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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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Arboretum Tour at the Elling Eide Center
March 17, 2022
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May 31, 2022

Join Docent Norman Burr on a 90-minute fascinating trek through the historic grounds. Walk through the arboretum and learn about rare, interesting, and exotic plants. Normal will discuss the geologic history of Florida and how plant life evolved. He will also share the history of the inhabitants...

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  • 10:00am - 12:00pm
Elling Eide Center
8000 South Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34231
Jazz Club Sarasota Scholarship Benefit Concert
May 19, 2022
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May 19, 2022

Enjoy live jazz outdoors at Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota. Concert benefits the scholarship program of the Jazz Club of Sarasota. Entertainment features Dan Miller, David Mason, Anthony Aldissi, Michael Ross and Jean Bolduc. Music from 6-8 pm. Tickets $15. Bring chairs.

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  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Phillippi Estate Park
5500 S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34231
Jazz on the Water
May 19, 2022
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May 19, 2022

Enjoy an delightful afternoon cruise on Sarasota Bay aboard the Marina Jack II. Boarding begins at 2:30 pm. Vessel sails at 3:00 pm. Entertainment Fred Johnson (vocals) and Michel Ross Trio. Jazz Club of Sarasota (941)260-9951. Tickets $30 - $35; https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jazz-on-the-water-...

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  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Marina Jack II
2 Marina Plaza
Sarasota, FL 34236
Eureka Day
May 11, 2022
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June 4, 2022

By Jonathan Spector  
Directed by Bianca  LaVerne  Jones 

In the Cook Theatre

An illness is spreading through the progressive and painstakingly accepting Eureka Day School–and it’s more than the mumps. When the outbreak threatens to become an epidemic, it’s a race to see what...

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  • 7:30pm
Asolo Repertory Theatre
5555 North Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34243
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May 4, 2022
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May 28, 2022

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe will close its 2021-2022 season with two world-premiere one-act plays, under the auspices of its New Playwrights Series. These plays, “From Birmingham To Broadway” and “Float Like A Butterfly,” will be presented together May 4-29. “From Birmingham to Broadway” was...

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  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe
1012 N Orange Ave
Sarasota, FL 34236
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May 20, 2022
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May 21, 2022

"TO DO" was first installed in May of 2006 on Crosby Street in New York City and has since been installed across the United States (including in front of the White House), and around the world. Now, there is a new chance to take part in this global art project in Englewood! From the refrigerator...

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  • 10:00am - 8:00pm
Dearborn Street
349 W. Dearborn Street
Englewood, FL 34223
Hermitage Poet’s Corner: The Contemporary Word
May 20, 2022
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May 20, 2022

“Hermitage Poet’s Corner: The Contemporary Word,” Friday, May 20 @ 5pm: Presented in Partnership with Bookstore1, two incredible writers and Hermitage Fellows come together to read and discuss their evocative work. DaMaris B. Hill shares selections from her critically acclaimed Breath Better...

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  • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Bookstore1
117 S. Pineapple Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236
NeighborFest: Music on the Lawn
May 20, 2022
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May 20, 2022

Join us at NeighborFest for a FREE night of live music, inflatables, and a 26-foot rock wall for friends, family, and neighbors of all ages to enjoy on May 20 from 6-8 pm at our Bee Ridge Campus (8000 Bee Ridge Rd). Plus, the award-winning Big Blue food truck will be there with one of the BEST...

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  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Grace Community Church: Bee Ridge Campus
8000 Bee Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL 34241
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In-Studio Performance Series featuring Sea Lee

The Apple Show: that’s not the punchline

Friday May 20th at 7pm

Virtual Stream: Saturday May 21st at 7pm


The Apple Show: that’s not the punchline started as a playful duet June of 2021 andlater developed as a quartet and...

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  • 7:00pm - 8:15pm
SCD Home Studio
1400 Boulevard of the Arts
Suite 300
Sarasota, FL 34236

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