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.

Wed, Mar 27

3/27 Marketing on Main + Sarasota's Premier Networking Event

Welcome to Grow Your Business/Connections at Sarasota's premier networking event, Marketing on Main! On the last Wednesday in March the Marketing on Main family will explore the entire 9th floor of ...

3/27 Marketing on Main + Sarasota's Premier Networking Event

Wed, Mar 27

Modern Knowledge: Red Tide and Florida's Stone Crab Harvest

This monthly session brings in new speakers to discuss Sarasota-centric topics in a relaxed atmosphere with delicious food and drink How will red tide impact Florida's stone crab harvest? Mote ...

Modern Knowledge: Red Tide and Florida's Stone Crab Harvest

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

Classic Movie: "Spartacus" (1960)

The 1960 historical epic was not only directed by the legendary Stanley Kubrick, but also stars a slate of stars like Kirk Douglas as Spartacus, as well as Laurence Olivier, Peter Ustinov, Charles ...

Classic Movie: "Spartacus" (1960)

Sat, Mar 30

Orange Blossom Craft Fair and Festival!

Free admission! Lot of vendors, lots of entertainment, lots of fun! Watch for updates!

Orange Blossom Craft Fair and Festival!

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 ...

Pique Nique Sur La Baie, Winefest Style

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

Thu, Apr 4

YPG After Hours at The Meadows Country Club

Join us April's YPG After Hours -- The Meadows Country Club! Whether you're looking to make new friends, build your network, or learn more about what Sarasota has to offer, this is a great ...

YPG After Hours at The Meadows Country Club

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 Wine Aficionados 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 more than 70 wineries and experience taste ...

Bayfront Wine Aficionados Lunch-Tasting

Fri, Apr 5

Best of SRQ Love Local TGIF Party

PARTY TIME :: We are hosting an incredible BEST OF SRQ LOCAL TGIF PARTY for the 4000+ readers who voted in SRQ Magazine's biggest ever 2019 Best of SRQ Local Readers Competition. You are invited ...

Best of SRQ Love Local TGIF Party

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

Master Wine & Artisan Cheese Seminar

Take a delicious deep dive into the most unique wine region in California: Santa Barbara County. Master Sommelier Michael Jordan, Director of Global Key Accounts for Jackson Family Wines is your host ...

Master Wine & Artisan Cheese Seminar

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

Fri, Apr 5 - Sun, Apr 14

Sarasota Film Festival

941.366.6200

Get more info & buy tickets here! Apr 5th - Opening Night Party The Modern @ 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm This promises to be an evening under the stars that is full of fun and surprises. We offer several ...

Sarasota Film 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. ...

Grand Tasting, Brunch & Charity Auction

Sat, Apr 6

Master Class for Wine Experts & Novice Wine Drinkers

Join Master Sommelier Michael Jordan, Director of Global Key Accounts for Jackson Family Wines . Learn how to "blind taste" wines by using the deductive tasting process of Master Sommeliers! This ...

Master Class for Wine Experts & Novice Wine Drinkers

Sun, Apr 7

Countdown to the Cup: USWNT vs.Belgium

The USWNT check out LAFC's home with a match against Belgium

Countdown to the Cup: USWNT vs.Belgium

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

Wed, Apr 10 - Sat, Apr 13

Seventh Annual Whiskey Obsession Festival in Sarasota, Florida

941.400.9889

Seventh Annual Whiskey Obsession Festival, April 10 to 13, 2019 Schedule of Events, Panelists, and Masterclasses Spirit Guide, Inc. presents the Seventh Annual Whiskey Obsession Festival, April ...

Seventh Annual Whiskey Obsession Festival in Sarasota, Florida

Fri, Apr 12

Whiskey Obsession Festival Grand Tasting

With hundreds of whiskies and cocktails available to sample, the Grand Tasting features dozens of the world?s premium global brands as well as emerging craft distillers from around the country. All ...

Whiskey Obsession Festival Grand Tasting

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!

Fri, Apr 26

Studio 54 Designing Daughters Gala

Designing Daughters will host our annual Gala featuring this year's theme, Studio 54, at the Universal Flight Training Hanger. Come boogie on down with us and continue the tradition of making a ...

Studio 54 Designing Daughters Gala

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

Mon, Apr 29

Best of Sarasota 2019!

Join us for our Best of Sarasota party AND Sarasota Magazine's 40th anniversary celebration--an evening to sip, taste and celebrate Sarasota-Manatee's "Best Of" winners. This year's party will be ...

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

Wed, May 1

Lunch in the Gardens - with Ian Prosser

Join us for a delightful luncheon and presentation featuring highlights of Ians Prosser's career in floral and event design for the likes of Queen Elizabeth and the inaugurations of Presidents Bill ...

Lunch in the Gardens - with Ian Prosser

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

Fri, May 24

St Armands Seafood & Music Festival

Join Us Memorial Day Weekend, May 24-26, 2019 for the 3rd Annual St. Armand's Seafood & Music Festival. General Admission is Free. Come enjoy delectable seafood dishes and entertainment by top local ...

St Armands Seafood & Music Festival

Sat, May 25

SRQ Margarita Festival 2019

SRQ Margarita Festival is the perfect combination of tequila and a music festival. The event will feature 12+ types of margaritas, great bands, food trucks, games, and a fireworks show to end the ...

SRQ Margarita Festival 2019

Thu, May 30

2019 FIFA U20 World Cup: USA vs Qatar

The US finishes group play vs. Qatar

2019 FIFA U20 World Cup: USA vs Qatar

Wed, Jul 3

Fireworks 4 Miler

Festive family fun to kick off the 4th of July! Join us at the biggest patriotic party in the Sarasota area for a festive 4 Mile Race around the lake at Nathan Benderson Park, just before sunset and ...

Fireworks 4 Miler

Wed, Jul 3

NBP Fireworks On The Lake 2019

Celebrate Independence Day a night early! We'll have music, plenty of food and concessions... and of course, a sky show on the water that you won't want to miss! It'll be a blast!

NBP Fireworks On The Lake 2019

Sat, Oct 5

Sarasota Pirates & Rum Festival

*****BEAUTIFUL VAN WEZEL BAYFRONT SARASOTA***** Sarasota's biggest and best event in October for cancer awareness!!! Assemble your KREWE and join us for a party like no other for a good cause. Great ...

Sarasota Pirates & Rum Festival