Lulu's List

Listen for Lulu's List Friday morning at approximately 7:25 and 9:25 and Saturday morning at 8:35 and 10:35. If you would like to get your event on Lulu's List please send me an email at

"Live from Downtown Sarasota - It's Friday Night!"
When: Friday, 6-9pm
Where: Palm Avenue, Main Street, First Street and Whole Foods Market Center

14th Annual Easter Egg Hunt & Games on Siesta Key
When: Saturday, 9-noon
Where:  Beach Access Point #5 at Beach Road and Ocean Blvd
What: For $10 each, each child receives an Easter Bunny or Stuffed Toy, Goody Bag and Easter Egg stuffed with prizes. Face painters, opportunities to ride the trolley, tour the Siesta Key ambulance and fire truck and participate in other fun family entertainment during the Easter party. Registration is limited to the  first 125 paid children for the egg hunt.

Easter Egg Hunt Eggstravaganza
When: Saturday, 10am
Where: Nokomis Community Center in Nokomis Community Park
What: There's a free Easter Egg Hunt Eggstravaganza hosted by the Nokomis East Homeowner's Association for kids ages 10 and under. It takes place at the Nokomis Community Center in Nokomis Community Park at 10 a.m. No registration is needed. Prizes for all. 234 E. Nippino Trail, Nokomis. Bring a basket.

The Hernando de Soto Historical Society's annual De Soto Heritage Festival Children's Parade

When: Friday, 10am
Where:  Manatee County Fairgrounds, 1402 14th Ave. W., Palmetto
What: The route proceeds south on 10th Avenue West from 15th Street West to Fifth Street and ends at Sutton and Lamb parks, where a "Party in the Park" will feature food and activities until 2 p.m.
At nearby Palmetto Historical Park and Manatee County Agricultural Museum, 515 10th Ave. W., activities also will be offered. from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Annual Eggstravaganza-Children's Easter Egg Hunt
When: Saturday, 11-1pm
Where: downtown Venice at the Gazebo in Centennial Park, 200 West Venice Ave, Venice.
What: Enjoy all the fun of the Annual Eggstravaganza-Children's Easter Egg Hunt, in downtown Venice at the Gazebo in Centennial Park. 11:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m. Bring your own basket. 200 West Venice Ave, Venice.

18h Annual Big Truck Day at Twin Lakes Park

When: Saturday, 10-2pm
Where: Twin Lakes Park is on Clark Road east of I-75, Sarasota
What; It's the 18h Annual Big Truck Day at Twin Lakes Park from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and it's a fun annual happening on my April Sarasota Events Calendar. Firetrucks, dump trucks and more for kids to climb into. Food and concessions available. Twin Lakes Park is on Clark Road east of I-75, Sarasota. Free admission. More at 941-861-5000.

5th Annual Suncoast BBQ & Bluegrass Bash
When: Saturday, 11am
Where: Venice Airport Festival Grounds
What: Check out the 5th Annual Suncoast BBQ & Bluegrass Bash at the Venice Airport Festival Grounds featuring chicken, ribs, pork and beef brisket. This year the event has been chosen by the Florida BBQ Association to be the site of the 2014 Florida State Championships. And the championship cook-off will also act as the qualifying event for the Food Network's Super Bowl of Barbeque contest in Las Vegas. Events open to the public from 10 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. and there will be a $15,000 cook-off contest, live bluegrass and country music, folk dancing, cooking demos, kids park, bagpipe parade with the opening ceremony at 11 a.m. and more. Free parking and admission.

Barefoot Beach Bazaar
When: Saturday, 4pm
Where: Nokomis Beach Plaza, 100 Casey Key Road, Nokomis
What: Check out the Barefoot Beach Bazaar with a large selection of handmade artisan items from jewelry made with sea shells and sharks teeth to flower arrangements, hand-painted glassware, greeting cards and more. Free admission. 4 p.m. - sunset. Nokomis Beach Plaza, 100 Casey Key Road, Nokomis.

Longboat Key Fine Art Festival

When: Saturday and Sunday, 9-9pm
Where: At the Tennis Gardens Stadium
What: The Resort at Longboat Key Club welcomes an elite selection of national artisans to the Longboat Key Fine Art Festival. On display will be the works of 40 artists from 12 states in the mediums of sculpture, painting, jewelry, fiber art, glass, photography, mixed-media and metalwork. At the Tennis Gardens Stadium during the final days of the Sarasota Open Tennis Tournament. Free admission. Come early on Friday afternoon or evening and get a first glimpse. Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
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