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The Venice Seafood & Music Festival, Big Top's Anniversary Bash and More Local Dining Events

Plus plenty of Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo fun.

By Jasmine Respess May 3, 2017

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Two Senoritas Cinco de Mayo Celebration

May 5

Head to downtown Sarasota for Two Senoritas' annual Cinco de Mayo celebrations. Specials include $3.99 Coronas and margaritas all day long, starting at 11 a.m., and beginning at 8 p.m. there will also be ballroom and flamenco dancers, a live DJ and more. 

Walt's Cinco de Mayo Celebration

May 5

Enjoy a seafood-forward Cinco de Mayo at Walt's Fish Market, where there'll be live music, Mexican food, margarita specials, Corona specials and more. 

First Friday at Retrobaked

Head to Village of the Arts for the monthly Art Walk and while you're there, pick up vegan, gluten-free cupcakes, cookies and more from Retrobaked and vegan comfort food from Ray's Vegan Soul. The fun starts at 6 p.m.

A La Mode Macaron Pop-Up

May 6

Four words: ice cream sandwich macarons. The A La Mode Macaron cart will be at Perq Coffee Bar this Saturday at noon with three new flavors of her cult favorite ice cream sandwiches: chocolate brownie, Lucky Charms and Neapolitan. Pro tip: Get there early; these addictive treats sell out fast.

Big Top Brewing Company's 3-Year Anniversary 

May 6

Celebrate Big Top's third anniversary at the brewery with live music, a performance by the Sailor Circus, carnival games, food trucks and eight limited-release new draughts.

Pickin' Picnic

May 6

Regional bands, food trucks and local craft beers come together to form this annual family-friendly celebration. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and pets (on a leash) to the Bradenton Riverwalk, which overlooks the Manatee River. Admission is free.

Jack Dusty Derby Day

May 6

Get your julep on at Jack Dusty this Saturday for the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby. Creative hats and sundresses and bowties and blazers are encouraged; the fun starts at 6:46 p.m. 

Venice Seafood & Music Festival

May 6-7

Sample seafood dishes from some of south Sarasota County’s finest restaurants, and enjoy live music (yes, Kettle of Fish will be performing) and the charming ambiance of downtown Venice at this inaugural street party at Centennial Park. 

Mr. Beery's Food Truck Rally

May 7

Head to Mr. Beery's from 12-6 p.m. this Sunday for the monthly Food Truck Rally, featuring craft beers and food from Mouthole BBQ, Busted Chef, Create Bakery & Gifts, Canopy Road Market and more. There will also be kombucha, soda and water; pets on a leash are welcome, too.

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Walt's Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Tamiami Trail

Cinco de Mayo at Walt's

Food & Drink

Big Top Brewing Company Three Year Anniversary

Free Big Top Brewing Company

Anniversary Beer Festival

Food & Drink

Venice Seafood & Music Festival

Centennial Park

An inaugural event at Centennial Park in downtown Venice.