October 24 - 30, 2011

October 24 - 30, 2011
John Hamilton Gillespie Celebration Week

The week-long party
celebrating the Father of Sarasota…and golf was a big success! From O'Leary's Kick-off Party, Jeff LaHurd's New Book, Jacobites Bagpipers, Trolley Tours, Kiwanis Golf Tournament, and Hartman Gallery Photography Exhibition, to the Palm Avenue Street Party, The Macallan VIP Scotch Tasting, Lunch in Rosemary Cemetery, and Walking Tour of the Gillespie Park Neighborhood - every special event was a wonderful way to honor Sarasota's history.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Gillespie Week Kick-Off Party on Monday October 24

Free Party at O'Leary's Officially Begins Gillespie Week!

You're invited to the Kick-Off Party from 5 to 7pm at O'Leary's Bar & Grill in honor of John Hamilton Gillespie, the Father of Sarasota and Golf. Featuring music by the Jacobites Bagpipers and new book release of "John Hamilton Gillespie, The Scot Who Saved Sarasota" by historian Jeff LaHurd.

Join your friends for a drink to start the week of events honoring Gillespie and the Scots Landing and get one of the first signed copies of Jeff LaHurd's book.  
O'Leary's Tiki Bar and Grill
Downtown Sarasota Bayfront and Ringling Boulevard
Free Parking

Hosted by O'Leary's, Marina Jack, the Owen Burns Committee and The Friends of the Sarasota County History Center. 
Free Event - Cash Bar

Be sure to keep the party going and stay for dinner at O'Leary's or Marina Jack.
Show your support and dress your dog and yourself in Scottish plaid!

This is only the beginning of a week of fun events!  
Check the Events page to see October 24-30 details and the  
Supporters page for Special Offers and Discounts by local merchants.


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