Spring is definitely in the air, which means there is no shortage of upcoming events in Sarasota and surrounding cities this weekend. Whether you’re still staying indoors or are ready to get out and enjoy some sunshine and fresh air, you’re sure to find lots of things to do this weekend in Sarasota, by yourself or with everyone in the family.
After scrolling through this quick list, ensure you call or otherwise check ahead in case of restrictions due to COVID-19 or weather-related closures, and especially if you notice the weather changing dramatically as the weekend approaches! As always, bring masks for everyone for indoor events in particular and practice all safety guidelines, so nothing gets in the way of enjoying any of these upcoming events in Sarasota.
March 5th-7th: Nik Wallenda’s Daredevil Rally
Back by popular demand, the Nik Wallenda Daredevil Rally will be held at Nathan Benderson Park this weekend. The rally features lots of acrobatic shows including high wire acts, motorcycle stunts, and much more. This year you can enjoy the rally from the safety and comfort of your car or bring lawn chairs for outdoor seating.
Friday’s rally starts at 5:00 p.m. while Saturday and Sunday offer two shows each, at 1:00 p.m. and again at 5:00 p.m. For more information including how to get tickets, visit their Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/243608340583486/ or their website at https://daredevilrally.com/.
March 5th-7th: PREVAIL: A Contemporary Circus Benefit Show
If you’re looking for things to do this weekend in Sarasota with the whole family, check out PREVAIL: A Contemporary Circus Benefit Show, a demonstration of circus arts featuring artists from Cirque du Soleil and The Circus Arts Conservatory (CAC). This special show benefits performers affected by COVID-19 shutdowns, displaying talent you won’t find anywhere else!
This year’s show, held at CAC in Sarasota, starts Friday at 7:00 p.m. and then offers shows at both 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For directions, tickets, and COVID-19 restrictions, visit their Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/254395122886256/.
March 6th-7th: Sarasota Fine Art Festival
Whether you’re a collector or just want something to spruce up your home or office, the Sarasota Fine Art Festival is the place to be! Of all weekend events in 2021, this is the one that all art lovers need to put on their calendar, whether you love photography, oil paintings, jewelry, or any other art form.
Admission is free and hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Masks are required for all attendees and booths will be spread out for better social distancing, so wear comfortable shoes and plan on spending some added time browsing the exhibits. For more information, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/8th-annual-sarasota-spring-fine-art-festival-tickets-142104044021.
March 6th: Preserve Paddle Yoga
What better way to combine two amazing outdoor opportunities than to follow a yoga class while on a paddleboard! Being on a paddleboard allows you to improve your balance and coordination while also offering stunning views of the water during your yoga routine.
Class organizers ask that you sign up beforehand; if you must register at the door, be sure to call ahead to see if they still have an opening! To find out more, visit https://stayhappening.com/e/preserve-paddle-yoga-E2ISTFN2GAV.
March 6th: Beginner Birding with Bob Clark
If you’ve always wanted to know more about birds but weren’t sure where to start, check out Beginning Birding With Bob Clark, Saturday the 6th at 9:00 a.m. This introductory course offers vital information on bird books you might browse, how to spot various bird species and where to find them, and much more!
Bring your own binoculars if you have them as well as sunscreen, comfortable outdoor clothing, water, and durable walking shoes, as the class will include a nice tour around the Venice Rookery grounds. To find out more, visit https://local.aarp.org/event/beginning-birding-with-bob-clark-2021-03-06-venice-fl.html.
March 6th: Sunshine Classic Kickball Tournament
For those looking to get some exercise, the Sunshine Classic Kickball Tournament is an excellent choice of upcoming events in Sarasota! This tournament provides 3 games per team with playoff advancement. Each game includes referees, equipment, prizes, and much more, so get your tickets early and get your spot on a team today.
The tournament begins at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday. To find out more, visit their Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/686187248730350.
March 7th: Gospel Brunch with Truality at the Blue Rooster
Gospel Brunch with Truality at the Blue Rooster is an excellent thing to do this weekend in Sarasota if you love live gospel music! This brunch features a plated meal and plenty of gospel music performed by Truality. There is a $5 cover charge and the event is for adults only.
The event starts at 11:00 a.m. and runs to 2:30 p.m. If you need directions to the Blue Rooster or want to find out what’s on the brunch menu, visit their website at https://blueroostersrq.com/event/gospel-brunch-with-truality-20.
March 7th: Siesta Key Farmer’s Market in the Village
Held in the Siesta Key Village every Sunday, the farmer’s market is an excellent spot for anyone wanting to stock up on fresh produce as well as handmade and homemade goods. The market also features lots of vendors offering freshly made items including vegan smoothies, lunch items, honey, and much more.
The market opens on Sunday at 8:00 a.m. and closes at noon. There is always a lot to see and do at the market, so dress comfortably for the outdoor environment and get ready to shop! To find out more, visit their website at http://siestakeyfarmersmarket.org.
Hopefully, you enjoyed this shortlist of upcoming events in Sarasota you might check out this weekend. As always, you can also visit Lido Beach or Siesta Key Beach and catch some sun or take a swim if the weather allows. There are also lots of museums open in Sarasota year-round if you want to stay indoors or get a better feel for the city and all it has to offer. If you found this list useful, please feel free to share it with family and friends or on social media, and come back next week for even more great things to do in the beautiful city of Sarasota.