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First Friday Downtown Sarasota 'Sip Shop'

Join Us for an Evening of Delight at the Sarasota Downtown Merchants Sip & Shop Event!

Are you ready for an unforgettable evening filled with excitement, exploration, and entertainment? Save the date and join us every First Friday, October through April, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., as the Sarasota Downtown Merchants Sip & Shop event returns to enliven Sarasota’s vibrant downtown district!

Dog-A-Ween Costume Contest

Join us for a spooktacular celebration at the Annual Dog-A-Ween costume contest, returning to the Sarasota Farmers Market Halloween Festival on Saturday, October 26th! 🎃 Get ready to unleash your pup’s inner ghoul and strut their stuff in Halloween style, all while supporting a great cause – the Donte’s Den Foundation.

LeMarche Parisian-Inspired Outdoor Marketplace

LeMarche Outdoor Marketplace

Immerse yourself in a world of artistic wonders at LeMarche, where the charm of Paris meets the creativity of our local artisans November 2, 2024 in Five Points Park. From stunning jewelry to captivating artwork, each piece is a testament to the skill and passion of its maker, offering you the opportunity to find truly unique gifts for your loved ones. Click here to register as an artist.

Downtown Sarasota's Enchanting Christmas Tree Lighting

Gather your loved ones and immerse yourself in the enchantment of Sarasota’s beloved Christmas tradition at Five Points Park, November 14, 2024! 🎄 Join us as we illuminate the night sky with the twinkling glow of our charming Christmas tree. Delight in the melodious tunes of choirs setting the festive mood, while eagerly awaiting the arrival of none other than Santa Claus himself. 🎅 From 6PM to 8PM, be captivated by the harmonies of The Sarasota Military Choir, adding a touch of holiday magic to the atmosphere.
Sarasota Holiday Traditions Downtown. Shop local this holiday!

Sarasota New Years Eve Carnival & Block Party

Sarasota New Years Eve Carnival and Block Party

The anticipation is building as Sarasota gears up for the ultimate New Year’s Eve bash – the iconic Pineapple Drop Block Party! As the clock ticks towards midnight, the atmosphere in downtown Sarasota becomes electric with excitement, and all eyes turn to the intersection of Lemon Avenue and Main Street. Get ready to welcome the new year in style with a spectacular weekend of carnival rides and games, entertainment, live music, fireworks, and more at this highly anticipated annual event.