Sarasota Weekend of August 5th to 7th

Are you ready to enjoy some great things to do this weekend in Sarasota? Hopefully so, since it’s “back to school” time next week for the locals! Consequently, you’ll want to find some things to do in Sarasota with the kids this weekend before everyone gets distracted with other plans and responsibilities.

As always, ensure you stay safe when enjoying any upcoming events in Sarasota but especially outdoor activities! The heat is definitely here to stay for at least the foreseeable future, so always keep everyone in the family hydrated and cool. Also, be sure to check websites before heading out, in the event of unexpected closures, overbooking, and the like. These simple steps will help guarantee you’ll enjoy all your weekend events in 2022 and beyond!

Friday-Sunday, August 5th-7th: Loomis Bros. Circus 2022 “Simply The Best” Tour in Sarasota, FL

To start out your list of things to do in Sarasota with the kids, check out the Loomis Bros. Circus, which you can catch throughout the entire weekend. At this year’s circus, you can enjoy acrobats, aerialists, classic clowns, and much more. There are also plenty of specialty acts you aren’t likely to see anywhere else!

Held at the Sarasota Fairgrounds, times and ticket prices vary for each show. To find out more and buy tickets in advance, or for a map to the fairgrounds, visit the Facebook events page:

Friday-Saturday, August 5th-6th: Sizzling Summer Days Artwalk

The Village Mystic gift shop is hosting an art walk and small festival this weekend. Bring the kids and enjoy live music as well as freshly baked goods for sale, and much more. For $35 you can also buy a bucket of geodes and crystals. There will also be lots of other great items for you to choose for yourself or if you need a special gift for someone.

Held in nearby Bradenton, the annual art walk is always a crowd pleaser! To find out more including hours throughout the weekend and where to find the shop, check out the Facebook events page:

Friday, August 5th: Jazz on Palm

If you’re looking for things to do in Sarasota at night, be sure to check out Jazz on Palm this Friday the 5th. In addition to enjoying the Hot Tonic Orchestra, you can also check out some jazz dancing tips from the pros at Dynasty Dance Club.

In addition to great music and a chance to get up and dance, your host Fresh Fridays will also feature a wide range of signature giveaways. Enjoy food and drinks from the age of jazz, and much more! The event runs from 7 to 10 p.m. and you can find out more at their Facebook events page:

Saturday, August 6th: Free Yoga by the Bay

Are you looking for some fitness-related things to do this weekend in Sarasota? If so, check out Free Yoga by the Bay With Erin, this Saturday the 6th. Starting at 9 a.m., you can follow a simple yet challenging routine that’s sure to get your body stretched and your blood flowing.

Participants are asked to bring their own yoga mat, towel, water, yoga accessories, and other needed items. Also, note that the class is “weather permitting.” To find out more including where to meet and to stay updated about potential cancellations, check out the events page on Facebook:

Saturday, August 6th: Lazy Daisies @ Owen’s Fish Camp

Catch husband and wife duo Lazy Daisies at Owen’s Fish Camp this Saturday, from 4:30 to 9 p.m., for some great music and fun! Lazy Daisies offers an eclectic blend of pop, soft rock, and island tunes you’re sure to love.

Owen’s Fish Camp is a favorite seafood restaurant, offering a great selection of classic favorites you can enjoy during the show. For more information, visit the Facebook events page:

Saturday, August 6th: Florida Penguin’s Sarasota Back-to-School Bash

For even more fun things to do in Sarasota with kids this weekend, check out the FREE back-to-school bash presented by State College of Florida at the University Town Center Mall this Saturday. This fun expo features lots of giveaways plus a scavenger hunt, and much more.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Preregistration is needed for backpack giveaways, but no registration is required to attend and enjoy the fun. Check out their Facebook events page for even more information:

Saturday, August 6th: Crave Hotdog & BBQ Grand Opening

This Saturday, you might head over to nearby Venice and check out Crave Hotdog and BBQ for their much-anticipated grand opening. The restaurant opens at 11 a.m. and the first 100 customers get a free hot dog! You can check out their menu of great hot dog and barbecue items and find a map to the location at their Facebook events page:

Sunday, August 7th: Dancing on the Beach

Close out the weekend this Sunday with a great Dancing on the Beach event, perfect for everyone in the family! Head over to Ben Franklin Drive around 6:30 and look for the flags so you can spot the group. Bring your snacks, cooler, chairs, and of course your dancing spirit so you can join in the fun. Their Facebook events page has more information for those interested in attending:

Sunday, August 7th: Family Day

It’s Family Day this Sunday at St. Armands Circle in Sarasota. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. you and the whole family can enjoy face painting, a treasure hunt, and more. Check out the website for more details:

Have you found some great upcoming events in Sarasota you want to enjoy this weekend? If so, please be sure to share this list with friends and family and on social media! You can also come back next week for even more great Sarasota events to enjoy no matter the weather. There are always lot of things to see and do in and around this stunning city and we hope you enjoy spending time here at much as we do!