Merry and Bright

Selby Gardens' Lights in Bloom Returns Dec. 10

Immerse yourself in the holiday spirit at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens' Lights in Bloom.

12/08/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Holiday Home

Easy Holiday Decor Tips From the Pros

Deck the halls with decor tips from two local interior designers who know how to ring in the season.

12/07/2022 By Kim Doleatto

priceless

This Year, Give The Gift of Experiences or Helpful Services

Ditch the holiday wrapping paper for memory-making activities they'll love.

12/06/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Deck the Palms

All the Best Holiday Events Happening in Sarasota This Year

From twinkly palm trees to boat parades, Southwest Florida shines during the holidays.

12/06/2022 By Laura Paquette

Health News

How Worried Should We Be About RSV?

We spoke with an infectious disease doctor from Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital to learn more.

11/10/2022 By Isaac Eger

You Bread My Mind

What is the Best Thanksgiving Side Dish, and Why Is it Stuffing?

Eat & Drink editor Lauren Jackson shares her beloved stuffing recipe.

11/09/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Pass The Crabs

This Thanksgiving, Swap the Turkey for Stone Crabs

Crack open a new tradition.

11/08/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Better Not Pout

The Ultimate Holiday Survival Guide

Because we can't choose our families or do a home exchange in the romantic English countryside.

11/04/2022 By Laura Paquette

Gobble Gobble

Where to Order Thanksgiving Takeout When You Just Can't Cook Another Thing

Leave the cooking to the pros this year.

11/02/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Feast Mode

These Restaurants Are Serving Up Thanksgiving Dinner So You Don't Have To

Leave the dishes for the amateurs and head out to one of Sarasota's favorite spots to enjoy your Turkey Day. Don't hesitate to make reservations because these spots will fill up fast.

11/01/2022 By Lauren Jackson

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