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Festive Holiday Events This Weekend!

by Nick and Beth Flerlage

Holiday season is here! Get in the festive spirit all weekend long throughout the Suncoast! Fill your calendars with these great community events. Click on the links below for more information!


 

Holly Days and Mangrove Lights 2017

Dates: Thursday, December 14th & Friday, December 15th

Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Historic Spanish Point (337 North Tamiami Trail, Osprey)

Cost: $12 per adult | $10 per senior | $5 per child (ages 5-12) | FREE for members

 

Cinematic Celebrations: Elf

Date: Friday, December 15th

Time: 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Ringling Museum Courtyard (5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota)

Cost: $15 per adult | $10 per child (ages 6-17)

 

Holiday Pops Concert

Dates: Friday, December 15th & Saturday, December 16th

Times: 7:30 pm (Friday) | 3:30 pm or 7:30 pm (Saturday)

Location: Venice Performing Arts Center (One Indian Avenue, Venice)

Cost: $25-$42 per person

 

9th Annual Gingerbread Festival

Dates: Friday, December 15th - Sunday, December 17th

Times: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm (Friday) | 9:00 am - 9:00 pm (Saturday) | 11:00 am - 6:00 pm (Sunday)

Location: Westfield Sarasota Square Mall (8201 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota)

Cost: $1 per person

 

Frosty 5K

Date: December 16th

Time: 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Location: Twin Lakes Park (6700 Clark Road, Sarasota)

Cost: $40 per adult | $30 per child (ages 18 & under)

 

Marty's Toy Drive

Date: Saturday, December 16th

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Location: Pirate City (1701 27th Street East, Bradenton)

Cost: FREE with donation

 

National Wreaths Across America Day

Date: Saturday December 16th

Time: 9:30 am

Location: Sarasota National Cemetery (9810 State Road 72, Sarasota)

Cost: FREE

 

Winter Arts and Craft Show

Date: Saturday, December 16th

Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location: Venice Community Center (326 South Nokomis Avenue, Venice)

Cost: FREE

 

Storytelling with Santa and the Christmas Fairy

Date: Sunday, December 17th

Time: 11:00 am - 2:30 pm

Location: Powel Crosley Estate (8374 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota)

Cost: $32 per adult | $17 per child (ages 3-12)

 

Taste of Chanukah

Date: Sunday, December 17th

Time: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location: Phillippi Estate Park (5500 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota)
Cost: $5 per person

 

Chanukah Klezmer Festival

Date: Sunday, December 17th

Time: 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Location: Centennial Park (200 West Venice Avenue, Venice)

Cost: FREE

 

6th Annual Spectacular Community Christmas Concert

Date: Sunday, December 17th

Time: 6:00 pm

Location: Congregational United Church of Christ (3700 26th Street West, Bradenton)

Cost: FREE

 

Flerlage Real Estate Group wishes everyone a very happy holiday season in the Suncoast!

 

42nd Annual Venice Holiday Parade!

by Nick and Beth Flerlage

After filling yourself with a delicious turkey feast this Thanksgiving, it's time to get in the holiday spirit! There is no better way to do that in the Suncoast than at the Venice Holiday Parade!!! Head to beautiful downtown Venice on Saturday, November 25th, for the 42nd Annual City of Venice Holiday Parade! Kickoff the holiday season at 5:00 pm with great festivities throughout downtown. Pre-parade highlights include food and beverage vendors, live musical entertainment, games and activities. Then, enjoy 120+ local organizations, schools, companies, and more as they celebrate the holidays in the parade. Stick around after the parade for the lighting of the downtown holiday decorations! The best part.....admission to all this festive fun is FREE!

 

The Holiday Parade starts at the corner of Park Boulevard and West Venice Avenue at 7:00 pm. The route continues down Venice Avenue before turning on Nokomis Street and then onto Turin Street West. The parade concludes at the Venice Community Center (326 Nokomis Avenue South). Find your perfect spot along the route!

 

 

Flerlage Real Estate Group wishes everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving and festive beginning to the holiday season!!

 

5th Annual Venice Blues Festival!

by Nick and Beth Flerlage

Come listen to America's best blues musicians at the Venice Blues Festival! Head to ‚ÄčMaxine Barritt Park (1800 Harbor Drive South, Venice) this Saturday, November 18th for this 5th annual

music fest. The talented artists performing are from all over the country and represent the unique blues styles from their areas. Do not miss this favorite community event! Doors are open from 10:30 am to 7:00 pm. Dance the day away to incredible live musical performances and enjoy delicious food and beverages.

 

 

Music Lineup

11:00 am - 12:30 pm | Cece Teneal (Orlando, FL)

12:45 pm - 2:00 pm | Tommy Z (Buffalo, NY)

2:15 pm - 3:30 pm | Eliza Neals (Detroit, MI)

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm | Andrew "Jr Boy" Jones (Dallas, TX)

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm | Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio (San Francisco, CA)

 

Ticket Information

General Admission Tickets | $30

--Open seating (Bring your own chair)

VIP Tickets | $125

--Special seating in VIP Tent, Beverages & Food included, Artist photos

Children 12 & under | FREE

Purchase Tickets HERE!  

 

 

The Flerlage Real Estate Group hopes everyone has a rockin' good time this weekend in beautiful Venice during the 5th Annual Venice Blues Festival!!



Image Credit: Venice Blues Festival

Veterans Day 2017

by Nick and Beth Flerlage

The brave men and women who have served in the United States military are truly our nation's finest. It is important to remember and honor the sacrifices they have made to protect our country and the freedoms we enjoy. Help us celebrate our United States veterans this weekend for VETERANS DAY! There are numerous special events occurring throughout the Suncoast communities for us to take the necessary time to thank all of our United States veterans.

4th Annual Sarasota Kiwanis Club Veterans' Day Breakfast

Date: Friday, November 10th

Time: 7:00 am - 9:00 am

Location: Sahib Shriners (600 North Beneva Road, Sarasota)

Cost: $25 per person

 

Anna Maria Island Veteran's Day Parade

Date: Friday, November 10th

Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location: City Hall to City Pier Park (Pine Avenue, Anna Maria)

Cost: FREE

 

Manatee County Veteran’s Day Parade

Date: Saturday, November 11th

Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location: Manatee County Fairgrounds (1303 17th Street West, Palmetto) to Sutton Park (1036 6th Street West, Palmetto)

Cost: FREE

 

Sarasota Veteran’s Day Parade

Date: Saturday, November 11th

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Location: Downtown Sarasota (Main Street)

Cost: FREE

 

Veterans' Day Observance and Ceremony

Date: Saturday, November 11th

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Location: Patriot’s Park (Venetia Bay Boulevard, Venice)

Cost: FREE

 

4th LBK Annual Veterans Day Parade and Honor Program

Date: Saturday, November 11th

Time: 2:00 pm

Location: Longboat Key Bank of America (500 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key) to Temple Beth Israel (567 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key)

Cost: FREE

 

Veterans Day Mass

Date: Saturday, November 11th

Time: 2:00 pm

Location: Sarasota National Cemetery (9810 State Road 72, Sarasota)

Cost: FREE

 

Flerlage Real Estate Group thanks all of our local Suncoast veterans along with those throughout our nation for their service and dedication to our country.

 

Family Fun Community Events This Weekend!

by Nick and Beth Flerlage

As the year winds down to a close, many areas of the country see less community events occurring. That just isn't the case in the Suncoast, though! With beautiful weather year round, residents throughout the Suncoast are able to enjoy incredible family-friendly events all year round! You can never get bored in these fantastic communities with all the happenings taking place. Fill up your agenda this upcoming weekend with these fun events!

 

 

13th Annual Festival of the Skeletons

Dates: Friday, November 3rd & Saturday, November 4th

Times: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Friday) & 11:00 am - 4:00 pm (Saturday)

Location: Village of the Arts (1113 12th Street West, Bradenton)

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with the Village of the Arts. Enjoy delicious Mexican food, live entertainment, skeleton crafts, a memorial fence, and more.

 

SandBlast

Date: Saturday, November 4th

Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location: Manatee Public Beach (4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach)

Help support Keep Manatee Beautiful and honor America Recycles Day during this great fun-raiser! The annual SandBlast is a day long sand sculpting competition. Enjoy family fun activities and marvel at the spectacular creations.

 

Wild About Nature Fall Family Festival

Date: Saturday, November 4th

Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location: Bay Preserve (400 Palmetto Avenue, Osprey)

Come to this great annual event filled with outdoor fun. There is something for the whole family with kayaking, tree climbing, boat rides, games, arts and crafts, live music, workshops, face painting, food trucks, and so much more.

 

Taste of Manatee

Date: Saturday, November 4th

Time: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

Location: Downtown Bradenton (Riverwalk)

Spend a day on the riverfront as you enjoy food from some of the area’s finest restaurants and incredible live entertainment.

 

Beer, Boats and Bacon Fest

Date: Saturday, November 4th

Time: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location: 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota

Satisfy your cravings with delicious bacon bites from local restaurants and samples of 60+ craft beers while enjoying live music, family activities, and more.

 

30th Annual Downtown Venice Art Festival

Dates: Saturday, November 4th & Sunday, November 5th

Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (daily)

Location: Downtown Venice (West Venice Avenue)

Marvel at the incredible work of 150+ artists and find some unique pieces to decorate your Suncoast home.

 

Sarasota Medieval Fair

Dates: Saturday, November 4th & Sunday, November 5th

Time: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm (daily)

Location: Sarasota County Fairgrounds (3000 Ringling Boulevard, Sarasota)

Travel back in time and enjoy medieval rides and games, live entertainment, jousting, artisan marketplace, food and libations, and so much more.

 

Frightful Fun in the Suncoast this Halloween!

by Nick and Beth Flerlage

Eeeek! Halloween is finally here! Find incredible Halloween festivities throughout the Suncoast! With haunted houses, trick or treating, live music, activities and games, costume contests, and so much more, everyone in your family is sure to have a frightfully great time this Halloween!

 

BOO Fest

Date: Friday, October 27th

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Lakewood Ranch Main Street

Cost: FREE!

"Frightful Fables" Haunted House

Date: Friday, October 27th

Time: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Location: Lakeside Pavilion at SCF Venice (8000 South Tamiami Trail, Venice)

Cost: $3 per person

 

The Blood Jam Music Festival

Dates: Friday, October 27th & Saturday, October 28th

Time: 7:00 pm - 2:00 am (daily)

Location: Central City Lounge (1945 17th Street, Sarasota)

Cost: $15+ per person | Purchase tickets HERE!

 

Boo Run 5K

Date: Saturday, October 28th

Time: 8:30 am (Race starts)

Location: Lakewood Ranch Main Street

Cost: $35 per adult, $10 per child (ages 12 & under) | Register HERE!

 

Pet Costume Parade

Date: Saturday, October 28th

Time: 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Location: Downtown Sarasota (Lemon Avenue & First Street)

Cost: FREE to spectators, $8 per participant | Register HERE!  

 

Main Street Live! Halloween Party

Date: Saturday, October 28th

Time: 5:00 pm - 12:00 am

Location: Old Main Street, Bradenton

Cost: FREE!

 

Ghost Tours

Date: Saturday, October 28th

Time: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Location: Historic Spanish Point (337 North Tamiami Trail, Osprey)

Cost: $15 per adult, $5 per child (Members); $20 per adult, $15 per child (Non-members) | Purchase tickets HERE!

 

Spooktacular

Date: Sunday, October 29th

Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location: Shelby Gardens (900 South Palm Avenue, Sarasota)

Cost: FREE for Members; $20 per adult, $10 per child (Non-Members)

 

Children's Halloween Bash

Date: Sunday, October 29th

Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location: The Italian American Club of Venice (1375 Ringling Drive South, Venice)

Cost: FREE!

 

Halloween Safe Treats for Kids

Date: Tuesday, October 31st

Time: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location: Ocean Boulevard, Siesta Key

Cost: FREE!

 

Community Trick or Treat Stroll

Date: Tuesday, October 31st

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Village of the Arts (1113 12th Street West, Bradenton)

Cost: FREE!

 

Fright Night

Date: Tuesday, October 31st

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location: St. Armand’s Circle, Sarasota

Cost: FREE!

 

The Flerlage Real Estate Group wishes everyone a frightfully fun and safe Halloween!  

 

Fall Festivities this Weekend in the Suncoast!

by Nick and Beth Flerlage

Fall is officially here and Halloween is fast approaching! Get in the seasonal spirit with fun community events planned all weekend long! Find some incredible pumpkins, catch a "scary" movie, take a hayride, stock up on candy, and so much more throughout the Suncoast at this fabulous Fall events! Happy Fall from the Flerlage Team!

Howl-O-Ween Movie Night Spooktacular

Date: Saturday, October 14th

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Location: Ed Smith Stadium (2700 12th Street, Sarasota)

Cost: FREE with non-perishable food item donation!

Enjoy a family fun event with Halloween games and activities, costume parade around the bases, and screening of Monsters, Inc. on the outfield big screen!

 

26th Annual Hunsader Farms Pumpkin Festival

Date: Saturday, October 14th

Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Hunsader Farms (5500 County Road 675, Bradenton)

Cost: $10 per person | FREE for children 12 & under

Check out all the fall festivities on the farm! With arts & crafts, petting zoo, rock climbing wall, hayrides, pumpkin games, scarecrow displays, live music, and so much more, there is something for everyone to enjoy!

 

29th Annual Fruitville Grove Pumpkin Fest

Dates: Saturday, October 14th & Sunday, October 15th

Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Fruitville Grove (7410 Fruitville Road, Sarasota)

Cost: FREE!

Come to Fruitville Grove this weekend for pumpkin painting, mini train rides, pony rides, and more! Find fantastic Halloween decorations for your home as well.

 

Oktoberfest in the Suncoast!

by Nick and Beth Flerlage

Proust!! Celebrate the start of October the best way possible…….at an Oktoberfest Celebration! See the Suncoast transform into Bavaria this weekend at these fun, fall festivities!  

 

 

MGB 3rd Annual Oktoberfest

Come to Mandeville Beer Garden (428 North Lemon Avenue) on Saturday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm! Enjoy the outdoor beer garden and keep your stein filled with one of the 11 German beers on tap. Get a free soft pretzel if you come dressed in your finest dirndl or lederhosen!

 

Oktoberfest

The British Open Pub (367 Jacaranda Boulevard) is becoming German for the day on Saturday. Come to the large festival tent from noon until 10:00 pm for live German music, games and prizes, dancing, food, beer, and more! Admission is $5 per person.

 

Oktoberfest Celebration

Feel like you are in Munich at Mr. Beery’s (2645 Mall Drive). Enter fun contests like the costume contest or stein hoisting contest. Dine on authentic German food. Enjoy great live music by Petra and Teresa. The fun begins at 3:00 pm on Saturday.

 

 

Happy Oktoberfest from the Flerlage Real Estate Group!

Events to Check Out This Weekend in the Suncoast!

by Nick and Beth Flerlage

 

After a short work week, the weekend is going to be here before you know it! Not sure how to spend it? There are numerous community events planned throughout the weekend. Check out our recommendations for ways to spend your upcoming weekend in the beautiful Suncoast!

 

 

 

Literacy Under the Trees

Date: Saturday, September 9th

Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location: Oscar Scherer State Park (1843 South Tamiami Trail, Osprey)

Cost: FREE park admission with donation of gently used book or by presenting library card!

Celebrate International Literacy Day at the beautiful Oscar Scherer State Park. This is the perfect weekend event for families. Enjoy story time with local authors, literary activities, book signings, and a book swap for all ages.

 

A Taste of Downtown

 

Date: Saturday, September 9th

Time: 1:00 pm

Location: Sarasota Opera House (61 North Pineapple Avenue, Sarasota)

Cost: $65 per person | Purchase tickets HERE!

Come enjoy delicious bites from Sarasota’s best restaurants at the 4th annual Taste of Downtown. Dine on tasty dishes paired with craft beers, fine wines, and specialty cocktails on the stage of the Sarasota Opera House. Participating restaurants include Bijou Cafe, Brick's Smoked Meats, Cafe L'Europe, Clasico Sarasota, Currents at Hyatt Regency Sarasota, Duval's Fresh Local Seafood, El Greco Mediterranean Cafe, H20 Bistro at Hotel Indigo Sarasota, Jack Dusty at The Ritz-Carlton Sarasota, Kahwa Coffee Sarasota, Louies Modern, Mattison's City Grille, The Melting Pot, Michael's On East, Nancy's Bar-B-Q, The Rosemary, Selva Grill, Sift Bakehouse and Five-O Donut Company, Tsunami Sushi, and many more. All proceeds from the event benefit the Sarasota Youth Opera, who will be performing.

 

Snooty Memorial Open House

 

Date: Sunday, September 10th

Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location: South Florida Museum (201 10th Street West, Bradenton)

Cost: FREE admission!

Snooty the manatee was a beloved resident of the Suncoast area for 69 years. Come remember his legacy at the South Florida Museum. This day of remembrance and celebration will include a visual tribute to Snooty in the Bishop Planetarium, special hands on memorial projects, and visits to the Manatee Rehabilitation Program.

 

Fins, Flippers, & Friends!

 

Date: Sunday, September 10th

Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: Sarasota Sailing Squadron (1717 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota)

Cost: $75 per person | Purchase tickets HERE!

Support the Sea to Shore Alliance at their 5th annual fundraiser. Enjoy delicious drinks and hors d’oeuvres while listening to live entertainment by Trevor Bystrom and John & Cheryl Moody. Check out the silent auction filled with incredible trips, prizes, and items. Learn more about life in our oceans during the presentations by Dr. James “Buddy” Powell, Executive Director of the Sea to Shore Alliance, and keynote speaker Dr. Randall Wells, Director of the Sarasota Dolphin Research Program. All proceeds from this event help protect the manatees, North Atlantic right whales, sea turtles and their habitats in our communities.

 

 

There is always something fun happening in the communities of the Suncoast. Come make this thriving, active area your home! If you are interested in Buying or Selling your Sarasota area home, give the Flerlage Real Estate Group a call today or visit our website at http://www.experiencevenice.com/.    

 

 

 

 

 

Image Credits: MySuncoast and Sea to Shore Alliance  

 

 

Fun Community Events this Labor Day Weekend!

by Nick and Beth Flerlage

 

Labor Day Weekend is Here! That means plenty of time for grilling out, relaxing on the beach, and spending time with family and friends! Looking for something unique to do over the long weekend? There are many opportunities in the Suncoast! Check out these great community events for you and your family to enjoy all weekend long!

 

71st Annual Labor Day Regatta

Dates: Saturday, September 2nd - Sunday, September 3rd

Location: Sarasota Bay

Come to the oldest and largest regional sailing event in the entire Southeast! Since 1946, the Sarasota Sailing Squadron has been hosting this incredible annual event. Watch hundreds of competitive sailors from across the United States and Canada compete. Along with the 5 separate race courses and numerous age divisions to watch, there will be delicious barbeque, fun live music, and so much more! Want to compete? Register HERE!

 

9th Annual Downtown Venice Craft Festival

 

Dates: Saturday, September 2nd - Sunday, September 3rd

Location: Downtown Venice

Stroll through beautiful Venice as you find some of the best arts and crafts you can find! Talented artisans will be selling a wide variety of handmade goods, including ceramics, jewelry, metal works, paintings, and more. There will also be a great Green Market for you to stock up on lovely flowers and delicious food.

 

Venice Triathlon

 

Date: Saturday, September 2nd

Location: Downtown Venice

Cheer on the participants in the Venice YMCA’s annual triathlon as they make their way from Sharky’s on the Beach throughout downtown Venice. Triathletes of all ages are welcome to participate. This year also features a Splash N’ Dash for the younger athletes. There is still time for you to be active this Labor Day weekend and compete! Register HERE!

 

 

The Flerlage Real Estate Group wishes everyone a very Happy & Safe Labor Day Weekend!  

 

 

 

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