Ovation, the popular community festival in Lakewood Ranch, has a new name.
The new Grand Ovation at Lakewood Ranch will celebrate its seventh annual festival from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1 on Main Street.
The festival will include performances from a variety of local school groups, professional musicians, dancers, chorus groups, drama teams and more, plus food and shopping, organizers say. The event is free to attend, and there is no charge for nonprofit groups to participate and receive table space.
Find applications to participate and information about sponsorships at www.lakewoodranch.com/
grandovation or at the SMR headquarters at 14400 Covenant Way in Lakewood Ranch. Call Rachel Gray at 941-757-1548 or Linda Gross at 941-907-9507. The application deadline is Jan. 1.