While spring hasn’t officially arrived in Sarasota, we’re clearly already celebrating. Hot air balloon shows, music festivals, and 10Ks are all part of the fun. Mark your calendar so you don’t miss these events in Sarasota.
Sarasota Balloon Festival
Watch dozens of hot air balloons take to the Sarasota skies during the Sarasota Balloon Festival March 8th through March 11th. Make sure to go at least once after dark to watch the spectacular night glows. The festival also includes competition flying, carnival games, tethered rides, live entertainment on stage, and food, beverage, and retail vendors.
Enjoy live music and art at the monthly Ringling Underground event on March 1st from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Held in the Museum of Art Courtyard, the Ringling Underground features an eclectic mix of local and regional live music, plus an art show to promote up-and-coming artists.
Shark’s Tooth 10K
Run for a great cause at the 9th Annual Shark’s Tooth 10K on March 3rd at the Venice Airport Festival Grounds. At the finish line, you’ll receive a custom medal, shirt, and socks, plus free entry to the 26th Annual Shark’s Tooth Festival any day (April 13th-15th). Celebrate your victory at the post-race party with music, door prizes, food and drinks, and awards.
Sun Circle Art Festival
Savor a day of art, food, and live music at the 5th Annual Sun Circle Art Festival on March 3rd. Visit Sapphire Shores Park between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. to see visual and performance art by more than 70 artists. Stroll along the water’s edge while exploring original works including paintings, jewelry, crafts, and other pieces you can take home for yourself or as a gift for someone special.
Suncoast Blues Festival
Soak up eight hours of soul-soothing blues music at the 4th Annual Suncoast Blues Festival on March 3rd. Headliners include James Armstrong, Andrew Jr Boy Jones, and Thornetta Davis. Check out the vendor tents for tasty treats, refreshing beverages, and information on local services. Dogs on leashes are more than welcome!
Jewish Film Festival
Celebrate Israel’s 70th birthday with the 9th Annual Jewish Film Festival on March 8th through March 18th. Presented by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee, the film festival showcases 12 celebrated feature films that highlight Israel. The festival kicks off on Thursday, March 8th at 7 p.m. with the Opening Night Celebration showcasing the Southwest Florida premiere of “Ben-Gurion, Epilogue,” an intimate interview with Israel’s founding prime minister, filmed nearly 50 years ago.
Sarasota Jazz Festival
The Jazz Club of Sarasota is presenting “A World of Jazz” at the 38th Annual Sarasota Jazz Festival March 7th through March 10th. Fourteen musicians from seven nations will perform in four concerts, plus over a dozen locally-based musicians will perform for a Pub Crawl by Trolley. The Club will present its highest honor, the Satchmo Award, to one musician for “unique and enduring contribution to the living history of jazz” at one of the concerts.
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