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.

Sun, Dec 8 - Sun, Dec 8

Bradenton Blues Festival Weekend

Friday, December 6th | 6pm 9pm Free Sponsored by Mojoe Productions, Inc. Rusty Wright Band & Duffy Bishop Band will perform on the main stage where the 2019 Bradenton Blues Festival will be held. ...

Bradenton Blues Festival Weekend

Sun, Dec 8

Cookies with Santa

Sarasota Mom's Blog 2nd annual Cookies with Santa ? ?? event is right around the corner! You wont want to miss this event! Tired of long lines & over priced photo packages? Then this is the event for ...

Cookies with Santa

Sun, Dec 8 - Sun, Dec 8

Lido Beach Holiday of the Arts

Don't just go through the motions this holiday. Instead find unique, one of a kind gifts at the Lido Beach Holiday of the Arts on December 7 8, 2019. Gather your friends and come see Lido Beach ...

Lido Beach Holiday of the Arts

Sun, Dec 8 - Sun, Dec 8

Siesta Beach Seafood & Music Festival

Come share in the festivities of the 4th Annual Siesta Beach Seafood & Music Festival in Siesta Beach, FL, December 6 8, 2019. The event is hosted by Sarasota County with the Humane Society of ...

Siesta Beach Seafood & Music Festival

Sun, Dec 8 - Sun, Mar 1

SRQ Sundays

Take the plunge and reboot every Sunday at our SRQ (Serenity_Relaxation_Quietude) Sundays! Complimentary Pool Access Rooftop Yoga (10 AM $15) Juice Bar/Smoothie Bar Pool Bar and Restaurant Poolside ...

SRQ Sundays

Tue, Dec 10

UTC Holiday on the Greens Spirit Night

Come and enjoy an evening of snow tubing and ice skating. $3 of each tube rental will be donated back to BRE.

UTC Holiday on the Greens Spirit Night

Fri, Dec 13

Holidays Around The Ranch

Lakewood Ranch Community Activities welcomes you to our annual holiday celebration of magical charm for all to enjoy. Bring in the holidays by watching Santa Claus' grand entrance in his beautiful ...

Holidays Around The Ranch

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 Junior ...

IMG Junior World Championships- Florida Challenge

Sat, Dec 14

A Night Before Christmas

Get ready for family fun at the annual Night Before Christmas event at GT Bray! Santa will be visiting the park to meet with all the children. The event will include face painting, bounce house, ...

A Night Before Christmas

Sat, Dec 14

Candy Cane Hunt

Santa's elves have hidden candy canes throughout the park and it's up to you to find them! Some will be hidden high and some hidden low. Prizes will be awarded to those who find the prize candy ...

Candy Cane Hunt

Sat, Dec 14 - Sat, Jan 4

Lights in Bloom

Selby Gardens lights up the holiday season for the 16th year with Lights in Bloom. More than two million lights will illuminate the Gardens. The tropical holiday paradise includes nightly visits from ...

Lights in Bloom

Sat, Dec 14

Sarasota Christmas Boat Parade 2019 Onboard Shellebrate!

5 9pm BE A PART OF THE BOAT PARADE! I'LL BE DECORATING & ENTERING SHELLEBRATE! Dress in Christmas attire and receive 10% off! Departure and arrival at Turtle Beach. Boat ride to the start of the ...

Sarasota Christmas Boat Parade 2019 Onboard Shellebrate!

Mon, Dec 16

Kettle of Fish LeBarge Holiday Party

We've had sooo much on these cruises that we have to do it again!! Tickets are $30 and go on sale September 16th. Tickets will be available online or at Kettle of Fish shows. ...

Kettle of Fish LeBarge Holiday Party

Fri, Dec 20

2019 The Jingle 5K

One of the largest and most cheerful 5K races in the area, The Jingle 5K is a race that runners and walkers participate in year after year. Last year we had over 1,900 registrations! Runners are ...

2019 The Jingle 5K

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 will ...

3rd Annual Christmas Jeep Parade