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Suncoast Beaches Events

Suncoast Beaches Events

There is always something exciting going on in Sarasota, Siesta Key, Casey Key, Longboat Key, Bradenton, Lido Key and the surrounding communities. Everything from festivals, arts & crafts to fireworks extravaganza all around the Sarasota area.

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
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
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
St. Pete Beach Oktoberfest Celebration
10/20/2018 - 10/21/2018
Fall means it's time for Oktoberfest! Celebrate by stuffing yourself silly with smoked sausages, roasted meats, sauerkraut, cabbage and both pretzels and beer while enjoying authentic German music and dancers, accompanied by family and friends! Also enjoy a stroll through a marketplace of arts, crafts and fine products. Saturday 10am-8pm and Sunday 10am-6pm. Admission is FREE  398 Corey Avenue, downtown St. Pete Beach, FL   www.seafoodfestivals.com/S-64-St%2E+Pete+Beach+Oktoberfest.html
BOO Fest
10/26/2018
Haunted house, face painting, trick-or-treating and more. 6-9pm.  Lakewood Ranch.   www.lwrcac.com/boo-fest/
Sarasota Oktoberfest
10/27/2018 - 10/28/2018
Enjoy music, Bavarian dancing, great food and beer. 10am-8pm both days. Free admission.  33 S. Gulf Stream, Sarasota, at JD Hamel Park.   www.seafoodfestivals.com/S-65-Sarasota+Oktoberfest
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
The Booth Brothers in Concert
11/17/2018
Known for their harmony-drenched vocals and warm, easy voices, Ronnie Booth, Michael Booth, and Paul Lancaster make up this award-winning trio. Their God-given talent has garnered them numerous awards including Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Trio of the Year, Favorite Artist of the Year and many others. The Booth Brothers have a unique ability to communicate through song and humor and have made appearances on the Bill Gaither Homecoming Tours. The concert is at 7:00pm. $35 per person. Tickets: https://boothbrothers.com/event/11-17-18-sarasota-fl  Carlisle Inn Sarasota. 3727 Bahia Vista Street,
Sarasota 844-369-2275  https://www.facebook.com/events/456679438091886/
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

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