What's Coming Up

The excitement from the holidays may be over, but there's still plenty to be excited for! You can finally catch up on the sleep you lost in December (those bags under your eyes are designer, so flaunt that), all the holiday merchandise is 90% off at stores, you'll soon be receiving extra cash from your text return, and it's the beginning of a long year of all your favorite Simply Events!
We can't wait to spend not just all of 2020 with you, but also the whole decade!
(All in favor of a Roaring 20's event, but first, we need a quick nap).

Looking Ahead for 2020

The beginning of a new year is always exciting! We have the opportunity to create new events, venture to new locations, and work with new businesses and vendors. Last year we hosted over 60 events in Florida, and we were able to raise a little over $50,000 for local non-profits, which surpassed our previous years' amounts and look forward to new goals in 2020!
So far this year, we're already making moves!
We'll be traveling to The Villages for a Chic Décor & Artisan Market, we're working on planning new events that will be released soon.
Some of our Goals for 2020:
Create more partnerships with local nonprofit organizations and raise over 60,000 for those causes we support.
Win a few of those Best of the Bay titles.
Host/promote local events that provide support and purpose
for the local community.
Provide a platform for emerging brands/businesses to create a memorable experience while meeting new clients.

#NightOwlsUnite, ?

(Check out our socials on Friday Nights to keep up with #NightOwlsUnite )

There ain't no party like a Simply Party!
In case you haven't heard, we created a new branch of Simply Events in 2019, called Simply Parties, and this year it's back and better than ever! We're pretty pumped about the return of Late Nites on Westfield Street at Westfield Brandon & Sip, Shop Play at Westfield Countryside.
Friday. January 17 from 5 - 8 PM | Westfield Countryside
Saturday, January 18 from 8-11 PM | Westfield Brandon
Saturday, February 8 from 8-11 PM | Westfield Brandon
Viva Las Vegas on Westfield Street
Saturday, March 14th from 8-11 PM | Westfield Brandon


(Check out our socials on Sunday Nights to keep up with #UpNextTampaBay)
Burger Time, in January?
We couldn't imagine a better way to start the new year than with one of our favorite festivals in a new location! The Best of the Bay's Runner-Up Best Food Festival and Craft Beer Event is coming to Sarasota's The Mall at University Town Center for an epic day of beer sampling, burger indulgence, family fun, live music,  and the Winter Carnival. 
Bring your stretchy pants, because the Throwdown features 30+ different burgers from some of the best local restaurants/food trucks and craft beer sampling from several local breweries! YOU the people get to choose who wins the coveted People's Choice and Most Creative Burger award and the Most Creative Craft and Best Beer award. So try one, or try them all, and vote on who you think is the best in SRQ!
The fun doesn't stop there because the Throw Down will also have live music on stage all day from local acts, including Nightrain- A Guns and Roses Tribute Band as the headliner, a Carnival with rides for the kiddos, a crafter market, and more! The event is free to enter and park, and all ages are welcomed and encouraged to attend, including fur babies!

Wait, there's a Carnival?

Burgers, beers, and carnival rides? Name a more iconic trio, I'll wait.
Dreamland Amusements will be returning back to sunny Sarasota for the 2nd Annual Sarasota Winter Carnival.
Celebrate MLK Day Weekend with family-fun for everyone! The carnival will run from Thursday, January 16-Monday, January 20, so come for one day or all five, and enjoy games, thrilling rides, and delicious foods.
Start your 2020 saving money!
Pre-order your Sarasota Winter Carnival tickets now until January 16th at 5 PM, so you can save that extra cash for a funnel cake (or two).
Pre-sale ends 1/16 at 5 pm
1/$20 – 2/$35 – 4/$60
Wristbands on sale after 5 pm on 1/16
1/$25 – 4/$85

The First Chic Décor & Artisan Market

The Chic Decor & Artisan Markets kick off their 2020 market season with the Winter Wesley Chapel Chic Decor & Artisan Market. Formally the Shabby Chic Vintage Markets & Artisan Days and 2019 Best of the Bay runner-up Best Local Makers Market! We are excited to launch our 2020 markets with a new and improved shopping experience, brand, and purpose! We've upcycled our upcycle market, and you're not going to want to miss our launch in Wesley Chapel.
Join us Sunday, January 26th, at the Grove at Wesley Chapel and shop your way through hundreds of unique artisans local to Pasco County. Choose from multiple popular local decor styles such as farmhouse, rustic, vintage, shabby chic, and industrial, to style up your home. Or find something for yourself from one of the unique artisans that handcraft jewelry, soap, children items, handpicked boutique clothing, to name a few features. More activities to enjoy include creation stations, craft workshops, live entertainment, and the best food trucks n Pasco County!

Senior Fun & Networking

Being over-the-hill isn't a bad thing. You're embarking on an exciting new stage of your life, and you might have questions about it. The Zephyrhills Snowbird Palooza can help with that!
The Snowbird Palooza offers seniors an opportunity to meet and mingle with fellow seniors over free coffee and doughnuts at 10:30 AM (while supplies last). The event will also host senior-related businesses and services that will offer free health checks, information, and giveaways.
This year, the vendors will host a Chili Cook-Off. Guests will get the opportunity to try and vote on their favorite chili! The community can also get involved in the Pie Bake-Off; the winner of the Pie Bake-Off will receive a cash prize! Other features of the event include live entertainment, raffles, a vendor market, and more!
Thank you for continuing to support and participate in our events. We look forward to spending our 2020 with you, and we wish you a 
happy and healthy New Year.
From the Simply Events team,
Sonya & Drew | Co-Owners
Sarah, Kevin, Brett, Sean, Gabby, and Craig

Next Event:

Chic Decor & Artisan Market

Grove at Wesley Chapel

January 26th

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