SUNCOAST BEACHES EVENTS

SUNCOAST BEACHES EVENTS
  • 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.   www.escape-to-sarasota.com
  • 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.   www.escape-to-sarasota.com
  • 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.    www.palmavenue.org
  • 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  www.sarasotafarmersmarket.org
  • Gulf Coast's Wild About Nature Festival
    On-Going Event: 11/3/2018 - 12/31/2018
    11am-3pm. Animal interaction, discovery zone, face painting, kayaking, crafts, live music and more.  Bay Preserve, Osprey. 941-918-2100  www.escape-to-sarasota.com
  • Venice Farmers Market
    On-Going Event: 11/3/2018 - 4/27/2019
    Every Saturday. Open 8am. Tampa Ave., Venice.   www.thevenicefarmersmarket.org
  • 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.   www.simplysiestakey.com/drumcircle.html
  • Siesta's Farmers Market
    On-Going Event: 11/4/2018 - 4/28/2019
    Every Sunday. 7am-12pm. Siesta Key.   www.escape-to-sarasota.com
  • International Folk Dances
    On-Going Event: 11/7/2018 - 12/31/2018
    Every Wednesday. 7-9:30pm. Bayfront Community Center, Sarasota. 941-923-3302  ifdsarasota.webs.com
  • 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.   www.escape-to-sarasota.com
  • Phillippi Farmhouse Market
    On-Going Event: 11/7/2018 - 4/24/2019
    Every Wednesday. 9am-2pm. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.   www.farmhousemarket.org
  • 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.   www.realizebradenton.com/farmers_market
  • 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  www.jazzclubsarasota.org
  • 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.   www.realizebradenton.com/mainly_art
  • Deck the Halls at Ca' d'Zan
    12/13/2018 - 12/27/2018
    Every Thursday.  Ringling Museum. 941-358-3180  www.ringling.org
  • Ringling by the Bay
    12/17/2018
    6-9pm. Live music and dancing. Cash bar and food. Ringling Museum Grounds. 941-358-3180  www.ringling.org
  • Lights in Bloom
    12/19/2018 - 1/6/2019
    6-9pm. View life-size garden themed holiday lights. Closed 12/24-12/25. Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.    www.selby.org
  • Holiday Lights Spectacular
    12/20/2018 - 12/24/2018
    6-9pm. Millions of holiday lights. Family-friendly fun roasting marshmallows, visiting Santa, watching live entertainment & more. Sarasota Jungle Gardens.   www.sarasotajunglegardens.com
  • Friday Night Free Music
    12/21/2018
    7-9pm. Bring lawn chair or blanket to listen to Christmas music. Centennial Park, Venice.   www.escape-to-sarasota.com
  • Holiday Lights Spectacular
    12/26/2018 - 12/27/2018
    6-9pm. Millions of holiday lights. Family-friendly fun roasting marshmallows, visiting Santa, watching live entertainment & more. Sarasota Jungle Gardens.   www.sarasotajunglegardens.com
  • Sarasota Art & Antiques Show
    12/28/2018 - 12/30/2018
    Art and antiques exhibition. Sarasota Municipal Auditorium.   www.sarasotaartandantiques.com
  • Main Street Live!
    12/31/2018
    4pm-12am. Live music, food, arts and crafts. Historic Old Main St., Bradenton.   www.realizebradenton.com
  • New Year's Eve Pineapple Drop
    12/31/2018
    1pm-1:30am. Annual Pineapple Drop and fireworks. Live music. Free. Downtown Sarasota.   www.escape-to-sarasota.com
  • Shiver Challenge
    1/1/2019
    Brave chilly waters to raise donations for Caring for Children Charities. 7th St. S. & Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach. 941-794-2489  www.escape-to-sarasota.com
  • Deck the Halls at Ca' d'Zan
    1/3/2019
    5-8pm. Ringling Museum. 941-358-3180  www.ringling.org
  • Wednesday with Gentlemen of Jazz
    1/3/2019
    3-5pm. Free concert. Centennial Park, Venice.   www.escape-to-sarasota.com
  • Sarasota Orchid Society's Annual Orchid Show
    1/5/2019 - 1/6/2019
    Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun. 10am-5pm. Many varieties of orchids for show and sale. Sarasota Municipal Auditorium.   www.srqauditorium.com
  • Venice Antiques Show
    1/5/2019 - 1/6/2019
    Over 50 national and regional exhibitors.  Venice Community Center.    www.venicemainstreet.com
  • Anna Maria Island Arts & Crafts Show
    1/12/2019 - 1/13/2019
    Features works of artists and crafters from 18 states. Holmes Beach.   www.escape-to-sarasota.com
  • Sarasota Winter Fine Art Festival
    1/12/2019 - 1/13/2019
    Over 130 local, regional and national artisans journey to Sarasota to showcase their art, a collection of beauty and creativity that transforms Gulf Stream into an outdoor gallery of spectacular painting, sculpture, jewelry, photography, glass, ceramics, fiber and wearable art, mixed-media, metalwork, graphics, woodworking and more. Saturday from 10am to 5pm and Sunday from 10am to 5pm. Admission and parking are free. Downtown Sarasota on Gulf Stream between Cocoanut Avenue and McAnsh Square.   www.paragonartevents.com/S-32-Sarasota+Winter+Fine+Art+Festival.html
  • Scrub-jay 5/10k Race
    1/12/2019
    6:30-11am. 19th annual event. Oscar Scherer State Park.   www.friendsofoscarscherer.com
  • Sidewalk Astronomy
    1/12/2019
    Sunset-10pm, weather permitting. Telescopes up for public viewing. Courtesy of local group Deep Sky Observers. Robinson Preserve, Bradenton.   www.escape-to-sarasota.com
  • Circus Ring of Fame
    1/13/2019
    1-3:30pm. 31st Anniversary event recognizes persons who have made a significant contribution to the circus.  St. Armands Circle Park.    www.starmandscircleassoc.com
  • Manatee County Fair
    1/17/2019 - 1/27/2019
    Live music, a midway and exhibits. Admission. Fairgrounds, Palmetto.    www.manateecountyfair.com
  • Sarasota Indian Festival
    1/18/2019 - 1/20/2019
    13th annual event. Performing traditional drumming, singing, and dancing. Native American food plus handmade arts and crafts. Sarasota Fairgrounds.    sarasotanativeamericanindianfestival.com/
  • Sarasota Seafood & Music Festival
    1/19/2019 - 1/20/2019
    10am-6pm. Live music, food & drink vendors and more. Selby Five Points Park, Sarasota.   www.floridafairsandfestivals.com
  • Venice-Nokomis Rotary Art Festival
    1/19/2019 - 1/20/2019
    Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun. 10am-4pm. Admission. Venice Airport Festival Grounds. 941-468-1254  www.venicenokomisrotary.org
  • Ringling by the Bay
    1/21/2019
    6-9pm. Live music and dancing. Cash bar and food. Ringling Museum Grounds. 941-358-3180  www.ringling.org
  • Sarasota Highland Games and Celtic Festival
    1/25/2019
    9am-5pm. 25th annual event. Bagpipes, drums, Highland dancing and athletic events. Admission. Sarasota County Fairgrounds.    www.sarasotahighlandgames.com
  • Downtown Venice Craft Festival
    1/26/2019 - 1/27/2019
    10am-5pm. Ceramics, jewelry, stained glass, metal works and more. Green Market offers live flora, fresh popped kettle corn, gourmet spices and sauces. Miami Ave., Downtown Venice.    www.artfestival.com
  • St. Armands Circle Art Festival
    1/26/2019 - 1/27/2019
    10am-5pm. Over 175 artists and craftsmen display their original artwork. St. Armands Circle. 941-388-1554  www.starmandscircleassoc.com
  • 50th Annual Devereaux-Kaiser Collector Car Meet
    1/27/2019
    10am-3pm. Over 1,500 antique cars on display. Sarasota County Fairgrounds.    www.sunshineregionaaca.org
  • Circus Arts Gala
    2/1/2019
    Unique and stunning fundraising event under the big top. Big Top/ Nathan Benderson Park. 941-355-9805  www.circussarasota.org
  • National Stamp Exposition
    2/1/2019 - 2/3/2019
    Fri. & Sat. 10am-5:30pm, Sun. 10am-3pm.  Sarasota Municipal Auditorium.   www.sarasotastampclub.com
  • Winterfest at Mansion Arts & Crafts Show
    2/2/2019 - 2/3/2019
    10am-4:30pm. 25th annual event. Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota.   www.floridafairsandfestivals.com
  • 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  www.skiarees.com
  • Ringling by the Bay
    2/4/2019
    6-9pm. Live music and dancing. Cash bar and food. Ringling Museum Grounds. 941-359-5700  www.ringling.org
  • 35th Annual Greek Glendi - A Greek Festival
    2/7/2019 - 2/10/2019
    Begins at 11am. Traditional Greek food and festivities. St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, Sarasota. 941-355-2616  www.bradentonorthodox.com
  • Florida State Fair
    2/7/2019 - 2/18/2019
    Opens 9am. 302 acres of fun. Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa.    www.floridastatefair.com
  • Ringling Underground
    2/7/2019
    8-11pm. Live music, art and pop culture.  Ringling Museum. 941-359-5700  www.ringling.org
  • Sarasota Festival of the Arts
    2/8/2019 - 2/9/2019
    10am-5pm. One of Florida's biggest art events. Main St., Sarasota.   www.artfestival.com
  • Main Street Live!
    2/9/2019
    5-10pm. Live music, food, arts and crafts. Historic Old Main St., Bradenton.   www.realizebradenton.com
  • Vintage and Collectibles Fair
    2/9/2019 - 2/10/2019
    Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. 10am-4pm. Exhibits of antiques, books, collectibles.  Sarasota Municipal Auditorium.   www.srqauditorium.com
  • Circus Sarasota Winter Performance
    2/15/2019 - 3/10/2019
    International circus performance under the big top. Ed Smith Stadium, 12th St. and Tuttle Ave.    www.circusarts.org
  • Gem, Jewelry & Bead Show
    2/15/2019 - 2/17/2019
    Exhibit and sale of gems and jewelry. Admission. Sarasota Municipal Auditorium.   www.srqauditorium.com
  • Thunder by the Bay Motorcycle Festival
    2/15/2019 - 2/17/2019
    Charity event for motorcycle enthusiasts who help raise money for local children and families. Sarasota.    www.thunderbythebay.org
  • Winterfest Arts & Crafts Show
    2/16/2019 - 2/17/2019
    10am-4:30pm. 20th annual event. J.D. Hamel Park, Sarasota.   www.sunsetboulevardpromotions.com
  • Ringling by the Bay
    2/18/2019
    6-9pm. Live music and dancing. Cash bar and food. Ringling Museum Grounds. 941-359-5700  www.ringling.org
  • Italian Feast and Carnival
    2/22/2019 - 2/25/2019
    4-10pm. 30th annual event. Enjoy live music, food and rides.  Venice Airport Festival Grounds.    www.italianamericanclubofvenice.com
  • Sarasota Invitational Olympic-style Rowing Regatta
    2/22/2019 - 2/24/2019
    10th annual event. Attracts more than 1,600 athletes and 3,500 spectators. Nathan Benderson Park, Sarasota.    www.sarasotainvitational.com
  • Siesta Key Craft Fest
    2/23/2019 - 2/24/2019
    10am-5pm. 25th annual event. Folk art, handmade jewelry, pottery, paintings and more. Free. Ocean Blvd., Siesta Key Village.   www.escape-to-sarasota.com
  • ArtSlam 2019
    3/2/2019
    9am-4pm. Artists, performers, musicians invite participation in their artwork.  Main St., Bradenton.   www.realizebradenton.com
  • Downtown Venice Art Classic
    3/2/2019 - 3/3/2019
    10am-5pm. Sculptures, paintings, photography, jewels, ceramics and more. Free. 219 W. Venice Ave., Venice.   www.artfestival.com
  • Shark's Tooth 10k Run
    3/2/2019
    10th annual event. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics. Venice Airport Festival Grounds.   www.activesuncoast.org
  • Suncoast Blues Festival
    3/2/2019
    11am-7pm. 5th annual event. Rain or shine. Sarasota Fairgrounds.   www.suncoastbluesfestival.com
  • Sarasota Jazz Festival
    3/6/2019 - 3/9/2019
    39th annual event. Enjoy different jazz performers each night. Various locations, Sarasota. 941-366-1552  www.jazzclubsarasota.com
  • Ringling Underground
    3/7/2019
    8-11pm. Live music, art and pop culture.  Ringling Museum. 941-359-5700  www.ringling.org
  • Anna Maria Springfest
    3/9/2019 - 3/10/2019
    10am-5pm.  City Hall Field, Holmes Beach.   www.islandartleague.org
  • Real Rail Model Train Show
    3/9/2019 - 3/10/2019
    42nd annual event. Railroad antiques and collectibles, plus more. Bradenton Area Convention Center.   www.realrail.org
  • Vintage and Collectibles Fair
    3/9/2019 - 3/10/2019
    Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. 10am-4pm. Exhibits of antiques, books, collectibles.  Sarasota Municipal Auditorium.   www.srqauditorium.com
  • 83rd Annual Sarasota Fair
    3/15/2019 - 3/24/2019
    Rides, entertainment, crafts, horticulture, science fair, livestock and auction. Sarasota Fairgrounds.    www.sarasotafair.com
  • Anna Maria Arts & Craft Show
    3/16/2019 - 3/17/2019
    10am-4:30pm. 11th annual event. Downtown Holmes Beach.   www.escape-to-sarasota.com
  • Main Street Live!
    3/16/2019
    5-10pm. Live music, food, arts and crafts. Historic Old Main St., Bradenton.   www.realizebradenton.com
  • Sidewalk Astronomy
    3/16/2019
    Sunset-10pm, weather permitting. Telescopes up for public viewing. Courtesy of local group Deep Sky Observers. Celery Fields, 6893 Palmer Blvd., Sarasota.   www.escape-to-sarasota.com
  • Ringling by the Bay
    3/18/2019
    6-9pm. Live music and dancing. Cash bar and food. Ringling Museum Grounds. 941-359-5700  www.ringling.org
  • 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.   www.escape-to-sarasota.com
  • First Watch Sarasota 1/2 Marathon & 2-Person Relay Race
    3/24/2019
    7am. Van Wezel Arts Center.   www.escape-to-sarasota.com
  • Ringling by the Bay
    4/1/2019
    5-8pm. Live music and dancing. Cash bar and food. Ringling Museum Grounds. 941-359-5700  www.ringling.org
  • 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  www.floridawinefest.org
  • Ringling Underground
    4/4/2019
    8-11pm. Live music, art and pop culture.  Ringling Museum. 941-359-5700  www.ringling.org
  • Sarasota Film Festival
    4/5/2019 - 4/14/2019
    Celebrate great films. Downtown Sarasota. 941-364-9514  www.sarasotafilmfestival.com
  • Downtown Sarasota Art & Craft Festival
    4/6/2019 - 4/7/2019
    10am-5pm. Amazing work of 100 artisans and crafters. One Central Ave., Sarasota.   www.artfestival.com
  • Mote Aquarium Run for the Turtles
    4/6/2019
    6-9am. 33rd annual event. 1-mile fun run or walk and 5K Manasota Track Club-Sanctioned Run. Registration fee. Siesta Key Beach.    www.mote.org
  • Shark's Tooth Festival
    4/12/2019 - 4/14/2019
    27th annual event. Live music, food, crafts and games. Venice Airport Festival Grounds.    www.sharkstoothfest.com
  • Main Street Live!
    4/13/2019
    4pm-12am. Live music, food, arts and crafts. Historic Old Main St., Bradenton.   www.realizebradenton.com
  • Sidewalk Astronomy
    4/13/2019
    Sunset-10pm, weather permitting. Telescopes up for public viewing. Courtesy of local group Deep Sky Observers. Robinson Preserve, Bradenton.   www.escape-to-sarasota.com
  • Ringling by the Bay
    4/15/2019
    5-8pm. Live music and dancing. Cash bar and food. Ringling Museum Grounds. 941-359-5700  www.ringling.org
  • 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  www.artfestival.com
  • 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  www.suncoastbbqbash.com