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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.

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Drag Queen Bingo
December 22, 2021
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December 31, 2023

Play Bingo in Florida's Oldest Tiki Bar, the Bahi Hut. Our Drag Queen, Georgia, is very entertaining! No admission costs, just get buy a drink to play.

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  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Bahi Hut
4675 N Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234
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Fresh Fridays
June 3, 2022
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June 3, 2022

The Downtown Improvement District’s Fresh Fridays series makes first-Fridays jazzy on Palm Avenue with JAZZ ON PALM. On June 3rd from 7-10 p.m., stroll Palm Ave for the first-Friday art walk and enjoy jazz covers by Hot Tonic Orchestra. Featuring free signature giveaways, beverages and bites al...

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  • 7:00pm - 10:00pm
69 S Palm Ave
Sarasota, FL 34236
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Drag Queen Bingo
December 22, 2021
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December 31, 2023

Play Bingo in Florida's Oldest Tiki Bar, the Bahi Hut. Our Drag Queen, Georgia, is very entertaining! No admission costs, just get buy a drink to play.

Hours
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Bahi Hut
4675 N Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234
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Sarasota Music Festival: "Reunion"
June 10, 2022
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June 10, 2022

Sarasota Music Festival faculty and fellows reunite in a concert of dynamic musical collaboration. Longtime faculty violist James Dunham leads string fellows in Bach’s iconic Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, in which every member of the ensemble becomes a soloist. The woodwind fellows take their turn...

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  • 7:30pm - 9:15pm
Sarasota Opera House
61 N. Pineapple Ave
Sarasota, FL 34236
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Nightlife & Entertainment
June 11, 2022
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June 11, 2022

What started as a single beach party has transformed into the ALL-NEW multi-day event called "Big Gay Weekend!" Big Gay Weekend was designed to highlight the best of Sarasota's LGBTQ+ community by offering a Pride Booze Cruise, a Pride Pool Party with an LGBTQ+ Expo, the infamous Big Gay Beach...

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  • 4:15pm
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Sarasota, FL 34232
June 11, 2022
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June 11, 2022

Party on the Plaza is back at CoolToday Park, featuring Tropical Avenue!
Presented by Carrier
Based out of Southwest Florida, Tropical Avenue performs a variety of different music from Top 40 Dance, Latin, and Island Music, in addition to Motown, Classic Rock, and Standards – always with a...

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  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm
CoolToday Park
18800 S. West Villages Pkwy
Venice, FL 34293
Festivals & Fairs
June 11, 2022
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June 11, 2022

Maestro Yaniv Dinur returns to Sarasota for his debut appearance with the Festival Orchestra. Acclaimed pianist Ya-Fei Chuang, a Festival alumna, serves as soloist in Chopin’s gorgeous, early-Romantic Piano Concerto in F Minor, published after his Piano Concerto No. 1 but written first. Jessie...

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  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Sarasota Opera House
61 N. Pineapple Ave
Sarasota, FL 34236
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Drag Queen Bingo
December 22, 2021
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December 31, 2023

Play Bingo in Florida's Oldest Tiki Bar, the Bahi Hut. Our Drag Queen, Georgia, is very entertaining! No admission costs, just get buy a drink to play.

Hours
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Bahi Hut
4675 N Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234
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Sarasota Music Festival: "Basically Baroque"
June 17, 2022
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June 17, 2022

The rhythms and textures that define Baroque music continue to inspire today’s composers, as evidenced in this delightfully diverse program. Accomplished jazz musician and new Festival faculty hornist Jeff Scott’s wind quintet, Startin’ Sumthin’, is a modern tribute to the energy of ragtime. The...

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  • 7:30pm - 8:45pm
Sarasota Opera House
61 N. Pineapple Ave
Sarasota, FL 34236
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Sarasota Music Festival: "Mozart and Brahms"
June 18, 2022
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June 18, 2022

The rapturous Second Sextet for Strings—Brahms’s musical farewell to a lost love—opens a program of music by composers who defined their eras. Margaret Batjer and Desmond Hoebig team up with four Festival fellows in Brahms’s exhilarating tour de force. “Entrée de Polymnie” is a brief, yet...

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  • 7:30pm - 8:45pm
Sarasota Opera House
61 N. Pineapple Ave
Sarasota, FL 34236

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