Despite the shorter daylight hours, there are still lots of great upcoming events in Sarasota you can enjoy this weekend! While November might mean less sunlight throughout the day, it also means cooler weather that allows you to get outside and enjoy some amazing area attractions.
When browsing this list of Sarasota events for 2021, be sure to call ahead or check a website before stepping out. Some events and especially indoor venues are still limiting ticket sales or admission, or other such precautions. Masks are also still recommended, so nothing gets in the way of enjoying all the great things to do this weekend in Sarasota!
Friday-Sunday, November 12th-14th: Siesta Key Sand Sculpting Festival
This weekend you can enjoy the creations of 24 amazingly talented sand sculpting pros, all of whom are eager to showcase their extraordinary creations on Siesta Key Beach! This festival features timed competitions and lots of prize money, so you know the participants will be at the top of their game.
The event also features sand sculpting demonstrations and lessons, live music, food trailers, and a barefoot beach bar party tent. You can relax with a cold drink or join in the voting throughout the weekend, ensuring a great time for everyone! There is an admission price and ticket prices do vary, so visit the Facebook events page for more information and a link to purchase tickets in advance:
Friday-Sunday, November 12th-14th: Florida Countryfest 2021
Florida Countryfest is the place to be if you love country music! This three-day festival will feature hours of live music as well as food, crafts, and a kid zone. If you need some things to do in Sarasota with the kids but that will also keep the adults entertained, be sure to check it out!
There will also be vendors selling lots of arts and crafts for you to enjoy, including handmade artwork and more. The festival is being held at JD Hamel Park, starting at 4:00 p.m. Friday and then 11 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday, and is free to attend! For more information, check out the Facebook events page:
Sunday, November 14th: The Vintage Flea at Ginny and Jane E’s
There are lots more weekend events in 2021 that offer a chance to stock up on unique items for the upcoming holidays! The Vintage Flea at Ginny and Jane E’s is a well-known Sarasota flea market, offering a wide range of vendors and shops you can browse.
The market opens this Sunday, November 14th, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at City Pier Park. If you want to find out more or browse photos of various crafts and handmade items that have been featured at previous markets, check out their Facebook page:
Saturday-Sunday, November 13th and 14th: St. Armands Circle Art Festival
The St. Armands City Art Festival is an excellent venue for art lovers and especially those who want to support local artisans from the Sarasota area. The festival always includes a wide array of art choices, including sculpture, paintings, jewelry, ceramics, and more.
The festival runs both Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is free to attend. You can also meet the artists while there and even commission a piece for yourself or as a gift! To find out more, visit their website or the Facebook events page:
Saturday, November 13th: Yoga with Butterflies
If you’re searching for things to do this weekend in Sarasota that can help you get into shape even before your New Year’s resolutions kick in, check out Yoga With Butterflies! Held at Fruitville Grove Farm Stand this Saturday starting at 9:30 a.m., the class is an excellent choice for increasing flexibility while getting the blood flowing.
The class is $25 per participant and you’re asked to bring your own mat, towel, and other accessories. Consider joining their Facebook group to find out more about the farm and their regular yoga classes, tours, and more:
Friday-Sunday, November 12th-14th: The Great American Trailer Park Musical
If you’re looking for things to do in Sarasota at night, check out The Great American Trailer Park Musical! This fun-filled performance is set in Starke, Florida, and features great commentary on everything from agoraphobia to ‘80s nostalgia, spray cheese, kleptomania, and disco, and everything in between.
This show is a bit edgy and includes adult themes and language, so it’s not necessarily the best choice for children and families. Times and ticket prices vary, so check out their website for more information and to buy your tickets in advance:
Saturday, November 13th: Suncoast Food and Wine Fest
The Suncoast Food and Wine Fest is the best choice for “foodies” this weekend and for anyone looking to sample fare from a local restaurant before committing to visit! The festival showcases hundreds of food and wine selections from some 40 local restaurants and eateries, letting you enjoy samples from a wide range of menu options.
This year’s festival allows VIP entrance starting at noon, with general admission at 1 p.m. Ticket prices have yet to be announced, so visit their Facebook events page regularly to find out more and to get your tickets in advance:
Saturday, November 13th: Sarasota Medieval Festival
There is no better way to enjoy the milder autumn weather than with an outdoor medieval festival! This festival features live shows as well as some 100 or more artisans, with handmade items you can browse. This year’s theme is Scottish, so be sure to wear your best tartan plaid and come ready to be entertained!
The festival is being held at the Woods of Mallarny and runs from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ticket prices vary by age, with discounts for seniors and the military. To find out more or get your tickets in advance, visit their website:
Have you found some great things to do this weekend in Sarasota? If so, please be sure to share this list on social media and with your family and friends, so they can make their weekend plans as well! Come back next week for even more great Sarasota events for 2021, as there is always lots to keep you busy in this stunning beachside city.