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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.

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

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