Olde Englewood Happenings

Englewood Farmers Market Thursdays

Englewood Farmers Market

In the heart of Olde Englewood Village, on West Dearborn Street, the Englewood Farmer's Market is now open every Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

You will find a wide range of select items: fruits, organic vegetables, fresh german breads, gourmet French foods, fresh seafood, bonsai plants, orchids, garden plants, kettle corn, and much much more!

See you at the market!  For more information visit www.englewoodfarmersmarket.org.


Winter Fine Arts Festival 2015

artfest-logo-2011-smAn Invitation to Artists: The Winter Fine Arts Festival will once again be presented by Olde Englewood Village Association. It will be held on December 5th and 6th, 2015 from 10am to 4pm each day on West Dearborn Street in charming "Olde Englewood Village".

Artists who which to submit their application for entry should do so prior to November 12, 2015. The Olde Englewood Village Association will be promoting this event well in advance, so don't miss this wonderful opportunity to showcase and sell your work.

To become one of the vendors, please download the application below, fill it out and mail it to the address mentioned in the application form.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

pdfApplication     pdfRules


Music & Events at Mango Bistro

Music and Events at Mango Bistro

Here is a list of the upcoming live music and events at Mango Bistro! Click on any of the band/event names for more information (a new window/tab will open).


Congratulation to the Best in Show winners of this 2014'sOEVA Winter Fine Art Festival

from left: Steve Koury winner of Best in Show 2D, and Jim Sears winner of Best in Show 3D

Bowls of Hope

Date: Saturday, March 28th
Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: The Open Studio
380 Old Englewood Road

The Open Studio Pottery and The Real Juice Bar are happy to announce a collaborative effort fundraiser to benefit the Earth TASK Crew summer camp.

Profits generated will go towards the TASK Crew Summer Camp to provide children the opportunity to attend the Summer Camp and learn about and enjoy the outdoors and nature of SW Florida. Each child attending camp will learn to work together to do positive things to enrich the environment and improve our community while having fun doing so.

Tickets cost $30 each and are available for sale in The Open Studio Pottery and The Real Juice Bar. Ticket purchasers will be able to redeem their ticket to select a locally made and unique pottery bowl to keep, which can be filled with soup on the day of the event. The event will be held March 28th on the grounds of the Open Studio. Live music will be provided for everyone's listening pleasure while enjoying a bowl of soup.

We hope you support this worthwhile cause. Watch the video.


34th Annual Spring Fine Arts Festival

Homeward Bound by Debra Purdy
Homeward Bound – Englewood Beach!! by Debra Purdy
Date: Saturday, March 28th &
Sunday, March 29th
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Location: W Dearborn St, Englewood FL
Presented By: The Rotary Club of Englewood

The Fine Arts Festival draws thousands of visitors to the heart of Englewood. Residents and Visitors will have a chance to meet over 110 artists who are exhibiting and selling their original artwork. These artists and their creations are the Stars of this two-day weekend art show. Every imaginable handmade item is here – fine jewelry, art glass, paintings, photography, ceramics, sculpture and more. It’s a great way to celebrate spring and enjoy the ambiance of Englewood. In addition to the art displays, the festival will feature food & beverages from local restaurants & vendors, live music, and shopping throughout the popular Dearborn Street stores.


Wildmman's Art Show

Englewood The SharkOur local "crazy wheelchair guy", Brian Davids aka the Wildmman will have his art opening at the Lemon Bay Arts Alliance on December 6th from 5 to 7PM. He is the guest artist for the month of December.

The Wildmman said, "This is going to be a fun show. Most of my work is humorous and loud. I will have some of my paintings on metal, custom guitars, furniture, and the "Shark" wheelchair down there for the opening.

Come on out and have some fun. We'll have complimentary beer, wine, cheese, and entertainment!"

The Wildmman Show is on:

December 6th 5-7PM
Lemon Bay Arts Alliance
452 West Dearborn Street


Dearborn Street Book Festival

Dearborn Street Book FestivalJoin us for 6th Annual Dearborn Street Book Festival at Pioneer Plaza on February 21 from 10am to 3pm. A variety of authors from Englewood and around the world share their creative works with our community.

Come shop for mysteries, novels, biographies, children’s books and nonfiction works. Enjoy music, baked goods, Florida sunshine and wonderful books.

pdfOpen Brochure


9th Annual Dearborn Street Wine Walk

February 28th - 3pm to dusk

Enjoy 60 Wines, Premium Beer, Great Food prepared by local restaurants and caterers, and Live Music by Tropical Avenue at the best Wine Event of the Year.

Tickets are limited and are now available at Vino Loco for $40 each. The ticket price includes the wine, beer and food. The proceeds will go to the Lemon Bay Arts Alliance.


Cracker Fair - Feb 14 from 10am to 4pm

Presented by the Lemon Bay Historical Society

Festivities  for the whole family: kids’ games, crafts, food vendors, artists, music and more. Located in Pioneer Plaza on Dearborn St (next to Mango Bistro).

10am - 11am Lemon Dessert Contest
11am 'Making Swamp Cabbage' by Frank Desguin
11am - 12pm Lemon Dessert Judging
11:30am 'Cleaning Mullet' by Charlie Hicks
12pm Lemon Desert Contest winners & Photo Contest winners announced on stage. Pre-plated samples of all desserts will be for sale for $1 per plate after judging. Proceeds benefit Lemon Bay Historical Society.
12:30pm Cast net throwing demo, by Allen Garret, Lemon Bay Historical Society
1pm - 4pm John Tuff Band, classical Western music
2pm Historical Personification by Betty Nugent, S.H.O.R.E
4pm Historical Society Raffle Drawing


Annual Meeting and Election - Open to All

The Annual meeting for the Olde Englewood Village Association will be held: Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 5:15 P.M. AT THE CRA Offices, 1398 Old Englewood Road.

At this meeting, all businesses with paid dues for this coming year (2015) are eligible to have a person apply for a board position. Should any business in attendance who wishes to apply and their dues are unpaid - they can submit payment immediately and be eligible. Dues are One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) for the year.

Names are submitted at the meeting on a write in ballot. According to our current by-laws, we can accept up to nine for the board. If more than nine are submitted, the most votes for nine (9) of those names submitted are then accepted to the board.

Following that election, the board members immediately convene and among themselves elect the officers. The offices are: President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary. Note: Board members serve for two (2) years, Officers serve for one (1) year.

Currently our board meetings are held bi-monthly on the 1st Tuesday at 4:15 p.m. The regular meeting follows at 5:15 p.m.

Please plan to attend this important meeting and become involved in “What The Future Holds” for West Dearborn Street

We Need You !!!!! Thank you.
Janet A. Landis, President

Crusin' on Dearborn Street

Cruising on Dearborn

Come and enjoy a fun evening in the Old Village... Stroll along the street to see the beautiful antique cars and stay a while to shop, dine and listen to some great live music in the different eateries!! Fun for the whole family!! Car show this Saturday (1/3/15) from 5 to 8pm.


Dearborn Street Christmas Walk & Parade

Christmas Wall Dearborn Street 2014
Click to Open Flyer
Join us at the annual Dearborn Street Christmas Walk & Parade Saturday, December 13. Festivities begin at 5pm.

Event Schedule:
6:00pm - Englewood Community Christmas Parade
7:00pm - Merchants Gift Baskets Drawing at Vino Loco
7:10pm - LA Ainger Middle School Chorus Performance at Tree Lighting
7:20pm - Tree Lighting at 300 block W Dearborn St
7:30pm - Photos w/ Santa at 300 block of W Dearborn St
7:40pm - Bike Raffle at 300 Block W Dearborn St
7:45pm - F.A.M.E. Movie (Please bring a chair or blanket)