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, Jun 22

THRIVE After Five Pizza Dinner

PizzaSRQ, 5674 Palmer Blvd

Enjoy a free pizza dinner on us and come hear how Le-Vel Thrive has transformed lives for many of the attendees. You will hear about a simple 1-2-3 nutrition experience that surpasses everything in ...

Fri, Jun 23

Diana Ross

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trl (941) 953-3368

Sat, Jun 24

2nd Annual Bob Rizi Memorial Golf Classic

The Meadows Country Club, 3101 Longmeadow (941) 487-7904

Sponsored By: Aqua Plumbing & Air and Carrier Enterprise Location: The Meadows Country Club Registration 7 a.m. / Start 8:30 a.m. Foursome & Hole Sponsorship - $500 $125 Per Person Scramble ...

Sat, Jun 24

Caffeine and Gasoline, South Gate Community Center.

South Gate Community Center, 3145 Southgate Circle (941) 735-3799

Exotics, Classics and American Muscle cars! All makes and models welcome!

Sun, Jun 25

1st Annual Music Festival

Jrs Old Packinghouse Cafe, 987 S Packinghouse Rd

Come out for a full day of Great Music, Food and Drink. Entry is a $10.00 Donation - part of the proceeds go to local Firefighters $10.00 Cuban Buffet (Chicken & Rice, Black Beans & Rice, Cuban ...

Sun, Jun 25

Main Street Lakewood Ranch Car Show

Lakewood Ranch Main Street, 8100 Lakewood Main St (941) 487-7904

View dozens of classic and late model cars along Lakewood Main Street. $20 to register your car & FREE admission to view cars!

Sun, Jun 25

Punk Rock Flea Market! Dirty Rotten Snake/Grass,Dr T bones,Invasive Natives

Sarasota Sky, 1927 Ringling Blvd 941-400-3071

Come on out to the new Kelly's Live location for some music, shopping, fancy drinks and good times!

Mon, Jun 26

Critter Camp: Career Camp - Year 1 (ages 13-14)

Cat Depot, 2542 17th St (941) 366-2404

o Children 13-14 years old, (co-ed; 12 maximum, 6 minimum) o Monday - Friday, 1:00pm - 5:00pm o Fee = $200 o 10% sibling discount o Includes camp t-shirt and snack This innovative camp is designed ...

Mon, Jun 26

Shark Days at Mote: Real Sharks, Real Science

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

Join Mote Marine Laboratory for the third annual Shark Days at Mote: Real Sharks, Real Science! From June 26-July 1, Mote will dive into the science behind these incredible animals in a week full of ...

Wed, Jun 28

Grand Prix Comedy Night

McCurdy's Comedy Theatre (941) 487-7904

McCurdy's Comedy Theatre 1923 Ringling Blvd Tickets: $25 Includes Welcome Reception from 5:30pm-6:30pm During the reception each guest will receive one free drink ticket/complimentary food. Show ...

Wed, Jun 28

June 28th - Marketing on Main

Pineapple Yoga Studio & Event Space, 517 South Pineapple Avenue 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, Jun 28

Sarasota Music Half Marathon Beer Run Series 6/28

Mr Beery's, 2645 Mall Drive

Join us at the Sarasota Music Half Marathon Beer Run Series! We will be hosting Beer Runs at many of your favorite spots throughout the year, all over the region. 5k Starts promptly at the event ...

Wed, Jun 28

Sarasota Summer Showcase

Mercedes-Benz of Sarasota, 4754 Clark Road (941) 955-8187

Join us for Sarasota Summer Showcase! Whether you choose to exhibit or attend, you can expect to start your summer with new business contacts and enjoy music, food, and a cash bar. Members and ...

Thu, Jun 29

Grand Prix Festival Kick Off Party - June 29th, 2017

Michael's on the Bay at Selby Gardens, 811 S Palm Ave

Enjoy one of the biggest parties of the year kicking off the 33rd Annual Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix Festival weekend at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens! This event features live music open bar, ...

Fri, Jun 30

Meet & Greet Who's in the Driver Seat

Hyatt Regency Ballroom (941) 487-7904

AUTOGRAPH SIGNING EVENT! Location: 1000 Boulevard of the Arts Time: 12pm-2pm Adults- $5.00 Donation / 18 & Under - Free Race teams will be signing autographs and handing out give-away ...

Fri, Jun 30

Sarasota Powerboat Block Party 2017

N Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236, United States (941) 9280193

Come out and see all your favorite powerboats and race teams.

Sat, Jul 1

Finz Finds "A Ride In The Park" Motorcycle Charity Ride

Rossisters Harley-Davidson (941) 487-7904

Registration Starts at 9:00AM at Rossiter's Harley-Davidson (330 Cattlemen Rd, Sarasota, FL 34232) $10.00 Per Rider Last bike in at 3:00pm Ride through the beautiful Myakka State Park and ending ...

Sat, Jul 1

GRAND PRIX FAN FEST + Miss Powerboat P1

Centenniel Park - 1565 1st Street, Sarasota FL (941) 487-7904

-See teams up close preparing to race -Watch the races LIVE from under a tent There will be MUSIC - FOOD - FULL BAR - VENDORS -Don't forget to watch the Miss Powerboat P1 Swimsuit Contest ...

Sat, Jul 1

P1 AquaX USA: Sarasota

Sarasota +44 20 7935 4977

The P1 AquaX Series comes from beautiful Sarasota, on 1-2 July. Located on Southwest Florida's Gulf Coast, Sarasota County provides the quintessential white-sand beach getaway, perfect for absorbing ...

Sat, Jul 1

Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix - VIP Viewing- JULY 1st, 2017

Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach, 1540 Benjamin Franklin Drive

VIP Race Viewing Saturday Tent Hours From 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Enjoy the excitement of offshore racing from the best "seat on the beach", as AquaX and Superstock teams battle it out for First Place. ...

Sun, Jul 2

Grand Prix Festival "Fan Fest" - Sunday, July 2nd

Centennial Park (941) 487-7904

Centenniel Park - 1565 1st Street, Sarasota FL *See teams up close preparing to race *Watch the races LIVE from under a tent * Music - Food - Full Bar - Vendors

Sun, Jul 2

Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix- VIP Viewing- Sunday, JULY

Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach, 1540 Benjamin Franklin Drive

VIP RACE VIEWING SUNDAY TENT HOURS 9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. Enjoy the excitement of offshore racing from the best "seat on the beach", as AquaX & Powerboat race teams battle it out for First Place. ...

Tue, Jul 4

4th of July Fireworks Spectacular

Marina Jack: Sarasota Bayfront, 2 Marina Plz (941) 365-4232

All areas will be open for lunch on Tuesday, July 4th 2017 at 11AM, listed below is special information for the fireworks celebration in the evening. Dining Room: A special four course menu will be ...

Tue, Jul 4

4th of July Rooftop Party

Office Bar srq., 1989 Ringling Blvd (941) 955-3843

Join us for our 2nd annual Roof Top Fireworks party on the 4th of July. We will have a limited bar set up on the roof top. There will be food available for purchase. The Beer Box will be there with ...

Tue, Jul 4

July 4th Siesta Key Community Fireworks

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

The Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce (SKCC) is proud to announce the 27th Anniversary of the 4th of July Community Fireworks Celebration, Tuesday, July 4th, at Siesta Key Beach. The fireworks show will ...

Wed, Jul 5

Clean up, Aisle Earth - Siesta Key Edition - July 5th

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

Join us out on Siesta Key Beach on July 5th to help Beach Club Siesta Key - 1947. The Hub Baja Grill, The Cottage, Siesta Key & Clean Up, Aisle Earth when we team up to tackle the mess we know will ...

Thu, Jul 6

YPG After Hours at Escape Countdown

Escape Countdown Sarasota, 6525 S Tamiami Trl (941) 556-4038

Join us on Thursday, July 6th at Escape Countdown Sarasota for the area's largest monthly networking event, YPG After Hours! With an average of 80-100 young professionals gathering on the first ...

Fri, Jul 7

2017 Sarasota Lionfish Derby

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy (305) 852-0030

In Partnership with Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, Reef Environmental Education Foundation is hosting the 2nd annual Sarasota Lionfish Derby. Come put your lionfish hunting skills to the test! ...

Sat, Jul 8

Bike Night @ Pizza SRQ

Bike Night at PizzaSRQ Food & Beer Specials: $2 bottles & drafts Live DJ - Raffle Prizes - Bikini Bike Wash

Sat, Jul 8 - Sat, Sep 23

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 ...

Sat, Jul 8

Summer Beach Bash

Siesta Key Beach, 946 Beach Rd (941) 444-2440

Join us on July 8th for our 1st annual summer beach bash party! Food and drinks will be provided! Volleyball tournament is on a first to sign up basis, so sign up today at your studio! We will have a ...

Mon, Jul 10

Critter Camp: Career Camp - Year 2 (ages 15-18)

Cat Depot, 2542 17th St (941) 366-2404

What does it take to work with animals? This camp gives an insight in different careers such as veterinarian, animal trainer, pet therapist, and more. Campers will have the opportunity to interact ...

Mon, Jul 10

JLS July Meet & Greet

Libby's Cafe + Bar, 1917 S Osprey Ave (941) 953-5600

The Junior League of Sarasota would like to welcome potential new members to attend a Meet & Greet. This is a wonderful way to learn more about JLS and what exactly we do to help our community!

Tue, Jul 11

Roger Waters live in Tampa, FL

Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Dr

Wed, Jul 12

Wedding Professionals Garden Party

Michael's on the Bay at Selby Gardens, 811 S Palm Ave

For the follow-up to last year's Wedding Professionals White Party.... we take you into the garden! Join your fellow vendors in celebrating another great season of weddings and events on the ...

Thu, Jul 13

Little Black Dress: Salute the Runway

Hyatt Regency Sarasota, 1000 Boulevard of the Arts (941) 355-2721

Join Goodwill Manasota and the Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida for the 3rd Annual Little Black Dress Fashion Show and Luncheon - where Women Veterans take the runway wearing beautiful dresses for ...

Fri, Jul 14

South African Influence 2

Uptown Eatery & Catering, 436 Central Ave

For those of you that did not get a chance to attend the first event, and those that wish to come back for seconds, RSVP soon to learn about #healthylifestyles and #infusedcusine AND my photos again ...

Sat, Jul 15

10th Annual Shrimp Boil!

Polo Grill and Bar, 10670 Boardwalk Loop (941) 782-0899

Muffulettas to the left, shrimp to the right, savory aromas of spicy andouille sausages, hearty gumbo and fried catfish along with the musical sounds of the Gumbo Boogie Band fill the air. For one ...

Sat, Jul 29

Backpacking 101

Are you interested in backpacking but don't know where to start? This is the course for you. This course is designed for adventurers like you that enjoy the outdoors and wish to spend more time in ...

Mon, Jul 31

Sarasota Music Half Marathon Beer Run Series 7/31

Big Top Brewing Company, 6111 Porter Way

Join us at the Sarasota Music Half Marathon Beer Run Series! We will be hosting Beer Runs at many of your favorite spots throughout the year, all over the region. 5k Starts promptly at the event ...

Tue, Aug 1

2017 Sarasota Slam

Marina Jack: Sarasota Bayfront, 2 Marina Plz 941.907.4133

YES!!!!! We are bringing back the Billfish and Fun Fish Divisions! Stay tuned for sponsorship opportunities and entry forms! Be sure to like our Facebook page if you haven't already! ...

Sun, Aug 6

4th Annual Sustainable Seafood Dinner (AKA Trash Fish)

Louies Modern, 1289 N Palm Ave

Join Edible Sarasota Magazine and 11 of Sarasota's nationally-renowned chefs at Louies Modern on August 6th , 2017. The 4th Annual Sustainable Seafood Dinner (Formally known as Trash Fish) is a ...

Sat, Aug 12

AquaPalooza 2017!

Jewfish Key (941) 388-4411

MarineMax Sarasota brings you fun in the Sun with AquaPalooza. Tie your boat up to the party where you can enjoy music, free Giveaways, and more! Party will be at Jewfish Key Sandbar from 10 AM - 4 ...

Tue, Aug 15

Siesta Key SIN Beach Party

Following up on our Treasure Island SIN Beach Party in June we now have sights on Sarasota! You NEED a boat/yacht/water cruiser for this one! This will be a ticket event. More details to come!

Sat, Aug 19

Bradenton Shabby Chic Vintage Market & Artisan Day

Bradenton Area Convention Center, 1 Haben Blvd (727) 674-1464

The Shabby Chic Vintage Market and Artisan Days is one of the most unique shopping events in the Bay area. Each Shabby Chic Market offers all kinds of Shabby Chic items, artisans, fabulous food ...

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 ...

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, 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 ...

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 ...

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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