Located on Florida’s gulf coast, just south of Sarasota sits Venice, FL, known for its beautiful beaches and endless entertainment. Coastal Living named Venice Beach one of the “Best 7 beaches on Florida’s Gulf Coast” in 2022 and one of the “Best Places to Live on the Coast” in 2020.

From boating to golfing and searching for that perfect seashell, Venice has something for everyone. Among Venice’s 14 miles of beautiful beaches, you will find some of the best beaches for seashell and shark tooth hunting. Venice has even been called the “Shark Tooth Capital of the World.”

After spending the day in the sand and sun, head downtown for blocks of restaurants, bars, and shopping, and make sure to check out the small, locally owned business that adds to the town’s charm.

And as always, here are a few of our picks for things to do this weekend in Sarasota! Please let me know if you have any questions at all about Sarasota or the surrounding area!

Friday, September 23 • 8:00 PM – 10:00

Screen on the Green

Screen on the Green, 210 North Cattlemen RoadSarasota, FL

Our outdoor summer movie series is ending with a slam dunk! Join us Friday, September 23 on The Green at UTC for a free showing of Space Jam: A New Legacy starring NBA star LeBron James and the Looney Tunes gang. The movie will start right after sunset, and families and friends of all ages are invited to bring lawn chairs, and blankets and enjoy onsite concessions.

The Green is located in the West District at UTC, directly across from Gifts & More at the Paper Store. Limited seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Saturday, September 24 • 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

BeerSauce Shop’s Beer and Sauce Fest!!

BeerSauce Shop, Cortez Rd W, Bradenton, FL

FREE to attend: Celebrating the historic cultures and flavors of both Beer and Sauce. Enjoy unlimited samples of 50+ regional craft beers paired with 50+ BeerSauce Shop’s unique and award-winning sauces and rubs.
Meet brewers, sauce makers, and fellow flavor fanatics as we experience delicious flavors together. This is a hybrid indoor/outdoor event at the recently opened BeerSauce Shop in Bradenton FL. Amenities include:
hot sauce endurance contest
– indoor bathrooms
– BBQ available for purchase in store
– Brewers Dozen Special = buy 12 beers, get 13th free
– Sauce and Rub Special = buy 3 sauces, get 4th free

Saturday, Sept 24th, 1-4 pm at BeerSauce Shop!! 

Sunday, September 5 • 10 AM – 2 PM

Farmers’ Market at Lakewood Ranch

Lakewood Ranch, 1561 Lakefront Drive Sarasota, FL

The Farmers’ Market at Lakewood Ranch, sponsored by Lakewood Ranch and Lakewood Ranch Community Activities is now held at Waterside Place in Lakewood Ranch! Our farmers’ market was established to be a sustaining influence in the community’s connection to the land for generations to come. To integrate local purveyors into the fabric of the Lakewood Ranch community; to serve as a social and educational resource for the community; and to encourage all members of the community to make healthy lifestyle choices, particularly in regard to the food we eat, our relationships with home and the activities we participate in. 

Let us know what you’re up to this weekend in Sarasota, we’d love to hear from you! Do you have any hip happenings to share with us? We would love to hear… email me at [email protected].

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