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.

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


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


Free Downtown Sarasota outdoor event March 3 – 5, 2023. Enjoy live musical performances by many of Florida's top jazz and blues musicians. Mouth-watering fresh-cooked BBQ, scrumptious seafood, other meat and vegetarian dishes all supplemented with great side dishes and desserts. Plus marketplace of fine arts, crafts, and select fine [...]   Read More


Stroll trendy fashion boutiques, art galleries, experience wine tastings, and live music throughout Main Street. The Sarasota Downtown Merchants First Friday Sip & Shop event takes place every 1st Friday of the month Oct. – May from 5pm – 8pm along the 1400, 1500, and the 1600 blocks of Main [...]   Read More


Enjoy a free outdoor concert the first Friday of each month on Lakewood Ranch Main Street. Each concert will feature a different style of music, food vendors, beer trucks, sponsor booths, as well as rides and activities for the kids. Proceeds from the event will benefit a local non-profit organization each event. [...]   Read More


Fresh Fridays is a free monthly event series that takes place on the first Friday of the month. 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 cultural assets. Visit website for [...]   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


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. Please note: Vendor map is subject to change. Please subscribe to the E-Newsletter for the latest map delivered to your inbox each week!     Read More


Offering local and organic fresh produce, wild caught Florida seafood, fresh bakery items, citrus trees, plants and herbs, handmade artisan food items, paella, fresh roasted coffee, unique arts and crafts, jewelry, photography, live music, and more Every Saturday morning, 8 a.m. to noon April through September, 8 a.m. to 1 [...]   Read More