Sarasota is popular for its many cultural attractions and sizzling nightlife. It is also a family-friendly destination with scenic beaches and top-rated restaurants. 

So what's happening this weekend in this mesmerizing city? 

We have searched far and wide to find five cool things to do this weekend in Bradenton and Sarasota. Whether you are looking to shop at the beach market or want to try some local, new artwork, read on to find out the top things to do this weekend in Sarasota.

Suncoast Summer Fest

on Saturday, 9 Jul, 2022 6:00 PM
at Sarasota County Fairgrounds & Robarts Arena
3000 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34237
Attending Interested

Visit Robarts Arena at the Sarasota Fairgrounds for the Waves and Wheels Festival Party. At the party, you can enjoy the live music of the famous Hurricane Shane, one of the ultimate party bands of Tampa Bay. They will offer complimentary food, an open bar, casino-style gaming tables, and raffle games for just $100. 100% benefits will proceed to Suncoast Charities for Children! Time: Sat Jul 9, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Place: Sarasota County Fairgrounds & Robarts Arena, 3000 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL

Free Second Sundays at SAM

on Sunday, 10 Jul, 2022 11:00 AM
at Sarasota Art Museum
1001 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236
Attending Interested

Whoop it up with the fun activities and explore the art and thought-provoking exhibition this Sunday with your friends. You can watch the photographic printing technique that uses solar power. Carry a small object with you, like a flower or leaf, and watch developing a print of it to take home! You can also experience various unique and engaging activities at the event. Time: Sun Jul 10, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Place: Sarasota Art Museum, 1001 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL

Beach Market at Coquina Beach

on Sunday, 7 Nov, 2021 10:00 AM
at Coquina Beach (Anna Maria Island)
2650 Gulf Drive South, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
Attending Interested

Come and shop at the world-famous outdoor beach market at Coquina Beach Park. It is the place for local arts and crafts, jewelry, bakery items, gourmet foods, apparel, pottery, purses, woodworking, lifestyle and beauty items, and more! Do not miss the opportunity to shop this weekend because the market will be closed in August, September, and October. Time: Sunday Nov 7, 10:00 AM - Fri Jul 29, 4:00 PM Place: Coquina Beach (Anna Maria Island), 2650 Gulf Drive South, Bradenton Beach, FL


Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience

on Tuesday, 7 Jun, 2022 10:00 AM
at Starry Night Pavilion at University Town Center
195 University Town Center Drive, Sarasota, FL 34243
Attending Interested

Get immersed in more than 300 of the majestic creations of post-impressionist artist Vincent Van Gogh. French-Canadian Creative Director Mathieu St-Arnaud and his team demonstrate this unique concept at the world-renowned Normal Studio of Montreal. It is the perfect place to experience the beautiful combination of cutting-edge projection technology and classical artworks. Time: Tue Jun 7, 10:00 AM - Sun Jul 24, 6:00 PM Place: Starry Night Pavilion at University Town Center, 195 University Town Center Drive, Sarasota, FL

N zone sports suncoast

on Saturday, 18 Jun, 2022 8:00 AM
at Robert L. Taylor Community Complex (RLTCC)
1845 34th St, Sarasota, FL 34234
Attending Interested

Does your kid love to play sports? You can surprise them by taking them to N Zone Sports Suncoast. They organize youth sports in Sarasota and Bradenton. These youth sports leagues are for 3-15 years kids of all skill levels. Time: Sat Jun 18, 8:00 AM - Sat Jul 30, 3:00 PM Place: Robert L. Taylor Community Complex (RLTCC), 1845 34th St, Sarasota, FL