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!
Please check with each event for updates and changes.

Sun, Jan 21

Jeeps on Causeway

Join us for a fun afternoon on the water. We can park alone the causeway. There is pavilions, charcoal grills, and picnic tables. Horseback riding and paddle boarding available.

Sun, Jan 21

Sunset at Phillippi Farm to Fork Dinner - Farmhouse Fundraiser

Phillippi Estate Park 941.921.3400 (Cateri

SUNSET AT PHILLIPPI - 4 Course Farm to Fork Dinner at the Historic Edson Keith Mansion Terrace overlooking Phillippi River Benefiting the Historic Keith Farmhouse Renovation Presented by The Friends ...

Sat, Jan 27

2018 24th Sarasota Highland Games & Celtic Festival

Sarasota County Fairgrounds & Robarts Arena, 3000 Ringling Blvd

The sound of bag pipes, Irish Dancing (Sarasota Highland Feis) and Athletic events reminds all Scots & Celts of our ancient and glorious heritage. Gather up your family and friends and come discover ...

Sat, Jan 27

2018 Gasparilla Pirate Fest & Parade of the Pirates

Bayshore Boulevard, 3401 Bayshore Boulevard (813) 251-8844

2018 Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Tampa Gasparilla Pirate Fest is FREE TO ATTEND. Here's the schedule for Saturday, January 27th: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Gasparilla Invasion Route: The Jose ...

Sat, Jan 27

Bon Fire at the Winery -Jeep Meet

Fiorelli Winery & Vineyard, 4250 County Road 675 E

Join us for the first ever Bon Fire at the Winery - Jeep Meet hosted by the Fiorelli Winery. Bring your friends and family! There will be good wine and a food truck to meet your hunger ...

Sat, Jan 27

Sarasota Highland Games & Celtic Festival

Sarasota County Fairgrounds, 3000 Ringling Boulevard

The sound of bag pipes, Irish Dancing (Sarasota Highland Feis) and Athletic events reminds all Scots & Celts of our ancient and glorious heritage. Gather up your family and friends and come discover ...

Tue, Jan 30

Cabaret at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trl (844) 425-8573

Cabaret Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Wed, Jan 31

January 31st - Marketing On Main - Aloft Sarasota

Aloft Sarasota, 1401 Ringling Blvd 941-266-9657

Welcome to Marketing on Main - Sarasota Premier Networking Event! Anyone looking to make a positve difference in Sarasota is welcome!

Fri, Feb 2

Sporting Clay Tournament

Knights Trail Gun Range, 3445 Rustic Rd (941) 487-7904

Knight's Trail Park (3445 Rustic Road, Nokomis, FL 34275) Registration 11:30 am / Starts 1:00 pm $500 Per Team / $125 Per Person Price includes post event Beer & BBQ dinner

Sat, Feb 3

The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe

Florida Studio Theatre, 1241 N Palm Ave (941) 366-9000

In this inventive and highly theatrical adaptation, join Peter and Lucy on their travels to Narnia! The White Witch has cast a spell that makes it always winter and never Christmas. Peter and Lucy ...

Mon, Feb 5

Circus 1903 at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trl (844) 425-8573

Circus 1903 Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Tue, Feb 6

Diana Krall

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

Diana Krall is the only jazz singer to have eight albums debut at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums chart. To date, her albums have garnered five Grammy Awards®, eight Juno Awards® and have also ...

Wed, Feb 7

Travis Wall's - Shaping Sound - After the Curtain

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

Thu, Feb 8

Goodwill Mardi Gras Gala

Michael's On East, 1212 S East Ave (941) 355-2721

THE PARTY OF THE YEAR IS BACK! Feature authentic Cajun food, New Orleans-style music and dancing, and more Goodwill Manasota and Michael's On East invite the public to the most anticipated event of ...

Sat, Feb 10

JDub's 4 Year Anniversary "Dub Fest" Craft Beer & Music Festival

Sarasota County Fairgrounds & Robarts Arena, 3000 Ringling Blvd (941) 955-2739

JDub's is celebrating 4 years in business the only way we know how! Join us for an entire day of Craft Beer and Music including an exclusive Craft Beer Festival featuring the 2nd Annual "Pros vs Joes ...

Sat, Feb 10

Valentine At the Ritz

The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, 1111 Ritz Carlton Dr

Our 2016 Valentine at the Ritz Black Tie Fundraiser was so popular with the Soul Crooners of the Westcoast Black Theater Troup we just had to bring it back! SAVE THE DATE: FEBRUARY 10, 2018 Same ...

Tue, Feb 13

Dancing with the Stars at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trl (844) 425-8573

DANCING WITH THE STARS Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Thu, Feb 15

Born To Be Wild Kickoff Party

Michael's On East, 1212 S East Ave (941) 487-7904

Michael's On East Ballroom 6 pm until 10 pm - $150 Per Person Open Bar - Food Stations - Silent Auction - 50/50 Raffle Dress: Biker Casual/ Biker Chic HONORARY EVENT CO-CHAIRS ...

Thu, Feb 15

SPARCCle on the Runway: Fashion Police

The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, 1111 Ritz Carlton Dr (941) 365-0208

Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center (SPARCC) is hosting its popular, annual fashion show at the Ritz-Carlton Sarasota. This year's event, Fashion Police, will debut SPARCC Treasure Chest haute fashions ...

Fri, Feb 16

Bikes On Main Block Party

Sarasota Main Street (941) 487-7904

"Bikes On Main" Block Party Main Street in Downtown Sarasota (Bike Parking from Orange Ave. to Pineapple Ave.) 7:00 pm until Midnight - Free Admission "Light Up The Night" Bike Show 7:00 pm until ...

Fri, Feb 16

Informed Assists & Adjustments Weekend Immersion

Circusoul Yoga, 4141 S Tamiami Trail #6 (941) 787-2275

Join CircuSoul and ?Special Guest ?E-RYT500 Marni Task!? in a 3-day Informed Assists & Adjustments Immersion! ?Each day will begin with an inspirational, intelligently sequenced 75 minute yoga class ...

Fri, Feb 16

Light Up The Night People's Choice Bike Show

Sarasota Main Street (941) 487-7904

Downtown Sarasota 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm / $20 Per Bike SPECIAL 1ST THROUGH 3RD PLACE TROPHIES AWARDED AT 9:00 PM!

Sat, Feb 17

Thunder By The Bay Motorcycle Festival - Saturday

Sarasota County Fairgrounds & Robarts Arena, 3000 Ringling Blvd (941) 487-7904

Free Admission Enjoy the "Thunder Tap Room" Area (Featuring Craft Beer, Cigars, Cornhole & Jenga) Food - Tented Seating Area - Lots of Vendors - Stunt Rider Shows "Old Iron" Bike Show Registration ...

Sat, Feb 17

Thunder By The Bay VIP - Saturday

Sarasota County Fairgrounds & Robarts Arena, 3000 Ringling Blvd (941) 487-7904

Thunder By The Bay VIP Tickets Available $100 PP (Tickets Are Limited) Your ticket includes admission into the VIP Tent offering a great view of the stage, complimentary food served by Mattison's ...

Sun, Feb 18

Miss Thunder By The Bay Contest

Sarasota County Fairgrounds & Robarts Arena, 3000 Ringling Blvd (941) 487-7904

Preliminaries at 2:45 pm / Finals at 5:15 pm Top 5 contestants receive cash prizes!

Sun, Feb 18

The Hot Sardines @ Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trl

Sun, Feb 18

Thunder By The Bay Motorcycle Festival - Sunday

Sarasota County Fairgrounds & Robarts Arena, 3000 Ringling Blvd (941) 487-7904

Free Admission Enjoy the "Thunder's Tap Room" Area (Featuring Craft Beer, Jenga, & Cornhole) Food - Tented Seating- Lots of Vendors - Stunt Rider Shows 18 Class Bike Show Registration $20 / 11:00 ...

Sun, Feb 18

Thunder By The Bay VIP - Sunday

Sarasota County Fairgrounds & Robarts Arena, 3000 Ringling Blvd (941) 487-7904

Thunder By The Bay VIP Tickets Available $100 PP (Tickets Are Limited) Your ticket includes admission into the VIP Tent offering a great view of the stage, complimentary food served by Mattison's ...

Thu, Feb 22

SBMR 2018--Sarasota Bay Multihull Regatta

Sarasota Sailing Squadron, 1717 Ken Thompson Pkwy

Trimaran/multihull regatta on Sarasota Bay--an annual event that's always a great time.

Fri, Feb 23

Jeepin' with Sheriff Judd

We encourage everyone to come out and take part in this awesome event. Spectators are FREE and are very much encouraged to attend, so bring the entire family! There will be bounce houses for the kids ...

Fri, Feb 23

Murder Mystery Dinner Train ~ The Curse of the Hopeless Diamond

Florida Railroad Museum, 12210 83rd St E (941) 776-0906

They say that diamonds are a girl's best friend. Yeah, but what about a guy's? Not this guy: Reginald Potter has his hands full, but things keep slipping through his fingers. For one thing, his ...

Fri, Feb 23

SRQ Jeepin' with Judd Convoy

PDQ, 5484 Lena Rd

Jeepin with Judd Convoy. The event is February 23rd-25th in Bartow which is South of Lakeland. Registration Fee: $60 Per Jeep Spectators are Free Not sure where we will be staying yet hotel ...

Fri, Feb 23

Third Annual St. Jude Presents: Foodlosophy

Michael's On East, 1212 S East Ave (305) 537-1422

Join us for the third annual St. Jude Presents: Foodlosophy, a Sarasota Culinary Experience. This exclusive evening features some of Sarasota's best chefs and local farms, who design and prepare a ...

Sat, Feb 24

1st Annual Sarasota Dubfest

1st Annual Sarasota Dubfest. Air cooled VW show and swap meet. Come out to Sarasota for a 2 day VW event. Camping available. This can be a great show. Why? Where other shows fall short, this one ...

Fri, Mar 2

Carmen

Sarasota Opera, 61 N Pineapple Ave

All-consuming ill-fated passion rules the tumultuous love of a Gypsy and a corporal. One of the most popular operas of all time, Carmen will take you on a Spanish journey through Seville, to the ...

Sat, Mar 10

Gaia Gaja of Gaja

Michael's On East, 1212 S East Ave (800) 218-1422

Save the Date: Gaia Gaja of Gaja Saturday, March 10, 2018 - Sarasota Florida For sponsorship information please call 1-800-218-142.

Thu, Mar 15

Night Market St. Pete

St Pete Side Lot, 2133 2nd Ave South (727) 804-4672

It's that time again for the next Night Market St. Pete! Over 60 local vendors, DJ, food and drinks. This high energy event is perfect for friends and family to meet up and enjoy a night under the ...

Fri, Mar 16

Reggae Rise Up Florida Festival 2018

Vinoy Park - Reggae Rise Up, 701 Bayshore Drive NE 801-419-0858

Reggae Rise Up Florida Festival 2018! Join us as we extend to 3 days of amazing music, food, merchandise, activities and good vibes, March 16-18th at Vinoy Park! 2018 Performing Artist ...

Sat, Mar 24

Sarasota Challenge 2018

Hyatt Regency Sarasota, 1000 Blvd Of The Arts (941) 922-1444

World's largest Pro/Am Ballroom Dance Competition. Dancers from all over the world compete in various levels and styles of ballroom dancing. Event is packed with seminars, competitions, shows and ...

Tue, Mar 27

Motown - The Musical at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trl (844) 425-8573

Motown - The Musical Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Wed, Apr 11

Sixth Annual Whiskey Obsession Festival!

Whiskey Obsession Festival (941) 400-9889

The Sixth Annual Whiskey Obsession Festival will be held from April 11 to April 14, 2018 in Sarasota, Florida. Whiskey Obsession is the largest world whiskey festival in the U.S., with four days of ...

Tue, Apr 24

SRQ Jeep Beach Convoy

PDQ, 5484 Lena Rd

Jeep Beach 2018 is held in Daytona FL from April 24th-29th. Registration opens up in January. Mark your calanders! Hotel Details: Atlantic Ocean Palm 3247 S. Atlantic Avenue Daytona Beach, ...

Fri, Jul 27

1ST Annual Sun N Fun Music Festival

Sun n Fun RV Resort, 7125 Fruitville Rd (941) 371-2505

We are looking for interest in our 2018 Summer Music Festival. 28 Bands with alcohol packages available for guests staying in the park. All genres will be represented. Food truck, vendors and ...

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