Events in the Sarasota, Siesta Key, Venice Area.

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.

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


Bring your drums and your rhythm, and enjoy the sunset and this community drum circle with an eclectic crowd of participants, spectators, and belly dancing. This free event takes place every Sunday usually about an hour before sunset. Located south of the main pavilion on Siesta Beach, on Siesta Key.   Read More


"Spring Training Spectacular” Sports Card Show in Venice, Florida where dealers will be buying and selling sports cards and memorabilia from the 19th century to present, and "Free Verbal Appraisals" will be given for your pre-1975 material. JSA Authentication will be on hand Saturday and Sunday for autograph authentication. Admission [...]   Read More


Consistently ranked one of the top 100 Fine Art Shows by Sunshine Artist Magazine. Meet some of the best artists in the nation, displaying life-size sculptures, spectacular paintings, one-of-a-kind jewels, photography and more. Free admission. Visit website for additional information.   Read More


The festival will take place at Longboat Key Town Center Green, which is located near Publix on Bay Isles Road. Residents and visitors are invited to stroll this wonder complex amidst life-size sculptures, spectacular paintings, one-of-a-kind jewels, photography, ceramics and more. Local and national artists will be on site to [...]   Read More


Exhilarating Polo Matches every Sunday afternoon January 1 thru April 30, 2023 at 1 p.m.  Tailgating, half-time entertainment, divot stomping and pet-friendly (dogs must be on a leash). Gates open at 10 a.m. Sunday. Admission starts at $15, children under 12 free. Call or visit website for additional information. Check Facebook page for [...]   Read More


This outdoor walking tour will introduce you to interesting botanical specimens on the 66-acre Ringling estate while providing a historic overview of its development. The Ringling Arboretum has been accredited at Level II through ArbNet and there are over 2,350 trees within the arboretum representing native, exotic, historical, and culturally [...]   Read More


From classical pianists, folk, country, Latin and world music, jazz and standards, pop, soul, and rock and roll, enjoy an eclectic variety of local and international music in a world-class bayfront garden. Limited seating available, guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs. Free for Selby Gardens’ Members and included with General Admission for [...]   Read More


Watch spectacular stunts such as jump, barefoot, ballet, and pyramid. Free admission. The Sarasota Ski-A-Rees perform each Sunday from February 5 to at least April 30, 2023 at 2 p.m. behind Mote Marine Aquarium on City Island. Bleacher and lawn seating available – Awith blocked off seats to allow social distanced seating, [...]   Read More