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Events Happening Near Siesta Key

Interested in learning what festivals, shows, and events are taking place in Sarasota nearby Siesta Key? You came to the right place to read up on local area information. Check out fun entertainment with a range of interests to fit a romantic getaway or family retreat to the beach.

12/14 - 12/14

Sandy Claws Beach Run

Location: Siesta Beach Park, 948 Beach Road, Siesta Key, FL.  ● Start Date: 12/14/2019 7:00 am ● End Date: 12/14/2019 11:00 am ●
Run, Forrest, Run! Siesta Key Beach, the #1 Beach in the USA, plays host to the 43rd Annual Sandy Claws Beach Run. The run kicks off on the beach.7 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. Fun run start, 8:20 a.m. 5K run start.Participate in this... Learn more

12/14 - 12/14

52nd Annual Show Folks Circus

Location: Robarts Arena, 3000 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, FL.  ● Start Date: 12/14/2019 2:00 pm ● End Date: 12/14/2019 10:00 pm ●
The 52nd Annual Show Folks Circus takes the center stage with 2 shows featuring animals, acrobats, jugglers, clowns and more plus a play zone for the kids which will feature rides, face painting and more an hour before each show.... Learn more

12/14 - 12/14

Annual Sarasota Christmas Boat Parade of Lights

Location: City Island ● Start Date: 12/14/2019 6:00 pm ● End Date: 12/14/2019 9:00 pm ●
The Annual Sarasota Christmas Boat Parade of Lights is another popular “must do” on my Escape to Sarasota December Sarasota Events page. The crowd-pleasing parade was started in 1986 and usually takes place the second Saturday evening of December, starting around 6... Learn more

12/14 - 12/15

Deck the Halls! A Holly Jolly Holiday

Location: Bowne’s Lab Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre, 1241 N Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL ● Start Date: 12/14/2019 5:00 pm ● End Date: 12/15/2019 7:00 pm ●
Florida Studio Theatre (FST) presents Deck the Halls! A Holly Jolly Holiday, an all-new musical celebration of everything that makes the holidays in Sarasota special. Families join five magical elves on a musical adventure as they celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah in true... Learn more

12/15 - 12/15

Music of the Season and The 28th Annual First Church Christmas Gala and Carol Sing

Location: First United Methodist Church, 104 S. Pineapple Ave, downtown Sarasota, FL ● Start Date: 12/15/2019 7:00 pm ● End Date: 12/15/2019 9:00 pm ●
Enjoy the Music of the Season and The 28th Annual First Church Christmas Gala and Carol Sing. The 2019 edition of the much-anticipated Christmas concert features The Michael Treni Big Band, the First Church Singers, and organist Michael Stuart playing First Church’s impressive... Learn more

12/19 - 12/19

Deck the Halls at Ca’ d’Zan

Location: Ringling Museum, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota. ● Start Date: 12/19/2019 5:00 pm ● End Date: 12/19/2019 8:00 pm ●
It’s your chance to enjoy “Deck the Halls at Ca’ d’Zan” on the grounds of the Ringling Museum. The mansion is all decked out for the holiday season including a 10′ tall tree during extended hours. 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.... Learn more

12/19 - 12/22

A Classic Crosley Christmas: A Timeless Holiday

Location: Crosley Estate, 8374 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL. ● Start Date: 12/19/2019 2:00 pm ● End Date: 12/22/2019 7:00 pm ●
Enjoy A Classic Croslet Christmas: A Timeless Holiday. The magic of the season brings kindness and light to Bradenton. For one enchanting evening, three generations of believers find their way to the Crosley Mansion. Join Gwendolyn and Powel Crosley for... Learn more

12/20 - 12/22

Country Christmas at Hunsader Farms

Location: Hunsader Farms, 5500 C.R. 675, Bradenton, FL. ● Start Date: 12/20/2019 6:00 pm ● End Date: 12/22/2019 10:00 pm ●
 Experience a Country Christmas at Hunsader Farms complete with hayrides, kiddie train rides, a petting zoo, Christmas village, pictures with Santa, outdoor Christmas movies on a big screen and more than 300,000 twinkling Christmas lights. There will also be kids games,... Learn more

12/21 - 12/21

Breakfast with Santa!

Location: Newtown Estates Park, 2800 Newtown Blvd, Sarasota ● Start Date: 12/21/2019 10:00 am ● End Date: 12/21/2019 12:00 pm ●
It’s breakfast with Santa! It’s for kids up to age 12 to enjoy breakfast with Mr. Claus and receive a free gift, too. 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.. Free. (Gift donations accepted). Learn more

12/23 - 12/23

Christmas Carols and Story Time On The Beach

Location: Siesta Key Beach, 946 Beach Rd, Siesta Key, FL ● Start Date: 12/23/2019 5:00 pm ● End Date: 12/23/2019 6:00 pm ●
Come sing Christmas carols and hear the Christ child’s birth story on the beach as the sun goes down over the water. Bring your chairs, your blankets for a casual and contemporary early Christmas service hosted by Church of the... Learn more

12/25 - 12/25

Pinecraft Christmas Parade

Location: Bahia Vista Avenue and Beneva Road in Sarasota ● Start Date: 12/25/2019 1:00 pm ● End Date: 12/25/2019 4:00 pm ●
The annual Pinecraft Christmas Parade usually draws over 1,000 spectators to this Sarasota Amish and Mennonite Community for the parade, traditionally held on Christmas afternoon, winding through the neighborhood streets. Started by local resident Mike Miller in 1999, it’s the biggest event... Learn more

12/26 - 12/27

Siesta Key “Santa Stumble” Pub Crawl

Location: Siesta Key Village ● Start Date: 12/26/2019 9:00 pm ● End Date: 12/27/2019 2:00 am ●
It’s the Siesta Key “Santa Stumble” Pub Crawl hosted by the Block that Roxx in Siesta Key Village from 9 p.m. – close (SKOB, Gilligan’s Island Bar, Daiquiri Deck and 3.14 Pi.). Additional details pending. Siesta Key Village, Siesta Key, Learn more

12/26 - 12/30

Selby Gardens 16th annual “Lights in Bloom”

Location: 811 South Palm Avenue, Sarasota, FL.  ● Start Date: 12/26/2019 6:00 pm ● End Date: 12/30/2019 9:00 pm ●
More than a million lights shine and twinkle brightly during the Selby Gardens 16th annual “Lights in Bloom” celebration where you can explore and view life-size garden-themed holiday lights that transform the gardens into a tropical wonderland. The tropical holiday paradise... Learn more

12/31 - 01/01

New Year’s Eve at Selby Gardens

Location: Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 900 S. Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL.  ● Start Date: 12/31/2019 8:00 pm ● End Date: 01/01/2020 1:00 am ●
It’s New Years Eve at Selby Gardens. Enjoy what’s being billed as “Sarasota’s most sophisticated and diverse New Year’s Eve experience:” a black-tie event featuring a private journey through tropical holiday light displays, passed hors d’oeuvres, a seated four course dinner,special performances... Learn more

12/31 - 01/01

Annual Fireworks on the Bay hosted by Marina Jack

Location: Marina Jack, 2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota, FL ● Start Date: 12/31/2019 11:00 am ● End Date: 01/01/2020 12:00 am ●
It’s the 9th Annual Fireworks on the Bay hosted by Marina Jack. Dramatic Fireworks Show traditionally at midnight and live music along with special dinner and entertainment packages available for purchase throughout the day and evening. Viewing is free from anywhere downtown... Learn more


Dig The Beach- Siesta Key Volley Ball

Location: Siesta Key public beach volleyball courts. 948 Beach Rd, Siesta Key, FL ●
Can you dig it? It’s the Dig The Beach- Siesta Key Volley Ball bouncing in for the weekend. It’s fun in the sun and sand with check in at 7:00 a.m. and competition starting at 8:00 a.m. You’re sure to see some... Learn more


Dub Fest 2019 Craft Beer & Music Festival

Location: Sarasota County Fairgounds Concert Field, 3000 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL.    ●
Celebrating J. Dub’s Brewing Company’s 5th anniversary. Saturday’s 1 p.m. – 10 p.m. music line up: Ship of Fools, Wild Root, SOWFLO, Reverend Barry & The Funk, Bob Marley Tribute, Less Than Jake, Sunday’s 1 p.m. – 8 p.m. music... Learn more


Art Walks on Palm Avenue

First Friday of each Month 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Palm Avenue hosts a monthly Art Walk. Browse the fine art galleries, jewelers, and restaurants of Palm Avenue while enjoying dancing, live music, and refreshments. This has been one of... Learn more


Phillippi Farmhouse Market

Features locally grown fruits and vegetables, including local USDA organic produce and hydroponics There are also plants, herbs, hanging basket, shrubs, and cut flowers for sale along with a wide variety of locally naked goods, delicious barbecue, plenty of food... Learn more


Kids Summer Beach Runs

Every Tuesday and Wednesday through August 8th Registration starts at 5:30 p.m., races start at 6:30 p.m. The Kids Summer Beach Runs are 1-mile beach runs held every Tuesday on Siesta Beach near the pavilion Learn more


Free Yoga On Siesta Key Beach

Bring your own mat and water to the Siesta Beach main entrance and join us for a mindful morning Monday – Wednesday – Friday – Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Learn more


Siesta Key Farmers Market

Location: 5124 Ocean Blvd, Davidsons’s Plaza. ●
Every Sunday from 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.   Learn more

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