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February Fun: Sarasota and Charlotte County Events to Brighten Your Month

February is a month filled with exciting events and festivities in Sarasota and Charlotte County. From traditional fairs to cultural celebrations and outdoor activities, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Let’s take a look at the diverse array of events happening throughout the month.

Charlotte County Fair (February 1 – 4, 2024)
Kick off the month with the 35th Annual Charlotte County Fair at 2333 El Jobean Rd, Port Charlotte, FL. Experience the charm of a classic fair, complete with live entertainment, family fun, and, of course, delicious fair food. It’s a perfect outing for families and those seeking a nostalgic trip down memory lane.

Ringling by the Bay (February 5, 2024)
Join the lively Ringling by the Bay event at the Ringling Museum Grounds, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL, featuring an evening of live music and dancing. Enjoy the scenic views and purchase delectable food and drinks. Make sure to grab your tickets early for this popular event.

Chocolate Walk in Downtown Venice (February 8, 2024)
Indulge your sweet tooth at the Chocolate Walk in Downtown Venice from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sample mouth-watering chocolate treats, drinks, and chocolate-themed items while exploring historic downtown Venice. It’s a delightful event for chocolate lovers and those looking to explore the charming streets of Venice.

Florida State Fair (February 8 – 19, 2024)
For a larger-than-life fair experience, head to the Florida State Fair at 4800 U.S. 301N, Tampa. With daily gates opening, the fair promises a mix of entertainment, thrilling rides, and a variety of delicious fair treats. Don’t miss out on the fun, and plan your visit from Sarasota carefully.

Sarasota Shell Show (February 9 – 10, 2024)
Shell enthusiasts, rejoice! The 59th Annual Shell Show, hosted by the Sarasota Shell Club, will showcase beautiful shell crafts and rare exhibits from around the world at the Potter Building, Sarasota County Fair Grounds, 3000 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL. It’s a must-visit for anyone fascinated by the wonders of the sea.

Superhero 5K & Fun Run (February 10, 2024)
Participate in a meaningful cause at the 13th Annual Superhero 5K & Fun Run at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota. This Foster Care Awareness Event not only offers a chip-timed race but also supports local youth in foster care. Dress up as your favorite hero and enjoy a family-friendly event with music, activities, and giveaways.

Mardi Gras Celebration (February 10, 2024)
Experience the vibrant energy of Mardi Gras at Shuck N Ale, 648 Tamiami Trail South, Venice, FL. From live music and colorful costumes to a tempting Mardi Gras buffet, this celebration promises a lively atmosphere for the entire family. Join the parade and try your luck in exciting raffles.

Downtown Sarasota Festival of the Arts (February 10 – 11, 2024)
Art enthusiasts head to Main Street in downtown Sarasota for the 36th Annual Downtown Sarasota Festival of the Arts. Featuring top artists from across the nation, the festival showcases life-size sculptures, paintings, jewelry, photography, and more. It’s a visual treat for art lovers.

St. Barbara Greek Festival (February 16 – 19, 2024)
Celebrate Greek culture and cuisine at the 40th Annual “Greek Glendi – A Greek Festival” at St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, 7671 N. Lockwood Ridge Road, Sarasota, FL. Enjoy traditional food, pastries, live music, and dancing. It’s a cultural experience for the whole family.

Sarasota Chorus of the Keys Performance (February 17, 2024)
Don’t miss the Sarasota Chorus of the Keys’ 75th Annual Show, “Your Dreams Will Come True,” at Riverview Performing Arts Center, 1 Ram Way, Sarasota, FL. With over 160 members, the chorus will present a diverse range of performances, from Broadway hits to classic barbershop melodies.

Jewish Food Festival & Flea Market (February 18, 2024)
Celebrate the 30th Anniversary Jewish Food Festival & Flea Market at The Jewish Congregation of Venice, 600 N. Auburn Road, Venice, FL. Delight in homemade deli and bakery items, including sandwiches, soups, and pastries. Enjoy music, a raffle, vendor booths, and a jewelry sale.

Venice Italian Feast and Carnival (February 22 – 25, 2024)
Round off the month with the 35th Annual Venice Italian Feast and Carnival at the Venice Airport Paved Midway. Experience the best of Italian cuisine, carnival rides, live entertainment, and a festive atmosphere. It’s four days of family-friendly fun and delicious Italian food.

Atlanta Braves Spring Training (February 24, 2024)
Baseball fans, mark your calendars for the Atlanta Braves’ opening Spring Training exhibition game season at Charlotte Sports Park. The Braves will play their home opener on February 25, 2024, against the Red Sox at CoolToday Park, 18800 W Villages Pkwy, Venice, FL.

As February unfolds, these events promise to add excitement, cultural richness, and community spirit to the beautiful regions of Sarasota and Charlotte County. Whether you’re a fan of art, food, or sports, there’s no shortage of activities to enjoy throughout the month.

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