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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.

Current Exhibits

There's always something happening on Florida's Gulf Coast. Find out what exhibits are showing during your stay!

Find Events in Sarasota

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March 24, 2023
April 30, 2023

A World Premiere by Jacqueline Goldfinger
Directed by Brendan Ragan

Summary: When a soldier returns from war carrying the ghosts of his tour, he’s faced with a sobering decision: address his alarming PTSD with Virtual Reality therapy, or risk losing access to his family forever. Can...

  • 8:00pm
Urbanite Theatre
1487 2nd Street
Sarasota, FL 34236
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37th Annual Run for the Turtles
April 1, 2023
April 1, 2023

Mote Marine Laboratory's 37th Annual Run for the Turtles will be held on Saturday, April 1st, 2023, and we can't wait to see you on Siesta Key Beach! 

You can run, walk or crawl...and help us raise funds for endangered and threatened sea turtles during this year’s annual Run. Whether...

  • 7:00am - 10:00am
Siesta Beach
948 Beach Rd
Sarasota, FL 34242
Embracing Our Differences Art Exhibit
March 22, 2023
April 19, 2023

Embracing Our Differences’ annual outdoor exhibit is at the heart of a year-round program of activities designed to use art as a catalyst to create awareness and promote diversity. Since 2004, Embracing Our Differences has used the power of art and prose to promote diversity. One way we...

  • 8:00am - 9:00pm
Butler Park
6205 W Price Blvd
North Port, FL 34287
The Spring Event at TerraNova
April 1, 2023
April 1, 2023

Join us for an exciting day of cross country action at TerraNova!

Your Saturday CROSS COUNTRY VIP EXPERIENCE (8am-5pm) will include reserved VIP Tent seating for FEI CCI4*-S...

  • 8:00am - 5:00pm
TerraNova Equestrian Center
31625 Clay Gully Rd Myakka City, FL 34251
Sarasota, FL 34251
Sarasota Fine Art Show at Phillippi Estate Park
January 1, 1970
April 2, 2023

Located just south of downtown Sarasota and Siesta Key, Phillippi Estate Park once again welcomes the Sarasota Fine Art Show. Featuring nearly 100 nationally recognized artists, the show also presents live music and great food. The picturesque waterfront setting includes an expansive lawn,...

  • 10:00am - 5:00pm
Phillippi Estate Park
5500 S Tamiami Trail
Just south of Downtown and Siesta Key
Sarasota, FL 34231
The Last Acorn & Other Winning Plays
March 25, 2023
April 29, 2023

Wise, heartfelt, and often comical, this anthology of award-winning short plays celebrates creativity and imagination! Top plays written by elementary school students from our community and around the world are brought to life by a cast of professional actors. From a dragon with a stubborn case...

  • 10:00am - 11:00am
Florida Studio Theatre
1241 North Palm Avenue Sarasota, FL 34236
Sarasota, FL 34236
Food & Drink
December 17, 2022
April 1, 2023

A uniquely curated outdoor shopping experience featuring our best local makers + retailers.
75+ vendors
Bakery fresh sweets
+ so much more!
Live music & Coffee
Family & dog friendly...

  • 10:00am - 2:00pm
Lakewood Main Street
8100 Lakewood Main Street
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
March 24, 2023
April 3, 2023

The Sarasota Film Festival (SFF) is a year-round celebration of the art of filmmaking that culminates in a ten-day spring event. In 2023, SFF celebrates its 25th Anniversary with an exciting lineup of the best films from around the world, parties, celebrity guests, Grammy and Academy Award...

  • 12:00pm - 9:30pm
Sarasota Film Festival
332 Coconut Ave
Films Screening at CineBistro, Burns Court, Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, and Sarasota Opera House
Sarasota, FL 34236
Saturday Studios - Every Saturday, Starting September 10 from 1-3pm
September 10, 2022
September 2, 2023

New Weekly Family Program: Saturday Studios
Every Saturday beginning September 10, 2022, 1 - 3 p.m.
Peggy A. Hall Classroom, 134
FREE for Members | Included with admission

Saturday Studios are inspired by works of art in Sarasota Art Museum’s special exhibitions. These drop-in...

  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sarasota Art Museum
1001 South Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34236
February 11, 2023
April 9, 2023

An inspirational journey through American pop music, “Dreamgirls” chronicles the rise of a fictional Motown group—The Dreams—from obscurity to superstardom. Through gospel, R...

  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe
1012 N Orange Ave
Sarasota, FL 34236


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