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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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The Art of Orchid Features - Orchid Show Workshop
October 15, 2021
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October 15, 2021

This workshop, by a Master Botanical Artist and her team, will reveal the intricate beauty of the orchids highlighted by The Orchid Show. Sketch, create color studies, and follow The Art of Botanical Illustration as you indulge in a study of orchid art and science.
Open to all ages/experience...

Hours
  • 10:00am - 5:00pm
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Downtown Sarasota campus
1534 Mound St
Sarasota, FL 34236
October 9, 2021
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November 28, 2021

Selby Gardens’ annual Orchid Show brings together two of Sarasota, Florida’s most renowned legacies —orchids and the circus. Presented in collaboration with the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art (The Ringling), The Orchid Show 2021: Aerialists from the Tree Top to the Big Top!, is presented...

Hours
  • 10:00am - 5:00pm
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Downtown campus
1534 Mound Street
Sarasota, FL 34236
October 15, 2021
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October 17, 2021

Fall means it's time for Rocktoberfest! No matter where you celebrate Oktoberfest, there are common ingredients: lively music, mouthwatering food, big, big pints of beer, family and fun.October 15-17, 2021, Paragon Festivals with the Downtown Sarasota Enrichment Association and their special...

Hours
  • 4:00pm - 10:00pm
JD Hamel park
199 Bayfront Drive
Sarasota, FL 34236
Nightlife & Entertainment
September 10, 2021
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October 30, 2021

Countless musical genres emerged during the first half of the 20th Century, and there was only one place you could find them all: The Jukebox. In this jazzy music revue, The Swingaroos put a dynamic twist on the Jukebox’s greatest hits, including “Get Your Kicks On Route 66,” “Heart and Soul,”...

Hours
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Florida Studio Theatre - Bowne's Lab
1265 1st Street
Sarasota, FL 34236
Outdoors
October 15, 2021
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October 15, 2021

Body Language: An Exploration of Movement and Poetry

with Hermitage Fellows Jules Downum and Pedro Serrano

Friday, October 15th @ 6pm

The Hermitage Campus
6660 Manasota Key Road, Englewood, Florida 34223

Attendees are encouraged to dress comfortably for some voluntary...

Hours
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Hermitage Artist Retreat
6660 Manasota Key Road
Englewood, FL 34223
October 1, 2021
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October 31, 2021

Countless musical genres emerged during the first half of the 20th Century, and there was only one place you could find them all: The Jukebox. In this jazzy music revue, The Swingaroos put a dynamic twist on the Jukebox’s greatest hits, including “Get Your Kicks On Route 66,” “Heart and Soul,”...

Hours
  • 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Florida Studio Theatre
1265 1st Street
Sarasota, FL 34236
Make Thee an Ark: A New Play
October 8, 2021
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October 17, 2021

Taking place in Mary’s Chapel at Selby Gardens' Historic Spanish Point campus, Make Thee an Ark is a new play set 300 years in the future in a New Ark floating above an undersea Florida. Moored to an old oil rig, the New Ark harbors what may be the last vestiges of humanity after global warming...

Hours
  • 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Selby Botanical Gardens' Historic Spanish Point campus
337 North Tamiami Trail
Osprey, FL 34229
October 15, 2021
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October 15, 2021

By far one of the most exciting new faces in the Latin music space, Cimafunk defies classification on a funk pilgrimage in search of a new musical miscegenation of Black music. Singer, composer and producer, the young Cuban sensation offers a bold mix of funk with popular and traditional Cuban...

Hours
  • 7:00pm
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Courtyard
5401 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, FL 34243
October 14, 2021
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October 17, 2021

Opening Sarasota Contemporary Dance’s 16th Season is Voices – Rising Choreographers, a showcase of budding choreographers and movement makers, including guest artists and SCD’s own company members. Voices present’s rising choreographers who were selected by adjudication from SCD's Summer...

Hours
  • 7:00pm
Jane B. Cook Theater
5555 N Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34243

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