Best bets: Feb. 10

February 10, 2013 

Greek Glendi, a Greek Festival: St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, 7671 N. Lockwood Ridge Road, Sarasota

St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church is celebrating its 29th Greek Glendi, a Greek Festival, noon-8 p.m. Feb. 10 featuring Greek food, music and culture. Guided church tours are every hour starting at 1 p.m. daily. Proper dress required, no food or drink allowed. Admission: $4, children ages 11 and younger are admitted free. Parking is free. Information: 941-355-9434 or 941-232-3910 or visit

The 109th Annual Florida State Fair "Discover the Fun": Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 U.S. 301 N., Tampa

The 2013 Florida State Fair "Discover the Fun," a salute to the state's best in the agriculture and equestrian industry, through Feb. 18, and will include an abundance of exciting shows, thrilling rides, food, shopping, and a concert series on select nights featuring top bands, including Starship featuring Mickey Thomas and the Bellamy Brothers. Gates open daily at 9 a.m. and closing time varies by the day of the week and weather conditions. Admission tickets: $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 6-11, children ages 5 and younger are admitted free. Ride armbands: $25. Parking is free. Information, call 813-621-7821 or toll-free 1-800-345-3247.

Anna Maria Island Valentine Arts and Crafts Show: Holmes Beach City Hall Field, 5801 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach

The Anna Maria Island Arts and Crafts Show will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 10 featuring fine arts and crafts, food and live music by Patchouli. Admission and parking are free. Proceeds will benefit the Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park. Information: 941-799-2181 or visit

Beach Market: Coquina Beach, 1504 Gulf Dr. S., Bradenton Beach

Come and stroll the Beach Market 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 10 featuring fresh produce, arts and crafts, jewelry, local artists, scarves, apparel, pottery, purses, collectibles, health and beauty items and more. Live music will be provided by area favorite Larry Wilhelm. Information: 941-518-4431.

-- Herald Staff Reports

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