Sarasota Weekend of April 9th to the 11th

If you’re searching for some relaxing and fun things to do this weekend in Sarasota, you’ve come to the right place! With the warm weather and the longer daylight hours finally upon us, there is no shortage of events to enjoy and places to visit in this beautiful city, for you and your special someone or for the whole family to enjoy.

As always, check ahead for unexpected closures, as some events are still shut down due to concerns over COVID-19. You’ll also want to bring masks for everyone in the family especially for indoor events, to ensure your safety and so that you don’t get turned away at the door. When enjoying outdoor fun, don’t forget all your other safety gear as well, including bike helmets, sunscreen, and plenty of water, so nothing detracts from enjoying these upcoming events in Sarasota.

Saturday and Sunday, April 10th and 11th – St. Armand’s Circle Art Festival

The St. Armand’s Circle Art Festival features a range of gallery style booths showcasing a wide variety of art from local artisans. Along with décor for your home, you can often find handmade and handcrafted apparel, jewelry, and life-sized sculptures!

Anyone searching for artsy Sarasota events in 2021 will not want to miss this festival, rescheduled from its original January date. The festival is in St. Armand’s Circle mall, and runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. For more information including a map to the event, visit their Facebook events page and their events calendar:

Saturday, April 10th – Yoga at Crowley Museum

There is no better way to start your weekend than with a Saturday morning yoga routine! With the lockdowns of 2020 now behind us, it’s time to get out and get some exercise and refresh your fitness routine, and many weekend events in 2021 offer a chance to do just that.

Held at the Crowley Museum and Nature Center and starting at 10:30 a.m., this yoga class is easy to follow for anyone no matter your fitness levels. Admission is just $16, and guests are asked to bring their own mat and blocks. Instruction includes purposeful breathing and focus, as well as simple poses. To find out more or preregister, check out their Facebook events page:

Friday, April 9th through Sunday, April 11th – Sarasota Bradenton Spring Home Show

If you realize after the 2020 lockdowns that your home needs a bit of sprucing up, you don’t want to miss the Sarasota Bradenton Spring Home Show this weekend! Whether it’s a complete bathroom renovation or a new patio space your home needs, you’re sure to find lots of ideas and inspiration as well materials and suppliers at this timely event.

Of all the home related upcoming events in Sarasota, this one is not to be missed! Here you can talk to suppliers and compare prices and even ask for show discounts on materials. Service providers will also be on hand so you can discuss pricing for interior and exterior renovation work, and get inspired for your home renovation needs.

The home show is held at the Robarts Arena at the Sarasota Fairgrounds, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. To find out more, visit their website:

Saturday and Sunday, April 10th and 11th – Sailfest 2021

Sarasota Youth Sailing, or SYS, offers sailing instruction to youngsters and puts on an annual regatta, or boat races, for students and other participants every year. The regatta is an excellent weekend event in 2021 for anyone who loves sailing or racing, or both, or who just wants to get outside and watch the kids compete!

Held at Sarasota Bay, the sport should see some 200 participants this year. To find out more, visit their website:

Saturday, April 10th – Starlight Movie Night, “Bad News Bears”

If you’re ready to enjoy watching a movie once again but aren’t quite ready to hit the theater, check out the Starlight Movie Night showing of “Bad News Bears,” this Saturday the 10th at the Manatee Performing Arts Center. This 1976 classic film will be shown outdoors, allowing guests to sit in the fresh air or comfort of their cars and enjoy the movie while staying safe.

The movie starts at 7:15 p.m. and runs for 2 hours and 30 minutes. If you plan on sitting outside, bring your own chairs or blankets. The movie is free and there will also be some giveaways to enjoy for you and the family. If you’re looking for things to do in Sarasota with the kids, be sure to check it out! Their Facebook events page has more information:

Saturday, April 10th – Food Truck Rally

Another great idea for things to do in Sarasota with the kids is the Food Truck Rally, scheduled for Saturday the 10th starting at 5 p.m. and running until 10 p.m. This rally is held outside the Big Top Brewing Company on Porter Way in Sarasota, and is free to attend.

Sometimes called the greatest food truck rally on earth, you can enjoy some freshly made cuisine from a wide variety of food trucks, including authentic Cuban fair, gumbo and other seafood, and much more. Whatever your appetite demands, you’re sure to find a food truck with your favorite! To find out more, visit their Facebook page:

Through Sunday the 11th: Bradenton Fair

If you’re looking for fun for the whole family, you can’t go wrong with the Bradenton Fair, which began in March and runs through Sunday the 11th. The fair offers a variety of rides and games as well as food vendors and much more.

Fair hours are 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays and 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. on weekends. The fair is held in the Desoto Mall parking lot and you can buy armbands for unlimited rides. To find out pricing and other important information, visit their website:

Hopefully you’ve found some great upcoming events in Sarasota to enjoy from this list. If so, be sure to share it with family and friends! Remember that you can also get out and enjoy the beautiful Sarasota beach or any one of the state’s many biking paths that run through the city, if you’re looking for something a bit more quiet. As always, come back next week for even more great events, and we hope you enjoy this weekend no matter your plans!