Siesta Key Drum Circle

The community drum circle at Siesta Key Beach plays every Sunday in Sarasota, about 1 hour before sunset, just south of the main pavilion between lifeguard stands 3 and 4 on Siesta Public Beach. Just follow your ears. This is not a commercial event but local phenomenon that began spontaneously and now has a life… Read More

Sarasota Boat Races

Enjoy the annual Sarasota Boat Races and Offshore Grand Prix Racing Festival, occurring the weekend before the 4th of July. The event is free to the public with no tickets required. For the best view, head over to Lido or Siesta Beach and soak in the sun while watching speedboats fly by.

Halloween Safe Treats For Kids

Join the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce and the whole Village of Siesta Key for a fun and safe event.   Time: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT  

Siesta Key Crystal Classic International Sand Sculpting Festival

Recently named America’s #1 Beach, the Crystal Classic has become a favorite of the professional sand sculptors who have competed here. Citing the beauty and cleanliness of the pristine white sand, sculptors have remarked that their sculptures look almost as if they were “carved in marble.” For no charge, stop by Siesta Key Beach and… Read More

Chalk Festival

The 2017 Chalk Festival will be celebrating its 10-Year Anniversary November 10-13 – brining together the biggest family of Chalk enthusiasts. For a few weeks this “Chalk Festival Family” will come together to showcase the largest installations of 3D illusions and fine art on pavement by renown artists from around the world, while remaining approachable for anyone who whats to give it a try!… Read More

Annual Sarasota Christmas Boat Parade of Lights

Join MarineMax Sarasota in the Annual Sarasota Christmas Boat Parade of Lights is another popular “must do” in Sarasota. The crowd-pleasing parade was started in 1986 and usually takes place the second Saturday evening of December, starting around 6 p.m. The boat parade starts from City Island and will be just enough to help put… Read More

A Night with Janis Joplin at the Van Wezel

A Night With Janis Joplin, is a musical journey celebrating Janis and her biggest musical influences—icons like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone and Bessie Smith, who inspired one of rock & roll’s greatest legends. The show features a remarkable cast performing such unforgettable songs as “Me and Bobby McGee”, “Piece of My Heart”,… Read More

Siesta Key Valentine’s Day “I Do’s”

Couples can say “I do” again on the white sands of Siesta Key this Valentine’s Day. More than 300 couples took part in last year’s vow-renewal ceremony on Siesta Public Beach. The County has hosted the annual ceremony for many years, and the event continues to grow.  

The Wizard of Oz at the Van Wezel

A spectacular celebration of the iconic 1939 MGM film, THE WIZARD OF OZ will blow you away from the moment the tornado touches down and transports you to a dazzling Oz. The entire family will be captivated as they travel down the Yellow Brick Road and beyond with Dorothy, Toto and their friends the Cowardly… Read More

Peter Pan at the Van Wezel

Based on the story by James M. Barrie, Peter Pan the 3D Stage Spectacular brings Never Never Land to life like never before. The audience will receive 3D glasses and literally fly with Peter Pan and Wendy to Never Never Land along a journey of breathtaking flying sequences and video rides on a huge panoramic… Read More