With the arrival of April, we have some exciting events that will be held in our area this year. Let’s take a look at what is slated for our area in April 2019.

The Sarasota Chalk Festival

This event will be held from April 5 to April 7 and will be at the intersection of Orange Avenue & Pineapple Avenue. Come join us as we mark the return of the “museum in motion” to its original location in Historic Burns Square after six years here in downtown Sarasota. Watch as renowned artists use the pavement as their canvas to create their own masterpieces in the span of three days!

Banquet on the Block

This event will be held on April 5 and is considered the Winefest’s most celebrated culinary event of the year. With an elegantly presented dining table that stretches across Lemon Avenue and seats 250 people, this is the perfect occasion for food and wine lovers. Your taste buds will dance as you relish the savory dishes prepared by the area’s top chefs and you sip and savor selections from participating wineries in the surrounding area.

The menu will be posted at VisitSarasota.com when it becomes available and will cost right around $250 per attendee.  

Colonial Park’s Classic Car Show

Held on April 13, this event is a must-attend for all you classic car lovers out there. Walk around and enjoy the beautiful weather and some magnificently restored and pristine classics. Take a peek under the hood and gather some insight into the fine-tuning of all these amazing cars. Come see for yourself at 4730 Bee Ridge Road in Sarasota.

UTC Eggstravaganza

From 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on April 13, this fun-filled Easter extravaganza will be located outside the University Town Center East Grant entrance. All families are welcome to take part in this 40,000+ Easter egg hunt, live music, activities, and games for the kids! Activities for each age group are scheduled in the following way:

  • 12:15 p.m.—Ages 0-2
  • 12:45 p.m.—Ages 3-5
  • 1:15 p.m.—Ages 6-7
  • 1:45 p.m.—Ages 8-9
  • 2:45 p.m.—Ages 10-12

Lakewood Ranch Spring Fine Art Festival

This festival will be held from April 27 to April 28 at 8100 Lakewood Main Street in Bradenton.  From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., come see the awe-inspiring transformation of Lakewood Ranch Main Street into an outdoor art gallery. The works of both local and national artists will be on display. Paintings, sculptings, ceramics, jewelry, photography, glass, and everything in between will be featured and available for purchase. Bring your sense of discovery and appreciation for masterfully done artistry in all forms!


We hope there’s something on this list for you and your family this April. If you have any questions, feel free to call us at 941-260-0144 or send us an email at CCooper@HouseMatchFL.com.