22nd Annual Downtown Venice Craft Festival

June 21st & 22nd, 2014 – Saturday & Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM – Free Admission

Located in Sarasota County, this event precludes the popular March Art Classic. Some of the nation’s best crafters will converge along Miami Avenue, one of Venice’s popular downtown streets. Peruse booths filled with paintings, stained glass, photography, personalized products for children and dogs alike, and much more! Stroll our Green Market for plants, handmade soaps, tangy BBQ sauces, and live orchids.

Friday Fest

Mark your calendars for the Friday Fest!

The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall is set to put on the first Friday Fest of the summer, on Friday, June 27, from 5-9pm. Kicking off the summer series is Yesterdayze! Playing a groovy mix of 1960s tunes, the Yesterdayze know how to get the crowd singing! From the authentic outfits to the superb musical talent, this “Flower Power Happy Hour” will keep you partying all night long and leave you and your friends in a “Yesterdayze!” Be sure to bring a blanket or chair, and a good pair of dancing shoes, or feet! There will be local vendors with food and drink for sale, so bring your appetites as well

Bring your blankets or lawn chairs, take in the music and the sunset, and enjoy food and beverage from local vendors. FridayFest takes place in rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, the Festival will move indoors to the Grand Foyer of the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. Bringing in food and drink from outside the Fest is prohibited; coolers and weapons of any kind are also prohibited.

SUP Sarasota

Register now for Race# 1

Where: Siesta Key Beach
When: June 21st
Website: https://paddleguru.com/races/SarasotaSUPSeriesRace1

SUP Sarasota is producing the Sarasota SUP Race Series to promote the healthy lifestyle of Stand Up Paddleboarding at three of Sarasota County’s most beautiful Parks. Siesta Key Beach, Lake Benderson Park and Sarasota Sailor Squadron. It is the goal of SUP Sarasota to make the Coastal Waterways of Sarasota County a national destination for Stand Up Paddleboarding.

Summer Circus Spectacular

Join us for an hour of thrilling family fun and enjoy the hilarious comic antics of Chris Allison, award-winning hand-balancer Christian Stoinev and his canine cohort Scooby,  the quick-change magical transformation act of Olga & Vladimir Smirnov, the magnificent “Queen of the Air,” Dolly Jacobs, and more!

Presented in collaboration with The Circus Arts Conservatory of Sarasota, this on-stage exhibition of circus artistry provides delightful – and affordable – summer entertainment for “children of all ages.”

Price:  $15 Adults/$12 Children
When: Jun 17, 2014 – Aug 2, 2014
Where: Historic Asolo Theater
Website: http://www.ringling.org/events/summer-circus-spectacular

30th Annual Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix

You’re invited to the SASA June Spotlight, featuring the 30th Annual Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix! Event Director, Lucy Nicandri, will give details about this year’s exciting 30th anniversary race and festival.
Nicole Rissler, of the Sarasota County Sports Commission, will also be in attendance to give updates on new things happening at the Sports Commission, including a new grant software program and a VIP Discount program.

If you are an event organizer or local business owner, you won’t want to miss these updates!

Cost includes appetizers and one (1) drink:
$15 – Pre-register info@sarasotaareasportsalliance.org
$20 – At the Door