Sarasota's Top 10 weekend events, galas, parties and fundraisers

We show you some of the Best Events in Sarasota

From Sarasota Festivals to Celebrations, Music and Parties, from the Quirky to the biggest Block Parties - you will always find something to do in Sarasota!

Thu, Aug 24

ROSČ All Day 6-Course Wine Dinner at Mattison's Forty-One

Mattison's Forty-One, 7275 S Tamiami Trl 941.921.3400 (Cateri

CHEF PAUL MATTISON TO HOST 6-COURSE ALL ROSČ WINE-PAIRING DINNER What better way to celebrate summer than a light and refreshing wine dinner! Did you know Rosč wines are made all over the planet ...

Thu, Aug 24 - Thu, Oct 26

The Cottage- Hot Club of SRQ Duo 7-10pm

The Cottage Restaurant, 153 Avenida Messina (941) 312-9300

Every Thursday I (Keven-violin) alternate between two of my favorite guitarists, Nikola Baltic and Jon McLaughlin. This is a wonderfully intimate stage on the back patio of a "foodie favorite" on the ...

Fri, Aug 25

An Evening with Tina Malia - Sarasota FL

Unity of Sarasota, 3023 Proctor Rd 9413561989

EARLY PURCHASE DISCOUNT until June 23rd! One of Tina's only US performances of 2017! With Gonzalo Paniagua on charango, ngoni and vocals, and Didac Luiz Lazaro on percussion and vocals. Tina Malia ...

Fri, Aug 25

Friday Fest - Free Outdoor Reggae Concert w/ Jah Movement

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trl 336-918-1658

Yes we are back for Friday Fest at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall August 25. If you attended last year over 3000 people was in attendance and this one is going to be even more amazing plus it's also ...

Fri, Aug 25

Van Wezel's Friday Fest

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trl

Friday Fest is the Van Wezel's free concert series featuring local musicians playing on the venue's lawn. Age-Friendly Festival (AFF) team members will be available from 5-9pm to answer any questions ...

Sat, Aug 26

Coral Restoration Foundation Dive - Key Largo

Florida Underwater Sports, 6345 S Tamiami Trl (941) 870-4461

August 26-27 Coral Restoration Foundation Trip to Key Largo Ever wanted to see how coral is harvested and replanted to replenish our reef systems? Come with Janineand Stacy to Key Largo! What's ...

Sat, Aug 26

EVO Athletics - Grand Opening Anniversary Event

EVO Athletics, 7188 15th St E, Unit 2 (941) 727-1100

Please save the date for our one year anniversary event! There will be athletic celebrities, clinics, competitions, showcases, food trucks, vendors, FREE Ninja Warrior & Open Gym, give aways and MUCH ...

Sat, Aug 26

Scallop Search 2017

Sarasota Sailing Squadron, 1717 Ken Thompson Pkwy

For Event Registration Please Visit http://sarasotabaywatch.org/event/great-scallop-search-2017/ The event launches from the Sarasota Sailing Squadron, 1717 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34236. ...

Sat, Aug 26

Showroom Grand Opening - Food, Drinks & Fun!

Showcase Cabinetry & Design, 800 Bell Rd Unit A (941) 877-5619

We're opening our brand new Indoor/Outdoor Showroom and we're excited to invite you to come and check it out! With our new showroom we'll be able to feature our stunning outdoor kitchens and ...

Sat, Aug 26 - Sat, Sep 30

State Street Lounge- Hot Club of SRQ Trio 7-10pm

State Street Lounge, 1533 State Street 941-951-1533

The Hot Club of SRQ Trio performs music of Django Rienhardt, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Bireli Lagrene, Dizzie Gillespie, originals and much more!!! State Street offers ...

Sun, Aug 27

Bridal Show Sunday Aug 27th

Weddings of Sarasota, 2426 Bee Ridge Rd

Bridal Show- Municipal Auditorium Sarasota, Fl Sunday Aug. 27 Door open at Noon till 4:00 Fashion show 3:00 $2000 in vendor dollar given as prizes Pre register on line for brides to get in free $5 ...

Sun, Aug 27 - Sun, Dec 17

Fat Point Tap Room- Hot Club SRQ Trio 2-5pm

Fat Point Brewery (Tap Room), 611 Charlotte Street

The Hot Club of SRQ Trio performs at our favorite South Florida Brewery.

Tue, Aug 29

Chamber U: Creating a Win-Win Internship Program

Michael's On East, 1212 S East Ave (941) 955-8187

What does it take to start a successful internship program? How can make your current internships more meaningful and engaging? Join us for an engaging panel discussion, featuring local experts in ...

Wed, Aug 30

August 30th - Marketing on Main

941-266-9657

Welcome to Marketing on Main, the only event created by business owners for business owners!! Exhibit. Sip. Socialize. Relax. Win Prizes. Get ready! This event IS FILLED with positivity, ...

Wed, Aug 30

Fat is Healthy Keto Event! Free Event!

Point Lumineux, 2206 Jo An Drive Ste 4 (941) 685-8074

The Ketogenic diet has MANY health benefits, but it's hard to stay in ketosis (fat burning mode) with carbs all around us all the time! During this educational and fun event, Bonni London, ...

Wed, Aug 30

Personalized Wellness with Essential Oils -Get Your Free Bioscan

Wild Ginger Apothecary, 6557 Superior Ave

Whether you are already familiar with essential oils or thought of trying them - this class is essential in giving you a personalized guideline on essential oils! Find out what YOUR body is "asking ...

Thu, Aug 31

Epcots 2017 International Food And Wine Festival Opens

Epcot - Walt Disney World, 200 Epcot Center Dr (904) 589-8521

Let Christy 4 The Mouse Travel & Beyond take the stress out of planning your 2017 Food & Wine Experience. Let me handle All The Details so You dont have to!! Opening Today through Nov 13, 2017! Come ...

Sat, Sep 2

Beach Club Siesta Key's 70th Anniversary Party!

Beach Club Siesta Key - 1947, 5151 Ocean Blvd (941) 349-6311

Join us on Saturday, September 2nd, as we celebrate our club turning 70 years young! We couldn't be more thankful for all of the great memories given! It's a day full of giveaways to the wonderful ...

Sat, Sep 2

When Pigs Fly Bacon Festival

JDub's Brewing Company & Tap Room, 1215 Mango Ave (941) 955-2739

Saturday, September 9th is NATIONAL BACON DAY! We're throwing a Bacon, Beer & Bacon Fest at the brewery with a handful of local food trucks offering up some killer BACON dishes! Plus we'll have some ...

Mon, Sep 4

BCSK Presents: Bar Battles, Night 5 wsg. Tabitha Miller!

Beach Club Siesta Key - 1947, 5151 Ocean Blvd (941) 349-6311

It's Round 5 of "Bar Battles!!!" For 8 weeks straight, we're going to be having a new guest bartender every Monday night to bring their crew out and drive BC's sales through the roof! At the end of ...

Mon, Sep 4

SRQ / Sarasota Ultimate Jeep Meet

Ken Thompson park, 1700 Ken Thompson Pkwy

SRQ Jeepers will be joining Sarasota Jeep Club for a day of fun. We will meet at Ken Thompson Park at 9:30am and continue on from there to 2 other locations. See schedule below... We are planning to ...

Tue, Sep 5

Beer School - Belgians

Mr. Beerys, 2645 Mall Dr (941) 343-2854

The prevalence of craft beer today has many people demanding beer with more flavor and complexity, so it's time for "Beer School" to go back in session! This expanded world of good beer can be ...

Fri, Sep 8 - Fri, Sep 8

Apollonia Grill- Aland Trio/Hot Club of SRQ 6-9pm

Apollonia Grill, 8235 cooper creek (941) 359-4816

Aland Trio-violin, guitar- Gypsy Jazz and Rumba Flamenco. Fine Mediterranean cuisine.

Sat, Sep 9

Taste of Downtown Food & Wine Festival

Sarasota Opera, 61 N Pineapple Ave (941) 328-1300

Now in its fourth year, this established Sarasota tradition will bring you onto the Sarasota Opera House main stage where your favorite downtown restaurants will be showcasing their tasty dishes ...

Mon, Sep 11

BCSK Presents: Bar Battles, Night 6 wsg. Kohle Davis!

Beach Club Siesta Key - 1947, 5151 Ocean Blvd (941) 349-6311

It's Round 6 of "Bar Battles!!!" For 8 weeks straight, we're going to be having a new guest bartender every Monday night to bring their crew out and drive BC's sales through the roof! At the end of ...

Tue, Sep 12

Young Guns of Country 2017

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trl

Sat, Sep 16

2017 Life's A Beach Triathlon Sarasota

Lido Beach Resort, 700 Ben Franklin Dr

Get stoked for our 6th Annual Life's A Beach Triathlon Sarasota on September 16, 2017. Turtle is excited about bringing our bodacious brand of triathlon back to Lido Beach and going above and beyond ...

Sat, Sep 16

SLAW Brawl - Making It Great Again!

Cock & Bull, 975 Cattlemen Rd (Between Bahia Vista & Palmer)

Sarasota Lady Arm Wrestlers bring back the mayhem to raise cold hard cash for UnidosNow! Place your bets for the SLAW Goddesses as they arm wrassle to fight for all that's right!! SLAW's favorites ...

Mon, Sep 18

BCSK Presents: Bar Battles, Night 7 wsg. Rachel McCandless!

Beach Club Siesta Key - 1947, 5151 Ocean Blvd (941) 349-6311

It's Round 7 of "Bar Battles!!!" For 8 weeks straight, we're going to be having a new guest bartender every Monday night to bring their crew out and drive BC's sales through the roof! At the end of ...

Tue, Sep 19

ASHTON CIGAR DINNER

At Michael's Wine Cellar, 1283 S Tamiami Trail 941 925 4747

Join us for the Ashton Cigar Dinner at Michael's Wine Cellar Sept 19th, 6.30pm Reception with passed hors d'oeuvres 3 course dinner with wine pairings 3 cigars featuring the San Cristobal ...

Sat, Sep 23

13th Annual Humane Society Golf Tournament

Laurel Oak Country Club, 2700 Gary Player Blvd (941) 955-4131

Join us for the 13th Annual Humane Society Golf Tournament benefiting the Humane Society of Sarasota County (HSSC). This event will take place on Saturday, September 23, 2017, at Laurel Oak Country ...

Sat, Sep 23

Celtic BASH

Pub 32 Irish Gastropub, 8383 S Tamiami Trl

Please join us for our 1st annual Celtic Bash at Pub 32 featuring a 7 Nation Celtic Buffet & Whiskey tasting. Chef Suzan will prepare a buffet meal for us which will include goodies from all the 7 ...

Sat, Sep 23

Fourth Annual Flip Flop Walk for Autism Awareness

JD Hamel Park, 2 Marina Plz

Join Face Autism as we walk to promote Autism Awareness for all the families who struggle with a child who has autism. Walk to experience the power of those united for a single cause by joining the ...

Sat, Sep 23

Girls Inc. Totally Tailgate 2017

Michael's On East, 1212 S East Ave (941) 366-6646

Save the date for the 2nd Annual Totally Tailgate benefitting Girls Inc. of Sarasota County! All the fun of tailgating under one roof - fan favorite food and drinks, classic games, live music by ...

Wed, Sep 27

September 27th - Marketing on Main

941-266-9657

Welcome to Marketing on Main, the only event created by business owners for business owners!! Exhibit. Sip. Socialize. Relax. Win Prizes. Get ready! This event IS FILLED with positivity, ...

Thu, Sep 28

2017 World Rowing Championship

Nathan Benderson Park, 5851 Nathan Benderson Cir

The World Rowing Championship is coming to Nathan Benderson Park in #Sarasota on September 28, 2017, from 9:00am-5:00pm. While enjoying the championship, swing by the Age-Friendly Festival ...

Fri, Sep 29

G.I.N Graveyard Smash (Goth/Industrial)

Kellys Live at Sarasota Sky Bar, 1927 Ringling Blvd

When tombs awake and witches take flight We'll gather in the dark of night Come join the revelry, do not be late Else woe, will be your fate Don your costumes, old or new Come drink some of Kaylas ...

Sat, Sep 30

Ballroom Open Social

Louies Modern, 1289 N Palm Ave

Welcome back ballroom dance lovers! Based on the positive feedback and turnout last time we are doing this again! Come out for a dinner and a dance evening! The goal is for students, instructors and ...

Sat, Sep 30

Sabor Sarasota - September Social

Louies Modern, 1289 N Palm Ave

Bailamos everyone! Come enjoy a night out at Sabor Sarasota, Saturday Sep, 30th and enjoy the night social dancing at one of Sarasota's top venues! Make it an evening to get out and enjoy downtown ...

Sun, Oct 1

Row for the Cure 2017

Nathan Benderson Park, 5851 Nathan Benderson Cir

Row for the CureŽ will be hosting a special event in Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida at the end of the World Rowing Championships Regatta on Sunday, October 1, 2017. Row for the CureŽ, in affiliation ...

Sat, Oct 7

Taste Of St. Armands

$55 ADVANCED PURCHASE/ $65 DAY OF EVENT BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY AT https://www.eventbrite.com/e/taste-of-st-armands-tickets-35247535327 FOR ADVANCED TICKET PURCHASES BY PHONE PLEASE CONTACT ...

Sun, Oct 8

18th annual Morton's Firehouse Chili Cook-Off

Morton's Gourmet Market, 1924 S Osprey Ave

The Sarasota Firemen's Benevolent Fund will host the 18th Annual Morton's Firehouse Chili Cook-Off, which will be held on Sunday October 8, 2017 from 2pm-5pm. The event will be held on Osprey Avenue ...

Sun, Oct 8

Big Stage Ballroom

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trl (941) 921-6651

Fred Astaire Sarasota brings local and nationally recognized talent to the Van Wezel .Showcasing all styles of dance, from ballroom to contemporary, Broadway to hip-hop, featured on the stage at the ...

Sat, Oct 14

Sunset Lounge Experience 2nd Edition

TradeWinds Island Resorts, 5500 Gulf Blvd

ONLY 280 VIP tickets available. $185 single ticket or $450 for your private daybed for two. Ticket sales will close at 6pm on Friday, October 13, 2017 in order to insure the fine quality of our menu ...

Wed, Oct 18

Ringling International Arts Festival 2017

The Ringling, 5401 Bay Shore Rd (941) 359-5700

Ringling International Arts Festival October 18 - 21, 2017 Experience the brilliance of internationally-acclaimed musicians, actors, and dancers! Find the full schedule of performances and events: ...

Fri, Oct 20

Night of Fish, Fun & Fright

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy (941) 388-4441

Buoys and ghouls of all ages are invited to dress up in costume for a Night of Fish, Fun and Fright! Unearth shark teeth in "Coffin Creek", enjoy deep sea delights in the "Diner of the Dead" and take ...

Sat, Oct 21

October Donut Dive - Pumpkin Carving

Turtle Beach Sarasota, FL, 8918 Midnight Pass Rd (941) 870-4461

Annual Underwater Pumpkin Carving! Bring those pumpkins and creative ideas and let's see who can come up with creepiest, scariest, creativeist, scuba divingist carving of them all! Every third ...

Thu, Oct 26

Da Capo Society Fall Kick Off

Sarasota Opera, 61 N Pineapple Ave (941) 328-1322

SAVE THE DATE! The Da Capo Society is ready to kick off their 2nd full season of bringing Sarasota's best and brightest together at the Sarasota Opera House. We'll enjoy delicious bites, cocktails, ...

Sat, Oct 28

Age-Friendly Festival

Sarasota County Fairgrounds & Robarts Arena, 3000 Ringling Blvd

The Age-Friendly Festival will be a celebration of lifelong well-being in our region. This community event aspires to connect people of all ages. Individuals and exhibitors from businesses, ...

Thu, Nov 2

Pillar Of Hope Tasting and Awareness Event

The Child Protection Center, Main Office: 720 S Orange Ave (941) 365-1277

Join The Child Protection Center as we host the fifth annual Pillar of Hope Tasting and Awareness Event and Open House. Enjoy entertainment, food from the best of Sarasota's restaurants and tour the ...

Fri, Nov 10

Siesta Key Crystal Classic International Sandsculpting Festival

Siesta Key Beach, 946 Beach Rd (941) 349-3800

Come out and view 12 masterpieces made only from our #1 beach sand and water. Listen to live music everyday. NEW THIS YEAR - Visit us Friday or Saturday night for amazing colorful lit display of ...

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