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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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October 21, 2021
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October 24, 2021

Enjoy a daily carnival with rides and games for all ages and favorite fair food, and a Fall Festival Saturday - Sunday from 11 am - 6 pm with family-fun entertainment and more.

Event parking and admission are free.

Unlimited ride wristbands (for riders 36 inches and taller) are $35...

Hours
  • 5:00pm - 10:00pm
The Mall at University Town Center
140 University Town Center Drive
Sarasota, FL 34243
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October 21, 2021
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October 24, 2021

Enjoy a daily carnival with rides and games for all ages and favorite fair food, and a Fall Festival Saturday - Sunday from 11 am - 6 pm with family-fun entertainment and more.

Event parking and admission are free.

Unlimited ride wristbands (for riders 36 inches and taller) are $35...

Hours
  • 5:00pm - 11:00pm
The Mall at University Town Center
140 University Town Center Drive
Sarasota, FL 34243
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October 21, 2021
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October 24, 2021

Enjoy a daily carnival with rides and games for all ages and favorite fair food, and a Fall Festival Saturday - Sunday from 11 am - 6 pm with family-fun entertainment and more.

Event parking and admission are free.

Unlimited ride wristbands (for riders 36 inches and taller) are $35...

Hours
  • 12:00pm - 11:00pm
The Mall at University Town Center
140 University Town Center Drive
Sarasota, FL 34243
Sarasota Water Lantern Festival
October 23, 2021
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October 23, 2021

Water Lantern Festival is back!

Sarasota Water Lantern Festival is coming up on October 23rd, 2021!

Voted #1 Best Cultural Festival by USA TODAY!

Water Lantern Festival is a floating lantern event that is all about connections. Magical nights in cities across the U.S. include...

Hours
  • 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Nathan Benderson Park
5851 Nathan Benderson Cir
Sarasota, FL 34235
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October 21, 2021
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October 24, 2021

Enjoy a daily carnival with rides and games for all ages and favorite fair food, and a Fall Festival Saturday - Sunday from 11 am - 6 pm with family-fun entertainment and more.

Event parking and admission are free.

Unlimited ride wristbands (for riders 36 inches and taller) are $35...

Hours
  • 12:00pm - 10:00pm
The Mall at University Town Center
140 University Town Center Drive
Sarasota, FL 34243
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Spooky Stories and Ghost Tours at The Point
October 28, 2021
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October 30, 2021

Evening tours led by storytellers reveal the spooky side of history at our Historic Spanish Point campus.

Selby Gardens’ Members $15/Non-Members $20/Must be 8 years or older to participate.

Hours
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens - Historic Spanish Point campus
337 North Tamiami Trail
Osprey, FL 34229
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Spooky Stories and Ghost Tours at The Point
October 28, 2021
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October 30, 2021

Evening tours led by storytellers reveal the spooky side of history at our Historic Spanish Point campus.

Selby Gardens’ Members $15/Non-Members $20/Must be 8 years or older to participate.

Hours
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens - Historic Spanish Point campus
337 North Tamiami Trail
Osprey, FL 34229
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Spooky Stories and Ghost Tours at The Point
October 28, 2021
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October 30, 2021

Evening tours led by storytellers reveal the spooky side of history at our Historic Spanish Point campus.

Selby Gardens’ Members $15/Non-Members $20/Must be 8 years or older to participate.

Hours
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens - Historic Spanish Point campus
337 North Tamiami Trail
Osprey, FL 34229
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Selby Spooktacular
October 31, 2021
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October 31, 2021

Family-friendly celebration including trick-or-treating, holiday crafts, and frightening (but not too scary) activities for older children. Costumes encouraged!

Free for Selby Gardens’ Members and included with General Admission

Hours
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens - Downtown Sarasota campus
1534 Mound Street
Sarasota, FL 34236
Light the Night Trunk or Treat
October 31, 2021
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October 31, 2021

Light the Night is a great Halloween alternative that is safe and fun for the whole family! Each of our trunks will be decorated and have tons of candy for you to enjoy. In addition, you can grab some dinner at one of our food trucks and your kids will love our inflatable slide and obstacles...

Hours
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Church of Hope
2300 Lakewood Ranch BLVD
Sarasota, FL 34240

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