Sarasota offers its visitors and residents a variety of recreational and cultural opportunities. The beautiful beaches, like Siesta Key Beach and Longboat Key Beach, the breathtaking sunsets,
Sarasota Events And Happenings For January 2019
Sarasota offers its visitors and residents a variety of recreational and cultural opportunities. The beautiful beaches, like Siesta Key Beach and Longboat Key Beach, the breathtaking sunsets, amazing flora and wildlife are a perfect backdrop to a day or evening of enjoyment. Take in the open air venues such as the downtown market and informal concerts. Enjoy a volleyball competition on the beach, or cheer from courtside at a championship tennis match on Longboat Key. Or perhaps an evening enjoying a concert at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center then strolling downtown to one of the many fine restaurants to top off your night is more your style. The Sarasota Opera House and the Apollo Repertory Theater continuously delight audiences with spectacular performances. World renowned St. Armands Circle is just over the Ringling Bridge and boasts superb indoor and outdoor dining and shopping venues. There is always something going on! There is truly something for everyone in Sarasota! Here are just some of the events to take in during the month of January:
January 2nd, 7pm, "Salute to Vienna New Year's Concert". "This holiday season, the spirited romance of operetta, the glamour of ballroom dance, and the delicate beauty of ballet will waltz you into a triumphant New Year. A Sarasota tradition for 23 years, this charming celebration blends acclaimed European singers and dancers with full symphony orchestra for a rich cultural experience that will leave your toes tapping." Ticketed Event.
Van Wezel Performing Arts Center
777 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, Florida 34236
941-953-3368 for information
Van Wezel Website
January 4th, 6-9pm, “Music on Main". Free event. There are food and drink vendors. Come and enjoy live music for a great time on charming Main Street in Lakewood Ranch! Bring a chair. Dogs welcome but must be on leash. No coolers.
8131 Lakewood Main Street
Lakewood Ranch, Florida 34202
January 5th and 6th, 9am to 5pm. "Sarasota Orchid Show and Sale". Beautiful orchids will be on display and will be judged for awards. A variety of orchid hybrids and species will be available for purchase from expert orchid growers.
Sarasota Municipal Auditorium
801 N Tamiami Trail
January 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, 7am-1pm, "Downtown Sarasota Farmers Market". State Street and N. Lemon Avenue. Downtown Sarasota. Local produce, plants, prepared foods, artisans. Enjoy more than 70 vendors! Rain or shine.
1420 State Street
Sarasota, Fl. 34236
January 10th, 1-3pm. "Bromeliad Tree Sale" at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. More than 600 bromeliad plants that made up the Bromeliad Tree will be available for sale. Bring your own wagon or cart for your purchases.
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
900 S. Palm Avenue
January 11th-13th, 10am-5pm, "Gem, Jewelry and Bead Show". Held in the Art Deco designed Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, a historic Sarasota landmark. Admission $5.
801 N. Tamiami Trail
January 12th, "Sidewalk Astronomy". Telescopes will be set up to view the stars. Free and open to the public. Starts at sunset and ends around 10pm (weather permitting). This month's Sidewalk Astronomy location is Robinson Preserve, 10299 9th Avenue NW, Bradenton
(Use the park entrance on 9th Avenue NW , just west of 99th Street West in Bradenton.)
January 12th and 13th, 10am-5pm, "Sarasota Winter Fine Art Festival". Free Admission. Beautiful original handmade art including works in painting, sculpture, jewelry, photography, glass, ceramics, fiber and wearable art, mixed-media, woodworking and more.
Downtown Sarasota beginning at Cocoanut Avenue and Gulfstream.
January 13th, 7pm, "Air Supply" in concert. Performing hits like "Lost in Love", "Making Love Out of Nothing At All" and more, this is sure to be a great night of entertainment! Ticketed event.
Van Wezel Website
January 15th, 8pm, "The Righteous Brothers" in concert. Singing their popular "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling" and many more. Ticketed event.
Van Wezel Website
January 21st, 6pm, "Ringling By the Bay". Live music and dancing. Food and beverages available for purchase on the bayfront. Music by "Big Z Band". Admission $15, $5 for members. Very popular event. It is recommended to purchase tickets early.
5401 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, Florida 34243
January 26th and 27th, 10am-5pm. "St. Armands Winter Art Festival". Over 175 artists and craftsman display their original artwork. Pottery, Oils, watercolors, ceramics, jewelry, and sculpture.
St. Armand's Park is surrounded by great restaurants and shops and just a short stroll over to the beach--make it a day of fun!
St. Armands Circle, just over the John Ringling Bridge from downtown Sarasota
January 28th, 8pm, "Tony Orlando" in concert. Enjoy hearing Tony's popular hits “Tie A Yellow Ribbon ‘Round The Ole Oak Tree,” “Knock Three Times,” “Candida,” “My Sweet Gypsy Rose” and “He Don’t Love You (Like I Love You).” Ticketed event.
Van Wezel Website
Here are some links to great Sarasota attractions:
href="http://www.vanwezel.org/">Van Wezel Performing Arts Center
Asolo Repertory Theater
Marie Selby Gardens
Historic Spanish Point
St. Armands Circle
Sarasota Film Society
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