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 October 2018
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 October:
October 4th, 8-11pm, "Ringling Underground". Enjoy live music and art in the Museum of Art Courtyard 8:00pm -11:00pm. Featuring an eclectic mix of local and regional live music. An opportunity to see up and coming artists displaying their work in the Museum of Art Courtyard. Select galleries will be open until 11:00pm. Price $15, free to members and college students with I.D.The Ringling5401 Bay Shore RoadSarasota, Florida 34243For information: 941-358-3180.
October 5th, 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 StreetLakewood Ranch, Florida 34202.
October 5th-7th, 10am-5pm. "Gem, Jewelry and Bead Show". Held in the Art Deco designed Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, a historic Sarasota landmark. Admission $5.Sarasota Municipal Auditorium801 N. Tamiami TrailSarasota, Florida 34236941-954-4165.
October 6th and 7th, 10am-5pm. "Downtown Sarasota Craft Festival". Featuring jewelry, ceramics, photography, paintings, pottery, clothing and more. Free admission.Downtown Sarasota1 Central AvenueSarasota, Florida.
October 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, 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 StreetSarasota, Fl. 34236.
October 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, 2pm, "Ski-A-Rees Water Skiing Show”. Enjoy this FREE water ski show!1602 Ken Thompson PkwySarasota, FL 34236.
October 13th, “Sidewalk Astronomy”. Telescopes will be set up to view the stars. Free and open to the public. Starts at sunset and ends around 10 pm. (weather-permitting). This month's Sidewalk Astronomy location is Robinson Preserve in Bradenton, 10299 9th Avenue NW, Bradenton(Use the park entrance on 9th Avenue NW , just west of 99th Street West in Bradenton.)
October 13th, 10am-4pm, "Jaguar Concourse de Elegance". See the finest Jaguar automobiles from across the U.S., including vintage antiques, current classics, future models and competition-modified prototypes. 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 Armand's Park and Circle is located just over the John Ringling Bridge from downtown Sarasota.
October 14th, 7pm, "Lord of the Dance". Enjoy this classical tale portrayed in dance and music, featuring cutting edge technology in the presentation. Ticketed Event.Van Wezel Performing Arts Center777 N. Tamiami TrailSarasota, Florida 34236941-953-3368 for information.
October 14th, 21st, and 28th 1-3pm, "Garden Music Series". Taking place in the beautiful setting of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, a waterfront tropical paradise, this series of talented performers will entertain you. Oct. 14th features Oceans Eleven Big Band with Big Band and Swing music; Oct. 21st features Jake Simpson singing songs made famous by Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Journey and others. And Oct. 28th features Carole Bufford, presenting music of Cher, Simon and Garfunkle, the Beatles, and more. Free with admission to the gardens.Marie Selby Botanical Gardens900 S. Palm AvenueSarasota, Florida 34236941-366-5731.
October 19th, 8pm, "Kenny G" in concert. Award winning saxophonist. Ticketed event.Van Wezel Performing Arts Center777 N. Tamiami TrailSarasota, Florida 34236941-953-3368 for information.
October 20th, 10am-9pm, "Anna Maria Island Bayfest". Family friendly festival featuring arts and crafts, kid-zone, classic car show, plenty of food and drink available, and live music.Pine AvenueAnna Maria Island, Florida 34216.
October 20th and 21st, 10am-4pm, "St. Armands Boat Show". Latest models will be on display. St Armand's Circle, located just over the John Ringling Bridge from downtown Sarasota, is surrounded by great restaurants and shops and just a short stroll over to the beach.
October 21st, 8pm, "Bob Dylan and His Band" will perform a full evening of music for your delight. Ticketed event.Van Wezel Performing Arts Center777 N. Tamiami TrailSarasota, Florida 34236941-953-3368 for information.
October 27th-28th, 10am-8pm, "Sarasota Oktoberfest". Available will be typical Oktoberfest food and drink, including smoked sausages, roasted meats, sauerkraut, cabbage, and pretzels. Enjoy authentic German music and dancers, and a marketplace featuring arts, crafts, and produce.Downtown Sarasota33 S Gulf StreamSarasota, Fl. 34236Here are some links to great Sarasota attractions:Mote Marine Aquarium and LaboratorySarasota Jungle GardensVan Wezel Performing Arts CenterSarasota BalletAsolo Repertory TheaterMarie Selby GardensHistoric Spanish PointThe RinglingSt. Armands CircleSarasota Film Society
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