The weekend weather will be perfect and it looks like it'll stay that way for about a week. Good news for beachgoers and fair-weather sports enthusiasts, but not so good if you're planning on leaving the house this weekend. We've got some fun stuff planned to keep you in town if you don't quite want to brave the heat. If you are looking for something to do, we've got some of our favorites listed below along with lots of ideas from around the web.

If you're looking for things to do in Sarasota, FL this weekend plus all the best Oktoberfest events in Sarasota, then look no further. Find out what's happening around town with our comprehensive list of things to do in Sarasota.

10th Annual Oktoberfest

on Wednesday, 5 Oct, 2022 4:00 PM
at The Edelweiss Restaurant Bradenton FL
611 Manatee Ave E, Bradenton, FL 34208
Attending Interested

We are having our 10th Annual Celebration of OktoberFest and once again we want you be a part of our history! Join us @ The Edelweiss Restaurant Bradenton FL for Great Vibe, Food, Music and of course Beer!

Bingo Night and Auction Fundraiser

on Friday, 7 Oct, 2022 6:00 PM
at The Meadows Country Club
3101 Longmeadow, Sarasota, FL 34235
Attending Interested

Join us for a fun night to play 5 games of Bingo with gift card prizes up to $200. A silent auction will also be ongoing with amazing prizes

Oktoberfest ArtWalk

on Friday, 7 Oct, 2022 6:00 PM
at Village of the Arts
1227 12th St W, Bradenton, FL 34205
Attending Interested

Come join us with your family and friends to experience the best time of year at Oktoberfest in Bradenton. Explore the Village and see why our First Friday Artwalk is one of Bradenton's favorite monthly events!

Off the Wall

on Friday, 7 Oct, 2022 6:00 PM
at Art Center Sarasota
707 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34236
Attending Interested

Do you love art? Do you love drinks? Then join us for an evening of both! Join us on Friday, Oct. 7, at Art Center Sarasota for a night of libations, appetizers, and interactive art installation. You’ll be glad you came!

Bungee Boo Bash! | Halloween Event

on Friday, 7 Oct, 2022 7:00 PM
at Body By Bungee
4156 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231
Attending Interested

Halloween is here! Let's Celebrate together @ Body By Bungee in Sarasota, FL. Dress your Best Costume and we will have an amazing time!

Bert's Black Widow~Annual Chili-Cook-Off

on Saturday, 8 Oct, 2022 8:00 AM
at Bert's Black Widow Harley-Davidson
2224 El Jobean Rd, Port Charlotte, FL 33948
Attending Interested

Bert's Black Widow Annual Chili-Cook-Off

27th Annual Downtown Sarasota Craft Festival

on Saturday, 8 Oct, 2022 10:00 AM
at Five Points Park
1 Central Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236
Attending Interested

An Outdoor Craft Festival at Five Points Park

Fall Fete Holiday Market

on Saturday, 8 Oct, 2022 10:00 AM
at Sarasota County Fairgrounds & Robarts Arena
3000 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34237
Attending Interested

Indoor/outdoor holiday market with over 100 of Florida’s finest merchants, artists, & collectors. Family-friendly event. The first 50 ADVANCE TICKET HOLDERS each day will receive a SWAG BAG. BUY TICKETS @


PUPTOBERFEST Pub Crawl in Siesta Key

on Saturday, 8 Oct, 2022 1:00 PM
at The Old Salty Dog Siesta Key
5023 Ocean Boulevard, Siesta Key, FL 34242
Attending Interested

Invite your Friends and Join us Celebrate OktoberFest with PubCrawl @ The Old Salty Dog Siesta Key in Sarasota, FL!

Tastings for the Cure! Whiskeys of the world tasting

on Saturday, 8 Oct, 2022 6:00 PM
at Palm Aire Country Club
5601 Country Club Way Sarasota, FL 34243, Sarasota, FL 34243
Attending Interested

Get your taste buds ready! we have whiskeys coming from around the globe. Scotland, Ireland, japan, Canada and the United States .

Southwest Wedding & Event Expo

on Sunday, 9 Oct, 2022 12:00 PM
at Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center
75 Taylor St, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Attending Interested