Events

September 20, 2019

18th annual summer music fest, "Friday Fest,"

5 pm - 9 pm

The Bayfront Lawn, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL.

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September 20, 2019

18th annual summer music fest, "Friday Fest,"

 Enjoy an evening on the bay front and some free live music at the  at the Van Wezel with  the high-energy band, Ari and the Alibis! Infusing funk, jazz and samba with blues, soul and rock, this 5-piece group has earned two Grammy® nods (Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance) and an award for "Best Original Song by a Local Group" in the Bradenton Times "Best of the Bay." Bring your lawn chair or blanket, take in the music along with the beautiful Sarasota sunset and enjoy food from food trucks and drinks from local vendors. Outside food and drink is prohibited. This free concert takes place rain or shine, it moves indoors in case of inclement weather. 

5 pm - 9 pm

The Bayfront Lawn, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL.

Events

September 21, 2019

35th Annual Siesta Key Triathlon

7:30 am

Siesta Key Beach, 948 Beach Road, Sarasota, FL.

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September 21, 2019

35th Annual Siesta Key Triathlon

 There's a .3 mile swim, a 13 mile bike race and a 3.1 mile run. The course includes Siesta Key Beach and benefits the national champion Sarasota YMCA Sharks Swim Team. Various options and registration fees.

7:30 am

Siesta Key Beach, 948 Beach Road, Sarasota, FL.

September 21, 2019

Help Keep Sarasota County Beautiful

8 am - 11 am

200 W Venice Ave, Venice, FL

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September 21, 2019

Help Keep Sarasota County Beautiful

 On the Annual International Coastal Clean Up Day. Various locations include: Sarasota, Venice, Laurel, Nokomis, North Port and Englewood. At Oscar Scherer State park you may paddle or walk along South Creek picking up trash on the banks or by walking the shores of the freshwater lakes. Free event and park entry for registered participants. Canoes are provided but limited. Registration opens in early August, 2019. Rain date: September 28, 2019. (941) 861-5000  

8 am - 11 am

200 W Venice Ave, Venice, FL

September 21, 2019:

"A Taste of Downtown Sarasota"

1 pm

Sarasota Opera House, 61 N. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota, FL

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September 21, 2019:

"A Taste of Downtown Sarasota"

 Let your palette enjoy the 6th annual  with menu tastings from your favorite downtown restaurants along with fine wine pairings and assorted beers, all in a unique setting at the historic Sarasota Opera House. Proceeds benefit Sarasota Youth Opera. Tickets: $75 per person.

1 pm

Sarasota Opera House, 61 N. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota, FL

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September 21, 2019:

Rocktoberfest 2019!

2 pm - 10:30pm

Darwin Brewing Company and Taproom, 803 17th Ave W, Bradenton, FL.

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September 21, 2019:

Rocktoberfest 2019!

Join Darwin Brewing Company and Taproom for Oktoberfest with a rockin twist:  Food: USTABEEZ Mac n Stuff will be infusing their beer into the menu for a rockin plate you won’t forget. OMG Dogs Inc. will be rockin the best dogs, brats, and steaks Bradenton has to offer. They'll be releasing small-batch German beers with flight specials! Live music: Dovydas (4 p.m. - 7 p.m.), Ship of Fools (7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.). 

2 pm - 10:30pm

Darwin Brewing Company and Taproom, 803 17th Ave W, Bradenton, FL.

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September 26 - 29, 2019:

Oktoberfest

Thurs & Fri: 4 p.m. - 9 p.m., Sat & Sun: 11:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Tent Location: 928 S Tamiami Trail, 34229 Osprey, FL next to Tervis Tumbler.

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September 26 - 29, 2019:

Oktoberfest

Check out a fun filled  weekend in Da Vinci German Restaurant’s Oktoberfest Tent. Delicious authentic German “Favorites” to be cooked fresh daily from the family chef, Mom Stephanie. Choose Schnitzel or Pork Shank, Bratwurst or Chicken, and be delighted by this home-style German cooking. Fresh draft German Beers like Paulaner, Warsteiner and Becks will be served in a original “Masskrug” if you wish. Their directly from Germany imported live music all day, every day will make you dance and “schunkel” off the calories. Enjoy the unique atmosphere and celebrate! Admission: $5 for all 4 days. 

Thurs & Fri: 4 p.m. - 9 p.m., Sat & Sun: 11:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Tent Location: 928 S Tamiami Trail, 34229 Osprey, FL next to Tervis Tumbler.

September 28 2019

The Annual National Public Lands Day

10am - 2pm

Oscar Scherer State Park, Rt. 41, 1843 South Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL.

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September 28 2019

The Annual National Public Lands Day

 It will be observed at Oscar Scherer State Park. Volunteer and take part in the work service projects. Park entrance and lunch is free for event registered volunteers. Event is free. Free live music. It's a work project to give back to the environment for all ages, fun activities & various demonstrations & informational booths. Free park entry. More info at:(941) 483-5957

10am - 2pm

Oscar Scherer State Park, Rt. 41, 1843 South Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL.

September 28, 2019

4th Annual Venice Beach Party

2:30pm - 8:00pm

Venice Beach, 101 The Esplanade, Venice, FL.

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September 28, 2019

4th Annual Venice Beach Party

 with live music food, drinks and a good time. Get in the party mood with Live Music from The Sarasota Steel Pan Band from 3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. and Offshore Riot from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Food Vendors, Beer and Spirits. Chairs and blankets welcome. Free admission. Catch a free shuttle ride from Centennial Park.. No coolers/no pets. 

2:30pm - 8:00pm

Venice Beach, 101 The Esplanade, Venice, FL.

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September 28 2019

$7 dollar Saturday at Mote Aquarium!

10 am - 5 pm

1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL. 941-388-4441.

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September 28 2019

$7 dollar Saturday at Mote Aquarium!

Florida residents may  take advantage of discounted admission every Saturday through September,  2019. Experience a world of wonder at Mote Aquarium and enjoy all they  have to offer. Florida residents of all ages, valid for up to 4 people  in a party. Proof of Florida residency required for at least one in the  party.

10 am - 5 pm

1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL. 941-388-4441.