Mother’s Day Weekend in Sarasota: May 7th through The 9th

This weekend offers many great upcoming events in Sarasota, to enjoy by yourself or if you still need special plans for Mother’s Day! There are plenty of restaurants offering Mother’s Day brunch options on Sunday, as well as lots of festivals and other great options you’re sure to love.

Check out this quick list of things to do this weekend in Sarasota and, as always, check ahead for mask requirements or limited capacity restrictions. Stay safe whatever your plans, so nothing gets in the way of enjoying the beautiful city and all it has to offer this weekend!

Friday, May 7th: Sarasota Film Festival Friday Night Street Party

Whether you love film or are looking for things to do in downtown Sarasota with live music and some outdoor fun, check out the Sarasota Film Festival Friday Night Street Party, this Friday the 7th. The event will be hosted by Fred Schneider of the band The B-52s and will feature live music, food trucks, and lots of other vendors and attractions.

The party will be held on 4th Street and Central Avenue and begins at 7:30 p.m. For more information, check the website.

Friday, May 7th: World Cosmo Day

Check out “Sex in the Sota” at World Cosmo Day, a celebration of the classic cosmopolitan martini made famous on the show “Sex and the City.” This event, held at Pangea Alchemy Lab cocktail bar, will feature an eclectic mix of cosmopolitans for you to try, or you can have the bartender mix you something specific to your taste.

The event is free to attend and prices for cosmopolitans and other drinks will vary. The bar, which opens at 6:00 p.m., also features a full menu of delicious munchies to keep you full while you sample their drinks.  To find out more, visit their Facebook events page.

Saturday, May 8th: Goat Yoga

What better way to enjoy your yoga routine than when surrounded by playful goats? Held outdoors on the farm at Serenity Oaks Homestead, this gentle yoga routine is sure to get your body flexible and stretched, something needed after a long year of COVID-19 lockdowns!

The class begins at 10:30 a.m. and you are asked to bring your own mat, water, towel, sunscreen, and other accessories. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased in advance.

Saturday, May 8th: 42nd Street

If you love musicals and want to support art students, check out 42nd Street, being performed this weekend by students from The Music Compound. This classical musical features a full cast of singers and dancers, sure to keep you entertained!

There are two performances scheduled for this Saturday, including a matinee at 2 p.m. and an evening performance at 7 p.m. If you’re looking for upcoming events in Sarasota to plan with your theater loving mom, this show is sure to be a hit! Visit the Eventbrite website for tickets and more information.

Sunday, May 9th: Sarasota Jazz Festival

If you need budget-friendly things to do this weekend in Sarasota, you can’t go wrong with the free Sarasota Jazz Festival, this Sunday the 9th at Nathan Benderson Park. The concert is scheduled to run from 4 to 7 p.m., and does require you to obtain tickets in advance. To find out more, visit the website.

Mother’s Day Brunch Weekend Events 2021

Are you searching for some Mother’s Day brunch weekend events for 2021? There’s no better way to celebrate mom than by treating her a beautiful brunch or dinner on her special day! Check out some area restaurants offering brunch options you might enjoy with your mom this Sunday, May 9th. As always, visit their website for reservation information and be sure to plan ahead, as Mother’s Day options always book up quickly in Sarasota!

Publix Aprons Cooking School

No, you won’t be sending mom to school when you attend this great event! Publix Aprons is known for offering amazing demonstrations and menu items, prepared by their experienced chefs that let you follow along and enjoy the preparation process.

This weekend’s event, held at Publix Aprons Cooking School at University Walk in Sarasota, features a classic menu prepared in a relaxed environment that’s perfect for you and mom. Tickets are $50. To find out more, visit

The Capital Grille

If you want to have mom dine in style, check out The Capital Grille on University Town Centre Drive in Sarasota. For Mother’s Day, the restaurant will be opening early and offering their full dinner menu along with specialty brunch features meant just for mom! To reserve your table or to order ahead for takeout, visit


Known as one of the area’s prime steakhouses, Fleming’s is offering a Mother’s Day brunch this Sunday starting at 11 a.m. Prices are $80 each and the menu features a filet mignon paired with lobster or shrimp. To find out more or to reserve your table, visit

Michael’s on East

Michael’s on East is known for their stunning setting and amazing food options! This weekend you can order ahead to enjoy Mother’s Day at home, or treat your mom to a classic buffet. Michael’s will also feature an omelet and pancake station, so mom can get something made to order. After all, it is her special day! To find out more, visit their Mother’s Day page on their website, at

Hopefully, you’ve found some great suggestions for things to do this weekend in Sarasota and, if you found this list helpful, please share on social media and with family and friends. Stop back next weekend for even more great events you’re sure to enjoy in Sarasota and surrounding cities! Happy Mother’s Day!