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!

February 22 - Marketing on Main

Wed, Feb 22

1401 Ringling Blvd 941-266-9657

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

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 ...

Painting with Ponto

Thu, Feb 23

5674 Palmer Blvd

The Art of Infused Cuisine.. Paired with the Art of Painting. Relax with friends & enjoy a lively afternoon of FUN, FOOD & WINE during our monthly Painting with Ponto. No experience needed. Everyone ...

CreateSRQ (An Evening of Excellence Evolved)

Fri, Feb 24

900 S. Palm Ave (941) 927-0965

A culmination of the area's preeminent student arts competition, CreateSRQ is an evening to celebrate young talent in our arts rich community and elevate support for diverse educational ...

Paul Taylor Dance Company - The Sarasota Ballet Presents

Fri, Feb 24

5555 N Tamiami Trl (941) 359-0099

Join us as we present Paul Taylor Dance Company on 24-26 February 2017 at the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. One of America's most influential modern dance companies, Paul Taylor Dance Company ...

Big Top Gala- Circus of Yesteryear!

Sat, Feb 25

800 Feld Way 941-328-3760

Step back in time to 1927- the height of the golden age of the circus and the year that Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus moved its winter headquarters to Sarasota. Come one, come all and ...

Dream Yoga: Lucidity Training

Sat, Feb 25

6553 Superior Ave (941) 312-5630

A lucid dream is any dream amid which the dreamer knows that they are dreaming. Amid clear dreaming, the dreamer might have the capacity to apply some level of control over the dream characters, ...

LeMarche Outdoor Market and Art Show

Sat, Feb 25

1 Central Ave (727) 542-3000

Five Points Park will be transformed into an outdoor market with wonderful reimagined, repurposed items created by talented artists!

Sarasota Invitational Regatta

Sat, Feb 25

Nathan Benderson Park <>

The 8th annual Sarasota Invitational Regatta launches the sprint regatta season at Nathan Benderson Park. 1500 rowers and 3,000 spectators are expected to attend

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 ...

Yoga Sutra Weekend w/ Bill Mahony at GoH

Sat, Feb 25

2888 Ringling Blvd (941) 341-9781

Composed roughly 2000 years ago in India, the Yoga Sutra has long been regarded as the foundational text in the philosophy of what has come to be known as Classical yoga. This weekend Bill returns to ...

Hop Chef Mardi Gras

Sun, Feb 26

2645 Mall Dr (941) 343-2854

Come celebrate Mardi Gras with some great food from the Busted Chef and tasty craft brews from Lousiana's own Abita Brewing Company! Chef Ben will be whipping up some delicious traditional New ...

Spice Pop Up presents: "La Cocina" Modern Latin Cuisine

Mon, Feb 27

2157 Siesta Drive

Come out and join us Feb 27th for the next Spice Pop Up Restaurant... "La Cocina" a celebration of modern Latin American cuisine. The night will feature a five course menu, live music and a free ...

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

Opening Reception: "Remembering Warhol: Thirty Years Ago"

Fri, Mar 3

1419 5th St (941) 366-6400

Remembering Warhol: Thirty Years Ago is a photo-documentation of a time and an orbit of art and celebrity that dominated New York creating a great influence on the culture that Warhol redefined with ...

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 ...

Fourth Annual Fairy House Festival

Sat, Mar 4

337 N Tamiami Trl (941) 966-5214

Mark your calendars so you don't miss out on this fun-filled family event, spread throughout our 30 enchanted acres! Enter our fairy house competition, enjoy musical performances, storytelling, ...

Insane Inflatable 5K Sarasota, FL

Sat, Mar 4

5895 Post Blvd <>

The Insane Inflatable 5K is coming back to Sarasota! Get ready to experience the most fun, wild and insane obstacle run in the world. Get "pumped up" for a course filled with the world's largest and ...

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, ...

Starlite Room- HCSRQ Quartet 7-10pm

Sat, Mar 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.

The Great Mates Anchors Away Hawaiian Gala

Sat, Mar 4

4307 13th St W

Do you enjoy getting together with friends? Do you enjoy a wonderful meal? Then pay it forward on March 4th! Join us at 6pm at the Bradenton Yacht Club for the 2017 Great Mates Gala! This year's ...

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 ...

Smitten. A Bridal Show by Jennifer Matteo

Sun, Mar 5

301 Bird Key Dr

Come and meet the best of the best at this invitation only Bridal Experience. Mix and mingle with the premier wedding vendors on the gulf coast while being treated to a VIP experience. We will ...

Dropkick Murphys St. Patrick's Day Tour

Mon, Mar 6

200 1st Ave N

Dropkick Murphys St. Patrick's Day Tour with special guests The Interrupters & Blood or Whiskey Doors: 6:30PM - Buy tickets: https://www.daddykool.com/tickets/dropkick-murphys/

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.

Second Annual St. Jude Presents: Foodlosophy

Fri, Mar 10

1212 S East Ave Miami Office:1-800-2

Join us for the second annual St. Jude Presents: Foodlosophy, a Sarasota Culinary Experience. Sarasota's best chefs will partner with local farms to bring you Southern cuisine that celebrates ...

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 ...

Florida Strawberry Festival

Sat, Mar 11

303 Lemon St

Spring Backyard Pop up Shops & Live Music!

Sat, Mar 11

1837 Fruitville Rd (941) 587-8416

Stop by the Historic Downtown Village and visit some great pop up vendors, live music, food and celebration! We will be celebrating all day long! Vendors will be set up in the backyard of Keffie's ...

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

Sat, Mar 11 - 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 ...

Happy Hour with Inner Circle Spa

Wed, Mar 22

4141 S Tamiami Trl (941) 954-4968

Come join us at the Inner Circle Spa for our Happy hour with Revision skincare products & enjoy the evening with champagne & some sweet treats, plus you'll recieve goody bags! Make sure you reserve ...

Hob Nob 2017

Thu, Mar 23

5500 S Tamiami Trl (941) 955-8187

Join us at Hob Nob for tropical backyard luau - a member showcase featuring unique cultural experiences from Chamber member businesses. Looking to join in on the fun? Showcase your business or attend ...

Party on the Pass

Fri, Mar 24

1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy (941) 388-4441

You're invited to join us for a hot night in Old Havana at Mote Marine Laboratory's fabulous Party on the Pass! Enjoy a casual evening of good food, good fun and goodwill supporting Mote's Dolphin, ...

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!

Beer Belly 5k

Sat, Mar 25

8100 Lakewood Main St

5k Craft Beer Fun Run in Lakewood Ranch, FL. All participants receive a race medal, a race T-shirt and goody bag. Finish line party includes free food and beer for 21+!! Chip-timed event. Walkers ...

Live Laugh Love Extravaganza - Sarasota

Sat, Mar 25

1111 Ritz Carlton Dr (941) 488-4009

Please join Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast to a great afternoon of fashions show by Shore, Sarasota Cuban Ballet performance, Funny Motivational Speaker and more!

Orange House Wine Bar- HCSRQ Duo 7pm

Sat, Mar 25 - Sat, Apr 22

320 Sullivan St 941-505-8233

Join us on Valentines Day for a spectacular evening of gypsy jazz and world music at this fine venue in Punta Gorda. Seating is limited so arrive early, show starts at 7pm. www.hotclubsrq.com ...

The Fairytale Ball: A Sprinkle of Pixie Dust

Sat, Mar 25

1212 S East Ave (941) 953-3877

Fly away to a magical forest where you can help make dreams come true. All you need is faith, trust, and a little bit of pixie dust. We'll supply the pixie dust! Co-Chairs: Donna & David ...

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 ...

Color Vibe 5k - Sarasota, FL

Sat, Apr 1

5895 Post Blvd <>

The Color Vibe 5k is coming to SARASOTA on April 1st, 2017 and we don't want you to miss out on any of the fun! Kids 12 and under run for FREE!!! A portion of our proceeds will also be donated ...

Whiskey Obsession: Bourbon Rock and Blues Bash

Sat, Apr 1

(941) 400-9889

Whiskey Obession Festival presents Bourbon Rock and Blues Bash, powered by Woodford Reserve. Cohosted by Gator Club. FREE street party in downtown Sarasota on Lemon Street between Main and ...

JP Swim ? SRQ ? Fashion & Trunk Show

Sun, Apr 2

6557 Superior Ave

High End Designer Swimwear Fashion Show

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 ...

Red Hot Casino Night

Sat, Apr 8

1212 East Avenue S. (866) 972-5663

Help SunCoast Blood Bank in it's lifesaving mission to provide safe & reliable blood products to our community. SunCoast Blood Bank has been serving this community for over 65 years and provides ...

Tampa Chillounge Night

Sat, Apr 8

600 N. Ashely Dr.

The all new "Taste Edition" showcases over 20 area restaurants and a dozen fine food trucks providing signature dishes and tasty, diverse cuisines. Combine that with a chic ambiance of Chillounge ...

Tater Tots & Beer Festival - Tampa

Sat, Apr 8

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The most Delicious Tater Tots & Beer Festival is coming to Tampa, FL! We are finalizing our location soon and will be updating everyone once we have our permits. Come and sample dozens of domestic, ...

Wine on the Water

Sun, Apr 9

777 N Tamiami Trl (941) 952-1109

Bayfront grounds of Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota $25 per person Sunday afternoon is the perfect time for a casual, alfresco wine tasting on the waterfront. Don't ...

5th Annual Blue Ties & Butterflies

Wed, Apr 19

1212 S East Ave (941) 365-1277

A signature, event beautifully designed to build awareness about CPC's mission in the prevention, intervention, and treatment of child abuse.

Sarasota FL An Evening with David Sedaris

Wed, Apr 19

777 N Tamiami Trl

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Sarasota, FL - Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall - 8 PM http://www.vanwezel.org/boxoffice/david-sedaris/

11th Annual Paws on the Catwalk Luncheon

Thu, Apr 20

1111 Ritz Carlton Dr (941) 955-4131

We invite you to join us for the 11th Annual Paws on the Catwalk Luncheon benefiting the Humane Society of Sarasota County. The event will take place Thursday, April 20, 2017, at the luxurious ...

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 ...

Annual Heroes Welcome Home Craft Beer & Music Festival

Sat, Apr 22

1751 Cattlemen Rd (941) 448-8651

Our annual live music and craft beer tasting festival! Party with us in Sarasota at the Music Compound and support our veterans! All proceeds will benefit Heroes Welcome Home, your local ...

3rd Annual Scavenger Hunt

Sun, Apr 23

6102 Proctor Rd 941-356-4127 or 941-

Starts at Applebees with a Pancake Breakfast from 8-10 for only $10.00 per person. Registration for the Scavenger Hunt is from 10:30-Noon and is $10.00 per persona with teams of 4-6 people. $400.00 ...

Designing Daughters of Sarasota A Fashionable Gala: Shipwrecked

Fri, May 5

1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy 941-504-4288

Designing Daughters of Sarasota proudly invites you to the 7th Annual A Fashionable Gala "Shipwrecked". Our organizations biggest event of the season will be hosted this year at a local crowd ...

PAL's 7th Annual Golf Classic & Fishing Tournament

Mon, May 8

941-747-1118 x209

The Police Athletic League of Manatee County announces that the PAL 7th Annual Golf Classic will be held at the prestigious Ritz-Carlton in Bradenton, Florida on May 8, 2017. This year we added a ...

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