Oktoberfest season is the perfect time to enjoy all things beer. Celebrate Oktoberfest 2018 in Bradenton & Sarasota through a variety of festivals, events, craft beer specials and more!

Things to Do for Oktoberfest in Bradenton & Sarasota 2018

A Taste Of Sarasota 2018

A Taste Of Sarasota 2018

on Wednesday, 3 Oct, 5:00 PM
at 600 N Beneva Rd
600 N Beneva Rd, Sarasota, FL 34232

Come Join Us for the 26th Annual “A Taste Of Sarasota” 15 Terrific Local Restaurants will be serving up Great “Tastes”

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Dabbert Gallery presents Season of Color

Dabbert Gallery presents Season of Color

on Friday, 5 Oct, 6:00 PM
at Dabbert Gallery
46 S Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236

The Dabbert Gallery is proud to present an exhibition of eight of our premier Gallery artists as they explore the power of color as a compelling emotional force.

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Oktoberfest at Edelweiss

Oktoberfest at Edelweiss

on Wednesday, 10 Oct, 4:00 PM
at The Edelweiss Restaurant Bradenton FL
611 Manatee Ave E, Bradenton, FL 34208

Grab your German get up and come eat, drink, dance and "schunkel" with us at our 6th annual OKTOBERFEST Huge Beer Tent Live German Entertainment Contests Raffles Vendors Traditional Food and lots of Oktoberfest Beer!

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Scream-A-Geddon Horror Park

Scream-A-Geddon Horror Park

on Saturday, 20 Oct, 12:00 AM
at Scream-A-Geddon: Florida's Premier Horror Park
27839 Saint Joe Rd, Dade City, FL 33525

SCREAM-A-GEDDON is Florida's Premier Horror Park featuring several terrifying haunted house attractions.

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Riverwalk Fall Festival

Riverwalk Fall Festival

on Saturday, 22 Sep, 12:00 PM
at Esplanade Park
400 Southwest 2nd Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33004

Join Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale at Esplanade Park as we say goodbye to the summer and welcome fall fun at the 4th Annual Riverwalk Fall Festival. S

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Autumn Harvest All Faiths Food Bank Inaugural Event

Autumn Harvest All Faiths Food Bank Inaugural Event

on Friday, 28 Sep, 10:00 AM
at All Faiths Food Bank Warehouse
Blaikie Court, Sarasota, FL 34240

This year we are proud to introduce our new campaign, Autumn Harvest to help achieve our mission of providing more fresh produce to our next-door neighbors in need.

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4th Annual Oktoberfest

4th Annual Oktoberfest

on Saturday, 29 Sep, 11:00 AM
at Mandeville Beer Garden
428 N Lemon Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236

Get your ladies together at Boca on Thursday nights. From 5 p.m. to close, they offer $3 wine and champagne, $5 flatbreads, $5 fried green tomatoes and $5 select specialty drinks. Beer line up available soon!

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Braden River Bluegrass Festival

Braden River Bluegrass Festival

on Saturday, 29 Sep, 11:30 AM
at Linger Lodge Restaurant & RV Campground
7205 85th Street Ct E, Bradenton, FL 34202

Linger along the lazy Braden River and listen to the music of local Bluegrass bands. Browse through 30+ vendors as you feast on our House Smoked Pulled Pork Sandwich Plates available at the Beer Truck for $10.

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3rd Annual Caribbean Jerk and Cultural Festival

3rd Annual Caribbean Jerk and Cultural Festival

on Saturday, 29 Sep, 12:00 PM
at Laishley Park
Punta Gorda, FL 33950

3rd Annual Caribbean Jerk and Cultural Festival – Saturday, September 29th, Laishley Park in Punta Gorda, FL from Noon -8 pm. Kids under 12 are FREE!Featuring the region’s top live Caribbean performers, a wide variety of authentic Caribbean cuisine and fu

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Oktoberfest at Calusa Brewing

Oktoberfest at Calusa Brewing

on Saturday, 29 Sep, 12:00 PM
at Calusa Brewing
5701 Derek Ave, Sarasota, FL 34233

Give a warm welcome to our old friends from Los Angeles - Highland Park Brewery! These guys will be pouring some highly rated funk. Stay tuned for more details!

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S'Mac Down Mac N' Cheese Cookoff

S'Mac Down Mac N' Cheese Cookoff

on Saturday, 29 Sep, 1:00 PM
at JDub's Brewing Company & Tap Room
1215 Mango Ave, Sarasota, FL 34237

Fill their plates and hearts with a bowl of what they desire most, mac & cheese. Your dinner with cheesy deliciousness, thanks to these tasty twists! If you love mac and cheese, especially paired with award-winning beer, don’t miss this events!

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Sarasota FFA Cowboy Hoedown

Sarasota FFA Cowboy Hoedown

on Saturday, 29 Sep, 6:00 PM
at White Buffalo Saloon
5377 McIntosh Rd, Sarasota, FL 34233

Come out and support your local FFA Chapter and enjoy food, drinks, and dancing!

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Century 21All Aces Realty Food Drive

Century 21All Aces Realty Food Drive

on Monday, 1 Oct, 9:00 AM
at CENTURY 21 All Aces Realty
2824 Manatee Avenue East, Bradenton, FL 34208

Century 21 All Aces Realty is hosting a Food Drive to support The Food Bank of Manatee

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Taste of UTC

Taste of UTC

on Monday, 1 Oct, 11:00 AM
at The Mall at University Town Center
140 University Town Center Dr, Sarasota, FL 34243

Taste of UTC is back! Savor delights from your favorite Mall at UTC eateries between October 1 - 31. At a Taste of UTC, you’ll get specially priced three-course lunch and dinner menus. Enjoy!

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Set The Bar

Set The Bar

on Thursday, 4 Oct, 5:30 PM
at Aloft Hotels
1401 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236

Set the Bar is back for another round, this year featuring the finest whiskey cocktails on the Suncoast! Join the Sarasota-Manatee Originals for the 2nd Annual Set the Bar Cocktail Competition featuring 10 local bartenders from Original member restaurants

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Marina Jack's 50th Anniversary celebrated with Hall Winery

Marina Jack's 50th Anniversary celebrated with Hall Winery

on Thursday, 4 Oct, 6:30 PM
at Marina Jack
2 Marina Plz, Sarasota, FL 34236

Come celebrate 50 years of Marina Jack with Hall Winery! Seating is limited, so reserve your spot today! Have try these craft beer tasting, cigars, and live music!

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Forest to Finish Designs Grand Opening

Forest to Finish Designs Grand Opening

on Friday, 5 Oct, 6:00 PM
at Forest to Finish Designs
1218 12th Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205

Forest to Finish Designs invites the public to attend their Grand Opening Celebration on Friday, October 5, 2018 beginning at 6:00pm. The event will be held at the Forest to Finish Designs showroom in Bradenton's Village of the Arts.

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Matthews-Currie Ford Drive 4 UR School

Matthews-Currie Ford Drive 4 UR School

on Saturday, 6 Oct, 9:00 AM
at Laurel Nokomis School
1900 Laurel Road East, Nokomis, FL 34275

The Matthews-Currie Ford team invites you to take a spin in a new Ford as part of our Ford Drive 4 UR School Event on Saturday, October 6!

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Fruitville Grove Pumpkin Festival

Fruitville Grove Pumpkin Festival

on Saturday, 6 Oct, 10:00 AM
at Fruitville Grove Farm Market
7410 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota, FL 34240

Come join Fruitville Grove for their 30th Annual Pumpkin Festival!

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2018 Beer, Bands, and Barbeque presented by Music Compound

2018 Beer, Bands, and Barbeque presented by Music Compound

on Saturday, 6 Oct, 12:00 PM
at Music Compound
1751 Cattlemen Rd, Sarasota, FL 34232

Local craft and Domestic beers will be on tap Yummy, local restaurants will be serving up BBQ inspired dishes Top, local bands will take the stage for 45 minute sets Music Compound students will open the event and perform

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30th Annual Pumpkin Festival!

30th Annual Pumpkin Festival!

on Saturday, 6 Oct, 2:00 PM
at Farmers Market
7410 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota, FL 34240

Festival Hours: Sat-Sun 10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Store Hours All Year Round: Mon-Sat 9:00 am – 6:00 pm – Sun 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Open House Wine Tasting

Open House Wine Tasting

on Saturday, 6 Oct, 2:00 PM
at Michael's Wine Cellar
1283 S Tamiami Trail | Midtown Plaza, Sarasota, FL 34239

The Michael’s Wine Cellar team carefully selects dozens of international wines to feature at its monthly Open House Wine Tastings. These casual, walk-about tasting events have came to be known as Sarasota’s best, so please plan to join us

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The Freecoasters at The Celtic Ray in Punta Gorda

The Freecoasters at The Celtic Ray in Punta Gorda

on Saturday, 6 Oct, 9:30 PM
at The Celtic Ray Public House
145 E Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33950

We serve only high-quality imported draught beers, bottled beers, ciders, fine wines, as well as, a selection of “soft” beverages. We also have expanded with the ‘other side’ and now have a full liquor bar!

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Music around the World

Music around the World

on Sunday, 7 Oct, 12:00 PM
at Allegro Music, Dance and Etiquette Academy
241 Whitfield Ave, Sarasota, FL 34243

Music performed by our students from America, India, Russia, Thailand and Vietnam, in colorful costumes, foolowed by traditional food from their country. Admission is free. We have 2 concerts that day: 12 pm Piano Concert and 3 pm String Concert!

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PorchfesT 2018

PorchfesT 2018

on Sunday, 7 Oct, 2:00 PM
at Arlington Park PorchfesT SRQ
Arlington Park, Sarasota, FL 34239

A free event, Porchfest is exactly what the name implies: Some 40 local musicians of all genres from rock ‘n’ roll to bluegrass, folk and ska will be performing on 20 front porches from 3 to 8 p.m.

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Food Drive for the Month of October 2018

Food Drive for the Month of October 2018

on Tuesday, 9 Oct, 9:00 AM
at CENTURY 21 All Aces Realty
2824 Manatee Avenue East, Bradenton, FL 34208

Please drop off non-perishable donations Monday through Friday to Century 21 All Aces Realty located at 2824 Manatee Aveune E., Bradenton FL 34208 f for The Manatee Food Bank.

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Oktoberfest at Edelweiss

Oktoberfest at Edelweiss

on Wednesday, 10 Oct, 4:00 PM
at The Edelweiss Restaurant Bradenton FL
611 Manatee Ave E, Bradenton, FL 34208

Grab your German get up and come eat, drink, dance and "schunkel" with us at our 6th annual OKTOBERFEST Huge Beer Tent Live German Entertainment Contests Raffles Vendors Traditional Food and lots of Oktoberfest Beer!

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5th Annual Junior League of Sarasota Lilly Pulitzer Luncheon & Fashion Show

5th Annual Junior League of Sarasota Lilly Pulitzer Luncheon & Fashion Show

on Friday, 12 Oct, 11:00 AM
at Hyatt Regency Sarasota
1000 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota, FL 34236

Friday, October 12th, 2018  Doors Open & Cocktail Hour Begins: 11:00 A.M.

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Giving Hunger The Blues, Sarasota’s Favorite Outdoor Music Festival!

Giving Hunger The Blues, Sarasota’s Favorite Outdoor Music Festival!

on Friday, 12 Oct, 3:00 PM
at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236

In its 22nd year, Giving Hunger The Blues & Jazz On The Bay has become Sarasota’s favorite outdoor music festival.

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Celebrating 3 Years - And You! - Open House

Celebrating 3 Years - And You! - Open House

on Friday, 12 Oct, 4:00 PM
at Station 2 Innovation
912 7th Avenue East, Bradenton, FL 34208

At Station 2 Innovation we are projected to reach 8,700 entrepreneur visits served as we move toward the third anniversary of our Grand Opening in October 2018.

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Giving Hunger The Blues & Jazz On The Bay 2018

Giving Hunger The Blues & Jazz On The Bay 2018

on Friday, 12 Oct, 5:30 PM
at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
777 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 23439

What is Giving Hunger The Blues & Jazz on the Bay? In its 22nd year, Giving Hunger The Blues & Jazz On The Bay has become Sarasota’s favorite outdoor music festival.

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2018 Sarasota-Bradenton Triathlon Festival

2018 Sarasota-Bradenton Triathlon Festival

on Saturday, 13 Oct, 3:00 AM
at Nathan Benderson Park
5851 Nathan Benderson Cir, Sarasota, FL 34235

2018 Sarasota-Bradenton Triathlon Festival is good Festive. Tickets are available at Nathan Benderson Park for an affordable price!

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I Walk For Pam 5K & Festival

I Walk For Pam 5K & Festival

on Saturday, 13 Oct, 8:00 AM
at The Villages Polo Field
703 N Buena Vista Blvd., The Villages, Fl 32162

5K/ International Festival Featuring 100+ Remote Control Planes.

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Pumpkin Festival

Pumpkin Festival

on Saturday, 13 Oct, 9:00 AM
at Hunsader Farms
5500 COUNTY ROAD 675, Bradenton, FL 34211

Best Pumpkin Festival in Bradenton!!

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Neptune's Seaside Bash - Manatee Children's Services

Neptune's Seaside Bash - Manatee Children's Services

on Saturday, 13 Oct, 6:30 PM
at Seafood Shack
4110 127th St W, Cortez, FL

Save the date! Date: October 13th, 2018 6:30pm Please contact Amaila Flores for Sponsorship Opportunties, 941-345-1200 x140 email amaliaf@mcsfl.com

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27th Annual Hunsader Farms Pumpkin Festival

27th Annual Hunsader Farms Pumpkin Festival

on Sunday, 14 Oct, 9:00 AM
at Hunsader Farms
5500 COUNTY ROAD 675, Bradenton, FL 34211

Craft Show • Live Music • 14 Live Shows • Pumpkins • Charity Pumpkin Games • Pioneer Trades Village • Hayrides • Pony Rides • Chainsaw Sculptor • Corn Maze $2 • Scarecrow Displays • Homemade Ice Cream

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Food Drive at Century 21 All Aces Realty

Food Drive at Century 21 All Aces Realty

on Monday, 15 Oct, 9:00 AM
at CENTURY 21 All Aces Realty
2824 Manatee Avenue East, Bradenton, FL 34208

This Food Drive for the month of October is to help feed the hungry in our local community.

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Lagunitas Brewing Beer Pairing Dinner at Mattisons Riverwalk

Lagunitas Brewing Beer Pairing Dinner at Mattisons Riverwalk

on Wednesday, 17 Oct, 6:30 PM
at Mattison's City Grille - Bradenton Riverwalk
101 Riverfront Blvd Ste 120, Bradenton, FL 34205

Enjoy a 5-course meal while learning about Lagunitas beer and the best meals to pair them with and raising money to support The Friends of Manatee County Animal Services.

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Dead Prez 941

Dead Prez 941

on Friday, 19 Oct, 8:00 PM
at Old School Bar & Grill
1991 Main Street, Sarasota, FL 34236

Old School Bar & Grill Sarasota,FL, Beach Lion, & Strange Media Productions Present dead prez 

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Kenny G

Kenny G

on Friday, 19 Oct, 8:00 PM
at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236

Kenneth Bruce Gorelick, better known by his stage name Kenny G, is an American saxophonist. He is coming to Sarasota to perform his best performance. He will give all his best to entertain you all. Drinks and foods and ready! BE THERE!

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Granger Smith

Granger Smith

on Friday, 19 Oct, 9:30 PM
at White Buffalo Saloon
5377 McIntosh Rd, Sarasota, FL 34233

Sarasota’s Newest and Hottest Country Dance Venue!!! The White Buffalo Saloon encompasses over 100 ft. of bar top and our back bar features “All American” brands.

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Hunsader Farms Pumpkin Festival

Hunsader Farms Pumpkin Festival

on Saturday, 20 Oct, 9:00 AM
at Hunsader Farms
5500 COUNTY ROAD 675, Bradenton, FL 34211

The granddaddy of all area fall festivals, this 27th annual event features hayrides, pumpkin games, scarecrow displays, a petting zoo and children’s train rides, craft vendors, homemade ice cream and so much more.

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The Annual Sun Fiesta - Venice, Florida

The Annual Sun Fiesta - Venice, Florida

on Saturday, 20 Oct, 9:00 AM
at Centennial Park, Venice, FL
200 Tampa Ave W, Venice, FL 34285

One of the most popular festivals of the fall season that is not an Oktoberfest.

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Fruitville Grove Pumpkin Fest

Fruitville Grove Pumpkin Fest

on Saturday, 20 Oct, 10:00 AM
at Fruitville Grove Farm Market
7410 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota, FL 34240

Fruitville Grove Pumpkin Fest

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Pumpkin Patch Express

Pumpkin Patch Express

on Saturday, 20 Oct, 10:00 AM
at Florida Rail Road Museum
12210 83rd St E, Parrish, FL 34219

All Aboard! The express trains to the Pumpkin Patch will be departing this October. Enjoy a two hour excursion including a stop at our Pumpkin Patch!

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Bay Haven School Food Forest Tour

Bay Haven School Food Forest Tour

on Saturday, 20 Oct, 12:00 PM
at Bay Haven School of Basics Plus
2901 W Tamiami Cir, Sarasota, FL 34234

Bay Haven School Food Forest Tour by Transition Sarasota

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Big Mama's Collard Greens Fest

Big Mama's Collard Greens Fest

on Saturday, 20 Oct, 12:00 PM
at Robert L. Taylor Community Complex
1845 34th Street, Sarasota, FL 34234

The Newtown Farmers Market in Sarasota, in collaboration with our community partners, is excited to host the 3rd annual Big Mama's Collard Greens Fest on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 12p-6p.

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Sarasota Reggae & Rumfest

Sarasota Reggae & Rumfest

on Saturday, 20 Oct, 12:00 PM
at Sarasota Fairgrounds
3000 Ringling Boulevard, Sarasota, FL 34237

Help us celebrate International Rum Day in beautiful Sarasota,

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BayFest on Anna Maria Island

BayFest on Anna Maria Island

on Saturday, 20 Oct, 2:00 PM
at all of Pine Ave
Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, FL 34216

BayFest is the longest running festival on Anna Maria Island. BayFest includes one of a kind arts & crafts vendors, delicious eats by a variety of food vendors and live music by well-known local bands from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, October 20, 2018!

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FLORIDA JAM 2018 with DICKEY BETTS

FLORIDA JAM 2018 with DICKEY BETTS

on Saturday, 20 Oct, 4:00 PM
at Sunset Cove Amphitheater
20405 Amphitheater Circle, Boca Raton, FL 33498

FLORIDA JAM 2018: October 20, 2018  TICKETS ARE GENERAL ADMISSION.  NO RESERVED SEATING. CHILDREN UNDER TEN ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT ARE FREE ADMISSION. THERE IS AN ADDITIONAL PARKING FEE. NO RE-ENTRY.  Gates open Approx 4:00 PM on October 20, 2018

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JDub's Food Truck Rally

JDub's Food Truck Rally

on Saturday, 20 Oct, 5:00 PM
at JDub's Brewing Company
1215 Mango Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34237

JDub’s Brewing is hosting a food truck rally! Come out and enjoy local beer & food from people striving to add to Sarasota’s culture and community awareness.

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2018 CANDance

2018 CANDance

on Saturday, 20 Oct, 6:00 PM
at Art Ovation Hotel
1255 North Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236

We are pleased to announce CANDance: Dancing with Our Stars will be celebrating its 19th glorious year on October 20, 2018 at Art Ovation Hotel where we have lined up a brilliant cast of locals who will entertain you with a fun-filled dances.

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InStride Community BBQ

InStride Community BBQ

on Sunday, 21 Oct, 12:30 PM
at InStride Therapy, Inc.
1629 Ranch Road, Nokomis, FL 34275

ALL WELCOME! Join us for music, games (provided by 15 local non-profits), pumpkin painting, bounce houses, corn hole, face painting, mini horses, horse demonstrations, fun raffles, prizes, beverages, beer, & fabulous BBQ feast!

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Howl-O-Ween benefitting Satchel’s Last Resort

Howl-O-Ween benefitting Satchel’s Last Resort

on Sunday, 21 Oct, 4:00 PM
at Village Cafe on Siesta Key
5133 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34242

Please join us as we celebrate “Howl-O-ween” on October 21st; Our 4th annual fundraiser for Satchel's Last Resort Animal Shelter & Sanctuary, in Sarasota, FL.

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Food Drive held at Century 21 All Aces Realty

Food Drive held at Century 21 All Aces Realty

on Monday, 22 Oct, 9:00 AM
at CENTURY 21 All Aces Realty
2824 Manatee Avenue East, Bradenton, FL 34208

This food drive is for the month of October! No one should go hungry!

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Bradenton & Sarasota Guide

Oktoberfest Bradenton & Sarasota Florida 2018 is celebrated through family activities and Oktoberfest weekend events. Oktoberfest is about celebrating all things beer! There are many things to do for Oktoberfest in Bradenton & Sarasota Florida. Check out the events directory to find out whats going on in Bradenton & Sarasota for the fall beer season.

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