Sarasota - Manatee

Annual Events

This page lists family-friendly events in the Sarasota and Bradenton, Florida area. Note: Details of these events can change from year to year, so please check our calendar of events for specific dates and updated information.
Kids Sarasota and Bradenton: Annual Events - Fun 4 Sarasota Kids
Anna Maria Island Old Soldiers and Sailors Veterans Day Parade

Steps off at 1 p.m. from Anna Maria City Hall, then proceeds down Pine Avenue, ending at City Pier P ...

10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, FL

A Celebration of Youth & Creativity! Watch as dozens of teams of students and creatives take art out ...

440 12th St W, Bradenton, FL, 34205
Bayfest on Anna Maria Island

Join us for a family friendly event with live music, arts and crafts, food, Kids' Zone, a classic ca ...

Pine Ave., Anna Maria Island, FL
Beer, Bands, and BBQ hosted by Music Compound

Beer, Bands, & BBQ presented by Music Compound takes place annually. 10 National and local beers ...

Bradenton Area River Regatta

The Bradenton Area River Regatta, is Manatee County’s Largest and FREE Civic Event with over–the–top ...

Bradenton River Walk, Bradenton, FL, 34205
Bradenton Blues Festival

With an outstanding lineup of talented blues musicians on the big stage. In addition to amazing musi ...

452 3rd Ave W, Bradenton, FL, 34205
Chalk Festival

The Chalk Festival will colorize the streets! A local, community-based event, the chalk festival bri ...

April and November
Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival

Are you someone who can appreciate a different perspective on what’s important in life? Are you will ...

4415 119th St. W., Bradenton, FL
Cortez Stone Crab Festival

The Stone Crab Festival, held along north Sarasota Bay in the historic Cortez commercial fishing vi ...

4528 119th St. W., Cortez, FL
Crystal Classic Master Sand Sculpting Competition

In it's fifth year, the Siesta Key Crystal Classic brings master sand sculptors together to compete ...

948 Beach Rd, Sarasota, FL, 34242
Downtown Sarasota New Year's Eve Party

The biggest party south of Times Square takes place every year in Sarasota, Florida on New Year's Ev ...

Lemon and Main St, Sarasota, FL
Englewood Pioneer Days Annual Events

The Englewood Pioneer Days Parade and other events are sponsored by the Englewood Pioneer Days Commi ...

August and September
Multiple Locations, Englewood, FL
Fire Charity Fishing Tournament

Every year, the Fire Charity Fishing Foundation holds a fishing tournament in June. The tournament i ...

4415 18th Ave W, Bradenton, FL, 34209
Fruitville Grove Pumpkin Festival

Running every Saturday and Sunday in October, the Fruitville Grove Pumpkin Festival is a free family ...

7410 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota, FL, 34240
Greek Festival

Treat yourself to the aromas, sounds, tastes, and traditions of Greece. Enjoy authentic Greek food, ...

7671 North Lockwood Ridge Road, Sarasota, FL, 34243
Health and Wellness Expo

Join Lakewood Ranch Community Activities to kick off the new year with the “New Year, New You” Healt ...

140 University Town Center Dr., Sarasota, FL
Hernando De Soto Historical Society Annual Events

The Hernando de Soto Historical Society is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1939 and consist ...

February and April
Multiple Locations, Palmetto, FL, 34221
Holiday Boat Parade of Lights on Sarasota Bay

The best areas for viewing are Marina Jack Restaurant, Bay front Park, City Island and Centennial Pa ...

Sarasota Bayfront, Sarasota, FL
Holidays Around the Ranch

Holidays Around the Ranch, our annual holiday sensation of magical charm for all to enjoy. We’re loo ...

Main Street, Lakewood Ranch, FL
Hungarian Festival

The Global Friendship Foundation(GFF) invites you to join us in celebration of Hungarian culture and ...

3000 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL, 34237
Hunsader Farms Pumpkin Festival

Everyday at the Pumpkin Festival is loads of fun and consists of 100+ Craft Booths, Live Music, Live ...

5500 CR 675, Bradenton, FL, 34211
Labor Day Regatta

The Sarasota Sailing Squadron (SSS) will host the 69th Annual Labor Day Regatta September 4-6th. The ...

1717 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL, 34236
Manatee County Fair

The fair is a showcase for the best of Manatee County. This year's fair features exciting exhibits a ...

1402 14th Avenue West, Palmetto, FL, 34221
Memorial Day Tribute to Heroes Parade

Come out to Lakewood Ranch Main Street for the Memorial Day "Tribute to Heroes" Parade. The party be ...

May 29th
Hours: 5:00 - 8:00pm
Main Street, Lakewood Ranch, FL
Mortons Firehouse Chili Cook-off

Fifteen of Sarasota Fire Houses including firehouses from Englewood, North Port and Boca Grande will ...

1924 S. Osprey Ave., Sarasota, FL, 34239
My Hometown Fest

Join us for a fun-filled day savoring the sights, sounds and tastes of hometowns across the U.S. dur ...

5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota, FL, 34235
New Years Eve Downtown Sarasota

The biggest party south of Times Square takes place every year in Sarasota, Florida on New Year's Ev ...

Lemon and Main St, Sarasota, FL
Oscar Scherer State Park Annual Events

Each year the park hosts a number of public participation events. Some are national events, mandate ...

January, April, September
1843 S Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL, 34229
Outdoor Pops by Sarasota Orchestra

The Sarasota Orchestra brings exciting live music to the Orioles' Ed Smith Stadium for the annual ou ...

2700 12th St, Sarasota, FL, 34237
Poinsettia Festival

The evening will kick off with the annual tree lighting followed by a festival full of entertainment ...

4970 City Hall Blvd, North Port, FL
Sarasota County Fair

Agriculture, Animals, Great Entertainment on two stages, Arts and Crafts, Comedy Shows, Music and sp ...

3000 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, FL, 34237
Sarasota Film Festival

Held annually in Sarasota, FL., The Sarasota Film Festival emphasizes the best in cinema alongside e ...

332 Cocoanut Avenue, Sarasota, FL, 34236
Sarasota Florida Native American Indian Festival, The

Experience the traditions and culture of the Native American people. Find hand made, one of a kind f ...

3000 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, FL, 34237
Sarasota Highland Games and Celtic Festival

The sound of the pipes, the beating of drums, Highland Dancing and Athletic events reminds all Scots ...

3000 Ringling Boulevard, Sarasota, FL, 34237
Sarasota Holiday Parade

A HOLIDAY FOR ALL AGES! High school marching bands, area churches and nonprofits, local businesse ...

Hours: 7:00 - 9:00pm
Main Street, Sarasota, FL, 34237
Sarasota Medieval Fair

The Sarasota Medieval Fair is a three weekend trip back to the 11th century. Brimming with feasts, t ...

3000 Ringling Boulevard, Sarasota, FL, 34237
Sarasota Memorial Day Parade

The Annual Sarasota Memorial Day Parade beginning at Main Street and Osprey Avenue. The route of the ...

Hours: 10:00am
Main St, Sarasota, FL, 34236
Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix Festival

Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix Festival is a week long festival leading up to the Grand Prix boat rac ...

Sarasota Slam

The Slam is fun for all ages with a Jr. Angler Division. Help support this great event that has give ...

Marina Jack, Sarasota, FL
Sarasota SUP Championships

The Sarasota SUP Race Series is now a single race called the Sarasota SUP Championships and takes pl ...

1540 Benjamin Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL, 34236
Sarasota Tarpon Tournament

This event is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and is for all ages! It's a 5-week competition -- you can fish one ...

May - June

Sarasota Bay Estuary Program is teaming up with Sarasota County will collaborate with all of its par ...

1700 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL
Siesta Amateur Sand Sculpting Contest

This contest, each year in May, is a popular event attended by all age groups and skill levels. Thre ...

Siesta Key Beach, Siesta Key, FL
Sun Fiesta

It originated to provide the community its last chance to get together before the 'snow birds' start ...

200 W Venice Ave, Venice, FL
Taste of Chanukah, A

Leading Florida Band of virtuoso in Klezmer, Jewish, Yiddish, Israeli, Hebrew music and events. Kids ...

Thunder By The Bay

The Annual Thunder By the Bay Motorcycle Festival in Sarasota, FL continues to rev up a great time r ...

Downtown Sarasota, Sarasota, FL, 34232
Venice Christmas Boat Parade

Christmas in Venice...the lights, the palm tress, the waterways. Celebrate the holiday season by dec ...

Intercoastal Waterway, Venice, FL
Venice Holiday Parade

Venice Holiday Parade is the perfect "kick off" to the holiday season in Venice, Florida. Over 3 tho ...

West Venice Ave., Venice, FL
Venice Italian Festival and Carnival

The festival features plenty of food with the best in authentic Italian cuisine, beer, wine,hot and ...

150 Airport Ave E, Venice, FL, 34285
West Bradenton Crime Watch - Annual Safe Kids Fair

The Bradenton Police Department is proud to partner with local businesses, community partners and pu ...

3011 19th Ave. W., Bradenton, FL