2022 June Sarasota Events Calendar

The June Sarasota Events Calendar includes the best of the best fun, free (or next to nothing) Sarasota Happenings around Sarasota and the Suncoast.

(*Every effort is made to provide as accurate of information as possible, however dates, times, places and event schedules are subject to change without notice due to weather conditions, last minute changes or cancellations made by event organizers, mistakes, misinformation from sources and/or events beyond anyone's control, etc.  We encourage you to check with event organizers to be sure an event is going forward before making plans to attend.)



June 1, 2022: One of the Annual Summer Events in Sarasota: The Kids Summer Beach Runs are 1-mile beach runs held every Tuesday (June 7 - July 26) at Siesta Beach on Siesta Key near the pavilion, and every Wednesday (through June 1 - July 27) at Brohard Beach (1600 Harbor Drive) next to the Venice Fishing Pier, near Fins at Sharky's, Venice. This one-mile fun run for kids is a summer favorite and a great opportunity for families to exercise together and have fun at the beach! Weekly registration begins at 5:30 p.m. with race time at 6:30 p.m. Kids receive a participation ribbon at each run. Complete four runs and earn a free custom t-shirt. No runs the week of July 4th. The runs are a popular summer event combining exercise and fun. Ages 1 - 17. Free. 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. More at 941-861-5000. June Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.com

June 2 - 4, 2021: TBA for 2022. It's the Annual Suncoast Tarpon Shootout Tournament. Prizes and entry fees vary from division to division. Captain's meeting is June 2 at 6 p.m. at Conley Buick in Bradenton, FL. Awards and prizes at 4 p.m. June 4 at Spanish Point, Osprey, FL. The tournament’s goal is to raise $30,000 for 4 charities: Valor Service Dogs, Heroes on the Water, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, and Operation Second Chance.

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June 3, 2022:Lakewood Ranch presents Music on Main the first Friday of each month from 6p.m  - 9 p.m. Fuse will fill the air with Pop & Rock from the 70s to today. 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 3, 2022: Enjoy the Pride 2022 Concert with Moxy Stardust Band featuring local musicians who sing a variety of songs and hit every mood at every concert. 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Centennial Park, downtown Venice, FL.

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June 3 - 5, 2022: Postponed to July 9 - 10, 2022. It's the Sunshine State Outdoor Volleyball Association Summer Tour Stop on Siesta Key. Siesta Key BIG MONEY TOUR 5,000. Divisions: Men's Open; Men's AA; Men's A; Men's BB; Women's Open; Women's AA; Women's A; Women's BB; Coed 2's Open; Coed 2's AA; Coed 2's A; Coed 2's BB; Coed 4's A; Coed 4's B. Saturday: Open  Check In: 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Play starts 8:30 a.m. Adults (All other Divisions)  Check in: 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Play starts at 9:00 a.m. Sunday: Juniors 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. and Play Starts at 8:30 a.m. COED Check in: 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Play Starts at 10:00 a.m. Siesta Key Beach volley ball area. 948 Beach Rd., Siesta Key, FL.

June 4 - 5, 2022: Canceled due to weather. Boats, shopping, and restaurants – all together in one memorable location! The St. Armand's Boat Show is not to be missed! Check out all the boats from top-of-the-line Grady White Boats to Yamaha motors on display in the St. Armand's Circle Park for two days. Come enjoy this free event that’s fun for the entire family!  10 a.m. - 5 p.m. St. Armand's Circle, St. Armand's Key, Sarasota, FL.

June 5, 2022: A fan favorite returns to CoolToday Park! Summer Movie Nights will be held at the ballpark on most Sundays in June and July  The first movie night is Sunday June 5 at 6 p.m. with a showing of the fantasy film "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them." So be sure to check out all the fun. Tickets: 3 & under free, 4 - 9 $3, and 10+ & adults $7. Get your tickets by calling: 941-413-5004 or visit their ticket office at CoolToday Park Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  CoolToday Park, 18800 W Villages Pkwy, Venice, FL

June 5 - 26, 2022: The Sarasota Orchestra presents The Sarasota Music Festival. From Artist Showcases, Friday Festivals, Saturday Symphonies, Rising Stars, Special Recitals, and more, 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. Various venues, dates and times.

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 7 - 8, 2022: One of the Annual Summer Events in Sarasota: The Kids Summer Beach Runs are 1-mile beach runs held every Tuesday (June 7 - July 26) at Siesta Beach on Siesta Key near the pavilion, and every Wednesday (through June 1 - July 27) at Brohard Beach (1600 Harbor Drive) next to the Venice Fishing Pier, near Fins at Sharky's, Venice. This one-mile fun run for kids is a summer favorite and a great opportunity for families to exercise together and have fun at the beach! Weekly registration begins at 5:30 p.m. with race time at 6:30 p.m. Kids receive a participation ribbon at each run. Complete four runs and earn a free custom t-shirt. No runs the week of July 4th. The runs are a popular summer event combining exercise and fun. Ages 1 - 17. Free. 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. More at 941-861-5000.

June 8, 2020: TBA for 2022. The 19th Annual Suncoast Film Festival offers a feature- length program of short films produced by Digital Cinema students at State College of Florida. The narrative, documentary, experimental, and industrial productions explore themes of identity and self, social and safety issues, travel and entrepreneurism. Student filmmakers include Jill Dolan, Alexander Ilardi, Katherine Tsirigotis, and Sarasota Film Festival “20 Hour Best Cinematography” winner Kim Galway. The event is free and open to the public.10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Burns Court Cinemas, 506 Burns Ct, Sarasota, FL.

June 9 - 14, 2022: It's the US Rowing SE Youth National Championships. The championship serves as the premier youth rowing event in the United States with 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. Free admission. Friday, .Saturday, Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Regatta Island, Nathan Benderson Park, 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota, FL. Call 941-358-7275 for more information. June Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.com

June 10, 2022: It's the Free Music Friday Night Concert.with live music at Centennial Park featuring Joseph Lawhorne. Attendees are asked to follow current CDC guidelines. Attendees are asked to bring their own chairs and blankets. No alcohol is permitted in Centennial Park. Free. 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Free and open to the public. Centennial Park, Downtown Venice, FL.



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June 10 - August 13, 2022: The Ringling Museum presents their Summer Circus Spectacular. It's presented in collaboration with The Circus Arts Conservatory of Sarasota. The Summer Circus Spectacular highlights some of the finest circus acts from around the world .Show times are 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturdays. Tickets are $18 Adults/ $12 Children 12 and under. The Historic Asolo Theater, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL. 941-360-7399

June 11, 2022: The Bradenton Marauders are playing a home stand against the Clearwater Threshers and tonight is Star Wars night. Star Wars characters will make appearances at the ballpark and the Marauders will wear Star Wars-themed jerseys that will be auctioned off, with proceeds benefiting the Miracle League of Manasota. The evening concludes with post-game fireworks. Tickets $10 - $14. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Game time: 6:30 p.m. LECOM Park, 1611 9th St W, Bradenton, FL.

June 11, 2022: Check out Big Cat Habitat's 2nd Annual Liger Luau for some summer fun at a luau style evening including special animal guests, Hawaiian inspired cuisine and wild entertainment! There will also be live music, a Daiquiri & Beverage Bar, Silent Auction, Raffle &Games. Tickets include admission, buffet meal, non-alcoholic beverages, special animal guests, entertainment and games! 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. $50 - $75. Big Cat Habitat & Gulf Coast Sanctuary, 7101 Palmer Boulevard, Sarasota, FL. June Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.com

June 11, 2022: It's World Ocean's Day and it's being celebrated all day at Mote Aquarium. Guests can enjoy ocean-themed games, a face painter, educational displays, visits with a children's author, photo ops with Mote's mascots, and more. 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Mote Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL

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June 11 - 12, 2022: The 20th 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. - 4 p.m. both days. June Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.com

June 12, 2022: A fan favorite returns to CoolToday Park! Summer Movie Nights will be held at the ballpark on most Sundays in June and July. The movie is a showing of the film "Encanto." So be sure to check out all the fun. Tickets: 3 & under free, 4 - 9 $3, and 10+ & adults $7. Get your tickets by calling: 941-413-5004 or visit their ticket office at CoolToday Park Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  CoolToday Park, 18800 W Villages Pkwy, Venice, FL June Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.com

June 14 - 15, 2022: One of the Annual Summer Events in Sarasota: The Kids Summer Beach Runs are 1-mile beach runs held every Tuesday (June 7 - July 26) at Siesta Beach on Siesta Key near the pavilion, and every Wednesday (through June 1 - July 27) at Brohard Beach (1600 Harbor Drive) next to the Venice Fishing Pier, near Fins at Sharky's, Venice. This one-mile fun run for kids is a summer favorite and a great opportunity for families to exercise together and have fun at the beach! Weekly registration begins at 5:30 p.m. with race time at 6:30 p.m. Kids receive a participation ribbon at each run. Complete four runs and earn a free custom t-shirt. No runs the week of July 4th. (More at 941-861-5000. The runs are a popular summer event combining exercise and fun. Ages 1 - 17. Free. 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. More at 941-861-5000.June Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

June 17, 2022: After being canceled for 2 summers because of Covid-19 The Van Wezel's Friday Fest is returning this summer! The first Friday Fest will feature YESTERDAYZE, a high-energy 60's show band with great vocals, re-creating favorite songs from the era that changed modern music forever! Every tune a Top-40 hit from 1960 to 1969 featuring classic favorites from The Beatles, The Monkees, The Animals, The Temptations, The Supremes, CCR, The Doors, Jefferson Airplane, The Rolling Stones, and more. From the authentic, colorful costumes to the proven, guaranteed musical quality, YESTERDAYZE offers an upbeat, family-friendly "Flower Power Happy Hour" that’s not to be missed. Free admission. Bring blankets or lawn chairs, take in the music and the sunset, and enjoy food and beverage from local vendors. Friday Fest takes place in “rain or shine.” In the event of inclement weather, the festival will move indoors to our grand foyer or main stage of the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. Bringing in food, beverages and coolers from outside Friday Fest is prohibited. 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall lawn, 777 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL. June Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.com

sarasota-events-offshore-boat-racingThe Sarasota Boat Races and Suncoast Summer festival

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June 18 - 19, 2022 See creativity on display at the 29th 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 W Venice Avenue in downtown Venice, FL. June Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

June 19, 2022: A fan favorite returns to CoolToday Park! Summer Movie Nights will be held at the ballpark on most Sundays in June and July. The movie is a showing of the film " Angels in the Outfield." So be sure to check out all the fun. Tickets: 3 & under free, 4 - 9 $3, and 10+ & adults $7. Get your tickets by calling: 941-413-5004 or visit their ticket office at CoolToday Park Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Father’s Day on June 19th will see an even more unique experience, giving fathers the opportunity to play catch on the field with their kids at 6 p.m. before the movie begins. Advance reservations are not required, however, before entering the field you will need to register and receive a wristband. Space is limited and filled on a first come first serve basis, and a ticket for Movie Night is required. CoolToday Park, 18800 W Villages Pkwy,  Venice, FL

June 21 - 22, 2022: One of the Annual Summer Events in Sarasota: The Kids Summer Beach Runs are 1-mile beach runs held every Tuesday (June 7 - July 26) at Siesta Beach on Siesta Key near the pavilion, and every Wednesday (through June 1 - July 27) at Brohard Beach (1600 Harbor Drive) next to the Venice Fishing Pier, near Fins at Sharky's, Venice. This one-mile fun run for kids is a summer favorite and a great opportunity for families to exercise together and have fun at the beach! Weekly registration begins at 5:30 p.m. with race time at 6:30 p.m. Kids receive a participation ribbon at each run. Complete four runs and earn a free custom t-shirt. No runs the week of July 4th. The runs are a popular summer event combining exercise and fun. Ages 1 - 17. Free. 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. More at 941-861-5000.June Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.com

June 24, 2022: Don't miss the 6th Annual Bob Rizi Memorial Golf Classic at The Meadows Country Club! This iconic golf tournament benefits Suncoast Charities for Children and fills up fast. Foursomes include breakfast, tee sign, player gift, post-tournament lunch and a great day on the links! Sign up your foursome! Tournament Play Held On The Meadows Course Only. Player Check-In & Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m | Shotgun start at 9 a.m.Tournament limited to 36 foursomes on a first come first served basis. Two golf carts will be provided to each foursome.The Meadows Country Club, 3101 Longmeadow, Sarasota, FL. June Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.com

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June 24, 2022: Can you carry a tune? Always wanted to sing in a group? Sing with us! Our NEW men's group, "Jonesin' 4 the Chord" is looking for talented singers ready to thrill audiences with old and new music. A musical alliance with Sarasota Chorus of the Keys. Come and audition.  7 p.m. - 8 p.m. The Music Compound, 1751 Cattlemen Road Sarasota, FL.

June 24, 2022: It's the Free Music Friday Night Concert.with live music at Centennial Park featuring Doug Burns. Attendees are asked to follow current CDC guidelines. Attendees are asked to bring their own chairs and blankets. No alcohol is permitted in Centennial Park. Free. 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Free and open to the public. Centennial Park, Downtown Venice, FL. June Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

Sarasota Offshore Boat Racing Florida

June 24 - July 14, 2022: Two of the biggest Sarasota happenings of the year are  the Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix AND the Suncoast Summer Fest with many of the same events and still benefiting Suncoast Charities for Children! The two events are held annually. However, the race between million-dollar cigarette boats off one of our finest Gulf of Mexico Beaches and one of the must-see Sarasota events of the year, is no longer connected to the Suncoast Summer Fest and Suncoast Charities for Children, for the first time in the past 36 years. But, as for the offshore boat races, you don't need a ticket for the races and you can come as you are. It's smokin' hot! The Powerboat P1-produced race is set for July 2-3 and is third of eight races in the 2022 American Power Boat Association Offshore National Championship Series. Here's More on the Sarasota Boat Races AND the Suncoast Summerfest!

June 25, 2022: Check out NBP Rec Day! This is a great opportunity for natural sound and family-friendly imagery on the water. For a small fee, children and their parents and siblings can get out on the water with their choice of our equipment, and switch out at their whim — kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddle boards, a pedal pontoon boat, even a 15-foot sailboat with captain (masks required). $10 per person. $5 per adult with accompanying child. Free for children ages 6 and younger. Family maximum: $35 (for households of five or more) All must complete the waiver form. Fishing licenses are required for all participants 14 and older who choose to fish. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Nathan Benderson Park, 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota, FL. June Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.com

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June 26, 2022: Get set for the 38th Annual Siesta Key Triathlon. There's a .3 mile swim, a 12.2 mile bike race and a 3.1 mile run. The course includes Siesta Key Beach and benefits the national champion Sarasota Sharks Swim Team. Various options and registration fees. 7 a.m. - 11 a.m. Siesta Key Beach, 948 Beach Road, Sarasota, FL.June Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.com

June 26, 2022: A fan favorite returns to CoolToday Park! Summer Movie Nights will be held at the ballpark on most Sundays in June and July. The movie is a showing of the film " The Goonies." So be sure to check out all the fun. Tickets: 3 & under free, 4 - 9 $3, and 10+ & adults $7. Get your tickets by calling: 941-413-5004 or visit their ticket office at CoolToday Park Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  CoolToday Park, 18800 W Villages Pkwy, Venice, FL

June 28 - 29, 2022: One of the Annual Summer Events in Sarasota: The Kids Summer Beach Runs are 1-mile beach runs held every Tuesday (June 7 - July 26) at Siesta Beach on Siesta Key near the pavilion, and every Wednesday (through June 1 - July 27) at Brohard Beach (1600 Harbor Drive) next to the Venice Fishing Pier, near Fins at Sharky's, Venice. This one-mile fun run for kids is a summer favorite and a great opportunity for families to exercise together and have fun at the beach! Weekly registration begins at 5:30 p.m. with race time at 6:30 p.m. Kids receive a participation ribbon at each run. Complete four runs and earn a free custom t-shirt. No runs the week of July 4th. The runs are a popular summer event combining exercise and fun. Ages 1 - 17. Free. 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. More at 941-861-5000. https://mote.org/experiences/details/world-ocean-day-at-mote

June 29, 2022: It's by invitation only, the Friendliest Catch Fishing Tournament for the physically and mentally challenged. This event is limited to clients with special needs who receive services from local non-profit agencies supported by Suncoast Charities for Children, the organizers of the annual Suncoast Summer fest, formerly known as the Offshore Racing Festival. This private event is a special day out on the water for mentally and physically challenged. Sarasota Outboard Club, 1604 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL. June Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.com

June 29 - August 13, 2022: The Ringling Museum presents their Summer Circus Spectacular. It's presented in collaboration with The Circus Arts Conservatory of Sarasota. The Summer Circus Spectacular highlights some of the finest circus acts from around the world .Show times are 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturdays. Tickets are $18 Adults/ $12 Children 12 and under. The Historic Asolo Theater, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL. 941-360-7399. June Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.com


A BLAST FROM THE PAST SUMMER FESTS

Bikini contest downtown Sarasota Racing Fest

Originally a part of the Suncoast Summer fest's previous incarnation, the Offshore Grand Prix festival, this event has been on hiatus for several years, but we bet it will return at some point in the future as it has been an on/off event in the festival. Here's more on the original "Miss Super Boat Grand PrixBikini Contest of years past.  June Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.com









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