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A Crawfish Festival, BBQ Class and More

All of this week's best events for Sarasota foodies.

By Riley Board April 5, 2017

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Yoga in the Beer Garden 

April 5 

Enjoy delicious local craft beer while you get your Yoga on. Join Yogi Meg at the JDub's Brewing Company beer garden at 6:30 PM, and follow up with craft beer at 10 percent off, or 221BC Kombucha for those who are under 21.  

BBQ 101 Class with Chad Ward

April 5 and 6

This half-day class in Lakeland with award winning Traeger Pit Master Chad Ward offers the chance for a casual barbecue fan to become an expert. Spend 3-4 hours learning from professionals, enjoy samples, and leave with recipes and ideas about the four barbecue meats covered in the class: chicken thighs, St. Louis-style ribs, pork butt, and brisket.  

Florida Winefest & Auction 

April 6-9 

Four days of tastings, luncheons, panels, brunches, dinners auctions and more, all about wine. Drink wine on the water on the grounds of the Van Wezel or enjoy a replica of the dinner that chefs Chris Covelli and Paul Mattison once served at the James Beard House in NYC (this time at Mattison's Forty-One). 

First Friday at Retrobaked

April 7

Vegan, gluten-free treats from Retrobaked and Ray's Vegan Soul, plus a mini Lula Roe boutique and Village of the Arts' monthly Art Walk featuring live entertainment and more.

6th Annual Cajun Crawfish Festival

April 8 

Celebrate the sixth year of the Crawfish Festival with delicious Cajun food, music and other fun activities. The festival is hosted by St. Martha Catholic School, and in years past the event has included crawfish races and inflatable obstacle courses. Fun for the whole family! 

Beach'N Food Truck Festival

April 9 

The best food trucks in the area will complement hours of live music, a car show, arts and crafts booths and more at the inaugural Beach'N Food Truck Festival. Six bands and 12 food trucks, with cuisine ranging from pizza to barbecue, chicken to burgers, will spend the day on Coquina Beach. 

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