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Events & Entertainment

 

 

January

 

West Florida Spring Home & Garden Show

Held in late January

Sarasota Bradenton Int'l Convention Center

941-355-9161

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March

 

Annual Sarasota Jazz Festival

Held in late March

Location: Varies in Sarasota

941-316-9207

Featuring a variety of performances

 

Italian American Music Festival

Held in mid March

Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

941-953-3368

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April

 

Florida Winefest & Auction

Held in late April

Location: Ritz-Carlton Sarasota

941-952-1109

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Exceptional four day celebration that combines wine and food aficionados, premier chefs, vintners and world-class winemakers.

 

May

 

Classic Corvette Show

Held in early May

Location: St. Armands Circle
941-388-1554

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Stroll through the fantastic cars on display while enjoying the shops and restaurants of St. Armands.

 

June

 

Annual Suncoast Offshore Grand Prix Boat Race

Held in late June – early July

Location: Victory Circle in Van Wezel Parking Lot

941-371-2827

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Boat races and festival

 

Craft Festival and Sidewalk Sale

Held in mid June

Location: Downtown Sarasota

941-388-1554

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Popular festival and summer sidewalk sale with live entertainment.

 

Sarasota Music Festival

Held in early – mid June

Location: Holley Hall and Van Wezel

941-953-4252

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Annual music festival

 

July

 

Annual Suncoast Offshore Grand Prix Boat Race

Held in late June – early July

Location: Victory Circle in Van Wezel Parking Lot

941-371-2827

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Boat races and festival

 

Fireworks Celebration

Held on July 4

Location: Downtown Sarasota

941-954-4102

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August

 

Ringling Bridge Run

Held in late August

Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Center

941-952-9533

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Back to School Bash

Held in late August

Location: Jungle Gardens

941-355 5305

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Annual Back-to-School Bash - be a champion - medals & ribbons to all participants - cash giveaways - free hotdogs & popsicles to all kids.

 

Christmas in August

Held in early August

Location: Sarasota Bradenton International Convention Center

386-860-0092

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Art & Craft Fair with nationwide exhibitors in air conditioned comfort.

 

October

 

Annual Morton’s Firehouse Chili Cook-Off

Held in mid October

Location: Osprey Ave between Hyde Park St and Hillview Ave.
941-954-0609

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Over a dozen of Sarasota Fire Houses compete. Food, educational booths.

 

Downtown Sarasota Fall Festival

Held in mid October

Location: Downtown Sarasota
941-366-5969
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Octoberfest Suncoast

Held in early October

Location: Sarasota Fairgrounds

941-708-3456

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Experience the flavor & fun of Germany on Florida's West Coast. Continuous live entertainment, authentic German food, imported beer, children's activities, antique Volkswagen auto show, cooking demonstrations.

 

Oktoberfest – Ringling Museum

Held in late October

Location: Museum Estate

941-358-3180

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Celebrate the culture and heritage of the Ringling family’s native country – Germany. This festival is fun for the entire family with a variety of activities for all ages, German food, and German inspired entertainment.

 

Sarasota Folk Music Festival

Held in early October

Location: Crowley Museum & Nature Center

941-322-1000

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Sarasota Folk Club with 20+ of the area's most celebrated folk and acoustic musicians on 2 stages.

 

St. Armands Art Festival & Annual Fall Sidewalk Festival

Held in mid October

Location: St. Armands Circle

941-388-1554
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Over 170 artists' booths with original works of art.

 

Annual Stone Crab Seafood & Wine Festival

Held in late October

Location: The Colony Beach & Tennis Resort, Longboat Key

941-383-6464

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Celebrate the start of the stone crab season at this acclaimed culinary event! Don't miss out on the fun and epicurean excitement at the Tasting on the Beach or the Chef's Collaboration Gala.

 

November

 

Annual Sound Advice Sarasota Blues Festival

Held in early November

Location:  Sarasota Fairgrounds

941-377-3279

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Art Fest – Venice

Held in early November

Location: The Island Avenues in downtown Venice

964-472-3755
Art and craft show

 

Sarasota Reading Festival

Held in early November

Location: Five Points Park, Downtown Sarasota

941-957-5109

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A free event for the whole family featuring great authors, storytellers, booksellers, book signings, free books for kids, food and more!

 

Super Surreal Family Festival

Held in mid November

Location: Museum Estate

941-358-3180

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The whole family gets into the act when images of fanciful critters, dreamy landscapes, and morphing portraits spark everyone’s imagination.

 

Entertainment:

 

Asola Theatre Company

5555 N Tamiami Trail  

Sarasota, FL 34243

941-351-8000

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The Players Theatre

838 N. Tamiami Trail

Sarasota, FL 34236

941-365-2494

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Banyon Theatre

636 Indian Beach Lane

Sarasota, FL 34234

941-358-5330

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The Banyan Theater Company's mission is to produce theater in the summer. This venue showcases outstanding actors performing in plays of high literary merit. Works by playwrights such as G.B. Shaw, Chekhov, Ibsen, Pinter and Stoppard are featured to provide the community with a unique theater experience.

 

Florida Studio Theatre

1241 North Palm Avenue
Sarasota, FL  34236

941- 366-9000

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FST produces world premieres and contemporary works which have been produced on or off-Broadway within the last five years. By focusing on the works of contemporary writers, FST has been able to offer plays to its audiences that are not normally produced by other area theatres. FST is comprised of five main programs: Keating Mainstage, Cabaret, Touring (In the schools), Education and New play development.

 

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

777 North Tamiami Trail

Sarasota, Florida 34236

941-953-3368

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Set along Sarasota's beautiful bayfront, the landmark Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall has been entertaining audiences with a variety of music, dance, theater and comedy for generations.

 

Soulspeak – Sarasota Poetry Theatre

535 Columbia Court

Sarasota, FL 34236

941-966-3416

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Soulspeak/Sarasota Poetry Theatre was founded in 1992 for the purpose of promoting expression through all forms of poetry and making contemporary poetry more accessible to the public. It features both local and nationally known poets, singers and musicians, and presents poetry in the form of highly original collaborations. 

 

Sarasota Opera

61 North Pineapple Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236
941-366-8450

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Sarasota Ballet of Florida

5555 N Tamiami Trail

Sarasota, FL 34243

941-552-1032

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The Ballet has the unique distinction of being voted Sarasota’s Best Performing Arts Group for consecutive years and has gained in stature and regional prominence over the course of its long history.