• Live from Downtown Sarasota, It's Friday Night!
    On-Going Event: 11/2/2018 - 4/26/2019
    Every Friday. 6-9pm. Live street performances and entertainment. Sarasota.
  • Music on Main
    On-Going Event: 11/2/2018 - 4/5/2019
    Every First Friday. 6-9pm. Live music. Beer, wine and food available. Bring chairs. Leashed dogs welcome. Main St., Lakewood Ranch.
  • Palm Avenue's First Friday Gallery Walk
    On-Going Event: 11/2/2018 - 4/5/2019
    Every First Friday. 6-9pm.  Palm Ave., Downtown Sarasota.
  • Downtown Sarasota Farmers Market
    On-Going Event: 11/3/2018 - 4/27/2019
    Every Saturday. 7am-1pm. Rain or shine. More than 70 area vendors on display. Lemon and Main St. 941-225-9256
  • Venice Farmers Market
    On-Going Event: 11/3/2018 - 4/27/2019
    Every Saturday. Open 8am. Tampa Ave., Venice.
  • Siesta Key Drum Circle
    On-Going Event: 11/4/2018 - 4/28/2019
    Every Sunday. 1 hour before sunset. Community percussion and hand-drum circle plays. Siesta Key Beach.
  • Siesta's Farmers Market
    On-Going Event: 11/4/2018 - 4/28/2019
    Every Sunday. 7am-12pm. Siesta Key.
  • Nokomis Beach Drum Circle
    On-Going Event: 11/7/2018 - 4/24/2019
    Every Wednesday & Saturday. Join the zany fun 1 hour before sunset. Bring a drum or tamborine, beach chair & cooler. Nokomis Beach.
  • Phillippi Farmhouse Market
    On-Going Event: 11/7/2018 - 4/24/2019
    Every Wednesday. 9am-2pm. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
  • Bradenton Farmers Market
    On-Going Event: 11/14/2018 - 5/31/2019
    Every Saturday. 9am-2pm. Local produce, plants, flowers and entertainment. Check website for monthly activities. Old Main St., Bradenton.
  • Jazz at Two
    On-Going Event: 11/16/2018 - 4/12/2019
    Every Friday. 2-4pm. Enjoy a different performance each week. Admission. Unitarian Universalist Church, Sarasota. 941-366-1552
  • Mainly Art
    On-Going Event: 11/17/2018 - 4/20/2019
    Every Third Saturday. 9am-2pm. Local arts, crafts, live music and food. 4th Ave. W., Bradenton.
  • Sarasota Ski-A-Rees Free Show
    On-Going Event: 2/3/2019 - 4/28/2019
    Every Sunday. 2pm. Water-ski show filled with pyramids, jumps, ballet, swivel and more. Ken Thompson Pkwy., City Island, Sarasota. 941-388-1666
  • 83rd Annual Sarasota Fair
    3/15/2019 - 3/24/2019
    Rides, entertainment, crafts, horticulture, science fair, livestock and auction. Sarasota Fairgrounds.
  • Downtown Sarasota SpringFest Art & Craft Show
    3/23/2019 - 3/24/2019
    10am-4:30pm. 10th annual event. Creations of talented artists and crafters. Free. Main St. & Pineapple St., Sarasota.
  • First Watch Sarasota 1/2 Marathon & 2-Person Relay Race
    7am. Van Wezel Arts Center.
  • Ringling by the Bay
    5-8pm. Live music and dancing. Cash bar and food. Ringling Museum Grounds. 941-359-5700
  • Florida Wine & Balloon Festival
    4/4/2019 - 4/7/2019
    Wine venues, educational forums, and creative food. Event helps needy children.  Main St., Sarasota. 941-952-1109
  • Ringling Underground
    8-11pm. Live music, art and pop culture.  Ringling Museum. 941-359-5700
  • Sarasota Film Festival
    4/5/2019 - 4/14/2019
    Celebrate great films. Downtown Sarasota. 941-364-9514
  • Downtown Sarasota Art & Craft Festival
    4/6/2019 - 4/7/2019
    10am-5pm. Amazing work of 100 artisans and crafters. One Central Ave., Sarasota.
  • Lido Beach Spring Fine Art Festival
    4/6/2019 - 4/7/2019
    Artisans journey to Lido Beach from throughout Florida and across the United States. Their extraordinary artwork transforms Lido Beach into a unique outdoor gallery showcasing original handmade art in such mediums as painting, sculpture, jewelry, glass and ceramics, photography, fiber and wearable art to mixed-media, metalwork, woodworking and more. 10am-5pm both Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. Lido Beach on Lido Key, Sarasota
  • Mote Aquarium Run for the Turtles
    6-9am. 33rd annual event. 1-mile fun run or walk and 5K Manasota Track Club-Sanctioned Run. Registration fee. Siesta Key Beach.
  • Seventh Annual Whiskey Obsession Festival
    4/10/2019 - 4/13/2019
    Four days of classes, tastings, lunch and dinner pairings, interactive panel discussions, VIP pours, a fabulous grand tasting with hundreds of whiskeys and cocktails, plus free closing night party with live music. Tickets required for all events. Various locations in Sarasota
  • Shark's Tooth Festival
    4/12/2019 - 4/14/2019
    27th annual event. Live music, food, crafts and games. Venice Airport Festival Grounds.
  • Main Street Live!
    4pm-12am. Live music, food, arts and crafts. Historic Old Main St., Bradenton.
  • Sidewalk Astronomy
    Sunset-10pm, weather permitting. Telescopes up for public viewing. Courtesy of local group Deep Sky Observers. Robinson Preserve, Bradenton.
  • Ringling by the Bay
    5-8pm. Live music and dancing. Cash bar and food. Ringling Museum Grounds. 941-359-5700
  • Siesta Fiesta Art & Craft Festival
    4/27/2019 - 4/28/2019
    10am-5pm. 40th annual event. Art from 200 talented artists and crafters. Ocean Blvd., Siesta Key Village. 941-349-3800
  • Suncoast BBQ and Bluegrass Bash
    4/29/2019 - 4/30/2019
    Fri. 5-9pm, Sat. 10am-6pm. BBQ contests, live music, cooking demos, classic car-truck cruise-in and more. Venice Airport Festival Grounds. 941-525-2553