Top Choice Food & Drink in Sarasota

Forks & Corks

A multiday epicurean event held in venues throughout Sarasota, including the courtyard of the Ringling Museum of Art. Includes food and wine tastings, vintner events, seminars, samples from local restaurants and ent…
Performing Arts in Sarasota

Sailor Circus

One of the living circuses in Sarasota is performed by kids, and it's incredible. The Sailor Circus, founded in 1949, is a unique extracurricular activity for Sarasota County students, who gear up for one big show o…
Cultural in Tarpon Springs


Each January 6 for the last hundred years plus, the masses have gathered in Tarpon Springs to watch men dive into the water and compete to find a submerged wooden cross. There is also a celebration with Greek food, …
Cultural in Tampa

Gasparilla Pirate Festival

On the last Saturday in January, pirates invade and parade in Tampa's version of Mardi Gras.
Cultural in Fort Myers

Edison Festival of Light

For two weeks around Edison's birthday on February 11, Fort Myers offers dozens of mostly free events including street fairs, antique-car shows, music and the best school-sponsored science fair you'll ever see. Ever…
Art in Fort Myers

Fort Myers Art Walk

Downtown Fort Myers River District and the Gardner's Park area welcome visitors to 14 art galleries, with the artists there to socialize. There are also live art events and the whole thing feels like a big street pa…
Art in St Petersburg

Art Walk

This monthly art event takes place on the second Saturday of each month and involves all the major downtown galleries. You can easily walk the route or you can hop aboard the free trolley service.
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 10-day film festival.
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.
Music in Sanibel Island

Sanibel Music Festival

A classical- and chamber-music festival that draws international musicians for a month-long concert series every Tuesday and Saturday in March.