Historical Holiday

What Is Juneteenth?

Juneteenth celebrates the day that enslaved people in Texas learned they were free—two years after Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation.

06/13/2022 By Chloe Nelson

Disco and Tacos

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo With a Silent Disco

Sarasota's University Town Center is teaming up with local restaurants and Silent Vibes for the ultimate Cinco De Mayo celebration.

05/02/2022 By Chloé Cuyler

A Feast Fit For a Mother

Eight Local Restaurants to Celebrate Mother's Day

Whether they’re brunch-lovers or dinner-fanatics, treat the mothers in your life to a meal at one of these Sarasota-Manatee eateries.

04/22/2022 By Chloé Cuyler

Hoppy Easter!

Where to Have Family-Friendly Easter Fun in Sarasota-Manatee

From Venice to Parrish, celebrate Easter with egg hunts starting this weekend.

03/29/2022 By Chloé Cuyler

Holidays

Sarasota County Offices Closed in Observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

MLK Day events and festivities have been canceled by the Greater Newtown Community Redevelopment Corporation due to surge in Covid cases.

01/14/2022 By Staff

E.T. Phone Home

Our Editors' Favorite Sci-Fi Movies

January 2 is (unofficially) Science Fiction Day, in honor of sci-fi author Isaac Asimov's birthday. Here are our editors' favorite sci-fi films.

12/30/2021 By The Editors

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How to Celebrate New Year's Eve in Sarasota-Manatee

A list of holiday parties, restaurant specials and more for celebrating New Year’s Eve in Sarasota-Manatee.

12/28/2021 By Allison Forsyth

O Christmas Tree

Our Editors Share Their Favorite Holiday Memories

Christmas tree shopping, cookie decorating, "The Nutcracker" and more.

12/23/2021 By The Editors

Recipe

These Almond and Orange Blossom Crinkle Cookies Taste Like Sunshine

If you love the flavor of orange, these delicious—and simple—cookies are for you.

12/23/2021 By Megan McDonald

Making Spirits Bright

Homemade Irish Cream Is an Excellent (and Easy) Holiday Gift

Make this, then bask in the knowledge that you're the best gift-giver of the year.

12/20/2021 By Megan McDonald

Jolly Holiday

The Best Holiday Events in Sarasota-Manatee

'Tis the season to explore what Sarasota has to offer. Enjoy these holiday events, from light shows to musical performances and charity events.

12/15/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Travel

AAA: 109 Million Americans to Travel for Year-End Holidays

In Florida, more than 5.9 million people are predicted to travel between Dec. 23 and Jan. 2—35 percent higher than in 2020.

12/14/2021 By Staff

Gift Guide

The Gifts Our Editors Are Buying This Holiday Season

All of them are local, so no worries about shipping delays.

12/14/2021 By The Editors

Santa's New Sleigh

Check Out This Bradenton Company's Vintage Cars Decorated for Christmas

SeaSucker will park its cars at various locations in the coming weeks.

12/13/2021 By Staff

Let's Get Holly Jolly

Six Sarasota Bars Making Spirits Bright

Gather for merry company, bright decor and Yuletime cheer.

12/10/2021 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

It's beginning to smell a lot like Christmas

I Tried My Hand at Making Swedish Braid Bread, My Family's Favorite Holiday Treat

Enjoying this dense, cardamom-flavored bread is an annual tradition in my family. It can be in yours, too.

12/10/2021 By Allison Forsyth

The More the Berrier

Lila's Red Berry Mocktail Looks and Tastes Like the Holidays

You won't miss the alcohol in this drink, which combines kombucha, tea and rose syrup.

12/08/2021 By Dedriana Perry

Your Health Questions Answered

Is it Safe to Reheat Those Holiday Leftovers in the Microwave?

'Tis the season of feasts. With feasts come leftovers—and yep, the microwave is still the best way to reheat.

12/01/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Sponsored Content

Lights in Bloom®: An Open-air Holiday Light Show

Ring in the holidays with a scintillating display at Selby Gardens’ Downtown Sarasota campus on select nights from December 11 through January 2.

12/01/2021

A Gift That Will Last a Lifetime

Looking for an Unusual Holiday Gift? Book a Personalized Message From a Local Celeb.

Paul Reubens, Jerry Springer, Nik Wallenda and several cast members from MTV's 'Siesta Key' are using Cameo to send customized messages to fans.

12/01/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker