This November 10th-13th, the world’s preeminent master sand sculptors will be competing in the Siesta Key Crystal Classic. Now in its 8th year, this popular visual and cultural arts festival have hosted over 250,000 attendees on our #1 beach!
Over the course of approximately 4 days, 12 teams of two master sand sculptors, who hail from all over the world, create 8 – 10′ high, 3-dimensional sand sculptures out of the whitest, finest sand in the world. They compete for prize money and an award at the largest sand sculpting doubles competition in the United States.
This Siesta Key Crystal Classic International Sand Sculpting Festival also features a Vendor Village on the sand Friday through Monday, live entertainment daily and until 9 pm Friday & Saturday, sculpting lessons, an amateur contest, The Learning Curve – Arts & Science lab, Quick Sand competitions and demonstrations all taking place on the #1 beach on Siesta Key. Awards & prize money are given on Sunday, 11/12/17 at 3 pm.
Information regarding the 2017 event schedule, ticket options, and parking passes can be found on the website: www.siestakeycrystalclassic.com.
The Sarasota Film Festival (SFF) is recognized as a world-class platform for thought-provoking films from some of the best-known and emerging independent voices. Although the Sarasota Film Festival is one of nearly 850 film festivals in North America, they continually rank in the top ten percent.
In February, the Sarasota Film Festival unveiled their new campaign artwork created by Tyler Mathis, a Motion Design student at Ringling College of Art and Design. The annual celebration of film returns to Downtown Sarasota March 31st – April 9th, and the theme is a multidimensional play on words: See & Be Seen, Sea & Be Seen, and See & Be Scene. “For that reason, we are excited to share an artwork triptych, each of which captures the different iterations. Which one is your Festival?”
This year’s Festival will welcome some celebrity star power, as well. Oscar-nominated actor Stanley Tucci, Golden Globe-nominated actress Rosanna Arquette, actress Diane Lane, documentarian Rory Kennedy and actress-filmmaker Aisha Tyler are set to attend this year’s festival.
For more information and tickets to the Sarasota Film Festival, please visit their website here!
The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce is a Proud Supporter of the 2017 Sarasota Film Festival!
Join us at Hob Nob for tropical luau – a member showcase featuring unique cultural experiences from Chamber member businesses. Looking to join in on the fun? Showcase your business or attend and expand your network to over 400 Sarasotans, elected and business officials.
Thursday, March 23, 2017 | 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. | Phillippi Estate Park
5500 S Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34231
We invite you to get your ticket and join in on the fun and get involved. How?
1.) Sponsor. Get your name out to the community and in front of our 400 attendees. Receive recognition on all Hob Nob marketing materials, signage at the event and the opportunity to do giveaways at your booth.
2.) Exhibit. Showcase your business by participating as a Food Booth, decorate your booth like the tropics, hula and all, and provide a food item. This is a great way to meet contacts and make connections.
3.) Attend. Bring your staff and connect with other attendees while enjoying complimentary food and drink from over a dozen Chamber Member Teams.
Click here to see Sponsorship and Ticketing options!
Jah Movement Reggae Band specializes in the Best top 40 Reggae, Dancehall, Soca, R&B, Funk, Soul and Old School Hip-Hop to keep you dancing and feeling Irie! Jah Movement was recently voted ‘2016 Best Reggae Band‘ by Tampa Bay Creative Loafing ‘Best of the Bay‘ and Sarasota voted lead vocalist, Shantel Norman, ‘Best Entertainer‘ in the Herald-Tribune’s 2016 Reader’s Choice Awards.
Click Here to Register. For more information on Sponsorship Opportunities, please contact Brittany Lamont at firstname.lastname@example.org or (941) 556-4040.
We opened up with Free Community Sessions June 2016. We are using the exact same program that has helped members lose over 50,000 lbs and 50,000 inches in under 3 years. We are committed to the success of SRQ residents.
Results, Community, and Relationships.
Our goal is for our members to lose 20,000 lbs by the year 2020. We love to be community involved and give back. We have partnered with Sweat Angels and have a different cause every month. Our goal this holiday season is to help support up to 5 families in need through the local school system.
We opened our doors July 11, 2016.
Our specialized After Burn workouts use a combination of (HIIT) High-Intensity Interval Training and Active Rest Training to get your body to burn more fat and calories than traditional workouts that are twice as long.
Every group training session is led by experienced and certified personal trainers and is designed to be fun, high energy and challenging all while burning maximum fat and toning your muscles.
Our customized nutrition program will have you eating healthier than you have in years. We believe in eating whole foods that are good and tasty for you. You will not be hungry on our program.
A fitness family Including Full-time Coaches and Trainers who care about YOUR GOALS and YOUR WHYS!
We are using the exact same program that has helped members lose over 50,000 lbs and 50,000 inches in under 3 years. We are committed to the success of SRQ residents. Our goal is to help SRQ shed 20,000 Lbs of fat by the year 2020! We know that nutrition is the key and have a fabulous program eating lots of real food. The plan is customized to each person and their needs. All of our coaches/trainers are full-time with benefits.
Like minded community benefits and vested interest in each company. Love all the events!
Sweat Angels daily and we tie months cause to a local cause. For instance, September was helping pets and we accepted donations of pet food and bedding for local humane society.
We are hosting our 1st Holiday Families in Need project. It is our goal to support up to 5 families in need this holiday. This next week every new membership is gifting $50 is going towards this cause!
3-5 locations in SRQ.
A work family of 25 full-time coaches, trainers and Admins Having exceeded our goal of 20,000 pounds and 20,000 inches. Working on our 40,000 lbs goal
Every client is a part of our FIT Family and we rock out different themes from Super Sock Saturday to Super Hero day to 80’s Rock on workouts. It’s always FUN! Our office is the Fitness workout floor! What could be more fun!?
For more information about X 30 Fit Bootcamp, visit their website and like them on Facebook.
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The city of Sarasota has been named one of the top 10 “America’s Happiest Seaside Towns 2017” by Coastal Living! Now it’s our turn to rally support and vote to become the happiest seaside town in America!
Vote here (every 15 minutes) daily until midnight, Oct. 17. The winning town will be announced Jan. 11, 2017 and will be featured in the May 2017 issue of Coastal Living and the top towns will be featured in an online gallery.
Why have we been chosen?
The jubilation created from big circus fun never really left the city of Sarasota, even after the Ringling Bros. Circus moved elsewhere.
But maybe the seaside breeze, the white sand and the coastal blue green waters are more to blame. Maybe the “circus” fun never left — after all there is a large circus heritage and tradition that remains in Sarasota to this day. Or maybe the enormous catalogue of arts, dining, attractions and eco amenities have helped to contribute to the “at ease” sensation of vacationing in this Florida Gulf Coast destination!
Sarasota could be considered the definitive happy town. It’s smaller than major metropolitan cities: you can land on the tarmac of the Sarasota-Bradenton International airport and be looking out to the Gulf of Mexico on Lido Beach in a matter of minutes. It’s more cultural than any other city of its scale: with multiple professional theatres, a ballet, an orchestra, an opera and countless galleries and museums. There are more parks and acres of untouched Florida wilderness than you can imagine, not far outside the city limits. Finally, the local chefs come from all over the world and serve dishes that may be considered works of art themselves, often using ingredients from nearby local farms. What else could you ask for in a city our size?
Share your happy town photo! Get on instagram and post your photo using the hashtag #CLHappyTownSarasota and #CLHappyTown.
Vote For Sarasota Here!
Editor’s note: This article, in entirety, is the property of Visit Sarasota County. See original posting here.