Performing Arts in Sarasota

PAL Sailor Circus

The only actual circus in Sarasota is performed by kids, and it's worth planning a trip around. The PAL Sailor Circus, founded in 1949, is truly unique: it's an extracurricular activity for Sarasota County students,…
Art in Sarasota

Art & Craft Festivals

For two days in late March, an explosion of art and craft stalls dominates downtown Sarasota. The same happens in Siesta Village in late April.
Performing Arts in Sarasota

Ringling International Arts Festival

For a week in mid-October, Ringling partners with NYC's Baryshnikov Arts Center to bring international dance, theater and music to Sarasota.
Art in Sarasota

Sarasota Chalk Festival

Come and gawp at the phenomenal artistry on display on South Pineapple Ave and Burns Sq in November.
Film in Sarasota

Sarasota Film Festival

If you enjoy seeing serious independent films and wearing your flip-flops to free outdoor screenings at the beach, then head to Sarasota's ten-day film festival.