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    Weekend Guide To Sarasota FL | November 20th-22nd

    -Santa’s Grand Arrival Parade | Sat (6pm-7:30pm) @UTC Mall

    Join The Mall at UTC for its 4th annual Santa’s Grand Arrival Celebration! Kick off the holiday season with a magical parade where Santa will arrive in Sarasota, light the UTC Districts and end with a spectacular fireworks show! This year, guests can safely enjoy the fun activities from the comfort of their vehicles in the grass overflow parking lot located on the east side between the Mall at I-75! This festive event will feature:
    * Holiday Parade with Lighted Floats
    * Holiday Themed Characters
    * Live Music/Bands
    * Holiday Lights Show
    * Spectacular Fireworks Show
    * Giveaways
    * And so much more!
    The parade area will open at 5:00 pm and is located in the east grass overflow parking lot south of Dillard’s. Registration is required and tickets are required for entry. Registration will open on November 1st.
    The parade route takes all floats and entertainment groups directly in front of each vehicle, so guests can remain near their vehicle
    • Free Admission

     

    SunCoast Renaissance Festival | Sat (10am-6pm) & Sun (10am-6pm) @SRQ Fairgrounds

    The SunCoast Renaissance Festival includes a full cast of colorful Medieval characters with music, dancing, food, drink, treats, and four themed weekends.

    • ADMISSION RATES
    • 2-Day Weekend Adult: $40.00
    • 2-Day Weekend Child: $29.00
    • Daily Adult: $23.00
    • Daily Youth (5-11): $17.00
    • Leashed Pets: $12.00
    • Season Pass Adult: $168.00
    • Season Pass Child: $128.00
    • Senior or Military: $20.00

     

    -Holiday Markets at University Town Center | Sat (11am-7pm) & Sun (11am-7pm) @UTC Mall

    Come shop local this holiday! We’ll be in the parking lot of The Mall at University Town Center on November 21st-22nd & December 5th-6th, from 11am to 7pm (Matching mall hours). Find 50+ local crafters & businesses with unique gifts for your friends & family.
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    Find items such as holiday decor, toys, treats, clothing, accessories, art, handmade gifts & more!
    For general questions, feel free to DM Florida Penguin Productions, or call (727) 674-1464 or email
    • Free Admission

     

    Sarasota Farmers Market | Sat (7am-1pm) @Downtown SRQ

    • Free Admission

     

    -NBP Rec Days! | Sat (10am-2pm) @Nathan Benderson Park

    It’s a great way to experience NBP, family-style! Participants will have the opportunity to try stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, canoes, fishing, and more! (Wednesday NBP Rec Days! are ideal for homeschool and Florida Virtual School students!) And beginning in September, we’ll offer rides in a 15-foot sailboat (with captain)!

    • Fees are $10/person for ages 7-18,
    • FREE for their parents and siblings ages 1-6
    • $10/person for adults without children (All must complete the waiver forms — link is below).
    • Freshwater fishing licenses are required for any participants age 16 and older who desire to cast a line or a net.
    • Face coverings are required in the sailboat since social distancing can’t be enforced.

     

    -Sidewalk Star PartyFri (5pm-8pm) Sat (5pm-8pm) @Bayfront Park

    Come out to Bayfront Park in Sarasota to use our giant 8-inch telescope and observe the night sky! If you’ve ever been curious about the stars, planets, or have any other questions that itch your brain, this is the place to ask!
    Jupiter & Saturn will dazzle the evening sky every night in the second half of 2020! If you’ve never seen them before – now is the time!!
    • Free Admission

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