Sarasota News and Events
Sarasota Annual Events
Sarasota County Fair (March): The annual fair features 4H and agricultural exhibits, live entertainment, midway rides and games, lots of food, and more.
Giving Hunger Blues (April): Providing opportunities to sample cuisines from Sarasota’s best restaurants, to let kids try different games, and to watch some different demos from local students, this annual food and music event is held in Sarasota’s Southside Village. Join in and help benefit local charities.
Sarasota Blues Festival (November): Celebrate a unique form of American music together with food. Nationally-recognized, top-name blues artists head to the area for a day full of great sounds.
Sarasota Christmas Boat Parade (December): Held in Sarasota Bay and features a competition of decorated power and sailboats in several classes. Some of the efforts are quite impressive with many involving thousands of lights. Best viewing from Bayfront Park in downtown Sarasota, FL.
Siesta Fiesta (April): Siesta Fiesta has been happening in the Village on Siesta Key for more than 30 years. The largest part of the event is the arts and craft vendors that line Beach Road in front of the many Siesta Key Village merchants.
Want to know what else is up and coming at Sarasota before the year ends and for next year? Just head to visitsarasota.com.
FamilyVacationCritic.com- Sarasota Family Vacations Article
Written by: Stephen Jermanok
Blessed with one of the sweetest stretches of white sand in the United States, Sarasota deserves its reputation as one of Florida's cherished getaways for snowbirds. Most families are content to whisk away their hours on the broad beach, which serves as a welcome-mat for the Gulf of Mexico waters. Yet, once you arrive at this relaxed seaside enclave in southwest Florida, you'll realize there's so much more for the entire family.
Sarasota is home to a slew of family-friendly attractions like the touch tank at Mote Aquarium, the aptly named science museum, G.WIZ, the flamingos at Sarasota Jungle Gardens, and shopping and dining at the boutique stores and restaurants at St. Armands Circle. Then there are the natural wonders like the orchids and a vast selection of palm trees found at Selby Gardens and the canopy walkway that rides atop the Everglades-like wilderness of Myakka River State Park.