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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
Visual Arts
October 23, 2021
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October 23, 2021

In this special Orchid Show workshop with Selby’s expert horticulturist, participants will visualize bold and whimsical colors, patterns, and designs, giving rise to a unique piece of botanical art that features rare orchids as the stars of the show. The Orchid Show and special epiphyte...

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  • 10:00am - 1:00pm
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Downtown Sarasota campus
1534 Mound St
Sarasota, FL 34236
20th Anniversary Buddy Walk
October 23, 2021
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October 23, 2021

Individuals with Down syndrome, their friends and family, and many other supporters will march in full force on Saturday, October 23, 2021 during the 20th annual Buddy Walk®, which takes place at the new Coki’s Campus, LLC (11011 SR72 East, Sarasota) - the new home for Manasota BUDS' office and...

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  • 11:00am - 1:00pm
Coki's Campus
11011 State Road 72 East
Sarasota, FL 34241
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...

Hours
  • 12:00pm - 11:00pm
The Mall at University Town Center
140 University Town Center Drive
Sarasota, FL 34243
Nightlife & Entertainment
September 25, 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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  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Florida Studio Theatre - Bowne's Lab
1265 N Palm Ave
Sarasota, FL 34236
Visual Arts
October 21, 2021
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November 13, 2021

Arts Advocates Member Exhibit – Dan Houston
Saturdays, 2-5 p.m., October 16 - November 13
Arts Advocates Gallery, The Crossings at Siesta Mall, 3501 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34239

Award-winning Arts Advocates member artist Dan Houston is the owner of Architectural Wall Decor...

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  • 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Arts Advocates Gallery
3501 S. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34239
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...

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  • 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Nathan Benderson Park
5851 Nathan Benderson Cir
Sarasota, FL 34235
Nightlife & Entertainment
September 10, 2021
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October 30, 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,”...

Hours
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Florida Studio Theatre - Bowne's Lab
1265 1st Street
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,”...

Hours
  • 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Florida Studio Theatre
1265 1st Street
Sarasota, FL 34236
In Studio Performance Series featuring Natalie Helm
October 22, 2021
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November 13, 2021

In Studio Performance Series featuring Natalie Helm
First Performance: Bach Immersion I
In Person: Friday October 23rd 2021...

Hours
  • 7:00pm
Sarasota Contemporary Dance Home Studio
1400 Boulevard of the Arts
Suite 3
Sarasota, FL 34234

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