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The Sarasota Concert Band honors all branches of the military at this annual outdoor concert at Phillippi Estate Park, with toe-tapping patriotic music. Food and drink for purchase, or bring your own picnic.
The seventh annual music fest is set for Memorial Day at scenic Snook Haven, right on the wild and scenic Myakka River. Bands perform all day on two stages. In the line-up: Headliners the Rusty Wright Band, Australia’s Dale Robbins Band, harmonica whiz Docta D, Sarasota Slim, Nitro Boseman and more. Gates open at 11 a.m.
The Sarasota Film Festival presents another in its series of outdoor movie screenings. This time it’s the Tom Cruise flick, Top Gun, at The Palms Golf Club. Buy your tickets in advance and save a couple of bucks; details here.
Sunset Kayak Trip at Blackburn Point
The American Littoral Society hosts a sunset kayak trip at Blackburn Point Thursday evening from 6:15 to 8:45 p.m. All kayak equipment is provided, and there’s even a short training session. Reservations are required; call guide John Sarkozy at (941) 966-7308. $25. If it's rained out, don't despair. Here’s Sarkozy's advice on five great kayak trips you can try when the weather clears.
Memorial Day Parade
“All Gave Some, Some Gave All” is the theme of Monday’s Memorial Day parade sponsored by the City of Sarasota. It kicks off at Main Street and Osprey Avenue at 10 a.m., ending with a ceremony at 11 a.m. at J.D. Hamel Park.