2019 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.) The Calendar is updated as information is made available.



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 - 2, 2019: It's the annual Dia de los Muertos / Festival of the Skeletons! This year marks the 15th festival and they are planning a party for the whole community! They promise live music on multiple stages; shrines, face painting, sugar skull art, and amazing art! The event promises 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.

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 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

November 2, 2019:  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.

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November 2, 2019: 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.

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: 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: 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.

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 3, 2019: 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

November 4, 2019: To support the Mayors’ Feed the Hungry Program, the Orioles will collect non-perishable food items at Ed Smith Stadium beginning on November 4, and will host the charity’s Thanksgiving Sorting Day at the ballpark on Friday, November 22. Non-perishable food items may be dropped off at Ed Smith Stadium, located at 2700 12th Street, on weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The collection station is located inside Café 54 on Euclid Avenue. The stadium will be closed on Monday, November 11, in observance of Veterans Day.

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.

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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.

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. $5, 12 & under free. Free parking. Robarts Arena, Sarasota County Fairgrounds, 3000 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, FL.

November 7, 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: 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.

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

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November 8, 2019: State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) is hosting community events designed to recognize all branches of the military.
SCF alumnus and veteran Todd Hughes will speak at SCF Bradenton. Marine Corps veteran Jeremiah J. Robinson will share his story at the SCF Venice event. 11 a.m. The Library & Learning Center Forum SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton and the Performance Pavilion at SCF Venice, 8000 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice. Both events are free and open to the public. 941-752-5075

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, 2019: It's another in their Free Music Friday Night concerts in Centennial Park. Move and groove to the sounds of Swinging Bridge. Bring a blanket or folding chair to sit on.  7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Free. Centennial Park gazebo. Downtown Venice, FL. 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 8, 2019 - February 8, 2020: The largest public photo exhibition in North America will return to Sarasota this fall and winter, this time including a showcase of the best from Gulf Coast photographers. “The Fence” will appear on Nathan Benderson Park’s Regatta Island. The exhibit will appear on both sides of a fence between the island’s twin bridges. Participating artists’ work spans the categories of creatures, home, people, streets, nature, food and play. Each photo series is comprised of as many as five images that share a thematic connection or tell a story. Free. 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. Nathan Benderson Park, 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota FL. 941-358-7275

November 9, 2019: It's the Manatee County Habitat for Humanity 25th Anniversary Event. Live music, games, food and refreshments, vendors and informational displays will help citizens become more aware of and celebrate the work of Manatee County Habitat for Humanity.  8 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Riverwalk Pavilion area, downtown Bradenton, FL.

November 9, 2019: 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.

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November 9, 2019: 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

November 9, 2019:  You're invited to enjoy The Taste of Mixon's as Mixon Fruit Farms kicks off its 81st 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 9, 2019: 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: Enjoy yourself with your family at the Harvest Fall Festival complete with free food, bounce houses, professional and Family Friendly entertainment, face painting, a Festival Marketplace with vendors, local non-profits and much much more. Free admission. 3 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Harvest Church, 3650 17th St., Sarasota FL.

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November 9, 2019: It's the Veterans Day Block Party with Live music, food and fun. The celebration will take place along May Lane, kicking off at 4:00 with a “Street Yoga” class and closing around 9:00 with performances by Dan Johnson Music, Ari and the Alibis, Kara & Kaleidogroove and Enrique Simone Casados. Great food and beverages provided by  Outback Steakhouse, Bonefish Grill, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Tsunami Sushi, Gold Coast Eagle Distributing, JDubs, including other local delights and cocktails. There will be a raffle and door prizes throughout the evening, along unique presenters including a special appearance by Jerry Springer and other celebrity ambassadors. Free admission. 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. On May Lane alongside City Side Apartments, 700 Cocoanut Ave, Sarasota, FL.

November 9, 2019: 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: 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, 2019: The Manatee Community Concert Band opens their 2019-2020 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 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

November 9 - 10, 2019: 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 9 - 10, 2019: The Sarasota Elks Tiki Fest is the place to be for live entertainment, food trucks, raffle baskets, a car show, silent and live auctions and more. Sat: 1 p.m. - 10 p.m., Sun: 1 p.m. - 8 p.m. Sarasota Elks, 5680 Rosin Way, Sarasota, FL. November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

November, 10 2019: 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: 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: 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, 2019: The Manatee County Veterans Council together with the City of Palmetto will be hosting the Veteran's Day Parade in Palmetto.  The parade will form at the Manatee County Fairgrounds, proceed south on 11th Ave and end at Sutton Park. The parade will begin at 10:45 a.m. Following the Parade will be the annual Veterans Day Memorial Service. Palmetto, FL. 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 where a ceremony will be held.  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, 2019: 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, 2019: 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 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. 

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November 13 - 15, 2020: The Chalk Festival is TENTATIVELY scheduled at the Venice Airport November 13 - 15, 2020 (their website also lists the dates as November 14 - 16 and we are awaiting clarification on the dates) 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 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 14, 2019: Enjoy a 90 minute concert featuring the Riverview Kilties and their Fall Concert. 7 p.m. $5 at the door. Riverview High School Performing Arts Center, One Ram Way, Sarasota. 539-5383.

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.

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November 15, 2019: 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.

November 15 - 16, 2019: 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: 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 Sarasota Events

November 16, 2019: Sarasota County is hosting its 2nd annual "America Recycles Day." The event will feature: a Student Recycled Art Contest, Dumpster painting, Composting demonstrations, Fun games and activities for all ages, Garbage and Recycling Trucks on display, Food Trucks (food available for purchase) Local vendors and services. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Free. Chemical Collection Center, 8750 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota, FL.

November 16, 2019: 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.

November 16, 2019: The SFF Cinematheque presents  one of Charlie Chaplin's absolute best! "City Lights" tells the story of a hapless tramp (Charlie Chaplin) who falls in love with a blind flower girl (Virginia Cherrill) on the tough city streets.The film is introduced by Gus Mollasis of At the Movies with Gus Mollasis with a Q&A to follow. Drinks, snacks and popcorn available for sale. 6 p.m. General admission: $10, SFF Members/ Students: $5. SFF Cinematheque, 500 Tallevast Rd. #105, Sarasota, FL.

November 16 - 17, 2019: The Sarasota Downtown Merchants Association presents the 7th 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




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November 16 - 17, 2019: 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 17, 2019: 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

November 18, 2019: 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. 

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November 20 - 21, 2020: Get something great to eat. St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church is holding a Drive thru Food Fest from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. featuring Gyro, chicken souvlakia, spanakopita, Greek salad and assorted Greek pastries, plus Take and Bake items, ALL to be pre-ordered on their website @ stbarbaragoc.org - 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

November 21, 2019: 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, 2019: The State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) Jazz Big Band & Combo will present “Luck Be a Lady: Jazz Goes to Vegas.” This thrilling throwback concert will draw audiences back to the Rat Pack days of swinging hits from the Sands Casino. Audiences can expect to tap their toes to chart-busting standards from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and Count Basie. SCF Jazz welcomes jazz crooner Bryan Hughes and veteran magician John Williams for the performance. 7:30 p.m. General admission is $10, and admission for students, faculty and staff is $5. SCF’s Neel Performing Arts Center, SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton, FL.

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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: 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 22, 2019: It's another in their Free Music Friday Night concerts in Centennial Park. Move and groove to the sounds of Larry Yunker & Michael Dempsey. Bring a blanket or folding chair to sit on.  7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Free. Centennial Park gazebo. Downtown Venice, FL. November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota




November Sarasota Events

November 22, 2019: 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: 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: 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: 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. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free admission. Mixon Fruit Farms, 2525 27th St., E., Bradenton, FL. November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

November Sarasota Events

November 23, 2019: 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.

November 23, 2019: Check out the Taps, Tacos + Tequila festival which will feature Craft Beer, Tacos & Tequila! This fully loaded event will feature over 15 taco and other food vendors preparing the finest tacos around, multiple cocktail booths crafting premium margaritas and other cocktails, high-end tequilas and other spirit samplings, as well as a 4-hour craft beer sampling session featuring 50+ local beers/ciders/hard waters! All included in one ticket! $15 - $45. 21 and over. 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. Nathan Benderson Park, 5851 Nathan Benderson Cir, Sarasota, FL

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: 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.

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November 25, 2019: 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.

November 27, 2019: 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 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 27, 2019: It's the Siesta Key "Turkey Trott" Pub Crawl hosted by the Block that Roxx in Siesta Key Village from 9 p.m. - close (SKOB, Gilligan's Island Bar, Daiquiri Deck and 3.14 Pi.). Additional details pending. Siesta Key Village, Siesta Key, FL. November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.

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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.

November 28, 2019: 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: 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 30, 2019: It's the Fall Family Fishing Tournament at the Venice Fishing Pier for ages 5 - 17. Registration is from  7 a.m. - 8 a.m. at Papa's Bait Shop on the pier. Check in on arrival. Fishing starts at 8 a.m. Awards: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Sign up at Papa's Bait Shop on the pier or via email and include child's name and age: venicefishingpier1600@gmail.com. All children must be accompanied by an adult to enter. Bring an unwrapped toy donation for Toys for Tots or a $5 donation for the Veteran's Fund. Venice Fishing Pier, Venice, FL. November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.com

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November 30, 2019: Check out the Bling Thing 2019, an Artisan Jewelry Show and Sale. Free admission. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Venice Art Center, 390 Nokomis Ave. South, Venice, FL.

November 30, 2019: 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, 2019: It's the 35th annual Light Up Siesta Key and Village Holiday Parade. Enjoy the Christmas Tree at the Village Gazebo, Santa's arrival, live music, and other entertainment. The Village Holiday Parade will begin at Avenida del Mare and Beach Road at 5:30 p.m. traveling north on Beach Road onto Ocean Blvd. into the Village. Many businesses and local groups will be participating in the parade and the welcoming of Santa to Siesta Village. 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). Shops and restaurants will offer refreshments and special holiday bargains from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. There will also be live music at various venues, plus carolers. 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Siesta Key Village, Siesta Key, Sarasota, FL. November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

November 30, 2019: The SFF Cinematheque presents one of the best American movies ever made that still resonates today. Oscar-winning "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" (1939) stars Jimmy Stewart as an idealist who is appointed to fill a vacant seat in the U. S. Senate. The film is introduced by Gus Mollasis of At the Movies with Gus Mollasis with a Q&A to follow. Drinks, snacks and popcorn available for sale. 6 p.m. General admission: $10, SFF Members/ Students: $5. SFF Cinematheque, 500 Tallevast Rd. #105, Sarasota, FL.

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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

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.

November 30 - December 1, 2019: Florida Studio Theatre (FST) presents Deck the Halls! A Holly Jolly Holiday, an all-new musical celebration of everything that makes the holidays in Sarasota special. Families join five magical elves on a musical adventure as they celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah in true Floridian fashion. Five elves, who normally celebrate the holidays at the North Pole, venture down to Sarasota to see how they are celebrated on the Gulf Coast. They learn about Floridian traditions, like swimming in the sea, making sand snowmen, Sarasota’s annual holiday parade, and more. A tradition for Sarasota families, FST’s latest edition of Deck the Halls has brand new songs and sketches. Also December 7 - 8, 14 - 15, 21 - 22, 28. Tickets are available on line or through FST’s Box Office at 941-366-9000. Bowne’s Lab Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre, 1241 N Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL. November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.com

November 30 - December 9, 2019: Feast your eyes on more than 150 Gingerbread houses on display at the 11th Annual Gingerbread House Festival. Created by school kids, youth groups, local businesses and organizations, presented by the Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida. You can also pick up a great centerpiece to use for your own holiday decorations or enter your own gingerbread house.The gingerbread village will be open during mall hours. The Mall at UTC, 140 University Town Center Dr, Sarasota, FL. November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.com








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