Take an intimate look inside some of Sarasota's most beautiful homes during the Junior League of Sarasota's 40th Annual Simply Sarasota Tour of Homes.
The 2017 Simply Sarasota Tour of Homes is Friday, February 24th and Saturday, February 25th and features some of the most amazing and interesting homes in Sarasota. You can take a guided tour with a Junior League guide or take a self-guided tour of the homes.
Throughout the day, there will be special culinary, cocktail, artisan, and floral demonstrations inside the homes.
A crowd favorite, the Cookies for a Cause Bake Sale, will be back again this year! Buy a box and fill it with as many scrumptious, home-baked cookies as you desire!
Homes will be located from Siesta Key to Indian Beach/Sapphire Shores area. We have again included a variety of homes from Historic to Contemporary to Modern.
- 4934 Commonwealth Drive
- 101 Ogden - Butterfield Home
- 2703 S. Osprey
- 1810 Grove St (Located next to home #3)
- 2445 Alameda Avenue
GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS
If you purchase general admission tickets by Thursday, February 23rd, tickets are only $25. If you purchase your ticket after February 23rd, they will be $30.
VIP TROLLEY TOUR
This year, we are offering a limited number of seats for a VIP Trolley Tour. Relax and let our SRQ Trolley do the driving, while you enjoy a tour led by Sarasota's one and only Real Estate and Architecture expert, Harold Bubil. VIP guests will also enjoy a special souvenir, lite bites, wine, and raffle. This special tour will begin at 11AM and will end between 1:30/2:00. We will meet in the Van Wezel parking lot. There are a limited number of seats available and they will go fast!
BRUNCH & TOUR TICKET (FRIDAY ONLY)
Friday Only!!! From 9AM to 11AM, we will be hosting a fabulous brunch buffet on Pineapple Yoga Studio's outside patio. Spend time enjoying mimosas and a delicious brunch before you begin the Tour.
TOAST OF THE TOUR HAPPY HOUR
We end the Tour on Saturday with the Simply Sarasota "Toast of the Tour" Happy Hour from 4PM to 6PM at a soon to be released location. Admission is free. This promises to be a fun event and it is where we hold our very popular annual raffle. You could win some incredible raffle prizes, so be sure to stop by.
During the tour, you will also have the opportunity to buy raffle tickets for some spectacular prizes. We also have a special drawing to help stock the pantry at All Faiths Food Bank. Bring a jar of peanut butter or some raisin snack packs for our All Faiths Food Bank donation box, you will be entered into a special drawing.
WEBSITE AND CONTACT INFO
THANK YOU SPONSORS
We would like to give a special thanks to our sponsors! We are so grateful for their support.
- Highland Design, LLC
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What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
If you are on the VIP Trolley Tour, we will send you parking information. If you have general admission tickets, parking will depend on the area the home is located. Only park in legally marked areas. When parking on the street, DO NOT block driveways. Please be aware of pedestrians.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please email us at email@example.com
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
In order to keep the lines flowing, we prefer that you bring it or show it on your phone. However, if you are unable to print or pull it up on your phone, we can look it up.
What does the Junior League of Sarasota do?
The Junior League of Sarasota is a non-profit organization of trained, hands-on volunteers that has been working to address some of the most difficult issues Sarasota faces for more than 60 years. You may be familiar with some of our legacy projects, many of which are now separate organizations. We are responsible for the creation of organizations such as the Child Protection Center and Teen Court; built the first handicapped accessible playground; purchased and stocked household goods for new homes at Harvest House; etc. These are just a few of the charitable works that the Junior League has been a key part of.
When we recognize a crisis, our 250+ members turn hard-work and resources into solutions. One of the most challenging issues facing Sarasota is food insecurity, aka hunger. Through partnerships with organizations like All Faiths Food Bank and through JLS programs such as our Slow Cooker Education courses, we are working toward ending hunger in our community. Did you know that Florida has one of the highest child food-insecurity rates in the country? According to the Sarasota County Planning Services Division, one in every five children lives below the poverty level. More than 21,000 children in Sarasota County are at risk for hunger and you can help us reverse this trend. No child should have to worry about where their next meal will come from.
Attending the Tour of Homes means that you are not only going to have a great time and see some beautiful homes, but you are helping the Junior League of Sarasota help those in the community who need it the most.
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