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A Vegan Valentine Event, Regatta Food Fest and Royal English Tea Service

Where to find the best food, treats and events in the Sarasota area this week.

By Riley Board February 1, 2017

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First Friday Sweetheart Stroll at Retrobaked 

February 3 

This vegan, gluten-free baked good event will celebrate Valentine's Day with local deserts, jams, food boutique clothing and an artwalk. Stop by to enjoy vegan cupcakes, cookies, brownies, pastries, soul food and much more. 

Music on Main Lakewood Ranch 

February 3

Visit Lakewood Ranch Main Street from 6 to 9 p.m. for R&B, rock, country and blues by the Karen and Jimmy Band, as well as food from several vendors and beer trucks. All proceeds benefit local non-profits.  

Bradenton Riverwalk Regatta

February 4 

This exciting water festival has fast boats, jet skis, and the Hernando Desoto Historical Society food festival, which will features some of the finest food options in the Bradenton area. The regatta is great for adults, kids and anyone looking to enjoy great food and outdoor fun. 

Annual Plantation Festival at Gamble Mansion and Plantation

February 6-7

This celebration at the historic state park in Ellenton will bring together arts, food and local history. The event is free, and guests will be able to tour the Gamble Mansion. 

Royal Tea Series at Powel Crosley Estate 

February 7

Sarasota-based catering company Simply Gourmet will provide a traditional Royal English Tea Service to guests for $35, in the exclusive upstairs area of the Powel Crosley Mansion, which overlooks the bay. 

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