Activities & Things To Do

Visit Mote Marine Aquarium!

Mote Marine Laboratory is a non-profit marine science facility dedicated to wildlife preservation, research, and education. The aquarium is open to the public and displays over 100 marine species. Visitors can see manatees, sharks, dolphins,... Read more

Coquina Gulfside Park- come spend the day!

  Located at the southern end of Anna Maria Island, Coquina Gulfside Park boasts 22 acres of white sand beaches, beautiful blue waters, and is host to many amenities. An abundance of Australian pines provides... Read more

Myakka River State Park

13208 State Road 72     Sarasota, FL  34241   (941) 361-6511 Myakka River State Park is located 9 miles east of I-75 in Sarasota. It is one of the oldest and largest state parks in Florida. The Myakka... Read more

Bishop Planetarium & Manatee Aquarium

Digital Full Dome Planetarium Theater

South Florida Museum-Bishop Planetarium & Parker Manatee Aquarium The Bishop Planetarium is the region’s premier astronomy education facility, as well as a multimedia theater for films, lectures, live music and digital art performances. The Planetarium... Read more


Looking for things to do on a rainy day? How about our local Museums?

Anna Maria Island Historical Complex: 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria Admission is free. Information: 778-0492 or www.amihs.org. Family Heritage House: 60th Avenue and 26th Street West, Bradenton Information: 752-5319 or www.family heritagehouse.com. South Florida Museum:... Read more

First Responders Challenge Set For November 16, 2013

Emergency!    Quick…Dial 911! When firefighters, police officers or EMTs arrive and take control you aren’t thinking about how they acquired their skills, stay strong and agile with minds completely focused. You just want their help.... Read more

The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Set along Sarasota’s beautiful bayfront, the landmark Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall has been entertaining audiences with a variety of music, dance, theater and comedy for more than 42 years. Built in 1968 with funds... Read more

Sarasota Medieval Fair

Welcome To The Sarasota Medieval Fair! King Edward III welcomes one and all to three weekends of exciting tournaments, scrumptious feasts, & pure family fun at this year’s Sarasota Medieval Fair! Join us at the... Read more

Sarasota Opera House

Based in Florida’s beautiful Gulf Coast, Sarasota Opera is in now in its 55th season. In 1960 the group, then called Asolo Opera Guild was formed to present the touring Turnau Opera in chamber-sized productions in... Read more