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10 Things to Do to Kick Off 2018 in the Greater Southwest Florida Area

Jan 05, 2018 04:50PM ● Published by Kevin

Southwest Florida has plenty of exciting things going on, but it can be tough finding out about them. We've compiled 10 things that are happening throughout January 2018, that could be fun to do.

Manatee County Fair - start Jan 11 2018 1200AM

Manatee County Fair - Jan 11-21, 2018

The fair is a showcase for the best of Manatee County. This year's fair features exciting exhibits and vendors, livestock shows and auctions, competitions, a thrill-packed midway, a varie... Read More » 

 

Festival of Birds at Rookery Bay - start Jan 12 2018 0800AM

Festival of Birds at Rookery Bay - Jan 12-14, 2018, 8 AM

Join Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve for the Festival of Birds. Formerly known as the Southwest Florida Nature Festival, this event invites guests to explore the local env... Read More » 

 

Ringling Bridge Run - start Jan 13 2018 0730AM

Ringling Bridge Run - Jan 13, 2018, 7:30 AM

The 15th Annual Sarasota YMCA Ringling Bridge Run presented by CenterState Bank is Sarasota’s premiere 4 mile road race including a 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk. All proceeds benefit the Sarasota ... Read More » 

 

The St Armands Circle Ring of Fame Annual Induction Ceremony - start Jan 13 2018 0100PM

The St Armands Circle Ring of Fame Annual Induction Ceremony - Jan 13, 2018, 1 PM

With great pride, the Circus Ring of Fame Foundation, Inc., has revealed the Class of 2018 to be inducted into the famous St. Armands Circle Ring of Fame. Always considered a highlight of... Read More » 

 

Art Garfunkel - start Jan 14 2018 0700PM

Art Garfunkel - Jan 14, 2018, 7 PM

The celebrated tunesmith Art Garfunkel makes his first appearance in Hayes Hall in this special concert. Hear his classic charttoppers made with former partner, Paul Simon, including Mrs.... Read More » 

 

26th Annual Fine Arts and Crafts Festival  - start Jan 19 2018 1200AM

26th Annual Fine Arts and Crafts Festival - Jan 19-21, 2018

The Venice-Nokomis Rotary's 26th Annual Fine Art & Craft Festival & Rotary Concert Bandana Bash features talented artists and craftspeople and music. Click here for more. Friday n... Read More » 

 

Northside Hollow - start Jan 26 2018 0800PM

Northside Hollow - Jan 26-Mar 10, 2018, 8 PM

Trapped underground after a deadly collapse, a coal miner finds his salvation in the arrival of a young and inexperienced first responder. While they wait for additional rescue assistance... Read More » 

 

Moving Identities - start Jan 26 2018 0730PM

Moving Identities - Jan 26-29, 2018, 7:30 PM; Jan 27, 2018, 2 PM

Commencing The Sarasota Ballet’s 2018 Winter Season is Program 4, Moving Identities. The program features Paul Taylor’s Airs, a beautiful and flowing piece, choreographed to the baroque m... Read More » 

 

Dan Miller  Lew Del Gatto All-Stars - start Jan 28 2018 0315PM

Dan Miller & Lew Del Gatto All-Stars - Jan 28, 2018, 3:15 PM

Dan Miller and Lew Del Gatto are joined by an All-Star group of friends for a special afternoon of swinging jazz. Their guests include musicians from the Naples Philharmonic and more. ... Read More » 

 

Winter Concert Series The Turnstiles A Tribute to Billy Joel - start Jan 29 2018 0700PM

Winter Concert Series: The Turnstiles: A Tribute to Billy Joel - Jan 29, 2018, 7 PM

This year’s Winter Concert Series is going to be better than ever! Paul Todd and Paul Todd, Jr. kicks off the series with the sounds of the holiday season in December with a free conc... Read More » 

 


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