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New Year’s Eve in Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota, & Bradenton

Sarasota Pineapple DropNew Year’s Eve is quickly approaching! Where will you ring in the New Year? Take a look at some of the New Year’s Eve events taking place in the Lakewood Ranch-Sarasota-Bradenton area.

Lakewood Ranch

New Year’s Eve at the Polo Grill! After enjoying a fabulous meal and complimentary champagne it’s time to head on over to the bar and lounge for some music and dancing. The Polo Grill will have their 90” projection screen up and running so no one will miss the ball drop at midnight. The Polo Grill New Year’s Eve Celebration is $70/person and reservations  are strongly recommended. Call (941) 782-0899 ext. 2  for all the details.

Want to stay away from Lakewood Ranch Main Street this New Year’s Eve? Then head over to the Ranch Grill for their New Year’s Eve Bash at the Ranch. This $75/person event includes buffet, desserts, DJ, dancing, hats, noisemakers, and….OPEN BAR! Tickets are limited and reservations are required so call today at 941-756-9400.

Bradenton

Of course, it wouldn’t be New Year’s Eve without the Bradenton New Year’s Eve party on Old Main Street. The street will be closed from 3 pm – 1 am with thousands of people expected to ring in the New Year! There will be live music by Hot Ice, food and drinks provided by street vendors, and of course, all the local bars will remain open until the wee hours of the morning.

Want to stay in Bradenton but want something a little more quaint than Old Main Street? Then try Pier 22…they are having live music from The Arch from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Complimentary champagne toast and free party favors.

Sarasota

Of course, downtown Sarasota will play host to the very popular Downtown Sarasota Pineapple Drop. Hey, if New York is going to drop an apple every year it just makes sense that Sarasota would drop something a little more tropical…like a pineapple. The pineapple drop has become a popular tradition in Sarasota and this year will be no exception. The celebration in downtown Sarasota actually begins during the day with Carnival starting at 2pm which is great fun for the whole family. By 6 pm there will be both live music and DJ’s spinning tunes. Food and drinks will be available from both street vendors as well as the local bars and restaurants.

Want to stay away from downtown Sarasota? Then head over to the Gulf Gate  New Year’s Eve Ball Drop. The party starts at 9:00 pm at Chester’s Reef and the Hair of the Dog Saloon with DJ’s, drink specials and a 500 ft. ball drop at midnight.

Looking for something a little different? How about the Book of Beneva New Year’s Eve Celebration at The Players Theatre, Sarasota, FL.  Enjoy an evening of playful entertainment that includes plenty of adult language and content. Tickets are $25 and reservations are strongly recommended!

Whatever you decide to do this New Year’s Eve we hope you have fun, but most importantly we hope you remain safe. Remember, don’t drink and drive…have a designated driver or just call a taxi!

What are your New Year’s plans? Let us know below…

Have you tried The Ranch Grill in Lakewood Ranch?

The Ranch GrillIf you have not visited the east end of Lakewood Ranch lately then you might not have noticed the fairly new edition to the Lakewood Ranch family, The Ranch Grill. This bar and grill is located at the corner of Lorraine Rd and SR 70 has more to offer then most local sports bars ─ live entertainment, outdoor seating, delivery, take out, catering, signature desserts, a calendar of fun filled events and much more.

The Ranch Grill is spacious enough for large parties with a banquet room, offers a wide variety from the menu and for sports lovers this is the place to hang. The Ranch Grill has the Direct TV NFL ticket along with an every Sunday brunch buffet.

Their December calendar is packed full of fun including their New Year’s Eve party…Bash at the Ranch.

The Ranch Grill
14475 SR 70
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
941-756-9400


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Sarasota Polo at Lakewood Ranch Starts this Sunday!

Sarasota Polo Club at Lakewood RanchThis Sunday, December 16th, polo season begins at the Sarasota Polo Club at Lakewood Ranch. If you haven’t been to a polo game yet you are in for a real treat! Make sure to bring your chairs,  grills, tents, lawn games etc. and get ready for some serious tailgating. Of course, it wouldn’t be half-time without a little divot stomping and the kids will love going for pony rides and Clydesdale wagon rides.

The season opener is also the Marines Toys for Tots Holiday Toy Drive. Bring an unwrapped toy and receive a free ticket to a future game at the Sarasota Polo Club at Lakewood Ranch (2 per vehicle).

Still looking for holiday gifts? Stop by the gift shop for all sorts of holiday gifts for friends and family!

The polo season starts Sunday December 16th and runs through April 7th with several special events and tailgating themes going on throughout the season such as the Little Italy Festival, the Chinese New Year, Beatlemania, and Super Hero Sunday just to name a few.Sarasota Polo Club at Lakewood Ranch

Games start at 1:00, but gates open at 10:00 so you can secure your tailgating spot.

Below is the entire 2012-2013 Schedule for the the Sarasota Polo Club at Lakewood Ranch:

December 16, 2012
Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School Cup

December 23, 2012
Holiday Exhibition Match

December 30, 2012
New Year Celebration Cup

January 6, 2013
West Coast FL Cup
Little Italy Festival (Tailgate Competition)

January 13, 2013
Band Weintraub Cup

January 20, 2013
Spirit of America Cup
Red, White & Blue (Tailgate Competition)

January 27, 2013
Premier Sotheby’s International Realty Cup

February 3, 2013
MGA Insurance Group Super Bowl Cup

February 10, 2013
Suncoast Porsche Cup
Chinese New Year (Tailgate Competition)

February 17, 2013
Sarasota Magazine Cup

February 24, 2013
Observer Group Cup

March 3, 2013
Bright House Networks/Bay News 9 Presents the Wayne Brown Finals
Beatlemania (Tailgate Competition)

March 10, 2013
BMO Private Bank Cup

March 17, 2013
MGA Insurance Group Cup
Erin go Braugh (Tailgate Competition)

March 24, 2013
Schroeder-Manatee Ranch Presents the Robert A. Uihlein Jr. Memorial Cup

March 31, 2013
All Children’s Hospital Guild Cup

April 7, 2013
Maduro Cigar & Diamond Vault Cup
Super Hero Sunday (Tailgate Competition)

December’s Music on Main at Lakewood Ranch Main Street

Lakewood Ranch Main Street - First FridayTomorrow is the first Friday of the month and that means it’s time for Music on Main on Lakewood Ranch Main Street.

Get together with friends and family from 6-9 and enjoy the live music by Shaman featuring a variety of pop, disco, rock, and country.

The concerts is free and all proceeds from beer and wine benefit the Women’s Resource Center.

Remember, Lakewood Ranch Main Street fills up quick, especially this time of year, so get there early to save your spot!

Hope to see you there…

Santa is Coming to Lakewood Ranch Main Street

Lakewood Ranch Main Street Christmas TreeLooks like Santa Claus will be spending quite a bit of time on Lakewood Ranch Main Street this year. Below are the dates, times and locations to see Santa on Main Street…

December 1
Santa’s first stop on Lakewood Ranch Main Street will be on December 1st at McAllisters for breakfast from 8:30 – 10:30 AM. Join Santa for pictures, great food and good family fun. For reservations call 941-359-2424

 

December 6, 13, 20, 21
Lakewood Ranch Main Street will continue to celebrate Christmas these 4 nights from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm. Take a carriage ride and enjoy the sounds of Christmas Carolers, festive lighting, and of course, the big man himself…Santa Claus!

December 14
Santa returns to Lakewood Ranch Main Street on the 14th for Holidays Around the Ranch from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Come to Main Street an experience the lighting of the tree, carriage rides, and the OUTDOOR skating rink! Plenty of opportunities for kids to take their picture with Santa, create seasonal crafts and decorate Christmas cookies. Seasonal music will be performed by local children’s groups.

December 16
Santa is back for more…this time for breakfast at Ed’s Tavern from 9:00 am – 11:00 am.

December 22
Boy, Santa sure can eat….this time at the Polo Grill. This breakfast with Santa takes place from 8:30 am – 10:30 am. Enjoy the delicious breakfast buffet and get your picture taken with Santa. Reservations are required for this event. Call 782-0899 for more information.

December 23
Santa’s last stop at Lakewood Ranch Main Street this year will be for lunch at Main Street Tratorria from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Wow…there sure must be a lot of kids on the “nice” list for Santa to be spending do much time in Lakewood Ranch.

Merry Christmas!

Lakewood Ranch Main Street Santa

Downtown Bradenton Farmers’ Market

Bradenton Farmers MarketAre you looking for something to do in Bradenton on a free Saturday?

Then check out the Dowtown Bradenton Farmers’ Market…it’s much more than just delicious fresh produce.

Enjoy a family fun day filled with food, live music and an art walk. Local aspiring artists set up their unique creations for display and sale…hmmm, perfect for holiday shopping ideas. Dogs are welcome, and so are kids with many kids activities including arts and crafts and a scavenger hunt.

Bradenton Farmers Market

The Downtown Bradenton Farmer’s Market takes place from 9am –2pm every Saturday from October through May on Old Main Street (12th Street West).


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  1. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,519 sq ft
    Lot size: 21,344 sqft
    Year built: 1959
    Days on market: 1
  2. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 2,038 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,227 sqft
    Year built: 1985
    Days on market: 2
  3. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,272 sq ft
    Year built: 1985
    Days on market: 2
  4. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,088 sq ft
    Year built: 1983
    Days on market: 2
  5. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,956 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,534 sqft
    Year built: 2006
    Days on market: 2

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The New Bradenton Riverwalk Offers Something For Everyone

Bradenton RiverwalkIf you missed the exciting Grand Opening this past October of the newly renovated Bradenton Riverwalk don’t worry, you’ll be able to  enjoy everything it has to offer for many years to come.

The Bradenton Riverwalk is 1.5 mile park and includes a little something for everyone. The new walkway starts at the west end under Green Bridge and runs along the Manatee River all the way to the Manatee Memorial Hospital area on the east end.

Bradenton Riverwalk

The Bradenton Riverwalk is truly something you have to see and experience. Just look at all the things the new walkway has to offer:

  • The Great Lawn area where you can picnic and enjoy the scenery.
  • Botanical Walk displaying Florida’s best nature and plants
  • The 30 foot decorative Tower Plaza
  • Mosaic Amphitheater which was expanded to offer more seating and more trees for shade.
  • Day Dock for boaters
  • Pavilion and event area for large events and festivals
  • Family Fun zone which boasts two large playground areas
  • Fun Splash Zone and Splash pad for kids and adults to cool off
  • The exciting skate park noted as one of the best skate parks in Tampa Bay area and it’s free and lighted for evening skating as well.

And of course, let’s not forget…Gorgeous Views!

Clearly, the new Bradenton Riverwalk has something for everyone!

21st Annual Ponies Under the Palms Mustang and Ford Show at Lakewood Ranch Main Street

Mustang Show at Lakewood Ranch Main StreetAre you a Mustang and Ford enthusiast? Then head down to Lakewood Ranch Main Street this Sunday, November 18th for the 21st Annual Ponies Under the Palms Mustang and Ford Show.

This Lakewood Ranch Main Street event runs from 8am-3pm with Mustang and Ford enthusiasts competing for various awards. Come see all the new, restored and preserved Mustangs!

Of course there is also a chance for guests to win the big “Weekend in Sarasota” raffle with the grand prize including a 2-night stay at a top Sarasota resort, 2 dinners at great Sarasota restaurants, and even a limo ride with other surprises. For just $5 you can enter to win with a portion of the proceeds benefiting  TideWell Hospice and Southeastern Guide Dogs. Mustang Show at Lakewood Ranch Main Street

So head down to Lakewood Ranch Main Street this Sunday, November 18th and enjoy the cars and support a great cause!

4th Annual Chili Cook-Off at Lakewood Ranch Main Street

Lakewood Ranch Main Street - Chili Cook Off

Don’t miss the 4th Annual Chili Cook-Off at Lakewood Ranch Main Street this Saturday, November 17th from 4:00-8:00 pm

The Manatee County Emergency Services will battle it out for the County’s Best Chili and the best part is Your Vote Counts! That’s right…Voter’s Choice Wins!

Make sure to bring your chairs and enjoy all the family fun including firetrucks, smoke house, obstacle course, live music by The Grove, and of course….lots of Chili!

All proceeds of this Lakewood Ranch Main Street event benefit Tribute to Heroes – Emergency Services Memorial Fund.

So come on down to Lakewood Ranch Main Street for a good time and a good cause.

Comment below to let us know if you’re going…

The Downtown Bradenton ArtSlam is this Saturday

Realize Bradenton ArtSlamThe Downtown Bradenton Art Slam is a public event where artists of all kinds are invited for a one day celebration of collaborative creativity. This is the third annual ArtSlam held in Bradenton along the Riverwalk on the Manatee River.

Professional artists, sculptures,  videographers, musicians, designers and other creative talents work together to bring the Riverwalk to life!

The artists had to apply back in August in order to participate and now it is time to come and enjoy their performances, displays of work, and finished projects this Saturday November 10, 2012 from 12 noon -10 pm at the  Bradenton Riverwalk on 425 Third Ave. W., Bradenton.

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  1. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,519 sq ft
    Lot size: 21,344 sqft
    Year built: 1959
    Days on market: 1
  2. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 2,038 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,227 sqft
    Year built: 1985
    Days on market: 2
  3. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,272 sq ft
    Year built: 1985
    Days on market: 2
  4. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,088 sq ft
    Year built: 1983
    Days on market: 2
  5. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,956 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,534 sqft
    Year built: 2006
    Days on market: 2

See all Real estate in the city of Bradenton.
(all data current as of 11/23/2017)

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

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