Welcoming in Sarasota’s Season


Welcoming in Sarasota’s Season

Posted by adminluy in Arts and Culture 24 Jun 2020
It’s here! October marks the beginning of our seasonal residents coming back to Sarasota and the beginning of our busy social season. As the air gets just a bit crisper and more people head to town, our calendar starts to get full of exciting events and fun festivals. Here’s what I’m looking forward to this month:
This Saturday, October 5, Nathan Benderson Park will play host to a beautiful, inspiring event like no other – the   Sarasota Water Lantern Festival. At this festival, you’ll see glowing lanterns float out onto the water with messages of love and hope written on them for all to see. This event has the distinction of being voted No. 1 by USA Today for best cultural festival. It sounds like the perfect way to enjoy a cool night with friends and family this fall.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. One event in Sarasota that’s marking the important occasion and aiming to raise awareness is the Sarasota Pirates & Rum Festival on October 5. At the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Bayfront, enjoy live music, delicious food, pirates – and of course, rum from around the world.

If you’re a crafty sort, check out the   25th Annual Downtown Sarasota Craft Festival. This event on October 5 and 6 is interesting to explore, whether you’re a crafter yourself or you’re looking for the perfect new décor item for your home. From jewelry to sculpture, this festival has it all.

One of the most talked about fundraisers in Sarasota is back! The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art’s UnGala 2019, The Evolution on October 19 promises to be one of the most glamorous and posh events this season. Guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres and drinks in the courtyard along with a buffet, full bar, desserts and late-night bites. The night will also include dancing to a live band and surprise performances. I’m sure it will be a gala to remember!
What would October be without a chance to celebrate Oktoberfest? Sarasota Oktoberfest will take place on October 18 to 20 in downtown Sarasota. The festival will offer seasonal brews, beer games and classic Oktoberfest food. There will also be traditional Oktoberfest live music to enjoy along with local rock-and-roll favorites.

Another event marking Breast Cancer Awareness Month is Making Strides Against Breast Cancer on October 19. This walk at Nathan Benderson Park will bring together survivors and their allies for a powerful event. It will also raise money for the American Cancer Society’s efforts to save lives.

With Halloween coming up, there are some fun events planned in Sarasota for families. One event that I think sounds like a great time is Spooktacular at Selby Gardens . On October 27, kids and families can take part in trick-or-treating, pumpkin decorating and some intriguing educational activities.

A Sarasota fall favorite, the Fruitville Grove Pumpkin Festival is every weekend in October leading up to Halloween. This is your chance to get that perfect pumpkin you’ve been searching for. The festival has something for everyone, young and old – hayrides, a wildflower maze, a zip line, pumpkin painting, a pie eating contest and so much more.

Fall in Sarasota is one of the most beautiful times of year. From a glamorous gala under the stars to down-home pumpkin picking, I’m looking forward to a month of enjoyable events.
Warm Regards,
MARCIA SALKINCRS, CLHMS, Broker-Associate941.376.6121MarciaSalkin@michaelsaunders.comwww.luxuryrealestateinsarasota.com 

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