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.

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


Downtown Sarasota annual Menorah and Christmas tree lighting celebration will take place in Selby Five Points Park, located across the street from the Selby Public Library. Holiday Performance by Ring Sarasota. Enjoy refreshments, music, and photos with Santa! The Christmas Tree will be lit at 7pm where photos can be [...]   Read More


The 10th annual Bradenton Blues Festival kicks off Friday, December 3rd at LECOM Park with an outstanding lineup of talented blues musicians on the big stage. The weekend wraps up with a tasty and soulful Bradenton Blues Brunch prepared by award-winning Chef Paul Mattison on Saturday, December 5th. COVID 19 [...]   Read More


Downtown Sarasota Alliance First Friday Gallery Walk. Downtown Sarasota participating galleries including State of the Arts Gallery on State Street, AlexArt International located at 25 North Pineapple Avenue, Dabbert Gallery on Historic Palm Avenue, Art Uptown Gallery on Sarasota’s Main Street, and 530 Burns Gallery in Historic Burns Court. Times [...]   Read More


Bird Naturalists of Friends of Myakka River at Myakka River State Park's Birdwalk. From November through mid-April, these birding volunteers share their spotting scopes, field guides, photo books, and expertise with visitors who flock to the Park's Birdwalk. Most days from at 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call the ranger station prior [...]   Read More


Start your day with energy and joy on the most beautiful beach in the world and participate in a yoga class. Each Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. All fitness levels and ages are welcome. Bring a towel or mat, drinking water, and your $10 per person [...]   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 over one million lights and themed decorations throughout Fishermen's Village from November 14 - December 31, 2021. Holiday music is featured each day and Santa also makes frequent appearances! Open to the public during all regular and extended hours of operation. Call or 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


Fresh Fridays is a free monthly event series that takes place on the first Friday of the month from November through April. Each month features a new theme and celebrates a different section of downtown Sarasota, offering residents and visitors dynamic opportunities to experience the city’s diverse music, food, and [...]   Read More


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