Sarasota Celebrates Centennial with Local Events

A parade led by flag-draped cars and the Sarasota Brass Band marched up Lower Main Street toward Five Points and beyond.

Celebrating Sarasota County

July 1, 1921 - July 1, 2021

To celebrate the official centennial of Sarasota County, the Sarasota Centennial Steering Committee is inviting the public to several local partnership events to commemorate the occasion.

July 1

The Elsie Quirk Library will mark the Centennial with free family-friendly festivities including a to-go centennial craft project, historical presentations, and facts, along with cupcakes and a commemorative pin while supplies last.
The North Port Library is offering free centennial grab-and-go activity bags for adults and seniors.  Stop by the library from July 1-16 to get a bag filled with centennial-themed puzzles and crafts. Bags available while supplies last.
All Sarasota County Libraries will be offering free centennial activity bags and mini-cupcakes while supplies last.

July 3

The Selby Library will host a day-long free Centennial Celebration. From 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., families can enjoy performances by the Sailor Circus. The Natalie Barber Quartet will present a 1920s jazz concert at 2 pm. Then, from 2-4 p.m. families can build their own versions of Sarasota at the LEGO Club in the library’s Geldbart Auditorium.

July 4

At the Venice Train Depot from 3-5 p.m., International Circus Ring of Fame clown ChuckO will showcase his World of ChuckO family entertainment event. This free event is for all ages.


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