If you’re looking for things to do this weekend in Sarasota, you’ve come to the right place! There are plenty of weekend events for 2022 to enjoy, perfect for everyone in the family. Additionally, warmer weather means it’s time to prepare for enjoying the water this summer. For example, this weekend might be the right time to start boat shopping!
Whatever your plans, check out this list of great upcoming events in Sarasota you can enjoy with the kids or just for the grownups. You’re sure to find a great mix of indoor and outdoor attractions that fit everyone’s interests! As always, check listed websites or call before heading out, in case of a sellout crowd or cancellation. That way, nothing will get in the way of enjoying these great Sarasota events for 2022.
Friday-Sunday, April 22nd-24th: Live Music at the Blue Rooster
The Blue Rooster is a favorite choice for those who love authentic southern food and great music to go with it. While this restaurant has been a beloved hotspot for many years, it is closing its doors at the end of April! In turn, there is no better time than now to head down to this amazing venue and check out its menu and musical offerings.
This Friday, enjoy the Dave Chastain band, featuring a blend of rock, blues, and contemporary music. On Saturday, check out the Rusty Wright band, also offering a great eclectic mix of blues and rock. While there, enjoy some traditional chicken and waffles, shrimp and grits, hamburger sliders, and lots more great food. For more information including a map to the venue and a peek at the menu, visit the website:
Thursday-Sunday, April 21st-24th: Sailor Circus 73rd Annual Spring Performance
If you need things to do in Sarasota with the kids, check out the 73rd annual spring performance of the Sailor Circus. This show is sure to please, offering many traditional circus acts including jugglers, horseback riders, and aerial artists. There is always a little something for everyone at the circus! Showtimes and ticket prices vary, so be sure to visit the website before heading out:
Saturday-Sunday, April 23rd-24th: FloFest
It’s time to get mellow at this weekend’s FloFest, a celebration of the Florida lifestyle and cannabis culture. This year’s FloFest features hundreds of vendors as well as food trucks, live art, and beer booths to keep you cool and refreshed, and much more!
Also at the FloFest, enjoy live music from Indigo, The Strongbacks, Soul Purpose, and Jah Movement, among other bands and performers. Attendees should bring their own blankets and chairs, and note that children are allowed but parental discretion is advised. Admission prices also vary throughout the weekend. To find out more and get your tickets in advance, visit the Eventbrite site:
Friday-Sunday, April 22nd-24th: Suncoast Boat Show
It just wouldn’t be Florida without a boat show to enjoy on the weekend! This Friday through Sunday, you can check out the Suncoast Boat Show at Marina Jack, #2 Marina Plaza, in Sarasota. The show features hundreds of exhibitors, fishing classes and demonstrations, and much more.
Even if you’re not ready to buy a boat, this show is an excellent place to browse what’s available and learn more about boat ownership. You can also meet other enthusiasts or just enjoy your time on the water, checking out the merchandise. Adult general admission is $17, and the show runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, visit:
Saturday, April 23rd: 33rd Annual Earth Day Festival
There are plenty of outdoor things to do this weekend in Sarasota, including the annual Earth Day festival at Lake Osprey picnic area. This year you can enjoy a number of vendors, guided hikes, and photo exhibits. You can even enter your own photo in their annual contest!
The event will also feature Earth Day themed speakers and a ribbon cutting ceremony for the park’s new accessible fishing pier. Additionally, there will be live music the entire family can enjoy! The festival runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. To find out more about the event, visit the website:
Saturday, April 23rd: Earth Day at the Sarasota Farmers Market
You can also observe and enjoy Earth Day at the Sarasota Farmers Market this Saturday! The market will feature live music, special activities just for the kids, and more. You can also browse all the regular vendors, stocking up on fresh produce, prepared food, and artisan goods. To find out more, check out the Facebook events page:
Saturday, April 23rd: Zumba by the Bay
It’s time to start getting fit before bathing suit season officially arrives! If you’re ready to increase your energy levels and potentially shed some pounds, check out Zumba by the Bay this weekend. On Saturday, join instructor Yael Campbell starting at 10 a.m., for a rousing Zumba class that will get your heart pumping and your blood flowing.
The class will be held in the parking lot near the Purple Pier at Sarasota Bay and is FREE to attend. Be sure to bring your own mat, water, towel, and other accessories. To find out more, visit the website at:
Sunday, April 24th: Sundays at the Bay With the Island Hoppers
This Sunday, enjoy some live music from the Island Hoppers, featuring an eclectic mix of 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s favorites. This FREE concert event runs from 2 to 3 p.m. at Tamiami Trail in Sarasota, right on the bay. Bring your own chair, blanket, sunscreen, and other necessities, and check out the Facebook events page if you need directions or more information:
Have you found some great events to check out and exciting things to do this weekend in Sarasota? If so, please be sure to share this list on your social media pages and with your friends and family. You’ll also want to come back next week as there are always exciting events to check out in and around this city.