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May
1
Tue
2018
Ringling Underground
May 1 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Enjoy live music, and art in the Museum of Art Courtyard 8:00pm – 11:00pm. This event features an eclectic mix of local and regional live music. Check out up-and-coming artists displaying their work in the Museum of Art Courtyard. Select galleries will be open until 11:00pm.

May
2
Wed
2018
Classic Car Show
May 2 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us on Main Street the first Wednesday of each month for the Classics!

A celebration of “The Classics,” we invite you to bring your car, truck, or anything on wheels. All are welcome to participate for just $10 per vehicle, and there are no restrictions on year, make or model. Food, music, prizes and the thunderous roar of engines are all part of the fun!

For more information contact Lance by phone at 941-371-1061 or 941-284-79004, or by email at lance@collectorcarstv.com.

May
4
Fri
2018
Music on Main Street
May 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every first Friday of the month, we host a free concert series and block party for the public. Join us on Main Street from 6pm – 9pm for food, music and family-friendly fun. But there’s always something happening on Main Street! Explore all our upcoming Main Street events on our event calendar.

May
5
Sat
2018
Siesta Key Sand Sculpture Contest
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

A Siesta tradition for more than 45 years, the Siesta Beach Sand Sculpting Contest, sponsored by Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources offers participants of all ages a free day of fun on the beach from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come with buckets and shovels in hand and great ideas for your creation. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Cash prizes awarded.

Classic Corvette Car Show
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Come join us in beautiful St. Armand’s Circle where you can spend the day viewing over 150 models of an American automotive classic and visiting the great St. Armands stores and restaurants as we present the 22nd annual “Corvettes on the Circle” show sponsored by the Skyway Corvette Club of Sarasota/Bradenton, Sunset Chevrolet, and the St. Armands Circle Association. The show will include all Corvette model years from the classic 1953 C1 to the current 2018 C7 Corvette Stingray, Grand Sport, Z06 and possibly the recently announced 2019 ZR1!  Trophies will be awarded to the top three Corvettes in each generational class as well as Best Interior, Best Engine Bay, Best Paint Finish, Best in Show and Skyway Corvette Club Favorite.  The show proceeds will be donated to The Honor Flight of West Central Florida, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing veterans with honor and closure. The show will run from 9:00am to 3:00pm, with registration and show parking taking place between 7:00am to 9:00am.  For further information regarding this year’s show and registration, please contact the 2018 Show Chairman, Allen Harmsen at 941-993-4201.

Venice Seafood & Music Festival
May 5 @ 11:00 am – May 6 @ 7:00 pm

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Venice Seafood & Music Festival to be held on May 5-6, 2018 in Centennial Park.  Hours are Saturday 11am-8pm and Sunday 11am – 7pm.  General admission is free.  VIP Tent admission is $130 that includes an open raw bar serving raw oysters, steamed snow crab, steamed peel-and-eat shrimp and an open bar serving premium drinks, all in a private tent with a dedicated service staff. The tent’s location enjoys optimal viewing of the live music performances.  VIP tickets are available thru EventLive (click on the EventLive icon below).

The event is created, as are all good meals, thru incorporating and blending the finest ingredients.  We offer all food entrees (seafood, meat and vegetarian) prepared fresh onsite by local restaurants and food purveyors.  Seafood dishes are created using indigenous and sustainable ocean resources from Florida’s coastal waters.  Foods will be accompanied by a delicious assortment of side dishes, desserts and drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic.

While enjoying your meal and drinks, be caressed by the captivating sounds of live musical performances on stage by some of Florida’s and the region’s top musical talents.  Music will be from such genres and R&B, jazz, rock, reggae and Caribbean sounds. The final ‘seasoning’ will be a walk through a small marketplace of arts and crafts, gourmet food items and specialty products.

So join us for a weekend of delicious food and drinks, music and shopping at the 2nd Annual Venice Seafood & Music Festival.  While there, be sure to  enjoy the shops and businesses of downtown Venice!

Going for the Gold Derby Dreams
May 5 @ 5:45 pm

Join us for Going for the Gold Derby Dreams presented by Westfield Sarasota Square on Saturday, May 5 at 5:45 pm, in your Kentucky Derby finest for an inspiring celebration of the life-changing work made possible by your support of the Sarasota YMCA.

• Watch the 144th Kentucky Derby live on big video screens

• Dine on luxe cuisine

• Bid on auction items

• Enjoy live music & dancing

Shop online at camhats.com for official Derby milliner, Christine A. Moore Millinery, hats. 15% of proceeds benefit the Sarasota YMCA.

May
11
Fri
2018
Bohemian Blooms Gala
May 11 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Join us in the garden for live entertainment and an auction not to be missed, with signature sips, delectable bites, and bohemian delights!

Sponsorships are still available! To request a copy of the Sponsor Packet, please email designingdaughtersgala@gmail.com

Outdoor Pops: Field of Dream
May 11 @ 8:00 pm

Join us for Sarasota Orchestra’s Outdoor Pops: Field of Dreams concert at Ed Smith Stadium at 8 p.m. on either Friday, May 11 or Saturday, May 12, 2018.

Broadway stars Deedee Magno Hall and Cliffton Hall will headline the Sarasota Orchestra’s “Field of Dreams” concert May 11 and 12, 2018 at Ed Smith Stadium, spring training home for the Orioles. Conducted by Andrew Lane, the musicians of the Sarasota Orchestra will play a wide range of audience favorites from a stage on the outfield grass. The concert includes songs from Les MisérablesLa La Land, and Grease, music from the westerns and Disney, as well as an orchestral rendition of the score from the movie Field of Dreams.

Married couple and musical theater stars Deedee Magno Hall and Cliffton Hall are currently appearing in the rock musical Next to Normal. Deedee appears as Jasmine on Disney’s Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular soundtrack and is currently the voice of Pearl in the animated series Steven Universe. The couple performed together in the touring production Miss Saigon. Deedee later played the role of Nessa Rose on the first national tour of Wicked.

Each performance of the “Field of Dreams” program will end with a fireworks display. This marks the fifth consecutive year the Sarasota Orchestra has participated in the Orioles’ “Arts in the Ballpark” series.

Parking is $5 in the East and North Lots, with a portion of proceeds supporting the Sarasota YMCA. Concessions will be available for purchase.

 

May
12
Sat
2018
Outdoor Pops: Field of Dream
May 12 @ 8:00 pm

Join us for Sarasota Orchestra’s Outdoor Pops: Field of Dreams concert at Ed Smith Stadium at 8 p.m. on either Friday, May 11 or Saturday, May 12, 2018.

Broadway stars Deedee Magno Hall and Cliffton Hall will headline the Sarasota Orchestra’s “Field of Dreams” concert May 11 and 12, 2018 at Ed Smith Stadium, spring training home for the Orioles. Conducted by Andrew Lane, the musicians of the Sarasota Orchestra will play a wide range of audience favorites from a stage on the outfield grass. The concert includes songs from Les MisérablesLa La Land, and Grease, music from the westerns and Disney, as well as an orchestral rendition of the score from the movie Field of Dreams.

Married couple and musical theater stars Deedee Magno Hall and Cliffton Hall are currently appearing in the rock musical Next to Normal. Deedee appears as Jasmine on Disney’s Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular soundtrack and is currently the voice of Pearl in the animated series Steven Universe. The couple performed together in the touring production Miss Saigon. Deedee later played the role of Nessa Rose on the first national tour of Wicked.

Each performance of the “Field of Dreams” program will end with a fireworks display. This marks the fifth consecutive year the Sarasota Orchestra has participated in the Orioles’ “Arts in the Ballpark” series.

Parking is $5 in the East and North Lots, with a portion of proceeds supporting the Sarasota YMCA. Concessions will be available for purchase.

 

May
13
Sun
2018
Mother’s Day Brunch
May 13 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Celebrate Mom at our Mother’s Day Brunch on the Bay at the beautiful Powel Crosley Estate located on Sarasota Bay. Your breakfast starts with the kid friendly Belgium waffles station with a yummy assortment of toppings; including chocolate chips, whip cream and fresh fruit and berries.   Or try a more traditional breakfast of bacon, sausage, omlettes, croissants, jams and breakfast breads.  Back by popular demand are the brunch selections with our salmon and shrimp options, an assortment of tea sandwiches and speciality quiches.  For hearty appetites; we have added a carving station of Sunday ham and New York Strip loin.  As always, brunch includes vegetarian options and a wide assortment of freshly made salads.  Always save room for the grand finale of our delicious desserts! Coffee, tea, juices, and milk are served.  Cash bar. After brunch; stroll on the bay front and capture that moment.

Your private table is available indoors in the main ballroom and dining room or at the Pavilion next to the bay.

Live Steel Band  music is perfect with the bay breezes.

Brunch is served from 10:30 am  and at 12:30 pm.  Special considerations for your family:  reserved private seating (no community tables); coffee and water served; high chairs are available – please ask when making your reservation. Free parking available on-site.

Adults are $48.00, children 3 to 11 are $27.00, and Children under 3 are complimentary

This is a popular event, so purchase your tickets now.

Mother’s Day Brunch at Selby Gardens
May 13 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Sweeping views of Sarasota Bay provide the perfect backdrop for honoring mothers at Selby Gardens. With an exquisite buffet provided by Michael’s On East, mothers are sure to have a delightful day.

Brunch includes a carving station, omelets made to order and a dessert bar.

Seatings available at half-hour intervals.

May
21
Mon
2018
Ringling by the Bay
May 21 @ 6:00 pm

Join us on the Bolger Campiello for live music and dancing. Food and beverage will be available for purchase on the bayfront.  Due to the popularity of Ringling by the Bay we encourage you to purchase your tickets well in advance for all of the dates that you would like to attend.

May
26
Sat
2018
St. Armands Seafood & Music Festival
May 26 @ 10:00 am – May 27 @ 8:00 pm

Join us on May 26-27, 2018 for the 2nd Annual St. Armands Seafood & Music Festival. The event is graciously co-sponsored by the Humane Society of Sarasota County.  Come to St. Armands Circle Park to enjoy delectable seafood dishes and be entertained by top local and regional musical performers. Hours are both Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 8 pm. General admission is FREE. VIP Tent admission is $130 that includes an open raw bar serving raw oysters, steamed snow crab, steamed peel-and-eat shrimp and an open bar serving premium drinks in a private tent with a dedicated service staff. The tent’s location enjoys optimal viewing of the live music performances.  VIP tickets are available thru EventLive (click on the EventLive icon below).

The event is created, as are all good meals, thru incorporating and blending the finest ingredients.  We offer all food entrees (seafood, meat and vegetarian) prepared fresh onsite by local restaurants and food purveyors.  Seafood dishes are created using indigenous and sustainable ocean resources from Florida’s coastal waters.  Foods will be accompanied by a delicious assortment of side dishes, desserts and drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic.

Enjoy your meal while being caressed by the captivating sounds of live musical performances on stage by some of Florida’s and the region’s top musical talents.  Music will be from such genres and R&B, jazz, rock, reggae and Caribbean sounds. The final ‘seasoning’ will be a walk through a small marketplace of arts and crafts, gourmet food items and specialty products.

The Humane Society will have their “Big Mac” mobile adoption center onsite.  While enjoying all the festivities of the event, please take a few moments to stop by and say “hi” to the dedicated staff and meet their extended family of friends awaiting adoption.  Perhaps you will find a new loving companion and in the process, lend support to a wonderful and compassionate organization.

Venice Brew Bash VII
May 26 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Due to road construction in the downtown Venice area the City of Venice made it mandatory for all events being held in Centennial park to relocate. So we have moved the Venice Brew Bash, this year only, to the Venice Community Center!  The event will take place inside the Community Center and we have created a separate Party Zone outside so we can have the best of both worlds. 60+ beer sampling, merchant vendors and NoFilter Band will be located inside the Venice Community Center. Tickets will be required to access this area. Sampling tickets are $35 pre-sale / $45 at the door. Designated driver tickets are $5. 

The Party Zone outside is free to the general public will offer food items from local restaurants and food trucks, beers on draft, limited merchant vendors and additional entertainment. Ticket holders will be able to access both spaces.

We have over 20 new breweries coming out to participate in the event this year. 

May
28
Mon
2018
Annual Myakka River Blues Festival
May 28 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Snook Haven along with the Suncoast Blues Society present the 7th Annual Myakka River Blues Festival on Memorial Day. This year’s headliner is The Rusty Wright Band from Michigan. The lineup also includes The Dale Robbins Band from Australia, Harmonica Wizard Dockta D from Baltimore, Sarasota Slim, Nitro Boseman and many more.  Snook Haven is off the beaten path, near the riverbed in a natural cove with true old Florida ambiance. Two stages with non-stop music. Tickets: $15 pre-sale and $20 at the door.

Jun
1
Fri
2018
Music on Main Street
Jun 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every first Friday of the month, we host a free concert series and block party for the public. Join us on Main Street from 6pm – 9pm for food, music and family-friendly fun. But there’s always something happening on Main Street! Explore all our upcoming Main Street events on our event calendar.

Jun
2
Sat
2018
World Oceans Day Family Festival
Jun 2 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

A worldwide ocean celebration is on the horizon — join the fun during the World Oceans Day Family Festival on Saturday, June 2 at Mote Aquarium. Mote’s World Oceans Day event will spotlight the ocean’s deep connection to the human spirit and the boundless inspirational power of our natural world’s greatest resource. The family festival is free with regular paid admission to Mote Aquarium and is free for Mote Members.

Jun
6
Wed
2018
Classic Car Show
Jun 6 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us on Main Street the first Wednesday of each month for the Classics!

A celebration of “The Classics,” we invite you to bring your car, truck, or anything on wheels. All are welcome to participate for just $10 per vehicle, and there are no restrictions on year, make or model. Food, music, prizes and the thunderous roar of engines are all part of the fun!

For more information contact Lance by phone at 941-371-1061 or 941-284-79004, or by email at lance@collectorcarstv.com.

Jun
9
Sat
2018
St. Armand’s Craft Festival
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – Jun 10 @ 4:00 pm

Andrea Ludden

If you’re planning a trip to Sarasota, you can’t miss this event! Just off the coast of Sarasota lies St. Armands Key, a luxurious escape from the hustle and bustle of mainland life. St. Armands is an enchanting place to get away from all the activity of the mainland with a variety of fine shops and gourmet restaurants. Unique in concept, history and beauty, St. Armands provides an unforgettable experience for visitors.

For two days, festival-goers will enjoy works from the states best talent of crafters and long-time festival favorites along with the newest names on the contemporary craft scene.  Come see some of America’s best crafters displaying one of a kind jewelry, pottery, plant holders, soaps, and much much more. Also included will be an expansive green market with unique orchids and delicious dips and sauces.

Jul
6
Fri
2018
Music on Main Street
Jul 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every first Friday of the month, we host a free concert series and block party for the public. Join us on Main Street from 6pm – 9pm for food, music and family-friendly fun. But there’s always something happening on Main Street! Explore all our upcoming Main Street events on our event calendar.

Aug
3
Fri
2018
Music on Main Street
Aug 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every first Friday of the month, we host a free concert series and block party for the public. Join us on Main Street from 6pm – 9pm for food, music and family-friendly fun. But there’s always something happening on Main Street! Explore all our upcoming Main Street events on our event calendar.

Sep
7
Fri
2018
Music on Main Street
Sep 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every first Friday of the month, we host a free concert series and block party for the public. Join us on Main Street from 6pm – 9pm for food, music and family-friendly fun. But there’s always something happening on Main Street! Explore all our upcoming Main Street events on our event calendar.

Oct
3
Wed
2018
Classic Car Show
Oct 3 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us on Main Street the first Wednesday of each month for the Classics!

A celebration of “The Classics,” we invite you to bring your car, truck, or anything on wheels. All are welcome to participate for just $10 per vehicle, and there are no restrictions on year, make or model. Food, music, prizes and the thunderous roar of engines are all part of the fun!

For more information contact Lance by phone at 941-371-1061 or 941-284-79004, or by email at lance@collectorcarstv.com.

Oct
5
Fri
2018
Music on Main Street
Oct 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every first Friday of the month, we host a free concert series and block party for the public. Join us on Main Street from 6pm – 9pm for food, music and family-friendly fun. But there’s always something happening on Main Street! Explore all our upcoming Main Street events on our event calendar.

Nov
2
Fri
2018
Music on Main Street
Nov 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every first Friday of the month, we host a free concert series and block party for the public. Join us on Main Street from 6pm – 9pm for food, music and family-friendly fun. But there’s always something happening on Main Street! Explore all our upcoming Main Street events on our event calendar.

Nov
7
Wed
2018
Classic Car Show
Nov 7 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us on Main Street the first Wednesday of each month for the Classics!

A celebration of “The Classics,” we invite you to bring your car, truck, or anything on wheels. All are welcome to participate for just $10 per vehicle, and there are no restrictions on year, make or model. Food, music, prizes and the thunderous roar of engines are all part of the fun!

For more information contact Lance by phone at 941-371-1061 or 941-284-79004, or by email at lance@collectorcarstv.com.

Nov
24
Sat
2018
Seafood & Music Festival
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – Nov 25 @ 6:00 pm

Come to Lakewood Ranch Main Street on November 24-25, 2018 for the 1st Annual Lakewood Ranch Seafood & Music Festival.

Enjoy exquisite and delectable seafood dishes prepared by local restaurants using indigenous and sustainable ocean resources from Florida’s coastal waters. Be entertained by top local and regional musicals groups performing live on stage in such genre as R&B, jazz, classical, calypso, big band sounds and Caribbean. Also enjoy a marketplace of crafts and fine products.

Enjoy scrumptious meals cooked onsite by local restaurants and food purveyors using only the freshest ingredients.  Menu items include grouper, mahi, stone crabs, oysters, shrimp and soft-shell crabs.  Meat entrees include Italian and Polish sausage, steak sandwiches and chicken-on-a-stick. Also, a variety of vegetarian and rice dishes are offered. Seafood dishes are prepared using fresh, local and sustainable ocean resources from the Florida Gulf Coast. Both alcoholic (beer, wine and mixed-drinks) and non-alcoholic drinks (water, sodas and blended fruit drinks) are available.

Hours are both Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm. General admission is FREE.

Dec
5
Wed
2018
Classic Car Show
Dec 5 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us on Main Street the first Wednesday of each month for the Classics!

A celebration of “The Classics,” we invite you to bring your car, truck, or anything on wheels. All are welcome to participate for just $10 per vehicle, and there are no restrictions on year, make or model. Food, music, prizes and the thunderous roar of engines are all part of the fun!

For more information contact Lance by phone at 941-371-1061 or 941-284-79004, or by email at lance@collectorcarstv.com.

Dec
7
Fri
2018
Music on Main Street
Dec 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every first Friday of the month, we host a free concert series and block party for the public. Join us on Main Street from 6pm – 9pm for food, music and family-friendly fun. But there’s always something happening on Main Street! Explore all our upcoming Main Street events on our event calendar.