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 summer. Get ready for a fun-filled summer!
Sarasota Improv Festival
Get your fill of belly laughs during the 10th Annual Sarasota Improv Festival on July 12th through July 14th. Held at the Florida Studio Theatre campus, the festival showcases more than 15 groups of the most creative and inventive improv groups from all across the country and the world. To celebrate ten years, each night will feature a headliner, including Impro Madrid and Baby Wants Candy. Take a workshop taught by the professional improvisers at the festival to build your own improv skills!
Savor Sarasota Restaurant Week
Sarasota is known for having the best beach in the United States, but we also have the highest concentrations of Zagat®-rated restaurants in Florida! Dozens of restaurants celebrate this distinction each summer by offering prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus during Savor Sarasota Restaurant Week starting on June 1st through June 14th. Plan a culinary adventure and taste your way around the world!
Music on Main Street
Visit Lakewood Ranch for a free monthly street party! Music on Main Street is hosted on the first Friday of each month and supplies a ton of fun for a cause! Each event benefits a local non-profit organization. The street is lined with food vendors, beer and wine trucks, sponsor booths, and live bands fill the air with music all evening long.
Sarasota Music Festival
Sarasota Music Festival pairs young aspiring musicians with acclaimed talent on June 4th through June 23rd. The students collaborate with their teachers to put on small chamber shows on Friday evenings and major symphonies each Saturday. Buy tickets to support these budding musicians and the fine arts.
Florida State DanceSport Championships
Watch skilled dancers take the floor at the Florida State DanceSport Championships on August 1st through August 5th. Held at the Ritz Carlton, the event features Country and Western, 2-Step, Cha Cha, Waltz, East Coast Swing, and much more in two age categories. Shake your tail feathers all day and let the professionals entertain you in the evenings.
Looking for things to do in Sarasota that involve boats and fun in the sun? Join fellow boaters for the largest party on the water with AquaPalooza! The party will be held on August 4th at New Pass Sandbar right in front of MarineMax Sarasota. Enjoy music, giveaways, and other festivities during the free event.
Friday Fest at the Van Wezel
Stake your spot on the Van Wezel lawn for a free summer concert during the 17th Annual Friday Fest on July 27th from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Listen to live music by Reverend Barry & the Funk while watching the sunset on the bay. The eight-piece band plays covers of funk & soul music plus a high-energy set of originals. Three of the musicians are Grammy®-nominated so you’re in for a real musical treat! Grab some food and beverages from local vendors who are on site throughout the evening.
What are you looking forward to this summer? Do you have recommendations for fun things to do in Sarasota? 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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