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What’s Happening in Sarasota, the Beaches and Beyond - April 12-14

Monique Sluymers

I bring over 25 years of experience in and around the world of real estate, getting my start at 19 as the personal assistant to the top Realtor in my ...

I bring over 25 years of experience in and around the world of real estate, getting my start at 19 as the personal assistant to the top Realtor in my ...

Apr 8 7 minutes read

It is our pleasure to bring you just a "slice" of what's available to do this coming weekend in the Sarasota, Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch and Venice area of Florida.  

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Venice Shark's Tooth Festival

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Venice, FL in Sarasota County has been named the "Shark's Tooth Capital of the World" because of the millions of shark teeth that wash up on our sandy white beaches. Each year the festival highlights fossil collectors from across the southeast who display and sell shark's teeth and other prehistoric fossils, and more than 100 artists offer their original work. Join us for a fun event with an awesome lineup of music and delicious food, from seafood to BBQ – all supporting Special Olympics Florida.

Great American Cleanup

Saturday | 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Join your friends, classmates and neighbors around Sarasota as we help Keep Sarasota County Beautiful!  Volunteers are needed for a variety of projects to help keep our community clean.

Egg-Stravaganza Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday | 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

This family-friendly event will include a 40,000+ Easter egg hunt*, John Deere Touch-a-Tractor, live entertainment, food and beverage samplings and children's activities, including Easter basket decorating, face painting and lawn games!

Blossoms Garden Party at the Ringling Museum

Saturday | 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Join us for this floral affair celebrating the legacy of Mable's beloved rose garden. Surrounded by blooming roses, you will enjoy musical entertainment, mimosas and a variety of foods as you stroll the gardens.

Long Table at Jake’s Automotive

Saturday | 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

A locally sourced, six course, fine dining experience prepared by distinguished local chefs. A historical automotive landmark sets the stage for this unique downtown experience, with rare classics, exotics, and other unique automobiles on display.


Saturday | 10:30 a.m.

KidSpace is a program for kids who want to explore everything there is to know about space and become Masters of the Universe. At 10:30 a.m. on the second and fourth Saturday morning of each month, we’ll unleash the awesome power of the Bishop Planetarium, taking off from Earth’s surface and flying to places no human has gone before: the Sun, the planets, other moons of our solar system, newly discovered solar systems in our galaxy and beyond. KidSpace is designed for kids in elementary school (grades 1-5), and their grown-ups.


Saturday | 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

IQuest is a monthly program for smart and curious middle school students in grades 6-8. While each IQuest is different, you can always expect challenging projects and games that inspire out-of-the-box solutions to real world problems.

Sarasota Orchestra Presents: Hollywood Hits

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

With soaring strings, heroic brass, and dramatic percussion, Sarasota Orchestra presents cinematic musical masterpieces from blockbuster movies such as Dr. Zhivago, Lawrence of Arabia, James Bond, Gone with the Wind, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Ben-Hur, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and more. Vintage still images and video montages accompany the scores.

As You Like It

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Orlando and Rosalind are absolutely perfect for each other, but bullying and banishment drive them apart and into the wilderness. Sarasota’s own Selby Gardens transforms into the perfect Forest of Arden for William Shakespeare’s romantic comedy As You Like It.

Lemon Bay Nautical Fest & Boat Show

Saturday & Sunday

Come join us for this exciting event to see some of the areas top boat dealerships offering special pricing on their new line of boats and accessories. We have art and artifact vendors displaying some of the finest art and nautical items available. Food and drinks with live broadcast from Kix Country. Special event classes included.

Classic Car Show and Open House

Saturday | 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Calling all classic car lovers: this one’s for you. Join us for our Car Show and Open House. You’ll appreciate seeing these cars restored to pristine condition almost as much as you’ll enjoy relaxing and sharing with friends the memories they bring about. Take a look under the hood of these classics and this exceptional community.

Music in the Park at the Riverwalk in Bradenton

Friday | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Come support local music while watching the sunset over the Manatee River! Realize Bradenton's free, family-friendly, outdoor concert series is back with live music at downtown Bradenton's 400-seat Mosaic Amphitheater on the Riverwalk. Audience members are encouraged to bring a picnic basket, blankets or chairs, and their furry companions on leashes! Snacks, drinks, local craft beer, and wine will be available for purchase.

Ski-A-Rees Water Ski Show

Sunday | 2:00 p.m.

Come enjoy a free water ski show at our home stadium.

Sunday Polo at the Sarasota Polo Club

Sunday | 1:00 p.m.

Every Sunday afternoon at 1pm, we welcome the public to bring out their picnic baskets and enjoy the thrill of the “fastest game on four feet.” With Clydesdale wagon rides, exciting action, food and beverage, tailgating, half-time entertainment, divot stomping and plenty of fresh air, Sunday polo is the perfect place for a family outing; dogs are even welcome on a leash.

Bradenton Farmers’ Market

Saturday | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

The Bradenton Farmers' Market is a place where the community meets each week to enjoy fresh produce, local art, upbeat music, demonstrations by local chefs, and family activities. Parking is free on weekends, and dogs on leashes are always welcome.

Please note:  All of the information presented above has been gathered directly from the Sponsor's web pages.  Team Renick is proud to support our communities and the family activities that are available.  Each picture is linked back to the original article which gives proper credit to the Sponsor and to allow you to gather even further information.  It is our pleasure to provide this information to you each and every week!

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