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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.

Current Exhibits

There's always something happening on Florida's Gulf Coast. Find out what exhibits are showing during your stay!

Find Events in Sarasota

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December 8th-Mystery Resale/Thrifting Shopping Bus Tour
December 8, 2022
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December 8, 2022

Love thrifting? Love resale shopping? Take a fun Mystery Resale/Thrifting Bus Tour to the Sarasota (Gulf Gate-Clark area) resale community. It's our holiday one and always a sell out. We pick up in Venice at the Church of the Nazarene and our Sarasota pick up location is the McDonald's Parking...

Hours
  • 8:45am - 4:30pm
Sponsored by The Happy Thrifter Resale Guide Newspaper
Pick up McDonalds Parking Lot
Bee Ridge and Cattlemen
Sarasota, FL 34292
Outdoors
September 8, 2022
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December 8, 2022

The second Thursday of every month, Temple Sinai presents talk Torah while walking on the beach. FREE and members and non-members are welcome! This program will be led by members of Temple Sinai with guidance from Bethany Leinweber, Director of Youth Education and Family Engagement.

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  • 9:00am - 10:00am
Siesta Key Beach
948 Beach Road
Meet at the Pavilion
Sarasota, FL 34242
Jazz Thursdays at SAM
January 13, 2022
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January 12, 2023

Sarasota Art Museum invites you to be our guest at Jazz Thursday at SAM!

Sarasota Art Museum is partnering with the Jazz Club
of Sarasota for Jazz Thursdays.
Join us for our special late-night performances on the Marcy and Michael Klein Plaza.

Jazz Thursdays will occur on the...

Hours
  • 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Sarasota Art Museum
1001 South Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34236
Art Center Sarasota Holiday shop
December 8, 2022
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December 8, 2022

Opening Night Garden Party Reception is on Thursday, Dec 8, 6-8 pm to celebrate a new exhibit featuring: Alexandra Hammond, solo exhibition: Atmospheric River;
Holiday Shop: art and accessories; Jason Hackenwerth, solo exhibition: Empire; and juried exhibition themed Black...

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  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Art Center Sarasota
707 N Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34236
Sarasota Orchestra Great Escapes: Seasonal Gifts
December 7, 2022
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December 11, 2022

The holiday season is all about family time, togetherness, reflection, gratitude, joy–and beautiful music, of course! Sarasota Orchestra invites you and your loved ones to light up your December celebrations with a concert program dedicated to this most wonderful time of the year.

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  • 7:30pm
Holley Hall
709 N Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34236
Something Rotten!
November 9, 2022
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January 1, 2023

In Elizabethan England, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are stuck in the shadow of the Renaissance rock star known as “The Bard.” When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing, and acting—all at the same time—Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s...

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  • 8:00pm - 10:30pm
Florida Studio Theatre
1265 1st Street
Sarasota, FL 34236
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THE GARDENS OF THE SARASOTA REGION PRESENTATION
December 9, 2022
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December 9, 2022

Join Us in Downtown Sarasota to Hear a Presentation on The Gardens of the Sarasota Region

Friday, December 9, 2022
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Program will be just across the street from Marie Selby Botanical Gardens at Alderman Oak

The Gardens of the Sarasota Region program explores...

Hours
  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Alderman Oaks Retirement Center
727 Hudson Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236
Holiday Bazaar
December 9, 2022
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December 9, 2022

Holiday Bazaar
December 9, 4-6 p.m.
Arts Advocates Gallery, The Crossings at Siesta Key, 3501 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34239
Join Arts Advocates for a FREE holiday bazaar and enjoy holiday music, wine and treats while you shop for paintings, jewelry, and home goods created by Arts...

Hours
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Arts Advocates Gallery
The Crossings at Siesta Key
3501 S. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34239
The Great Gingerbread Buildoff
December 9, 2022
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December 9, 2022

Join us for some friendly competition this holiday season! Do your best to create the coolest most marine sciency gingerbread house. Buy a kit and join other building enthusiasts for a chance to win some cool prizes. The prizes:

For kids (11 an younger): a signed copy of Carlee's children'...

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  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Robert Toale and Sons Celebration of Life Center
4310 Solutions Lane
Bradenton, FL 34211
Angélica Negrón: Playing a Plant
December 9, 2022
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December 9, 2022

“Angélica Negrón: Playing a Plant” featuring Hermitage Greenfield Prize Winner Angélica Negrón, Friday, December 9 @ 5pm on the Hermitage Great Lawn: 2022 Hermitage Greenfield Prize Winner Angélica Negrón is inspired by nature and the music all around her. Her wide-ranging performance and...

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  • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Hermitage Artist Retreat
6660 Manasota Key Rd
Englewood, FL 34223

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