Spring in Bradenton/Sarasota is Beautiful. 6 Ways to Get the Most Out of the Season

March 27, 2018

Spring in Bradenton/SarasotaLiving in Bradenton and Sarasota, Florida offers an array of things to do every season. In Spring, the Gulf Coast region teems with fun festivals and other events ideal for any Springs Apartments residents and their guests. 

28th Annual Florida Winefest & Auction

This first-class event runs April 5 through April 8 in Sarasota. It’s more than just wine-tasting, although there are ample opportunities to sample some of the finest wines from across the country. The Florida Winefest & Auction is a non-profit organization that has awarded more than $8.4 million in grants to more than 80 charities since its inception in 1991. Plan to kick off spring in Sarasota with this special event and enjoy wine and gourmet food while helping local charities. 

2018 De Soto Heritage Festival Plastic Bottle Boat Regatta

One of the benefits to living in a coastal region is the easily accessibility to water events and activities. On Saturday, April 14, head over to the southwest end of the Palma Sola Causeway for the 2018 De Soto Heritage Festival Plastic Bottle Boat Regatta. Residents of the Springs at Palma Solo are minutes from the fun. Come out to cheer on local kids and their teams. After the regatta keep with the day’s theme, and visit the Florida Maritime Museum just three miles west on 119th Street. Admission is free.

26th Annual Venice Shark’s Tooth Festival

South of the Springs at Bee Ridge at the Venice Airport Festival Grounds, the 28th Annual Shark’s Tooth Festival opens on April 13. It runs until April 15 and is one of the most popular spring events in the Bradenton/Sarasota area. Festivities include live entertainment, games for kids, fossil vendors, crafts artisans, and delicious food. 

Sarasota Film Festival

In its 20th year, the Sarasota Film Festival is a spring tradition. The festival opens on April 13 and continues through April 22. This year’s event will open with the coming-of-age comedy titled Class Rank by Eric Stoltz and close with Above and Beyond: NASA’s Journey to Tomorrow by Rory Kennedy.

De Soto Grand Parade

Considered the largest parade in Southwest Florida, you don’t want to miss the De Soto Grand Parade on April 28. The parade kicks off at 6:30 p.m. from Manatee High School and more than 200,000 spectators line streets. It's a short drive the apartments at Lost Creek at Lakewood Ranch, the Springs at Palma Sola, and the Springs at Bee Ridge in Sarasota. 

Dog-Friendly Spring Fun

Before the dog-days of summer hit the Gulf Coast plan a few special outings with your canine companion(s). The Bradenton, Sarasota, and Lakewood Ranch area offers dog owners several great local places to enjoy together. In the heart of Sarasota on Lago Street there’s the Lakeview Paw Park, a great place to spend time with your dog. Well-shaded and fenced in, this Paw Park has it all. Another option is the Palma Sola Causeway Park on Manatee Avenue West in Bradenton. It’s dog-friendly and features a dock, grills, picnic area, and restrooms. 

If you’re not in the mood to head out to one of the area’s dog parks or dog-friendly beach areas, your Springs apartment can be an idyllic spring retreat. Take advantage of the on-site, fenced-in dog parks to meet with friends or just relax with your pup. The apartments at the Springs at Bee Ridge, the Springs at Palma Sola, and Lost Creek at Lakewood Ranch are not only pet-friendly but they're located within easy proximity of the many festivals, attractions, and fun things to do each spring in this Gulf Coast region. Contact us today to check out available floor plans.


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