Awards (1st, 2nd & 3rd place), T-shirts and dash plaques. Free admission. 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Centennial Park, downtown Venice, FL.March Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.

March 31, 2018: Bring the little ones to the Siesta Key Children's Easter Party & Egg Hunt for ages 1 - 6 at Turtle Beach. Come celebrate this Easter with the Siesta Key Children's Easter Party and Easter Egg Hunt!  This family-friendly event is open to children ages 1-6 ($10 per child).  There will be games, prizes, goody bags, fire truck and ambulance tours, mounted Sheriff's Patrol, face painting and more! Event time: 9 a.m. - noon at Turtle Beach, 8918 Midnight Pass Road. More info here.

March 31, 2018: The Sandbar Restaurant will host its 32nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt at 9 a.m. sharp at the Pavilion at the Sandbar. Make sure to bring your own basket(s) for the Easter Egg Hunt. After the hunt kids will be led by the Easter Bunny down Pine Avenue where the Easter Egg Roll and Bonnet contest will take place. Refreshments will be provided by the Sandbar. Sandbar Restaurant,100 Spring Avenue, Anna Maria, FL, Anna Maria Island, FL. March Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.

March 31, 2018: Enjoy all the fun of the Annual Eggstravaganza 2018 Children's Easter Egg Hunt. There will be prizes, candy, entertainment, the Easter Bunny, the Bunny Hop and Egg hunting in various age groups. 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Bring your own basket. Centennial Park, 200 W. Venice Avenue, downtown Venice, FL. March Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.

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March 31, 2018: It's the 22nd Annual Big Truck Day Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt at Nathan Benderson Park from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and it's a fun annual happening featuring all kinds of trucks; firetrucks, dump trucks and more for kids to climb into. And with it being Easter weekend there will be 2 Easter egg hunts at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., so bring a basket. One hunt is for kids 4 and under. One is for kids 5 and older. Photos with the Easter Bunny, games and other kids activities, too. Food and concessions available. Free admission. 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota, FL. More at 941-861-5000. March Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.

March 31, 2018: It's the Easter Splash! Yes, an Easter Egg hunt in the pool. All ages. Free. Noon - 4 p.m. Arlington Park, 2650 Waldemere St., Sarasota, FL March Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.

March 31, 2019: Enjoy Sarasota's own Ski-A-Rees Water Ski Team and their Sunday afternoon show at 2 p.m. at Ski-A-Ree Stadium. This free show takes place at 1602 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL (near/behind Mote Marine Aquarium on the water.) 2 p.m. 388-1666.

March 31, 2018: It's the next Blue + You Free Movie Night featuring the film The Emoji Movie. Join your friends, neighbors and community for this free event and bring your lawn blankets and chairs. Complimentary drinks & snacks will be provided. Opens at 7 p.m., movie starts at 8 p.m. West end lawn of the Sarasota Police Department, 2099 Adams Lane, Sarasota, FL. March Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.

March 31, 2018: Florida Studio Theatre’s home Improv team goes head-to-head in a truly one-of-a-kind celebration of spontaneity, improvisation, and April Fool’s Day. Some of the Gulf Coast’s top improvisers will compete in a series of scenes, songs, and games to win your laughter, your applause, and the coveted title of “Champion of Fools.” The exclusive performance takes place in FST’s Bowne’s Lab Theatre. Full menu and bar are available. Doors open one hour prior to the show. Show time: 8:30 p.m. Tickets: $15 each from the FST Box Office in person, by calling (941) 366-9000, or online. Florida Studio Theatre, 1241 N. Palm Avenue, Sarasota, FL. March Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.








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