September 15 – October 1
Let’s Eat Englewood Restaurant Week
Let’s Eat, is your opportunity to try as many great locally owned restaurants in Bradenton, Anna Maria Island, Bradenton Beach, Longboat Key, Sarasota, Siesta Key and Venice. The best area restaurants will be featuring specially priced breakfast, lunch and dinner prix fixe menu selections, giving guests the opportunity to explore a variety of different cuisines.
Friday, September 22
Historic Downtown Village Sarasota
Take in the art galleries in Towles Court or search for unique finds at the antique stores in Burns Court. For some fresh air, explore several of nearby parks or take a stroll over the iconic Ringling Bridge for a gorgeous bayfront view.
Saturday, September 23
Come cheer youth rowers as they race on America’s Premier Course.
Regatta Wine and Dine
If you are a food lover, come savor international cuisine from some of the region’s finest culinary artists with complementary wine and beer tastings. Tickets available for purchase June 1
Free for the entire family! Enjoy live music, fireworks and activities for the whole family while helping introduce fans and athletes from around the world to the area’s proud and rich circus history.
Expo Theme: Family Fun
In the community: Downtown Sarasota Farmer’s Market
The Sarasota Farmers Market, has it’s been around more than 35 years and features more than 70 vendors. The market is a major draw for residents and tourists looking to catch an early morning bite or a midday meal while stocking up on locally grown produce and baked goods.
Sunday, September 24
First day of Competition
Expo Theme: Pet Day
In the Community: Riverwalk Experience
Located steps away from Downtown Bradenton, the Bradenton’s Riverwalk, is a perfect place for outdoor recreational activities. The Riverwalk includes a
Family Fun Zone, a picnic lawn, a botanical walk, and the signature 400-seat Mosaic Amphitheater. For outdoor enthusiasts, visit the local fishing pier for catching numerous native species.
Monday, September 25
Para-Rowing heats begin
Expo Theme: Eco-Day
In the Community: St. Armands Shop & Dine Around
St. Armands Circle is your destination for retail therapy and gourmet dining. Visit the neighboring keys of Lido and Longboat to kayak lush mangroves and to experience Gulf-side relaxation at its finest.
Tuesday, September 26
Heats and Para-Rowing continue
Expo Theme: Farmer’s Market
In the Community: Experience Sarasota –
Downtown Main St. Downtown Sarasota is the place locals gather to experience festivals, block parties, and special events. Everything is conveniently located within walkingdistance. The nightlife offers an array of places to dine and experience live entertainment.
Wednesday, September 27
Quarterfinals and Para-Rowing Finals B
Expo Theme: Military Appreciation
In the Community: Micro Brew Experience
The Suncoast, already a key player in Florida’s culinary scene, is currently establishing a reputation as a craft pint paradise. Craft beer lovers can enjoy Florida flavors at hometown breweries, and keep up with other American craft breweries at local pubs—where variety is always on tap.
Thursday, September 28
Semifinals and Para-Rowing Finals A
Expo Theme: Golden Age Celebration and Community Service
In the Community: WALK Bradenton
Walk Bradenton is an interactive website that showcases downtown Bradenton. Grab your smartphone for a self-guided tour to explore local history, public art, and 145 places to eat, shop, stay, and play. If you want to walk with a local, free 30-minute walks are available at 11am or 3:30pm beginning at the South Florida Museum.
Friday, September 29
Semifinals and Finals A/B
Expo Theme: Local Attractions
In the Community: DzTaste of Main – International Flaredz
Take a stroll down Main Street at Lakewood Ranch and experience the international flare of the local restaurants while shopping in our stylish boutiques. Visitor liaisons will be on site helping guide you through the street and offer answers to any questions you may have. There is something for everyone including miniature golf and our cinemas. Visit our family friendlyhub that has something for every age.
Saturday, September 30
Row of Distinction
This water parade event will honor and showcase the achievements of the distinguished rowing athletes from years past. Participants will be selected by the National Rowing Foundation, an organization that recognizes the significant contributions athletes make to the sport of rowing.
Expo Theme: Boating and Fishing
In the Community: Beach Day
The Suncoast is lined with miles of the finest white sand and known to have some of the best beaches in the world. Visit the beaches of Sarasota-Manatee County from Venice to Anna Maria.
Sunday, October 1
All good things must come to an end. Join us as we say farewell to the athletes that gave it their all.
Row for the Cure Regatta
This Fun Regatta is an inclusive, non-competitive event with over 1,000 participants united in the fight against breast cancer. This event will take place on the final day of the Championships competition to kick off the Breast Cancer Awareness Month. All event proceeds will be presented to our local Susan G. Komen.
In the Community: Venice AACA Collector Car Show
Venice, Florida, is a charming, ageless city on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Enjoy an old-fashioned Sunday at an ice cream parlor, walk around Centennial Park and enjoy the Venice Regional AACA Collector Car Show. This annual show brings in classic cars from a simpler, bygone era.