Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer and gives people the opportunity to get outside and enjoy fun activities with family. It's also is an important day to recognize the sacrifices made by those who have served in the U.S. military. 

Sarasota offers plenty of opportunities to pay respect to the holiday while also enjoying a relaxing day away from the office. Here are some of the top activities going on in Sarasota on Memorial Day:

Whatever you choose to do on Memorial Day in Sarasota, make it an occasion to spend quality time with family and remember our courageous military members.

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Memorial Day Pub Crawl

Memorial Day Pub Crawl

on Sunday, 26 May, 9:00 PM
at Daiquiri Deck | Siesta Key Village
5250 Ocean Blvd, Siesta Key, FL 34242

Memorial Day 2019 is right around the corner! Wave your Red, White & Blue loud and proud, cause The Block That Roxx is back this May 26th for our annual Memorial Day Pub Crawl!

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Memorial Day Craft

Memorial Day Craft

on Thursday, 23 May, 11:00 AM
at Learning Express Toys of University Park
8451 Cooper Creek Blvd, Bradenton, FL 34201

Show off your patriotism and celebrate the upcoming Memorial Day by creating a patriotic wreath.

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Memorial Day Weekend on the River

Memorial Day Weekend on the River

on Friday, 24 May, 12:00 PM
at Caddy's At The Pointe
801 Riverside Drive East, Bradenton, FL 34208

Join us in honoring those who have served our country this weekend.

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3rd Annual St. Armands Seafood & Music Festival

3rd Annual St. Armands Seafood & Music Festival

on Sunday, 26 May, 11:00 AM
at St. Armands Circle Park
Saint Armands Circle, Sarasota, FL 34236

Want to enjoy a weekend of pure relaxation? Then join us Memorial Day Weekend, May 24-26, 2019 in St. Armands Circle Park for the 3rd Annual St. Armand’s Seafood & Music Festival. Food and live music begin Friday evening from 4pm-10pm. The event continues Saturday 11am-

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Memorial Day Weekend Flag Placement

Memorial Day Weekend Flag Placement

on Saturday, 25 May, 7:30 AM
at Sarasota National Cemetery
9810 State Rd 72, Sarasota, FL 34241

Memorial Day Flag Placement.

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4th Annual 5k Memorial Hike

4th Annual 5k Memorial Hike

on Saturday, 25 May, 8:00 AM
at JD Hamel Park
Main St & S Gulfstream Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236

4th Annual 5k Memorial Hike to honor our fallen Brothers & Sisters $25.00 donation gets you an event tee shirt food, soft drinks, beer, games and music and more. Along with raffle items & 50/50 drawing and more.

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An Old Fashioned Memorial Day Event

An Old Fashioned Memorial Day Event

on Saturday, 25 May, 9:30 AM
at Village Walk
8109 Camminare Drive, Unit 200,, Sarasota, FL 34238

Celebrate Memorial Day with us, right here in Village Walk!

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Memorial Day Poolside Party

Memorial Day Poolside Party

on Saturday, 25 May, 12:00 PM
at River Club at Waterlefe
995 Fish Hook Cove, Bradenton, FL 34212

Poolside Memorial Day Weekend Cookout Saturday & Sunday, May 25th & 26th Noon - 5PM weather permitting Grilled Burgers, Hot Dogs & Brats

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Memorial Day Weekend Rooftop Sunday Funday

Memorial Day Weekend Rooftop Sunday Funday

on Sunday, 26 May, 1:00 PM
at Perspective Rooftop Pool Bar
1255 North Palm Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236

Come celebrate Memorial Day Weekend with a rooftop pool party. Bottomless bar from 1-4, Grey Goose Ice luge, and Peroni beer bike.

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Memorial Day Parade, Sarasota, FL

Memorial Day Parade, Sarasota, FL

on Monday, 27 May, 9:00 AM
at VFW Post 3233
124 S Tuttle Ave, Sarasota, FL 34237

27 May 2019-Monday, Suncoast Region. Memorial Day Parade, Sarasota, FL.

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'We Were Soldiers' - Free Showing on Memorial Day

'We Were Soldiers' - Free Showing on Memorial Day

on Monday, 27 May, 11:00 AM
at Lakewood Ranch Cinemas
10715 Rodeo Dr, Bradenton, FL 34202

Based on a true story of Lt Col Hal Moore.

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Celebrate a Memorial Day to Remember at Brookdale Colonial Park

Celebrate a Memorial Day to Remember at Brookdale Colonial Park

on Monday, 27 May, 11:00 AM
at Brookdale Colonial Park
4730 Bee Ridge Rd, Sarasota, FL 34233

Memorial Day filled with honor, respect and celebration.

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Memorial Day Brunch

Memorial Day Brunch

on Monday, 27 May, 11:00 AM
at Boca Sarasota
19 South Lemon Ave., Sarasota, FL 34236

Special Memorial Day brunch.

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Myakka River Blues Festival

Myakka River Blues Festival

on Monday, 27 May, 11:00 AM
at Snook Haven Restaurant
5000 E Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34292

Don’t miss the Eighth Annual Myakka River Blues Festival at Snook Haven in Venice on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27th, 2019, 11:00a.m. to 6:00p.m. Admission is $15 in advance, $25 at the door. 

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Memorial Day Cookout

Memorial Day Cookout

on Monday, 27 May, 1:00 PM
at Astro Skate of Bradenton
3611 3rd St W, Bradenton, FL 34205

Memorial Day Cookout! Monday, May 27th 1:00pm - 5:00pm

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