2022 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. 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.



November 1 - 24, 2022: For the 5th year in a row the annual Autumn Hay Maze returns to the playground/event garden area at Nathan Benderson Park. Construction will be the morning of Oct. 7. Last year’s maze was about 40’x50’, and hundreds of area youths (and their parents) enjoyed the two-bale-high maze — tall enough for toddlers but short enough for them and their parents, too. The maze will open to the public in the afternoon, after it's finished. The Park is open 6 a.m.- 8 p.m. until November 1, when hours become 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. Nathan Benderson Park, 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota FL

November 1 - December 4, 2022: For your viewing pleasure, The Orchid Show 2022: "Capturing the Perfect Shot," will showcase the breathtaking camerawork of a group of devoted Selby Gardens volunteers and will celebrate the beauty and diversity of orchids by featuring the stunning scientific photography of Selby Garden's own rare orchid collection.. Their images spanning 15-plus years convey the magic and majesty of orchids, while also contributing significantly to botanical science. The diverse array of orchid imagery will be displayed within the galleries of the Museum of Botany & the Arts as well as in the Tropical Conservatory of our Downtown Sarasota campus. Admission: Free for members, $10 - $20 for member guests and non-members, ages 5 - 17 $10, 4 and under are free. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 1534 Mound Street, Sarasota, FL. November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.com

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November 2, 2022: It's NBP Rec Days! A great way to get on the water, family-style! Participants will have the opportunity to try stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, canoes, fishing and more. Fee is $10 per person. $5 per adult with accompanying child. Free for children ages 6 and younger  Family maximum: $35 (for households of five or more). All must complete the waiver forms.  Fishing licenses are required for all participants 14 and older who choose to fish. NBP Rec Days! are held at the base of the finish tower on Regatta Island. Depending on events, however, they may move to the west shore, near the playground. Signs will be in place to direct you, either way. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Nathan Benderson Park, 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota FL.

November 5, 2022: It's the grand return of The Bash at The Bishop, benefiting The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature, one of Bradenton’s top cultural venues. This incredible evening celebrates The Bishop’s 75th Anniversary! The evening will include an exquisite four-course seated culinary experience, entertainment, silent and live auctions, dancing to the musical stylings of Bay Kings Band and more! The Bash at the Bishop will delight and entertain you from the moment you arrive. Black-tie optional. 6:15pm Cocktails, 7pm Event Begins. The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature. 201 10th St. West, Bradenton, FL

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

Sarasota November Events

November 7, 2022: Join the Venice Concert Band for American Pride as they return to the stage with a concert that will honor the men and women in our military services and the many first responders. If you do not have season tickets, you can purchase $14 tickets online two weeks before each performance or $14 (cash only) tickets at the door on concert dates. All concerts are at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Venice Performing Arts Center (VPAC), 1 Indian Avenue, Venice, FL. November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.com

November 3, 2022: You're invited to the 22ndAnnual Empty Bowls Luncheon benefiting The Food Bank of Manatee. Enjoy this symbolic meal of soup and bread and unite to envision hunger-relief in Manatee County. Your support of Empty Bowls will help children, families, and seniors in need, right here in our community. All proceeds benefit The Food Bank of Manatee, a PLUS program of Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee.General admission $30. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Manatee Performing Arts Center, 502 3rd Avenue West, Bradenton, FL.

November 3, 2022: Check out Ringling Underground with local and regional live music in the museum courtyard while up and coming artists showcase their works also in the museum courtyard. 8 p.m. - 11 p.m. Admission: $15. Free for  Members and College Students w/ ID and free with "Art After Five" admission, College Students Free with College ID. Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota. 941-359-5700.

November 4, 2022: The 8th Annual Sarasota Kiwanis Club Veterans' Day Breakfast will feature keynote speaker Col. Dana M. Breen (ret.). Single tickets: $25. RSVP: SarasotaKiwanis.com | Kim Noyes: 941-228-91440 fax: 941-827-2920 - SRQKiwanisVeteransDayBreakfast@gmail.com. 7 a.m. - 9 a.m. Carlisle Inn, 3727 Bahai Vista St., Sarasota, FL. November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.

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November 4, 2022: It's Jazz at Two with Tom Ellison’s “Hip Pocket." Tom Ellison is a talented multi-instrumentalist and vocalist. Enjoy jazz standards and favorites from the American Songbook.  Ellison, the leader of the Sophisticated Swing Big Band, performs throughout the area with big bands and in stage shows and concerts
at the Asolo, Venice Theatre, Venice PAC and the Van Wezel. The quartet features Judi Glover, piano, Bill Swartzbaugh, bass and Nick Bruno, drums. Admission at the door $15 members; $20 guests. Concert from 2 p.m.- 4 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church 3975 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota, FL.

November 4, 2022: Lakewood Ranch presents the return of Music on Main the first Friday of each month. Live music, beer, wine and food available. Frission will fill the air with hits from the 70’s through 2000’s with a contemporary flair; the deejay will keep you dancing with today’s Top 100 hits  Bring your chairs, but leave coolers at home. Dogs are welcome, but must be kept on a short leash. The Main Street is lined with food vendors, beer trucks, and sponsor booths, as well as rides and activities for the kids. Overflow parking is available at the Lakewood Ranch Medical Center. Free. 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Main Street, Lakewood Ranch, FL. November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.

November 4, 2022:  A new downtown Sarasota event called Fresh Fridays debuts with food, drinks and live music as the block party will take place with Lemon Avenue and State Street closed to vehicles. Check out a digital light display, free food tastings from area restaurants, beverages available from participating restaurants within the zone and more. Fresh Fridays will take place on the first Friday of the month through March at various downtown locations. Free admission. 8 p.m. - 11 p.m. Lemon Avenue and State Street, downtown Sarasota, FL.

November 4 - 6, 2022: There's a Gem, Jewelry & Bead Show with lots on display to see from dealers from around the country selling gems, jewelry, beads, crystals and more. Adults $5. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.

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November 5, 2022: It's the 21s 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 9 a.m. - 3  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

November 5, 2022: It's one of the area’s best loved shows; the Bill Mergens 25th Anniversary 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.Benefiting the Gamble Plantation Preservation Alliance. This is an open car and truck show featuring awards and specialty trophies. Live Music, door prizes, 50/50, and concessions available. Movie and TV car display by Bandit Movie Cars. $100 Cash Club Participation Award. 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 5, 2022: The 21st Annual Original Mullet Smoke-Off will feature tasty smoked mullet, the infamous Mullet Toss, Mullet Smoke-Off, Cast Net Toss, arts and crafts vendors, beer and wine along with smoked mullet, smoked mullet dip and mullet cakes. Fun for the whole family. Free admission. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Seabreeze Park, 55 Horseshoe Loop, Terra Ceia Island, North Manatee County, FL.

November 5, 2022: Experience LeMarche Bohemien Parisian-Inspired Outdoor Marketplace. Discover an array of one-of-a-kind pieces created by some of the region’s most talented artisans while enjoying live music by Parisian vocalist, Michelet Innocent. The marketplace is a vintage collector’s paradise, with wearable clothing and accessories that feature vintage photographs and re-purposing vintage apparel. Other artists will showcase re-purpose furniture and home accessories using chalk paint and stencils in intricate designs. From wall hangings crafted from stained glass and natural elements to sculpted work and intricate jewelry created from antique buttons, sterling silver and semi-precious stones, and more. Free admission. 10 a.m. - 5 p m. downtown Sarasota in Five Points Park, 1 Central Avenue, Sarasota, FL. November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

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November 5, 2022: Play Ball! Tickets are now on sale for the 2022 Celebrity Softball Game and Concert featuring Rodney Atkins and when local first responders and military veterans will take the field with celebrities for an exciting softball game and country music concert to raise funds for My Warrior’s Place (MWP). On Thursday of each week leading up to the event a new celebrity and/or local hero will be announced. MWP and the Braves envision CoolToday Park packed with fans to watch as MLB, NFL, NHL; television, movie and radio personalities; and music stars play softball. Each team will also include local active duty military personnel, military veterans and first responders. Following the game, Rodney Atkins will perform an hour-long concert. Funds raised from the Celebrity Softball Game and Concert will help expand MWP’s existing facilities. Gates open at 2:30 p.m. Game begins at 4:00 p.m. CoolToday Park, 18800 S. West Villages Parkway, Venice, FL.

November 5, 2022: Are you ready for a rockin’ good time? It's the 9th Annual Rockin' Lobster Beach Party at Sharky's On the Pier. Enjoy the easy, breezy atmosphere at our Rockin’ Lobster Beach Party as the sun sets over the Venice Fishing Pier. Kick back and relax in a special lounge where you can sip on all of your favorite libations. There will be lobster and delectable fare from Fins at Sharky’s, scrumptious s’mores, upbeat live music, and impactful testimonials from Children First families. 6 p.m. - 11 p.m. Individual ticket $250. Sharky's On the Pier, 1600 Harbor Drive S., Venice, FL.

November 5 - 6, 2021: TBA for 2022. It's the annual Festival of the Skeletons/Dia de los Muertos! This year marks the 17th festival and they are planning a party for the whole community! Grab your friends and come on out to explore the art during our biggest event of the year - Festival of the Skeletons!!! Enjoy the galleries, shops, restaurants, live music, and tasty treats during one of Bradenton's favorite events. Friday 6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Village of the Arts, 1227 12th St W, Bradenton, FL.

Venice Art Fest in Venice Florida

November 5 - 6, 2022:  It's the 34th 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

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November 5 - 6, 2022: For some old time fun check out the 18th annual Sarasota Medieval Fair and their new location: The Woods of Mallaranny! The Woods of Mallaranny offers 47-acres of stunning natural surroundings that will bring the fair to life. There are knights, jesters, minstrels, belly dancers, wenches, and sword swingers!  Watch the full contact joust and human combat chess tournaments!  Ride rides and play games. Feast on turkey legs and hearty ales from the English pubs.  The Sarasota Medieval Fair brings together local artisans, performers, and vendors, and serves as a fundraiser to multiple non-profit organizations. Single day tickets: Adults $22.95 Student/Senior/Military $19.95 Children 5-10 $11.95 and 4 and under free. Other ticket options and prices available. Free parking. 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Also Nov 12-13, Nov 19-20, Nov 26-27. The Woods of Mallaranny is located right on SR-70, approximately 13 miles east of I-75 (moments past Lakewood Ranch and across from Dakin Farms). Woods of Mallaranny, 29847 FL-70 E., Myakka City, FL. November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

November 5 - 7, 2021: TBA for 2022. 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 6, 2022: It's the 47th 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. With five beautiful cycling routes from 16 - 100 miles through Manatee and Sarasota counties, there is a ride for every rider. Not a race, it's designed to be a whole family event with routes of 25, 36, 50, and 75 mile routes, well-stocked rest stops, continental breakfast, boxed lunch, event shirt for the first 500 registrants. Limited to 1,000 riders. Event time: 6:30 a.m.- 3 p.m. Fees: Register by September 30 for $55.00. Event location: 8100 Lakewood Main Street, Lakewood Ranch, FL.

November 6, 2021: TBA for 2022. 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 6, 2021: TBA for 2022. You're invited to enjoy The Taste of Mixon's as Mixon Fruit Farms kicks off its 83rd season. In the past this family friendly day included tasty samples ranging from orange salsa to kettle corn to butter-finger milkshakes, Mixon's Select Wine and more. Find out what they have in store this year! Check out Mixon's Orange Blossom Express. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Free admission. Mixon's Groveside Market, 2525 27th St E., Bradenton, FL.

November 6, 2022: The University of South Florida is pleased to announce that Brunch on the Bay will return to the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus. Consider attending the 28th annual celebration of Brunch on the Bay, one of the region’s premier social events of the season. Attendees will enjoy exquisite cuisine from local restaurants and caterers, wonderful camaraderie with friends and the opportunity to support student scholarships. 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee campus, 8350 N. Tamiami Trail,  Sarasota, FL.  941-359-4603.

November 6, 2022: 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 Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.com

November 6, 2022: It got too hot in August so they’ve moved Jerry Day to November. There's a party going on called Very Merry Jerry Day to celebrate and remember the late Jerry Garcia of the band The Grateful Dead. Community radio station WSLR sponsors this annual commemoration with live bands performing. The 13th Annual Very Merry Jerry Day will feature The Joint Chiefs and Dead Uncle’s Ship, two bands that love to play Grateful Dead music. The celebration also includes food trucks and vendors who embody the spirit of peace, love and music. $12/$15. 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center Patio, 525 Kumquat Court, Sarasota, FL November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.com

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November 6, 2021: TBA for 2022. 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 7, 2022: It's Monday Night Jazz at the John C. Court Cabaret.Monday Night Jazz at the Cabaret presents an exciting evening of jazz with top entertainment in an intimate cabaret setting in downtown Sarasota at the John C. Court Cabaret at FST. Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for food and beverage service. Tickets and information on performers, call the Jazz Club office at (941)260-9951. John C. Court Cabaret at FST; First St and Cocoanut Ave, Sarasota, FL.

November 9, 2022: Join them on select Wednesday evenings for Performances at the Point and a special performance featuring the Choral Artists of Sarasota. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Selby Gardens' Member $30, Non-Member $35. Historic Spanish Point, 337 N Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL

November 10, 2022: It's Jazz Thursday at the Sarasota Art Museum. Join us on the second Thursday of every month for a live jazz concert in the outdoor courtyard at the Sarasota Art Museum. Admission is free for museum members and $20 for non members. Tickets available at the door or online at Performers TBA. Music from 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 pm. Sarasota Art Museum 1001 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL.

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November 10, 2021: The SCF Community will Honor Veterans of all branches of the military at its Bradenton and Venice Campuses. Jimmie T. Smith, U.S. Army veteran and former Florida House of Representatives member for the 34th and 43rd districts, will speak at SCF Bradenton about his time in office and current role as coalitions director for Concerned Veterans for America, Florida Chapter. SCF Venice’s guest speaker, veteran Kerry H. Costello, retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel, will discuss his role as current quartermaster for North Port Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8203. Both events are free and open to the public. 11 a.m. SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W., Library & Learning Center, Library Forum, and SCF Venice, 8000 S. Tamiami Trail, Performance Pavilion. November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

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November 11, 2021: American Legion Post 159 of Venice will host The Annual Veterans Day Observance and Ceremony to be held at Patriots Park in Venice. Participating will be all Venice  Veterans Organizations including VFW 8118, DAV 101 and the Marine Corps League. Speakers will include Mayor Ron Feinsod, Commissioner Nancy Detert and others. Music will be provided by the Sun Coast Wind Ensemble. The Public is invited to attend. Please bring  a chair. POC is Norman MacLellan 941-493-1726. 11 a.m. Patriot's Park,  FL: 800 Venetia Bay Blvd, 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), Venice, FL.   November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.com

November 11, 2021: The Sarasota Veterans Day Parade will honor our Veterans who have served in Afghanistan.  Helicopter pilot and Sarasota Military Academy graduate, Wes Rienhart, who now lives in Denver has agreed to be guest speaker, if he can be released from his current duties. 10:00 a.m. sharp from Osprey and Main, Sarasota, FL. Ceremony to follow at Chaplain J.D. Hamel Park at 11:00 a.m.  November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

November 11, 2021: The Manatee County Veterans Council will hold its Veterans Day Service at 11 a.m. at Veterans' Monument Park. The Veterans' Monument Park is adjacent to Manatee Memorial Hospital & the Bradenton Riverwalk. Kevin Wright LTC Army (Retired) is the guest speaker. The park contains several monuments in honor of our nation's troops, including a memorial to troops from Manatee County who perished in the Vietnam War, a memorial to the Korean War veterans and a pyramid-shaped monument to all the branches of the United States Armed Forces. Bradenton, FL.  November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.com

November 11, 2021: The City of Anna Maria’s “Old Soldiers & Sailors Parade” progresses East on Pine Avenue from Gulf Drive to City Pier Park with a special veterans recognition ceremony following the parade. The parade and ceremony will feature a USMC Color Guard, 100-year-old World War II veteran, award winning high school marching bands, floats, the AMI Privateers, and much more. Parade starts at 1 p.m. ADA compliant and all CDC guidelines are followed. (Businesses or individuals interested in participating in the parade should call Anna Maria City Hall at 941-708-6130, ext. 121 Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

November 11, 2021: 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. This year, the Mass to be celebrated by Bishop Frank J. Dewane, will be held at 3:00 p.m. 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. The Knights of Columbus provides a color guard and a special wreath. 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

November 11, 2021: State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota’s (SCF) Symphonic Band will present “Welcome Home: In Gratitude to Our Veterans,” a Veterans Day Concert. An evening of gratitude and appreciation, this traditional Veterans Day concert will feature all your Americana favorites in a sing-along with “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” “America the Beautiful,” “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless the USA.” and more. Masks are strongly encouraged on campus while inside when proper social distancing cannot be practiced, for individuals not fully vaccinated or if preferred by the individual. General admission tickets are $15; student and staff tickets are $5, and veterans have free admission. SCF Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton, FL. November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

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November 11, 2022: It's the Free Music Friday Night Concert. Enjoy the music of Joe Mullan in downtown's Centennial Park. Free and open to the public. 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Attendees are asked to follow current CDC guidelines.Attendees are also asked to bring their own chairs and blankets. No alcohol is permitted in Centennial Park. Centennial Park, downtown Venice, FL. November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

November 11 - 12, 2022: Let the treasure hunt begin....American Vintage Markets presents, Falling for Vintage. This festive marketplace, inspired by the love of vintage and handmade, will feature a wide array of carefully curated vendors who will showcase their best vintage-inspired, handcrafted, re-cycled, re-purposed, and re-imagined treasures. You'll be sure to find unique, vintage-inspired home decor, up-cycled goods, collectibles, industrial salvage, jewelry, clothing, furniture, plus a whole lot more! Rest assured, what you'll find upon entering the market will be unique, high-quality, and ready to take home treasures for yourself or to wrap up for the perfect gift. A true delight for your pickin' pleasure! Admission is $8. Kids under 16 are free. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. FREE parking! Bradenton Area Convention Center, One Haben Blvd, Palmetto FL. November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

Siesta Key Crystal Master Sand Sculpting Competition

November 11 - 14, 2022: Come out and enjoy the 13th Annual Siesta Key Crystal Classic Master Sand Sculpting Competition. Master Sand Sculptors from across the U.S. will compete for thousands in prize money. Other events connected to the competition will take place, as well: The Learning Curve - sand sculpting lessons and demonstrations are hosted multiple times daily, Fri - Sun; 4 days of live bands, full bar and no entry fee. Vendor Village surrounding Sand Village features over 80 retail vendors and 6 food trailers which are all open to the public. Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Sunday & Monday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Various on line 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 for $30. More options on line for advance purchase. November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

November 12, 2022: The Manatee Community Concert Band kicks off their season with their first concert, "Proud to be An American." Tickets are $15 each. Save $10 when you purchase a Season Ticket. 7 p.m. All Concerts are at the Neel Performing Arts Center on the campus of State College of Florida. SCF Neel Performing Arts Center - 5840 26th Street West, Building 11 East, Bradenton, FL

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November 12, 2022: Enjoy great food, wine and entertainment at the 20th Annual Suncoast Food & Wine Fest, featuring cuisine from dozens of the area’s top restaurants and samples of about 300 fine wines. Guests will also enjoy a beer garden, chef demonstrations and music. Event tickets include all food, drinks, entertainment and parking. Online ticket sales begin Aug. 1. Early bird general admission tickets are $85; after Aug. 31, the price increases to $95. VIP tickets bought by Aug. 31 are $160 each and increase to $185 afterward. VIP tickets give guests access to the event an hour early; they also can enjoy champagne in the VIP tent and taste food prepared by Sophie’s, the restaurant at Saks Fifth Avenue. No tickets will be sold at the gate. 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Premier Sports Campus, 5895 Post Blvd., Lakewood Ranch, FL. November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

November 12 - 13, 2022: For some old time fun check out the 18th annual Sarasota Medieval Fair and their new location: The Woods of Mallaranny! The Woods of Mallaranny offers 47-acres of stunning natural surroundings that will bring the fair to life. There are knights, jesters, minstrels, belly dancers, wenches, and sword swingers!  Watch the full contact joust and human combat chess tournaments!  Ride rides and play games. Feast on turkey legs and hearty ales from the English pubs.  The Sarasota Medieval Fair brings together local artisans, performers, and vendors, and serves as a fundraiser to multiple non-profit organizations. Single day tickets: Adults $22.95 Student/Senior/Military $19.95 Children 5-10 $11.95 and 4 and under free. Other ticket options and prices available. Free parking. 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Also Nov 19-20, Nov 26-27.The Woods of Mallaranny is located right on SR-70, approximately 13 miles east of I-75 (moments past Lakewood Ranch and across from Dakin Farms). Woods of Mallaranny, 29847 FL-70 E., Myakka City, FL. November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.com

St Armands Art Festival

November 12 - 13, 2022: It's the 33rd 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 12 - 13, 2022: It's time to "get crackin" at the 10th Annual Stone Crab & Music Festival in the fishing village of Cortez, along Sarasota Bay. Two days of food, drinks, live music, beer tent 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




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November 13, 2021: TBA for 2022. It's Mixon’s Harvest Festival. 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. - 5 p.m. Free admission. Mixon Fruit Farms, 2525 27th St., E., Bradenton, FL. November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

November 13, 2022: Celebrate the Season and Support The Venice Symphony at Baroque, Brunch and Bubbly. Student musicians from the Venice Symphony Youth Orchestra will perform before and speak at the event. Have your photo taken, then sip on champagne while enjoying a buffet brunch and listening to members of the Venice Symphony play music by Bach, Vivaldi, Handel and other classic composers from the Baroque era.Tickets: $95. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Plantation Golf and Country Club, 500 Rockley Blvd., Venice, FL.

November 13, 2021: TBA for 2022. It's A Musical Event in the Key of Sea: the 8th 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 $25 - $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 13, 2021: TBA for 2022. Take a short road trip to Punta Gorda. Fishermen’s Village will herald in the Holiday Season with their spectacular “Lighting of the Village.” This celebration is the official kick off of the annual “FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS,” a display of more than ONE MILLION LIGHTS and themed decorations. Festivities begin at 5:00 p.m. as Santa arrives at the Village front entrance in an  Antique Fire Truck! The Lee County Pipes and Drums Band will then parade through the Village, followed by a rousing performance in Center Court. Other festivities include live music/dancing with the Shane Duncan Band, pictures with Santa and The Grinch (bring your camera!), Festival Glitter & Tattoos by Star Valle, Balloon Creations by Jeff the Juggler, and complimentary refreshments courtesy of Village Merchants. Festivities continue through 9 p.m. Free admission. Patrons are being asked to bring toiletries and hygiene items to be donated to “Share The Blessings Ministry,” an all-volunteer, nonprofit charity benefiting those in need in Charlotte County. Due to the popularity of this event, parking will fill up fast, so arrive early. Security personnel will be offering golf cart rides throughout the evening to transport you from your car to the Village entrance. Fishermen’s Village Waterfront Mall, Resort and Marina is located on Marion Avenue, Punta Gorda.  From I-75, take exit 164, turn left and proceed 3 miles to Fishermen’s Village.




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November 15 - 16, 2019: This event was moved to February in 2022. 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 Barbecue 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, 2022: It's NBP Rec Days! A great way to get on the water, family-style! Participants will have the opportunity to try stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, canoes, fishing and more. Fee is $10 per person. $5 per adult with accompanying child. Free for children ages 6 and younger  Family maximum: $35 (for households of five or more). All must complete the waiver forms.  Fishing licenses are required for all participants 14 and older who choose to fish. NBP Rec Days! are held at the base of the finish tower on Regatta Island. Depending on events, however, they may move to the west shore, near the playground. Signs will be in place to direct you, either way. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Nathan Benderson Park, 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota FL.

November 16 - 17, 2019: TBA for 2022. 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 18, 2022: Friday afternoon's Jazz at Two presents the Patricia Dean Trio. Patricia Dean, drums and vocals, is a favorite with local jazz fans, performing regularly at various clubs on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Patricia has worked with many top artists, including Nat Adderley, Ira Sullivan, Harry Allen, Dan Miller, Herb Bruce, John Lamb, Giacomo Gates and the late John LaPorta. As a drummer, she is an inspiring and supremely tasteful time-keeper, accompanist and soloist. As a jazz vocalist, she is swinging, sensitive and wonderfully musical. Joining her are Jeff Phillips on piano and Dave  Trefethen on bass. Admission at the door $15 members; $20 guests. Concert from 2 - 4 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church 3975 Fruitville Rd., Sarasota, FL.

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November 18, 2021: TBD for 2022. The Are you doing this in 2022? Annual Hispanic Fall Festival returns, hosted by the Sertoma Club of Venice, at the Historic Venice Train Station. This is a sell out event. Their 16th year of bringing spectacular wines and food with proceeds benefiting the good works and deeds of the Sertoma Club of Venice. Cheers. $85/pp. 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. 1927 Historic Venice Train Depot. 303 E. Venice Ave., Venice, FL

November 18 - 20, 2021: TBD for 2022. You're invited to enjoy the 28th 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 Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.com

November 18 - 20, 2022: 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! PowerUp Pre- Race Party Thursday 11/17, Waterfest Block Party Friday 11/18, OPA Racing World Championships Saturday 11/19 & Sunday. Events at various locations and, Englewood Beach, Manasota Key, FL November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.com

November 19, 2022: 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, FL. November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

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November 19 - 20, 2022: For some old time fun check out the 18th annual Sarasota Medieval Fair and their new location: The Woods of Mallaranny! The Woods of Mallaranny offers 47-acres of stunning natural surroundings that will bring the fair to life. There are knights, jesters, minstrels, belly dancers, wenches, and sword swingers!  Watch the full contact joust and human combat chess tournaments!  Ride rides and play games. Feast on turkey legs and hearty ales from the English pubs.  The Sarasota Medieval Fair brings together local artisans, performers, and vendors, and serves as a fundraiser to multiple non-profit organizations. Single day tickets: Adults $22.95 Student/Senior/Military $19.95 Children 5-10 $11.95 and 4 and under free. Other ticket options and prices available. Free parking. 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Also  Nov 26-27. The Woods of Mallaranny is located right on SR-70, approximately 13 miles east of I-75 (moments past Lakewood Ranch and across from Dakin Farms). Woods of Mallaranny, 29847 FL-70 E., Myakka City, FL.

November 19 - 20, 2022: 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 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Various ticket prices and packages from $17 - $136 from daily admission to season passes: Under 5 are free. Also Nov 26-27, Dec 3-4, Dec 10-11. Sarasota County Fairgrounds, 3000 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL.

November 19 - 20, 2022: It's the 9th 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 19 - 20, 2022: It's the Sarasota Open Air Fine Arts Show featuring 50 quality juried artists whose art is for sale to the public. 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.

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November 20, 2022: Giddy up, giddy up! It's the 30th Annual Ponies under the Palms benefit car show featuring Mustangs and other Ford Powered cars and trucks. (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 will benefit two wonderful charities: Denis V. Cooper Foundation “Wishes for Heroes” to benefit local needy military veterans and Take Stock in Children a scholarship and mentoring program for low-income secondary students who aspire to post high school education.Free admission. 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Main Street at Lakewood Ranch, FL . Sponsored by the Mustang Club of West Central Florida. More info at 921-944-8137.

November 20, 2021: TBD for 2022. Kick off the Holidays in Paradise 2021 and Light Up Bradenton Beach with an afternoon and evening full of fun activities including Santa at the Clock Tower when you can take your picture with Mr. Claus himself! Santa will be at the Clock Tower on the Bradenton City Pier, on the east end of Bridge Street from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Also enjoy the Kids Zone from 3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.; get your face painted with holiday cheer and other children’s activities at Island Time on the corner of Bridge Street & Gulf Drive. Join along caroling with The Magic of Manatee at the tree from 5:30 p.m. - 6:40 p.m. They will take a short intermission during the tree lighting ceremony, and resume after it concludes. The tree lighting ceremony will take place from 6 p.m. - 6:10 p.m. as Bradenton Beach gets lit up for the season in a brief ceremony. To conclude the evening, enjoy watching A Christmas Story projected on a big screen in the Post Office parking lot from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.  Vendors will have popcorn and beverages available. Be sure to bring a folding chair or blanket, and cozy up for this family event! Bridge Street area, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island. November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.com

November 20, 2022: It's time for Jazz on the Water aboard the Marina Jack II. Enjoy live jazz on an afternoon cruise on Sarasota Bay aboard the Marina Jack II. Vessel sails from the downtown Sarasota Bayfront Marina at 3 p.m. Boarding begins at 2:30 p.m. 2 Marina Jack Plaza, Sarasota, FL. For information on tickets and entertainment, call the Jazz Club office at (941) 260-9951.

November 20, 2021: TBD for 2022. See the UTC Christmas Parade with Santa and lighted floats rolling down Cattlemen Road followed with the mall's Festival of Lights show. There will also be themed characters, live music, family activities and a fireworks show finale. 6 p.m. The Mall at University Town Center, 140 University Town Center Drive, Sarasota, FL.

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November 21, 2022: Come out for Ringling by the Bay featuring live music and dancing on the Bolger Campiello. Food and drinks available for purchase. 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Tickets will be available approx. one month prior to each event, and will include a 24 hour pre-sale period for members. Members please note: $10 tickets are limited to one for Individual Memberships and two for all other Membership levels. Additionally, members may purchase up to four additional tickets at full price ($20) during the pre-sale period. Tickets are limited and will be available on a first come-first serve basis. General public tickets on sale October 16, 2021.  Ringling Museum Grounds, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL. November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.com

November 21, 2022: Check out Monday Night Jazz at the John C. Court Cabaret. Monday Night Jazz at the Cabaret presents an exciting evening of jazz with top entertainment in an intimate cabaret setting in downtown Sarasota at the John C. Court Cabaret at FST. Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for food and beverage service. Tickets and information on performers, call the Jazz Club office at (941)260-9951. John C. Court Cabaret at FST; First St and Cocoanut Ave, Sarasota, FL. November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.com

November 23, 2022: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 24, 2022: It's the Fifth Annual Florida Turkey Trot Thanksgiving morning, 8 a.m., with the Kids Dash at 7:15 a.m. This 5K run/walk event brings nearly 4,000 runners, joggers and walkers from across the Suncoast and beyond for what's become a new Thanksgiving tradition. All participants receive a finisher medal and race shirt, as well as food and drink at the after-race party. The "floating final mile" of the run/walk takes participants over the park's competition lake on the floating concrete wave attenuator, which is normally not open to the public. Entry fee: $25 - $40. Thanksgiving morning at 8 a.m. Nathan Benderson Park, 5851 Nathan Benderson Cir, Sarasota, FL 34235 November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.com

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November 24, 2021 - December 4, 2021: TBD for 2022. 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 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.com

November 25, 2021: TBD for 2022. It's the ALSO Youth 2021 Annual Thanksgiving Morning Turkey Trot. Enjoy Thanksgiving morning with your entire family on Lido Key Beach for their 11th anniversary of the Turkey Trot! There will also be games, face-painting, food, entertainment, a scavenger hunt, and a costume contest! Enjoy a morning full of fun, running, entertainment, and food for the whole family, and carry on this Sarasota Thanksgiving morning tradition and support a great cause. $25 - $40. The fun run will be happening at the beautiful Lido Key Beach. 8 a.m. - noon. It starts north of the Lido Beach Pavilion, run to the southern point of Lido Key Beach, ​and head back up toward the Pavilion. November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.com

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November 25, 2022: It's the Free Music Friday Night Concert. Enjoy the music of  The Venice Vagabonds in downtown's Centennial Park. Free and open to the public. 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Attendees are asked to follow current CDC guidelines.Attendees are also asked to bring their own chairs and blankets. No alcohol is permitted in Centennial Park. Centennial Park, downtown Venice, FL. November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

November 25 - 27, 2022: Check out the Fall Classic Sports Collectors Show. Dealers will be buying & selling sports cards & memorabilia from the 19th century to present. 100 dealer tables. "Free Appraisals," Card Grading & Autograph Authentication Services. Baseball~Football~Basketball~Hockey~Boxing~Soccer. $3 Admission & Free Parking. Hotel Venezia Banquet Center, 425 US 41 By-Pass North, Venice, FL.

November 26, 2022: Check out Breakfast with the Sharks and start your day with their sharks before the Mote Aquarium opens to the public. You and your chums will have a great time sinking your teeth into a light continental breakfast while you learn about our favorite finned friends and Mote’s breakthrough shark research. During this program, you'll meet our resident sharks, watch a narrated feeding of our bonnetheads, and have all of your shark questions answered. After breakfast, you’ll learn about the breakthrough research going on at Mote during a guided tour of our Aquarium. 8 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Breakfast with the Sharks does not include general admission to Mote Marine Laboratory. Advanced reservations are required. All participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a paid adult participant. $36 member adults, $40 non-member adults; $18 member youth, $20 non-member youth; 2 and younger are free. Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.com

November 26, 2022: It's the 37th annual Light Up Siesta Key & Village Holiday Parade.  Enjoy the Christmas Tree Lighting at the Village Gazebo and the holiday parade which begins at Avenida del Mare and Beach Road at 5:30 p.m. and  travels north on Beach Road onto Ocean Blvd. and on into the Village. Santa will arrive at the Siesta Center immediately following the parade to greet children. Photos may be taken with Santa, free of charge. Gift bags provided by Beach Bazaar for the first 250 kids to visit Santa. Kids activities and entertainment at the Siesta Center Plaza. New This Year: Judges will be viewing the entire parade to decide winners in the following categories: Most festive, Best décor & lighting and Originality. 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). Live music at various places, carolers, refreshments and holiday bargains. 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Siesta Key Village, Siesta Key, Sarasota, FL. November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

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November 26, 2022: 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 45 year tradition continues when the annual Parade steps off at 6:30 p.m. on the streets of Historic Downtown Venice at the corner of Park Blvd. and W. Venice Ave (south side). It will proceed on the north side of W. Venice Ave. after crossing over Harbor Drive. From there, it will make a turn on Nokomis Avenue and go all the way down to Turin Street, where it turns right, ultimately making its way to the Venice Community Center, where the parade ends.  Here's a map of the parade route. The Venice Holiday Parade is expected to draw 40,000 viewers. No early setup of chairs, blankets, etc. along the parade route. These items will be removed by the City. Chairs may be set up the afternoon of the parade ONLY. Additionally, with the complete redesign and expensive landscaping of the Venice Avenue median, spectators will not be permitted to use the median as a parade viewing site. Signage will be posted. November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

November 26 -27, 2022: For some old time fun check out the 18th annual Sarasota Medieval Fair and their new location: The Woods of Mallaranny! The Woods of Mallaranny offers 47-acres of stunning natural surroundings that will bring the fair to life. There are knights, jesters, minstrels, belly dancers, wenches, and sword swingers!  Watch the full contact joust and human combat chess tournaments!  Ride rides and play games. Feast on turkey legs and hearty ales from the English pubs.  The Sarasota Medieval Fair brings together local artisans, performers, and vendors, and serves as a fundraiser to multiple non-profit organizations. Single day tickets: Adults $22.95 Student/Senior/Military $19.95 Children 5-10 $11.95 and 4 and under free. Other ticket options and prices available. Free parking. 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. The Woods of Mallaranny is located right on SR-70, approximately 13 miles east of I-75 (moments past Lakewood Ranch and across from Dakin Farms). Woods of Mallaranny, 29847 FL-70 E., Myakka City, FL.

November 26 - 27, 2022: 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 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Various ticket prices and packages from $17 - $136 from daily admission to season passes: Under 5 are free. Also Dec 3-4, Dec 10-11. Sarasota County Fairgrounds, 3000 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL.

November 27, 2021: TBD for 2022.  It's the Fall Family Fishing Tournament at the Venice Fishing Pier. Details are pending for 2021. Venice Fishing Pier, Venice, FL. November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.com

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November 28, 2021: TBD for 2022. Chabad of Sarasota Invites you to enjoy the 11th Annual Taste of Chanukah Food & Music Festival with food, fun, live music, arts and crafts and more. Enjoy catered kosher food by Michael's on East. Entertainment and activities for the whole family. Enjoy a helicopter in the sky to rain down gelt from above, a 3 ton snow slide, 16 foot giant human snow globe and more. Entertainment for the whole family! 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. $7 admission and free parking. Kids under 12 are free.  Sponsored by The Jewish Federation Campus. Phillippi Estate Park, 5500 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL. November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.com

November 28, 2021: TBD for 2022. You're invited to the Chanukah Klezmer Festival featuring the lighting of a 12 foot giant Menorah along with a huge interactive Dreidel House and Hebrew School Performance. There will be a replica of the Western Wall. In addition there will be live music with the Freylekh Klezmer Band along with Traditional Chanukkah & Israeli foods such as latkes and sufganiot. Free and open to all. Sponsored by Chabad of Venice and North Port. Free admission. 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Centennial Park, 200 West Venice Ave., downtown Venice, FL. (The annual Venice Chanukah Car Parade is Tuesday, November, 30, 2021.) More info: 941-493-2770. November Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.com








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