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Family-Oriented Programs at Sarasota County Libraries

Sarasota Public Library System offers a variety of ongoing programs for children each day including story times, LEGO Club, crafts, ...

Family-Oriented Programs at Manatee County Public Libraries

Manatee County Public Library System offers a variety of ongoing programs for children each day including story times, LEGO Club, ...

The Fence Sarasota

The Fence is a large-scale traveling photography exhibition reaching 6 million visitors annually through open-air exhibitions. The Fence returns to ...

  • 6:00 am -  6:00 pm 
  • Location: Nathan Benderson Park 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Saraosota, FL
  • Cost: Free
  • Website:
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Sarasota Farmers Market

The Sarasota Farmers Market was established in 1979. The market continues its tradition of serving the community with local produce, ...

Fit for Life 5K

A fun event on the Bradenton riverfront for the whole family to promote physical fitness as a life long goal. ...

  • 7:15 am - 11:00 am 
  • Location: Bradenton Riverfront - 1st Avenue West, Bradenton
  • Cost: Varies by Race
  • Website:
  • Category: Races, Walks, 5Ks

Venice Farmers Market

The Saturday Venice Farmers Market, formerly on Tampa Ave., is now located on Avenue Des Parques near City Hall. Hours ...

Family Volunteer Day at the Salvation Army

It's a child-friendly volunteer day to usher in the holiday season and help local children in need! The Salvation Army will ...

Free Junior Golf Clinic

Evie’s Golf Center has proudly provided free junior clinics for over 10 years! Taught by our staff of PGA Professionals, ...

  • 9:00 am -  9:45 am 
  • Location: Evie's Family Golf Center: 4735 Bee Ridge Rd, Sarasota, FL 34233
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website:
  • Category: Classes

Live Well at the Bradenton Farmers’ Market

2ND SATURDAY Live Well – Family activities focused on health and wellness with the Florida Dept. of Health in Manatee County.

Skating Lessons at Astro Skate

Every Saturday Morning 9:00am - 10:00am $8 (includes 10am - 12pm skating)

Kung Fu Class

Come and learn Traditional Shaolin Kungfu! all skill levels welcome! no experience required!

1927 Historic Train Depot Tours

Free docent-led tours of 1927 Train Depot Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 10 am - 3 pm (November 1 - May 31) Saturdays ...

Cortez Stone Crab and Music Festival

Bring your chairs! Kids Zone, Local Artists, Stone Crab!!

Dance with Me 18-36 Months

Designed for toddlers & caregivers to enhance gross motor skills through music, props, & dance. ...

Family Saturday at The Ringling Museum

Join us for a creative project relating to our collections: we will rotate themes weekly to cover the Circus, Ca' ...

  • 10:00 am -  1:00 pm 
  • Location: The Ringling Museum 5401 Bay Shore Rd., Sarasota, FL
  • Cost: Free, tickets required
  • Website:
  • Category: Family Fun

Flight to the North Pole Benefit Car and Motorcycle Show

Join us for the annual Flight to the North Pole Benefit Car & Motorcycle Show! In addition to a variety ...

  • 10:00 am -  2:00 pm 
  • Location: Manatee County Sheriff's Office 600 301 Blvd. W, Bradenton, FL
  • Website:
  • Category: Family Fun

Habitat Restore 25th Birthday Celebration

Come share the importance of HOME at Manatee Habitat's 25th birthday! Join us for fun, food, family and friends at the ...

Michaels Kids Club Class

Michaels Kids Club offers weekly kids classes on Saturday mornings to allow the kids to make and take crafts! Check ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Location: All Michaels Stores
  • Cost: $2-$5 Per Child
  • Website:
  • Category: Classes

Neighborhood Toy Store Day

Join in the fun to celebrate US – your local neighborhood Toy Store! This is always a special day with ...

Operation Gratitude

Meet JOHN SPINELLO, inventor of the classic board game Operation! The Central West Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association ...

  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am 
  • Location: The Bazaar on Apricot & Lime, 821 Apricot Ave Sarasota, FL 34237
  • Cost: $25-$75
  • Website:
  • Category: Family Fun

Padgett Ranch Family Fest

It's family time at the Ranch! Free Parking, Crop Maze, Giant Bounce Pillow, Hay Ride, Barrel Train, Corn Box, Duck ...

  • 10:00 am -  5:00 pm 
  • Location: 5422 NE Mcintyre St., Arcadia, FL
  • Cost: Ages 12+ $10, Ages 3-11 $8, 2 and Under Free
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  • Category: Family Fun

Sarasota BMX Academy Beginner Clinic

This is for all ages who can ride a bike without training wheels. Our experienced instructors will teach basic BMX ...

Sarasota Medieval Fair

Welcome one and all to FOUR weekends of exciting tournaments, scrumptious feasts, & pure family fun at this year’s Sarasota ...

  • 10:00 am -  5:30 pm 
  • Location: 3000 Ringling Blvd. Sarasota, Florida 34237- Sarasota Agricultural Fairgrounds
  • Cost: $18.95 Adult, $16.95 Student/ Senior, $9.95 Children 5-12yrs, 4 and under FREE
  • Website:
  • Category: Family Fun

Tiny Tots (Stay All Day) at Astro Skate

Saturdays is Tiny Tots at Astro Skate! $5 + Skate Rental

AMC Sensory-Friendly Films

AMC is proud to partner with the Autism Society to offer unique movie showings where the lights are up, and ...

Family Saturdays at the Ringling Museum

Join us for a creative project relating to our collections: we will rotate themes weekly to cover the Circus, Ca' ...

  • 10:30 am - 12:30 pm 
  • Location: The Ringling Museum 5401 Bay Shore Rd., Sarasota, FL
  • Cost: $5 per child / Free for Members
  • Website:
  • Category: Family Fun

Parent/Caregiver Networking and Kids Fun Zone

Meet new friends and chat with other parents and caregivers while your kids play and read in the picture book ...

Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex Free Try It Class

Join us at Ellenton Ice Skating rink for a free Try-It class every Saturday! The class will be on a first ...

Circus Clinic at South Florida Gymnastics

These exciting one-hour clinics are one of our most popular events! Participants ages 5 – 17 years work with aerial ...

  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Location: South Florida Gymnastics: 3241 59th Drive East, Bradenton, FL
  • Cost: $15 per class
  • Website:
  • Category: Classes

Crafts at Learning Express Toys

Join us for a fun craft activity! Requires reservations

Hello Little Owl Book Signing

Meet Mary Uihlein, author of The Hello Little Owl series of children’s books. The books were lovingly created for her ...

  • 11:00 am -  2:00 pm 
  • Location: The Bazaar on Apricot & Lime, 821 Apricot Ave. Sarasota, Florida
  • Website:
  • Category: Family Fun

Kids and Clay Class at Carla's Clay

Hand building: Saturday 11AM - Noon is the drop-in Kids and Clay class for children ages 6 and up. Kids ...

Painting with a Twist Bradenton Open Studio

Choose your favorite 2 hour painting off of our wall and work independently. You can reserve for 16x20 canvas and always ...

PetSuites Bradenton 1 Year Birthday

Please join us as we celebrate our 1 year birthday. There will be prizes, tasty treats, vendors and more!

Taste of Mixon's

Vendors from all over bring in their delicious goodies for everyone to sample. Win prizes by stopping at each and ...

  • 11:00 am -  3:00 pm 
  • Location: Mixon's Fruit Farms 2525 27th St E, Bradenton, Florida 34208
  • Cost: Free
  • Website:
  • Category: Family Fun

Mommy and Me 2 Yrs at Stage Door Studios

Mommy and Me 2 Yrs at Stage Door Studios

Open Skate at Astro Skate

Saturdays is Open Skate at Astro Skate! $7 + Skate Rental

Canta y Baila Conmigo®: Music and Movement in Spanish

Designed for children ages 0 - 6 with their caregivers, Canta y Baila Conmigo® brings you Spanish immersion and music ...

Holiday Market at Summerfield Park

Come and shop local vendors for all your holiday gifts Who Knew PopUp Market and many amazing vendors will be setting ...

  • 1:00 pm -  5:00 pm 
  • Location: Summerfield Park, 6402 Lakewood Ranch Blvd, Bradenton, FL
  • Cost: Free
  • Website:
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Library Learning: Native American Tools and Technology

How did Florida's early inhabitants survive using only what this land had to offer? Join us for a hands-on exploration ...

  • 1:00 pm -  2:00 pm 
  • Location: Palmetto Library, 923 6th St. W., Palmetto, FL
  • Cost: Free
  • Category: Informational, Free

Canta y Baila Conmigo®: Music and Movement in Spanish

Designed for children ages 0 - 6 with their caregivers, Canta y Baila Conmigo® brings you Spanish immersion and music ...

Kid Ninja at LIVE Training Center

Kid Ninja: ✔Structured, 1 hour class focusing on keeping kids healthy using REAL American Ninja Warrior Obstacles. Our expert coaches teach ...

  • 2:00 pm -  3:00 pm 
  • Location: 1731 12th St. E., Palmetto, FL
  • Cost: $15/class
  • Website:
  • Category: Classes

Family Open Gym at LIVE Training Center

This is a time that the entire family can come train together. Two full hours of open gym gives you ...

Harvest Fall Festival

The BEST Fall Festival in all of Sarasota and its absolutely FREE! We provide FREE food, bounce houses, professional and ...

Hour of Code at Palmetto Public Library

For all ages. Registration required.

Veteran's Day Block Party

FREE celebration of Sarasota’s military nonprofits over Veterans Day weekend, November 9th at CitySide Apartments in the historic Rosemary District. Great ...

Family Yoga at Soul to Soul Yoga

This is a donation only 45 minute class designed for the whole family. Space is limited so please RSVP. If ...

Fire Fest Block Party

Live Music, Food Trucks, Raffles, Art Show, Children's Games, Guinness World Record Attempt and More!

Kids Night Out at Playtime

Drop off event for ages 16 months-7 years. Dinner included. Pre-registration required, no walk ins!

  • 5:00 pm -  8:30 pm 
  • Location: 6124 N US Highway 41, Apollo Beach, FL
  • Cost: $25-$30
  • Website:
  • Category: Other

Parents Night Out at Lakewood Ranch YMCA

Enjoy a night out. On the Second Saturday of each month. Fee: Members Only, $20 for first child, $15 each additional Register ...

Sarasota Lanes Family Fun Night

Two games of cosmic bowling, includes shoe rental.

Sarasota Jungle Gardens to Host “Croc Aid” Event for Endangered Crocodilians

On Saturday, Nov. 9, Sarasota Jungle Gardens is hosting an event to raise money for the Crocodilian ...

  • 5:30 pm -  9:00 pm 
  • Location: Sarasota Jungle Gardens, 3701 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, Florida 34234
  • Cost: Adults-$25, College student with ID- $15
  • Website:
  • Category: Other

Acro Fit Gymnastics Center Kids Night Out

NO is a drop-off favorite! Every Saturday, drop your kids for 4-hours of flips & fun while you enjoy some ...

Nokomis Beach Drum Circle

Nokomis Beach Drum Circle is located in Sarasota County at the main beach area on Casey Key. Every Wednesday and ...

Parent's Night Out at Bounce Down Under

Parents should call to reserve a space but walk-ins may be available if we have space. We will have space ...

Evening Open Gym at Lakewood Ranch Gymnastics

Kids (18 months to 18 years) can explore all the gymnastics equipment and try out new skills in a safe ...

Family Night at Astro Skating Center

Astro Skate is a family. And we love families! We hope to encourage even more of you to come out ...

Sidewalk Science Center at Bradenton RIverwalk

Sidewalk Science Center is a place to explore your curiosity as you take a walk through the park! Kids love ...

Jam Skate at Astro Skate

Saturdays is Jam Skate at Astro Skate! $5 + Skate Rental