Here to stay

The Manatee Pride Festival Is Back

Following a two-year pause, the Manatee Pride Festival returns this Saturday, March 5.

03/02/2022 By Samantha Lane

Festivals

PINCfest Announces Lineup

The three-day event will be held in the Rosemary District from Jan. 20 to Jan. 22.

01/11/2022 Photography by Staff

Things to Do

Winter Fine Art Festival Returns to Downtown Sarasota This Weekend

The 8th Annual Sarasota Winter Fine Art Festival will take place at J.D. Hamel Park Saturday, Jan. 8 and Sunday, Jan. 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

01/07/2022 By Staff

Miracles do happen

Musiq Soulchild Is Headlining a Free Family Event in Sarasota This Saturday

The Grammy-nominated R&B artist will headline an all-day event outside the Robert L. Taylor Community Center.

12/16/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Sponsored Content

Sol of the Circle Series Celebrates Summer on St. Armands

From family days to free yoga in the park, the Circle’s summertime vibes are high.

06/03/2021

Party Planning

Florida Winefest Returns for 30th Year Next Month

Over the past three decades, the multi-day wine bash has raised $8.6 million for 87 charities.

03/11/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Planning commission

A Craft Beer Festival, a Brewery 5K and More Top Food and Drink Events

Consider your weekend plans made.

05/29/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Theater

Florida Studio Theatre Celebrates the Work of Student Playwrights This Saturday

More than 6,000 students from around the world submitted plays to the theater's Young Playwrights Festival.

05/15/2019 By Olivia Letts

AMPED UP

Homegrown Palooza Wants to Revitalize the Local Music Scene

With a roster of nine local rock n' roll acts slated to perform, the first annual HomeGrown Palooza festival will take place on April 20 at the Sarasota Fairgrounds.

04/03/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Eat up

An Adult Easter Egg Hunt, a Cheese Seminar and More of This Week's Best Dining Events

The 29th annual Florida Winefest Auction and a brewery drum circle are just some of this week's fun food happenings.

04/03/2019 By Giulia Heyward

WEEKLY PLANNER

Afternoon Tea, Berry Festivals and other Local Dining Events

Including Brunch for the Bay, a workshop on baking breads and a social hosted by the Home brewers Association of Manatee Sarasota.

02/27/2019 Photography by Giulia Heyward

Weekly Planner

Breakfast with Santa, Beer Garden Bazaars and More Local Dining Events this Week

Including a vegan cheese and wine night and the Siesta Beach Seafood and Music Festival.

11/28/2018 By Giulia Heyward

Weekly Planner

Pub Crawls, Music Festivals and More Local Dining Events

Including Black Friday brunch and a Thanksgiving cruise.

11/20/2018 By Giulia Heyward

Sand Sport

Siesta Key Crystal Classic Brings Friendly Competition to a Childhood Pastime

The 2018 Siesta Key Crystal Classic International Sand Sculpting Festival is less "fun in the sun" and more "blood, sweat and tears."

11/08/2018 By Giulia Heyward

Extra stuffing

This Week's Best Food and Drink Events

From medieval pub crawls to funky fermentation, there are plenty of stops on the way to Flavor Town this week.

11/07/2018 By Giulia Heyward

New Voices

FST's Festival Day Celebrates Young Playwrights

Every year, the festival presents winning plays by students aged 5-18.

05/24/2017 By Kay Kipling

On Tap

A Brewery Cookout, a Food Truck Rally and the Second Annual Seafood and Music Festival

This week's roundup of great grub gatherings.

01/17/2017 By Riley Board

Weekly Planner

Your Top 10 Things to Do: Dec. 1-7

Bradenton Blues Festival, downtown Sarasota’s holiday parade, a Live Art Battle and more.

12/01/2016 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 9 Things to Do: Nov. 3-9

Cine-World Festival, free family festival at Bay Preserve, the Medieval Fair opens, and lots more.

11/03/2016 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top Things to Do: Oct. 27-Nov. 2

Season openers for the Sarasota Opera, Sarasota Ballet and FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training, plus Mary Chapin Carpenter and more.Il

10/26/2016 By Ilene Denton