Mother’s Day Weekend of May 6th to 8th

It might be hard to believe but Mother’s Day weekend is upon us! Fortunately, there are lots of things to do this weekend in Sarasota to celebrate all the moms in your life. You also still have some time to buy your mom something special, if you haven’t picked up a gift for her already.

In addition to celebrating mom, you have a wide choice of Sarasota events for 2022 you can enjoy with the kids or just by yourself. When making your plans, be sure to bring sunscreen, water, and other such items for outdoor events. These few simple precautions will ensure nothing detracts from enjoying any of these upcoming events in Sarasota.

Friday-Sunday, May 6th-8th: SRQ Blues & BBQ Festival

If your mom loves blues music, be sure to head over to the SRQ Blues & BBQ Festival this weekend. Starting on Friday and running through Sunday, this festival features a range of blues music as well as some classic barbecue you’re sure to enjoy!

Between performances you can also browse local vendors and artisans on hand, giving you a chance to pick up something nice for mom. Admission is $15 for Friday and Saturday and just $5 for Sunday. To check showtimes and a current lineup of performers, visit the website:

Saturday, May 7th: Yoga with Butterflies

Share some quality time with mom by enjoying yoga with butterflies this Saturday. From 9:30 to 11 a.m., visit the Fruitville Grove Farm Market and check out a relaxing yoga class perfect for everyone no matter your fitness levels.

Participants should bring their own mat, towel, water, and other accessories. Admission is just $15 per person. After class, you can also browse the market and fill up on fresh produce for the entire family! To find out more, visit the Facebook events page:

Saturday, May 7th: Amateur Sand Sculpture Competition

Why not enjoy a day on the beach with the whole family while checking out the annual Amateur Sand Sculpture Competition this weekend? This FREE, family-friendly event is sure to amaze you as you watch the sculptors work their magic in the sand.

Judging starts at 1 p.m. with awards given at 2 p.m., so be sure to arrive early if you want to catch the participants in action. There are also several categories of judging including kids, groups, and more. For added details and vital information, check out the website:

Saturday-Sunday, May 7th-8th: 2nd Annual Spring Craft Fair

Do you still need to pick up something for your mom for Mother’s Day this year? Are you looking for things to do in downtown Sarasota? If the answer to either question is yes, head over to the annual Downtown Sarasota Spring Craft Fair this Saturday and Sunday. This FREE event features a wide range of jewelry, pottery, artwork, and other handmade items sure to please.

The fair will be held at 5 Points Park in the heart of downtown Sarasota, and runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. To find out more, visit the website:

Saturday, May 7th: Kilted Kentucky Derby Party

The Kilted Kentucky Derby Party at Motorworks Brewing is an excellent event for horse lovers and racing enthusiasts everywhere. You can also enjoy a range of craft beers and other refreshments while watching the race. Visitors are also encouraged to wear kilts and show off your Scottish pride!

The fun begins at 5 p.m. and you can enjoy some live bluegrass music after the race. Motorworks Brewing is located in nearby Bradenton and is open until 11 p.m. if you must show up late. To find out more before heading out, visit the Facebook events page:

Saturday, May 7th: Mothers Day Brunch in the Vines

Your mom deserves brunch this weekend, which you can enjoy at Fiorelli Winery & Vineyard either Saturday or Sunday! This year’s brunch features a range of menu options from which to choose. You can also enjoy bottomless peach fizz or blueberry sangria for an extra charge.

Reservations are required and Mother’s Day events always book up fast, so be sure to visit their Facebook page before heading out. Also, note that brunch runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. both days. You can follow the links provided on Facebook to browse their menu and find out more:

Saturday, May 7th: One Night of Queen

If your mom is a fan of the band Queen or you need some things to do this weekend in Sarasota with friends, check out One Night of Queen at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. This amazing live concert features some of your favorite Queen performances, sure to bring back memories of the unique band itself.

The show runs from 8 to 11 p.m. this Saturday and ticket prices vary. To find out more including a map to the hall and links to buy tickets in advance, follow the Facebook events page:

Sunday, May 8th: Free Second Sunday at SAM

The Sarasota Art Museum of Ringling College opens their doors for a FREE exhibit the second Sunday of every month, and this month is no exception! This Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., you can enjoy various art displays and exhibits as well as interactive performances. To find out more, visit the Facebook events page:

Sunday, May 8th: Mother’s Day Brunch at Mixon Fruit Farms

You have another chance to enjoy Mother’s Day this weekend at Mixon Fruit Farms. The farm will be serving a great variety of everyone’s favorite brunch dishes and refreshments, along with live music and much more.

Brunch starts at 11 a.m. with the buffet closing at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $70 for adults and $30 for children. To find out more and to get your reservations and tickets in advance, visit the Eventbrite page:

Have you decided on some upcoming events in Sarasota you can enjoy this weekend? If you’ve appreciated this list, please share it with family and friends! You’ll also want to come back next weekend for even more great ideas and things to do in Sarasota. There are always lots of things to see and do when in the SRQ area and the beautiful state of Florida!