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January in Sarasota

26th Annual Thunder By The Bay Music & Motorcycle Festival
February 16 – February 18, 2024

This iconic three-day Festival features continuous live music, over 100 vendors, bike shows, freestyle motorcycle shows, a charity motorcycle ride, great food, on-site camping, and so much more for the entire family to enjoy. It is the biggest fundraiser of the year for Suncoast Charities for Children, who provides funding support to several local non-profits serving over 8,000 children, teens, and adults with special needs. Over the past 25 years, the Festival has raised over $2.6 Million for local charity. For more information, visit:

Sarasota Winter Carnival
January 11 – January 15, 2024

The Mall at University Town Center
140 University Town Center Dr, 140 University Town Center Dr, Sarasota, FL
Experience the sights, sounds and aromas of the electrifying midway with exciting rides and games for all ages and deep-fried treats, sweets and other tasty carnival eats.
The 5-day carnival is part of the annual Sarasota Winter Festival, Saturday – Sunday from noon-5 pm, featuring music, over two dozen food trucks, beer sales, craft beer samples (10/$10) and vendors.
Admission and parking are free. Unlimited ride wristbands are $35 on site while supplies last or online before 5 pm Jan. 11 for $29, 2/$55 or 4/$99. Visit the website for ride ticket prices and coupon savings. (No unaccompanied minors on the midway.)
More information: 866-666-3247 (carnival) or 727-674-1464 (festival)

Show Jumping Prix at TerraNova Equestrian Center
January 13, 2024

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TerraNova Equestrian Center
31625 Clay Gully Rd, Myakka City, FL
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Join us to watch the nation’s top combinations compete in show jumping from a reserved seat or table in the beautiful VIP Pavilion at TerraNova.
Your Saturday SHOW JUMPING PRIX VIP EXPERIENCE (10:30am-2:30pm) will include preferred and reserved, ringside pavilion seating, exciting, top-level show jumping, live National Anthem, delicious catered lunch (11:00am-2:00pm), non-alcoholic beverages and cash bar.

Food trucks, boutiques and Tiny Town Children’s Village featuring Fabio the Mini Horse will also be available for your enjoyment.
General admission bleachers seating is free and no tickets are required.
TerraNova Equestrian Center is located just east of Lakewood Ranch at 31625 Clay Gully Rd Myakka City FL 34251.

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All Dates
Saturday, January 13, 2024 10:30am – 2:00pm

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