Sarasota Weekend of September 24th to 26th

Are you searching for some upcoming events in Sarasota you can enjoy this weekend? The city and surrounding areas are offering some amazing attractions you’re sure to love, for yourself and the entire family or just with someone special.

Check out this quick list of things to do this weekend in Sarasota that can help get you out of the house and enjoy the cooler weather and sunshine. Whatever your plans, remember to stay safe and keep your valuables nearby or locked away securely, so nothing detracts from your great weekend plans.

Saturday, September 25th: Mandala Dot Painting Class

Mandala means circle in Sanskrit, and circles are used in Eastern art to represent the universe. Mandala dot painting is also a fun and simple way to express some creativity, no matter the word’s meaning!

This Saturday, September 25th, you can learn mandala dot painting at CMF of Sarasota, starting at 1 p.m. All materials are supplied, and admission is just $30. You’re encouraged to respond early as the class is very limited! For more information, visit the Facebook events page:

Saturday, September 25th: Arts and Crafts and Antiques Fair

Held in nearby Bradenton, this weekend’s arts and crafts fair will offer a wide array of handmade arts and crafts as well as authentic sports memorabilia, artwork, and other antiques. The fair is hosted by Mixon Fruit Farms, so you’ll be able to enjoy some freshly squeezed juice and other foodstuffs while attending!

Mixon Fruit Farms is located on 27th Street in Bradenton, and the fair runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. To find out more including directions to the venue, check out their Facebook events page:

Saturday, September 25th: Venice Farmers Market

At the Venice City Hall this weekend, you can check out the Venice Farmers Market. At the market you’ll enjoy some fresh, homemade goods including giant pretzels and all sorts of breads and rolls. The market will also offer Florida mushrooms, kettle corn, roasted coffee, and cheeses.

You can also find lots of items for your bath and home at the market, including essential oils, handmade clothing, jewelry, artwork, and much more! Check out their Facebook events page for more info:

Saturday, September 25th: Bazaar Book Fair

If you love to read and also want to support local authors, this weekend’s book fair is a great opportunity to pick up some new titles. The fair will feature at least a dozen authors with published books for sale, including everything from romance to science fiction and everything in between!

The fair is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will be hosted by Apricot & Lime, at The Bazaar at Apricot & Lime. The event will be held in a large warehouse to accommodate social distancing, and it’s recommended you bring masks for everyone attending. To find out more, visit:

Saturday, September 25th: Music & Arts Festival

This Saturday, September 25th, you can enjoy some great local bands as well as browsing handmade work from local artisans at the Music & Arts Festival hosted by the Fabulous Arts Foundation. The festival, which runs from 2:30 to 10:30 p.m., will feature a full roster of local bands and singers while also hosting dozens of vendors!

Held in the Rosemary District on 10th Street, the festival is a queer+ friendly space. To find out more and get directions to the event, check out the Facebook page at:

Saturday, September 25th: Yoga By The Bay With Erin

If you need things to do this weekend in Sarasota that will get you moving and get you back into shape, check out Yoga By The Bay With Erin, Saturday the 25th from 9 to 10 a.m. This easy-to-follow class is a perfect choice for anyone no matter your fitness levels, and is sure to get the blood flowing and help you ease into your weekend.

The class is held at Bay Park Van Wezel, outdoors by the water weather permitting, offering a great view while you stretch! There is no admission price but participants must bring their own mat, towel, water, and other accessories. To find out more, visit:

Saturday, September 25th: Umbrella House Tour

Sarasota’s famed Umbrella House was once called, “One of the five most remarkable houses of the mid-twentieth century,” by Architectural Digest. The house is the result of Lido Shores developer Philip Hiss hiring famed architect Paul Rudolph in 1953 to design what he hoped would be one of the most iconic houses in the country.

The Umbrella House is a showcase of modern design, and you can check out its stunning architecture this Saturday from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $20 to $40 and are available in advance. For more information and to purchase your tickets online, visit:

Sunday, September 26th: Captain Curts

If you love rocking country tunes, you need to check out Captain Curts! This energetic local country band will be showing off their talents this Sunday the 26th at Siesta Key, from 6 to 10 p.m. To find out more, check out the Facebook events page:

Sunday, September 26th: Talk Like a Pirate Day!

If you need some things to do in Sarasota with kids, check out the annual Talk Like a Pirate Day, held this Sunday the 26th at The Children’s Garden and Art Center. The event runs from 10:30 a.m. to noon and will feature lots of pirate-themed activities, including a scavenger hunt and coloring table.

Attendees should consider bringing lunch so they can have a quick meal after the event and then spend some time exploring the garden. There are some admission prices for family members. To find out more visit their website at:

If you enjoyed this list of upcoming events in Sarasota, be sure to share it with friends and family! As always, consider bringing masks for everyone in the family and especially for indoor events. Come back next week to Sarasota Local Blogger for even more great events and things to enjoy in and around the beautiful city of Sarasota.