The Tampa Bay Lightning brought its Rolling Thunder into Sarasota on Saturday.
Fans weren't deterred by a lockout and a threatened shut-down of the season as they turned out for the festival, which featured street hockey for kids, cornhole, giveaways and more.
The event was co-sponsored by the Downtown Sarasota Alliance.
The Lightning are also promoting a Sarasota Chamber Night on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 in a game against the Washington Capitals. The event features a pre-game party from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on the Bud Light Party Deck. Puck drops at 7 p.m.
For $45, you get light hors d'oeuvres, one alcohol beverage per person, a welcome by Lightning and Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce executives and the chance to win unique fan experiences during the game.
To purchase, visit tampabaylightning.com/sarasota or call Brian Specia at 813-301-6544.
Missed the Sarasota event? The Rolling Thunder tour will also be at Lakewood Ranch's Music on Main on Oct. 5 from 6 to 9 p.m.