Things to Do: November

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With Turkey day just around the corner there are many things to be thankful for!

We are excited for all the fall festivities in our area this November. Siesta Key has a wide variety of Autumn attractions in store for this Thanksgiving season.

St. Armands Circle Art Festival November 9-10

Set amidst a tropical paradise, St. Armands Circle is an enchanting circle of fine shops and gourmet restaurants, sure to provide a memorable experience for all. The St. Armands Circle Art Festival hosts 200 artists in town annually. The event offers art from a broad spectrum of mediums including sculpture, photography, glass, paintings, ceramics, jewelry, mixed media and more! Howard Alan Events offer patrons the opportunity to personally meet with the artists, commission a work of art and learn what inspires the artists’ work. https://www.facebook.com/events/246915909566953/

Sarasota Medieval Fair November 9 – December 1

Welcome one and all to FOUR weekends of exciting tournaments, scrumptious feasts, & pure family fun at this year’s Sarasota Medieval Fair! Join in the fun Saturdays & Sundays November 9th thru Dec 1, 2019 from 10am to 5:30pm rain or shine at the Ringling Woods behind the Sarasota Fairgrounds! Visit each weekend for a full new line-up of different nationally renowned acts! Plus, don't miss our returning favorites such as the Washing Well Wenches, Wheel of Death, the Human Combat Chess Match, and full-armored full-contact jousting tournaments held three times daily! https://www.sarasotamedievalfair.com/

Venice Chalk Festival November 15– 18

Join the Chalk Festival family of pavement art enthusiasts November 15 - 18 at the Venice Airport to celebrate the theme 'Garden of Wonders,' a tribute to the marvels of the natural world and the human imagination. Hundreds of artists, featuring the largest gathering of world-renowned traditional and 3-D pavement artists, turn the airport runway into a museum in motion with unlimited space to create - no other location or event like this one exists elsewhere. https://chalkfestival.org/

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Siesta Key Crystal Classic November 15 - 18

Recently named America's #1 Beach, the Crystal Classic has become a favorite of the professional sand sculptors who have competed here. Citing the beauty and cleanliness of the pristine white sand, sculptors have remarked that their sculptures look almost as if they were "carved in marble”. Attend the Crystal Classic November 15th through 18th to see the arts and the beach connect in ways never before seen in Sarasota. https://www.siestakeycrystalclassic.com/

Season the Bay - Spice, Sauce & BBQ Show November 16th

Enjoy the Tastiest Show on the Bay, November 16th! Sample spices, sauces and more from awesome local vendors. Purchase local flavor for the holidays. Arts & crafts, games, contests and more! Life is too short to be plain.

Celery Fields Walk November 9 and 25

November 9th and 25th walk the Celery Fields trails and boardwalks with expert birding guides from the Sarasota Audubon Society. Discover resident and migrant birds, wildlife, and plants. Wear sturdy shoes, bring water, sunscreen and insect repellant, and don’t forget your binoculars! New birders welcome! https://www.sarasotaaudubon.org/

We hope you enjoy the fall festivities this month at the Midnight Cove! If you have any suggestions of more great events leave a comment below!

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Welcome to October in Siesta Key!

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Spooky scares are in store for you this month in Sarasota and on Siesta Key!

Although the weather may not show it here on the beach, fall is here! Embrace the change in season with autumn harvests and terrifying haunts all month long. Here are some of our favorite events in the area this October!

Fruitville Grove Pumpkin Fest October 5-27

The 31st annual Pumpkin Fest is an event suitable for all ages. Stroll under the shade of large oak trees to see local vendors in the craft show with their one of a kind crafts. The Pumpkin Fest runs every weekend of October, and hours are 10:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. The event has *no charge for admission nor parking*. There will be live demonstrations, music, shows, and interactions throughout the festival and different activities offered each day! The current lineup for 2019 includes kids fun zone (with zip line), pony rides, face painting, mini train ride, carriage rides, pumpkin painting, hayrides, hug-a-goat, enchanted unicorn encounter, hold-a-pig, and butterfly garden experience. These are just some of the activities to do throughout the day! Come hungry and enjoy a food truck rally as well as other vendors with festival food.

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Sarasota Farmer’s Market Every Saturday from 7 am to 1 pm

The Sarasota Farmer’s Market is back for the season, and harvest is abundant this year! Just about 20 minutes away from Midnight Cove, every Saturday, you’ll find one of the best farmer’s markets in the U.S. Support local farmers and artisans, enjoy live music, great coffee, and delicious food. Stock up your kitchen condo for a week of healthy eating!

Arlington Park & Aquatic Complex’s Pumpkin Splash! October 26

Celebrate fall in a true beach fashion at Arlington Park & Aquatic Complex’s Pumpkin Splash. Come take a swim and pick out your favorite pumpkin from the floating pumpkin patch! Nothing says "fall in Florida" like carving your pumpkin while relaxing by the pool! https://www.facebook.com/events/477307039483600/ 

Halloween Costume Party Bar Crawl October 31

Hitch a ride on the party bus and enjoy 4 hot Sarasota locations this Halloween. The route takes you through Marina Jacks, Daiquiri Deck in South Siesta Key, Gulf Gate Village and the Weston Hotel with a rooftop bar on the 12th floor overlooking the Sarasota Bay and the whole city of Sarasota and back to Marina Jacks.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/halloween-costume-party-bar-crawl-tickets-75490836123

Halloween Safe Treats for Kids October 31

Looking for safe trick or treating during your stay at Midnight Cove? Kids can trick or treat in Siesta Village along Ocean Blvd. and the surrounding streets. Look for participating members displaying orange and black balloons and pumpkin flyers in their windows. This free event is the perfect safe venue for children on Halloween! http://events.siestakeychamber.com/events/details/halloween-safe-treats-for-kids-10-31-2019-1304.

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Ghosts & Gruesomes Tour Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays all month long

Looking for some frights before Halloween? Take the Ghosts & Gruesomes Tour by Sarasota Suncoast Tours weekly on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:15 p.m.! Join this dark and creepy 75-minute Sarasota ghost walk to hear what they found out exploring the dark streets at night. Experience the Halloween spirit and sinister side of Sarasota on this one-of-a-kind walking tour!
https://www.sarasotasuncoasttours.com/tours/ghosts-gruesomes/

Your Exclusive Fall Offer

We hope you enjoy the frightful festivities this month at Midnight Cove! If you don't have a trip planned yet, we would like to share an exclusive offer for your next new reservation. Simply call our Midnight Cove reservations office at 941-349-3004 and mention the coupon code FALLFUN19. You'll receive 25% off on your next booking for your Midnight Cove stay now through December 15, 2019. New reservations only, based on availability. We look forward to welcoming you here at Midnight Cove someday soon!

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Plan Your Next Midnight Cove Vacation

We are Located in Siesta Key on the shores of the beautiful Gulf of Mexico, across the bay from the mainland Sarasota. 

You may be tempted to think that Siesta Key is just a beach town with miles of "the world's finest, whitest sand™", but that's just a really good start...

Siesta Key is the perfect destination to spend a holiday. Whether you are visiting for a week, a month or longer, you are sure to fall in love with Siesta Key!
Midnight Cove is pleased to offer some of the best accommodations on the gulf coast of Florida. Whether you are looking for exciting Siesta Key night life or a secluded getaway, Midnight Cove on beautiful Siesta Key is the perfect location for you.

There are many things to do on Siesta including parasailing, kayaking, jet skiing, fishing charters, sailing, motorcycles, segways, and more, not to mention great restaurants that range from fine dining to the very casual restaurants where a flip flops and cover ups are all you will need and, of course, it wouldn't be the gulf coast without some great seafood restaurants.

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Siesta Key boasts 3 world-class beaches

There is never a shortage of things to do at Midnight Cove.

With the crystal white sands of America's Best Beach just steps away, gulf side and bayside pools, two tennis courts, picnic areas, and more, there is never a shortage of things to do at Midnight Cove, but our little piece of paradise is certainly worth exploring and our location in the heart of Siesta Key puts it all at your fingertips. 

Siesta Key boasts 3 world-class beaches Siesta Beach, Crescent Beach and Turtle Beach, each with its own unique charm, all well worth a visit. 

Our most popular beach, Siesta Beach has been recognized as America's Best Beach by Dr. Beach, America's foremost beach expert. Siesta Beach offers a playground, tennis and beach volleyball courts, and concessions stands. Siesta Public Beach is protected by on-duty lifeguards. 

Besting over 30 entrants, the crystal white sand of Crescent Beach was named "The World's Finest, Whitest Sand™" at the Great International Sand Challenge in 1987 and the Travel Channel recognized it as "The Best Sand Beach in America" in 2004. Just south of Siesta Beach and with only one public access, Crescent beach offers a more secluded beach experience that is perfect spot to cuddle of with a great beach book or that special someone. 

A favorite among locals, Turtle Beach on the southern tip of the island offers picnic areas, a volleyball court, horseshoe pit and playground, and fishing is permitted in nearby Blind Pass Lagoon. Unlike the powdery white sands of Crescent and Siesta Beaches, the sand on Turtle Beach is darker and coarser.

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