Friday, Aug. 3 and Saturday, Aug. 4
Marina Jack, 2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota
The annual Sarasota Slam Fishing Tournament will take
place with anglers fishing for billfish, wahoo, tuna, grouper,
snapper, trout, redfish with offshore and inshore divisions.
Go to SarasotaSlam.com for more information.
Friday, Aug. 3 through Sunday, Aug. 5
Tampa Bay Comic Con
Tampa Convention Center, 333 Franklin St., Tampa
Tampa Bay Comic Con is a comic book convention
that featured exhibitors that cater to a wide-spectrum
of interests including comic books, magazines, toys,
games, Star Wars, Star Trek, anime, manga, cosplay,
artwork, sketches and apparel.There will be a roster of
comic industry professionals and comicdom-related
celebrities in attendance for attendees to meet and
greet. Its is a family-friendly convention. For more
information and tickets see tampabaycomiccon.com
Saturday, Aug. 4 (from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
Sand and Surf Festival
Legacy Park & Train Depot, 303 E. Venice Ave
Boats, jet skis, kayaks, paddleboards, beach wear, surfboards,
skimboards, skin care, music and food trucks.
Everything beach related. Free admission. For more
information see Facebook.
Sunday, August 5
Very Merry Jerry Day
Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center
525 Kumquat, Sarasota
Break out the tie-dye and hula hoops for this annual
celebration of Jerry Garcia. Musicians honoring the Dead
this year will include the Stumble Creek and Ship of
Fools. See fogartyville.org to purchase tickets the $15
Saturday, August 11(from noon to 4 p.m.)
Fishermen's Village TikiFest 2017
1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Fishermen's Village proudly announces the 3nd annual
"TikiFest" featuring Hulu dancers, ukulele playing, tiki toss
and tiki bowling games, trop rock and steel drum music,
coconut painting, photo opportunities, tiki carvings,
hawaiian leis giveaways, drink and food specials, tiki
merchandise and tropical clothing store promotions.
Free admission and parking. For information, call (941)
Friday, Aug. 17 ( from 5 to 9 p.m.)
Van Wezel Friday Fest featuring Rebel Heart
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
777 N Tamiami Trl., Sarasota
All are invited to the The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall’s
free outdoor summertime concert, it’s the perfect spot to
enjoy a summer sunset over Sarasota Bay.
While blankets and lawn chairs are welcome, outside food
and drink, including coolers, are prohibited. Friday Fest takes
place in “rain or shine;” in the event of inclement weather,
the festival will move indoors.
Sarasota’s Rebel Heart will be performing some of today's
most popular country songs, mixed with a healthy dose of
hits from pop, rock, dance, and the blues. Rebel Heart puts
on a high-energy, powerful and melodic country rock act that
is a must-see!
Saturday, Aug. 18 through Monday, Sept. 3
62nd Englewood Pioneer Days
W. Dearborn St., Englewood
Englewood Pioneer Days is an annual celebration which
includes a parade, history tours, diaper derby, cardboard boat
races and more! For more information see englewoodpioneerdays.
Saturday, Aug. 18 - Little Miss Englewood Pageant,
Lemon Bay High School
Sunday, Aug. 19 - Family Bowling Tournament,
Friday, Aug. 24 - Kids’ Shipwreck Party, (8-12yrs.)
Saturday, Aug. 25 - Chalkfest 6.0, Dearborn Street
Saturday, Aug. 25 -Teens Shipwreck Party, (13-17 yrs.)
Sunday, Aug. 26 - Fish-a-Thon, Tom Adams Bridge
Sunday, Aug. 26 - Historical tours, various locations
Tuesday, Aug. 28 - Sing-along, Green Street Church
Saturday, Sept. 1 - Cardboard Boat Race,
Indian Mound Park, 9 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 1 - Shipwreck Dance, Pioneer Park
Sunday Sept. 2, - Diaper Derby, Lemon Bay Women’s Club
Sunday, Sept. 2 - Pioneer Days Festival, Pioneer Park,
Noon to 9 p.m.
Sunday Sept. 2 - Open Car Show, Dearborn Street
Monday, Sept. 3 - Pioneer Days Festival,
Pioneer Park, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 3 - Car Show, Dearborn Street
Monday, Sept. 3 - 62nd Annual Pioneer Days Parade,
Dearborn Street, 9 a.m.
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