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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Sarasota Spring Fine Art Festival
    3/9/2019 - 3/10/2019
    Original, handmade art showcased in downtown Sarasota as artisans present their creations in painting, sculpture, jewelry, glass and ceramics, photography, fiber and wearable art to mixed-media, metalwork, woodworking and more. Bring your sense of discovery and appreciation of the beautiful as you explore art and yourself in the process. 10 am 5 pm both Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. Downtown Sarasota on Gulf Stream, near JD Hamel Park.   www.paragonartevents.com/S-47-Sarasota+Spring+Fine+Art+Festival.html
  • 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
  • Lakewood Ranch Winter Fine Art Festival
    3/16/2019 - 3/17/2019
    Downtown Lakewood Ranch transforms into an outdoor gallery of extraordinary original handmade artwork by local, regional and national artisans. The artistic creativity weaves an exquisite tapestry of fine art and fine craft from works in painting, sculpture, jewelry, glass and ceramics, photography, fiber and wearable art to mixed-media, metalwork, woodworking and more. All the artisans creating this artwork will be in attendance. 10 am 5 pm both Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. Lakewood Main Street in downtown Lakewood Ranch   www.paragonartevents.com/S-89-Lakewood+Ranch+Winter+Fine+Art+Festival.html
  • 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