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Events & Festivals

There's always something happening on Florida's Gulf Coast. Find out what events will be going on during your stay, or take a look at some of our favorite annual festivals!

Note: Due to COVID-19 regulations from Federal, State or County governments, events may be postponed or cancelled. Please refer to the event and/or the event host's website for the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding each event.

Watch artist Andy Daily create a sand sculpture from scratch, and save the date for the return of the Siesta Key Crystal Classic in 2021!

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Rainforest Masks of Costa Rica
January 8, 2022
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January 30, 2022

The Rainforest Masks of Costa Rica exhibit showcases artists from the Borucan Indian tribe of Costa Rica. Join us and experience the vibrant, hand-carved and painted balsa wood masks showcased in the Museum of Botany...

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  • 10:00am - 4:30pm
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens - Downtown Sarasota campus
1534 Mound Street
Sarasota, FL 34236
Grand Horizons
January 19, 2022
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April 1, 2022

By Bess Wohl 
Directed by Celine Rosenthal

The Broadway Hit Comedy!

You’re never too old to learn, but what if you learn that the person you’ve been married to for 50 years is making you miserable? Bill and Nancy practically breathe in unison; they anticipate each other’s sighs...

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  • 1:30pm
Asolo Repertory Theatre
5555 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34243
November 10, 2021
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May 25, 2022

Your favorite weeknight hangout has arrived at its new home, Waterside Place, the newest town center in Lakewood Ranch!
| 6-9 PM, Every Wednesday, starting November 10, 2021 - May, 2022 |
- New food trucks + dessert truck each week
- Weekly live music from local artists
- Night...

Hours
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Waterside Place at Lakewood Ranch
7500 Island Cove Terrace
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34240
I Never Saw Another Butterfly
January 26, 2022
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January 28, 2022

Over 15,000 Jewish children passed through Terezin, and only about a hundred were still alive at the end of the war. One of the survivors, Raja, having lived through it all, teaching the children when there was nothing to teach with, helping to give them hope when there was little enough reason...

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  • 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Sarasota High School Theatre
2155 Bahia Vista Street
Sarasota, FL 34239
Forbidden Broadway
January 19, 2022
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January 30, 2022

Jan. 19-22, 25-29 at 7:30pm
Jan. 23, 29-30 at 2pm
In this long-running Off-Broadway hit musical revue, Broadway’s greatest musical legends meet Broadway’s greatest satirist in this hilarious, loving and endlessly entertaining tribute to some of the theatre’s greatest stars and songwriters...

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  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Studio 1130
3501 South Tamiami Trail, Suite 1130
Sarasota, FL 34239
Jersey Boys
January 25, 2022
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January 26, 2022

Tuesday, January 25 – Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their first note. While their harmonies were perfect on stage, it was a very different story off stage – a story that has made them an international sensation yet again. Go...

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  • 7:30pm
777 N Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34236
Ruby
January 12, 2022
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February 26, 2022

The world premiere show “Ruby” is a musical retelling by WBTT founder/artistic director Nate Jacobs and his brother, Michael Jacobs, of the shocking killing of a White doctor in Live Oak, Florida, by a Black woman, Ruby McCollum. Ruby McCollum’s name has gone down in history as the wealthy Black...

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  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe
1012 N Orange Ave
Sarasota, FL 34236
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Rainforest Masks of Costa Rica
January 8, 2022
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January 30, 2022

The Rainforest Masks of Costa Rica exhibit showcases artists from the Borucan Indian tribe of Costa Rica. Join us and experience the vibrant, hand-carved and painted balsa wood masks showcased in the Museum of Botany...

Hours
  • 10:00am - 4:30pm
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens - Downtown Sarasota campus
1534 Mound Street
Sarasota, FL 34236
SILL Presents "Independence Corrupted: How America's Judges Really Make Their Decisions"
January 27, 2022
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January 27, 2022

Judge Charles B. Schudson will bring us behind the trial bench to meet judges analyzing trials and sentencings and explain how judges weigh life and death, million-dollar damages, and our civil rights. With scholarship and compelling cases, he will examine the personal, professional, and...

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  • 10:30am - 11:30am
First United Methodist Church
3224 Bee Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL 34239
Chamber Soirée: Inheritance
January 27, 2022
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January 27, 2022

Beethoven – Quintet Op. 16 for Piano and Winds
Michael Tilson Thomas – Street Song
Mozart – String Quartet No. 17, K. 458, (The Hunt)

Beethoven, Mozart, and Michael Tilson Thomas: each of these extraordinary composers learned the "family business" from his father. Inspired by “The...

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  • 5:30pm
Holley Hall, Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center
709 N Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34236

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