With spring break season colliding with the celebration of Saint Patrick’s Day, Sarasota has some incredible events for you to attend this weekend. Whether you like shows, fairs, parades, or just some relaxation, there’s something going on that fits how you want to end your week. Check out these amazing events!

Disney's The Lion King

If you grew up watching animated movies as a kid, this may have been one of your favorites, and now it’s coming to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota. You can see The Lion King live on stage beginning March 14 through March 28. With the classical musical numbers, amazing choreographing, and a story that brings your tears and smiles, you don’t want to miss this show!

Sarasota County Fair

Nothing takes you back to your childhood quite like the county fair. Fair food, amusement rides, and carnival games will be at the Sarasota County Fairgrounds & Robarts Arena beginning March 15 from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. Bring the whole family out for a fun weekend of fun and togetherness, and see everything that the 83rd annual Sarasota county fair has to offer.

St. Patrick's Day Parade

On March 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. take your lawn chairs and your family to 5th Avenue South in Naples. Every kid, including the kids at heart, love a good parade. The colors, sounds, and performances are a great way for your family to make memories together this weekend.

Thirsty Leprechaun St. Patrick’s Day Trolley Crawl

Looking for a more adult-centered way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Naples Transportation and Tours is hosting the first every trolley crawl to honor the holiday. As long as your 21 years or older, you’re welcome to join the festivities. The day will begin at Yabba Island Grill at 3 p.m. and you’ll get the opportunity to enjoy drinks and great food from several locations throughout the night.


Brewster's Tavern will through a St. Patrick’s Day party on March 17 from 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. with happy hour lasting from 11 to 7. Come out to enjoy some great specials on drinks including $4 Jamo and Guinness. You’ll have the opportunity to party and have a terrific time with other locals.

St. Paddy's Day Pub Crawl

At the Daiquiri Deck | South Siesta Key on March 17 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. celebrate St. Patrick’s Day the best way that you can. With $4 Bud Light, a raw bar, an oyster bar, and more, you won’t want for food or drink at this party. Hang out with others who call Sarasota home and make this year the best St. Patrick’s Day ever!

With all the St. Patrick’s Day parties happening, don’t forget to wear your green this weekend. Looking for something a bit more family oriented? Plan to attend the fair, the parade, or the theatrical performance of a childhood favorite. Make this the best weekend it can be at any of these Sarasota events!

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