What to Do this Weekend in Sarasota County

January 24, 2020

Check out some of the events and happenings going on this week around #MySarasota

Yoga With Tigers

Big Cat Habitat is hosting another Yoga With Tigers – their popular collaboration with instructor Erika Cain. This event will be on the morning of Saturday, January 25th (BCH has been aiming to schedule these almost monthly). Tigers and other big cats will be safely in their enclosures as guests practice around their habitats. You will need to bring your own yoga mats, towels and other equipment. Refreshments and light snacks will be available. The $40 ticket covers the yoga session as well as a single day pass to return to Big Cat Habitat during normal business hours. Learn more

Cirque Ma’Ceo

Experience the magic of Ma’Ceo: a dynamic, highly-talented Acrobatic Equestrian Show that is sure to keep the entire family on the edge of their seats! With an international cast of artists, Cavallo Equestrian Arts has been thrilling crowds all over North America for over 10 years and continues to innovate and excite!The gypsy-flare style show tells a beautiful seamless story with a contemporary blend of Acrobatics, Aerial, Dance, and Equestrian Arts woven together to the acoustic beats of rich Spanish guitar. Show times vary through February 2 at the tent near Ed Smith Stadium. Learn more

Forks and Corks

Savor local flavor during the premier Food and Wine and Festival of Southwest Florida. Forks & Corks showcases the palate-pleasing products of an international cast of visiting winery owners and winemakers alongside the deliciously diverse cuisine of more than 50 members of The Sarasota-Manatee Originals restaurants group. Ticket prices vary across several events through the weekend. Learn more 

Art Battle

Watch the paint fly before your eyes and incredible creations unfold during 3 fast-paced rounds of live painting and help vote to determine the Winner! All artwork created will also be available via silent auction. Learn more

Englewood Seafood & Music Festival

If relaxing, having fun, enjoying good food and listening to great live music over the weekend is 'The Plan", you’ll find exactly what you need at the 3rd Annual Englewood Seafood & Music Festival along Dearborn Street Plaza (formerly Pioneer Park) in Englewood! Admission is free for visitors to choose from a plethora of local seafood along with liquid refreshment while live music fills the air. The three day event runs through Sunday evening. Learn more

Pride in the Park – Winter Wonderland!

Sarasota Pride is kicking off 2020 “with our biggest and brightest Pride in the Park!” Vendor information will be available at our website at www.sarasotapride.org soon. J.D. Hamel Park in downtown Sarasota will be hopping from 11-4 with live music and other vendors. No tickets necessary. Learn more

Sarasota Native American Indian Festival

Experience the culture and artistry of the Native American people at the 13th Annual Sarasota Native American Indian Festival January 24, 25, 26 at the Sarasota Fairgrounds. Live authentic music from masters of the flute, drum and other ancient instruments will fill the air along with vendors selling authentic, handmade crafts, jewelry and more! Tickets are available at the gate or online for a discount. Learn more

Mr. Swindle’s Traveling Peculiarium

Step right up, and into an outrageous fantasy where eccentric characters from the past invite you into their screw-loose atmosphere where your imagination is the only limit to lively entertainment! Mr. B.S. Swindler – a.k.a. Mr. Swindle – hosts a captivating 90 minute extravaganza under a Boutique Big Top, and delights audiences with an unparalleled exhibition of vintage amusement, live acrobats and comedy. Learn more

Show Jumping Under the Stars Grand Prix

Show Jumping Under the Stars is a highly anticipated annual series of grand prix horse show jumping at Fox Lea Farm – a nationally recognized horse show facility in Venice. Grand prix horse show jumping is an Olympic sport requiring extraordinary athleticism from both horse and rider, with jumps approaching 5 feet in height! Shows are every Friday night until March 6. Gates open at 5 p.m. hours before competition begins at 7 p.m. Parking is free and admission is $10. Learn more