7 Can’t-Miss Things to Do in Sarasota This May

With all of the great festivals and events in town, it’s not always easy to know which are the most worthy of your time! To make things easier for you, we’ve put together this list of can’t-miss things to do in Sarasota this month. Get ready for a fun-filled May!


Sarasota Seafood & Music Festival

St. Armands Circle Park comes alive on May 26th and May 27th during the Sarasota Seafood & Music Festival! Get your fill of seafood, meat, and vegetarian delights from local Sarasota restaurants, and wash it all down with drinks from local breweries and wineries. Jam to live musical performances by some of the region’s top musical talents spanning R&B, jazz, rock, reggae, and Caribbean. Shop the festival marketplace for art, gourmet food items, and specialty products to take home.


Sarasota Tarpon Tournament

Celebrate the start of Tarpon Season with the 88th Annual Sarasota Tarpon Tournament on May 12th through June 17th. Make new friends, have some fun, and test your angling skills by signing up for the tournament. The tournament is an opportunity to participate in world-class fishing and support the local community. The kick-off party and registration will be held on May 9th at White Buffalo Saloon.


“Party on the Pass” Bash

Get ready for some fun in the sun and the “Party on the Pass” bash on Sunday, May 13th. Take a kayak, boat, paddle-board, or other aquatic transportation to the Big Pass Sandbar for an afternoon of live music and games on land and in the water. The annual bash is one of the great things to do in Sarasota as it helps raise awareness regarding the importance of protecting the incredible natural resource that is the gateway to Siesta Key.


Venice Brew Bash

Best Things to do in Sarasota May 2018


Get your brew on this Memorial Day Weekend at the Venice Brew Bash on May 26th. Try unlimited tastings from over 60 craft and imported beers and ask brewery representatives any questions you might have. The food vendors on site will help keep your hunger at bay. Your ticket gets you an armband, souvenir tasting glass, and admission to the beer tents.


SUP & Run 5K

Challenge yourself and your friends to a fun race during the SUP & Run 5K on May 19th! This is one of the things to do in Sarasota if you enjoy a little friendly competition and staying in shape. You can choose to run in the 5K, paddle board the 5K, or mix it up in the 5K SUP & Run. Finishers get a shirt, medal, and challenge coin, plus admission to an epic post-race party featuring a live DJ and delicious food. All races start at 8 a.m. and proceeds benefit Operation Second Chance.


Dig The Beach

See some great volleyball in action at the Dig The Beach – Siesta Key Volleyball Classic on May 19th through May 20th. It’s free to watch the competition, which starts at 8:00 a.m. All open divisions will be playing for AVP NEXT points, and Juniors will be competing for AVP FIRST points.


2018 Sarasota Memorial Day Parade

The Sarasota Memorial Day Parade is one of the most popular things to do in Sarasota in May. This year’s theme is, “All Gave Some. Some Gave All.” Line Main Street before the parade starts at 10 a.m. to join in recognizing the sacrifices, courage, and patriotism demonstrated by our military veterans.


What events in Sarasota are you going to check out this month? If looking for a new home in Sarasota is also on your to-do list, we’d love to show you around our brand new community! You can also take a virtual tour of our luxury apartment homes online. Give us a call at (941) 217-1315 to schedule a tour.


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