Community Events

Sarasota Pumpkin Festival

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 5:00pm to Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 8:00pm
(941) 706-7605
2050 Adams Lane
Sarasota  Florida  34236
United States
The annual Sarasota Pumpkin Festival benefitting The Lazarus Foundation Inc. Kids Force is a three-day event is expected to attract over 37,000 festival-goers. The 6th Annual Pumpkin Festival is proud to announce the new Live Ninja Turtle Show! Come see all things Pumpkin! Come visit our Pumpkin Patch and Maze, Free Hayrides, Live Demonstrations, Kids Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Carnival Rides and Games, Pie Eating Contests, Safe Trick or Treating, Beer Garden, Large Variety of Cuisine and Family Activities to amuse all ages. Don’t miss it folks The Pumpkin Festival at Payne Park Sarasota.

Conscious Movement Barn Dance Fall Harvest Fest

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
(941) 724-9719
Geraldson Community Farm
1401 99th St NW
Bradenton  Florida  34209
United States
As part of Eat Local Week, Conscious Movement Sarasota will have a barn dance at Geraldson Community Farm. Proceeds from the event will benefit Transition Sarasota. http://www.transitionsrq.org/events/eat-local-week-fall-harvest-fest http://www.consciousmovementsarasota.com/

First Responders Challenge

Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
(941) 751-7900 x1012
Manatee Technical Institute East Campus
5520 Lakewood Ranch Blvd.
Bradenton  Florida  34211
United States
When firefighters, police officers or EMTs arrive and take control you aren’t thinking about how they acquired their skills, stay strong and agile with minds completely focused. You just want their help. Now you can watch as public safety personnel showcase their prowess during the second annual First Responders Challenge on Saturday, November 1, 2014 when they will compete for prizes and bragging rights as the most skilled among their peers.

The SixFinger Foundation Inaugural Golf Tournament

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
(508) 441-8801
6773 Serenoa Dr
Sarasota  Florida  34241
United States
Our Inaugural Golf Tournament to support the Tridents Football Program is set for November 8, 2014. We will have a shotgun start at 8:00am followed by lunch and awards. Tridents Football is a new youth development academic and athletic program based in Sarasota County. It was created by the SixFinger Foundation as an alternative for Sarasota families seeking a 360 degree approach to their child's development. Rather than just focusing on a sport we work with children and their families throughout the entire academic year to ensure both athletic and academic progress. We are preparing to launch our academic support services in September. Our inaugural golf tournament will help support our program.

Venice Blues Festival

Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 11:00am to 7:00pm
Maxine Barritt Park
Venice  Florida
United States
This year will be the second Blues Festival for Venice MainStreet. This year’s event will be located at Maxine Barritt Park, (Sharky’s Restaurant and the Venice Fishing Pier are adjacent on one side; Brohard Beach and Paw Park on the other side). This year’s event will feature the legendary Blues artist Mac Arnold. Mac has played with many of the greats in blues and R & B. Mac’s first band had James Brown as his piano player. Later he moved up to Chicago where Muddy Waters soon hired him to play Bass. He later played Bass for Johnny Lee Hooke, Otis Spann, B.B. King and Otis Redding. Other performers include Joe Moss, Kat Riggins and RJ Howson. Tickets are available at http://veniceblues.com/tickets/. WSLR is a media sponsor of this event

Boatyard Bash

Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 2:00pm to 8:00pm
(941) 708-6120
4415 119th Street West
Cortez  Florida  34215
United States
The Florida Maritime Museum is excited for the second annual Boatyard Bash, featuring live music by Ted Stevens and the Doo Shots, the Wire Beaters, and the Rose Island Band. Enjoy fun and educational demos, home-built boats, art and food vendors, a butterfly release, and a classic “creature feature” on the big screen at 6pm. Bring blankets, chairs or golf carts to enjoy the movie and free popcorn. Admission is free. Visit FMM on Facebook or call 941-708-6120 for more info.

Atomic Holiday Bazaar

Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm
(941) 539-9044
Sarasota Municipal Auditorium
801 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota  Florida  34236
United States
SARASOTA, FLORIDA'S ORIGINAL INDIE ARTS & CRAFT SHOW Atomic continues to push the concept of “Shop Local, Buy Local." Atomic features Floridian indie artists and crafters' with a dash of "makers" traveling quite a bit to be a part of this year's show. The Atomic tote bag tradition continues and this year's tote is screen printed by vendors House Broken Clothing featuring one of their quirky and unique anthropomorphic creations. The totes are filled with Atomic swag and will be passed out at each show to the first 100 adults who enter the building. A raffle basket filled with donated handmade items in support of the Cat Depot will run both days of the show. DJ Iche will return to spin music and there will be two food trucks, a first for Atomic. 2014 Sponsors: Atomic Ranch Magazine, Mommy Magazine, Jessica's Frame Shop and West Coast Woman

Atomic Holiday Bazaar

Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm
(941) 539-9044
Sarasota Municipal Auditorium
801 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota  Florida  34236
United States
SARASOTA, FLORIDA'S ORIGINAL INDIE ARTS & CRAFT SHOW - Atomic continues to push the concept of “Shop Local, Buy Local." Atomic features Floridian indie artists and crafters' with a dash of "makers" traveling quite a bit to be a part of this year's show. The Atomic tote bag tradition continues and this year's tote is screen printed by vendors House Broken Clothing featuring one of their quirky and unique anthropomorphic creations. The totes are filled with Atomic swag and will be passed out at each show to the first 100 adults who enter the building. A raffle basket filled with donated handmade items in support of the Cat Depot will run both days of the show. DJ Iche will return to spin music and there will be two food trucks, a first for Atomic. 2014 Sponsors: Atomic Ranch Magazine, Mommy Magazine, Jessica's Frame Shop and West Coast Woman