Sarasota Area Events

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

A complete list of upcoming events. We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.

This year marks the 45th anniversary of the official opening of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. To celebrate, the annual Orchid Show will honor the founder, Marie Selby, and highlight the accomplishments of the many notable women who have built on her legacy and helped to make Selby Gardens home to the [...]   Read More


Annual Christmas Walk downtown Venice along the avenues. Live entertainment and light refreshments served in stores. For additional information call or visit website.   Read More


The festival kicks off Friday, December 4th with the Blues Appetizer concert at LECOM Park featuring Tullie Brae Band and Crystal Shawanda Band. The full Blues Festival runs from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, December 5th, followed by the annual Sunday Blues Brunch at Mattison’s Riverwalk Grille from [...]   Read More


The event is a unique blending of food, music, and visual entertainment affording attendees a potpourri of delectable seafood creations and delicious drinks prepared by the top restaurants in Siesta Key and Sarasota. Combined with the mouth-watering foods will be outstanding musical performances by local and regional musicians in a [...]   Read More


Enjoy gallery openings, dining, antiques, specialty shops, and live performances as members of the Palm Avenue Arts Alliance sing, dance, stroll, and serenade along Palm Avenue in Downtown Sarasota the first Friday of each month. Visit website for additional information.   Read More


A magical evening on the Circle, complete with a Christmas carol sing-along, the Santa parade and the lighting of St. Armands’ magnificent 55-foot tall Christmas tree. Holiday entertainers and visits, as well as photos with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. Enjoy shopping discounts at many of St. Armand’s stores, recommended to [...]   Read More


Holiday-themed Art Walk along downtown Sarasota’s Palm Avenue galleries and restaurants. Visit website for additional information.   Read More


Bard in the Yard is a fall dose of outdoor movie nights featuring films based on the plays of William Shakespeare. Films will be shown at The Ringling’s Historic Asolo Theater Benfer Courtyard. (weather permitting). New classics or pop cult movie hits in their own right, these selected films are cinematic salutes to [...]   Read More


The festival kicks off Friday, December 4th with the Blues Appetizer concert at LECOM Park featuring Tullie Brae Band and Crystal Shawanda Band. The full Blues Festival runs from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, December 5th, followed by the annual Sunday Blues Brunch at Mattison’s Riverwalk Grille from [...]   Read More


Features a wide variety of local produce, plants, prepared foods, and artisan crafts Every Saturday (rain or shine). Call or visit website for additional information. COVID-19 UPDATE 8/1/20 – Market hours are 7 a.m.-1 p.m., rain or shine. CUSTOMER CODE OF CONDUCT: Stay home if you are sick or have been in contact [...]   Read More


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