In case you haven’t been outside AT ALL in the last week, you should know that this weekend’s weather is going to be really, really awesome. I keep hearing things about polar vortices in the Midwest and California rainstorms and I think to myself that it must really suck for those guys; what an incredible place we live in which our winter attire includes wearing socks under our sandals. In the interest of snickering a little on the inside while they suffer up north, here are six really awesome things you can do outside this weekend:
Party Hard At Rubonia’s Mardi Gras.
Never heard of Rubonia? I can promise you this: if you go this weekend, you’ll never forget it. Rubonia’s Mardi Gras is one of Manatee County’s biggest parties and it lives up to its name: expect lots of drinking and a little debauchery. There’s a parade at 2:00 PM but the fun goes on all day long.
Rubonia Mardi Gras
8AM-8PM Sunday 3/2/14
Rubonia Community Center (near Palmetto)
Chill Out At The Siesta Key Drum Circle.
This one’s actually a weekly attraction but it should be VERY special this weekend with tons of sunshine and temps in the mid-70s. It’s a completely free event and it’s easy to find – just go to Siesta Beach’s main entrance and follow the scent of patchouli. Or listen for the tribal beats flowing over the water :)
Siesta Key Drum Circle
Every Sunday All Year @ Sundown
Siesta Key Beach
Take Me Out To A Baltimore Orioles Spring Training Game.
It’s that time again – MLB teams from around the continent have converged on Florida and you can find a ballgame on any given day. Toronto visits our home team tomorrow as the Orioles go for 1, 2, 3 strikes, they’re out.
Baltimore Orioles vs. Toronto Blue Jays
1:05PM Saturday 3/1/14
Ed Smith Stadium
Get Your Groove On At The 34th Annual Sarasota Jazz Festival.
The weeklong 34th Annual Sarasota Jazz Festival is wrapping up this weeekend with Alexis Cole Featuring John DiMartino and Eric Alexander this evening and Dick Hyman and Ken Peplowski playing tomorrow (both at the Players Theatre in Sarasota). These are some of today’s top jazz artists and they’re ready to put on a show!
34th Annual Sarasota Jazz Festival
7:30PM 2/28/14 and 3/1/14
The Players Theatre
Tickets Available @ 941-365-2494
Smell The Roses (or Bromeliads) at Ringling In Bloom.
Tour living collections of fantastic subtropical flora at the Ringling Bayfront Gardens. The Museum is running two tours tomorrow (10:30AM and 1:00PM) that run 90 minutes in length and covers approximately one mile of beautiful Florida landscaping. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes!
Ringling In Bloom
10:30AM and 1:00PM 2/28/14 and 3/1/14
Ringling Bayfront Gardens
Take The Fam to the Sarasota Springfest.
This kid-friendly event is a fantastic way to spend constructive time with your important onesthis Saturday. There are two runs (a 5k and a 12k, both starting @ 7:30AM) going down Palmer Ranch neighborhoods and the Legacy Trail followed by live music, food, youth demonstrations, and kid activities. It’s 100% free and 1000% guaranteed to be a good time!
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