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!

Brunch & Brews and Breakfast Cow Bottle Release

Sun, Jan 22

1215 Mango Ave (941) 955-2739

We're hosting another Imperial Brunch & Brews on January 22nd from 10:30-1pm. Tickets are $35 and limited to 50 seats. Tickets include a 750ml bottle of Imperial Breakfast Cow w/ Coffee, 12oz pour ...

Yoga & Ayurveda, New Year Cleanse and Tonification

Sun, Jan 22

(941) 217-6066

WHERE: TYS LAKEWOOD RANCH - 5302 PAYLOR LANE, SARASOTA, FL 34240 COST: $30 EARLY BIRD, $35 AT THE DOOR (Course fee includes organic ayurvedic teas, and organic medicinal oils to assist and guide ...

Oklahoma Sun Sizzle Reel Screening

Tue, Jan 24

One night only, witness one of the greatest boxing stories ever told of Tommy "The Duke" Morrison. Join director Andrew Andrade and star Rokki James, co-star China "the Dragon" Smith, for a special ...

January 25th - Marketing on Main

Wed, Jan 25

1989 Ringling Blvd 941-266-9657

Marketing on Main is Sarasota's Preimer Networking event it is created by business owners for business owners! Who - Business-minded individuals looking to better themselves in Sarasota and ...

A New Beginning - Fashion Event

Thu, Jan 26

777 N Tamiami Trl (941) 677-8840

Join Selah Freedom for their 4th Annual A New Beginning Fashion Event and champagne luncheon showcasing stunning fashions and inspirational survivor stories.

An Evening for Healthy Start - January 26, 2017

Thu, Jan 26

1093 Central Ave (941) 373-7070

Save the Date! The party of the year is just around the corner... "An Evening for Healthy Start" A Unique Annual Event to Benefit Sarasota's Pregnant Women, Infants, and Young Children Featuring: ...

January Shanti Flow

Fri, Jan 27

423 N Lemon Ave (941) 217-6066

Join us for a yoga class under the stars in our outdoor courtyard at The Yoga Shack downtwon! All levels are welcome to participate. This is a pay-what-you-can, donation class (to teachers and ...

2017 Circus Arts Gala 20th Birthday Bash!

Sat, Jan 28

(941) 355-9335

Wear polka dots and stripes aplenty, the Circus Arts is turning twenty! There will be big surprises and lots of fun - of all the Galas, don't miss this one! Join us under the Big Top for an ...

2017 Gasparilla Pirate Fest

Sat, Jan 28

(813) 251-8844

Visit for event information!

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

Sat, Jan 28 - Sat, May 27

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 ...

7 YEAR ANNIVERSARY Food Truck Rally!

Sun, Jan 29

2645 Mall Dr (941) 343-2854

C'mon out and party with us to celebrate our 7 YEAR Anniversary! We'll be loading up our tap lines with a plethora of awesome beer, have some great food from 941 Food Truck Association, kickin' ...

Paleface in Sarasota at The Blue Rooster

Sun, Jan 29

1525 4th St

Prolific, influential, cult-­hero & indie -folk icon, PALEFACE, is now a high-energy & charismatic duo featuring his girlfriend Monica "Mo" Samalot, on drum-kit & charming candied vocal harmonies. ...

The 2017 Forks & Corks Grand Tasting

Sun, Jan 29

5401 Bay Shore Rd (941) 365-2800

The Grand Tasting is the ultimate destination for the foodie and wine or beer lover! Enjoy fabulous food from over 50 of the area's top restaurants, taste wine from over 80 international wineries and ...

Advanced Sacred Mala Workshop

Mon, Jan 30

6553 Superior Ave (941) 312-5630

Join Jessie for an Advanced Sacred Mala Making Workshop! This "Level 2" class is for students who have attended other classes with Jessie, or have previous Mala experience. In her fun, inspiring ...

Bridal Fashion Runway Show | Tampa Bay Wedding Week

Fri, Feb 3

110 W Gasparilla Plz

View the latest wedding in bridal fashion straight from the New York runways! Grab your bridesmaids and swoon over all the beautiful wedding gowns. Enjoy a complimentary cocktail hour and mingle with ...

Learn Energetic Healing with Reiki 1

Sat, Feb 4

373 Braden Ave (941) 544-5874

In this fun and powerful one-day class you will learn Reiki healing along with other advanced techniques. Anyone with a compassionate heart and a commitment to learn can become a practitioner of ...

Starlite Room- HCSRQ Quartet 7-10pm

Sat, Feb 4 - Sat, Apr 8

1001 Cocoanut Ave 941-702-5613

The Hot Club of SRQ Quartet returns to the Starlite Room once a month (First Saturdays). Keven Aland- violin, Jon McLaughlin- guitar, Larry Camp- guitar and Don Mopsick- bass.

Women's Self-Protection Workshop

Sun, Feb 5

6553 Superior Ave (407) 489-1147

April Noss is a martial arts practitioner and 4th degree black belt. She has been practicing traditional Japanese karate, as well as women's self-protection, most of her life, and has trained all ...

SWEL Winter Social

Wed, Feb 8

1111 Ritz Carlton Dr

Suncoast Wedding and Event Leaders, the group which brought you the Wedding Professionals White Party, is gearing up for a summer of great events. Please join us at our Winter Social to see all your ...

Designer Handbag Charity Event

Thu, Feb 9

1289 N Palm Ave (941) 952-1109

Enjoy an engaging, exciting and fun-filled evening of bingo, beverages and bon viveur bites. Be the lucky winner of a Coach, Chanel, Calvin Klein, or Michael Kors designer handbag (we have quite a ...

LGBT Valentine's Prom: Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

Thu, Feb 9

3145 Southgate Circle

Come join the fun at the most anticipated LGBT event of the year! A special event geared towards the LGBT community but open to all supporters with or without a date! If you've never had the ...

Unforgettable Bachelor Auction

Thu, Feb 9

1927 Ringling Blvd

Join us for an incredible evening benefitting Children's Healthy Pantry- Put the FUN back into Fun-draising! Have a great time bidding on the "Bachelors" and the auction packages with friends- ...

16th Annual Van Wezel Foundation Gala Featuring Steve Martin & Martin Short

Fri, Feb 10

777 N Tamiami Trl (941) 366-5578

You won't want to miss out on this special evening which includes cocktails by the bay, an elegant dinner, premium performance seating and an exclusive after-party! Steve Martin and Martin Short will ...

Downtown Sarasota Festival of the Arts

Sat, Feb 11

Saturday & Sunday, 9am-5pm!

Murder Mystery Dinner Train

Sat, Feb 11

12210 83rd St E (941) 776-0906

X Marks the Spot, That is the Murder Mystery Dinner Train at the Florida Railroad Museum for 2017. Trains will depart Parrish nine times for this exciting adventure. Can you guess who done it? For ...

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 ...

Hunter/Jumper Schooling Show

Sun, Feb 12


Featherstone/Equistar Hunter Jumper Show will start at 8am sharp on Sunday. Annual membership fee in order to qualify for year end awards is $30. Entries submitted online before the deadline are ...

Wild Ginger Retreat: Desire Map in Costa Rica

Sun, Feb 12

6557 Superior Ave (941) 312-5630

Join Wild Ginger Apothecary in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica for a one-of-a-kind Desire Map Retreat, February 12-16th! Nicole Leffler, {Licensed Desire Map Facilitator, WGA owner, and former Puerto ...

Bon Jovi - This House Is Not For Sale - Tour

Tue, Feb 14

401 Channelside Dr

Bon Jovi - This House Is Not For Sale - Tour

6th Annual Superhero 5k and Fun Run

Sat, Feb 18

5851 Nathan Benderson Cir (310) 422-7179

The 6th Annual Superhero 5K and 1k Fun Run will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota. This is a local Foster Care Awareness Event -- Even Superman Needed ...

Cooking for Wishes

Thu, Feb 23

1212 S East Ave (407) 622-4673

*A Taste of the Hawaiian Islands* February 23, 2017 is the seventh Annual Cooking for Wishes - our signature event and our largest fundraiser. We are thrilled to once again be having the interactive ...

Southwest Florida Heritage Festival

Sat, Feb 25

16405 Myakka Rd (941) 322-1000

Join us Saturday February 25, 2017 $10 per carload includes parking and all demos/workshops throughout the day at Crowley Museum and Nature Center in Myakka Florida for this one of a kind event ...

Goodwill Mardi Gras Gala

Tue, Feb 28

1212 S East Ave (941) 355-2721

You're invited to Goodwill Manasota's signature event where the fabulous Phil Mancini will transform Michael's On East once again into Bourbon Street a' la Michael's serving authentic New Orleans ...

Everything Buffalo

Wed, Mar 1

5377 McIntosh Rd (941) 223-9159

Buy your tickets and save. Wednesday, March 1st 5pm - 11:30pm EVERYTHING Buffalo Party will be the first of it's kind and surely become an annual tradition in ...

Asolo Rep's Gala After Party

Sat, Mar 4

1289 N Palm Ave (941) 351-8000

Late night party, immediately following Asolo Rep's 2017 Annual Gala. Party includes complimentary specialty drink, discounted cash bar, light bites, DJ and entertainment. Featuring sounds by: Joey ...

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 ...

Reggae Rise Up Florida 2017

Sat, Mar 4

Join us March 4th & 5th as we expand to 2 days of positive vibes, amazing people, and the best Reggae artists filling Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg, Florida. Slightly Stoopid, Dirty Heads Iration, ...

Children's Self-Protection and Awareness Workshop

Sun, Mar 5

6553 Superior Ave (407) 489-1147

Workshop is for children ages 8-14. Will include intuition based self-protection, awareness activities, bully protection (and bystander response), physical protection, as well as verbal work and ...

Planned Parenthood Sarasota Dinner & Silent Auction

Thu, Mar 9

1000 Boulevard of the Arts (800) 230-7526

Come for dinner and cocktails as we support Planned Parenthood and 100 Years Strong. Bid on our new exclusive silent auction items and support Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida.

2017 Banyan Ball

Sat, Mar 11

1111 Ritz Carlton Dr (941) 349-3223

We cordially invite you to support the Banyan Ball on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota. Proceeds from this event will benefit the students, faculty, and programs that define the ...

Mango Bistro- Hot Club of SRQ Duo 6:45pm

Fri, Mar 24 - Fri, Apr 28

301 W Dearborn St (941) 681-3500

Keven Aland and Jon McLaughlin perform rumba gitana, bossa nova and gypsy jazz.

William Michael Morgan LIVE in Concert!

Fri, Mar 24

5377 McIntosh Rd (941) 927-6655

Recording artist William Michael Morgan will be LIVE on our stage just for you! Get your tickets early to save!

5th Annual Whiskey Obsession Fest, 3/29 - 4/1/17 in Sarasota

Wed, Mar 29

(941) 400-9889

The Fifth Annual Whiskey Obsession Festival will be held Wednesday, March 29 to Saturday, April 1, 2017 in Sarasota, Florida. With 2,500 guests enjoying twenty-five different classes and tastings ...

Wine Walk to Ca' D'Zan

Fri, Mar 31

5401 Bay Shore Rd (941) 359-5700

Enjoy fare by Sarasota's top caterers while sipping on a variety of wines provided by Total Wine & More. Each tasting station will be theatrically decorated in the spirit of this year's theme, red or ...

2017 Cause4Hope

Fri, Apr 7

1212 S East Ave (941) 926-6413

Casue4Hope: A Night Under the Stars... a gala fundraiser at Michael's on East benefitting Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson's. CONTACT SARA WEINBERG AT 941-926-6413, OR EMAIL ...

Suncoast Boat Show Featuring Marine Max Sarasota

Fri, Apr 21

2 Marina Plz (941) 388-4411

The 34th annual Suncoast Boat Show takes place in downtown Sarasota on April 21-23, 2016 at Marina Jack. See our new 2017 models of Sea Ray, Boston Whaler, Azimut, and Galeon. Contact for more ...

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