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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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October 9, 2021
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November 28, 2021

Selby Gardens’ annual Orchid Show brings together two of Sarasota, Florida’s most renowned legacies —orchids and the circus. Presented in collaboration with the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art (The Ringling), The Orchid Show 2021: Aerialists from the Tree Top to the Big Top!, is presented...

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  • 10:00am - 5:00pm
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Downtown campus
1534 Mound Street
Sarasota, FL 34236
Arts Advocates Luncheon: Sarasota African American Cultural Coalition, Inc.
October 21, 2021
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October 21, 2021

October 21, 11:00 a.m.; reservations are due October 15.
Bird Key Yacht Club, 301 Bird Key Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236
$35 for Arts Advocates members, $38 for non-members (includes meeting and lunch)

Vickie Oldham, president and CEO of the Sarasota African American Cultural Arts Center...

Hours
  • 11:00am - 1:00pm
Bird Key Yacht Club
301 Bird Key Drive
Sarasota, FL 34236
Carousel
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...

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  • 5:00pm - 10:00pm
The Mall at University Town Center
140 University Town Center Drive
Sarasota, FL 34243
2021 Tidewell Trot 5K and 1-Mile Walk/Run
October 21, 2021
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October 21, 2021

The Tidewell Foundation is pleased to announce the 2021 Tidewell Trot 5K and 1-Mile Run/Walk, presented by Alltrust Insurance. Sponsorship opportunities are currently available for the event, which will benefit the Tidewell Foundation. The event is scheduled to take place Thursday, Oct. 21 at...

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  • 6:00pm
Nathan Benderson Park
5851 Nathan Benderson Cir
Sarasota, FL 34235
Nightlife & Entertainment
September 7, 2021
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October 31, 2021

Countless musical genres emerged during the first half of the 20th Century, and there was only one place you could find them all: The Jukebox. In this jazzy music revue, The Swingaroos put a dynamic twist on the Jukebox’s greatest hits, including “Get Your Kicks On Route 66,” “Heart and Soul,”...

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  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Florida Studio Theatre - Bowne's Lab
1265 N Palm Ave
Sarasota, FL 34236
October 1, 2021
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October 31, 2021

Countless musical genres emerged during the first half of the 20th Century, and there was only one place you could find them all: The Jukebox. In this jazzy music revue, The Swingaroos put a dynamic twist on the Jukebox’s greatest hits, including “Get Your Kicks On Route 66,” “Heart and Soul,”...

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  • 7:30pm - 8:45pm
Florida Studio Theatre
1265 1st Street
Sarasota, FL 34236
Steven Wright: Live in Concert
October 21, 2021
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October 21, 2021

Academy Award winning, Emmy- and Grammy-nominated comedian Steven Wright continually sells out theaters internationally with his skewed comedic view of the world. Since his Tonight Show debut, which caused such a stir that Johnny invited him back to perform again within a week, the deadpan...

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  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
777 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34236
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The Event at TerraNova
October 22, 2021
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October 24, 2021

TerraNova Equestrian Center welcomes you to its inaugural event, The Event at TerraNova, Oct. 22-24. The Event at TerraNova showcases the Olympic sport of three-day eventing. Like an equestrian triathlon, eventing tests the abilities of horse and rider in three phases– dressage, cross-country...

Hours
  • 8:00am - 5:00pm
TerraNova Equestrian Center
31625 Clay Gully Rd
Myakka City
Bradenton, FL 34251
October 9, 2021
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November 28, 2021

Selby Gardens’ annual Orchid Show brings together two of Sarasota, Florida’s most renowned legacies —orchids and the circus. Presented in collaboration with the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art (The Ringling), The Orchid Show 2021: Aerialists from the Tree Top to the Big Top!, is presented...

Hours
  • 10:00am - 5:00pm
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Downtown campus
1534 Mound Street
Sarasota, FL 34236
Jazz at Two - Ocean's 11 Band with John Rinell
October 22, 2021
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October 22, 2021

The Oceans Eleven Big Band featuring vocalist, John Rinell.
Big band jazz! Led by drummer, Bryan Post, Oceans Eleven presents the music of Basie, Ellington, Buddy Rich and Quincy Jones among others, and vocals from the American Songbook by John Rinell.
Concert from 2 - 4 pm at the...

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  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota
3975 Fruitville Rd.
Sarasota, FL 34232

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