Kerry Mazzella

Fun places to go and people to watch


farmers market

Sarasota Farmers Market-

The Sarasota Farmers Market was established in 1979. The market continues its tradition of serving the community with local produce, plants, prepared foods, and artisans.              


county fair

            Manatee County Fair -


Welcome to the Manatee County Fair! The fair is a showcase for the best of Manatee County. This year's fair features exciting exhibits and vendors, livestock shows and auctions, competitions, a thrill-packed midway, a variety of great entertainment and, of course, fair food — all packed into ten days and nights. Come celebrate Manatee County and the warmth of the community. You are always welcome at the Manatee County Fair.




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Siesta Key Crystal Classic Master Sand Sculpting Competition

The 2015 Siesta Key Crystal Classic is produced by the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce and Mote Marine Laboratories, with the volunteer efforts of Chamber members.







First Friday on Main Street Lakewood Ranch



Join us on Lakewood Ranch Main Street from 6- 9pm for Music on Main, a free concert for the public! This event is hosted on the "First Friday" of each month.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Rotary Club of Sarasota Gateway, a local non-profit organization.

Guests are welcome to bring chairs, but please leave coolers at home. Dogs are welcome, but must be kept on a short leash.




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Siesta Key Drum Circle

The community drum circle at Siesta Key Beach plays every Sunday in Sarasota, about 1 hour before sunset, just south of the main pavilion between lifeguard stands 3 and 4 on Siesta Public Beach. Just follow your ears. This is not a commercial event but local phenomenon that began spontaneously and now has a life of its own.




Myakka River State Park

One of the oldest and largest state parks, Myakka protects one of the state's most diverse natural areas. The Myakka River, designated as a Florida Wild and Scenic River, flows through 58 square miles of wetlands, prairies, hammocks, and pinelands. Visitors can enjoy wildlife viewing from a boardwalk that stretches out over the Upper Myakka Lake, then take to the treetops with a stroll along the canopy walkway. The park´s river and two lakes provide ample opportunities for boating, freshwater fishing, canoeing, and kayaking; a boat ramp provides access to Upper Myakka Lake. Hikers can explore trails that cross large expanses of rare Florida dry prairie. Scenic lake tours are offered daily on the world´s two largest airboats.


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Kayak or paddle-board the Mangrove Tunnels of South Lido Key Beach

When it comes to enjoying the great outdoors, nothing says “adventure” like a kayaking trip through the mangrove tunnels of South Lido Key Beach.









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Your guide to Entertainment, Dining, Nightlife, Arts, Attractions, and Events by the editors of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune for Sarasota, Venice and Bradenton, ...

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