Anna Maria Island Cityfest: "The Field," 5801 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach
Come out to the island and stroll through rows of arts and crafts vendors, taste great local food and listen to non-stop live music by various local bands, including Kettle of Fish, KoKo Ray, soulRcoaster, Shotgun Justice, Bill Bowdish. Big Jim Allen Ukulele, Chris Grumley, Scott's Garage, Mike Sales 10 a.m.-10 p.m. March 2. There will be a kid's zone and a classic car show 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. The two-day event is open to the public. Coolers are not allowed. Information: 941-778-1541.
Annual Pottery Sale and Chili Cook Off: ArtCenter Manatee, 209 Ninth St. W., Bradenton
ArtCenter Manatee will host the Annual Chili Cook Off 10 a.m.-1 p.m. March 2. The pottery sale will feature mugs, bowls, vases and more created by local artists and students of the ArtCenter. The Chili Cook Off competition with local fire department teams provides visitors to purchase one-of-a-kind hand thrown bowl and sample and vote on every team's chili. Donation for chili bowl: $15. Information: 941- 746-2862 or visit www.ArtCenterManatee.org.
Orange Blossom Festival: Mixon Fruit Farms, 2525 27th St. E., Bradenton
Mixon Fruit Farms will host its annual Orange Blossom Festival 9 a.m.-5 p.m. March 2-3. This year's extravaganza will feature the world famous Wallenda Troupe performing three shows daily. There will be pony rides, Ferris wheel, bounce houses, rock climbing wall, bungee jumping, kids rides, tram tours and live performing bears. Live music will be provided by Yesterdayze. Inside exhibits will feature the Citrus and Produce Crate Label Collectors' Swap along with more than 100 crafters and fun for the whole family. Admission and parking are free. Information: 941-748-5829.
2013 Parrish Heritage Day Festival and Parade: various locations, Parrish
The Parrish Civic Association will host the 2013 annual Heritage Day Festival and Parade March 2, starting with a parade at 10:30 a.m., traveling from 121st Avenue to Erie Road, 82nd Street, crossing Highway 301 and ending at Gulf Coast Railway Museum parking lot, 12210 83rd St. E., Parrish. There will be entertainment and food and beverage vendors. Information: 941-812-5291.
Florida Friendly Family Festival: Sutton Park, 1050 Sixth St. W., Palmetto
The Florida Friendly Family Festival will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 2 featuring a variety of fun activities, eco-workshops and entertainment for children of all ages. The festival will offer a wide array of interactive demonstrations, ideas, workshops and exhibits to highlight our environment and show ways that families can conserve in and around their homes. Admission is free. Tours will highlight Florida-Friendly Landscapes and Palmetto's Green Street, Fifth Street West. The Manatee County Utilities Department will host a shower head exchange. Bring your old shower head and exchange it for a new water conserving model. Food will be served and is free on a first come, first serve basis. Information: 941-722-4524.
Horseshoe Cove Annual Spring Fine Arts and Craft Sale: 5100 60th St. E., Bradenton
The Horseshoe Cove Annual Spring Fine Arts and Craft Sale will be 9 a.m.-noon March 2 featuring fine hand paintings, knitted and crocheted items, fishing lures, St. Patrick's and Easter vests, jewelry, Afghans, candy, jams, sewing caddies, greeting cards, pillowcases, pine needle baskets and much more. Coffee and home made coffee cake will be available. Information: carolhcadirector.com.