Don't let this rain get you down. Here are some cool events happening around the Suncoast this weekend.
FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 2017
Manatee County Library
1301 Barcarotta Blvd, Bradenton
From 11am to 12pm
Evan Longaria of the Tampa Bay Rays will be visiting the Manatee County Library to promote Summer Reading with the Rays program.
Cheers to Wine
8225 Natures Way, Unit 111, Bradenton
From 11am to 2pm
Join Cheers to Wine for their weekly wine tasting. $5 per person or FREE to members.
Bradenton Yacht Club
4307 13th Street W, Bradenton
Starts at 6pm and runs until June 11th
Join the family fun at the 10th annual fire charity fishing tournament! Shot gun start on Saturday morning followed by our 6th annual kids fishing tournament. Sign up early, space is limited! Join again on Sunday for the Big weigh-in and presentation of awards. Monster Truck Megaladon will be there, fun kids zone, food, raffles, drinks, and auction items!
Cafe in the Park
2010 Adams Lane, Sarasota
From 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Bring on the Summer live music sessions! This Friday come jam out to Scone Train!
Crowley Museum & Nature Center
16405 Myakka Road, Sarasota
From 8pm to 10pm
Enjoy a hayride through the Crowley's museum woods and wetland while learning about our moon. Savor the sunset and enjoy the moon's beauty as it rises over the marsh and Myakka River. Pre-registration required as space on the hayride is limited, $15 per person.
SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 2017
Arts A Blaze Studio
8111 Lakewood Main Street, Suite 107, Bradenton
From 9:30am to 11am
Dads, spend time with your kids snacking on donuts, coffee, and juice while they paint their very own donut banks!
St. Armands Circle
Lido Key, Sarasota
From 10am to 5pm runs until Sunday, June 11th
Over 175 artisans and craft persons participating in this fun local craft fair and sidewalk sale on St. Armands circle. Open and free to the public!
Snake Island, Venice
From 11am to 1pm
Come join the Venice Area Young Professionals for a fun time out at Snake Island! Goosehead Insurance and MarineMax Venice will be providing food and non-alcoholic drinks, however feel free to BNYOB. Plus there will be lots of fun activities throughout the day! You can arrange your own transportation out to the island, or you can use the convenient ferry service provided by Freedom Boat Club SWFL.
Elite Motor Works
1749 Cattleman Road, Sarasota
From 4pm to 7pm
Elite Motor Works is hosting a fun event to bring the BMW and Mini Cooper community together while raising money for All Faiths Food Bank. 100% of the money collected by Elite Motor Works will go directly to All Faiths Food Bank. Free admission.
J-Dub's Brewing Company
1215 Mango Avenue, Sarasota
From 4pm to 8pm
Join J-Dub's for the kick off of the Dog Days of Summer Brewery Tour. They are partnering with some of the best micro breweries in Sarasota and Manatee county to raise money to cover the medical expenses for the boxers in J-Dub's rescue program.
Gold Coast Eagle Distributing
7051 Wireless Court, Sarasota
From 6:30pm to 10pm
Third annual signature fun-raiser event will take place at the Budweiser / Gold Coast Eagle Distributing in Lakewood Ranch. This event is about bee and food tasting and you must be over 21 to attend. There will be special military speakers as well as live music! Let us honor those who have served and raise funds to help grant Wishes for Heroes!
Summit at Venice
200 Nassau Street, Venice
From 7pm to 10pm
Bring back the roaring 20's! Celebrate 90 years of history with the City on the Gulf. All proceeds from ticket sales, raffles, and silent auction will be donated to The Venice Museum and Archives and The Lord Higel House. Live music, dance floor, and refreshments provided! Costumes optional but recommended to bring period ambiance to the party.
SUNDAY, JUNE 11, 2017
Urfer Family Park
4000 Honore Avenue, Sarasota
From 9am to 10:30am
Thinking about running your first or next Tough Mudder? This will be the perfect place to meet up and work on the obstacle course. There will be a fun run interspersed with the obstacles built in at Urfer Park. Get a trial run through some of the upper body tests that you'll encounter on the Tough Mudder course.
Fat Point Brewery
611 Charlotte Street, Punta Gorda
From 10am - 1pm
North Port Yoga's Amy Osborne will be conducting a fun, all-level yoga session in the brewhouse every Sunday at 10am. Cost is $15 and includes class fee and a beer! Sign up in the taproom ahead of time, or the morning of the class. Bring your own mat!
J-Dubs Brewing Company
1215 Mango Avenue
From 12pm - 5pm
Celebrate Father's Day a weekend earlier and enjoy an all you can eat pig roast for only $15! The hangout will be held at J-Dubs new patio, with cold brews all day, good food and great friends! This is a fun family event.
2050 Adams Lane, Sarasota
From 1pm to 6pm
Stop the Violence community cookout is a grassroots effort by local organizers to create a safe/fun space for children. This is a 100% free event funded by residents, family, friends, businesses, and entrepreneurs. The goal is to educate residents about organizations, services, and resources available - network - build a teamwork and camaraderie through organized activities for kids.
Sarasota Gay Beach
1 John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota
From 1pm to 6pm
Every Sunday during June, July, and August we are inviting the Sarasota LGBTQ community and allies to come together on North Lido Beach to soak up the sun and celebrate our beautiful beach! Certain Sunday's SarasotaOut.com will arrange a tent with complimentary Jell-O shots, music, and drag queens! This event is open to the public and on most days will not be supervised or hosted.
North Port High School
6400 W Price Blvd, North Port
Showtime starts at 2pm
Come see Universal Performing Arts Center's dance and gymnastics student's perform in "Artistry in Motion"! Admission is $15.
Bayfront Park & Marina Jacks
2 Marina Plaza Sarasota
From 4pm to 6:30pm
Join CircuSoul Yoga at Bayfront Park for a FREE all levels AcroYoga Jam. This is open to beginners and experienced acroyogis alike. No need for a partner! Meet up is near the banyans on the northern end of the park. Look for the slacklines and aerial silks! If you get lost please call 941-922-9642.