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.

Sat, Feb 16

37th Annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival

Join us on February 16 & 17 for the 37th Annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival! Wander the last working waterfront fishing village left on the west coast of Florida, learn about our heritage and ...

37th Annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival

Sat, Feb 16

Croom Off-Road Jeep Adventure

Join us as he head to Croom to off-road! Bring a sack lunch as we will eat on site.?? We will convoy from the Walmart off 64 near 75.

Croom Off-Road Jeep Adventure

Sat, Feb 16

SAVE THE DATE Unconditional Love Gala

Come celebrate our 20th Anniversary!! Dine, dance and raise your paddle to give homeless animals their best chance to find a loving home!!

SAVE THE DATE  Unconditional Love Gala

Sun, Feb 17

18 Class Bike Show

18 Class Bike Show Over $5,000 In Cash Prizes and Trophies Awarded! Registration $20 / 11:00 am - 1:30 pm Trophies at 4:00 pm · $300 CASH & TROPHY - BEST OF SHOW · $200 CASH ...

18 Class Bike Show

Thu, Feb 21

Cooking For Wishes

February 21, 2019 is the 9th Annual Cooking for Wishes - our signature event in the Suncoast region. We are thrilled to once again have the interactive luncheon in the exquisite Michael's On East ...

Cooking For Wishes

Thu, Feb 21

Night of Hope and Healing

The event formerly known as Men, Whiskey & Watches South County takes on a new name this year! Please join us as we celebrate an evening of hope as we explore how we as a community can offer healing ...

Night of Hope and Healing

Sat, Feb 23

Beertopia

Mark your calendar today for the best FUNdraiser of the year! With great live music, craft beer from around the world, some of the finest local cuisine, Beertopia is a fabulous way to spend an ...

Beertopia

Sat, Feb 23

SJC Convoy to Jeepin with Judd

Convoy to Jeepin with Judd! ??

SJC Convoy to Jeepin with Judd

Sat, Feb 23

Starry Night Soiree

Celebrate the wonder and magic of the cosmos, accompanied by a gourmet dinner, live auctions, dancing and more! Funds raised at this special event support local programs and lifesaving research, ...

Starry Night Soiree

Wed, Feb 27

3rd Annual Everything Buffalo Party - Sarasota - Tickets on Sale

The 3rd Annual Everything Buffalo Party will be held on Wednesday, February 27th from 5-10pm at a NEW larger location in Sarasota, Florida. Robarts Arena - located near Downtown Sarasota and short ...

3rd Annual Everything Buffalo Party - Sarasota - Tickets on Sale

Wed, Feb 27

Russian National Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty

The Sleeping Beauty, a crowning jewel of Marius Petipa's career, is often considered the finest achievement of the Classical ballet. It is a grandiose and refined blending of the traditional mime, ...

Russian National Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty

Wed, Feb 27

Sarasota Spring Showcase

Join us for Sarasota Spring Showcase! Your Chamber is providing you with the opportunity to network with hundreds of Chamber members at the Sarasota Spring Showcase exhibit. You'll have the ...

Sarasota Spring Showcase

Fri, Mar 1

13th Annual Paws on The Catwalk

We invite you to join us for the 13th Annual Paws on the Catwalk Luncheon benefiting the Humane Society of Sarasota County (HSSC). The event will take place Friday, March 1, 2019, at Art Ovation ...

13th Annual Paws on The Catwalk

Sat, Mar 2

Asolo Rep's Annual Gala 2019: Vive les Folies Bergère

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

Asolo Rep's Annual Gala 2019: Vive les Folies Bergère

Sat, Mar 2

Jameson Irish Whiskey Dinner

Join us for a special Four-Course Dinner paired with an array of Jameson Irish Whiskeys. Learn about Jameson and their distillery from special guest, Ciaran Gaffney, from Dublin. Seating is ...

Jameson Irish Whiskey Dinner

Sat, Mar 9

Tampa Taco Festival

This event will be ethnically themed celebrating the diverse cultural varieties that Mexico has to offer. Make sure to LIKE our Facebook page to find out who all of the delicious vendors will ...

Tampa Taco Festival

Wed, Mar 13

2019 Party in the Park

Enjoy a beautiful Sarasota night out at Phillippi Estate Park, through the launch of our largest and most festive event of the year! Members will be offered entertainment through live music from ...

2019 Party in the Park

Thu, Mar 14

Disney's The Lion King

Giraffes strut. Birds swoop. Gazelles leap. The entire Serengeti comes to life as never before. And as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly emerges from the mist. This is Disney's THE LION KING, ...

Disney's The Lion King

Fri, Mar 15

Sarasota County Fair

The 83rd annual Sarasota County Fair begins on March 15, 2019 at 2PM!

Sarasota County Fair

Sat, Mar 16

An Evening with Disney's The Lion King - Family Friendly Event!

You won't want to miss out on this special Serengeti-themed evening celebrating the magic of Disney's THE LION KING. There's plenty of fun to be had for all ages so bring the family and join us for ...

An Evening with Disney's The Lion King - Family Friendly Event!

Sat, Mar 23

My HomeTown Fest 2019

My HomeTown Fest 2019 Join Sertoma of Greater Sarasota for our 4th annual My HomeTown Fest on March 23rd, 2019 My HomeTown Fest is a craft beer & food tasting with the best local music ...

My HomeTown Fest 2019

Fri, Mar 29

Suncoast BBQ & Bluegrass Bash

The Suncoast BBQ & Bluegrass Bash is an annual two-day festival held every March, featuring America's top pit masters competing for a $20,000 purse, International Bluegrass Music award-winning bands ...

Suncoast BBQ & Bluegrass Bash

Fri, Mar 29

Wine Walk: World's Fair

Don't miss Wine Walk World's Fair, a wine pairing experience unlike any other! As you stroll to the Ca' d'Zan, you will be able to taste and explore your way through The Ringling's World's Fair. Each ...

Wine Walk: World's Fair

Sat, Mar 30

Suncoast BBQ & Bluegrass Bash Car Show

Annual Suncoast BBQ & Bluegrass Bash Supported by FWCCC Cruise-In: Friday Car Show: Saturday Open Registration Trophies, Music, Food & Fun! Benefiting Special Needs Children in our Area

Suncoast BBQ & Bluegrass Bash Car Show

Thu, Apr 4

Pique Nique Sur La Baie, Winefest Style

A gathering of friends and one of the most highly anticipated social events of the year. Glamour, conversation, Sparkling Wine Reception, spectacular luncheon, and wine from our participating ...

Thu, Apr 4

Wine & Winemaker Dinners

Wine and winemaker dinners in private homes and restaurants in and around Sarasota. Venues will be determined soon. Prices range between $95 to $250.

Wine & Winemaker Dinners

Fri, Apr 5

Banquet on the Block

Join us for one of Florida Winefest's most celebrated culinary events. The elegant dining table stretches down Lemon Avenue perfectly dressed and seats 200 people. A true food and wine experience you ...

Banquet on the Block

Fri, Apr 5

Bayfront Showcase Lunch-Tasting

Enter a wine-and-food paradise under the elegant Winefest tent adjacent to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. Excite your palate tasting fine wines from our participating wineries and experience ...

Bayfront Showcase Lunch-Tasting

Fri, Apr 5

Chalk Festival

The November 2018 International Chalk Festival is being rescheduled to November 15-18, 2019 at the Venice Airport Fairgrounds, Venice Island. AND, a Spring 2019 festival is being planned for April ...

Chalk Festival

Fri, Apr 5

Sarasota Chalk Festival

Join us as the Sarasota Chalk Festival "Museum in Motion" comes back after 6 years to its original location in Historic Burns Square, downtown Sarasota. A cultural event the welcomes world ...

Sarasota Chalk Festival

Sat, Apr 6

Children First's Fairytale Ball 2019: The Enchanted Library

Mark your calendars for April 6, 2019 and join Children First at the Fairytale Ball! Stay tuned for a link to secure your seat! For more info on Children First's signature fundraising events ...

Children First's Fairytale Ball 2019: The Enchanted Library

Sat, Apr 6

Grand Tasting, Brunch & Charity Auction

The Grand Tasting will feature wines from more than 70 wineries. Rub elbows with host vintners and knowledgeable winery representatives as they pour their best vintages and most sought-after wines. ...

Sun, Apr 7

Wine on the Water

Bayfront grounds of Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Sunday afternoon is the perfect time for a casual, alfresco wine tasting on the waterfront under the Winefest tent. ...

Wine on the Water

Wed, Apr 10

7th Annual Blue Ties & Butterflies

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

7th Annual Blue Ties & Butterflies

Sat, Apr 13

5th Anniversary Spectacular!

SAVE THE DATE! Join us SATURDAY, APRIL 13th 2019 for our 5th ANNIVERSARY SPECTACULAR! It's been a while ride so far and we couldn't have done it without the support of our friends, family and ...

5th Anniversary Spectacular!

Sat, Apr 27

SJC Convoy to Jeep Beach 2019

Jeep Beach 2019 is held in Daytona FL from April 22nd-28th. Registration opens up in January 2019. Hotel Details: Coming Soon! See you on the Beach!

SJC Convoy to Jeep Beach 2019

Tue, Apr 30

31st Annual Girls Inc. Celebration Luncheon

Save the date for the 31st Annual Celebration Luncheon honoring all the Strong, Smart, and Bold leaders in our community! Each year, Girls Inc. of Sarasota County recognizes women, young women, and ...

31st Annual Girls Inc. Celebration Luncheon

Sat, May 11

10th Annual Harvey Milk Festival

Come celebrate 10 years with us. We have seen a lot of change, especially in these past 10 years! We will have some special events taking place to celebrate the work we as a community have done ...

10th Annual Harvey Milk Festival