The Sarasota Selby Public Library was the location for the 3rd Annual Crystal Ball Fundraiser. The Friends of the Selby Library put on this casual fundraiser featuring local restaurants, a variety of entertainers and artists to support the library. This event had something for everyone – with music from pop to jazz, ballroom dancers, fire dancing, belly dancing and magic. Foodies enjoyed tasty bites from numerous local chefs.
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Fox Lea Farm is a 46 acre horse show facility in Venice, Florida. Less than a 30 minute drive from downtown Sarasota, it hosts more than 30 horse shows annually.
Spectators are welcome, and the admission fee is only $5 per person (no charge for parking). The facility has bleachers and a viewing pavilion for spectators. Seats can fill up quickly at big events, so spectators are welcome to bring their own lawn chairs. There’s even a cafe onsite for food and beverages.
This is a great Sarasota County location for a fun, family event. You can see exciting shows most weekends. See the current event calendar at the Fox Lea Farm website. Call: 941-484-4321 for additional information.
Make your plans now to attend the Siesta Key Crystal Classic Sand Sculpting Competition. Get an up-close look as international sculptors compete for prizes on the crystal white sand of the best beach in the US!
There’s a legend that the pure, fine white sand on Siesta Key has magical properties. Come and see it shaped into ethereal works of art. Talk to the artists, watch demonstrations, get free sand carving lessons, hear live music and visit vendors stands where you can shop, eat and drink. There’s fun for children and adults at this 4 day event.
Enjoy the art and support the Mote Marine Sea Turtle Program at this year’s event – November 9-12, 2012. Get more information at the Crystal Classic website or call the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce at 941-349-3800. Make sure you use the off site shuttle service for the easiest access.
The 2nd annual Siesta Key Crystal Classic Sandsculpting Competition was held in November 2011 on Siesta Key Beach in Sarasota, Florida. This contest drew international sculptors and over 40,000 visitors to Siesta Beach. This video features the World Sandsculpting Doubles Champions – Karen Fralich and Dan Belcher. This team won First Place, the People’s Choice award and the coveted Sculptors’ Choice award.
The 3rd annual event will take place on Siesta Key Beach from November 9-12, 2012.
Make your plans now to attend.
SRQ Fashion Week is October 24-29 in Sarasota, Florida. There are a number of events featuring local models, designers and stylists. This event was a meet and greet audition party. Several up and coming fashion designers from Sarasota and Tampa are involved in fashion week.
The zombies were out in force at the Alice in Zombieland party hosted by Z-Edge Tattoo and Piercing. Well known local model and host, Coraline Blue interviewed a few zombie killers. Her sister Audra Alexopoulos, owner of Z-Edge, served as MC for the Costume Contests. Guests were entertained by burlesque troupes from Pin Up Americal, pole dancer Cherry Von Topp and 4 SW Florida heavy metal bands.
Take a look at the most outrageous costume party in Sarasota!
Punk Rock Betty put on a sizzling fashion event at Pastimes Pub. Summer of Sin was a show of her latest alternative clothing designs. Edgy models with cutting edge styling walked the runway surrounded by a crowd of fans and photographers. Even during the summer, creative people continue to find venues for great things to do in Sarasota!
As part of the Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix in Sarasota, Florida – there was a bikini contest to crown “Miss Super Boat Grand Prix”. The contestants modeled and danced for an enthusiastic crowd. The event was part of the 27th Annual Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix Festival benefiting Suncoast Charities for Children.
Children and adults had fun making kites at Artists on the Court, a new gallery in Towles Court. Since things to do in Sarasota slow down during summer, this free community art event was a welcome activity.
Kathleen Johnson invited the community to come and help decorate her gallery by creating kites to decorate the gallery on opening night.
Head to Towles Court on Saturday, July 9th from 10-3.
Families with children can create colorful and whimsical kites to display around the outside of Artists on the Court, a new member operated gallery consisting of 14 local artists exhibiting their artwork. Video of the event will follow on SarasotaUpclose.