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Visit Sarasota County is the official provider of visitor information for Sarasota County where tourism is a top industry. Visit Sarasota County operates the official Sarasota Visitor Information Center at 1945 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL 34236 and also operates a visitor information kiosk out at The Mall at University Town Center.

The Mission of the Sarasota Film Festival is to celebrate the art of filmmaking and the contribution of filmmakers by hosting an international film festival and developing year-long programs for the economic, educational and cultural benefit of our community. The Festival supports and encourages the filmmaker by supplying indispensable networking opportunities and open dialogue with knowledgeable, creative and inquisitive consumers of film.

The Sarasota Farmers Market was established in 1979. The Market continues its tradition of serving the community with local produce, plants, prepared foods and artisans. The Market currently has 70+ vendors and covers 5000 sq. ft. of produce and plants.


Sarasota History Alive! is an online historical resource dedicated to presenting a sequential understanding of the history of Florida's cities and communities, from their founding onward. There is a lot of information on their site and this walking tour is a don't want to miss.