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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
Mainly Art
On-Going Event: 11/4/2017 - 4/21/2018
Every Third Saturday. Local arts, crafts, live music and food.  4th Ave. W., Bradenton.
Music on Main
On-Going Event: 11/17/2017 - 4/27/2018
Every First Friday. 6-9pm. Live music. Beer, wine and food available. Bring chairs. Leashed dogs welcome.  Main St., Lakewood Ranch.
Venice Farmers Market
On-Going Event: 11/18/2017 - 4/28/2018
Every Saturday. Open 8am.  Tampa Ave., Venice.
Bradenton Farmers Market
On-Going Event: 11/25/2017 - 4/28/2018
9am-2pm. Local produce, plants, flowers and entertainment. Check website for monthly activities.  Old Main St., Bradenton.
Sarasota Ski-A-Rees Free Show
On-Going Event: 2/4/2018 - 4/29/2018
Every Sunday. 2pm. Water-ski show filled with pyramids, jumps, ballet, swivel and more.  Ken Thompson Pkwy., City Island, Sarasota. 941-388-1666
Sarasota Film Festival
4/13/2018 - 4/22/2018
Celebrate great films.  Downtown Sarasota. 941-364-9514
Suncoast Boat Show
4/19/2018 - 4/22/2018
36th annual event. 100s of watercraft on display.  Marina Jacks, Sarasota.
250 Years of the Circus in Print
4/20/2018 - 5/7/2018
Daily. Posters celebrating the remarkable intelligence and highly developed skills of these four-legged performers once covered walls and fences across America.   Ringling Circus Museum, Sarasota. 941-359-5700
Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads
On-Going Event: 4/20/2018 - 6/1/2018
Daily. Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's 12 monumental bronze sculptures, Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads.
  Ringling Museum, Bayfront Gardens, Sarasota. 941-359-5700
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.
Hank Willis Thomas: Branded/Unbranded
On-Going Event: 4/20/2018 - 6/10/2018
Daily. Hank Willis Thomas's provocative series Unbranded: A Century of White Women, 1915-2015. Digital chromogenic prints by Thomas, the internationally celebrated conceptual artist, reconsiders classic advertisements over the last 100 years - minus their original text.  Ringling Museum, Sarasota. 941-359-5700
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.
Sea Debris Exhibit
On-Going Event: 4/20/2018 - 6/18/2018
  Mote Aquarium, Sarasota.
Suncoast BBQ and Bluegrass Bash
4/20/2018 - 4/21/2018
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
Toni Dove: Embodied Machines
On-Going Event: 4/20/2018 - 5/20/2018
Daily. Dove's pioneering work operates at the crossroads of live performance, interactive narrative, and virtual reality.   Ringling Museum, Sarasota. 941-359-5700, ext. 5705
Bradenton Farmers Market
4/21/2018 - 4/28/2018
Every Saturday. Oct.-May. 9am-2pm.  Bradenton.
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.
Sidewalk Astronomy
Look up in the sky! Sponsored by the Deep Sky Observers. Sunset until 10:30pm, weather permitting.  Riverview High School, Sarasota. 941-342-9632
Siesta Fiesta Art & Craft Festival
4/21/2018 - 4/22/2018
10am-5pm. 40th annual event. Art from 200 talented artists and crafters.  Ocean Blvd., Siesta Key Village. 941-349-3800
STAR: Storytelling Theater - Mummies in the Morning
Experience the story through a live performance by the Players Centre for Performing Arts.  Lakewood Ranch. 941-365-2499
Tampa Bay Seafood & Music Festival
4/21/2018 - 4/22/2018
Enjoy a weekend celebration of food and music. Saturday and Sunday 11am-8pm. General admission is $7 at the gate, $5 in advance with children 12 and under free. VIP Tent admission is $130 that includes an open raw bar serving shrimp, oysters and crab legs, open bar and a private lounge area with dedicated service staff, all set with optimal view of the music stage. Tickets can be purchased thru EventLive.  Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. 600 N. Ashley Dr., Tampa, FL
World Circus Day
Celebrate the arts and culture of the circus. All day art and activities. Admission to Circus Museum and Tibbals Learning Center is free.  Ringling Circus Museum, Sarasota.

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