Are you searching for some great upcoming events in Sarasota to enjoy this weekend? If so, you’re certainly in luck! The city and its surrounding areas have plenty of options for everyone in the family. Also, since the weather is getting warmer and the days longer, this weekend is a great time to hop on the bikes, take out the kayaks, or otherwise spend a few outdoors.
Check out this quick list of things to do this weekend in Sarasota, whether it’s with the kids or as a special date night. As always, check websites or otherwise call ahead in case of unexpected closure, a sellout crowd, or other issues. It’s also still encouraged that people observe social distancing for indoor events! This will keep you and your family safe as you enjoy your weekend events in 2022.
Saturday-Sunday, March 19th-20th: Spring Indie Market at UTC
If you’re ready to stock up on some homemade crafts and other items, check out the spring indie market at University Town Center this weekend. The event will feature over 70 vendors and artisans offering a range of handmade and homemade items. You’ll find art, jewelry, candles, crystals, and more. You can even shop for fresh produce.
Additionally, you’ll find a selection of food trucks offering their own brand of goodies! The market will also have a booth for ax throwing and other entertainment options. This weekend’s hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. To find out more, visit the Facebook events page:
All Weekend: Sarasota County Fair
What better way to usher in spring than with a county fair? This year’s fair is a great choice if you need things to do in Sarasota with kids or are just looking for some unique fun. Along with everyone’s favorite rides and games, you can also enjoy live music throughout the entire weekend!
As always, this year’s fair also features lots of specialty sales you won’t want to miss. Whether you’re ready to stock up on new houseplants or need additional livestock or swine for the farm, you can find it at this year’s fair. Armband pricing and hours vary throughout the weekend so be sure to check their website before heading out:
Saturday, March 19th: Gator Club St. Patrick’s Day Block Party
It wouldn’t be March without a St. Patrick’s Day celebration! If you need things to do in downtown Sarasota this weekend, join the block party outside the Gator Club on Main Street this Saturday. From 8 p.m. until midnight you can enjoy great live music as well as favorite local food trucks and more.
Event organizers are asking for 21 and over to attend only. The outdoor portion of the event is FREE. To find out more including a map to the Gator Club, visit the Facebook events page:
Saturday-Sunday, March 19th-20th: Springfest Anna Maria Island
Springfest on Anna Maria Island offers an eclectic mix of artwork, food vendors, and other attractions you’re sure to love. Both Saturday and Sunday you can browse handmade jewelry and artwork items for sale, check out some educational offerings, or grab a snack and have a walk around the island.
The festival starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday and runs until 4 p.m. on Sunday. There is no admission price to show up and browse. For more information, visit the Facebook events page:
Friday-Saturday, March 18th-19th: Sarasota Jazz Festival
If you love jazz, you’ll want to check out the Sarasota jazz festival this Friday and Saturday at Nathan Benderson Park. The festival offers a full day of jazz artists and performers as well as films to enjoy. The event runs all day and ticket prices vary. To find out more, visit their website:
Sunday, March 20th: THE RUCKUS MUSIC FESTIVAL Live At Music Compound
If you’re in the mood for yet more music this weekend, check out the RUCKUS music festival at Music Compound in Sarasota this Sunday. This event runs from 3 to 9 p.m. and will feature a variety of bands, food trucks, and more. Tickets are $40 each and can be purchased in advance through the Eventbrite page:
Saturday, March 19th: RADD for Ukraine
The Rosemary Art and Design District is offering a great way for area residents to show their support of Ukraine this weekend. On Saturday from 6 to 11 p.m. you can join the block party at the DreamLarge Yard on Central Avenue for a full evening of music, food trucks, and more. Local artists will be on hand offering their great handmade and homemade items.
Additionally, the party will feature a supply line to benefit humanitarian and relief efforts around the Ukrainian border and elsewhere. The event is FREE to attend. For more information and a map to the venue, visit the Facebook events page:
Saturday, March 19th: Le Marche Bohemian Market
This Saturday you can browse some great bohemian, Parisian inspired events at the La Marche Bohemian Market. This outdoor market is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is FREE to attend. Vendors are featuring casual chic attire and other items, many of which are vintage or remade from vintage pieces.
Additionally, you’ll find lots of items for the home including artwork, repurposed furniture, and accessories. If you’re interested in attending, check out the Facebook events page for more details:
Saturday, March 19th: Yoga in the Park
If you’re on the hunt for some fitness related upcoming events in Sarasota, be sure to check out Yoga In the Park this Saturday. Starting at 9 a.m. you can enjoy a relaxing yet challenging hour-long routine at Waterside Park. The class is FREE to attend and participants are asked to bring their own mat, towel, and other accessories.
After the class, you can cross the bridge and check out the Farmer’s Market, where you might stock up on fresh produce and other assorted items. To find out more, visit the Facebook events page:
Did you find some great things to do this weekend in Sarasota from this list? If so, be sure to share it with family and friends and on social media. Check back next week for even more exciting options you’ll want to enjoy in and around this beautiful Florida area.