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.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your loved one with a renewal of marriage vows on Nokomis Public Beach at sunset. The “Say ‘I Do,’ Again” event, hosted by Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources, will start at 5 p.m. Couples are advised to arrive earlier, around 4:30 p.m. for parking [...]   Read More

The Big Cypress National Preserve is partnering with the Museum of the Everglades to bring you Wilderness Wednesdays, a lecture series on a variety of topics presented by the National Park Service and hosted at the museum every Wednesday January through April 2023. Visit website for additional information.   Read More

Circus Sarasota presents an international all-star lineup with an unparalleled array of thrilling acts under the Big Top. More than 2 weeks of performances from February 10 – March 5, 2023. Top performances under the Ulla Searing Big Top at Nathan Benderson Park’s Regatta Island, next to the rowing/judge’s tower. Call or [...]   Read More

Colorful, larger-than-life canvases integrating powerful imagery and thought-provoking messages celebrating diversity. The scale and impact of this outdoor exhibition has continued to grow, attracting over two million visitors since its inception. (Park entrance is located at the corner of Ringling Boulevard and Bayfront Drive/US Route 41). Call for more information.   Read More

Fresh produce, flowers, dog treats, art, orchids, jewelry, seafood, baked goods, honey, and more. Rain or shine Every Wednesday 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. November through mid-April. Leashed pets welcome.   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 at The Bay Park. In alignment with The Bay’s guiding principles, all programs are open and accessible, free and welcoming [...]   Read More

The market features food trucks, arts and crafts, live music, and local produce from over 60 vendors. A free, docent-led tour of Edson Keith Mansion begins promptly at 10 a.m. Ample free parking is available, and dogs are welcome. The market is sponsored by Friends of Sarasota County Parks and benefits the [...]   Read More

Introduction to Pickleball for New Players is for people of all ages who are new to the popular sport of Pickleball. This class will provide a safe place for those who have never played pickleball before, or who are very inexperienced.  It will focus on teaching basic terminology and techniques; and [...]   Read More

Classes are held on the pure crystal sands of Siesta Key Public Beach between the Green and Blue Lifeguard Stand Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Plan to arrive a little early to find a good spot on the sand from where you can see and [...]   Read More

A great way to get on the water, family-style. Participants may try stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, canoes, fishing (poles and cast net) or sailing—participants can board a 15-foot sailboat with captain. Meet at the ground floor of the Benderson Family Finish Tower. Equipment is sanitized between uses and safety practices are enforced, [...]   Read More

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