Age-Friendly Festival

  • Date:
    Saturday, October 28, 2017
  • Hours:
    9:00am – 4:00pm
  • Location:
    Sarasota Fairgrounds
    3000 Ringling Blvd
    Sarasota, Florida 34237
  • Admission:
    Free for all ages. Presented by The Patterson Foundation as a gift to the community.
    (Parking at the Sarasota Fairgrounds will also be free.)
The Age-Friendly Festival will be a celebration of lifelong well-being in our region. This community event aspires to connect people of all ages. Individuals and exhibitors from businesses, nonprofits, government, and the media will share information on a variety of topics that optimize community assets and enhance quality of life.

The Festival will feature exhibits, education, experiences, and entertainment highlighting:
     — Arts & Culture
     — Health & Wellness
     — Livability Options

There will be free live entertainment and food for purchase throughout the day.
Exhibition space is available at no cost to participants advancing age-friendly principles and promoting lifelong well-being. If interested in this and/or providing education, experiences, or entertainment to attendees, you can learn more about these opportunities and submit the "Request to Participate" form. (Submissions are being accepted through July 15, 2017.)

Volunteers are vital for the success of the Age-Friendly Festival. They are needed to support the festival in a variety of roles and shifts such as greeters, assisting exhibitors and team members, and helping attendees navigate the layout of the event and parking lot. Community service hours are available for youth volunteers. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact Alicia Chalmers, AFF Volunteers Coordinator, at
Click here if you would like to print out a copy of the Festival's one-page flyer.
If you have any questions about the Age-Friendly Festival, please email us at
The Patterson Foundation
The Age-Friendly Festival is presented by The Patterson Foundation as a gift to the community.
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