2017 June Sarasota Events Calendar

The June Sarasota Events Calendar includes the best of the best fun free (or next to nothing) Sarasota happenings.

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June 2, 2017: Lakewood Ranch presents Music on Main the first Friday of each month from 6-9 p.m! Beer, wine and food available. Bring your chairs, but leave coolers at home. Dogs are welcome, but must be kept on a short leash. Overflow parking is available at the Lakewood Ranch Medical Center. Lakewood Ranch is off University Parkway east of I-75.

June 2 - 4, 2017: It's the 5th Annual Sarasota Shootout-White Buffalo Saloon Tarpon Tournament with 2 divisions: kayak and boat. First place prizes: $2,500 biggest girth, $2,500 most releases, plus second and third place cash prizes of $1,500 & $500. Also a chance to win a Hobie Outback Kayak. Captains meeting is June 2 at 6 p.m. at Conley Buick GMC in Bradenton, awards and prizes handed out on June 4 at 4 p.m. at Spanish Point Pub in Osprey. Proceeds from the tournament benefit Operation Second Chance, Heroes on the Water, Valor Service Dogs and All Children’s Hospital. Click here for for entry fees, prizes and more info.

June 3, 2017: It's the Suncoast International Dragon Boat Festival.  Everyone ages 12+ are invited to take part. Gather 24 of your friends, co-workers, church friends, family, etc. and form a team! Boats, life-vests, paddles and coaches are provided...you provide the fun! The fee for corporate teams is $1200. Community, club teams within 200 miles of the venue, and breast cancer teams have a $650 entry fee (that’s only $27 per person for a day of fun!). This event is open to the public for free. $5 parking (cash only). This festival benefits  the local non-profit, In the Pink. Click here for more information or call Jeri at 904-534-3266. Join in on the fun and get bit by the dragon! 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Nathan Benderson Park, 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota. Additional info here.

June 3, 2017: Yo-ho, mateys! Bring the kids to Snook Adams Kids Day for a fun celebration to end the school year. The Anna Maria Island Privateers annual fest includes games and prizes, a treasure hunt, pirates, free pizza, hot dogs and drinks. Plus you can see their pirate ship up close and hop aboard. Free. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Bay Front Park, 316 North Bay Blvd., Anna Maria Island. More info: 941-249-0782. June Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota


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June 3, 2017: Enjoy the family festival World Oceans Day at Mote Aquarium. With games and crafts, marine science and more to learn it's sure to be a fun and informative few hours. 2017's National Theme is "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea." The event is free with regular admission which is $19.75/adults, $14.75/kids (4 - 12). Free for members. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota. More about World Oceans Day here. June Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

June 3, 2017: Check out your aura or look into the future at the Psychic Fair which features Psychic Readings, Mediumship, Tarrot Readings and more. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Readings: 20 minutes for $20. Last reading: 2:30 p.m. 238 W. Tampa Ave., Venice Centre Mall #258 KMI, downtown Venice.

June 6, 2017: It's the 2nd Annual FST Backlot BBQ when it's time to fire up the grill and host a Southern-style Back Lot BBQ fundraiser. There will be live music from the Manatee River Bluegrass Band and all the fixin’s - cooked low and slow. Ribs, chicken, pork, you name it. . Enjoy a cold beverage and bring your appetite to dine in the Goldstein Cabaret. Tickets are $100, of which $60 is tax deductible. A $1000 sponsorship includes 6 tickets, and primary seating. For tickets, contact Melody Mora-Shihadeh, Director of Individual Giving, by phone at  (941) 366-9017 ext326, or by email at mmora-shihadeh@floridastudiotheatre.org. Event time: 6 p.m. Florida Studio Theatre, 1241 N. Palm Avenue, Sarasota, FL.

June 8 - 24, 2017: The Sarasota Orchestra presents The Sarasota Music Festival. From Artist Showcases to Friday Festivals and Saturday Symphonies and Special Recitals, there's lots to take in. For three weeks you can enjoy the best up and coming young musicians from around the world along with chamber music, master classes and concerts.Enjoy classical music at its finest. More about the Sarasota Music Festival here.

There are numerous recurring, fun things to do in Sarasota throughout the year. Click here for my list of recurring Events in Sarasota!

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June 9, 2017: Check out Free Music Friday Night with Andy Perry Country in the Gazebo in Centennial Park in downtown Venice. Bring your lawn chair or blanket. 7 p.m. Free admission. Downtown Venice.

June 9 - 11, 2017: You are invited to enjoy the 2017 USRowing Youth National Championships which serve as the premier junior rowing event in the United States. See approximately 1,500 athletes competing in more than 350 crews, representing some 150 teams from across the country, all vying for national titles in 18 boat classes. Daily 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Ticket prices to be announced. Parking $5. Nathan Benderson Park, 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota, FL.

June 9 - 11, 2017: Enjoy the Bradenton Boat Show with a huge selection of new boats, boating accessories. fishing gear and more. Plus the Captain Joe Fishing School where you can learn from expert anglers. Admission: $5, 12 and under are free. Free parking. Fri - Sat 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Bradenton Area Convention Center, One Haben Blvd, Palmetto. June Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

June 10, 2017: Take the kids to Selby's Splashin Saturdays during June and July and have fun with water activities, water slides and games in the cool shade and around the lagoon and waterfall of the Children's Rain Forest Garden. There are also kids' corner activities and musical entertainment. Regular admission: Adults $20, Children 4-17 $10, Members Free.10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Selby Gardens, 900 South Palm Ave., Sarasota, FL. More info: 941.366.5731 or  click here.

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June 10, 2017: You are cordially invited to Manatee Village Historical Park’s Victorian Cream Tea Party in the outdoor picnic pavilion of Manatee Village from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Dress-up is encouraged. There will be a best hat contest, the prize for which will be a family four pack of tickets to the Florida Railroad Museum. Cream Teas can be distinguished from Afternoon Teas by the food that is served. While an Afternoon Tea may include savory foods like sandwiches, Cream Teas are accompanied by sweet foods like scones and tarts. Adult tickets are $15.00 and include tea with a selection of scones, jams, fresh fruit, and lemon tarts. Tickets for children under 12 years of age are $5.00 and include pink lemonade with a selection of cupcakes, cookies, and brownies.Tickets are on sale from May 1 to June 1, and must be purchased in advance by cash or check. Tickets may be bought in person at Manatee Village, or by mail to Manatee Village Historical Please make checks payable to Bonnie Calliotte. Space is limited. If mailing a check, call in advance to make your reservation: (941) 741-4076. Manatee Village Historical Park is located at 1404 Manatee Avenue East (State Road 64) Bradenton, Florida. Click here for more info.

June 10, 2017: The BMW and Mini Cooper communities are rallying together for Beer, BBQ and BMWs to raise money for All Faiths Food Bank which provides healthy solutions to end child hunger in Sarasota and Desoto counties. 100% of money collected will go directly to All Faiths Food Bank. Enter your BMW or Mini Cooper to reserve a special parking spot and show it off. All vehicles entered will receive a free ticket towards a 50/50 raffle and  be entered into a drawing for a chance to get Free Stainless Steel Brake lines by UUC installed (for most BMW models). The day will also feature free beer from Big Top Brewing, BBQ truck by Smokin Momma Lara's BBQ and The Music Compound will be providing additional indoor space with music and entertainment. 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Elite Motor Works, 1749 Cattlemen Rd, Sarasota, FL. More info and details here.

June 10, 2017: In honor of the City of Venice's 90th Anniversary there will be a Roaring '20s Costume Ball which will feature live band Doug Deming and the Jewel Tones, signature drinks and appetizers, raffles, a silent auction and lots of fun! Period dress is optional. It will be held from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. at the beautiful Summit at Venice building, 200 Nassau St. N., the former location of Hotel Venice originally built in 1926. Tickets are only $10 each and must be purchased in person at the Cashier's Office at Venice City Hall, 401 W. Venice Ave. Hours are 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

June 10 - 11, 2017: The 16th annual St. Armand's Craft Festival is held around circle park. You may view and purchase all kinds of artistic works from over 175 artisans with everything from paintings to jewelry, ceramics, pottery and much more. It's a fun event to stroll along through and look at all the uniquely creative ideas on display. St. Armand's Circle is just over the Ringling Bridge from downtown Sarasota. It's free and there's lots of free parking too. It's from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. both days.

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June 13 - 14, 2017: The Kids Summer Beach Runs are 1-mile beach runs held every Tuesday (through Aug. 8) at Siesta Beach on Siesta Key near the pavilion, and every Wednesday (through Aug. 9) at Brohard Beach (1600 Harbor Drive) next to the Venice Fishing Pier, near Fins at Sharky's, Venice. Participation ribbons awarded along with a free ice pop each week. Registration at each location begins at 5:30 p.m. and the beach run starts promptly at 6:30 p.m. There's a one-time $1 registration fee. The runs are a popular summer event combining exercise and fun. More at 941-861-5000.

June 13 - July 29, 2017: Feld Entertainment and the Ringling Museum present this summer's Hair Raising Circus at the Historic Asolo Theater, "IncrediBello," with Sarasota's own Bello Nock back on a hometown stage. A world-renowned, gravity-defying comedic daredevil with the unmistakable foot-high hair, Bello returns to his hometown to engage audiences with his lovable personality, trademark humor and playful antics. Various show days and times. Tickets are $15 Adults/ $12 Children 12 and under.  5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL. 941-358-3180. Click here for show days, times and more info.

June 16, 2017: Enjoy an evening on the bayfront and some free live music as the 16th annual summer music fest kicks off summer with "Friday Fest '17" at the Van Wezel with live music by blues aficionados Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones! Bring your lawn chair or blanket, take in the music along with the beautiful Sarasota sunset and enjoy food and beverage from local vendors. Outside food and drink is prohibited. This free concert series takes place rain or shine, it moves indoors in case of inclement weather. 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. The Bayfront Lawn, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL   June Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

June 17, 2017: Take the kids to Selby's Splashin Saturdays during June and July and have fun with water activities, water slides and games in the cool shade and around the lagoon and waterfall of the Children's Rain Forest Garden. There are also kids' corner activities and musical entertainment. Regular admission: Adults $20, Children 4-17 $10, Members Free.10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Selby Gardens, 900 South Palm Ave., Sarasota, FL. More info: 941.366.5731 or click here.

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June 17 - 18, 2017: See creativity on display at the 25th annual Downtown Venice Craft Festival. What's featured? Stained glass, photography, personalized products for children and dogs alike, and much more! Stroll through the Green Market for plants, handmade soaps, tangy BBQ sauces and live orchids. Traditionally held on the third Saturday and Sunday of June in downtown Venice, Florida, the hours for the free event are 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. On Miami Avenue W. in downtown Venice. June Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

(Continues) - June 24, 2017: The Sarasota Orchestra presents The Sarasota Music Festival. Enjoy the best up and coming young musicians from around the world. More about the Sarasota Music Festival here.

June 18, 2017: Celebrate Dad's day at the 5th Annual Fathers & Fenders Car Show which will feature about 120 vintage automobiles on display. Trophies, door prizes, music and drinks available. 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Five Points Park, downtown Sarasota.

June 20 - 21, 2017: The Kids Summer Beach Runs are 1-mile beach runs held every Tuesday (through Aug. 8) at Siesta Beach on Siesta Key near the pavilion, and every Wednesday (through Aug. 9) at Brohard Beach (1600 Harbor Drive) next to the Venice Fishing Pier, near Fins at Sharky's, Venice. Participation ribbons awarded along with a free ice pop each week. Registration at each location begins at 5:30 p.m. and the beach run starts promptly at 6:30 p.m. There's a one-time $1 registration fee. The runs are a popular summer event combining exercise and fun. More at 941-861-5000.June Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

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June 23, 2017: Check out Free Music Friday Night with Kat Crosby Band in the Gazebo in Centennial Park in downtown Venice. Bring your lawn chair or blanket. 7 p.m. Free admission. Downtown Venice.

June 24, 2017: Take the kids to Selby's Splashin Saturdays during June and July and have fun with water activities, water slides and games in the cool shade and around the lagoon and waterfall of the Children's Rain Forest Garden. There are also kids' corner activities and musical entertainment. Regular admission: Adults $20, Children 4-17 $10, Members Free.10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Selby Gardens, 900 South Palm Ave., Sarasota, FL. More info: 941.366.5731 or click here.

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June 24 - July 4, 2017: One of the biggest Sarasota happenings of the year on my June Sarasota Events Calendar is the Suncoast Offshore Racing Festival. The Festival is held annually. This race between million-dollar cigarette boats off one of our finest Gulf of Mexico Beaches is one of the must-see Sarasota happenings of the year. You don't need a ticket for the races and you can come as you are. It's smokin' hot! (See July Events Calendar for more Suncoast Offshore Racing Festival Events.) Here's More on the Sarasota Boat Races and Offshore Racing Festival.

June 25, 2017: The Suncoast Grand Prix Car Show takes place from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Main Street in Lakewood Ranch. Cars, live music. Free admission. Enter a car for $15 in advance, $20 day of show – For Info: collectorcarstv@verizon.net - University Parkway east of I-75 to left on Lakewood Ranch Blvd. Follow to Main Street area across from LWR Medical Center. June Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

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June 26 - July 1, 2017: Celebrate the 3rd annual Shark Days at Mote Aquarium with a full week of education and entertainment along with real sharks and real science. Learn about the science behind these incredible animals, ask questions of Mote shark experts, kids can participate in "Sharks & Crafts," a free activity with paid admission. On Saturday, July 1, enjoy the Fins & Fun Family Festival with shark related games, activities and crafts in the Aquarium’s courtyard. Entertainment, fun and more. The family festival, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. on 7/1, is free with regular paid admission. Mote Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota. (941) 388-4441. Click here for more info and the full week's schedule.

June 27 - 28, 2017: The Kids Summer Beach Runs are 1-mile beach runs held every Tuesday (through Aug. 8) at Siesta Beach on Siesta Key near the pavilion, and every Wednesday (through Aug. 9) at Brohard Beach (1600 Harbor Drive) next to the Venice Fishing Pier, near Fins at Sharky's, Venice. Participation ribbons awarded along with a free ice pop each week. Registration at each location begins at 5:30 p.m. and the beach run starts promptly at 6:30 p.m. There's a one-time $1 registration fee. The runs are a popular summer event combining exercise and fun. More at 941-861-5000. June Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

June 28, 2017: It's the by invitation only, the Friendliest Catch Fishing Tournament for the physically and mentally challenged from 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the Sarasota Outboard Club on Ken Thompson Parkway. From downtown Sarasota cross the Ringling Bridge to St. Armand’s Circle, bear to the right, then north toward Longboat Key, watch for the signs and turn right at Ken Thompson Parkway, before the bridge to Longboat Key. June Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

June 29, 2017:  The offshore Grand Prix Festival Kickoff Party & Fundraiser takes place at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens! There will be live music, open bar, and food stations by Michael's on The Bay, silent auction and a 50/50 raffle. Tickets are $150 each. Doors open at 6 p.m. - 10 p.m., Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 811 S Palm Avenue, Sarasota FL. For "Kick Off Party" tickets click here.  June Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

June 30, 2017: You're invited to Meet & Greet who is in the driver seat of the racing boats in the Sarasota Grand Prix Offshore Races.Meet the drivers and get autographs. Adults: $5. 18 & under are free. 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. Hyatt Regency Ballroom, 1,000 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota, FL. June Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

June 30, 2017: Grand Prix Festival "Boats on Main" Downtown Block Party from 6 p.m. - 11 p.m downtown Sarasota. Main Street and Lemon Avenue. Live bands, racing boats and racing teams and more. Music starts at 6:30 p.m. Free admission. June Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota





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