Siesta Key Public Beach Fireworks

Sea Club II FireworksThe 27th Annual 4th of July Fireworks Display is set to go!  Fireworks over the #1 beach in the nation,Siesta Key, are fired off just north of the volleyball courts.  Viewing is great south and along Crescent Beach (south of Siesta Public Beach).  For Sea Club II visitors, just head out down Windsong lane and use your key fob for  beach access.  Be aware that many people on the beach will be firing off their own fireworks – it’s quite a happening.  Estimates of 20,000 to 30,000 people will visit the fireworks on Siesta Key. Fireworks start around 9 p.m.  Parking at the beach will be difficult, so it is best to view them walking from the condo out to the beach.

 

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Sarasota Powerboat 2017 Grand Prix Festival

2017 Offshore Grand PrixSarasota Offshore Boat Races with Superstock & AquaX Races.

 

 

Friday, June 30

“MEET & GREET WHO’S IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT” AUTOGRAPH SIGNING EVENT

HYATT REGENCY BALLROOM
1000 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota, Florida 34236

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 

“BOATS ON MAIN” DOWNTOWN BLOCK PARTY

MAIN STREET SARASOTA (FrSUPERSTOCK AND AQUAX RACES (QUALIFYING)

LIDO BEACH
400 Benjamin Franklin Dr, Sarasota, Florida 34236

9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Lido Beach Best Viewing (Free Admission/Open to the public)

Saturday, July 1

GRAND PRIX “FAN FEST”

Van Wezel Parking Lot
1105 10th St, Sarasota, Florida 34236

10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

(Free Admission/Open to the public) – Please No coolers allowed

SUPERSTOCK AND AQUAX RACES (QUALIFYING)

LIDO BEACH
400 Benjamin Franklin Dr, Sarasota, Florida 34236

9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Lido Beach Best Viewing (Free Admission/Open to the public)

 

Sunday, July 2

GRAND PRIX “FAN FEST”

CENTENNIAL PARK
1105 10th St, Sarasota, Florida 34236

10am-6pm

(Free Admission/Open to the public)

 

POWERBOAT & AQUAX RACES

LIDO BEACH
400 Benjamin Franklin Dr, Sarasota, Florida 34236

9:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Lido Beach Best Viewing (Free Admission/Open to the public)

 

 

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Shark Days at Mote Aquarium

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July 1, 2017: Celebrate the finale of the 3rd annual week long Shark Days at Mote Aquarium. Most of all, learn the science behind the marine animals.  Ask one of the Mote Marine shark experts a question. On Saturday, July 1, enjoy the Fins & Fun Family Festival with shark related games, activities and also crafts. Loads of entertainment, fun and more. The family festival runs from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. The Fins and Fun Family Festival is free with your regular paid admission to Mote. Mote: (941) 388-4441. Click here for more information  

Mote Marine Laboratory is an independent, not-for-profit marine research organization based on City Island in Sarasota, Florida

Suncoast Offshore Racing Festival

SuncoastOffshoreRaceJune 24 – July 4, 2017: One of the biggest Sarasota happenings of the year on the Sarasota Events Calendar is the Suncoast Offshore Racing Festival. The Festival is held annually. This race between million-dollar cigarette boats off one of our finest Gulf of Mexico Beaches is one of the must-see Sarasota happenings of the year. You don’t need a ticket for the races and you can come as you are. It’s smokin’ hot! Here’s More on the Sarasota Boat Races and Offshore Racing Festival.

Friday Fest at the Van Wezel

Friday Fest, Van Wezel’s free concert series featuring local musicians playing on the bayfront venue’s lawn, has announced this year’s lineup.

Blues group Doug Deming and The Jewel Tones, with Deming hailing from Detroit but now based in Florida’s Gulf Coast, kicks off the series on June 16. Rock ‘n’ roll act Kettle of Fish, who have shared the stage with Dickey Betts and other performers, follow on July 21.

Reggae band Jah Movement returns for a second consecutive year Aug. 25, with vocalist Shantel Norman celebrating her birthday during the show. Funk and soul cover band Reverend Barry and Funktastic Soul close out the concert series on Sept. 15.

All concerts take place 5-9 p.m. and are rain or shine, with shows moved inside Van Wezel in the event of inclement weather. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome, but large umbrellas, coolers and outside food and drink are prohibited. Local food and beverage vendors will be present.

For more information, visit vanwezel.org or call 941-953-3368.

 

IncrediBello!

Incredibello!June 13 – July 29, 2017: Feld Entertainment and the Ringling Museum present this summer’s Hair Raising Circus at the Historic Asolo Theater, “IncrediBello,” with Sarasota’s own Bello Nock back on a hometown stage. A world-renowned, gravity-defying comedic daredevil with the unmistakable foot-high hair, Bello returns to his hometown to engage audiences with his lovable personality, trademark humor and playful antics. Various show days and times. Tickets are $15 Adults/ $12 Children 12 and under.  5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL. 941-358-3180. Click here for show days, times and more info.

Summer Beach Runs

Summer beach RunsThe Summer Beach Runs are 1-mile beach runs held every Tuesday (through Aug. 8) at Siesta Beach on Siesta Key near the pavilion. Participation ribbons awarded along with a free ice pop each week. Registration at each location begins at 5:30 p.m. and the beach run starts promptly at 6:30 p.m. There’s a one-time $1 registration fee if you want a t-shirt . The runs are a popular summer event combining exercise and fun. Adult Run starts at 7pm.  More at 941-861-5000.