Memorial Day weekend is upon us, and there are lots of things to do this weekend in Sarasota! You can enjoy everything from live music to a food truck festival and more. There are even a few fitness-related upcoming events in Sarasota to check out, just in time for swimsuit season!
When making your choices for the weekend, ensure you plan for the warmer weather that has also arrived. Remember that it doesn’t take much exposure to risk both heat stroke and sunburn! Keep everyone in the family hydrated and protected so you’re sure to enjoy all your Sarasota events for 2022.
Friday, May 27th: Live Music in the Park
If you’re looking for things to do in Sarasota at night this weekend, check out Live Music In the Park this Friday. From 7 to 9 p.m. you can enjoy jazz performer Jamie Tremps at Café In the Park, a favorite casual diner for city residents.
Café In the Park has a full menu of freshly prepared and organic items you’re sure to love. You can choose homemade vegetarian sandwiches as well as classic smoked ham and cheese, grilled cheese, and more. Wash it all down with delicious iced tea selections! To find out more and browse the menu in advance, check out the Facebook events page:
Saturday-Sunday, May 28th-29th: St. Armands Fine Arts Festival
Whether you love browsing fine art or need some great gift ideas, check out the St. Armands Fine Arts Festival this weekend. On Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. you can peruse a wide selection of paintings, sculptures, and more. This outdoor gallery is one of the best in the state and one you’re sure to enjoy as well!
The St. Armands Fine Arts Festival offers FREE admission. You can also check out a local Humane Society mobile adoption center as well! The festival is held at St. Armands Circle. To find out more including directions and the best places to park, check out the website:
Saturday, May 28th: Zumba with Yael
It’s time to get into shape and get ready for the beach! If you’re searching for a great way to get your heart pumping and your body moving, check out Zumba with Yael this Saturday. Zumba is a great choice for burning calories and stretching your muscles and this weekend’s class is sure to please no matter your fitness levels.
The class is held at Van Wezel Terrace, starts at 10 a.m. and admission is FREE. Attendees should bring their own towels, mats, water, and other needed accessories. Also, remember that this is an outdoor class, so don’t forget the sunscreen as well! For more information, check out the website:
Saturday, May 28th: Namaste at the Bay
If you want to find more fitness-related upcoming events in Sarasota, check out Namaste at the Bay this Saturday. This gentle yoga class, starting at 9 a.m., can help you relax and focus while providing an excellent stretching routine for everyone.
The class is held at the Sarasota Garden Club and is also FREE to join. Bring a towel or mat, yoga blocks if you prefer, and your own water and refreshments. For a map and other vital information, visit the website:
Saturday, May 28th: U-pick Blueberries & Sunflowers
Get some fresh air this weekend while also stocking up on fresh blueberries and stunning sunflowers at Albritton Fruit Farms. You can pick your own fresh fruit and blooming sunflowers at this beautiful family farm that’s a favorite with locals.
Blueberries are $6.50 per pound and sunflowers just $2 per stem. Cash and credit card are both accepted. An RSVP is not required but the farm does appreciate it, so they know how many pickers to expect. For more information, check out the farm’s website:
Saturday, May 28th: SRQ Vets Memorial Day Hike
Are you looking for some things to do in Sarasota with kids this weekend? If so, check out the SRQ Vets Memorial Day Hike. This 5K hike honors the country’s fallen heroes while also offering a great event for the entire family.
The walk starts at JD Hamel War Memorial Park, will make its way through downtown Sarasota, and then head back to the park. After the hike, there will be a great cookout s well as a rock wall and trampolines for the kids to enjoy. Admission prices vary by age so be sure to check out the Eventbrite page before heading out:
Saturday, May 28th: Food Truck Rally
It wouldn’t be Memorial Day without some great foods to enjoy! This weekend you can join a local food truck rally at Big Top Brewers Collective, featuring a great lineup of local vendors you’re sure to love. The event runs from noon to 10 p.m. and is FREE to attend, with food prices varying by truck.
Big Top Brewers Collective is in nearby Bradenton and offers a wide range of local craft beers, a perfect complement to all the great food you’ll enjoy! For a map to the venue and an updated list of food truck participants, visit the Facebook events page:
Sunday, May 29th: Memorial Day Pool Party
Along with enjoying great food, there is no better way to celebrate Memorial Day than with a pool party! This weekend you can hit the waves at Perspective Rooftop Pool Bar in Sarasota. Ages 21 and up are invited to enjoy the sparkling water, some great refreshments, and music by DJ Racquetclub 1988.
The party runs from noon to 5 p.m. and no RSVP is needed! You’ll enjoy some great drink and refreshment specials while poolside. For more information, visit the Facebook events page:
Monday, May 30th: Memorial Day Events
Myakka River Blues Bash
Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony
Memorial Day Concert
Memorial Day Weekend Flag Placement Sarasota National
Have you enjoyed this great list of upcoming events in Sarasota? If so, be sure to share it with your family and friends so they don’t miss out on any Memorial Day excitement! Also, be sure to come back next week for even more great events in and around Sarasota. There is always something to do and some great attraction to enjoy in this stunning Florida city!