Showcase your event to visitors coming to Sarasota County - Add it to Visit Sarasota County’s event calendar



Lynn Hobeck Bates, 941-955-0991 Ext. 103
[email protected]


SARASOTA, Fla. (January 12, 2015) – Visit Sarasota County offers an online events calendar for potential visitors to pursue when planning their visit to our destination. Organizations offering events that appeal to tourists are invited to enter their event into the calendar free of charge.  The calendar is located at

“Traditionally the events calendar is one of the most visited parts of our website,” says Erin Duggan, Director of Brand for Visit Sarasota County. “It is important to have the community’s support to get all events entered so that we can showcase the breadth of all there is to see and do in the entire county.”

To take it further, we use this calendar to pull an event list that we distribute to the front desk staff at hotels every Friday.  They then share this information with their guests.

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For media inquiries, please contact Lynn Hobeck Bates at 941-955-0991 Ext. 103 or [email protected].



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Located on Southwest Florida's Gulf Coast, Sarasota County offers a vibrant arts and cultural scene, a diverse array of culinary experiences and a variety of opportunities to take advantage of the clear waters and the great outdoors. Sarasota County provides the quintessential, laid-back beach getaway with numerous sprawling, white-sand beaches, including Siesta Key Beach, named "America's Best Beach" in 2011 by Stephen Leatherman, aka, Dr. Beach. Dubbed "Home of the American Circus," Sarasota County served as the headquarters for the Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey Circus for 75 years, and visitors can experience its unique circus heritage first-hand by following the circus trail or catching a performance by one of two local circus companies. For more information on visiting Sarasota County, visit or call (941) 706-1253.