Sarasota Weekend of October 1st to October 3rd

Residents and visitors alike are sure to appreciate the many upcoming events in Sarasota scheduled for this weekend! While it’s probably hard to believe that October is already upon us, the month brings with it cooler weather and lower humidity levels, making outdoor events more comfortable for everyone.

When choosing between the many great things to do this weekend in Sarasota, remember to bring masks for indoor events. It’s also still recommended that you practice social distancing even when outside, to keep you and your family safe. These simple precautions will ensure nothing detracts from enjoying any weekend events in 2021!

Friday, October 1st: SUP Yoga

Standup paddleboard or SUP Yoga is a great way to enjoy the open water and an easy yoga class as well. This class is held on Longboat Key, on your own paddleboard in the water!

Admission is $45, or $25 for students with their own boards. Arrive at 10:30 a.m. so you can get acquainted and check safety precautions before class begins. You can also enjoy some leisurely paddling after the class is concluded. To find out more and send in your RSVP, check out the Facebook events page at:

Saturday, October 2nd: Women’s March

The Women’s March is a public event held to show solidarity and support for reproductive rights across the country. This weekend’s march is being held in nearby Bradenton and is your chance to show support for women’s rights to choose everywhere. To find out more, visit the Facebook events page:

Saturday, October 2nd: Warriors on the Water Food Truck Rally

Warriors on the Water Food Truck Rally is your chance to help raise money for local veterans while also enjoying some great food and family-friendly events! The rally will feature a variety of food trucks as well as lawn games, local vendors, raffles, live music, and much more.

The food truck rally is a great choice if you need things to do in Sarasota with the kids or just want to enjoy some local eats and treats with a special someone! The event will be held in Phillipe Estate Park and runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information including a map to the event, visit the Facebook page at:

Saturday and Sunday, October 2nd and 3rd: Downtown Sarasota Craft Fair

If you’re searching for things to do in downtown Sarasota and also want to support local artisans, check out the craft fair being held this weekend! Hosted by American Craft Endeavors, this year’s fair will feature a variety of pottery, artwork, jewelry, clothes, and more.

The fair will also feature a Green Market showcasing locally grown plants and flowers, as well as homemade soaps, spices, and kettle corn. The fair runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days and is free to attend. Visit the Eventbrite page for more information:

Saturday and Sunday, October 2nd-3rd: Pumpkin Fest at Fruitville Grove (Runs through October 16th)

With Halloween right around the corner, it’s time to check out some local pumpkin patches and stock up on this year’s needed jack-o-lanterns! A pumpkin fest is also an excellent choice if you need more things to do in Sarasota with the kids, and this year’s event is sure to please.

Held at the Fruitville Grove Farm Market, you can stop by anytime from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. this Saturday and find all the pumpkins you need for the season. You can also enjoy some free crafts and other events you’re sure to love! Visit the Facebook events page for more information and a map to the farm:

Saturday, October 2nd: Sunrise Yoga

There is probably no better way to kick off the weekend than with sunrise yoga, which you can enjoy at the Sarasota Farmers Market this Saturday the 2nd, starting at 7 a.m. The class will feature gentle flow yoga, perfect for everyone no matter your fitness levels.

Hosted by Pineapple Yoga Studio and free to attend, participants are asked to bring their own mat, towel, water, and other accessories. The class should run about 45 minutes. To get directions and find out more, visit:

Saturday, October 2nd: Fall Festival

There are lots more things to do this weekend in Sarasota that let you support local businesses and individual vendors, including this year’s Fall Festival. This annual festival has grown so much over the years that the organizers actually needed to obtain a permit from the city to host it again, so you know you’re sure to find something you love at the event!

The Fall Festival is held at the Scavengers Marketplace in nearby Palmetto, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendors will be offering everything from vintage to shabby chic creations, and everything in between. Check out the Facebook events page for more information:

Saturday, October 2nd: 73 Degree Flea at Big Top Brewing

The 73 Degree Flea at Big Top Brewing is an excellent opportunity to support even more local vendors and artisans! The market will feature vendors showcasing handmade art, jewelry, and more. There will also be live music and food and brews from Big Top Brewing.

Big Top Brewing is on Cattlemen Drive and this weekend’s market is open from 3 to 8 p.m. If you need more information or want to browse Big Top Brewing’s menu and craft beer list, check out the Facebook events page:

Sunday, October 3rd: National Taco Day Block Party

While National Taco Day is technically observed on October 4th, this weekend you can celebrate early by checking out the city’s Taco Day Block Party on Sunday the 3rd! Held on Main Street in Sarasota from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., you can enjoy tacos from favorite local food trucks as well as live music and much more. For more information, visit:

That’s it for this week’s list of things to do this weekend in Sarasota, and hopefully, you found something that will keep you entertained and help get you out of the house for the start of the Fall season! Be sure to share this list with family and friends, and on social media. It’s also helpful to bookmark this page and come back every week, as there are always lots of great upcoming events in Sarasota we can share and that you’re sure to love.