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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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Visual Arts
December 7, 2021
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December 8, 2021

World-renowned Gullah Artist Headlines 2-Day Area Event To Benefit Visible Men Academy
December 7-8 in Manatee and Sarasota – Visible Men Academy (VMA) in partnership with Waterkolours Art Gallery will host a 2-day First Annual VMA Fine Art Show and Fundraiser with globally recognized Gullah...

Hours
  • 9:00am - 8:00pm
The Gallery at Art Ovation Hotel
1255 North Palm Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236
The Art of Butterflies – Special Seasonal Workshop
December 8, 2021
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December 8, 2021

Explore Sarasota County’s only Butterfly House through an artistic lens. Students will receive a brief natural history lecture introducing Florida’s native butterflies: why they are unique, their role in the ecosystem, and conservation strategies. After, students will learn painting techniques...

Hours
  • 10:30am - 4:00pm
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens' Historic Spanish Point campus
337 N Tamiami Trail
Osprey, FL 34229
Hair
November 17, 2021
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January 1, 2022

Hair is the rock musical that started it all. This joyous rebellion proudly reclaims love as the heart of what it means to be American. Packed with music that is beautiful, irreverent, and deeply evocative, the quirky, all-inclusive vibe doesn’t shy away from poignant social commentary. This...

Hours
  • 7:30pm
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
Hair
November 17, 2021
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January 1, 2022

Hair is the rock musical that started it all. This joyous rebellion proudly reclaims love as the heart of what it means to be American. Packed with music that is beautiful, irreverent, and deeply evocative, the quirky, all-inclusive vibe doesn’t shy away from poignant social commentary. This...

Hours
  • 7:30pm
Asolo Repertory Theatre
5555 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34243
December 8, 2021
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December 19, 2021

Dec. 8-11, 14-18 at 7:30pm
Dec. 12, 18-19 at 2pm
This smash Off-Broadway hit takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom, where we meet Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy and Suzy: four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! As we learn about their lives and loves,...

Hours
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Studio 1130
3501 South Tamiami Trail, Suite 1130
Sarasota, FL 34239
Joyful! Joyful!
December 1, 2021
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December 30, 2021

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe is thrilled to open its second show of the 2021-2022 season: its Christmas card to the community, “Joyful! Joyful!” Theater fans of all ages and religious backgrounds are invited to celebrate the season with high-spirited, uplifting songs as only WBTT can perform...

Hours
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe
1012 N Orange Ave
Sarasota, FL 34236
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Disney Artist Tim Rogerson at Art Ovation
December 9, 2021
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December 12, 2021

Presenting the artwork of Tim Rogerson and book signing of Margaret Kerry. Tim Rogerson is a Disney Fine Artist and Ringling College Alumnus. He is one of only several artists allowed to recreate iconic Disney Characters and scenes. Margaret will be sharing her amazing story of how Walt Disney...

Hours
  • 11:00am - 8:00pm
Art Ovation Hotel
1255 North Palm Ave.
Sarasota, FL 34236
December 8, 2021
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December 19, 2021

Dec. 8-11, 14-18 at 7:30pm
Dec. 12, 18-19 at 2pm
This smash Off-Broadway hit takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom, where we meet Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy and Suzy: four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! As we learn about their lives and loves,...

Hours
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Studio 1130
3501 South Tamiami Trail, Suite 1130
Sarasota, FL 34239
Hair
November 17, 2021
to
January 1, 2022

Hair is the rock musical that started it all. This joyous rebellion proudly reclaims love as the heart of what it means to be American. Packed with music that is beautiful, irreverent, and deeply evocative, the quirky, all-inclusive vibe doesn’t shy away from poignant social commentary. This...

Hours
  • 7:30pm
Asolo Repertory Theatre
5555 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34243

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