Great events, galas, parties and fundraisers in Sarasota

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!

2016 YPG Summit: "Launch"

Wed, Aug 24

61 N Pineapple Ave (941) 556-4038

The Sarasota Young Professionals Group, a program of Greater Sarasota Chamber, is proud to announce the first annual YPG Summit! Prepare to LAUNCH yourself, your career, and your community into the ...

All You Can Eat Fajita's $15

Wed, Aug 24

1525 4th Street (941) 954-7400

All you can eat fajita's for $15! Make it the best Wednesday ever happy hour from 4 to 6 and live entertainment!

Grand Slam Burger Eating Event

Thu, Aug 25

2360 Tamiami Trl

Must sign up by Monday 22nd of August $19.95 entry fee refunded if you are first to finish eating in less than 30 minutes. All contestents get a Challenge T-SHIRT 1st place winner wins APPETIZER ...

Mortons Demo w Celebrity Chef Craig Chasky

Thu, Aug 25

Chef Craig Chasky demos " Infused Cuisine " " Limited Reserve Evoo " And " Mile Marker 44-Spice " On 2 Summer dishes Free samples and recipes

EVIEbody's Blonde Ale Release!

Fri, Aug 26

(941) 724-3854

The Evie's Family of Businesses and Darwin Brewing Company have colaberated on a delicious Blonde Ale...and we're introducing it to you THIS FRIDAY at ALL Evies locations, The White Buffallo, Spanish ...

Summer Spa Make & Take

Fri, Aug 26

6557 Superior Ave

Make & take an amazing hair mask, soothing foot balm, and infused sea salts! Join us at Wild Ginger Apothecary on Friday August 26th at 6:00 pm! FREE Event - Only 25 FREE GUEST TICKETS ...

Cigars for Vets at Maduro's Cigar Bar

Sat, Aug 27

7386 South Tamiami Trail 941 925 4747

Cigars for Vets at Maduro's Cigar Bar Saturday, August 27th. 12pm Tri-County Counseling & Life Skills Center Inc. will hold our 2nd annual Cigars for Veterans charity event to assist Veterans ...

Discover, Learn, Sample infused Food

Sat, Aug 27

5674 Palmer Blvd (941) 377-5791

Discover, Learn, Sample infused Homemade Hummus meatballs, salad, veggies - pizza , vegan pasta dish with John Tatum, Aristotle Tatum, Chef Manny, Celebrity Chef Craig Chasky & Genevieve's ...

Gold Cup - Grand Opening Ceremony

Sat, Aug 27

1500 N Tuttle Ave (941) 957-4393

Join us for the Grand Opening Ceremony of our new Supercross track! Registration and practice for Gold Cup race from 8:30 -10 am. Followed by the Opening Ceremony. Race to begin at 11 am. Race entry ...

PizzaSRQ Cooking Class

Sat, Aug 27

5674 Palmer Blvd

Discover,Learn,Sample infused Homemade Hummus meatballs , salad , veggies - pizza , vegan pasta dish with John Tatum,Aristotle Tatum,Chef Manny,Celebrity Chef Craig Chasky ,& Genevieve's GF desserts.

Sand Bar Savasana

Sat, Aug 27

(941) 586-2355

Join Kelli Jaco for this very special Soul Yoga Ocean event. On August 27th, Soul combines the salt water, the sand,and the sunset for Sand Bar Savasana. Meeting at South Lido Beach, the Jacos will ...

Intuitive Faire at Wild Ginger Apothecary

Sun, Aug 28

6553 Superior Ave (941) 312-5630

Join Universal Soul Connection for their next INTUITIVE FAIRE at Wild Ginger Apothecary: Studio + Lounge, Sunday August 28th from Noon-5pm. This incredible new monthly Faire will be an eclectic ...

Steven Tyler

Mon, Aug 29

1111 N McMullen Booth Rd

Steven Tyler

A Taste of Venice

Tue, Aug 30

425 US-41-Byp N

Working in coordination with Donna Powell, Vivian Kehrer of Sarasota Sally, and Hotel Venezia to help support the local Sahib Shriners vans that transport Local Children and their Families 7 days a ...

Ringling Underground

Thu, Sep 1

5401 Bay Shore Rd (941) 359-5700

Ringling Underground: A series of one night only events combining live music and experiential artworks in the Courtyard. ______________________+MUSIC_____________________ Tomboi (Jacksonville, ...

Soft opening

Thu, Sep 1

8389 S. Tamiami Trail (941) 552-8825

Come in and take a look around, have a bite to eat and a beer. First night open to the public

Venice YMCA Triathlon 2016

Sat, Sep 3

1600 Harbor Dr S (941) 492-9622

The Venice YMCA Triathlon starts at Sharky's On The Pier in Venice! Course: SWIM .25 MILE - SWIM parallel with the shore of the Gulf of Mexico BIKE 12.1 Miles - BIKE on SMOOTH, CLOSED Harbor ...

Labor Day Party!

Sun, Sep 4

6111 B Porter Way (941) 371-2939

Join us Sunday September 4th for some Labor Day shenanigans! TJ Hitt and his band will be playing live from 3-6pm! Busted Chef will be serving up great food all day! Special Beer Release!! Doors at ...

Bridging the GAP - 5% Day at Whole Foods Market

Wed, Sep 7

1451 1st St

Whole Foods Market is partnering with The GAP School- Sarasota's Social Skills School on Wednesday Sept 7th to benefit local special needs children. Five percent (5%) of all sales generated ...

Make n'take Kids Cooking Class @ Blue Apron Cafe and Catering

Thu, Sep 8

436 Central Ave

Blue Apron Cafe and Catering located on 436 Central Ave With Chef Craig Chasky will be conducting an interactive kids cooking class " Make n Take" Homemade Stromboli and spaghetti with homemade ...

The Local Evolution Craft Market: Endless Summer Block Party

Fri, Sep 9

803 17th Ave W (941) 792-0985

LOCAL BEER+LOCAL CRAFTS= THE LOCAL EVOLUTION Officially the SECOND FRIDAY of every month, Geraldson Community Farm and Darwin Brewing Company are collaborating to bring you an evening of everything ...

2016 Life's A Beach Triathlon Sarasota

Sat, Sep 10

700 Ben Franklin Dr

Get stoked for our 5th Anniversary Beach Bash: Life's A Beach Triathlon Sarasota on September 10, 2016. Turtle is excited about bringing our bodacious brand of triathlon back to Lido Beach and going ...

Farm Open House

Sat, Sep 10

1401 99th St NW (941) 792-0985

Please join us at Geraldson Community Farm to see what we have planned for our upcoming season! We will be having a farm tour, music, and a potluck! We would not exist if it were not for such ...

Sarasota Opera's "Taste of Downtown" Food & Wine Festival

Sat, Sep 10

61 N Pineapple Ave (941) 328-1300

Tickets are now on sale for Sarasota Opera's 3rd annual "Taste of Downtown" Food & Wine Festival at the Sarasota Opera House. Consistently a sell-out event, the Taste of Downtown Festival is a ...

South Gate 60th Anniversary Party

Sat, Sep 10

3145 Southgate Cir (941) 955-4597

Come celebrate the last 60 years of the South Gate Community Association with friends, old and new, as you enjoy delicacies from local South Gate Restaurants and sip delightful beverages. We will ...

Tapas & Taps

Mon, Sep 12

803 17th Ave W (941) 747-1970

At Darwin Brewing Co., we proudly brew chef-inspired, culinary-centric ales and lagers evolved from the flavors of Florida and Latin America. Our beers grow from the cuisine of our region and now ...

Hair of the Dog

Thu, Sep 15

1766 Main St

Join us for our Seventh Annual Sultry Summer Fundraising Event "Hair of the Dog, Lucky 7" benefiting Gimme Shelter Pet Adoption... Bringing in some of Sarasota's finest stylists and fashionistas , ...

2nd Annual Exchange Club Sangria Showdown

Fri, Sep 16

1816 9th St W (941) 722-0445

Exchange Clubs' 2nd Annual Sangria Showdown fundraiser will select best sangria in the area BRADENTON, FL - Who slings the best sangria on the sun coast? Taste testers will decide at a chic and fun ...

2nd Annual World Lacrosse Beach Festival

Sat, Sep 17

946 Beach Rd (941) 320-3121

SAVE THE DATE and organize your team of 4/5 for SPEED LACROSSE 3v3 then check back in with us. Registration is under development. Girls, Boys, Women, and Men speedlacrosse.com style on the beach ...

Once in a Blue Moon Rooftop Party

Sat, Sep 17

(941) 223-9159

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SAVE THE DATE~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Full Moon Promotions has desired to have a ROOFTOP Party in Downtown Sarasota for a couple years now....the owner of the building has finally agreed. On ...

Sabor Sarasota - September 17th

Sat, Sep 17

www.SaborSarasota.com Ok Salsa/Bachata lovers, the last event was a smashing success with just over 400 people coming throughout the night. Get ready as we get to do it again September 17th 2016. We ...

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

Sun, Sep 18 - Sun, Nov 20

611 Charlotte Street

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

Art, Rhymes & Beer: One Year Anniversary

Sat, Sep 24

1215 Mango Ave (941) 955-2739

Official Commerical: https://youtu.be/zoJpG0y4yT0 Art, Rhymes & Beer: One Year Anniversary The next episode of Art, Rhymes & Beer happens at JDub's Brewing Company & Tap Room on Saturday September ...

Totally Tailgate

Sat, Sep 24

1212 S East Ave (941) 366-6646

Please join Girls Inc. for our first Totally Tailgate Event on September 24, 2016 at Michael's on East at 6:30 pm. There will be great food, an open bar, live music, tailgate games, and lots of ...

Beer, Bands, & BBQ presented by Music Compound

Sat, Oct 1

8201 Polo Club Ln (941) 379-9100

The 2nd Annual Beer, Bands & BBQ, presented by Music Compound, will be hosted at Polo Grounds in Lakewood Ranch, Saturday, October 1st from noon to 7PM. -10 National and local beers will be on ...

Mudtoberfest October 7-9

Fri, Oct 7

4222 N. US 301 (727) 776-4544

Mudtoberfest October 7-9 Coolers Welcome, No Glass Bottles, Camp Fires, UTV's Welcome, ATV's Welcome, ATV/UTV Mud Pit, Mud Truck Pit. Mud, Tug-O-War, Jeep Trails, Family Fun, Bands, DJ, Vendors, ...

2016 Beer, Boats & Bacon

Sat, Oct 8

5851 Nathan Benderson Cir (941) 812-7400

www.BeerBoatsandBacon.com 2016 Beer, Boats & Bacon at Nathan Benderson Park is on October 8th from 12pm-7pm. > Tons of Bacon & Food Vendors > Unlimited Craft Beer Sampling from 3-7pm Available > ...

Sunset Lounge Experience

Sat, Oct 8

5500 Gulf Blvd

ONLY 280 SEATS AVAILABLE. $250 single ticket or $490 for your private daybed for two. Ticket sales will close at 6pm on Thursday, October 6, 2016 in order to insure the fine quality of our menu ...

Taste Of St. Armands

Sat, Oct 8

$45 ADVANCED PURCHASE/ $55 DAY OF EVENT FOR ADVANCED TICKET PURCHASES PLEASE CONTACT 941-388-1554. The St. Armands Circle Association and Wagner Realty proudly present a showcase of our outstanding ...

Douglas Brooks! October 14-16

Fri, Oct 14

2888 Ringling Blvd (941) 341-9781

Out of the Shadows: India's Vampire Stories and the Yoga of Light and Darkness with Professor Douglas Brooks By the late 12th century in India the storytelling tradition was replete with tales of ...

Sparcc Amazing Raise & Raise the Roof Party

Sat, Oct 15

1212 S East Ave (941) 365-0208

Don't miss Sarasota's most exciting event - SPARCC Amazing Raise & Raise the Roof Party #SPARCCAmazingRaise: 20 teams of 8 fundraising superheroes take to the streets in fully-stocked, chauffeured ...

The 5k Zombie Run Sarasota 10.15.2016

Sat, Oct 15

5851 Nathan Benderson Cir <>

Run for your life from flesh hungry Zombies through a 3.1 mile trail run where ZOMBIES are the obstacles! Oct 15th 2016, The 5k Zombie Run returns to Sarasota for a third year! This time you'll run ...

Sarasota Choral Festival

Tue, Oct 25

104 S Pineapple Ave

Key Chorale's Sarasota Choral Festival is a community event open to singers high school age and older. Last year 200 voices participated in the festival and this year Key Chorale is delighted to ...

Key to the Cure 2016

Thu, Oct 27

120 University Town Center Dr (941) 917-1286

Key to the Cure, Sarasota has raised more than $1,100,000 to support Women's Cancer Care Programs at SMHCS. Thanks so much to our longtime partner Saks Fifth Avenue and to the community for your ...

Sip the Sunshine All Florida Craft Beer Festival

Sat, Oct 29

5851 Nathan Benderson Cir (941) 358-7275

A fun-filled event with live music, beer, and food! Event time is tentative and is subject to change. Official event facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/962901120489463/

Spooktacular

Sun, Oct 30

900 S Palm Ave (941) 366-5731

Celebrate Halloween at Selby Gardens with family activities all day on Sunday, October 30th!

Puttin' On The Poodle 3rd Annual Fundraiser

Tue, Nov 1

1212 S East Ave (727) 265-1766

Once again, the exclusive Michael's on East in Sarasota will be the location of the annual "Puttin' on the Poodle'' fund-raiser to benefit Florida Poodle Rescue. This year's event runs from ...

Flip Flops & Fashion Luncheon

Thu, Nov 3

1600 Harbor Dr S (941) 953-3877

Get ready for the 9th Annual Flip Flops & Fashion! Enjoy a delicious lunch as you watch our lovely models strut their stuff in the latest fashions. Fashion Show at 11:30 AM Lunch at 12:15 ...

Fall Family Festival

Sat, Nov 5

400 Palmetto Ave (941) 918-2100

Enjoy a laid-back family day along the shores of Little Sarasota Bay. Activities this year include tree climbing, family hula hoop lessons, the Discovery Zone for outdoor play, expert bocce court ...

Rockin' Lobster Beach Party

Sat, Nov 5

1600 Harbor Dr S (941) 953-3877

Are you ready for a rockin' good time? This scenic, fun party will be what everyone is talking about. Dine on delicious lobster, release floating lanterns and dance the night away in the sand. We ...

2016 Rock for a Cause

Sat, Nov 12

Main Street 941.256.7983

Nov. 12, 2-9 p.m., Main Street, Sarasota Rock for a Cause is a battle-of-the-bands competition where local musicians in Sarasota, Manatee and surrounding counties compete not only for a cash prize ...

Art & Soul IV: "When I Grow Up"

Tue, Nov 15

301 Bird Key Dr (941) 487-3386

An inspired evening of food, wine and exceptional artistic company. Join us as we explore where dreams begin for the benefit of the wonderful children served by our Sarasota YMCA! Performances by ...

3rd Annual Christmas Toy Ride For the Kids

Sun, Nov 27

4511 US Highway 41 N

Presented by The Nite Train Express, Inc. $5.00 entry per person for the $500.00 cash drawing donated by Wittmer and Linehan - must be present to win! Line up starts at noon, KSU 2pm. Ride to Johns ...

4th Annual Men Whiskey & Watches- SRQ

Thu, Dec 15

5500 S Tamiami Trl (941) 365-1277

Men, Whiskey and Watches features whiskey tasting from select distillers, an assortment of fine luxury watches, premium cigars, a live and silent auction, and casino-style games, along with ...

New Year's Eve

Sat, Dec 31

900 S Palm Ave (941) 366-5731

Sarasota's most sophisticated and diverse black tie New Year's Eve experience, hosted by the Walsh Family.

The Orchid Ball: une soiree en fleurs

Sat, Feb 11

900 S Palm Ave (941) 366-5731

We are pleased to announce that Marie Selby Botanical Gardens 2017 Orchid Ball, will take place on Saturday, February 11, 2017 on the Gardens Great Lawn. The event will begin with a unique cocktail ...

Asolo Repertory Theatre's Annual Gala 2017: La Fête de Monte Carlo

Sat, Mar 4

1111 Ritz Carlton Dr (941) 351-8000

Asolo Repertory Theatre's biggest fundraiser of the season! The event will begin with a cocktail reception and silent auction, followed by a seated dinner, paddle raise, live music and dancing. It ...

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