Friday February March 9th - Sunday March 11th
- Sarasota Balloon Festival: Thursday through Sunday; Premier Sports Campus, 5895 Post Blvd., Lakewood Ranch; free admission; $20 parking. http://www.sarasotaballoonfestival.com/
Music in the Park at Riverwalk- Realize Bradenton’s popular Music in the Park series, Friday 3/9. Singer Kim Betts, daughter of rock legend Dickey Betts, and Gamble Creek Band. Craft beer, snacks and beverages available for purchase. Bring chairs, picnic baskets and dogs on a leash are welcome 6-8 p.m. Friday; Mosaic Amphitheater at the Bradenton Riverwalk, 941-621-6471; realizebradenton.com
Moonlight Movie Series - "Beauty & The Beast" at Nathan Benderson Park: See Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" with Emma Waston, part of the Sarasota Film Festival's Moonlight Movie series. Nathan Benderson Park's Regatta Island. Food and drinks are available for purchase from Tijuana Flats. Saturday, 5-10 p.m. Free. nathanbendersonpark.org
- Major League Baseball Spring Training 2018:
- A Day Out With Thomas the Tank Engine: Ride Thomas the Train with Sir Topham Hat at the Florida Railroad Museum this weekend. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. March 10-11, 16, 17 and 18, Florida Railroad Museum, 12210 83rd St. E., Parrish; $19-$23; 941-776-0906
- McCurdy's Comedy Theatre: See Keith Alberstadt LIVE Friday and Saturday only.1923 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, FL. Ticket info here. Here's our Facebook LIVE we did while he was here in the studio on Friday, 3/9.