Sarasota Weekend of April 29th to May 1st

Are you on the lookout for some great things to do this weekend in Sarasota? Spring is now officially in full swing, which means warmer weather throughout the state. In turn, there is no better time than now to get out of the house and enjoy this beautiful city!

Along with outdoor upcoming events in Sarasota, there are lots of indoor activities you can check out as well. You might also consider some fitness related events, just in time for beach season. Take a look at these weekend events so you’re not without something to do for yourself and everyone in the family!

Saturday, April 30th: Namaste at The Bay with Petra Ratner

There is no better way to usher in the weekend than with a bit of relaxing yoga and stretching. If you’re ready to relax or are curious about yoga asanas and breath work, check out Namaste at The Bay this Saturday. Starting at 9 a.m., you can join yoga instructor Petra Ratner for some relaxing exercises sure to get you grounded and feeling refreshed.

You can find the class at Civic Green, next to Sarasota Municipal Auditorium. The session is also FREE to attend although donations are welcome. Be sure to bring your own mat, water, and other accessories. To find out more, visit the Facebook events page:

Saturday, April 30th: SUP & Run 5K

If you’re looking for both fitness and charitable Sarasota events in 2022, check out this weekend’s SUP & Run 5K. On Saturday at 8 a.m. you can head off to Nathan Benderson Park for this annual event, benefitting Operation Second Chance (OSC).

To take part, you can choose to either run or paddle a 5K, or both, all in support of wounded veterans and their families! For more information including a link to the organizer’s website, visit the Facebook events page:

Saturday, April 30th: FST Improv Presents: Comedy Freestyle

Do you need some date night ideas for the weekend? If so, you’re in luck! There are lots of things to do in Sarasota at night, starting with Comedy Freestyle at the Florida Studio Theatre. Comedy Freestyle offers a great mashup of comedy styles in a casual improv show sure to please.

The show runs from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. and admission is just $10 per ticket. The Florida Studio Theatre does require masks for indoor events, so be sure to come prepared. To find out more about the event and get your tickets in advance, visit the website:

Saturday, April 30th: NBP Rec Day

There is never a shortage of things to do in Sarasota with kids, and this weekend is no exception. On Saturday, take the entire family to Nathan Benderson Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for NBP Rec Days. You can all try standup paddle boarding, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, and lots more. There is even a chance to ride on a 15-foot sailboat with an experienced captain!

Tickets are just $10 for adults and $5 for children. Families with two adults and three or more children can buy a $40 group ticket. Also, note that anyone who wants to drop a line or net into the water needs a fishing license. For a map to the event and other vital details, visit the Facebook events page:

Saturday, April 30th: De Soto Grand Parade

There are even more great things to do this weekend in Sarasota with the family, including the De Soto Grand Parade. This parade includes over 200 conquistador members from the Hernando De Soto Historical Society, offering a colorful array of costumes and more!

The parade begins Saturday at 7 p.m. at Manatee High School. To find out more about what you might see during its march and where to get the best views, visit:

Saturday, April 30th: 6th Anniversary Party at Calusa Brewing

If you’re in the mood to enjoy some cold brews and good food, check out the 6th anniversary party Calusa Brewing is throwing for itself this weekend! As the brew house works on their new taproom on McIntosh Road, they’re eager to celebrate what might be their last year on Derek Avenue.

You can join them in the fun this Saturday starting at 11 a.m. and take advantage of some great drink specials and other treats. There will also be live music by BABYL starting at 2 p.m., and food trucks will also be open so be sure to show up hungry! For directions and a list of specials, stop by the Facebook page before heading out:

Sunday May 1st: Treat Yourself Like a Queen at UTC

Ladies, it’s time to treat yourself like a queen! This weekend you can do just that at University Town Center mall, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy over 40 exhibitors offering fashion, jewelry, makeup, and more. You can also check out makeup, hair, and nail demonstrations, raffles, giveaways, and great food and drink samplings.

This great event also features lots of live entertainment, mother-daughter look alike contests, and photo stops. Be sure to register in advance as the first 250 VIPs also get a great cosmetic bag to take home! For directions to the mall and a link to the Eventbrite ticket page, visit:

Sunday, May 1st: Devereaux-Kaiser Collector Car Show

If you’re a car enthusiast, there are lots of upcoming events in Sarasota just for you! This Sunday, visit the Devereaux-Kaiser Collector Car Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. You can enjoy a wide range of classic cars, muscle cars, and collectibles.

Admission is just $5 for spectators and $25 for access to the car corral, featuring food trucks, a beer garden, and more. For directions to the event and other vital details, visit the website:

Have you found some great upcoming events in Sarasota you might check out this weekend? If you want to visit any of these venues, why not share this list with family and friends? You can also come back next week for even more exciting things to do on the weekend! There are always lots of great activities to enjoy in this beautiful city, so check with us again and ensure you don’t miss out on any of the fun.