Things To Do

What to Do in Sarasota: July 16-22

Outdoor Yoga at The Ringling, a national exhibit opens at Art Center Sarasota and more.

07/16/2020 By Ilene Denton

Weekly planner

The Best Dining Events in Sarasota This Week

On the menu: Spice Boys in the Rosemary District, Fruitville Grove's strawberry festival, Parrish Heritage Day, a bestie brunch at Mote and a beer podcast at Calusa.

03/04/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Just For Kids

Discover Sarasota Launches Magical Children's Tour

The Rainbows & Unicorns tour will show kids of all ages Sarasota's most whimsical destinations.

02/06/2020 By Allison Forsyth

A whole new world

The Bishop's New 'Backyard Universe' Opens Oct. 1

The new space is intended to offer a fun, hands-on experience that encourages children to interact with science.

09/26/2019 By Shelby Schwartz

Environment

Historian's Talk Will Raise Money for Maritime Museum

Historian Jack E. Davis, recently featured in Sarasota Magazine, will speak at a fundraiser for the Florida Maritime Museum on Thursday, March 14

01/25/2019 By Staff

Honors

Manatee County Visitors Bureau Hands Out Tourism Awards

The 2018 winners include Karen Riley-Love and Patrick Moreo.

05/15/2018 By Staff

Tourism

New 'Passport' Created to Boost Cortez Businesses and Nonprofits

The Florida Maritime Museum and nearby merchants will soon offer a "Cortez Passport" intended to encourage visitors to explore the area.

05/11/2018 By Staff

Tourism

Maritime Museum Renovates Historic Cortez General Store

The Florida Maritime Museum recently renovated Cortez's original general store to serve as a folk craft school and as storage and research space.

03/14/2018 By Staff

Weekly Planner

New Restaurant Openings, a Blues Festival, and a Michael's On East Wine Tasting

All this week has to offer for foodies and festival-goers.

01/25/2017 By Riley Board

Weekly Planner

A Walking Food and History Tour, a Holiday Scavenger Hunt, and More Local Dining Events

Including Savory Palate's Chef Series featuring Nicole Coudal.

12/07/2016 By Lana Allen

Weekly Planner

Taste of Gulf Gate, Chef Series & Wine Pairing Event, a Craft Beer Tour, and More Local Food Events

Plus, "wine down" after the election this week at Historic Spanish Point.

11/09/2016 By Lana Allen

On the Homefront

Lakewood Ranch Tour of Homes Starts Friday; Center for Architecture Lecture and Walking Tour

News and notes from the real estate, architecture and interior design industries.

10/20/2016 By Ilene Denton

Giving

Five Nonprofits Picked for Earned-Income Initiative

Five entrepreneurial nonprofits from Manatee, Sarasota and Charlotte counties were recently selected to participate in an 18-month Patterson Foundation initiative.

08/23/2016 Research by staff

Retail

Gourmet Food Store Coming to St. Armands Circle

A Savory Palate, a new gourmet olive oil and vinegar store, will open soon at 26 N. Boulevard of Presidents on St. Armands Circle.

08/15/2016 Research by staff

Family Fun Guide

Things to Do With Kids: Road Trips

A variety of fun excursions await just north of Sarasota. Here are a few of our faves.

05/02/2016 By Ilene Denton

Animal Planet

Disney's Wild Africa Trek is Fun for the Whole Family

Behind-the-scenes experiences create indelible family memories at The Happiest Place on Earth.

03/01/2016 By Ilene Denton

Article

A Road Trip Down Tamiami Trail

From Sarasota to Miami, the Tamiami Trail offers the finest stretch of funk Florida has to offer.

12/31/2014 By Tim Dorsey

Article

A Road Trip Down Tamiami Trail

From Sarasota to Miami, the Tamiami Trail offers the finest stretch of funk Florida has to offer.

12/31/2014 By Tim Dorsey