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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.
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
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
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.
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.
Downtown Sarasota Farmers Market
On-Going Event: 4/21/2018 - 11/24/2018
Every Saturday. 7am-1pm.  State St., Sarasota. 941-951-2656
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
Downtown Venice Labor Day Weekend Craft Festival
9/1/2018 - 9/2/2018
Enjoy crafters displaying their handmade original work. 10am-4pm. Free.  Miami Ave., Downtown Venice.
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
Sarasota/Bradenton Fall Home Show
9/21/2018 - 9/23/2018
Home Show includes 100s of exhibits. Remodeling, landscaping and decorating. Fri. & Sat. 10am-7pm, Sun. 10am-6pm. Free.  Sarasota Bradenton Intl. Convention Ctr., Sarasota.
World Rowing Masters Regatta
9/27/2018 - 9/30/2018
  Nathan Benderson Park, Sarasota.
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.
Bradenton Farmers Market
10/6/2018 - 10/27/2018
Every Saturday. Oct.-May. 9am-2pm.  Downtown Bradenton. 941-840-0017
Downtown Sarasota Craft Festival
10/6/2018 - 10/7/2018
24th annual event. Paintings to woodwork, expansive Green Market and more. 10am-5pm. Free.  One Central Ave., Downtown Sarasota.
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
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
St. Armands Boat Show
10/20/2018 - 10/21/2018
Newest models from Grady-White and Yamaha boats. 10am-4pm.  St. Armands Cir., Sarasota.
BOO Fest
Haunted house, face painting, trick-or-treating and more. 6-9pm.  Lakewood Ranch.
Bradenton Farmers Market
11/3/2018 - 11/17/2018
Every Saturday. Oct.-May. 9am-2pm.  Downtown Bradenton. 941-840-0017
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
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.
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.
Sarasota Chalk Festival
11/9/2018 - 11/12/2018
Artists display their street painting talents. 8am-6pm.   Venice Airport Festival Fairgrounds.
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.
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
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
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
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
Venice Main Street Blues Fest
Blues music, food and drink. Admission. 11am-7pm.  Maxine Barritt Park, Venice.
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.
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.
40th Annual Holiday Night of Lights
Holiday entertainment, sing-along, tree lighting and Santa. 5:30-9pm.  St. Armands Cir., Sarasota.
Holiday Around the Ranch
Santa, horse carriage rides, carolers, outdoor skating, cookie decorating, choo choo express plus stage performances. 6-9pm.  Lakewood Ranch.

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