Do the “Donkey Dash”. Celebrate Cinco De Mayo “Siesta Key Style” with drink specials and events. The party is on May 5th from 4pm-midnight. Participating establishments include The Beach Club. The Cottage, and The Hub Baja Grill
Join the fun at Siesta Fiesta on Siesta Key, April 11-12 from 10am-5pm. Enjoy the sounds of local musicians while shopping at hundreds of booths and displays lining the main street of the village. There are artisans, craftsmen, jewelry makers, and sculptors, in addition to food and beverage vendors at this annual festival.
If you are looking for something fun and unusual to do over the weekend, check out Sarasota Ski-A-Rees. They perform Free Water Ski Shows every Sunday at 2 PM from February 1, 2015 to May 10, 2015. This talented group has an awesome 5 man jump team, barefoot acts, ballet lines, swivel skiing, 4 tier pyramids and more. New skiers showcase their accomplishments 30 minutes prior to the main show. Located behind Mote Marine Laboratory on City Island at 1602 Ken Thompson Parkway. Free Admission.
March is a great time to take in a Spring Training baseball game in Sarasota. Catch some of your favorite teams including the Baltimore Orioles, Tampa Bay Rays, Toronto Blue Jays, Minnesota Twins and more at the newly renovated Ed Smith Stadium. To get ticket information or to learn more about the Orioles Spring Training schedule log on to their website at www.orioles.com/spring.
Sarasota Masters Art Festival, Downtown Sarasota (Jan. 31st – Feb. 1st)
Palm Avenue, Downtown Sarasota (16 S. Palm Ave.
Sarasota, FL 34236) 239-293-9448
Each year on Palm Avenue, Sarasota gets to see the finest artists in the nation. There is always a great effort made by The Palm Avenue Merchants Association to promote the event and assistance and information is provided by the city.
Circus Sarasota Winter Show (Feb. 6th – Feb. 22nd)
The world’s most talented professional circus artists come together under the Big Top. Featuring King of the Highwire, Nik Wallenda. For more information visit http://circusarts.org/
Check out this YouTube video showing a beautiful time-lapse of the sunset at Siesta Key on January 22, 2015:
Siesta Key Valentine’s Day I Do’s
Couples can say “I do” again on the white sands of Siesta Key this Valentine’s Day. More than 300 couples took part in last year’s vow-renewal ceremony on Siesta Public Beach. The County has hosted the annual ceremony for many years, and the event continues to grow.
MUST REGISTER TODAY! Registration can be completed online at parksonline.scgov.net or by calling 941-861-9930. Registration ends Monday, Feb. 10
8th Annual Forks & Corks Food & Wine Festival
July 15th, 2014 – January 26th, 2015
Ringling Museum of Art Courtyard & Michael’s on East Ballroom
PO Box 32115 Sarasota, FL 34239
Hours: 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Admission: Half Day Session: $60 + service fees Full Day Session: $95 + service fees The Grand Tasting VIP Tickets : $250 + service fees The Grand Tasting General Admission Tickets: $95 + service fees
Indulge yourself in some of Sarasota’s most popular local restaurants while taste testing favorite craft beers and wines in this three-day “gastronomic Olympics”. The Forks and Corks University will be held at the Michael’s on East Ballroom following The Grand Tasting at the Ringling Museum of Art Courtyard. More information to come.