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Sunday, October 20, 2019


Garden Music Concert at Selby Gardens returns with a tribute to Aretha Franklin

1:00 PM Free with paid admission to the Gardens Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

The popular outdoor concert series features CeCe Teneal in "Portrait of a Queen."


Pumpkin Patch Express at the Florida Rail Road Museum

10:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and 4:00 PM $14.50-$32.50 Florida Rail Road Museum

This popular trip takes train riders to a pumpkin patch, where children can pick their own pumpkins to take home.


10:00 AM Florida Studio Theatre

Part of Florida Studio Theatre's Children’s Theatre series.

Hunsader Farms Pumpkin Festival

9:00 AM $10 admission; $5 parking Hunsader Farms

The longtime family festival features hay rides, a pumpkin patch, corn maze and lots more.

Sarasota Ski-A-Rees

2:00 PM Free Sarasota Ski-A-Rees

Sarasota's award-winning water-skiing team presents its free fall shows.

Special Events

2nd Annual Sarasota Oktoberfest

11:00 AM Free Admission J.D. Hamel Park

Party like a Bavarian at this downtown Sarasota party.


10th Annual Tour de North Port

8:00 AM $45 in advance, $50 at the door, group discounts available Imagine School At Northport

A fund-raiser bicycle ride sponsored by People for Trees, a nonprofit native tree advocacy group.

First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon | Relay | 10K | 5K

6:30 AM Five Points Park

The 14th Annual First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon, Relay, 10K and newly added 5K has expanded into a weekend festival.


The Players Centre presents "The Underpants"

2:00 PM Start at $18 Players Centre for Performing Arts

The Players Centre presents "The Underpants"

Visual Art

Tour du Monde

10:00 AM Free with museum admission John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

The Ringling Museum presents an exhibition in the Circus Museum of selected posters that advertised living attractions.

Viewpoint Art Exhibit

11:00 AM Gaze Modern

Gaze Modern gallery's Viewpoint exhibit focuses on photographers in Southwest Florida.