While storms are predicted to move through the area this weekend, there is still no shortage of upcoming events in Sarasota you can enjoy, both indoors and out! The city and surrounding areas always offer lots of shows and live entertainment, as well as a variety of indoor and outdoor activities perfect for the entire family.
Check out this quick list of things to do this weekend in Sarasota and, as always, call ahead in case of unexpected closures or a sellout crowd. It’s also still recommended that you bring masks for everyone in the family, especially for indoor events, as some businesses still require them for admission. These simple steps will ensure your safety and that you can relax and enjoy all your great Sarasota events in 2021 and beyond.
Saturday, August 14th: A Tribute to Frank Sinatra
If you miss the sound of the legendary Frank Sinatra, now is your chance to experience his music live in concert! You can check out the amazing The Frank and Dean Experience, a beloved cover band tribute to Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, at the Sarasota Car Museum, this Saturday the 14th from 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Tickets are $22 and can be purchased in advance. Your first beverage is also included with your ticket, so you can relax and enjoy the show! To find out more including directions and how to purchase tickets, visit the Facebook events page:
Now thru Saturday, August 14th: Summer Circus Spectacular!
Showcasing some of the best circus acts from around the world, the Summer Circus Spectacular is a great event if you need things to do in Sarasota with kids, or if you’re just a kid at heart. Held at the historic Asolo Theater in Sarasota, the circus is already performing and will offer showtimes through this Saturday the 14th.
Ticket prices are $18 for adults and $12 for children 12 and younger. You can also purchase admission to the circus museum for an added $5. Showtimes vary, so to find one that works for you and purchase your tickets in advance, visit their website:
Saturday, August 14th: Kilt Night With Black Velvet Band
You don’t need to wait for St. Patrick’s Day to enjoy some rousing Irish troubadours! This Saturday the 14th, from 7 to 10 p.m., you can check out Kilt Night with Black Velvet Band and their Celtic music at Pub 32 in Sarasota.
Pub 32 offers authentic Irish fare in a laid-back atmosphere, with a full menu of great dinner and drink options you’re sure to love. To check out their menu and find out more about the band and event, visit their website:
Friday, August 13th: Amandah Jantzen
There are always lots of things to do in Sarasota at night, and this weekend is no exception! Friday, August 13th, from 6 to 9 p.m., you can check out jazz performer Amandah Jantzen at Amore Restaurant in Sarasota.
Jantzen, a native of San Francisco, has been singing professionally since the mid 1980s, so you know you’ll enjoy a professional show when she’s in town! For more information including directions to the show, check out:
Friday, August 13th: Bri Rivera
Bri Rivera is well known in the Sarasota area for her stunning vocals and musical performances. This Friday, August 13th, you can enjoy hearing her sing at Marina Jacks from 6 to 10 p.m.
Marina Jacks offers upscale, waterfront dining at affordable prices, making this weekend’s event an excellent opportunity for anyone looking for relaxing things to do this weekend in Sarasota. You can kick back, enjoy a fine meal and glass of wine, and savor Bri’s outstanding performance. For more information, visit their website:
Sunday, August 15th: Florida Sunday Ride
If you need some fitness related upcoming events in Sarasota, check out the Florida Sunday Ride, hosted by the First Responders Cycling Club. This ride covers some 32 miles of track throughout Sarasota and surrounding areas, giving you a great opportunity to stretch your legs and enjoy the time on your bike with fellow cycling enthusiasts.
The ride begins at 10 a.m. at the Sarasota Christian School parking lot in Sarasota. The route is mapped out as it’s intended as a “no drop,” meaning no scheduled breaks tour, allowing you to take whatever breaks are needed for yourself individually. Riders also need to be self-sufficient, with your own hydration, patching kits, etc. For more information, visit:
Saturday and Sunday, August 14th and 15th: Sarasota Gun Show
Held at the Sarasota Fairgrounds, this weekend’s gun show is an excellent chance for shooters of all walks of life to share their experiences, get some expert tips, and stock up on needed firearms. Doors open both days at 9 a.m. and close Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.
General admission is $10 with special discounts for veterans, seniors, and children under 16. For more information including closures due to COVID-19 and other restrictions, visit their website:
Saturday, August 14th: Sarasota Farmers Market
Located at Lemon Avenue and State Street in Sarasota, the Farmers Market offers an array of vendors you’re sure to love. You can pick up some farm fresh, locally grown produce as well as any number of homemade items including jams and jellies, pastries, artwork, jewelry, and more. The market opens at 7 a.m. and typically closes at 1 p.m.
Market organizers have required visitors to wear masks and might expect shutdowns due to COVID-19. To ensure the market is open before visiting and to find directions and other information, visit:
Hopefully this list of upcoming events in Sarasota gave you some ideas for your weekend fun. Remember to stay safe no matter your plans, and keep an eye on your valuables and of course your children! Practice safe social distancing as well, just as a precaution. You’ll then be sure to enjoy yourself and can come back next week for even more great ideas on how to enjoy weekend attractions in Sarasota and surrounding cities!