Upcoming Events in Southwest Florida


Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) there is a possibility of last minute cancelations of events. Please contact the hosting organization or location for cancelation information.

Sundays at The Bay is a free weekly music and performance program offered outdoors from 2 – 3 pm. Bring a lawn chair to The Bay’s Civic Green on the north side of the Municipal Auditorium to experience a new local artist each week, from jazz and marimbas to guitar and [...]   Read More


Free family fun event featuring Klezmer band The Yiddish Cowboys, live appearance by Judah the Maccabbee and local dignitaries, lighting of the 16-foot Menorah, catch and collect chocolate coins dropped by firefighters from 25 feet up in the air, performance by the Chabad Hebrew School students, an array of kids [...]   Read More


Rejoice in the holidays at the Edison & Ford Holiday Nights. Thousands of lights, hundreds of historic decorations, and one unique holiday experience await you nightly from 5:30 – 9 p.m. Enjoy exciting new lighting displays, visits with Santa, carolers and musicians, refreshments, family science shows, and more on select [...]   Read More


Thousands of lights transform the Garden into a unique winter wonderland in this ever-changing annual display. See plants of the tropics and subtropics in an entirely new way, enjoy musical performances, and savor special fare from the Garden’s Fogg Café. During the event, you can experience a family-friendly campsite exhibit [...]   Read More


This Chabad of Sarasota festival will feature Annaliese Nock, helicopter raining down gelt from above, three-ton snow slide, balloon menorah, trackless train, arts and crafts, live music, kosher food from Michael’s on East. Free parking. Admission tickets $7 before Dec. 10, $10 after, children under 12 are free. Call or [...]   Read More


A Tropical Holiday Celebration at Selby Botanical Gardens downtown Sarasota campus Select nights December 10, 2022 – January 5, 2023. More than two million lights illuminate the gardens, and walkways are transformed into sensory light tunnels. Visitors will have the opportunity to stroll through magical gardens filled with beautifully lit flowers, [...]   Read More


Hands on Hanukkah is a Sarasota, Florida community event taking place all around town during 5 of the 8 nights of Hanukkah. The family-friendly events feature arts & crafts, raffles & giveaways, food & photos, live musical performances, and end with lighting the hanukkiah. Times vary depending on location. Hands on Hanukkah runs [...]   Read More


Yoga on the beach Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 5:30 – 6:30pm, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 8:30 – 9:30am. Just south of the Apollo condominium and Sunset Grille Beach Bar. Park in the public lot on Swallow Avenue. Registration is not required. Bring water, yoga mat or towel. [...]   Read More


Experience a wonderland of artist inspired, themed trees and festive holiday teas. Admission $10 adults, $5 children and students, children under 6 are free. Call or visit website for reservations and additional information.   Read More


The Bay Park Conservancy (BPC) in partnership with CoreSRQ offer park guests a series of free, high caliber and high-quality fitness, health, and wellness programs taught by CoreSRQ’s certified trainers each Monday May - December at The Bay Park. In alignment with The Bay’s guiding principles, all programs are open [...]   Read More


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