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 again 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.


20th Annual Dearborn Street Halloween Safewalk

Halloween Dearborn St 2015October 31st, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Live music by DJ "Travelin Tom's Tunes

Pumpkin Patch Photo Prop*

5:30 p.m. Pet Costume Contest at EARS Animal Rescue & Thrift Shop*

*located at the Corner of Magnolia and Dearborn

pdfOpen Flyer 

If you are a business or organization that would like distribute candy at the Safewalk, please download and submit the following application:
pdfSafewalk Application


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).


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


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

4th of July Firework + Englewood Firecracker Festival and Block Party

Festivals will begin at 11am on Dearborn Street. All American food, ice cold drinks, over 60 craft vendors, a muscle car show, a kids game area and live music will make this an event for the entire family.

Without your donations, the 4th of July firework would not be possible. To donate and to find out more, click here to visit the Lemon Bay Sunrise Rotary's website.

PS: Did you know that some of the best places to watch Englewood's July 4th firework is from right around Dearborn Street? Indian Mount Park, the new POW/MIA memorial (at the west end of Dearborn Street) or Cherokee Park will provide you with a stunning view.


Crusin' on Dearborn, October 3rd, 5-8pm

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Hundreds of cars and thousands of car lovers converge on Dearborn Street for this car show.

Music to cruise by sponsored by O.E.V.A.


Earth Day Festival

Earth Day Buchans Park Englewood FL

Sunday April 26th, 11am to 4pm at Buchans Park - FREE

It's the 45th anniversary of EARTH DAY. Please join us for our 3rd annual Earth Day celebration at Buchans Airport Park at the north end of Old Englewood Road.


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.


Lemon Bay Playhouse Offers "A Bench in the Sun"

A Bench in the Sun
Harold and Burt, longtime friends, live in a retirement home and spend their days on a bench in the garden bickering. A once-famous actress has just moved in, giving them something new to argue over. Appearing in the show are (l to r) Robin Mazey (Harold), Joyce Cleary (Adrienne), and Charlie Tyler (Burt).

To launch its 29th Season, the Lemon Bay Playhouse will present A Bench in the Sun, by Ron Clark, opening on September 2 and running through September 20.


Adult Acting Workshop - Evening Classes - July 6 - 28

Calling all future thespians! Lemon Bay Playhouse is excited to offer an evening adult acting workshop. You asked for it – we did it. The July, 2015 beginning and intermediate Actors’ Workshop will be open to all adults age 16 and up. The workshop will be conducted at the Lemon Bay Playhouse on Monday and Tuesday evenings from 7:00pm to 9:00pm beginning July 6 and concluding July 28. You will learn exercises in relaxation techniques, vocal dynamics, improvisation, imagination expansion, character and script analysis, auditioning practices, and moment-to-moment monologue work.


Englewood Pioneer Days 2015

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Englewood Pioneer Days 2015 “Color Me Englewod” is busy finalizing the schedule for the 59th year of this community event. All current information, contest forms, current parade and vendor participants, etc. is available on the web site: www.englewoodpioneerdays.com. Check back frequently, as it’s updated often.

"Something To Hide" at Lemon Bay Playhouse

Something To Hide Play
The cast of “Something to Hide” takes a short break during rehearsals to pose for a photo op. The performers in the front row (left to right) are Newell N. Nichols (Mr. Purdie), Ruth Shaulis (Julie), and Rick Moore (Howard Holt). The cast members standing (left to right) are Paul Mullen (Inspector Davies), Marilyn Barton (Mrs. Cunningham), Joyce Cleary (Stella), and Victoria Caruso (Karen Holt).

For its final production of a very solid 28th season, the Lemon Bay Playhouse will present “Something to Hide” by Leslie Sands. From opening night on Wednesday, June 10, it will run through June 28.

This mystery/thriller, directed by Michelle Neitzel, takes place in a charming house in the English countryside, where a writer is joined each weekend by his wife, who is also his publisher. During the week he is joined by his mistress. As action begins the departing mistress is run over by the wife and a plan is hatched to dispose of the body. A savvy detective appears to solve this exciting “Who-Done-It”.

Information and tickets are available online at www.lemonbayplayhouse.com or by visiting or calling the Box Office at (941) 475-6756 between 10am and 2pm weekdays and one hour prior to curtain time. Reserved seat tickets are $18. Student tickets are available at $12 each. Curtain is at 7:30pm Wednesday through Saturday and 2:00pm on Sundays.


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