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, Aug 24

Kilts on Coquina Beach

Join the New World Celts Sarasota for their annual Celtic Beach Cookout. Wear your favorite kilt and bring your bathing suits. The pavilion is close to the restrooms and beach!! We will provide ...

Kilts on Coquina Beach

Sat, Aug 24

Yoga With Tigers

Big Cat Habitat will be hosting, Yoga With Tigers, in collaboration with Erika Cain, from Pineapple Yoga Studio. Our Yoga With Tigers event will be on the morning of Saturday, August 24th and this ...

Yoga With Tigers

Wed, Aug 28

A Taste Of Venice FL

3rd Annual "A Taste Of Venice FL" will be coming your way on Wednesday, August 28th from 5:30-8PM hosted by Hotel Venezia. We'll have 15+ Great Local Venice Florida area Restaurants Serving all ...

A Taste Of Venice FL

Wed, Aug 28

FRIENDS Trivia

Come test your knowledge on the sitcom that made you love coffee shops and smelly cats at our Friends themed trivia this month!!! Mouth Hole BBQ will be there too!

FRIENDS Trivia

Sun, Sep 1

AquaPalooza 2019!

It's back! MarineMax Sarasota brings you fun in the Sun with AquaPalooza 2019! Raft up with fellow boaters to enjoy music, free Giveaways, and more! Party will be at New Pass Sandbar, just in front ...

AquaPalooza 2019!

Sat, Sep 7

Holmes Beach Meet for Jeepers

Join us at the beach!?? Bring your drinks, any food, games and/or entertainment. Family Friendly!

Holmes Beach Meet for Jeepers

Sat, Sep 7

Kilted Pub Krawl

Join us for a Sarasota Kilted Pub Crawl! We will depart from Shamrock Pub and visit various Pubs & Brewery's throughout the area! Seating is limited and will fill up quickly. $50 Ticket All ...

Kilted Pub Krawl

Sat, Sep 7

Tap 72 3rd Anniversary Party

Join us Saturday, September 7th, starting at 3pm to celebrate our 3rd Anniversary!! -We'll be featuring specialty beers from Calusa Brewing, Cigar City Brewing and Inoculum Ale Works, as well as ...

Tap 72 3rd Anniversary Party

Thu, Sep 12

2nd Annual - SJC Block Party

Join us for the 2nd Annual SJC Block Party for the Suncoast Jeep Festival! Title sponsors are Rugged Ridge and Superlift! Sponsors: Interstate Battery Forever Wave Since 1941 More ...

2nd Annual - SJC Block Party

Thu, Sep 12

Suncoast Jeep Festival Kickoff Party

All Jeeps on Deck!! Join us for the 2nd Annual Suncoast Jeep Festival Kick Off Party at the Daiquiri Deck hosted by Sarasota Jeep Club. Suncoast Jeep Festival Pre-Registration's can be pick up ...

Suncoast Jeep Festival Kickoff Party

Fri, Sep 13

Rockstar Lobster at Naughty Monk Brewing

We are back and serving up the best Maine lobster rolls around! Come join us for amazing drinks tonight at Naughty Monk Brewing?

Rockstar Lobster at Naughty Monk Brewing

Fri, Sep 13

Suncoast Jeep Festival 2019

Suncoast Jeep Festival is BACK!!! Join us this September 13th and 14th for the best Jeep event on the Suncoast! This year is going to be BIGGER than last! You don't want to miss out. ...

Suncoast Jeep Festival 2019

Sat, Sep 14

Braden River Bluegrass Festival

Live music all day on the Braden River. Fun for the whole Family! Linger along the lazy Braden River and listen to the music of local Bluegrass bands. Browse an array of vendors and feast on a ...

Braden River Bluegrass Festival

Sat, Sep 14

Who Knew PopUp Market at The Bazaar on Apricot and Lime

Handmade items, Antiques, Crafters, Unique Items, Clothing, and more

Who Knew PopUp Market at The Bazaar on Apricot and Lime

Sat, Sep 21

6th Annual Taste of Downtown

Featuring menu tastings from your favorite downtown restaurants, fine wine pairings, beer and specialty cocktails at the historic Sarasota Opera House. Proceeds benefit Sarasota Youth Opera. Tickets: ...

6th Annual Taste of Downtown

Sat, Sep 21

8th Annual Red Hot Event

Join us Saturday, September 21 for SunCoast Red Hot Event at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. Featuring signature dishes from the Libby's, Lemon Tree, Muse, Oak & Stone and Mattison's, listen to ...

8th Annual Red Hot Event

Sat, Sep 28

Florida Extreme Cup

Soccer Management Company (SMC) has announced their Florida Tournament Series headlined by the Sarasota Cup (325 teams) hosted in Lakewood Ranch, FL and the PBG Classic (212 teams) hosted in Palm ...

Florida Extreme Cup

Sat, Sep 28

South Gate Fest

Join us for a community "block party" in South Gate complete with live music, food & drink trucks, local vendors, businesses & non-profits plus tons of kids activities! Check out who will be ...

South Gate Fest

Sat, Sep 28

The Golden Ticket

"I've heard tell that what you imagine sometimes comes true." September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and for this September's signature fundraising event, we are excited to present a ...

The Golden Ticket

Fri, Oct 4

The 2019 Set the Bar Cocktail Competition

Each year, the Sarasota-Manatee Originals bring together the area's best bartenders, distillers and other bar and spirits professionals for the annual "Set the Bar" Cocktail Competition. Designed ...

The 2019 Set the Bar Cocktail Competition

Sat, Oct 5

Myakka River State Park Jeep Meet

Join us at the Myakka River State Park for a family picnic and canopy walk. Bring your lunch and a camera!?? We will convoy from the Mobile Gas Station off Clark Road just West of 75. Gas station ...

Myakka River State Park Jeep Meet

Sat, Oct 5

Oktoberfest at Linger Lodge

Oktoberfest - Beer & Food from the World Famous Linger Lodge along with music from the 4-4-1 Band and Vendors from Who Knew PopUp Market Who Knew PopUp Market presents Oktoberfest at Linger ...

Oktoberfest at Linger Lodge

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

Sat, Oct 5

Sarasota Water Lantern Festival

Tickets are on sale for the Sarasota, FL Water Lantern Festival held at Nathan Benderson Park. Get your tickets now at www.WaterLanternFestival.com before it sells out! Water Lantern Festival ...

Sarasota Water Lantern Festival

Sat, Oct 12

2nd Annual - Jeeps vs. Mustangs

Join us for our 2nd Annual Jeeps vs. Mustangs event! We will have multiple vendors on-site along with entertainment. We will Convoy to Calusa Brewing mid day. This event is a show and shine! ...

2nd Annual - Jeeps vs. Mustangs

Fri, Oct 18 - Sun, Oct 20

Sarasota Oktoberfest

Fall means it's time for Oktoberfest! No matter where it is celebrated, there are a universally common staples: lively music, mouthwatering food, and big, big pints of beer. Now Paragon and the ...

Sarasota Oktoberfest

Fri, Oct 18

USA BMX Sunshine State Nationals

October could be dubbed as "Month of the Big Hill Super Tracks" - as USA BMX heads to two of the newest BMX super tracks in the country. First up is the legendary Sarasota BMX - one of the longest ...

USA BMX Sunshine State Nationals

Sat, Oct 19

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

Join the American Cancer Society for a walk to raise awareness and funds to end breast cancer. This walk is a non-competitive 5k where participants gather to celebrate survivors and honor loved ones ...

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

Sat, Oct 19

UnGala 2019 - The Evolution

Save the Date! UnGala 2019 - The Evolution will be held in the Museum of Art Courtyard Oct. 19, 2019 #UnGala2019 The Ringling is thrilled to announce the return of the much-loved signature event. ...

UnGala 2019 - The Evolution

Sat, Oct 26

2019 Boo Run 5k & Boo Dash

Join us for the 16th Annual Boo Run 5k & Boo Dash! Over 1200 runners, walkers, dog walkers take to the streets for a fun, family, friendly event! To include costume contest, amazing vendors and ...

2019 Boo Run 5k & Boo Dash

Sat, Oct 26

22nd Annual Cortez Nautical Flea Market

The Florida Maritime Museum (FMM) is excited to announce the 22nd Annual Cortez Nautical Flea Market, taking place on Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 8 am- 1 pm. There will be live music from 10 am ...

22nd Annual Cortez Nautical Flea Market

Sun, Oct 27

Morton's Firehouse Chili Cook-Off 20th anniversary

Exciting News to come for The 20th!!

Morton's Firehouse Chili Cook-Off 20th anniversary

Wed, Oct 30

Oct 30th Halloween Affair | Explore, Network, & Connect with SRQ

The 3rd annual Marketing on Main Halloween Affair happening at TDB on Wednesday, October 30th. Get your friends, and co-workers ready for a spooktacular evening as the MonM family takes over TBD for ...

Oct 30th Halloween Affair | Explore, Network, & Connect with SRQ

Fri, Nov 1

Sarasota Country Music Festival

Head over to downtown Sarasota for the best weekend ever! The inaugural downtown Sarasota Country Music Festival will feature live music, arts/crafts, special attractions & lots of family fun!! ...

Sarasota Country Music Festival

Sat, Nov 9

8th Annual Cortez Stone Crab & Music Festival

8th Annual Cortez Stone Crab & Music Festival

8th Annual Cortez Stone Crab & Music Festival

Sat, Nov 9

Le Marche Bohemien Parisian-Inspired Outdoor Marketplace

A Parisian-Inspired Outdoor Marketplace - Saturday, November 9, 2019 in Five Points Park, Downtown Sarasota. Five Points Park once again will be transformed into a open-air marketplace featuring ...

Le Marche Bohemien Parisian-Inspired Outdoor Marketplace

Fri, Nov 15 - Sat, Nov 16

Giving Hunger the Blues

Sarasota Polo Grounds 8201 Polo Club Lane, Sarasota, Florida 34240, 8201 Polo Club Lane

The 23rd Annual Giving Hunger the Blues music festival will take place at the Sarasota Polo Grounds on November 15 & 16, 2019. All proceeds benefit the Mayors Feed the Hungry Program, a 501(c)(3) ...

Giving Hunger the Blues

Sat, Nov 16

Wreaths Across America Scavenger Hunt

Save the date!! ? 1st Annual Wreaths Across America Scavenger Hunt. Check-in will be at Firkins at 10:00am. All vehicles back by 3:30pm. There will be prizes, raffles and more. ...

Wreaths Across America Scavenger Hunt

Sun, Nov 17

IMG Academy November Discovery Open

From November 17 - November 23rd, 2019, some of the world's newest talent will meet at IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL for the 2019 IMG Academy Discovery Open . This invite-only international tennis ...

IMG Academy November Discovery Open

Thu, Nov 28

Florida Turkey Trot 2019

Fit2Run and Nathan Benderson Park are coming together to provide a 5K Turkey Trot to help local families kick off their Thanksgiving! This race will be a part of your Thanksgiving tradition as you ...

Florida Turkey Trot 2019

Fri, Dec 6

Music on Main: Sugar & Spice Revue Band

Join us on Lakewood Ranch Main Street from 6 - 9 pm for Music on Main, a free concert series and block party for the public! This event is hosted on the first Friday of each month and will supply ...

Music on Main: Sugar & Spice Revue Band

Fri, Dec 13

IMG Junior World Championships- Florida Challenge

The IMG Academy Junior World Championships - Florida Challenge is a sister event to the world-renowned IMG Academy Junior World Golf Championships at Torrey Pines and a premier event on the IMG ...

IMG Junior World Championships- Florida Challenge

Sun, Dec 22

3rd Annual Christmas Jeep Parade

Join us for our 3rd Annual Christmas Jeep Parade sponsored by Gear America! We will meet Santa at St Jude's Catholic Church and Convoy down Main Street, Siesta Village, and UTC Mall area. Food ...

3rd Annual Christmas Jeep Parade

Fri, Feb 21

2020 Beach Blast

The IMG Academy Beach Blast continues to attract the nation's most elite basketball players to participate in unrivaled competition. Located at the world-renowned IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL, the ...

2020 Beach Blast