Destination Downtown Sarasota


More than 300 Boutiques, Specialty Shops, Galleries, and Restaurants

Come enjoy bustling streets, lively events, and a sense of belonging that fills the air.

Where community spirit thrives and downtown dreams come alive! We’re not just a website; we’re a passionate team of volunteers from the ’80s, dedicated to making Sarasota the best it can be.

Behind every successful downtown are the hardworking merchants who make it happen. So let’s give a big shoutout to these incredible folks, whose time, passion, and expertise keep our downtown district vibrant and thriving!


Where Friends & Family Gather!

1st Friday Sip & Shop from October-April

LeMarche' Nov. 2nd in Five Points Park

SRQ Food Truck Rally Nov. 22nd-24th

Fine Art Show Jan.3rd - 4th and Feb. 22nd-23rd

SRQ Rocktoberfest Oct. 11th-13th in JD Hamel Park. Admission is FREE!

SRQ Seafood & Music Festival Jan.24th-26th

Annual Dog-A-Ween Costume Contest at the Farmers Market, Oct. 26th

Sarasota's Christmas Tree Celebration, Nov. 14th

The Largest NYE Celebration in Southwest Florida!