SUNCOAST BEACHES EVENTS

SUNCOAST BEACHES EVENTS
  • International Folk Dances
    On-Going Event: 11/1/2017 - 11/28/2018
    Every Wednesday. 7-9:30pm. Bayfront Community Center, Sarasota.   www.ifdsarasota.webs.com
  • Downtown Sarasota Farmers Market
    On-Going Event: 11/4/2017 - 11/24/2018
    Every Saturday. 7am-1pm. Rain or shine. More than 70 area vendors on display. Lemon and Main St. 941-225-9256  www.sarasotafarmersmarket.org
  • Family Night at South Florida Museum
    On-Going Event: 4/20/2018 - 11/3/2018
    Every First Saturday (most months) 3-8pm. Reduced admission and kids' activities.  201 10th St. W., Bradenton. 941-746-4131, ext. 11  www.southfloridamuseum.org
  • Free Friday Night Concert
    On-Going Event: 4/20/2018 - 11/23/2018
    Every Second & Fourth Friday. Bring chair or blanket and enjoy the concert. 7-9pm. Centennial Park, Venice.   www.visitvenicefl.org
  • Live from Downtown Sarasota, It's Friday Night!
    On-Going Event: 4/20/2018 - 11/23/2018
    Every Friday. Live local entertainment and performing arts groups. 6-9pm.  Downtown Sarasota.   www.dsasarasota.com
  • Downtown Sarasota Farmers Market
    On-Going Event: 4/21/2018 - 11/24/2018
    Every Saturday. 7am-1pm. State St., Sarasota. 941-951-2656  www.sarasotafarmersmarket.org
  • Downtown Venice Farmers Market
    On-Going Event: 4/21/2018 - 11/24/2018
    Every Saturday. 8am-12pm. Main St. & Lemon Ave., Downtown Venice. 941-445-9209  www.venicefarmersmarket.org
  • Historic Train Depot Tours
    On-Going Event: 4/21/2018 - 11/24/2018
    Every Saturday. Free docent-led tours of 1927 train depot. 10am-1pm. In April - Mon, Wed, Fri, 10am-3pm. 303 E. Venice Ave., Venice.   www.visitvenicefl.org
  • Siesta Key Drum Circle
    On-Going Event: 4/22/2018 - 11/18/2018
    Every Sunday an hour before sunset. Watch the community drum circle or bring your drums and join in. Enjoy the sunset plus belly dancing. Main Pavilion, Siesta Beach.   www.simplysiestakey.com/DrumCircle.html
  • Yoga on Siesta Beach
    On-Going Event: 4/23/2018 - 11/21/2018
    Every Mon., Wed., Fri., Sat. Bring a towel or mat, drinking water and cash donation. All fitness levels and ages welcome. 9-10:30am. Behind Green Life Guard Station, Siesta Beach.   wwwyogasiestabeach.com
  • Art After 5
    On-Going Event: 5/3/2018 - 12/27/2018
    Every Thursday. Enjoy the museums after hours. 5-8pm.  Ringling Circus Museum, Sarasota. 941-359-5700   www.ringling.org
  • Sunsets in Joseph's Coat Skyspace
    On-Going Event: 5/3/2018 - 12/28/2018
    Every Thursdays and Fridays. 1/2 hour before sunset and lasts 1 hour. Admission fee. Ringling Museum, Sarasota. 941-358-3180  www.ringling.org
  • Music on Main
    On-Going Event: 5/4/2018 - 12/7/2018
    Every First Friday. Live entertainment. Beer, wine and food sales benefit Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy. Bring chair and dogs on a short leash. No coolers please. 6-9pm.  Main St., Lakewood Ranch.   www.lakewoodranch.com
  • Village of the Arts Artwalk
    On-Going Event: 5/4/2018 - 11/3/2018
    Every First Friday & Saturday. Fri. 6-9:30pm, Sat. 11am-4pm. 8th Ave. W., Bradenton. 941-729-9177  www.bradentongulfislands.com/events/
  • Storytelling: French Art from the Horvitz Collection
    On-Going Event: 9/9/2018 - 12/2/2018
    Daily. Storytelling unites two exhibitions selected from one of the world's finest private collections of French art: Imaging Text: French Drawings for Book Illustration from The Horvitz Collection, and 17th & 18th Century French Paintings from The Horvitz Collection.  Ringling Museum, Sarasota. 941-359-5700  www.ringling.org
  • Sarasota/Bradenton Fall Home Show
    9/21/2018 - 9/23/2018
    Home Show includes 100s of exhibits. Remodeling, landscaping and decorating. Fri. & Sat. 10am-7pm, Sun. 10am-6pm. Free. Sarasota Bradenton Intl. Convention Ctr., Sarasota.    www.homeshowflorida.com
  • World Rowing Masters Regatta
    9/27/2018 - 9/30/2018
     Nathan Benderson Park, Sarasota.   www.wrmr2018.com
  • Phillippi Farmhouse Market
    On-Going Event: 10/3/2018 - 10/31/2018
    Every Wednesday Oct.-Apr. Over 50 vendors offer produce, plants and prepared foods. 9am-2pm. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.   www.farmhousemarket.org
  • Bradenton Farmers Market
    10/6/2018 - 10/27/2018
    Every Saturday. Oct.-May. 9am-2pm. Downtown Bradenton. 941-840-0017  www.realizebradenton.com
  • Downtown Sarasota Craft Festival
    10/6/2018 - 10/7/2018
    24th annual event. Paintings to woodwork, expansive Green Market and more. 10am-5pm. Free. One Central Ave., Downtown Sarasota.   www.artfestival.com
  • Sarasota Ski-A-Rees Free Show
    10/7/2018 - 10/28/2018
    Every Sunday. Free water-ski show filled with pyramids, jumps, ballet, swivel and more. 2pm.  Ken Thompson Pkwy., City Island, Sarasota. 941-388-1666  www.skiarees.com
  • Sun Fiesta
    10/19/2018 - 10/21/2018
    Includes parade, bed races, arts & crafts, Miss Sun Fiesta, music & dancing. Fri. 5-10pm, Sat. 9am-10pm, Sun. 9am-7pm.  Centennial Park Gazebo, Venice. 941-223-4056  www.sunfiesta.net
  • St. Armands Boat Show
    10/20/2018 - 10/21/2018
    Newest models from Grady-White and Yamaha boats. 10am-4pm. St. Armands Cir., Sarasota.   www.starmandscircleassoc.com
  • BOO Fest
    10/26/2018
    Haunted house, face painting, trick-or-treating and more. 6-9pm. Lakewood Ranch.   www.lwrcac.com/boo-fest/
  • Bradenton Farmers Market
    11/3/2018 - 11/17/2018
    Every Saturday. Oct.-May. 9am-2pm. Downtown Bradenton. 941-840-0017  www.realizebradenton.com
  • Sarasota Medieval Fair
    11/3/2018 - 11/4/2018
    Jousting, human combat chess tournaments, rides, games, food and drinks. 75 shows daily. 10am-5:30pm. Admission.  Fairgrounds, Sarasota. 888-303-3247  www.sarasotamedievalfair.com
  • Venice Art Festival
    11/3/2018 - 11/4/2018
    31st annual event. Over 150 artists. Photography, jewelry, sculptures, glass and more. 10am-5pm. Free. W. Venice Ave., Venice.   www.artfestival.com
  • Phillippi Farmhouse Market
    11/7/2018 - 11/28/2018
    Every Wednesday. Oct.-Apr. Over 50 vendors offer produce, plants and prepared foods. 9am-2pm. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.   www.farmhousemarket.org
  • Sarasota Chalk Festival
    11/9/2018 - 11/12/2018
    Artists display their street painting talents. 8am-6pm.  Venice Airport Festival Fairgrounds.   www.chalkfestival.org
  • Siesta Key Crystal Classic International Sand Sculpture Festival
    11/9/2018 - 11/12/2018
    Master sculptors spend three days creating sand master pieces. Competition ends Sunday noon. Can be viewed thru Tues. Admission. Siesta Key.   www.siestakeycrystalclassic.com
  • 30th Annual St. Armands Art Festival
    11/10/2018 - 11/11/2018
    Sculpture, photography, glass, paintings, ceramics, jewelry, mixed media and more. 10am-5pm.  St. Armands Cir., Sarasota. 941-388-1554  www.artfestival.com
  • Sarasota Medieval Fair
    11/10/2018 - 11/11/2018
    Jousting, human combat chess tournaments, rides, games, food and drinks. 75 shows daily. 10am-5:30pm. Admission.  Fairgrounds, Sarasota. 888-303-3247  www.sarasotamedievalfair.com
  • American Sandsculpting Championship Festival
    11/16/2018 - 11/25/2018
    32nd annual event. Largest sand sculpting competition in the state. Sand art, music, demos and food. See sand sculptors create art in sand. Fort Myers Beach. 239-454-7500  www.fmbsandsculpting.com
  • Sarasota Medieval Fair
    11/17/2018 - 11/18/2018
    Jousting, human combat chess tournaments, rides, games, food and drinks. 75 shows daily. 10am-5:30pm. Admission.  Fairgrounds, Sarasota. 888-303-3247  www.sarasotamedievalfair.com
  • Venice Main Street Blues Fest
    11/17/2018
    Blues music, food and drink. Admission. 11am-7pm. Maxine Barritt Park, Venice.   www.veniceblues.com
  • Seafood & Music Festival
    11/24/2018 - 11/25/2018
    Delectable seafood dishes, entertainment by top local and regional musical groups, R&B, jazz, classic, calypso, big band and Carribbean; and crafts and fine products. General admission fee. Lakewood Ranch.   www.lakewoodranch.com
  • Sarasota Craft Show
    11/30/2018 - 12/2/2018
    Ceramics, decorative fiber, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, photography, wearable art, wood, paintings and sculptures by over 100 of the nation's top artists. Robarts Arena, Sarasota.    www.sarasotacraftshow.com
  • 40th Annual Holiday Night of Lights
    12/7/2018
    Holiday entertainment, sing-along, tree lighting and Santa. 5:30-9pm. St. Armands Cir., Sarasota.   www.starmandscircleassoc.com
  • Holiday Around the Ranch
    12/14/2018
    Santa, horse carriage rides, carolers, outdoor skating, cookie decorating, choo choo express plus stage performances. 6-9pm. Lakewood Ranch.   www.lwrcac.com