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.

Thu, Jan 24

The 12th Annual Forks & Corks

Savor local flavor during the SunCoast's premier Food and Wine and Festival. Forks & Corks 2019 will showcase the palate-pleasing products of an international cast of visiting winery owners and ...

The 12th Annual Forks & Corks

Sat, Jan 26

25th Sarasota Highland Games & Celtic Festival

The Scottish Heritage Society of Sarasota, Inc.'s main function is to hold and host the Sarasota Highland Games and Celtic Festival. The sound of the pipes, the beating of drums, Food Vendors, ...

25th Sarasota Highland Games & Celtic Festival

Sat, Jan 26

Fiorelli Winery Bon Fire Meet

Join us for a Bon Fire at the Fiorelli Winery! ?? We will have a food truck!

Fiorelli Winery Bon Fire Meet

Tue, Jan 29

Save the Beach Soiree

Sunset with Cocktails and appetizers on the lawn. Dinner stations and entertainment on the Terrace. MC directing the silent auction and raffle. Supporting the Lido Beach re-nourishment cause 100%.

Save the Beach Soiree

Wed, Jan 30

January 30th (XL) - Marketing on Main - Aloft Sarasota

Welcome to Sarasota's Premier Networking event for the FIRST event of the season! Highlights: There will be up to 500 guests in attendance, and an opportunity to explore 50+ business showcases. ...

January 30th (XL) - Marketing on Main - Aloft Sarasota

Fri, Feb 1

2019 Circus Arts Gala

Step right up and be amazed, the Circus Arts Gala is on its way! An extraordinary evening awaits you under the Big Top on Friday, February 1, 2019. Join us for an incredible Circus Arts Gala full ...

2019 Circus Arts Gala

Fri, Feb 1

Sporting Clay Tournament

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

Sporting Clay Tournament

Sat, Feb 2

2019 Florida Trail Team Challenge

Florida Trail Team Challenge is a off-road endurance challenge. The Two-person teams accumulate points by completing challenges including precision off-road driving, vehicle recovery, ...

2019 Florida Trail Team Challenge

Sat, Feb 2

2nd Annual Jeep Poker Run

Details coming soon... stay tuned!??

2nd Annual Jeep Poker Run

Fri, Feb 8

Born To Be Wild Kickoff Party

"BORN TO BE WILD" KICKOFF PARTY February 8, 2019 White Buffalo Saloon (5377 McIntosh Road, Sarasota FL) 6 pm until 10 pm - $75 Per Person Open Bar - Food Stations - Silent Auction - 50/50 ...

Born To Be Wild Kickoff Party

Sat, Feb 9

2019 Orchid Ball: Gauguin's Sunset in Paradise

Guests will experience the opening night of Gauguin: Voyage to Paradise with an exclusive preview of the dynamic horticultural interpretation within the Conservatory, the Museum of Botany and the ...

2019 Orchid Ball: Gauguin's Sunset in Paradise

Sat, Feb 9

Mellow Mushroom Jeep Meet

It's Jeepizza time! Join us for some amazing pizza and good times with the Sarasota Jeep Club (SJC). We will convoy somewhere afterwards!??

Mellow Mushroom Jeep Meet

Thu, Feb 14

SPARCCle on the Runway

Find out what's hot and what's not at this year's SPARCC Fashion Show -- Fashion Police hosted by "Joan" and "Melissa Rivers." Pop-up Boutique. Raffles. Lunch. Fashion Show.

SPARCCle on the Runway

Fri, Feb 15

21st Annual Thunder By The Bay Music & Motorcycle Festival

What began as a one day charity motorcycle ride has now grown into a multi-day event. Over the years the Festival has won numerous awards, most recent being in March of 2018, where it received a ...

21st Annual Thunder By The Bay Music & Motorcycle 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

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

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

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 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

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

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!

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

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

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 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