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Enjoy a revamped lineup of shows this season from dozens of companies, galleries and theaters eager to dazzle audiences

The Sarasota arts scene has perservered to host a revamped lineup of concerts, talks, performances... even yoga classes! This busy fall and winter season is filled with events designed with careful attention to guest safety while the world continues to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. These in-person shows complement a whole host of virtual events that also will take place so anyone can enjoy some of their favorite companies from a distance.


Although afternoon temperatures may currently suggest otherwise — August is one of the hottest months of the year in Florida — the back-to-school sales, Labor Day weekend barbecues, and the gradual emergence of all things pumpkin-spiced make it clear that summer is winding down.

Brace yourselves: temperatures in the low-70's-degrees Fahrenheit are coming.

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Sarasota’s highly anticipated Forks and Corks wine and fine-dining festival is back for its 13th year in January

What could be better than spending an afternoon in the courtyard of the historic John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art? How about adding some wine from around the world and food from over 50 of Sarasota’s top restaurants?

Hosted by Sarasota-Manatee Originals, this year’s 13th annual Forks and Corks is guaranteed to be a raucous good time.


There’s plenty to see and do during your spring break stay in Sarasota County!

Schools are on break, the sun is out, and Sarasota's events calendar is jam-packed with ways to enjoy the spring season. Check out our events guide to plan your sun in the fun this March.

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From eight films to over 200 in just 20 years, the Sarasota Film Festival has cemented itself among indie movie fans and Hollywood players alike.

It's lights, camera, and a whirlwind of indie film action when the Sarasota Film Festival rolls its reels into town each year in April. This hallmark Sarasota event, now two decades in, has established itself among the premier independent film festivals in the southeastern United States.

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Sarasota is blossoming with an exciting events lineup featuring food, art, and music festivals, sports tournaments, and family-friendly outdoor activities throughout May. Start planning your springtime fun today!

May Events

Venice Seafood & Music Festival - Canceled for 2020