Events in the Sarasota, Siesta Key, Venice Area

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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.

A Tropical Holiday Celebration at Selby Botanical Gardens downtown Sarasota campus. More than two million lights illuminate the gardens, and walkways are transformed into sensory light tunnels. Visitors will have the opportunity to stroll through magical gardens filled with beautifully lit flowers, radiant rainforest butterflies, dragonflies, and more. Food and [...]   Read More


Free event takes place year-round on Nokomis Public Beach Saturday and Wednesday evenings near sunset. Encounter the rhythmic beats, amateur belly dancing, children playing, and spectacular sunsets.   Read More


The boat parade begins around 6 p.m. from City Island. Best viewing City Island and Bayfront Park/Marina Jack's downtown Sarasota.   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


Offering local and organic fresh produce, prepared foods, and artisan crafts Every Sunday rain or shine year-round in the parking lot of Siesta Key Village Plaza. Visit website for additional information.   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


The Sarasota Holiday Arts & Craft Festival showcases original works by artisans from throughout Florida and across the United States. These artisans create an outdoor gallery of original, handmade art in painting, photography, sculpture, candles, metalwork, digital art, jewelry, glass, ceramics, woodworking, mixed-media, fiber art, metalwork and much more. Admission is free. [...]   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 Tropical Holiday Celebration at Selby Botanical Gardens downtown Sarasota campus. More than two million lights illuminate the gardens, and walkways are transformed into sensory light tunnels. Visitors will have the opportunity to stroll through magical gardens filled with beautifully lit flowers, radiant rainforest butterflies, dragonflies, and more. Food and [...]   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


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