Springtime is a magical time of year up and down the Florida Gulf Coast. There’s so much to see and do throughout Sarasota, Bradenton, and Tampa Bay this spring, your friends here at your hometown Sarasota Toyota dealer, Germain Toyota of Sarasota, want to help by providing this handy calendar of spring events. Everything from festivals and art shows, to live entertainment, family-friendly activities, and exciting sporting events are on tap, promising to make this year’s spring a most memorable one for you and your entire family. So let’s get started!
- Beach Bistro St. Patrick’s Day Parade, March 15
Floats, dancers, bands and more make this special family-friendly event a fun way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. The parade starts from Holmes Beach City Hall at 4 p.m. and ends at 78th & Palm.
- Bradenton St. Patrick’s Day “Main Street Live,” March 17
Old Historic Main Street in Bradenton hosts a fun-filled St. Patrick’s Day event with live music, food, and arts & crafts from 5 p.m. – 12 a.m.
- 26th Annual Florida Wine Fest & Auction, March 17 – 20
This gala affair at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Sarasota Bay features wine tastings, delicious food, live music, and a special auction. Visit FloridaWineFest.org for more details.
- 46th Annual Gasparilla Festival Of The Arts, March 5 & 6 / Gasparilla Music Festival March 12 & 13
The Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park is transformed into a massive festival of arts and creativity with live entertainment, food, special activities for kids, and so much more. The following weekend, the Gasparilla Music Festival gets underway with a varied lineup of exciting live musical entertainment, plus cuisine from some of Tampa’s top restaurants.
- Harbour Island Art Walk, March 20
Take a stroll along “Tampa’s Waterfront” and enjoy an array of live music, unique handcrafted items, delicious food & drink, and so much more.
- 80th Annual Sarasota County Fair March 18-27
Get ready for a rollicking, old-fashioned good time at the Sarasota County Fairgrounds with tons of exhibits, rides, and lots of exciting activities for the entire family.
- 2016 Tampa Bay AirFest Air Show at McDill AFB
Thrill to the spectacular and the world-renowned US. Air Force Thunderbirds along with your chance to get up close to a variety of military aircraft. It’s one of Tampa’s most popular events so be sure to get there early.
- Ranch Jam, March 20 – 22
Head out to the Ranch Jam Festival Grounds across from Hundsader’s Pumpkin Farm for three days of incredible live entertainment from some of the best-known music acts, including The Guess Who and other special guest stars.
- EGGstravaganza Easter-Egg Hunt At Lakewood Ranch, March 26
The Greensbrook Adventure Park will be hopping with all sorts of Easter excitement for the entire family. Enjoy pictures with the Easter Bunny, games, and activities, and much more.
- Twin Lakes Park 20th Annual Big Truck Day & Egg Hunt, March 26
The kids will love all of the “big trucks” on display including fire trucks and dump trucks, plus two Easter egg hunts.
- 7th Annual Downtown Sarasota Spring Fest Arts & Crafts Show, March 26 -27
Five Points Park is where you’ll find a festive display of arts & crafts from a variety of artists and vendors.
- Sarasota Film Festival, April 1-10
Experience all the star-studded excitement of a Hollywood premiere as Sarasota welcomes some of the movie’s greatest names to what is one of the community’s biggest events of the year. There’ll be movie screenings, celebrities, and gala parties galore. For more details, visit www.sarastotafilmfestival.com.
- Sarasota Open Tennis Championship Tournament, April 9 -17
This $100,000 USTA Men’s Pro Circuit-sanctioned event at the Lakewood Ranch Athletic & Tennis Center brings out some of the top names in professional tennis. The event benefits the Joey Gratton Foundation.
- 14th Annual Downtown Sarasota Arts & Crafts Festival, April 16 & 17
Head down to Main Street and discover a world of beautiful handmade items, including jewelry and pottery, and more.
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You’ll be hopping for joy when you discover all the money you’ll save with our many special offers, dealer discounts, and Toyota lease deals. You’ll save even more when you choose from our large selection of Toyota Certified Pre-Owned vehicles. We also have an excellent assortment of value-priced used cars for under $15,000 in Sarasota to choose from. Stop by our new, state-of-the-art Toyota dealership near Bradenton today at 7435 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota FL 34231. Or call us at 855-826-1499.