Sarasota Weekend of March 11th to 13th

There are so many things to do in Sarasota this weekend that you’re sure to find something you love no matter your interests! Additionally, this weekend marks the beginning of daylight savings time. Consequently, you can enjoy some extra sunlight on Sunday while enjoying your weekend plans.

Saturday: The Rockin’ Kirtan Band at Pineapple Yoga

If you’re ready to enjoy some innovative new age music and are looking for things to do in downtown Sarasota, check out the Rockin’ Kirtan Band this weekend. The Rockin’ Kirtan band features an eclectic blend of light rock, chanting, meditation, and more. Every show, the audience is invited to participate and enjoy an experience like nothing you’ve ever had before!

This weekend you can visit the band at Pineapple Yoga & Cycling Studio in downtown Sarasota. The show runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and a $15 donation is appreciated. Bring a chair or blanket for seating. To find out more or to check a map to the studio, visit the Facebook events page:

Saturday: Lakewood Ranch Fine Art Festival

Whether you need something for the house or just want to browse some great art, check out the Lakewood Ranch Fine Art Festival this weekend. The festival will feature hundreds of artisans from all over the world. Additionally, you can enjoy handmade paintings, glasswork, ceramic, and more, all in one spot.

Lakewood Ranch, located in nearby Bradenton, will host the festival this Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is FREE. For more information or to check out a map to the facility, visit the Facebook events page:

Saturday: Lakewood Ranch Irish Celtic Festival

Also at Lakewood Ranch this Saturday is their annual Irish Celtic Festival, just in time for St. Paddy’s Day! The festival will feature lots of Irish beer and food, crafts, and of course traditional music. Show your spirit by wearing green and bring your dog for their special four-legged friend parade.

There will also be lots of relay races and a costume party with prizes. Admission is FREE with a $5 charge per car for parking. Find out more including the day’s itinerary at the Facebook events page:

Saturday: Annual Leprechaun Hunt

There are even more things to do in Sarasota with the kids this weekend, including a leprechaun hunt they’re sure to love! This fun event, held at the Children’s Garden and Art Center, lets kids hunt for coins and other treats, similar to an Easter egg hunt.

The hunt runs from 10 to 11 a.m. Participation is included in your admission cost to the center. For direction and other vital information, visit the Facebook events page:

Saturday: Zumba at UTC

Have you been slacking off from your new year’s resolutions? If so, why not get back into a fitness routine by joining a challenging Zumba class this weekend! Held at the UTC Mall in front of Macy’s from 9 to 10 a.m. this Saturday, you can enjoy a great hour of fitness and fun.

Zumba is an excellent choice for anyone wanting an enjoyable yet challenging class that will get you moving and get the blood flowing! The session is only $5 to join, and participants are asked to bring their own water, towel, and other accessories. Find out more at the Facebook events page:

Sunday: Free Second Sundays @ SAM

Head down to the Sarasota Art Museum of Ringling College for a FREE day of interactive exhibits and activities. You and the kids can also enjoy storytelling, a free painting demo, and more. The event starts at 11 a.m. and runs until 4:45 p.m. To find out more and to get all the information you need, check out the Facebook events page:

Sunday: Annual Anna Maria Island St Patrick’s Day Parade

If you need some things to do in Sarasota with kids, check out this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Anna Maria Island. The parade starts at 4 p.m. and features lots of festive floats and attractions. For more information and a copy of the parade route, visit the Facebook events page:

Sunday: Jazz Brunch with MTPJs

There is probably no better weekend combination than jazz and brunch! This Sunday you can enjoy both at Hamlet’s Eatery at Apricot and Lime in Sarasota. The restaurant will host Martha Timke and Paul “PJ” Justice, two favorite local jazz performers, starting at 10 a.m.

Hamlet’s Eatery is famous for offering a wide range of brunch options sure to please everyone. You can even find some tasty vegan dishes on their menu, as well as a favorite Bloody Mary or mimosa! To find out more about the event or to browse the menu in advance, visit the Facebook events page:

Sunday: Sundays at the Bay

Music lovers will want to catch Sundays at the Bay this weekend, featuring The Gustav Viehmeyer Trio. These great performers are sure to keep you entertained as they offer a unique blend of jazz with folk music, metal, and more.

The show runs from 2 to 3 p.m. at Civic Green. Admission is FREE. To find out more including a map to the venue and other vital details, visit their website:

Hopefully you’ve found some great options for upcoming events in Sarasota you might love. If so, don’t hesitate to share this page on social media and with all your family friends. As another reminder, you also don’t want to forget to set your clocks forward before heading off to bed Saturday night!

As always, come back next week to Sarasota Local Blogger for even more awesome Sarasota events and attractions to enjoy. There is never a shortage of great shows, festivals, classes and more in this beautiful Florida city!