This must be the kick-off weekend for “Season” as the licensed out of town traffic has certainly picked up plus there is so much to do in and around the Sarasota area!
November 10 – 13, 2017: Come out and enjoy the 8th Annual Siesta Key Crystal Classic Master Sand Sculpting Competition. Master Sand Sculptors from across the U.S. will compete in paired teams for thousands in prize money. Live music and food and retail vendors in a “vendor village” setting are also a part of the festival. Friday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Saturday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., Sunday: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Various on line discount available with various ticket packages including reserved private parking. You can purchase daily admission upon arrival to the event. (suggestion: If you wish to see the Artists at work visit on the 10th & 11. If you wish to see the “finished product” plan to visit the 12th or the 13th) Click here to see and read more about The Siesta Key Master Sand Sculpture Contest.
November 10 – 13, 2017: The 10th Annual Sarasota Chalk Festival takes place for its 4th year in Venice, Florida. The theme of the 2017 festival is: “EVANESCENT.” Hundreds of chalk artists will create artwork using the pavement of the Venice Airport Festival Grounds (610 Airport Avenue East, Venice, FL.) Last year over 500 national and international artists participated in the Sarasota Chalk Festival. The fest features street painting; 3D Pavement Art, Traditional Pavement Art as well as other events and attractions connected to the fest! Admission is from $5 – $25. Click here for pictures and more details on the Sarasota Chalk Festival
November 10 – 12, 2017: The Sarasota Architectural Foundation presents Sarasota MOD Weekend. The fourth annual mid-century modern architecture festival celebrates the legacy of acclaimed Sarasota School architect Edward J. “Tim” Seibert, FAIA. Featuring Cocktail Parties, Presentations, Film Screening, Art Exhibition, House, Walking & Trolley Tours. Tickets, schedule and more info here.
November 11-12, 2017: 29th Annual St. Armand’s Art Festival: The St. Armand’s Circle Art Festival hosts 200 artists in town annually. The event offers art from a broad spectrum of mediums including sculpture, photography, glass, paintings, ceramics, jewelry, mixed media and more! Howard Alan Events offer patrons the opportunity to personally meet with the artists, commission a work of art and learn what inspires the artists work. 411 St Armands Circle., Sarasota, Fl. Free Admission http://www.artfestival.com/festivals/st-armands-art-festival-sarasota-florida
November 11 – 12, 2017: A little off the beaten path but definitely worth the trip is the 6th Annual Stone Crab and Music Festival in the fishing village of Cortez, along Sarasota Bay. Two days of food, drinks, live music, beer tent, a kids zone plus fresh stone crabs. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. both days. Swordfish Grill & Tiki Bar, 4628 119th St W., Cortez, FL. Marker 49 by boat. 941-798-2035. https://www.facebook.com/CortezStoneCrab/
November 11, 2017: Enjoy the 16th Annual Suncoast Food & Wine Festival: Features unlimited sampling of fare from dozens of Suncoast Restaurants. Also enjoy wines and craft beers with live entertainment. Cooking demonstrations and a grand prize drawing at the end of the event. 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Free parking. Rain or shine. Sarasota Polo Grounds at Lakewood Ranch. Tickets: $80 per person, VIP ticket gets you in an hour earlier with special food and drink. All proceeds donated by the Rotary Club of Lakewood Ranch to charities. Sarasota Polo Club, 8201 Polo Club Ln, Sarasota, FL. Click here for more info and tickets.
November 11, 2017: It’s A Musical Event in the “Key of Sea”: Symphony on the Sand returns to Coquina Beach and provide the opportunity for you to enjoy the award-winning Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus & Orchestra while watching the magnificent sun set on Anna Maria Island. Wine, beer and featured delicacies from the top area restaurants will be offered as well. The event features the full 45 piece orchestra, chorus and professional soloists. Several options available with tickets from $20 – $125. 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Coquina Beach Park, Anna Maria Island. 540-325-3268 Click here for more info.
Additional Local Veteran’s Day Events and Full Event Calendar May Be Found at: http://www.escape-to-sarasota.com/november-sarasota-events
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