Are you on the hunt for things to do this weekend in Sarasota? If so, you’re certainly in luck! There are lots of upcoming events in Sarasota and surrounding cities to enjoy, for everyone in the family. This weekend you can enjoy open air markets, concerts, and more.
When making your plans for the weekend, be sure you dress for unpredictable weather!
Friday-Saturday, February 4th-5th: Village of the Arts Sounds of the Village
Held in nearby Bradenton, Village of the Arts: Sounds of the Village is a favorite monthly event for residents and visitors alike. Village of the Arts hosts a great collection of local street artists, museums, and shops ready for you to enjoy.
Sounds of the Village brings together musicians and performers, making your tour of the Village even more enjoyable! Visit the village this weekend to enjoy live music on Friday from 6 to 9:30 p.m., and then again on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
When heading out, be sure to come hungry as well! There are lots of dining opportunities in the Village you’ll want to check out and try. To find out more, visit their website:
Friday-Saturday, February 4th-5th: Street Car Takeover
Also held in nearby Bradenton, the Street Car Takeover is a great choice for muscle and racing car enthusiasts everywhere! Enjoy hours of drag and roll racing fun, and get up close and personal with many of the drivers as well.
This event includes lots of cash prizes for drivers, so you know the participants will be giving it their all for the entire weekend! Gates open at 5 p.m. on Friday for spectators. Saturday, arrive at 10 a.m. for a full day of fun. Ticket prices vary and increase at the gate, so be sure to check out their events page and get yours in advance:
Saturday, February 5th: Sarasota Highland Games & Celtic Festival
If you need some things to do in Sarasota with kids, take them to the 27th annual Sarasota Highland Games & Celtic Festival this weekend! This Saturday, you can enjoy classic Highland sports and entertainment unlike anything you’ve seen before. You might check out a caber toss, hammer throws, and stone putting, similar to shot put tournaments.
Of course, there will also be lots of Scottish music for you to enjoy. Every year there are also plenty of car enthusiasts on hand, showing off their muscle cars, hotrods, and other classics. You can find this year’s festival on the Ringling grounds in Sarasota, which is easy to find and access from just about any direction! For more information, check out the Facebook events page:
Saturday, February 5th: Yoga by the Bay with Erin
Are you ready for some fitness weekend events in 2022? If your new year’s resolution includes getting trim and healthy, check out Yoga by the Bay with Erin, this Saturday the 5th. This FREE, one-hour class runs from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., at Bayfront Park in Sarasota.
Participants should bring their own mat, water, towel, and other needed items, and dress for the outdoor event. The class is also held weather permitting, so be sure to check the forecast before heading out! For exact directions and other vital information, check out the Facebook events page:
Saturday, February 5th: Flea at Big Top
Support local artisans and vendors this weekend at 73° Flea, a favorite local popup shop. This Saturday, 73° Flea is appearing at Big Top Brewing Company, where you can enjoy live music, cold brews, hot food, and more!
The event runs from 3 to 7 p.m. and will include a range of vendors showing off their wares. You’ll be able to browse handmade pottery, clothes, jewelry, and more. If you’re interested, be sure to visit the Facebook events page for more information:
Sunday, February 6th: Beach Market at Coquina Beach
If you’re still in the mood to shop, there are lots more open market events in Sarasota to enjoy! This weekend, check out the Beach Market at Coquina Beach, along nearby Bradenton Beach. You can find a wealth of options and items, including handmade jewelry and other accessories, clothes, pottery, paintings, and other great choices.
The AMI String Band will also be on hand from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., so be sure to stick around and enjoy the fun! If you need more information including specific directions to the beach, check out their All Events page:
Sunday, February 6th: Giving Hunger the Blues
There are plenty of charitable things to do this weekend in Sarasota, including Giving Hunger the Blues at Nathan Benderson Park. This annual festival includes a full lineup of blues bands you’re sure to love.
All proceeds from the concert benefit the Mayors Feed the Hungry Program. This program provides food vouchers to various outlets, which then distribute them throughout the year.
The program starts at noon on Sunday. Ticket prices vary and can be bought in advance. For more information including a link to the ticket buying site, visit their Facebook events page:
Sunday, February 6th: Start Me Up: A Tribute to the Rolling Stones
If you’re a Rolling Stones fan, you will probably never see a better tribute band than Start Me Up! This band provides a full-energy show that’s as close to a real Stones concert as you’ll ever get.
The show starts at 7:30 p.m., this Sunday the 6th. Held at the Venice Theater, ticket prices vary and are available online. For more information, check out their website: https://venicetheatre.org/events/start-me-up/
Have you found this list of upcoming events in Sarasota helpful? If so, be sure to share it with family and friends. You’ll also want to come back next weekend for even more fun and festive events! No matter your plans, you’re always sure to find some great activities in the beautiful city of Sarasota.