Lakewood Ranch, Bradenton & Sarasota Events
Check out the latest happening events this month.
Dates to Remember:
Daylight Savings Time – Sunday, November 5
Election Day – Tuesday, November 7
Veteran’s Day – Saturday, November 11
Thanksgiving – Thursday, November 23
November 3: Music on Main
6p @ Lakewood Main Street in Lakewood Ranch
A Free Concert Series & Block Party for the Public
November 3: First Fridays – Live from Downtown (Sarasota)
6p @ Palm Avenue & Main Street in Sarasota
Music, Friends & Food!
November 4: Sarasota Medieval Fair
The first three weekends in November @ Sarasota County Agricultural Fair//3000 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota
Live the majesty and madness of knights, jesters, minstrels, belly dancers, wenches, and sword swingers! Watch the full contact joust and human combat chess tournaments! Ride rides and play games. Feast on turkey legs and hearty ales from the English pubs. Enjoy Celtic music and the new artisan marketplace with over 100 shops, food, and snack booths. Plus, step into the adventure with this year’s theme as the French battle the English!
Tickets $8.95 – $17.95
November 4 & 5: 30th Annual Downtown Venice Art Festival
10a @ Venice Avenue in Venice, FL
Visit more than 150 sculptors, painters, jewelers, photographers and other brilliant creators.
November 4 & 5: Beer, Boats & Bacon
10a @ Nathan Benderson Park //2500 N. Honore Ave, Sarasota
Tons of bacon-centric food dishes from local restaurants, drink sampling of over 50 local craft beers and cocktails. Available for purchase.
Tickets $15 (general admission) – $80 (package)
November 8: Selby’s Wine & Design
6p – 8p @ Marie Selby Botanical Gardens // 900 S Palm Avenue, Sarasota
Floral design workshops hosted by local floral experts paired with food & wine from Michael’s on East set overlooking Sarasota Bay. A great idea for a women’s night out!
Tickets: $115 – $125, purchase at www.selby.org
November 9 – 13: Siesta Key Crystal Classic International Sand Sculpting Festival
All Day @ Siesta Key Beach
Watch master sculptors create sand masterpieces, some over 10 feet tall, and transform the beautiful Siesta Beach into an outdoor gallery.
Also, featuring live music, shopping, food & drink vendors.
Tickets $5 – $10
November 10: Wine, Women & Shoes – The Signature Luncheon benefits Forty Carrots Family Center
10a @ The Ritz Carlton // 1111 Ritz Carlton Drive, Sarasota
Tickets $500 – $1000, purchase at www.winewomenandshoes.com/fortycarrots
November 10: Santa’s Grand Arrival & Fireworks Spectacular
6p – 7:30p @ The Mall at UTC //Outside, West Grand Entrance
A magical evening filled with family-fun, fireworks and giveaways as Santa makes his magical entrance!
November 11 – Christmas: Visit Santa at the UTC Mall inside the Grand Court at Santa’s Flight Academy
November 11: Sarasota Cars & Coffee
8a @ Suncoast Motorsports (Porsche/VW) // 5005 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
Check out the car scene with other car enthusiasts while enjoying delicious pastries and fresh brewed Starbucks coffee.
Free of charge
November 11: Suncoast Food & Wine Fest
12p – 4p @ Sarasota Polo Club
Enjoy an afternoon of samplings and tastings from a large selection of the area’s finest restaurants as well as a variety of fine wines and other beverages in a gardenesque setting .
General Admission Tickets $80 – Includes all food, beverages and parking
November 11 & 12: Annual St.Armands Circle Art Festival
10a @ St. Armands Circle
The preeminent art fair for west Florida with 200 artists from around the nation fill the tony island with handmade creations.
Free of charge
November 23: Happy Thanksgiving, Friends!
November 25: Sarasota’s 3rd Annual Snowcrab Festival
12p @ Whitaker Gateway Park
For snowcrab lovers!
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