With a backdrop of stunning beaches and Gulf sunsets, Sarasota & Her Islands offer a treasure trove of arts, heritage and nature-based attractions. Audiences flock to professional performances, while art and history buffs take a journey through time at fascinating museums and historical sights. Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy fishing and boating Sarasota Bay, as well as viewing wildlife at one of Florida's largest state parks.
The Sarasota Open is the premiere professional tennis event in Southwest Florida attracting some of the top names on the ATP Tour. 2014 will be the 7th year of the Sarasota Open hosted at the majestic Longboat Key Club and Resort. We hope to see you at the event this year which looks to be our finest ever.
The Suncoast BBQ Bash is an annual fundraiser on the Suncoast Foundation for Handicapped Children, Inc. (SFHC). This year, the festival is host to the 2014 state championships, and will also feature 2014 Grammy nominated musicians, the Boxcars, among other critically-acclaimed bluegrass bands.
Enjoy world-class barbecue, an afternoon of bluegrass, craft beers and much more. The Suncoast BBQ Bash will include family-friendly activities such as a kid's park, outdoor living exhibits, community corner and more! And finally don't miss more fun events such as the kick-off party, a sporting clays contest, a cornhole tournament, a dessert
bake-off, and a chili cook-off.
The event is free and parking is free. Check out www.suncoastbbqbash.com for more information.
This four day festival will include live music during the Opening Night and Closing Night performances! 11 Ashton Ballets will be presented, along with four Lectures and Demonstrations with leading dance professionals & four Film series featuring performances and documentaries!
For three weeks each June, internationally recognized guest artists and student musicians come together in Florida to study and perform chamber music. The Sarasota Music Festival is a magical combination of youthful promise and acclaimed talent that carries a reputation as one of the finest classical-music events in the nation.
We're known for having the #1 beach in the USA but we also have the highest concentrations of Zagat®-rated restaurants in Florida. You knew that already? Well, did you know you can plan a culinary adventure around our award-winning eateries without breaking the bank? That's right, during Savor Sarasota—you can enjoy 3-course meals from our famed eateries for just $15 per person for lunch and $29 per person for dinner. And with a spread from Peruvian to French and every flavor in between, you'll taste your way around the world in no time.
Foodies, start your appetites!
World Oceans Day Family Festival. Celebrate our world ocean with a day of games and crafts focused on green practices, marine science and conservation by Mote and other local organizations. Free with regular admission to The Aquarium at Mote Marine Laboratory.
The Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix returns for its 30th year in Sarasota, Florida. The event kicks off with a golf classic, followed by a classic car show, a Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament, and several more events leading up to the Festival Parade of Boats and finally the annual Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix Boat Race.