Sarasota Events Week of February 29, 2016

Sarasota Events Week of February 29, 2016

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March 4, Equestrian Grand Prix, Jumping Under the Stars, 800 N Auburn Rd., Venice

Grand Prix Horse Show Jumping is an Olympic Sport requiring extraordinary athleticism from both horse and rider, with jumps approaching 5 feet in height. Come join us at Fox Lea Farm Friday night for Show Jumping Under the Stars, a $25,000 Grand Prix event. Food and Beverage available for purchase, family-friendly event, admission $5 (proceeds benefit InStride Therapy) and free parking. For more info visit:

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March 5, Seventh Annual Shark's Tooth 10K run - 7:00am, Venice

The 7th annual 10K Sharks Tooth run benefits the athletes of Special Olympics Florida - Sarasota County and The Active Suncoast Foundation, Inc. For more information and race pack pick-up visit:

Seventh Annual Shark's Tooth 10K run

Runners' Perks Include:

  • Custom medal for all finishers
  • Chip timing on a USATF certified, scenic, single-loop course
  • Free entry to the 24th Annual Shark's Tooth Festival ANY day of the Festival: April 8, 9 or 10 with your 2016 Shark's Tooth 10K race bib
  • Technical race shirt
  • Premium post race party
  • Music all morning
  • Door prizes from Sponsors & Supporters
  • Custom Awards for Overall, Youth (14 & under), Master, Grand Master, Senior Grand Master and Veteran Grand Master plus 3-deep age group awards for 12 & under, 13-14, 15-19 then 5-year age groups to 80 & over
  • Custom Awards for Walkers: Male & Female: 39 & Under and Male & Female Over 40





March 5 - 6, Third Annual Fairy House Festival, Historic Spanish Point, 37 N. Tamiami Trail, Osprey, Saturday 9:00am to 5:00pm, Sunday noon to 5:00pm

Fairy House Festival

The 3rd annual Fairy House Festival will enchant you. There will be a competition for best Fairy House in the adult and youth categories. In addition to the fairy houses there will be musical performances, storytelling, dance, puppet shows, costume contests, face painting, balloon sculptures, photo booths, garden walks, vendors and more. Don’t miss the fun ! Visit:

Admission to the festival is included in regular museum admission of $12, adults; $10, seniors; and $5, children under 12. More info at: 941-966-5214.

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15th Annual Downtown Venice Art Classic

March 5 & 6, 15th Annual Downtown Venice Art Classic, 219 W Venice Ave., Venice, 10am – 5pm

The Venice Art Classic will be hosted again this year over the first weekend in March. This show is not only rapidly gaining artist attention, but is also gaining the esteemed notoriety of its counter part the Downtown Venice Art Classic hosted every fall. The 15th Annual Downtown Venice Art Classic is set up along beautiful West Venice Avenue at the heart of Downtown Venice, Florida. This festival brings together an exquisite collection of longtime favorites as well as some of the newest and most contemporary artists out in the scene providing a diverse range of artwork for buyers to choose from. For more info visit:





March 5, 8th Annual St. PETricks Day Fest, Jacaranda Animal Hospital, 725 Shamrock Blvd., Venice, 1pm – 5pm

Each year the Jacaranda Animal Hospital office hosts St. PETricks Day. This event will raise money for the (Children Helping Injured Pets In Need). This fund was started by the Shamrock Pre-school and the Jacaranda Animal Hospital and offers assistance to low income families who have a pet that is in need of emergency medical care to survive and the family cannot afford. The money to provide the care for these pets is raised by the sale of raffle tickets during this event each year. The more raffle prizes, the more money can be raised for this great cause. If you can donate a gift certificate or prize for the raffle, it would be greatly appreciated. If you are willing to donate please call (941) 497-1676 and ask for Monica Leighton. For more information visit:

1pm-5pm : Pet Adoptions by Safe Haven Animal Rescue & True Faithful Rescue Mission
1pm-3pm : Pet Photography Sessions By Connie Summers Photography
2:30pm : Doggy Diva Fashion Show Begins. $5.00 donation entry. Register early or up until 2:00pm the day of the event. Bring your costumes.
4pm: Raffle Prizes Announced

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March 5, Ninth Annual BMW Of Sarasota Chillounge Night, S. Palm Avenue, Sarasota - 6:00pm until 11:00pm

The return to S. Palm Avenue provides the perfect ambiance for a night to remember. It provides a charming and enchanting backdrop for this event. Hundreds of chic daybeds and outdoor furnishings will once again transform S. Palm Avenue into an intimate and majestic setting for thousands to enjoy a festive evening of food, drink and entertainment. Highlights of the evening will include: Live entertainment, Chillounge Night’s unique daybed parade, a dazzling Fashion Show organized by Ana Molinari, Brazilian Samba Parade, and the graceful AeroSphere Aerial Balloon Show featuring Alexandra Nock and produced by Nock Productions.

Each stunning performance will be captured live and broadcast onto two state of the art LED Walls using HD Video Streaming and making the performances come alive no matter where you are on S. Palm Avenue.

Ninth Annual BMW Of Sarasota Chillounge Night

General Admission tickets
Advanced tickets are on sale for $25 and $35 per person at the door (must be 21 or older).

VIP tickets (limited)
The VIP Lounge is an exclusive roped-off section, and tickets are available for $120.
Includes complimentary food, liquor and beverages provided by Café L’Europe.
Full espresso bar, coffee and iced coffee drinks provided by Kahwa. Benefiting: United Cerebral Palsy (UCP).

For more information and to purchase tickets visit: Or


March 6, 3rd Annual Pedal for Pups and Doggy Bones 5k & 10k, Nathan Benderson Park, 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota, starting at 7am

Come Ride & Run at the 3rd annual Pedal for Pups & Doggy Bones 5k/10k benefiting Nate’s Honor Animal Rescue. Your participation and donations help ensure the lives of countless Dogs and Cats each year. Every participant receives a Free Breakfast courtesy of First Watch, an Athletic T, BBQ Lunch and FREE BEER for those of age! For more info visit: or To join, please click here to Register

3rd Annual Pedal for Pups and Doggy Bones 5k & 10k 3rd Annual Pedal for Pups and Doggy Bones 5k & 10k 3rd Annual Pedal for Pups and Doggy Bones 5k & 10k


March 6 - 12, 2016: 36th Annual Sarasota Jazz Festival. A week long music festival featuring jazz greats from all over the country.

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For more info visit:

March 6 - 12pm – 4pm, Jazz in the Park, Phillippi Estate Park - 5500 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
FREE Admission and Parking, Gourmet Food Trucks will be on site. No Coolers !
Three Concerts:
State College of Florida Jazz Ensemble with Marc Mannino, Director
Jazz Club Scholarship Recipients
The Old Souls Jazz Sextet and The Ken Loomer Jazz Big Band

March 8 - 7:30 pm, The Naples Jazz Orchestra with trumpet virtuoso Byron Stripling
JCM-$25-Non Member -$35
Riverview Performing Arts Center

March 9 - 6pm -10:30pm, Jazz Trolley & Pub Crawl
$15 ($20 evening of event)
For tickets call 941-366-1552 - Wed - Fri 9am – 5pm

March 10 - 7:30pm, Diego Figueiredo & Ken Peplowski "Samba Jazz" with Chuck Bergeron & John Yarling
JCM-$30-Non Member -$40
Riverview Performing Arts Center

March 11- 7:30pm, Downbeat Winner Wycliffe Gordon and the Billy Marcus Trio featuring Don Mopsick and Stephen Bucholtz
JCM - $30. Non Member - $40
Riverview Performing Arts Center

March 12 - 7:30pm, The Jazz All Stars, Dick Hyman, Russell Malone, Howard Alden, John Lamb and SPECIAL SURPRISE GUEST. Due to health issue, Bucky Pizzarelli will not be available to perform.
JCM-$35-Non Member -$45
Riverview Performing Arts Center

All Evening Concerts are held at Riverview High School Performing Arts Center located at: 2452 Proctor Rd. (off Proctor Rd between S Tamiami Trail & Swift Rd).




FREE Advanced Real Estate Seminar by William True, licensed real estate instructor and broker of True Real Estate. Call or register online before it’s sold out!

FREE Advanced Real Estate Seminar





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