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This week I wanted to focus on beautiful Siesta Key, Florida, and the benefits of visiting and living there!

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Siesta Key is a barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Sarasota.  It’s known for its sandy, gorgeous beaches. But it’s also known for Golf.  Golfers will find more than 80 courses in neighboring Sarasota County, only a short drive away.

This quaint and gorgeous  8-mile-long island offers a little bit of everything.   Shopping, resorts, dining, and fabulous nightlife. Known for its quartz sand, turquoise waters, and many amenities, Siesta Key is a must-visit island for everyone. It’s the perfect romantic spot, a wonderful family vacation destination, and incredible for active sports enthusiasts. And don’t forget: Wherever you stay, the beach and bay are always nearby.

Siesta Key is also known as the laid-back beach town.  Being right nearby in Sarasota, you’re only moments away from art, wildlife, botanical gardens, opera, ballet, symphonies, museums, theater, film festivals,  and baseball spring training. To be honest that’s just the tip of the iceburg.  The list goes on and on and on.  It’s definitely a place you should come visit for yourself! Here is our full list of places to be sure to see when you’re there.

Here are a few of our picks for things to do this weekend in Sarasota!

Friday, August 26 and Saturday, August 27• 6 PM – 9 PM


Waterside Place, 1561 Lakefront Dr, Lakewood Ranch, FL 

Enjoy live music on The Plaza from 6-9 pm while taking in waterfront views of Kingfisher Lake, or sunset dining at Good Liquid Brewing Co!

8/26 – Taylor Opie

8/27 – Frankie Lombardi

Saturday, August 27 • 7 AM – 1 PM

Sarasota Farmers Market

Sarasota Farmers Market, N Lemon Ave, Sarasota, FL

Support local artists and small businesses every Saturday from 7 – 1!

Saturday, August 27 • 10 AM – 2 PM

Lance’s Joey D’s Pizza Car Show

Joey D’s Pizza, 6401 Manatee Ave West, Bradenton, FL 

Every month on the fourth Saturday. Hosted and music by Lance’s Cruzin to the Hop. Great food and a big parking lot. Trophies, prizes, and lots of fun.

Saturday, August 27 • 5 PM – 11 PM

NFL Countdown Crawl

Whiskey Exchange, 540 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, FL 

NFL Countdown Crawl!

Saturday, August 27th from 5 pm to 11 pm.

Come dressed in your favorite team’s gear. Show us your Team Pride.

7 Bars in Downtown St. Pete!

Prizes, Swag, and Drink Giveaways. Sponsored by Nutrl.

Get 4 drink vouchers with purchase.

Who’s Ready for Football?!?! We are ready. Are You?

Good Luck to all of the teams this coming season!

Sunday, August 28 • 10 AM – 2 PM

The Market at Lakewood Ranch


Our new market location can’t be beet! #YourSundayTradition has moved to its new home, Waterside Place at Lakewood Ranch. Shop local every Sunday with 90+ local vendors including organic produce, flowers, specialty spices & rubs, honey, fresh bread, baked goods, prepared foods, pet products, jewelry, and more. Spend your Sunday mornings lakeside while enjoying a variety of local musicians, great food, and an interactive art corner for kids in partnership with Native Little Ones.

Stay up to date with market happenings on www.themarketlwr.com

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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