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Family-Oriented Programs at Sarasota County Libraries

Sarasota Public Library System offers a variety of ongoing programs for children each day including story times, LEGO Club, crafts, ...

Family-Oriented Programs at Manatee County Public Libraries

Manatee County Public Library System offers a variety of ongoing programs for children each day including story times, LEGO Club, ...

St. Vincent de Paul Walk for the Poor

Join us for the annual St. Vincent de Paul Walk for the Poor. All proceeds go to help the poor ...

  • 8:00 am - 10:00 am 
  • Location: Bradenton Riverwalk, 452 3rd Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205, USA
  • Website: tockify.com
  • Category: Races, Walks, 5Ks

Venice YMCA St. Patty's 8K Run

Every St. Patrick's Day weekend the Venice YMCA hosts this fun 8K run on the island in Venice. All runners ...

  • 8:00 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Location: Sharky's On The Pier, 1600 S. Harbor Drive Venice, FL US 34285
  • Cost: $25
  • Website: runsignup.com
  • Category: Races, Walks, 5Ks

Free Junior Golf Clinic

Evie’s Golf Center has proudly provided free junior clinics for over 10 years! Taught by our staff of PGA Professionals, ...

  • 9:00 am -  9:45 am 
  • Location: Evie's Family Golf Center: 4735 Bee Ridge Rd, Sarasota, FL 34233
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: eviesgolf.com
  • Category: Classes

Pinta and Nina Tours

The ‘Pinta’ and the ‘Nina’, replicas of Columbus’ Ships, will open in Palmetto. The ships will be docked at Regatta ...

  • 9:00 am -  6:00 pm 
  • Location: Regatta Pointe Marina 1005 Riverside Drive Palmetto, FL 34221
  • Cost: $8.50 Adults, $7.50 Seniors 65+, $6 Students ages 5-16, 4 and under Free
  • Website: thenina.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Informational

Rye Preserve Nature Tour

Take a free hike through upland habitats along Rye Branch with a Florida Master Gardener and learn about Florida native ...

Skating Lessons at Astro Skate

Every Saturday Morning 9:00am - 10:00am $8 (includes 10am - 12pm skating)

Suncoast Walkathon (Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, and Sarasota) at Nathan Benderson Park

Hello, Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, and Sarasota—ready to be a part of something BIG? Join us at Nathan Benderson Park for ...

Kung Fu Class

Come and learn Traditional Shaolin Kungfu! all skill levels welcome! no experience required!

STEM Lab and Tutoring at STEMania

Interactive STEM Lab Drop in our center for a weekly STEM creation or play with our stimulating STEM toys and activities ...

Bay Area Renaissance Festival

King Henry and Queen Katherine Parr invite one and all to their 16th Century European village featuring stages with live ...

Big Brother/Big Sister Class at Sarasota Memorial Hospital

For children who are "expecting" a new brother/sister. The children are involved in many activities including a special tour of ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Location: Waldemere Medical Plaza, 2nd Floor Classrooms, 1921 Waldemere St Sarasota, FL 34239
  • Cost: 25
  • Website: www.smh.com
  • Category: Classes

Fruitville Grove Berry Festival

The Berry Fest is a 6-day family-friendly event bringing vendors and their handicrafts, food trucks/tents, activities for children, petting zoo, ...

Leprechaun Hunt at Sarasota Children's Garden

Join us for our Leprechaun Hunt from 10am – 11am. Help us search for the lost gold in the garden, ...

Michaels Kids Club Class

Michaels Kids Club offers weekly kids classes on Saturday mornings to allow the kids to make and take crafts! Check ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Location: All Michaels Stores
  • Cost: $2-$5 Per Child
  • Website: www.michaels.com
  • Category: Classes

Padgett Ranch Family Fest

Fun for the whole family! Free Parking, Giant Bounce Pillow, Hay Ride, Barrel Train, Corn Box, Duck Race, Several Play ...

  • 10:00 am -  5:00 pm 
  • Location: 5422 NE Mcintyre St., Arcadia, FL
  • Cost: Ages 12+ $10, Ages 3-11 $8, 2 and Under Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

STREAM Saturdays at South Florida Museum

On STREAM Saturdays, you’ll find hands-on, family-friendly experiments and games, crafts and stories or themed scavenger hunts at the Museum ...

Saturday Family Storytime

Saturday Storytime for the whole family! Note: No Storytime in April.

Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex Free Try It Class

Join us at Ellenton Ice Skating rink for a free Try-It class every Saturday! The class will be on a first ...

Circus Clinic at South Florida Gymnastics

This hour long clinic will teach participants the beginnings of the circus arts. Participants will get to try a variety ...

  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Location: South Florida Gymnastics: 3241 59th Drive East, Bradenton, FL
  • Cost: $15 per class
  • Website: www.sfgymcheer.com
  • Category: Classes

Kids and Clay Class at Carla's Clay

Hand building: Saturday 11AM - Noon is the drop-in Kids and Clay class for children ages 6 and up. Kids ...

Magic School Bus Craft at Shannon Staub Library

Come along on a role-playing adventure with #STEAM, craft and game stations based on the Magic School Bus at Shannon ...

St. Patty's Day Craft at Learning Express Toys

For one day everyone is Irish. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a sweet and colorful craft! Join the fun and ...

Zoology at STEMania

Learn about the heart pumping and electrical system and medical devices to help save lives. Learn about invertebrates, where they ...

Parent and Tot Class at Kids Supergym

Parent and Tot gymnastics class. For 18-36 month olds.

  • 11:10 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Location: Kids Supergym 7337 International Place, Sarasota, FL
  • Cost: $15/class
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Classes

Annual Sarasota County Fair

83rd Annual Sarasota County Fair March 15 - 24, 2019 Admission Prices Adults - Ages 13 + : $9 Senior Citizens (55 and ...

  • 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm 
  • Location: Sarasota Fairgrounds, 3000 Ringling Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34237
  • Cost: $5 - $9. Under 5 years Free.
  • Website: www.sarasotafair.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Free Music Class for Elementary Children at Music Compound

Join Music Compound for a free, fun, and educational class Saturday, March 16th. Children will be exposed to a variety ...

  • 12:00 pm -  1:00 pm 
  • Location: Music Compound Downtown, 801 Apricot Ave, Sarasota, FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.eventbrite.com
  • Category: Classes

Lakewood Ranch High School Spring Carnival

Lakewood Ranch High School presents Spring Carnival celebrating the High School's 20th Anniversary Saturday, March 16, 2019 12PM - 6PM at ...

Manatee County Pride Festival

Prism Youth Initiative is dedicated to supporting, affirming, encouraging, and empowering the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth ages ...

  • 12:00 pm -  5:00 pm 
  • Location: Riverwalk Pavilion, 452 3rd Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205, USA
  • Cost: free
  • Website: manateepride.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Youth Empowerment Seminar

The Youth Empowerment Seminar program will empower teens with Autism through a series of six skill-building workshops that were designed ...

Kids Ninja Warrior Class

Our Kids Ninja Training Sessions are tailored specifically for ages 6-12 years old. Each week we offer 2 structured classes ...

  • 2:00 pm -  3:00 pm 
  • Location: Live Training Center 1731 12th St. E, Palmetto, FL
  • Cost: $15 Drop In
  • Website: livetrainingfl.com
  • Category: Classes

Lion King at Van Wezel

Giraffes strut. Birds swoop. Gazelles leap. The entire Serengeti comes to life as never before. And as the music soars, ...

  • 2:00 pm -  4:00 pm 
  • Location: Van Wezel, 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236
  • Cost: Visit website for ticket information
  • Website: www.vanwezel.org
  • Category: Shows & Concerts

Kids Open Gym at Live Training Center

In addition, we also have Open Gym times for kids where they can play at their own leisure. These sessions ...

  • 3:00 pm -  4:00 pm 
  • Location: Live Training Center 1731 12th St. E., Palmetto, FL
  • Cost: $10
  • Website: livetrainingfl.com
  • Category: Other

Interactive STEM Lab and Tutoring at STEMania

Interactive STEM Lab Drop in our center for a weekly STEM creation or play with our stimulating STEM toys and activities ...

Lucky Leprechaun 5K at Nathan Benderson Park

Run with the Lucky Leprechaun around the Lake at Nathan Benderson Park and enjoy the gold at the end of ...

Free Dinner and a Movie

FREE Dinner and a Movie the 3rd Saturday of every month. February’s movie is "Frozen” Don't forget to click "going" ...

Sarasota Lanes Family Fun Night

Two games of cosmic bowling, includes shoe rental.

Zoology at STEMania

Learn about the heart pumping and electrical system and medical devices to help save lives. Learn about invertebrates, where they ...

Acro Fit Gymnastics Center Kids Night Out

NO is a drop-off favorite! Every Saturday, drop your kids for 4-hours of flips & fun while you enjoy some ...

Nokomis Beach Drum Circle

Nokomis Beach Drum Circle is located in Sarasota County at the main beach area on Casey Key. Every Wednesday and ...

Parent's Night Out at Bounce Down Under

Parents should call to reserve a space but walk-ins may be available if we have space. We will have space ...

Evening Open Gym at Lakewood Ranch Gymnastics

Kids (18 months to 18 years) can explore all the gymnastics equipment and try out new skills in a safe ...

Family Night Skate at Astro Skate Family Fun Center

Astro Skate is a family. And we love families! We hope to encourage even more of you to come out ...

Sidewalk Astronomy

The event is free of charge and open to all. Since they require clear skies, all Sidewalk Astronomy events are "weather-permitting" ...

  • 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm 
  • Location: The Celery Fields, 6893 Palmer Blvd, Sarasota, FL.
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.lgdso.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Lion King at Van Wezel

Giraffes strut. Birds swoop. Gazelles leap. The entire Serengeti comes to life as never before. And as the music soars, ...

  • 7:30 pm -  9:30 pm 
  • Location: Van Wezel, 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236
  • Cost: Visit website for ticket information
  • Website: www.vanwezel.org
  • Category: Shows & Concerts

Into the Night at the Manatee Performing Arts Center

Benny was born with Down syndrome. He lives with his mother and a special friend who understands his desire for a ...