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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...

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  • 10:30am - 4:00pm
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens' Historic Spanish Point campus
337 N Tamiami Trail
Osprey, FL 34229
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
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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
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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
Jazz at Two - The Bruno Connection
December 10, 2021
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December 10, 2021

The Bruno Connection features three generations led by Joe Bruno, Sr. with Joe, Jr, bass and Nick Bruno, drums. The group plays favorites from the American Songbook and jazz standards. Joe Bruno Sr is a local area favorite and was a big band leader in Boston and Las Vegas. Concert from 2 - 4 pm...

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  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota
3975 Fruitville Rd.
Sarasota, FL 34232
Festivals & Fairs
December 10, 2021
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December 12, 2021

Join us at the Sarasota County Fairgrounds for Sarasota's longest running Circus Event! The 2021 Showfolks Holiday Circus Festival will feature FREE SHOWS, Animals, food, exhibits and market booths.
Fun for the entire family!...

Hours
  • 2:00pm - 8:00pm
Robarts Arena
3000 Ringling Blvd
Sarasota, FL 34237
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Wintergreen Weekend at the Point: A Victorian Family Holiday
December 11, 2021
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December 12, 2021

Enjoy timeless holiday favorites at the Historic Spanish Point campus. Carriage rides, yuletide readings by the Asolo Repertory Theatre, classic festive tunes, tasty treats, and much more throughout the weekend.
Free for Selby Gardens’ Members and included with General Admission...

Hours
  • 10:00am - 5:00pm
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens' Historic Spanish Point campus
337 North Tamiami Trail
Osprey, FL 34229
Festivals & Fairs
December 10, 2021
to
December 12, 2021

Join us at the Sarasota County Fairgrounds for Sarasota's longest running Circus Event! The 2021 Showfolks Holiday Circus Festival will feature FREE SHOWS, Animals, food, exhibits and market booths.
Fun for the entire family!...

Hours
  • 11:00am - 8:00pm
Robarts Arena
3000 Ringling Blvd
Sarasota, FL 34237
Disney Artist Tim Rogerson at Art Ovation
December 9, 2021
to
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

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