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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!

Find Events in Sarasota

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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
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Butterfly Photography – Special Seasonal Workshop
December 10, 2021
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December 10, 2021

Explore Sarasota County’s only Butterfly House through a camera lens. Students will have a behind-the-scenes look to photograph the dozens of native Florida species, and a brief lecture discussing both creative and technical workflows to capture compelling images of one of nature’s most...

Hours
  • 10:30am - 1:30pm
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens - Historic Spanish Point campus
337 North Tamiami Trail
Osprey, FL 34229
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The Art of Butterflies – Special Seasonal Workshop
December 15, 2021
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December 15, 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
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Create a Living Holiday Wreath
December 18, 2021
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December 18, 2021

Let’s get festive with air plants! Deck the halls and get into the spirit while crafting a living epiphyte wreath of your very own. This course will satisfy both left and right hemispheres with part art, part science, and all fun. You will create a masterpiece for your holiday decor, or a...

Hours
  • 10:00am - 1:00pm
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens - Downtown Sarasota campus
1534 Mound St
Sarasota, FL 34236
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Classes, Expos & Workshops
January 8, 2022
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January 9, 2022

The Sarasota Orchid Society (SOS)* will present its 64th annual show and sale at
the Municipal Auditorium in beautiful downtown Sarasota, FL on January 8-9th, 2022.
Considered one of the finest orchid shows in the country, the theme is “Orchids in Paradise”. Over 20 vendors will exhibit...

Hours
  • 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sarasota Municipal Auditorium
801 N Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34236
Rainforest Masks of Costa Rica
January 8, 2022
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January 30, 2022

The Rainforest Masks of Costa Rica exhibit showcases artists from the Borucan Indian tribe of Costa Rica. Join us and experience the vibrant, hand-carved and painted balsa wood masks showcased in the Museum of Botany...

Hours
  • 10:00am - 4:30pm
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens - Downtown Sarasota campus
1534 Mound Street
Sarasota, FL 34236
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Rainforest Masks of Costa Rica
January 8, 2022
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January 30, 2022

The Rainforest Masks of Costa Rica exhibit showcases artists from the Borucan Indian tribe of Costa Rica. Join us and experience the vibrant, hand-carved and painted balsa wood masks showcased in the Museum of Botany...

Hours
  • 10:00am - 4:30pm
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens - Downtown Sarasota campus
1534 Mound Street
Sarasota, FL 34236
Classes, Expos & Workshops
January 8, 2022
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January 9, 2022

The Sarasota Orchid Society (SOS)* will present its 64th annual show and sale at
the Municipal Auditorium in beautiful downtown Sarasota, FL on January 8-9th, 2022.
Considered one of the finest orchid shows in the country, the theme is “Orchids in Paradise”. Over 20 vendors will exhibit...

Hours
  • 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sarasota Municipal Auditorium
801 N Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34236
Join us  for Museum Free Day - Second Sundays of every month!
January 9, 2022
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January 9, 2022

Museum Free Day is the Second Sunday of every month.

Join us for Museum Free Day!

Bring your friends and family to explore new art and thought-provoking exhibitions, and participate in our fun activities.

Musical Interludes – 12 pm to 1:30 pm
Join us for music on the Marcy...

Hours
  • 11:00am - 5:00pm
Sarasota Art Museum
1001 South Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34236
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Rainforest Masks of Costa Rica
January 8, 2022
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January 30, 2022

The Rainforest Masks of Costa Rica exhibit showcases artists from the Borucan Indian tribe of Costa Rica. Join us and experience the vibrant, hand-carved and painted balsa wood masks showcased in the Museum of Botany...

Hours
  • 10:00am - 4:30pm
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens - Downtown Sarasota campus
1534 Mound Street
Sarasota, FL 34236

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