Summer Happenings in Sarasota County, Florida

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

Summer Fun Time in Sarasota

SARASOTA, Fla. (April 16, 2014) – Sarasota is full of adventure this summer with a roster of events and happenings.

Savor Sarasota Restaurant Week 
June 1-14, 2014

Multi-course meals at affordable prices will be offered at more than 40 participating restaurants.  Dinners at $29 and lunches at $15.

Sarasota Music Festival
June 2-21, 2014

The best up-and-coming young musicians from around the world perform at this annual festival.

World Oceans Day Family Festival at The Aquarium at Mote Marine Laboratory
June 7, 2014

Celebrate world ocean with a day of games and crafts focused on green practices, marine science and conservation by Mote and other local organizations. Free with regular admission to The Aquarium at Mote Marine Laboratory.

Dakin Dairy Farms 2nd Annual Dairy Day Festival
June 7, 2014

In celebration of National Dairy Month in June, Dakin Diary Farms, the only farm in Florida to produce and bottle its own milk and offers tours to the public. The festival will include calf scrambles, pig races, cow train and pony rides and food made with Dakin's own dairy.

American Association of Community Theater World Fest 2014
Venice Theatre
June 16-21, 2014

Theatre troupes from around the world will present more than 30 performances in one week.

Summer Circus Spectacular 2014
June 17-Sat Aug 2
The Ringling
The entire family will love seeing sensational circus artists perform amazing feats in this fabulous and affordable production. Don't miss the best show of the summer at the Historic Asolo Theater! $15 Adult * $12 Child (age 12 and under).

Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix Festival
June 28th - July 6th, 2014

Celebrate the Fourth of July season with boat races and festivals featuring  parades, events, and fireworks.

Englewood Pioneer Days
August 16-September 1, 2014

The 58th annual festival celebrates the town of Englewood in Sarasota's southern region. Family-friendly events  such as cardboard boat races, chalk painting and a parade. For a complete list of events and happenings, please go to To request more information regarding the above-listed events, please contact Lynn Hobeck Bates at 941-955-0991 Ext. 103 or [email protected].



About Sarasota County
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.