There's lots to do this weekend in the Sarasota area! These wonderful weekend events will be an entertaining and relaxing reprieve from your work week. If you have an interest in cars and beer, you’ll especially enjoy all the events in your area. If you're not particularly into those things, check out some of the other events happening in and around Sarasota this weekend.

Cooking for Wishes 2019

The Make-A-Wish Southern Florida will be hosting a luncheon at Michael's On East in Sarasota to benefit children and families struggling to endure life with difficult diseases. From 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, February 21, guests can enjoy an exquisite four-course meal. Come prepared to support this foundation by participating in the live auction.

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ABCs of Florida Fruit Trees

Visit Sarasota's Colonial Oaks Park in Room A on February 21 at 10 a.m. to listen to an educational instruction on how to grow fruit trees in Florida. If you’ve ever wondered how much was required to grow a sapling into a beautiful tree that bears delicious fruit, make sure you come to this event. Register to reserve your spot, and wear comfortable clothes to enhance your learning experience.

Bradenton Motorsports Park Drag Racing Experience

Have you always wanted to get behind the wheel of a dragster? Does driving fast give you a thrill? Check out Bradenton Motorsports Park on Friday, February 22 anytime from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the experience of a lifetime this weekend. Have a ride-along with a professional driver, drive your own car, or race a friend on a track. It’s your chance to live out a dream! Make sure to book your experience in advance.

Beer Garden Bazaar

A free event is happening at Motorworks Brewing in Bradenton on February 22 from 6-10 p.m., and it’s family and pet-friendly! Join other locals in the beer garden to walk among vendor booths selling original handmade products, and take something home to make your house unique. Live music, food and drink vendors, and artistry will make this night a perfect night of casual hangout and shopping.

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You’ll have an amazing opportunity to support children in Manatee County at Beertopia. The event takes place this weekend on Saturday, February 23 from 6-9 p.m.! Local restaurants will bring delicious cuisine to Gold Coast Eagle Distributing in Sarasota to heighten the samplings of beer. Craft beers, wine, and local brews will be available for all attendees.

Exotic Car Fest

Head out to Lakewood Ranch Main Street this weekend on February 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to celebrate the Exotic Car Fest. See custom cars, foreign cars, and rare machines that will have you fantasizing about being behind the wheel.

Pirate Baseball Opening Day

In celebration of the opening day for Pirate baseball, Darwin Brewing Company in Bradenton will serve a specialized menu on Sunday, February 24 from 12-7 p.m. With German food and a wide array of local, craft, and rare brews, this weekend will not disappoint your appetite.

Though beer and cars are definitely the focus of the weekend in the Sarasota area, there are also events that feature other hobbies and interests. Attend any of these events, and you can be sure to have a fun-filled weekend.

Find more events in Sarasota by registering on 941area, your free guide to the Sarasota area.


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