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

Tue, Dec 31

2020 EPIC Sarasota New Year's Eve Celebration

2020 is going to be such an EPIC New Year Celebration. NO ONE is going to stay home to watch Time Square on TV again; ) We have already given a tentative commitment to an AWESOME Band that is high ...

2020 EPIC Sarasota New Year's Eve Celebration

Tue, Dec 31

New Years Eve Gala

Selby Gardens is proud to present Sarasota's most sophisticated black tie New Year's Eve experience, with a private tour of Lights In Bloom, an exquisite four course dinner, fireworks, and ...

New Years Eve Gala

Fri, Jan 10

Music on Main benefiting Manatee PAL

The Police Athletic League of Manatee County, (aka Manatee PAL) is proud to benefit from the Lakewood Ranch Main Street "Music on Main" event! Join us, it's a free concert series and block party for ...

Music on Main benefiting Manatee PAL

Sat, Jan 11 - Sun, Jan 12

Sarasota Fine Art Festival

Whether you are an art collector, need artwork for your home or office, or merely wish to support the arts, join us in downtown Sarasota on January 11 12, 2020 for the 8th Annual Sarasota Winter Fine ...

Sarasota Fine Art Festival

Fri, Jan 17 - Mon, Jan 20

2nd Annual Kid's Festival & Cicus

HOMETOWN CIRCUS COMING TO PAL... The 2nd Annual Kid's Festival will feature the largest petting zoo in the state sponsored by The Serge Coronas Family ANIMALS, ANIMALS, ANIMALS...Two Giraffes, ...

2nd Annual Kid's Festival & Cicus

Fri, Jan 17 - Sun, Jan 19

Sarasota Seafood & Music Festival

Come share in the festivities of the 5th Annual Sarasota Seafood & Music Festival on January 17 19, 2020 on Gulf Stream near JD Hamel Park in downtown Sarasota. Bring family and friends to enjoy ...

Sarasota Seafood & Music Festival

Thu, Jan 23

Steve Martin and Martin Short

Steve Martin and Martin Short return to the Van Wezel by popular demand! Their celebrated comedy show, The Funniest Show in Town at the Moment: Steve Martin & Martin Short, featuring The First Ladies ...

Steve Martin and Martin Short

Sat, Jan 25

Mermaid Faire: New Activities! Free Admission!

Please join us in celebrating the magic and wonder of childhood as well as honoring and learning more about our precious natural habitats and sealife here in Sarasota at our annual Mermaid Faire! ...

Mermaid Faire: New Activities! Free Admission!

Sat, Feb 1

The Palm Ball - Forever Green. Forever Blue.

The 2020 Palm Ball, Forever Green, Forever Blue, pays homage to the greenery of our land and the bluest of our waters, and the intimate connection between the two. This year's gala marks 13 years of ...

The Palm Ball - Forever Green. Forever Blue.

Fri, Feb 7

22nd ANNUAL THUNDER BY THE BAY MOTORCYCLE FESTIVAL "BORN TO BE WILD"...

"BORN TO BE WILD" KICKOFF PARTY February 7, 2020 White Buffalo Saloon (5377 McIntosh Road, Sarasota FL) 6 pm until 10 pm $75 Per Person Open Bar Food Stations Silent Auction 50/50 Raffle Dress: ...

22nd ANNUAL THUNDER BY THE BAY MOTORCYCLE FESTIVAL "BORN TO BE WILD"...

Fri, Feb 14

Thunder By The Bay Motorcycle Festival - Friday, February 14

FESTIVAL PRESENTING SPONSORS: Rossiter's Harley Davidson & S&S Motorsports of Sarasota Friday February 14 Sarasota Fairgrounds (3000 Ringling Blvd.) 5:00 pm until 10:00 pm $5 Admission (12 Under ...

Thunder By The Bay Motorcycle Festival - Friday, February 14

Fri, Feb 14

Thunder By The Bay VIP Ticket - Friday, February 14, 2020

Thunder By The Bay VIP Ticket Friday, February 14 *PLEASE NOTE: $5 DAILY GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS AND $12 THREE DAY FESTIVAL PASSES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE* VISIT WWW.THUNDERBYTHEBAY.ORG FOR MORE DETAILS ...

Thunder By The Bay VIP Ticket - Friday, February 14, 2020

Sat, Feb 15

Thunder By The Bay Motorcycle Festival - Saturday, February 15

FESTIVAL PRESENTING SPONSORS: Rossiter's Harley Davidson & S&S Motorsports of Sarasota Saturday February 15 Sarasota Fairgrounds (3000 Ringling Blvd.) 5:00 pm until 10:00 pm $5 Gate Admission (12 ...

Thunder By The Bay Motorcycle Festival - Saturday, February 15

Sat, Feb 15

Thunder By The Bay VIP Ticket - Saturday, February 15, 2020

Thunder By The Bay VIP Ticket Saturday, February 15 *PLEASE NOTE: $5 DAILY GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS AND $12 THREE DAY FESTIVAL PASSES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE* VISIT WWW.THUNDERBYTHEBAY.ORG FOR MORE ...

Thunder By The Bay VIP Ticket - Saturday, February 15, 2020

Sun, Feb 16

Thunder By The Bay Motorcycle Festival - Sunday, February 16

FESTIVAL PRESENTING SPONSORS: Rossiter's Harley Davidson & S&S Motorsports of Sarasota Sarasota Fairgrounds (3000 Ringling Blvd.) 10:00 am until 6:00 pm $5 Gate Admission (12 Under Free) *PLEASE ...

Thunder By The Bay Motorcycle Festival - Sunday, February 16

Sun, Feb 16

Thunder By The Bay VIP Ticket - Sunday, February 16, 2020

Thunder By The Bay VIP Ticket Sunday, February 16 *PLEASE NOTE: $5 DAILY GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS AND $12 THREE DAY FESTIVAL PASSES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE* VISIT WWW.THUNDERBYTHEBAY.ORG FOR MORE DETAILS ...

Thunder By The Bay VIP Ticket - Sunday, February 16, 2020

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

Sat, Feb 29

Exotic Car Festival Lakewood Ranch

Presented by the Ferrari Drivers Group Sarasota

Exotic Car Festival Lakewood Ranch

Wed, Mar 4

4th Annual Everything Buffalo Party - Sarasota 2020

The 4th Annual Everything Buffalo Party will be held on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4th, 2020 5:00pm 10:00pm Sarasota County Fairgrounds & Robarts Arena Early Bird Priced Tickets On Sale for only $47. (until ...

4th Annual Everything Buffalo Party - Sarasota 2020

Sat, Mar 7

Asolo Rep's Annual Gala 2020: A Bollywood Ball

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 2020: A Bollywood Ball

Wed, Mar 18

Wine & Design: A Surreal Fantasy

Join us for Wine & Design floral design workshops, a hand's on date for you and your friends. Learn how to design gorgeous, custom flower arrangements as we partner with local floral gurus and a ...

Wine & Design: A Surreal Fantasy