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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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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...

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  • 10:00am - 4:30pm
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens - Downtown Sarasota campus
1534 Mound Street
Sarasota, FL 34236
New Year, New Art! Art Extravaganza
January 29, 2022
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January 29, 2022

Please join us for an ART EXTRAVANGZA happening in the Creative Liberties Art Studios and our front yard. The start of a new year is the perfect time to purge, and that's just what our studio artists and artist vendors will be doing! It's a win/win - clearing out old art that will free the...

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  • 10:00am - 4:00pm
Creative Liberties Artist Studios
901 Apricot Ave.
Sarasota, FL 34237
Forbidden Broadway
January 19, 2022
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January 30, 2022

Jan. 19-22, 25-29 at 2:00pm
Jan. 23, 29-30 at 2pm
In this long-running Off-Broadway hit musical revue, Broadway’s greatest musical legends meet Broadway’s greatest satirist in this hilarious, loving and endlessly entertaining tribute to some of the theatre’s greatest stars and songwriters...

Hours
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Studio 1130
3501 South Tamiami Trail, Suite 1130
Sarasota, FL 34239
Arts Advocates Member Exhibit – Elisabeth Trostli
January 22, 2022
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February 19, 2022

Arts Advocates Member Exhibit – Elisabeth Trostli

Saturdays, January 22 – February 19

Arts Advocates Gallery, The Crossings at Siesta Key, 3501 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34239

Digital artist Elisabeth Trostli creates fantastical photographic collages, in amazing detail,...

Hours
  • 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Arts Advocates Gallery
The Crossings at Siesta Key
3501 S. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34239
1926 Sarasota: A Guided Walking Tour Experience
January 29, 2022
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March 26, 2022

Time travel with us to 1926 - a year of boom and bust, joy and sorrow. Experience downtown Sarasota through this historic and pivotal year.
- Each tour is approximately 75-90 minutes in length.
- Tours begin on the corner of Pineapple Avenue and 1st Street in Five Points Park (across the...

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  • 3:30pm
Five Points Park
Pineapple Ave and 1st Street
Sarasota, FL 34236
Fundraisers
January 29, 2022
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January 29, 2022

Lions, Tigers and Bears! Oh My!

The Junior League of Sarasota's annual family-friendly event is open to the public and sure to be a ROARING good time. Proceeds benefit the Junior League of Sarasota’s charitable efforts in our community.

Ticket purchase includes: food, non-alcoholic...

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  • 4:30pm - 7:30pm
The Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary
7101 Palmer Blvd
Sarasota, FL 34240
PC: Sorcha Augustine
January 27, 2022
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January 30, 2022

This year, “Dance Makers'' features new imaginative dance pieces created by nationally acclaimed contemporary choreographers, including Dazaun Soleyn, Jennifer Nugent, and Christal Brown. Dance Makers will also revive Kinda Cagey, the fan-favorite grand piano and dancer duet from SCD’s 2nd...

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  • 7:00pm
Jane B. Cook Theatre
5555 N Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34243
Forbidden Broadway
January 19, 2022
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January 30, 2022

Jan. 19-22, 25-29 at 7:30pm
Jan. 23, 29-30 at 2pm
In this long-running Off-Broadway hit musical revue, Broadway’s greatest musical legends meet Broadway’s greatest satirist in this hilarious, loving and endlessly entertaining tribute to some of the theatre’s greatest stars and songwriters...

Hours
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Studio 1130
3501 South Tamiami Trail, Suite 1130
Sarasota, FL 34239
Program 4 - Love & Betrayal
January 28, 2022
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January 31, 2022

This trio of ballets sets a nearly-lost ballet by Sir Frederick Ashton, Valses nobles et sentimentales, against the romantic splendor of Johan Kobborg’s production of Napoli Act III, and the dramatic intensity of Dame Ninette de Valois’ The Rake’s Progress.

Hours
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm
FSU Center for the Performing Arts
5555 N Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34243
Ruby
January 12, 2022
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February 26, 2022

The world premiere show “Ruby” is a musical retelling by WBTT founder/artistic director Nate Jacobs and his brother, Michael Jacobs, of the shocking killing of a White doctor in Live Oak, Florida, by a Black woman, Ruby McCollum. Ruby McCollum’s name has gone down in history as the wealthy Black...

Hours
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe
1012 N Orange Ave
Sarasota, FL 34236

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