|Sarasota County Fair - Held in march
every year the annual fair features 4H and agricultural exhibits, live
entertainment, midway rides and games, lots of food, and more.
Taste of the Suncoast, held in February is a fundraiser for the All
Faiths Food Bank. Dozens of Sarasota's top restaurants and wine
merchants donate their food and products to raise money to fight hunger
in Sarasota. More...
Teddy Bear Run
Annual Great Teddy Bear Run, sponsored by the Sarasota Florida HOG
(Harley Owners Group) Chapter. This charity event is held in
November and will
benefit KIDS by the SEA, serving children with cancer.
|Florida International Air Show is held
each April at the Charlotte County Airport in Punta Gorda. Past
performances have included the Navy Blue Angels team as well as a
variety of vintage and modern aircraft such as a F-117 Stealth Fighter.
|Venice Sharks Tooth Festival is held
each April on the Venice Airport Festival
Grounds. The event celebrates Venice's
distinction as the shark's tooth capitol of the world and features
entertainment, food as well as displays of shark's teeth and other
|The Venice Holiday Parade held at the
end of November is the kickoff to the holiday season. The parade runs
through downtown Venice and futures floats and marching bands.
|Say "I Do" Again
Renew your wedding vows each
Valentine's Day at Siesta Beach main pavilion.
Sarasota Christmas Boat Parade of
held each December in Sarasota Bay and features a competition of decorated power and
sailboats in several classes. Some of the efforts are quite impressive
with many involving thousands of lights. Best viewing from Bayfront Park
in downtown Sarasota, FL.
|Sarasota Downtown Holiday Parade
Held each the first Saturday of December
in downtown Sarasota and features floats, music, marching bands and lots
of fun. A tradition since 1996, there are thousands of participants and
brightly decorated floats, several live marching bands playing songs of
the season and parade entries from school and community organizations as
well as area businesses.
|Sarasota Exotic Car Fest
The Ferrari Owners Club- Florida Region invite you to join them for
the international "kick off" event for the Ferrari season! The annual
Sarasota Exotic Car Fest takes place in
February in the picturesque Circle Park of St. Armands
with over 80 exotic cars competing for the coveted "Best of Show".
Siesta Fiesta has been happening in the Village on Siesta Key for
more than 30 years. The largest part of the event is the arts and craft
vendors that line Beach Road in front of the many Siesta Key Village
merchants. The bars and restaurants on Siesta Key take part in the
festivities offering live entertainment and many have food booths in the
arts festival on the street. Siesta Fiesta happens in
April each year.
|St. Armands Winter Art Festival
Held in January, the show
features more than 175 artists and craftsman displaying their original
|Super Sunday Ford Mustang & Shelby Show
Held in November on St.
Armands Circle the show features Mustang and Ford enthusiasts from
throughout the region competing for awards. See outstanding examples of
restored and preserved older and newer Mustangs.
|Thunder by the Bay motorcycle oriented
event held each January in Sarasota. It offers live music, poker runs,
vendors and has activities over three days. More...
|Venice Italian Feast and Carnival
This event, held in
February, began 20 years ago as a way to bring to Florida the
Italian street fairs that are common in New York and other parts of the
Northeast - where many of the club's members are from.
|Lido Tides Arts and Crafts Show
Just around the corner from St. Armand’s Circle Exhibitors sell
handmade arts and crafts.
|Downtown Venice Art Classic
This March art festival features
life-size sculptures, spectacular paintings, one-of-a-kind jewels,
photography, ceramics, and much more.
|Arcadia All-Florida Championship Rodeo
This annual event takes place the second weekend in
March and features all the traditional
rodeo activities and competition. Go back in time to old Arcadia, once
known as Tater Hill Bluff, one of Florida’s original small cow towns.
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