Being a Sarasota resident means sun, sand, and fun. There’s always something to do here, and this weekend is packed with fun events. With music, racing, and shoppin, you definitely don’t have an excuse to be stuck inside this weekend. 

Craft Beer and Craft Music at the Garden

The Mandeville Beer Garden will be the place to be on May 17. Beginning at 8 p.m. through 11 p.m., you’ll be able to relax surrounded by music and have a beer in your hand. Sing along to the songs you know, and bring friends to enjoy this Sarasota event with.

WBTT's '70s Soul Party

Bring your entire family to Ed Smith Stadium on May 18 to experience the best music from the seventies. Soul singers will perform favorites like “Brick House,” “Superstition,” “I Want You Back,” and more! You can purchase ballpark food and drinks during the concert. Be sure to stay until the end when the concert finishes off with an incredible fireworks display.

The Downtown Sarasota Craft Festival

If your always looking for some high-quality and unique items, head over to Five Points Park this weekend. On May 18 and 19 beginning at 10 a.m., you’ll find an amazing display of crafts made by Sarasota locals to purchase. From artwork and pottery to soaps and spices, you’ll discover something you’ll want to take home with you.

2019 Life's A Beach Triathlon Sarasota

This Sarasota race is one that everyone will want to participate in. Lido Key Beach is the beach to be at on May 18 from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. for some family fun and competition. This triathlon starts with a 200 yard swim, followed by a five mile bike ride, and concludes with a 2 mile run. The fun doesn’t stop there. With live music, snacks and beverages, and beach-themed obstacles, you’ll be laughing the whole way.

Alligator Creek Nature Festival

On May 18 beginning at 11 a.m., join the Science and Environment Council at the South  Venice Yacht Club . Learn what you can do to protect the beautiful environment of Alligator Creek and Lemon Bay. Enjoy a free meal with people from the neighborhood, listen to some music, and experience a guided kayak tour. It’s all to keep the neighborhood’s natural beauty preserved. Bring a refillable water bottle to reduce the use of plastic.

Beach Market at Coquina Beach

This extensive outdoor market at Coquina Beach will be open May 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Purchase masterpieces by local artists, home-baked goods, woodworking crafts, and so much more. You’ll be able to enjoy shopping, walking on the beach, and eating at local restaurants all in one place!

The Wonder Years: The Music of the Baby Boomers

Sarasota returns to the years of the baby boomer on May 19 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Attend this event at the Florida Studio Theatre to experience all your favorite songs from the era. From “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction” to “Jailhouse Rock,” you’ll be able to hear all the old classics and go back in time for a little while.

Living in Sarasota means sometimes forgetting to relax and enjoy the world around you that other people travel far and wide to experience. With so many of the events this weekend on the beach, talking about Florida wildlife, and supporting local musicians and artists, you can rediscover what it means to be a Sarasota resident.

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