Inspired by the Age-Friendly Sarasota initiative and presented as a gift by The Patterson Foundation, the Age-Friendly Festival is the FIRST community celebration in the nation to focus on LIFELONG WELL-BEING while aspiring to CONNECT PEOPLE OF ALL AGES.
Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017
Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Rain or Shine!)
Location: Sarasota Fairgrounds, 3000 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, Florida 34237.
FREE ADMISSION. No tickets are needed.
—Free on-site parking. (See festival location on map and driving directions.)
—There are also SCAT bus stops conveniently located near the Fairgrounds. (Use SCAT bus routes 1 or 1A).
—Ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8:45 a.m. (just prior to festival opening) at festival's main entrance ... please join us if you can!
Attendees will enjoy exhibits, experiences, entertainment, and educational presentations highlighting age-friendly practices and principles that optimize community assets and enhance quality of life for all ages. There will be more than 125 organizations participating in the festival!
Exhibits and presentations will be held in Robarts Arena, the Ken Clark Auditorium, and the Potter Building ... with additional activities and entertainment taking place in outdoor areas of the Sarasota Fairgrounds.
Please consider all of the following ways to help us spread the word in the community about the Age-Friendly Festival between now and October 28, 2017:
1) Send family, friends, and colleagues the link to the Age-Friendly Festival's main page and also the link to our two-minute promotional video about the festival.
2) Display and distribute flyers promoting the festival (available at the very bottom of the festival's main page).
3) If you have an upcoming event, we welcome the opportunity to have an Age-Friendly Festival information booth present. (Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
4) We also have team members ready and eager to speak to any groups interested in hearing more about the age-friendly movement and the age-friendly festival. (See Request an AFS Speaker.)
There is no fee for participating organizations to be a part of any of the festival's offerings, and there is no cost to organizations for exhibition space. The Patterson Foundation is funding the Age-Friendly Festival as a gift to the community.
Don't miss the opportunity to see the more than 125 participating organizations that are many of the "advancers of the age-friendly movement" in our community.
Note: Request to participate submissions were accepted through July 31, 2017.