2020 November Sarasota
Events Calendar

The November Sarasota Events Calendar - the best fun free (or next to nothing) things to do in Sarasota, Florida and around the sun coast.

*Every effort is made to provide as accurate of information as possible, however dates, times, places and event schedules are subject to change without notice due to weather conditions, last minute changes or cancellations made by event organizers, mistakes, misinformation from sources and/or events beyond anyone's control, etc. Due to coronavirus many events are on hold or decisions have not been made yet as to whether the event will go on as scheduled, be canceled or postponed. All dates, times and events are subject to change, cancellation or postponement by organizers due to coronavirus. Before making any major plans check with event organizers to confirm date of event and that event has not been canceled at the last minute.) The Calendar is updated as information is made available and updated and current information is very difficult to come by as organizations don't know what to do.



November 1, 2020: TBD for 2020. All Sarasota Ski-A-Rees are currently on hold. 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 is the last show of the fall season. This free show takes place at 1602 Ken Thompson Parkway (near/behind Mote Marine Aquarium on the water.) More info at: 388-1666. 

November 1 - 29, 2020: It's The 45th Anniversary Orchid Show at Selby Gardens, honoring founder Marie Selby and the many notable women who have built on her legacy. The Orchid Show will combine a spectacular display of living orchids in the Tropical Conservatory with an impressive exhibition of orchid treasures from Selby Gardens’ library and preserved collections in the Museum of Botany and the Arts. An additional orchid display will be included at Selby Gardens’ companion campus at Historic Spanish Point. Admission: Free for members, $7 - $20 for member guests and non-members. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 1534 Mound Street, Sarasota, FL. Historic Spanish Point Campus, 337 North Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL

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November 2, 2019: Canceled for 2020. It's the annual Sandblast day-long Sand-sculpting competition taking place along the shores of Manatee Public Beach in support of Keep Manatee Beautiful, a group dedicated to litter prevention, beautification and environmental improvement throughout the county. In addition to showcasing the local talent, Sandblast also offers free clinics taught by master sculptors Learn the “Tips, Tricks and Techniques” of sand sculpture at free clinics taught by master sculptors Team Sandtastic from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, while the competition is 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday. Great Family Fun In the Sun. Manatee Public Beach, Lifeguard Tower, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island. Click here for more info.

November 2, 2019: Canceled for 2020 due to COVID-19. The 20th Annual Original Mullet Smoke-Off will feature tasty smoked mullet, the infamous mullet toss, mullet eating contest, live music, cast net toss, arts and crafts vendors, beer and wine along with smoked mullet, smoked mullet dip and mullet cakes. There's also barbecue and hot dogs. Fun for the whole family. Free admission. 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Seabreeze Park, 55 Horseshoe Loop, Terra Ceia Island, North Manatee County, FL.

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November 6, 2020: Pending for 2020 depending on COVID-19 conditions. 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). At Riverview High School, 1 Ram Way, Sarasota, FL. Sidewalk Astronomy at Sarasota's Riverview High School Planetarium is located on the Sidewalk outside the Planetarium theater. November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.

November 3, 2019: Canceled for 2020. It's the 45th annual Sarasota Manatee Bicycle Club’s premier southwest Florida event: Gulf Coast Cycle-fest! Join with other cyclists from around the country as they enjoy new routes through Manatee County. Not a race, it's designed to be a whole family event with routes of 100, 73, 58, 34, or 26.2 and 16 mile distances. Number of riders is limited. Breakfast and lunch provided. Get in early. Event time: 6:30 a.m.- 3 p.m. Fees: Register by September 30 for $45.00. Event location: Main Street, Lakewood Ranch, FL.

November 3, 2019: Canceled for 2020. It's one of the area’s best loved shows; the Bill Mergens Memorial Car & Truck Show. Car and Truck enthusiasts from all across West Central and Southwest Florida will be on hand to display their rides. Hundreds of classic cars and trucks will be on display from the early 1900’s to today. There will be something for every interest including T-Buckets, Muscle Cars, Street Rods, Classics, Modified Imports, Off Road and Military Vehicles, Exotics and maybe even a vintage Fire Truck or two! 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. To attend the show there is a $1.00 Donation at the entrance the day of the show. Gamble Plantation Historic State Park, U.S. 301 in Ellenton, FL one mile west of I-75 off exit #224. 708 Patten Ave, Ellenton, FL. 941-723-4533.

November 3, 2019: Canceled for 2020. It got too hot in August  so they’ve moved Jerry Day to November 3. There's a party going on called Very Merry Jerry Day, the 11th annual, in fact, to celebrate and remember the late Jerry Garcia of the band The Grateful Dead. Community radio station WSLR sponsors the annual commemoration with live bands performing. Times and admission TBA. Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center Patio, 525 Kumquat Court, Sarasota, FL November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.com

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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November 5, 2020: Due to COVID-19 all Selby Gardens events are on hold/TBD this fall. 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. 941-360-7399.

November 6, 2020: The 7th Annual Sarasota Kiwanis Club Veterans' Day Breakfast will feature keynote speaker Tim WIlkins,  a 30 year veteran stand-up comedian and TV and radio personality, who has entertained millions in venues ranging from Radio City Music Hall to chow halls in Afghanistan. 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. Via Zoom. Free Admission. All donations are warmly appreciated! RSVP: SarasotaKiwanis.com | Kim Noyes: 925-2970 fax: 827-2920 - SRQKiwanisVeteransDayBreakfast@gmail.com. November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.

November 6, 2020: The Jazz Club has not scheduled any events for the 2020 fall season. Get your toes tapping at "Jazz at Two" with the Bob Miner Quartet. Saxophonist Bob Miner and his quartet will perform jazz standards and music from the American songbook. Miner performs with his group “All that Jazz” in the Sarasota/Venice area. Also performs with big bands including the Sarasota Jazz Project and Oceans 11. Admission is available only at the door. $10 for Sarasota Jazz Club members, $20 for non-members. 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Universalist Church of Sarasota, 3975 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota. More info at: 941 366-1552. 

November 6, 2020: Canceled. Lakewood Ranch presents Music on Main the first Friday of each month. Live music, beer, wine and food available. The Eric Von Band will fill the air with Classic and Pop-Country music and the deejay will keep you dancing with today’s Top 100 hits; the event will benefit the Lakewood Ranch Community Fund. 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. Free. 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Lakewood Ranch is off University Parkway east of I-75.

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November 6 - 7, 2020: It's the annual Dia de los Muertos / Festival of the Skeletons! This year marks the 16th festival and they are planning a party for the whole community! They have not updated or added any details or description of the 2020 event but in recent past years they had live music on multiple stages; shrines, face painting, sugar skull art, and amazing art! The event promised to deliver a feast for all senses together with a celebration to honor your loved ones done right. Friday 6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Village of the Arts, 1017 12th Ave W, Bradenton, FL.

November 6 - 8, 2020:  Check out the Sarasota Boat Expo with new boats, fishing gear and more including a fishing school. Fri & Sat 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. $6, 12 & under free. Free parking. Robarts Arena, Sarasota County Fairgrounds, 3000 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, FL.

November 7, 2020: The All Faiths Food Bank will host mass food distribution events at Ed Smith Stadium to support Sarasota County residents impacted by COVID-19. The distribution will take place in the East Lot and is first-come, first-served, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Ed Smith Stadium, 2700 12th St, Sarasota, FL.

November 7, 2020: Canceled for 2020. It's the 19th Annual Ferrari's at St. Armand's Circle. Over 75 Ferrari owners will be showing off their rides and competing for the top prize trophy, "Best of Show." Free admission. The show revs up from 10 a.m. - 4  p.m. in circle park. St. Armand's Circle is just over the Ringling Bridge from downtown Sarasota, FL. November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

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November 7, 2020:  You're invited to enjoy The Taste of Mixon's as Mixon Fruit Farms kicks off its 82nd season. This family friendly day will include tasty samples which will range from orange salsa to kettle corn to butter-finger milkshakes, Mixon's Select Wine and more. Check out Mixon's Orange Blossom Express. Prizes and more. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Free admission. Mixon's Groveside Market, 2525 27th St E., Bradenton, FL.

November 7, 2020: Venice Concert Band has canceled their November, December and January concerts of the 2020-2021 due to the COVID-19 virus situation. There will be a concert performance by the Venice Concert Band, "America the Beautiful." 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Venice Performing Arts Center on the campus of  Venice High School, 1 Indian Ave, Venice. More info at 941-480-1704. November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.com

Venice Art Fest in Venice Florida

November 7 - 8, 2020: Canceled. It's the 33rd Annual Venice Art Fest, originally begun in 1987. Another of the numerous open air festivals on my November Sarasota Events Calendar, this outdoor event is held in Historic Downtown Venice, on west Venice Avenue. With free admission for all, the Fest takes place from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day and features the works of over 150 artists. The weather in Sarasota and along the gulf coast is usually perfect for the Venice Art Fest. West Venice Avenue, Downtown Venice, FL.November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

November 7 - 8, 2020: Come one, come all and check out The SunCoast Renaissance Festival, a recreation of a Renaissance or Medieval village that's filled with costumed actors, crafts and games to give you the illusion that you have stepped back in time. 100’s of performances plus craftspeople and more. Also: 11/14-15, 11/21-22, 11/27-29. Gates are Open 10a.m. - 6 p.m. Various ticket prices and packages from daily admission: Children $14, adults $20 to season passes for $150 adult, $80 child. Under 5 are free. Sarasota County Fairgrounds, 3000 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL.

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St Armands Art Festival

November 7 - 8, 2020: Canceled. Another Art Festival is scheduled here for January 30 - 31, 2021. It's the 32nd Annual St. Armand's Circle Fall Art Festival around Circle Park. Usually held under sunny skies, with warm temperatures, this outdoor festival on my Sarasota Calendar of Events is attended by thousands of art lovers who come to see and buy the works of artists from around the nation. Admission is free, as is parking. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

November 8, 2020: The 21st Annual Firehouse Chili Cook-Off features Sarasota firehouses competing for the best chili award. Celebrity judges, live entertainment and more. 1:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. at Morton's Gourmet Market in Southside Village. Proceeds benefit the Sarasota Fire Fighters Benevolent Fund. Free admission. $10 to sample all Chili. Tickets in advance at Morton's.1924 S Osprey Ave, Sarasota.

November 8, 2020: TBD. All Dates Depend on Corona Virus 19 Regulations.The first concert of the season by the Sarasota Suncoast Concert Band. Showtime is 3 p.m. Admission is $5. Call 941-907-4123 for availability. Northminster Presbyterian Church, on Lockwood Ridge, a block south of University Parkway. 3131 61st Street, Sarasota, FL. November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

November 8, 2020: Canceled for November and December 2020. The Manatee Community Concert Band opens their 2020-2021 season with their Fall Concert. All concerts are free and open to the public. 7 p.m. Neel Performing Arts Center | SCF, 5820 26th St. W., Bradenton, FL. Advance Purchase Tickets Recommended. Call 941-753-5634. November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota



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November 8 - 16, 2020: The Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast's
Wild About Nature Festival
, a fall family festival will not host an in-person event this year. Join them on Facebook for a virtual event filled with all the nature-based family fun and excitement you’ve come to expect from this annual festival. In addition to this virtual offering, they are creating a Wild About Nature Field Guide to Fun activity book for families to enjoy together. This resource will include craft projects, scavenger hunts, trail guides, and other unique activities meant to foster a love and appreciation of the great outdoors from the many organizations typically present at the Wild About Nature Festival. In normal years the on site festival takes place on Little Sarasota Bay at Bay Preserve, 400 Palmetto Ave, Osprey, FL. More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/615203042698686/ and 941-918-2100.

November 9, 2019: Canceled for 2020. It's HSSC's Cruisn' for Cats & Canines. There will be exotic autos, hot rods, food trucks, and libations. HSSC will be there with adoptable cats and dogs, and all adoption fees will be covered that day.  At 12:30pm, the Greg Billings Band will take the stage for an exclusive concert. Whether you're a motor-head, a music buff, an animal lover (or all of the above), this is an event you do not want to miss! Food Trucks & Libations. Free admission. Proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Sarasota County.  10 a.m. - 3 p.m. S&S Motorsports, 5705 Jason Lee Place, Sarasota, FL.

November 9, 2019: Canceled for 2020. Enjoy the atmosphere of the 17th Annual Hispanic Fall Festival which will feature live entertainment, music, dance, food, culture, a children's playground and fun.10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Admission is free. Tickets available to buy for food purchases. St. Jude Catholic Church, 3930 17th Street, Sarasota, FL. More info: 941-955-3934. November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.com

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November 9, 2019: Canceled for 2020 due to COVID-19. Next year: November 13, 2021. Enjoy the 18th Annual Suncoast Food & Wine Festival featuring unlimited sampling of fare from dozens of Suncoast Restaurants. Also enjoy wines and craft beers with live entertainment. There will also be cooking demonstrations and a grand prize drawing at the end of the event. 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Free parking. Rain or shine. Sarasota Polo Grounds at Lakewood Ranch. Tickets in advance only. $75 - $150 per person, VIP ticket  gets you in an hour earlier with special food and drink. All proceeds donated by the Rotary Club of Lakewood Ranch to charities. Premier Sports Campus, 5895 Post Blvd., Lakewood Ranch, FL. November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

November 9, 2019: Canceled for 2020 due to COVID-19. It's A Musical Event in the Key of Sea: the 7th annual Symphony on the Sand will return to Coquina Beach and provide the opportunity for you to enjoy the award-winning Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus & Orchestra (a 45-piece orchestra) during sunset on Anna Maria Island as well as wine, beer and the best delicacies from the top area restaurants. The event features a full orchestra, chorus and professional soloists. Several options available with tickets from $20 - $125. 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Coquina Beach Park, Gulf Drive, Anna Maria Island, FL. 540-325-3268. November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

November 9, 2019: Canceled for 2020. The Sarasota Firefighters Benevolent Fund is hosting Fire Fest, a family friendly block party with food trucks, inflatable obstacle course, kids games, live music and more. Check it our from 5 p.m. - 8 pm. 12 Springs Church, 614 Florida Ave., Sarasota, FL. 941-894-2819.

November 9 - 10, 2019: Postponed until Nov. 6 thru Nov. 28, 2021 and will move to a new permanent home. For some old time fun check out the annual Sarasota Medieval Fair. There's jousting, human combat chess tournaments, rides and games along with food and drinks from turkey legs to hearty ales. There's also Celtic music and the new artisan marketplace with over 100 shops, food, and snack booths plus 11 stages holding over 75 shows daily! Single day tickets: Adults $18.95 Student/Senior/Military $16.95 Children 5-12 $9.95 and 4 and under free. Other ticket options and prices available. 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Sarasota County Fairgrounds 3000 Ringling Blvd. Sarasota, FL. November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

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November 9 - 10, 2019: Canceled for 2020. It's time to "get crackin" at the 8th Annual Stone Crab & Music Festival in the fishing village of Cortez, along Sarasota Bay. Two days of food, drinks, live music, beer tent, a kids zone plus fresh stone crabs. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. both days. Swordfish Grill & Tiki Bar, 4628 119th St W., Cortez, FL. Marker 49 by boat. 941-798-2035. November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

November, 10 2019: Postponed to 2021. All Faiths Food Bank’s popular Bowls of Hope benefit, which will be held at Ed Smith Stadium. Each year more than 1,500 guests attend the family-friendly event where 40 of the community’s finest restaurants and caterers serve delicious soups, breads, desserts, and more. Guests select beautiful, handcrafted bowls to keep -- all donated by local potters, artists, and students -- while enjoying a modest meal as a reminder of the empty bowls they help to fill. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Ed Smith Stadium, 2700 12th St., Sarasota, FL. 

November 10, 2019: Canceled for 2020. Check out the 4th Annual Porchfest music fest with numerous different acts playing on 20 different porches! It's a grassroots community music fest where front porches become stages. Featuring a variety of music along with food and beverage vendors. In 2018 there were 60 bands playing on 30 porches. Bring your own chair or blanket to sit on. Free admission. 2 p.m. - 8 p.m. Arlington Park Neighborhood, Sarasota, FL. (East or Rt 41 to S. Tuttle and from Webber Street north to Bahai Vista Street). November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

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Sarasota Veterans Day Events

November 11, 2019: Canceled for 2020. There is a Veterans' Day Observance and Ceremony at Patriot's Park in Venice: Venetia Bay Boulevard just off Rt. 41 south of Roberts Bay on the east side of Rt 41 (just north of the Legacy Trail Bridge over Rt. 41 in Venice), 800 Venetia Bay Blvd. Ceremonies begin at 10 a.m. You are welcome to bring chairs. Sponsored this year by Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post  8118. November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.com

November 11, 2020: Will be a virtual on line event. The Manatee County Veterans Council together with the City of Palmetto will be hosting the Veteran's Day event. It will be broadcasted on YouTube and the METV channel.  November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.com

November 11, 2020: Canceled. The 2020 Sarasota Veterans Day Parade has not been approved by the City due to obvious public health concerns.You can salute local vets during the Sarasota Veterans' Day Parade. The Parade, hosted by the City of Sarasota in conjunction with the Sarasota Patriotic Observance Committee, will begin at 10 a.m. at Main Street and Osprey Avenue and will end at approximately 11 a.m. at Chaplain J.D. Hamel Park at the corner of Main Street and Gulfstream Avenue.  All local high schools and Veterans groups will participate in the parade along with various patriotic organizations including the Sons of the American Revolution and the Daughters of the American Revolution, DAV, POW Association, American Legion, POW Association, Vet Center, Vets on bikes, Red Cross, Sarasota Fire Department, Sarasota Sheriff Department, Sarasota Police Department, VFW, Goodwill, DAV, Boy and Girl Scouts, EMS, Red Cross, MOA group, WWII female Veterans, Veterans for Common Sense.  November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

November 11, 2020:  A Veterans' Day Ceremony will include color guards, Veteran of the Year Award presentation, taps, speaker Ted Smith, singer Lauren Nielsen and more. 11 a.m. Chaplain J.D. Hamel Park, 100 Bayfront Drive,  at the corner of Main Street and Gulfstream Avenue, Sarasota, FL..

November 11, 2020: Canceled for 2020. The Veteran's Day Parade on Anna Maria Island starts at 1 p.m. on Pine Avenue at City Hall and will go to City Pier Park. The parade will feature Honor Guards, High School Marching Bands,The Privateers, floats, flags and much more. March in the parade or come out and watch. Any individuals or businesses wishing to join the parade may call City Hall at 941-708-6130, ext 121. 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Anna Maria Island, FL.

November 11, 2020: Each year the Diocese of Venice holds a Memorial Mass on Veterans Day in honor of the men and women who have served our country and continue to serve and protect us today. The restrictions regarding public gatherings at the Sarasota National Cemetery have precluded holding the Mass at this beautiful site. This year, the Mass to be celebrated by Bishop Frank J. Dewane, will be held at 3:00 p.m. The Mass will be live streamed so all may participate: facebook.com/dioceseofvenice.org/videos. You do not need to have an account to view the Mass.

November 11, 2020: Canceled for 2020. Celebrate Mass at Sarasota National Cemetery to recognize the sacrifices of those who served; to honor them, and to pray for the repose of their eternal souls – as well as for the intentions of the living. The Knights of Columbus Assemblies based in Sarasota and Manatee counties together with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Venice will celebrate the Tenth Annual Veterans Day mass and Ceremonials. The event will be held in the Amphitheater, located in Patriot Plaza of the National Cemetery, with Mass starting promptly at 3:00 p.m. Active military personnel are encouraged to wear their uniform. There will be ample free seating and parking. Sunscreen and hats recommended. Sarasota National Cemetery, 9810 State Road 72 (Clark Road), Sarasota, FL. (five miles east of I-75). November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

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November 12, 2020:  Enjoy a 90 minute concert featuring the Riverview Kilties and their Fall Concert. 7 p.m. $5 at the door. It will be held outside in the Ram Bowl at Riverview High School. Riverview High School Performing Arts Center, One Ram Way, Sarasota, FL  539-5383. November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

November 12 - 22, 2020: The 2nd Annual Visions of the Black Experience Film Festival celebrates and illuminates the historical, social, and cultural aspects of black life through film. The program includes a unique selection of previously-made documentaries, narrative films, and shorts, as well as new works by emerging filmmakers. This year's Visions showcases over 30 features, narratives, and documentary shorts, including local and international films focused on vital themes like social justice, healthcare in the black community, police brutality, and more. Visions of the Black Experience is a collaboration involving the Sarasota Film Festival, New College of Florida, the Boxser Diversity Initiative, the Ringling Museum, the Multicultural Health Institute, and the Manasota ASALH, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. Due to COVID-19, the presentation of this year's program will be primarily via a virtual format. Admission: Free. Please click here to begin watching.

November 13, 2020: The Jazz Club has not scheduled any events for the 2020 fall season. Get your toes tapping at "Jazz at Two" with Melanie Massell & Company. Melanie delights and entertains audiences with her charm and charisma. An Atlanta native, she has been a featured performer at the Atlanta Jazz Festival and was nominated as “Outstanding Jazz Artist” at the Coca-Cola Music Awards. She relocated to the Sarasota/Bradenton area in 2007 and has been performing in venues throughout the area with her vast repertoire of jazz, blues, r&b, soul, pop and Latin music. Admission is available only at the door. $10 for Sarasota Jazz Club members, $20 for non-members. 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Universalist Church of Sarasota, 3975 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota. More info at: 941 366-1552.  November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

November 13, 2020: It's NBP Fiesta! Fridays promises waterfront entertainment, food, drink and exhibitors on Nathan Benderson Park’s Regatta Island, And this month, for Friday the 13th, it’s gone country! The Dive Bombers and the Derek Lersch Band will perform, both for their first time at the park. Tickets are limited to ensure social distancing. They’re $10 each for ages 15 and older, and free for kids 14 and younger. Parking is free. Tickets are available here. 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. Nathan Benderson Park, 5851 Nathan Benderson Cir, Sarasota, FL NBP Fiesta! Fridays are scheduled for Dec. 18, and in 2021 on Jan. 22, Feb. 12 and March 19.

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November 13, 2020: The Free Music Friday Night Concert will feature favorite local band the Cry'n Shames. Grab a mask and enjoy the music and fun in downtown's Centennial Park. Free and open to the public.7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Bring your lawn chair or blanket for seating. Pre-registration is required here. COVID-19 safety plan is in place!

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November 13 - 15, 2020: Postponed to April 9 - 11, 2021. The Sarasota Chalk Festival was TENTATIVELY scheduled at the Venice Airport November 13 - 15, 2020 and in downtown Sarasota April 9-11, 2021. They are monitoring the pandemic and will only move forward if there is no health risks for their volunteers, artists and guests. Hundreds of chalk artists will create artwork using the pavement of the Venice Airport Festival Grounds as their canvas and the grounds will also serve as the main parking area and site of the 4 day event. Last year over 500 national and international artists participated in the Sarasota Chalk Festival. The fest features street painting; 3D Pavement Art, Traditional Pavement Art as well as other events and attractions connected to the fest! Click here for more.

Siesta Key Crystal Master Sand Sculpting Competition

November 13 - 16, 2020: Canceled for 2020. Next  event will be November 12- 15, 2021. Come out and enjoy the 11th Annual Siesta Key Crystal Classic Master Sand Sculpting Competition. Master Sand Sculptors from across the U.S. will compete in paired teams for November 14, 2020: Enjoy a premiere outdoor concert event, Bay Music Live! Jah Movement’s signature sound will electrify the lawn and terrace outside of the Van Wezel in this socially-distanced, sunset show. The event kicks off at 4 p.m. with music starting promptly at 4:30 p.m. Lawn spaces and tables will be arranged for social distancing, and guests can enjoy fresh air and a stroll on the newly developed Mangrove Bayou Walkway. Food and beverage by Mattison’s will be available for purchase. Tickets go on sale Friday, October 23 at 10 a.m. Lawn spaces on the grass accommodating up to 2 guests are $35, and lawn spaces on the grass accommodating up to 4 guests are $70. Guests reserving lawn spaces are encouraged to bring seating or blankets for their respective spaces if they do not want to sit directly on the grass. Spaces will be pre-arranged and marked by Van Wezel staff. Table seating for up to 4 guests is available for $100 per table. Tickets can be purchased at www.VanWezel.org, by visiting the box office or by calling the box office at (941) 263-6799. Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trl., Sarasota, FL.Thousands in prize money. Other events connected to the competition will take place, as well. Those activities, including live music and food and retail vendors in a "vendor village" setting are also a part of the festival. Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Sunday: 10 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., Monday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Various on line discount available with various ticket packages including reserved private parking. You can purchase daily admission upon arrival to the event for $10 per day or a 4 day pass. More options on line for advance purchase. November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

November 14, 2020: Enjoy a premiere outdoor concert event, Bay Music Live! Jah Movement’s signature sound will electrify the lawn and terrace outside of the Van Wezel in this socially-distanced, sunset show. The event kicks off at 4 p.m. with music starting promptly at 4:30 p.m. Lawn spaces and tables will be arranged for social distancing, and guests can enjoy fresh air and a stroll on the newly developed Mangrove Bayou Walkway. Food and beverage by Mattison’s will be available for purchase. Tickets go on sale Friday, October 23 at 10 a.m. Lawn spaces on the grass accommodating up to 2 guests are $35, and lawn spaces on the grass accommodating up to 4 guests are $70. Guests reserving lawn spaces are encouraged to bring seating or blankets for their respective spaces if they do not want to sit directly on the grass. Spaces will be pre-arranged and marked by Van Wezel staff. Table seating for up to 4 guests is available for $100 per table. Tickets can be purchased at www.VanWezel.org, by visiting the box office or by calling the box office at (941) 263-6799. Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trl., Sarasota, FL.November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota




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November 14 - 15, 2020: Come one, come all and check out The SunCoast Renaissance Festival, a recreation of a Renaissance or Medieval village that's filled with costumed actors, crafts and games to give you the illusion that you have stepped back in time. 100’s of performances plus craftspeople and more. Also:11/21-22, 11/27-29. Gates are Open 10a.m. - 6 p.m. Various ticket prices and packages from daily admission: Children $14, adults $20 to season passes for $150 adultm $80 child. Under 5 are free. Sarasota County Fairgrounds, 3000 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL.

November 14 - 15, 2020: Canceled. The Sarasota Downtown Merchants Association presents the 8th Annual Sarasota Fall Fine Arts Festival featuring original paintings, photography, sculpture, metalwork, digital art, jewelry, glass, ceramics, woodworking and more. Free admission. Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. J.D. Hamel Park, Gulf Stream and Main Street, Downtown Sarasota, FL. November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

November 14 - 15, 2020: It's the Sarasota Open Air Fine Arts Show featuring 50 quality juried artists whose art is for sale to the public - safety precautions in place all booths minimum 7' apart, social distancing, face covererings  The focus is visual arts and features fine art and fine crafts created by award-winning artists from around the world with all disciplines for sale – paintings, clay, glass, sculpture, fiber, wood, jewelry, and more – all juried by art professionals. There is something for everyone in all price ranges. Great food from local area restaurants and music adds to the ambiance of this beautiful show. Free Admission 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. $5 parking. Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota, 5500 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL.

November 15, 2019: Due to COVID-19 all Historic Spanish Point campus 2020 events are on hold/TBD this fall. This year’s theme is "Secret Gardens" at Historic Spanish Point’s Party at the Point annual event. Live music plus dining, dancing and a silent auction, all under the stars. Attendees are encouraged to dress for an evening garden party (relaxed, yet sophisticated!). 6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. White Cottage Lawn, Historic Spanish Point, 337 N. Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL.

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November 15 - December 4, 2020: Entre Nous Club of Manatee presents its Holiday Festival of Trees online auction. They are feeling festive and think you'll enjoy this year's fundraiser! As the uncertainty of holding a function that can draw a crowd of over one thousand people in a weekend continues, the active members of Entre Nous Club have decided to keep with the holiday spirit and traditions, but move their annual fundraiser online.  They invite you to visit their online auction by clicking a link below to bid on a variety of beautifully decorated trees, wreaths and lots of fabulous gifts to put under the tree. November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

November 15 - 16, 2019: Canceled for 2020 due to COVID-19.Celebrating its 23rd Anniversary, the Giving Hunger the Blues Music Festival will take place at the Sarasota Polo Grounds and will commemorate the 50th anniversary of Woodstock.There will be 15 food and beverage vendors on-site for the festival. All proceeds benefit the Mayors Feed the Hungry Program, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Live music with performances by local, regional and national acts. Friday, November 15: 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Free. Saturday, November 16: 11:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. General admission $10 in advance and $20 at the gate. VIP Tickets $65 (includes Sonny’s Barbeque dinner, VIP seating, VIP parking, and 3 adult beverages). Children 12 and under Free. Free Parking. This is a RAIN or SHINE event! Sarasota Polo Grounds, 8201 Polo Trail, Sarasota, FL

November 16, 2019: Apparently canceled for 2020. No updated info available for their fall show on their website.The Creative Arts Association of Lakewood Ranch is hosting its 19th Annual Fall Art Show and Sale. This art and gifts show features original works of art by local artists and artisans in various mediums, including watercolor, jewelry, pottery, ceramic, wood turning, pastels, acrylics, mixed media and more. Free admission. 9 a.m. -  4 p.m. Free Admission & Parking. Lakewood Ranch Town Hall, 8175 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., Lakewood Ranch. November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

November 16, 2019: Canceled. Find creative gifts and decorations for your home and more at The Venice Winter Arts & Crafts Show. Free admission. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Venice Community Center, 326 Nokomis Ave S, Venice, FL.

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November 16 - 17, 2019: Canceled for 2020. It's the 21st Annual Canine Christmas Festival and Adopt-A-Thon 2019! Canine Christmas is a fun festival for dog owners & their dogs and those looking to adopt a dog. Bring your well-behaved dogs on a leash and enjoy the festival events (dogs must have current inoculation tag). The festival features a parade of adoptable pets, doggie fashion show, games, contests, canine i.q. test, pet pictures with Santa, pet vendors and much more including Food Trucks with plenty of great food and drinks and fun for everyone. Admission is free. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Bishop SPCA Animal Shelter grounds 5718 21st Ave. West, Bradenton, FL. November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

November 16 - 17, 2019: Postponed until Nov. 6 thru Nov. 28, 2021 and will move to a new permanent home. For some old time fun check out the annual Sarasota Medieval Fair. There's jousting, human combat chess tournaments, rides and games along with food and drinks from turkey legs to hearty ales. There's also Celtic music and the new artisan marketplace with over 100 shops, food, and snack booths plus 11 stages holding over 75 shows daily! Single day tickets: Adults $18.95 Student/Senior/Military $16.95 Children 5-12 $9.95 and 4 and under free. Other ticket options and prices available. 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Sarasota County Fairgrounds 3000 Ringling Blvd. Sarasota, FL.November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.com

November 16 - 21, 2020: The Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans 2020 includes the following Events: Monday, November 16th – Friday November 20th “The Roll Call” The Gazebo, Veteran’s Park, Punta Gorda, FL, The Reading of the 58,318 Names of Those Who Served in Vietnam and Gave Their All  - Monday Nov 16th 8am-9pm, Monday - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 17th-19th 7am – 10pm,  Friday Nov 20th 8:30am - Noon. Friday – November 20th 9am - 5pm UH-1 Huey Helicopter Rides, Charlotte Sports Park, 2300 El Jobean Rd, Port Charlotte Provided by Friends of the Army Aviation, Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Parade "The First Ever Official Parade in Port Charlotte." Also enjoy live music including Lee Greenwood in concert at Charlotte County Sports Park Stadium 2300 El Jobean Rd, Port Charlotte. (Tickets are required ONLY for the Saturday Music Celebration at the Charlotte Sports Park Stadium with various prices. Veterans can get free tickets by registering in advance). Click here for more details as many more events are scheduled.

November 17, 2019: TBD. All Suncoast Concert Band Dates Depend on Corona Virus 19 Regulations. Enjoy a concert by the Sarasota Suncoast Concert Band. Showtime is 3 p.m. Admission is $5. Call 941-907-4123 for availability. Northminster Presbyterian Church, on Lockwood Ridge, a block south of University Parkway. 3131 61st Street, Sarasota. November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota




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November 18, 2019: Not scheduled for 2020. Come out for Ringling by the Bay featuring live music and dancing with Kettle of Fish on the Bolger Campiello. 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. Tickets to the general public go on sale September 27, 2019. Limited seating is available. Ringling Museum Grounds, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota. 941-358-3180.  November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.com

November 19 - 22, 2020: The 2nd Annual Visions of the Black Experience Film Festival celebrates and illuminates the historical, social, and cultural aspects of black life through film. The program includes a unique selection of previously-made documentaries, narrative films, and shorts, as well as new works by emerging filmmakers. This year's Visions showcases over 30 features, narratives, and documentary shorts, including local and international films focused on vital themes like social justice, healthcare in the black community, police brutality, and more. Visions of the Black Experience is a collaboration involving the Sarasota Film Festival, New College of Florida, the Boxser Diversity Initiative, the Ringling Museum, the Multicultural Health Institute, and the Manasota ASALH, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. Due to COVID-19, the presentation of this year's program will be primarily via a virtual format. Admission: Free. Please click here to begin watching.

November 20 - 21, 2020: Get something great to eat. St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church is holding a Fall Fest Greek Style from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Enjoy mouthwatering Greek specialties: pastitsio, Grecian chicken, lamb shanks, spanakopita, dolmathes, Greek salad and delicious assorted Greek pastries! Plus, you can shop at their YIAYIA’s Treasures Market! Take it to go or dine in with their new safety protocols. Free admission. St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, 7671 Lockwood Ridge Rd, Sarasota, FL.

November 21, 2020: Postponed until 2021. It's the first annual High Tide Country Music Festival with featured headliner, Walker Hayes.  Special guests include Cody Webb, along with one other national recording artist, who will be announced soon. Tickets start at $25 and go on sale May 1.  Preferred and limited VIP seating will also be available. To purchase tickets, and for concert details, visit the Festival’s website hightidecountrymusicfestival.com (Website going live on March 20). CoolToday Park, North Port, FL.  November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

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November 21, 2020: It's Mixon’s Harvest Festival Craft Fair. A fun day of entertainment and shopping. Unique gift ideas for the holiday along with antiques, food items and more. Crafters and vendors from all over the U.S. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Free admission. Mixon Fruit Farms, 2525 27th St., E., Bradenton, FL. November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

November 21, 2019: Canceled. You're invited to the 19th Annual Empty Bowls Luncheon benefiting The Food Bank of Manatee. Enjoy this symbolic meal of soup and bread as we unite to envision hunger-relief in Manatee County. General admission $30, VIP ticket with early entry for bowl selection $50. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Manatee Performing Arts Center, 502 3rd Avenue West, Bradenton, FL.

November 21, 2020: “For the safety of others, Suncoast Charities for Children has decided to postpone their “Denim By The Diamond” fundraiser scheduled to take place tomorrow (November 21) at CoolToday Park. This difficult decision was based upon the recent increase of positive Covid-19 cases in the area. All ticket sales will be fully refunded and a rescheduled date will be announced soon. With the first annual High Tide Country Music Festival postponed until next year, a smaller fundraiser for Suncoast Charities for Children called “Denim By The Diamond” Country Music Event will now take place at CoolToday Park in North Port. Guests will enjoy live modern country music by Stone Buckle, a silent auction, country themed food stations, and two complimentary drink tickets to a full host bar. Limited tickets are now on sale for $85 per person and must be purchased in advance online. CoolToday Park, 18800 South, W Villages Pkwy, Venice, FL November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.com

November 21, 2020: Join Big Cat Habitat for their wild benefit dinner, "Night of the White Tiger," with special guest host Nik Wallenda and exotic animal guests. The black and white attired event features a 6 p.m. cocktail hour, 7 p.m. dinner with your choice gourmet menu, silent auction & raffles, bar and live music. $250 per person, $1,500 per table. Advance reservations only, r.s.v.p. by November 16. Big Cat Habitat, 7101 Palmer Blvd., Sarasota, FL. 941-320-3965

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November 21 - 22, 2020: Come one, come all and check out The SunCoast Renaissance Festival, a recreation of a Renaissance or Medieval village that's filled with costumed actors, crafts and games to give you the illusion that you have stepped back in time. 100’s of performances plus craftspeople and more. Also:11/27-29. Gates are Open 10a.m. - 6 p.m. Various ticket prices and packages from daily admission: Children $14, adults $20 to season passes for $150 adult, $80 child. Under 5 are free. Sarasota County Fairgrounds, 3000 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL.

November 21 - 23, 2019: Canceled for 2020 due to COVID-19. You're invited to enjoy the 26th Annual Christmas in Pinecraft Arts & Crafts Festival with all local and USA made gifts from area artists. Vendors feature pottery, jewelry, beautiful handmade wood bowls, fiber art, hand crafted note cards, crochet items, wreaths, wood signs, local artist paintings, weather vanes, stove towels, American girl dolls and clothes and much more. Amish baked goods and a food truck or 2. Many items made by local Mennonite and Amish community members. Hand quilting by local Amish ladies. Free admission. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Beneva Marketplace Shopping Center, corner of Beneva Road and Bahia Vista, Sarasota, FL.

November 21 - 24, 2019: Canceled for 2020 due to COVID-19. Next scheduled event is November 18 - 21, 20201. It's the Englewood Beach Waterfest, Englewood's version of the Sarasota Offshore Grand Prix Super Boat Racing Fest.  Numerous events plus multiple classes of offshore racing with boats moving at more than 200 mph! Block Party on Fri Nov. 25, 5 pm - pm and more. Race-day events are Nov 23 - 24. Events are at: Dearborn Street, Race Village, Englewood Beach, Manasota Key, FL 

November 21, 2020 - February 28, 2021: The Photoville FENCE makes its third consecutive appearance at Nathan Benderson Park.The public photography project is exhibited year-round in major parks and downtowns across North America. Featuring more than 90 photographers annually, the exhibition brings compelling visual stories into the public realm, and to a wide and diverse audience. As an outdoor exhibition, social distancing is a distinct built-in feature of the show.“The local show also includes a showcase of seven Florida photographers, judged separately from the international show. The Photoville Fence will appear on the upper finish tower parking lot, on both sides of a chain-link fence between the two bridges onto the park’s Regatta Island. Free. 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. Nathan Benderson Park, 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota FL. 941-358-7275

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November 22, 2019: Canceled. You're invited to the 19th Annual Empty Bowls Luncheon benefiting The Food Bank of Manatee. Enjoy this symbolic meal of soup and bread as we unite to envision hunger-relief in Manatee County. General admission $30, VIP ticket with early entry for bowl selection $50. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 8131 Main Street, Lakewood Ranch, FL.

November 22, 2019: The Jazz Club has not scheduled any events for the 2020 fall season. Get your toes tapping at "Jazz at Two"with the Steve Martinucci Quartet. Steve Martinucci on guitar. Graduated UMASS and has music degree from William Paterson University for Jazz Guitar Performance and Five Towns College for recording engineer.  Martinucci studied under renowned jazz guitarist, Gene Bertoncini, Vic Juris and others. He has performed with Jon Faddis, Harold Mabern, Rufus Reid, Dick Hyman and others. Admission is available only at the door. $10 for Sarasota Jazz Club members, $20 for non-members. 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Universalist Church of Sarasota, 3975 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota. More info at: 941 366-1552.   November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

November 23, 2019: Apparently canceled for 2020. No info available on their site for 2020. It's the LWR running Club's Turkey Trot 5K with turkey-themed volunteers, turkey water stop and turkey music. Great Awards plus all participants receive a moisture-wicking Leslie Jordan shirt including children. All participants will finish to a great after party with food and beverages supplied from local restaurants and participants. Sign up/registration cost varies. 5K Race Start 8 a.m.,Kids Turkey Dashes 7:15 a.m. Other various run/walk start times. 7 a.m. - 12 p.m. Mainstreet Lakewood Ranch, FL.

November 23, 2019: Canceled for 2020. Check out Sarasota’s Solutionary Health Festival. It is coming back to the beautiful Oscar Scherer State Park to celebrate healthy, compassionate, and eco-friendly living! 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Free event. 1843 S Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL.

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November 23 - 24, 2019: Postponed until Nov. 6 thru Nov. 28, 2021 and will move to a new permanent home. For some old time fun check out the annual Sarasota Medieval Fair. There's jousting, human combat chess tournaments, rides and games along with food and drinks from turkey legs to hearty ales. There's also Celtic music and the new artisan marketplace with over 100 shops, food, and snack booths plus 11 stages holding over 75 shows daily! Single day tickets: Adults $18.95 Student/Senior/Military $16.95 Children 5-12 $9.95 and 4 and under free. Other ticket options and prices available. 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Sarasota County Fairgrounds 3000 Ringling Blvd. Sarasota, FL.

November 24, 2019: Canceled for 2020. Giddy up, giddy up! It's the 28th Annual Ponies under the Palms benefit car show featuring Mustangs and other Ford cars. (For auto exhibitors: $25 to register your car for the show, $30 day of show. Check in is 8:00 a.m. Award ceremony is at 3:00 p.m. Proceeds benefit Southeastern Guide Dogs and Take Stock in Children. Free admission. 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Along Main Street at Lakewood Ranch. Sponsored by the Mustang Club of West Central Florida. More info at 921-944-8137.

November 25, 2020: Canceled for 2020. It's the Fall Family Fishing Tournament at the Venice Fishing Pier. Details are pending for 2020. Venice Fishing Pier, Venice, FL. November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.com

November 25, 2019: The Jazz Club has not scheduled any events for the 2020 fall season. Check out the Jazz Club of Sarasota Monday Night Jazz at the Florida Studio Theatre Cabaret Series with Paul Gavin and Mosaic. Paul Gavin is a drummer, teacher, composer and arranger from Tampa, FL. Gavin's band “Mosaic", performs the music of drummer Art Blakey. The band features James Suggs, trumpet; Herb Bruce, trombone; Valerie Gillespie, saxophone; John O'Leary, piano; Michael Ross, bass and Gavin on drums. Members $35; non members $39. Full bar and dinner available, doors open 6:30 for dinner. Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Florida Studio Theatre's John C. Court Cabaret, First St and Cocoanut Ave, Sarasota. Tickets are available from the Florida Studio Theatre box office (941) 366-9000.

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November 26, 2020: The third annual Florida Turkey Trot will be both an in-person run/walk and a virtual event. In its second year, this new Thanksgiving-morning tradition brought about 4,000 participants to the park for the third event of the Fit2Run/NBP Holiday Challenge. For 2020, there will be staggered starts both on Thanksgiving morning and the afternoon before, and a virtual option for those who would prefer. Staggered starts for the on-site run/walk will ensure social distancing and runner safety. Runners will select and schedule their start time from time blocks 4-5 p.m. Thanksgiving Eve — that’s Wednesday, Nov. 25 — and 7-10 a.m. Thanksgiving morning. Participants are encouraged to register early and secure their preferred start time, since the number of participants per time block is capped. Virtual run/walk participants may choose their own time and place, then report their finish time afterward. All participants will receive a race shirt, runner’s face covering and finisher medal. This is the third event in the annual NBP/Fit2Run Holiday Challenge, which kicked off with the St. Patrick’s Day Lucky Leprechaun 5K and included the Fireworks On The Lake 4-Miler on July 3. Both of those events were virtual this year. Nathan Benderson Park, 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota FL. November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.com

November 27, 2019: Canceled and TBD for the rest of the 2020 season. There's a Thanksgiving Eve Party: "Main Street Live" and it takes place on Historic Old Main Street in Bradenton from 6 p.m. - 12  a.m. Live music throughout the evening. The event also features food & drink vendors and arts and crafts. Free admission. Old Main Street, Bradenton, FL. November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.

November 27, 2020: The Free Music Friday Night Concert will feature Blues to Blackstreet. Grab a mask and enjoy the music and fun in downtown's Centennial Park. Free and open to the public.7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Bring your lawn chair or blanket for seating. Pre-registration is required here. COVID-19 safety plan is in place! November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

November 27 - 29, 2020: Come one, come all and check out The SunCoast Renaissance Festival, a recreation of a Renaissance or Medieval village that's filled with costumed actors, crafts and games to give you the illusion that you have stepped back in time. 100’s of performances plus craftspeople and more. Gates are Open 10a.m. - 6 p.m. Various ticket prices and packages from daily admission: Children $14, adults $20 to season passes for $150 adult, $80 child. Under 5 are free. Sarasota County Fairgrounds, 3000 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL.

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November 28, 2020: It's the 35th annual Light Up Siesta Key and Village Holiday Parade. Enjoy the Christmas Tree Lighting at the Village Gazebo and live music from the Pine View jazz Combo. Free gift bags for the first 200 kids. Free public transportation is provided courtesy of the Siesta Breeze Trolley from Turtle Beach to the Village (with multiple stops along the route, including Siesta Beach). Starts at 6 p.m. Siesta Key Village, Siesta Key, Sarasota, FL. November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

November 28, 2019: Canceled for 2020 due to COVID-19 concerns. It's the 10th Annual Thanksgiving Morning Turkey Trot 5K Run or Fun Walk across the Ringling Bridge. Organized by ALSO Youth, the race begins at the Hyatt and crosses the Ringling Bridge. Along with the run there's  GREAT vendors and a YUMMY breakfast plus Turkey Trot shirt, snacks, and a variety of beer, wine, and refreshments. $20 - $35 registration fee. 7:30 a.m. Hyatt Regency, 1000 Blvd of the Arts, Sarasota, FL. November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.com

November 29, 2019: The Jazz Club has not scheduled any events for the 2020 fall season. Get your toes tapping at "Jazz at Two"with Joe Bruno's Hot Dogs. Joe Bruno formed his Dixieland Hot Dog in the early 90's playing all your toe-tapping and foot stomping favorites and the swinging sounds of  New Orleans jazz. Joe Bruno, Sr on trumpet, Joe Jr, bass; Nick Bruno, drums and others. Admission is available only at the door. $10 for Sarasota Jazz Club members, $20 for non-members. 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Universalist Church of Sarasota, 3975 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota. More info at: 941 366-1552.  November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.com

November 28, 2020: Canceled for 2020 due to COVID-19 concerns. It's the kickoff to the Sun Coast's holiday season with The Venice Holiday Parade which traditionally takes place the Saturday evening after Thanksgiving. The 44 year tradition continues when the annual Parade steps off at 7 p.m. on the streets of Historic Downtown Venice. With over 3 thousand participants representing about 120 local companies, schools, churches, social organizations and music groups, this is one of the biggest Holiday Parades along the Suncoast. The Venice Holiday Parade is expected to draw 40,000 viewers. Pre-parade entertainment begins at 5:30 p.m. in the downtown Venice area. The parade will return to its traditional route in 2019. There will be road closures in the area and bleachers, couches, rope, stakes, tarps or mats are not allowed and will be removed. Chairs placed prior to 6 p.m. November 27 will also be removed. November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

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November 30, 2019: Uncertain and decision is pending for 2020. It's The Annual Bridge Street Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Bradenton Beach. The tree is expected to be placed in or near the large planter box in the roundabout at the east end of Bridge Street Pier. 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.. Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL. November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.com

November 30 - December 1, 2019: Postponed until Nov. 6 thru Nov. 28, 2021 and will move to a new permanent home. For some old time fun check out the annual Sarasota Medieval Fair. There's jousting, human combat chess tournaments, rides and games along with food and drinks from turkey legs to hearty ales. There's also Celtic music and the new artisan marketplace with over 100 shops, food, and snack booths plus 11 stages holding over 75 shows daily! Single day tickets: Adults $18.95 Student/Senior/Military $16.95 Children 5-12 $9.95 and 4 and under free. Other ticket options and prices available. 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Sarasota County Fairgrounds 3000 Ringling Blvd. Sarasota, FL.








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