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10/21/20
Activities

Marie Selby Gardens

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The Orchid Show As the only botanical garden in the world dedicated to the display and study of orchids, bromeliads, gesneriads and ferns, epiphytes, and tropical plants, Selby Gardens hosts an orchid show each fall focusing on different themes and complimented by a variety of special lectures, classes, and events. The 45th Anniversary Orchid Show: Women Breaking the Glasshouse Ceiling October 10 to November 29, 2020, 10 a.m. to 5...

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10/1/20
Activities

Fruitville Grove Pumpkin Festival

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Every weekend in October 2020! (3rd & 4th, 10th & 11th, 17th & 18th, 24th & 25th and 31st)   Festival Hours: Sat & Sun 10:00 am – 5:00 pm 7410 Fruitville Rd. Sarasota, FL. 34240   Our Farmer’s Market and Pumpkin Palace are open rain or shine during the festival and accept cash and credit cards. Admission, petting zoo, playground, live music, Torres Family Circus, decorated photo spots, costume...

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10/5/19
Activities

Sarasota Oktoberfest

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Sarasota Oktoberfest October 16-18, 2020 JD Hamel Park at Gulfstream and Main Street, Sarasota, FL Friday 4pm-10pm, Saturday 11am-10pm and Sunday 11am-6pm Free Admission Join us for the 3rd Annual Sarasota Oktoberfest in beautiful downtown Sarasota in JD Hamel Park at Gulfstream and Main Street, brought to you by Paragon Festivals, with the Sarasota Downtown Merchants Association and their special guest the Humane Society of Sarasota County. You will be...

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11/6/18
Activities

Fishing Siesta Key

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Siesta Key Fishing Spots Siesta Key offers exceptional year-round fishing for a variety of species due to our sub-tropical climate, variety of habitats and interconnected waterways originating from the steams and rivers of three surrounding counties (Charlotte, Manatee and Sarasota). Whether fishing from a beach, boat, bridge, drift or pier, Sarasota and Siesta Key provide unlimited opportunities for anglers of any age or skill level, with plenty of Bass, Catfish...

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10/15/18
Informative

Siesta Key Public Beach Access Information

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SIESTA BEACH PARK: Main Beach Access Details Map View Nearest Rental Homes Siesta Beach Rental Map Address: 948 Beach Road, Siesta Key, FL 34242 Hours: 6 am – Midnight Phone: (941) 861-5000 Website: https://www.scgov.net/ Beach Cam: https://www.earthcam.com/usa/florida/sarasota/?cam=siestabeach Parking: Approx. 800 Vehicles, Some Handicap Parking Activities and Amenities: 4 Lifeguard Stations, Pet-Friendly, Large Covered Pavilion and Picnic Facilities with Grills, Restrooms, Concessions, Equipment/Facility Rentals, Beach and Floating Wheelchairs Available, Playground Field,...

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08/27/18
Activities

September Activities, Events & Excursions

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72nd Annual Labor Day Regatta: September 1-2, 10 am – 4 pm – Free to Spectators Hosted by the Sarasota Sailing Squadron, this annual event draws hundreds of competitive sailors ages 8-80 from across the U.S. and Canada. Featuring five race courses, live music, barbeque, refreshments and an awards ceremony. 1717 Ken Thompson Parkway Sarasota, FL 34230 – Call: (941) 388-2355 10th annual Downtown Venice Craft Festival: September 1-2, 10 am – 4 pm – Free...

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08/24/18
Local News

Red Tide Information

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You may have seen news reports, heard from a friend, or have scrolled by it in your social media feeds. Dead fish, turtles, dolphins, and many other local sea creatures wash up on our beaches and collecting in our canals. It is a devastating and unsightly scene here in the central gulf coast these past few weeks. This post, I hope, will shed some light onto this natural event. I...

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05/12/18
Public Notice

Beware Of Vacation Home Rental Scams On Craigslist

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We have received reports of internet-based scams involving counterfeit vacation home rental listings on Craigslist which purport to be from various legitimate property management companies in Sarasota, on Siesta Key or Anna Maria Island, and want you to know we NEVER advertise vacation homes for rent on Craigslist. When shopping for homes on VRBO, HomeAway, Airbnb, or Booking.com, please be sure to verify you are corresponding with a legitimate property...

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03/13/17
Local News

Sarasota Florida – Best Places to Live

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Sarasota, FL Ranked #21 Best Places to Live Sarasota just ranked No. 21 on U.S. News & World Reports annual list of the 100 best places to live in the United States. Most all of Florida’s subtropical cities made the list with Sarasota renting the highest. Austin, Texas came in at No. 1. Sarasota hit the 21st spot for it’s warm temperatures, crystal white sand beaches, and the arts and...

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03/1/17
Activities

Boating Fun in Sarasota

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Dockside Bar Hopping Visiting Siesta Key and the Sarasota area for some boating fun? Why not go bar hopping! Dockside bar hopping that is. Check out these great dockside bars in our area. Of course you can get to these great bars by sea and land. Our favorites are Old Salty Dog and Evie’s at Spanish Point. Learn More

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