The team at Vitabella Magazine has curated a list of fun events for November. They include events for cities like Bradenton, Sarasota, Venice, Fort Myers, and Naples and also nearby popular destinations that may give you a great excuse to take a road trip! Sign up for VitaBella’s e-newsletter if you want this kind of information delivered directly to your inbox. VitabellaMagazine.com
Nov. 10-13: Crystal Classic Sand Sculpting Festival
Experience Siesta Key’s Sand Sculpting Festival: 24 talented artists, solo and team sculptures, experience sculptures illuminated for Saturday viewing. Vote for the People’s Choice. Explore The Learning Curve, enjoy live bands, Quick Sand competition, and Saturday’s Amateur Contest. Learn more at SiestaKeyCrystalClassic.com.
Nov. 11-12: Stone Crab and Music Fest
Crack into the 11th Annual Cortez Stone Crab & Music Festival in Cortez Village. Enjoy fresh seafood, live music, local art, and a Kid’s Zone at this family friendly Sarasota event. Find out what fresh food means! There’s a shaded seating area, and parking is available at the FISH Preserve for $5 per car. More info at CortezStoneCrabFestival.com.
4628 119th Street West, Cortez Village
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November 17-19: Suncoast Jazz Festival
Live music all day and night… all weekend! Join us on the shores of beautiful Sand Key for some of the best live performers in the USA including Grammy-nominated Diego Figueiredo, Jason Marsalis, Ona Kirei, Nate Najar, The Legendary John Lamb, Theo Valentin, La Lucha, Cynthia Sayer, Dave Bennett, and more! More info at www.suncoastjazzfestival.com.
Sheraton Resort and Marriott Suites, Clearwater
Nov. 24-26: Sarasota Food Truck Rally & Music Festival
Spice up your November at the Sarasota Food Truck Rally & Music Festival. Food trucks serve local favorites and exotic cuisine, local musicians play rock, jazz, pop and county, and local artisans display their arts and crafts. Join us for a weekend of culinary delights and entertainment! Free. More info at www.paragonfestivals.com/festival/sarasota-food-truck-rally-music-festival.
J.D. Hamel Park, Downtown Sarasota