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!

Wed, Dec 20

BCSK Presents: Naughty Santa 2017, wsg 102.5 The Bone's Carmin!

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

ALL LADIES DRINK FREE FOR LADIES NIGHT TONIGHT! Join us on Wednesday, December 20th, at 9pm, as we have our special guest Carmin from 102.5 FM The Bone help us all to celebrate our annual ...

Thu, Dec 21 - Thu, Dec 28

Pitcher & Pool Night - Every Thursday

Mr. Beerys, 2645 Mall Dr (941) 343-2854

Come hone your pool shark skills over some great craft brews every Thursday at our Pitcher & Pool Night! Enjoy $15 select 60oz craft pitchers and FREE pool from 8pm to Close! CHEERS!

Fri, Dec 22 - Fri, May 11

Apollonia Grill- Aland Trio/Hot Club of SRQ 6-9pm

Apollonia Grill, 8235 cooper creek (941) 359-4816

Aland Trio-violin, guitar- Gypsy Jazz and Rumba Flamenco. Fine Mediterranean cuisine.

Sat, Dec 23 - Sat, Dec 30

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 ...

Sun, Dec 24 - Sun, Dec 31

Beer Bar Bingo - Every Sunday

Mr. Beerys, 2645 Mall Dr (941) 343-2854

Just a little luck and a lot of fun... Every Sunday at 5pm, stop in for a few beers, a few laughs, and a some tasty craft brew prizes... 4 different bingo rounds with mix n match 4 packs up for ...

Mon, Dec 25

Currents Christmas Buffet

Hyatt Regency Sarasota, 1000 Blvd Of The Arts (941) 953-1234

Currents Christmas Buffet December 25, 2017 4pm-9pm Hot Buffet: Turnip Bisque with Roasted Beets Roasted Root Vegetables with Brussels Sprouts Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes Chicken Cordon Bleu ...

Wed, Dec 27

Sarasota Music Half Marathon Beer Run Series 12/27

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 ...

Sun, Dec 31

New Year's Eve at Selby Gardens

Selby Gardens - Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 900 S Palm Ave (941) 366-5731

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is proud to present Sarasota's most sophisticated and diversely entertaining New Year's Eve experience; a black-tie event featuring a private journey through tropical ...

Sun, Dec 31

New Years Eve Jeep Meet Convoy

Siesta Key Beach, 946 Beach Rd

Happy New Years!!! Join us as we celebrate bringing in the new year in the best way possible... a Jeep convoy around Sarasota!! We will start at Siesta Beach (South Side of Main Park) to watch the ...

Mon, Jan 1

New Year Meditation Flash Mob

Siesta Key Beach, 946 Beach Rd (248) 804-1333

Join Taylor Monahan and Hallie Parker as we celebrate the New Year with a cleansing, manifesting flash mob on the beautiful Clear Crystal Quartz sand of Siesta Key Beach! We will gather around 11 ...

Sat, Jan 6

Jeep Meet Bonfire & Cookout

Ken Thompson park, 2000 Ken Thompson Parkway

Join us for our 2nd Jeep Meet Bon Fire and Cookout! Bring your own coolers, chairs and any dogs you want to cook over the fire. See you at the event! ?? Any additional wood is appreciated!

Sat, Jan 6

Richard's 5th Annual Health Expo

Sarasota County Fairgrounds & Robarts Arena, 3000 Ringling Blvd (941) 355-6838

Time to mark Richard's 5th Annual Health Expo in your calendars! What you can expect this year: - Special guest Dr. Michael Murray is speaking on The Role Enzymes Play in the digestion Process. - ...

Mon, Jan 8

A Night with Janis Joplin

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

Sat, Jan 13

Godspeed Poker Jeep Meet

GodSpeed Rides, 6029 Deacon Pl

Join us for our first Poker Game being held at Godspeed Off-Road. We will start the game at 7pm and the buy in is $20. A portion of the proceeds collected will go to a charity of our ...

Sat, Jan 13

The Hospital Gala

The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, 1111 Ritz Carlton Dr (941) 917-1286

Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation introduces The Hospital Gala. An annual event to support critical needs at Sarasota Memorial Health Care System. Proceeds The 2018 Hospital Gala will support ...

Sat, Jan 13

United Craftsmen Craft Show

"The BEST little craft show in town". A real juried craft show featuring only handcrafted items of clothing, jewelry, pottery, artwork, woodcraft and more by the artisans at the table. Craftsmen ...

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

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

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

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

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 ...

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 ...

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

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.

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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