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The 22nd Annual Thunder By The Bay Music & Motorcycle Festival is scheduled for Feb. 14-16, 2020 at the Sarasota Fairgrounds to benefit Suncoast Charities for Children. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy continuous live music all weekend with featured headliner WARRANT performing Saturday - February 15 This year’s Festival includes a charity poker run, over 100 vendors, freestyle acts, a 17 class bike show, burnout competition, great food, and much more! On site full hookup and dry camping available. Daily Gate Admission is $5 (12 years and under free) $12 Three-day Festival passes now available at Rossiter's Harley-Davidson and Sarasota Ford. For details visit

February 14-16, 2020

This annual Festival offers more than a dozen events for the entire family to enjoy, culminating with some of the fastest powerboats in the world racing in the Gulf of Mexico off Lido Beach. Enjoy a downtown block party, golf tournament, kickoff party, race team meet & greet events, Powerboats By The Bay, and so much more!!! For full details visit

June 20-June 28, 2020 (Race Day - June 28)

Let your appetite do the giving!! Support Suncoast Charities for Children by dining at any Columbia Restaurant during the entire month of September for lunch or dinner during the 22nd Annual Columbia Restaurant Community Harvest program. Through this program, the Columbia donates 5% of all guests' September lunch and dinner checks to the charitable organizations chosen by their customers.


The Annual Holiday Boat Parade of Lights will be held on Saturday, December 14, 2019 beginning at 6:00 pm. This year's parade on Sarasota Bay, features both corporate and private vessels decorated in a holiday theme. Co-Chairs for this year's parade are Sarah Catell and Greg Corvelle. This annual event is free to the public, and the best areas for viewing are Marina Jack, Centennial Park, and Bayfront Park. Entry is free for all boats registered before Thanksgiving . All proceeds benefit Suncoast Charities for Children. For more information, or to register as a participant, visit or call Marina Jack at (941)365-4232

December 14, 2019 beginning at 6:00 pm

Ring in the New Year at the Sarasota Bayfront Midnight Fireworks Spectacular! See one of the best fireworks displays Southwest Florida has to offer. Make your reservations now by calling Marina Jack at (941) 365-4232.

December 31, 2019 at Marina Jack
The 89th Annual Sarasota Tarpon Tournament has been an annual event here in Sarasota since 1930. Not only is this historic Tarpon Tournament an opportunity to participate in world-class fishing, it also supports the local community. The 2019 Tournament raised $10,000 for Suncoast Charities for Children and has contributed over $60,000 to Suncoast Charities for Children within the past ten years.