As always, there are some great upcoming events in Sarasota you might enjoy this weekend, whether you’re with the family or just friends. This weekend’s events include lots of great dining opportunities as well as a few outdoor attractions, to take advantage of the warm weather that’s already settled in the area!
When heading out, it’s still advised that you check or call ahead in case of lingering COVID-19 closures, limited capacity restrictions, and other unforeseen occurrences. These few simple steps will ensure you enjoy this list of things to do this weekend in Sarasota and that nothing detracts from the fun!
Friday May 21st through Sunday May 23rd: Sarasota Seafood and Music Festival
There’s no better way to enjoy the great outdoors than with seafood and live music, and you can enjoy both this weekend at the 6th annual Sarasota Seafood and Music Festival, held at JD Hamel Park. Admission to the park is free and there will be lots of live bands as well as onsite cooks preparing fresh seafood and side dishes for you to purchase and enjoy.
The festival will also feature a separate marketplace with vendors showcasing handmade jewelry and other items. There will also be a local onsite chapter of the Humane Society, so you can even find a four-legged friend to take home! For more information, check out their website at:
Saturday May 22nd: Puppy Pals Show
If you love animals, the Puppy Pals Show is a must-see event! This show features adopted and rescued dogs performing lots of stunts and tricks that are as comical as they amazing. You can’t get enough things to do in Sarasota with kids and this show is sure to please no matter their ages. For more information, visit:
Saturday May 22nd: Rock Around the Tiki Hut
If you’re in the mood to go dancing this weekend, why not head outdoors and enjoy yourself at a tiki hut while rocking to the best? This Saturday you can join your friends and family at Rock Around the Tiki Hut, an outdoor musical event at the Bahi Hut Cocktail Lounge in Sarasota.
Music is provided by Russell Jennings and it’s a great chance to bang on the bongo drums and enjoy your favorite cocktail with friends. Check out their website for more information:
Saturday, May 22nd: Sip & Strut Fashion Show
If you enjoy glamor, fashion, and champagne, this is the show for you! The Sip & Strut Fashion Show will feature a wide range of fashion designs and some special treats for those who choose VIP tickets versus standard admission, including swag bags and specialty craft cocktails.
The weekend’s event is being held at Fixxation Boutique in Sarasota, and doors open at 11 a.m. with the show starting at 1 p.m. For added information or to purchase your tickets in advance, visit:
Friday May 21st through Sunday May 23rd: Three Pianos
Fans of Billy Joel, Elton John, and other great pianists will not want to miss Three Pianos, this Friday the 21st at the Florida Studio Theatre. The concert will feature covers of keyboard-heavy titles such as Crocodile Rock, Just the Way You Are, and much more.
There are various showtimes throughout the weekend from which to choose, including matinees on both Saturday and Sunday. Ticket prices start at $25. For more information including directions and to purchase your tickets in advance, visit:
Saturday May 22nd: Family Fun Day
There are lots more things to do in Sarasota with kids this weekend, including Saturday’s Family Fun Day, hosted by Fellowship of Believers Church. The day’s activities include corn hole tournaments, pie eating contests, and much more.
Events start at 10 a.m. and will close up at 4 p.m. You’re invited to bring your own chair and water shooters for the kids! For more information, visit:
Saturday May 22nd: Siesta Key Rum Tour
If you’ve always wondered how rum is made, or just want to join the tour for some fun and a bit of sampling, check out the Siesta Key Rum Tour at Drum Circle Distillery! This tour will feature a quick lesson on how rum is made, from mashing to fermentation and distillation, and a bit of information about barrel aging as well.
The tour starts at 11 a.m. and you’re invited to show up a few minutes early for some free samples if you like! For directions to Drum Circle Distillery and to find out more about the tour, visit:
Sunday May 23rd: Aladdin
If you’re looking for artsy things to do this weekend in Sarasota, the School of Russian Ballet will be putting on a performance of Aladdin at the Sarasota Opera House, on Sunday the 23rd. Featuring original music and choreography, this is an excellent choice if you also need some things to do in Sarasota with kids! For performance times and tickets, visit:
Hopefully this quick list of things to do this weekend in Sarasota was helpful and you find some great options for your calendar. Remember to share with your friends and family, and come back next week for even more fun and exciting events, concerts, tours, and classes you’re sure to love in and around Sarasota!