Schedule of events for the 2013 Balloon and Wine Festival

April 3, 2013 

The Florida Wine and Balloon Festival

The General Admission portion of the festival grounds will be open to the public:

Saturday, April 6, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Sunday, April 7, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Thursday, April 4

Trade Tasting:

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

On Sarasota Bay on at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

(By invitation only - this tasting is open only to those members of the hospitality industry who hold liquor licenses).

Winemaker Dinners:

6:30 p.m.

Venues around Sarasota

Friday April 5

Bayfront Showcase Lunch/tasting:

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

On the grounds of the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Balloon Glow Dinner:

6:30 p.m.

Premier Sports Campus, S.R. 70, Lakewood Ranch

Saturday, April 6

Grand Tasting, Brunch & Charity Auction:

11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. under an elegant tent at the Van Wezel.

Auction: 2 p.m.

Smokin' Hot Cigar Dinner & Balloon Glow:

6:30 p.m.

Premier Sports Campus, S.R. 70, Lakewood Ranch

Sunday, April 7

Sip & Soar:

1-4 p.m.

Premier Sports Campus, S.R. 70, Lakewood Ranch

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