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March 4 Music in our Gardens: String, Brass & Woodwind Ensemble
(941) 955-0875 Sarasota Garden Club
March 10 - May Carot to Picasso: European Masterworks
(941) 359-5700 Smith College Museum of Art John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art
March 1-31 Cincinnati Reds Spring Training,
March 16 - 25 Sarasota County Fair
(941) 365-0818 Fun, music and entertainment for everyone, including Eddie Money, Trace Adkins, Black Hawk, a petting zoo, rides, games, food and much more.
March 18 - 24 21st Annual Sarasota Jazz Festival
(941) 366-1552 Featuring Marian McPartland, Billy Taylor, Dick Hyman, Bucky & John Pizzarelli and a special Dixieland Circus on March 26, 2000.
March 28 - 31 Sarasota High School Sailor Circus
April 11th Annual Florida Winefest and Auction
941/952-1109 The Resort at Longboat Key Club. The nation's third largest charity wine event. The four-day event involves 100 international vintners and some of the country's hottest chefs pouring and preparing their finest. Silent and live auctions, the Leggs Mason-Wilson Vintage Tennis Classic, a 5K run, seminars, and wine tasting are among the many activities involved in this event.
April 4 - 7 Sarasota High School Sailor Circus
April 7 - 8 Venice Shark?s Tooth Festival
April 7- 8 64th Annual Flower Show
(941) 955-0875 Held at the Sarasota Garden Club
April 18 - 22 Florida Winefest & Auction
(941) 952-1109 Third largest wine auction in the U.S. held at the Resort at Longboat Key Club.
May 12 Classic Corvette Car Show
(941) 388-1554 St. Armands Circle
June Sarasota Music Festival
Florida West Coast Symphony Phone: 941/953-9634 The internationally acclaimed music festival attracts some of the world's top chamber musicians for three weeks of incomparable music.
June 4 - 23 Sarasota Music Festival
(941) 953-4252 In it's 37th season, this chamber music celebration features world renowned artists and musical masterpieces.
June 23 Family Day at the Races
(941) 388-1554 Kick-off of the Suncoast Offshore Grand Prix Races
June 21 - July 1 Suncoast Offshore Grand Prix Festival
(941) 371-2827 American Power Boat Association sanctioned boat races in and around Sarasota Bay.
October 28 - 29 Downtown Sarasota Fall Festival
October 13 - 14 Armands Circle Art & Craft Festival
November 3 - 4 Venice Art Festival
November 11 Sarasota Reading Festival
(941) 957-5109 Celebrate the joys of reading at this family event at the Selby Public Library and on the streets of downtown.
December 7-8 Selby Gardens by Candlelight
December 8 Downtown Holiday Parade