2019 September Sarasota
Events Calendar

The September Sarasota Events Calendar includes the best listing of fun things to do in Sarasota, Florida and around the sun coast.



September 1, 2019: It's time to enjoy The 11th annual Downtown Venice Craft Festival. Art and craft vendors will be displaying their works. Everything from functional art to gift items including a wide variety of ceramics, jewelry, stained glass, metal works and much more, to a green market with plants and things! Miami Ave. W.,in downtown Venice, Florida. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free admission and parking. 

September 1, 2019: To put a little fun in the dog days of a Sarasota summer it's the AquaPalooza 2019, an on the water party for boaters with music and fun in the sun, free give-aways and more. The fest takes place at New Pass Sandbar, just in front of the MarineMax Marina, 1601 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL. The fest is being called "the largest party on the water" by organizers. Have fun, stay safe and be safe. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. More info: 941-388-4411

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September 1 - 2, 2018: Sailing is the name of the game when the Sarasota Sailing Squadron puts on its 72nd Annual Labor Day Regatta, its biggest event of the year. The event is attended by sailors from ages 8 to 80, both from the U.S. and Canada and it draws about a thousand visitors each year. It's free viewing for spectators. On City Island at 1717 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL. Click here for more  or 941-388-2355. September Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.com

September 1 - 2, 2019: The two week celebration known as Pioneer Days wraps up in Englewood with the 63rd Annual Pioneer Days Festival from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Parade at 9 a.m. on Monday, Labor Day, on Dearborn Street. Other fun over the three days includes Cardboard Boat Races, Shipwreck Dance, Open Car Show, a Diaper Derby, a Fish-a-Thon, a Corvette Car Show and more. West Dearborn Street, Olde Englewood Village. The Pioneer Days Parade begins at 9 a.m. at St. Raphael's Church. The annual traditional Parade route follows Olde Englewood Road, turns onto west Dearborn Street, proceeds to north McCall Road, turns left on north McCall Road. Click for the full schedule and more info here.

If you are a true lover of nature check out this list of September Sarasota Nature Events!

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September 2, 2019: The two week celebration known as Pioneer Days wraps up in Englewood with the 63rd Annual Pioneer Days Parade on Monday, Labor Day, at 9 a.m. The Pioneer Days Parade begins at 9 a.m. at St. Raphael's Church. The Parade route follows Olde Englewood Road, turns onto west Dearborn Street, proceeds to north McCall Road, turns left on north McCall Road. Click for the full schedule and more info here.

September 6, 2019: Lakewood Ranch presents Music on Main the first Friday of each month from 6 p.m.- 9 p.m.! Live music with GoodbyeEddie, 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. September Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

September 6, 2018: Check out Ringling Underground with local and regional live music while up and coming artists showcase their works in the museum courtyard. 8 p.m. - 11 p.m.  Admission: $15. Free for  Members and College Students w/ ID and free with "Art After Five" admission, College Students Free with College ID. Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota. 941-359-5700. September Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

September 7, 2019: The 16th Annual Venice Triathlon takes place with these events: Swim 400 meters - Bike 11.5 Miles - Run 5K. The event is USAT sanctioned and is open to individuals or relay teams. The morning starts at 7:30 a.m. sharp at Sharky's on the Pier, 1600 S. Harbor Drive, Venice, FL and moves in a closed course through downtown Venice. And here's more info and sign up.

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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September 7, 2019: Enjoy Literacy Under the Trees in celebration of International Literacy Day. This fun and family-oriented event will feature various literacy activities and readings for all ages to enjoy. The park's normal entrance fees will be waived if you donate a gently used family friendly book or present a library card upon entrance on this date. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Oscar Scherer State Park, 1843 South Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL   

September 7, 2019: Enjoy $7 dollar Saturday at Mote Aquarium! Florida residents may take advantage of discounted admission every Saturday through September, 2019. Experience a world of wonder at Mote Aquarium and enjoy all they have to offer. Florida residents of all ages, valid for up to 4 people in a party. Proof of Florida residency required for at least one in the party. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL. 941-388-4441.

September 7, 2019: Check out some heavenly bodies during Sidewalk Astronomy courtesy of the local group of Deep Sky Observers. Telescopes will be up and available for public viewing from sunset. - 10 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. (weather permitting). Celery Fields / Sarasota Audubon. The Celery Fields, 6893 Palmer Blvd, Sarasota, FL. Telescopes are set up in the parking lot at the southeast corner of the Celery Fields. (The intersection of Palmer Blvd. and Center Road.). Visitor parking is available in the parking lot on the west side of the Audubon Society building. September Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

September 11, 2018: You're invited to the "Pay Tribute to Heroes" Memorial Service, in remembrance of those lost on September 11, 2001, organized by the Manatee County Fire Chief's Association. 8:30 a.m. at the Emergency Services Memorial at the Riverwalk, 400 3rd Avenue West, downtown Bradenton. September Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota



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September 11, 2018: Fellow Veterans and All Patriots are invited to the 6th Annual 9.11 Victims and Fallen Heroes Memorial Ceremony. The program will be from 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and will feature guest speakers and more. The 9.11 Victims and Fallen Military Heroes Memorial honors the more than 3,000 people killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and the more than 6,852 US Military Servicemen and Women who have been killed in the War on Terrorism. Patriots Park, 800 Venetia Bay Blvd, Venice, FL. 

September 13, 2019: You are invited to explore Historic Spanish Point in the moonlight! On our Full Moon walking ghost tour you will hear stories of intrigue and mystery about Sarasota and Florida history as you visit the historic houses, prehistoric burial mound and pioneer cemetery of Historic Spanish Point. Each full moon there will be two tours a night starting at the Gazebo. 8 p.m. or 9 p.m. $20. Historic Spanish Point, 337 North Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL. Click here for tickets and more info.

September 13 - 14, 2019: Well, jeepers-creepers! It's the 2nd annual Suncoast Jeep Festival complete with local and national Jeep vendors, food vendors, games and activities and some amazing raffle prizes. There will be an obstacle course for Jeepers and an RTI ramp for measuring your Jeep’s flex. They will have a moment of silence to recognize those military, police and firefighters who lost their lives for their community and country. $15 - $40. Fri 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., Sat: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sarasota Fairgrounds, 3000 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL. Info: 941-374-5511.

September 13 - 15, 2019: Check out the Sarasota Bradenton Fall Home Show for new ideas for your home. See home improvement experts for advice and interesting products for your home. Friday & Saturday: 10 a.m. 7 p.m., Sunday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. $10 admission, Free parking. Free admission with on line registration. Robarts Arena at the Sarasota Fairgrounds, 3000 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, FL. September Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

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September 14, 2019: Enjoy $7 dollar Saturday at Mote Aquarium! Florida residents may take advantage of discounted admission every Saturday through September, 2019. Experience a world of wonder at Mote Aquarium and enjoy all they have to offer. Florida residents of all ages, valid for up to 4 people in a party. Proof of Florida residency required for at least one in the party. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL. 941-388-4441.

September 14, 2019: It's the Braden River Bluegrass Festival with live music from Host Band, Highway 41 South, Blast Of Grass out of Jacksonville, Penny Creek from Palm Bay,  and Duck Wallow Lane from Plant City. Vendors, food and more. 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Admission: $15. Free for those 10 and under. Linger Lodge Restaurant and RV Campground, 7205 85th St. Court E., Bradenton, FL. 941-755-2757.

September 20, 2019: Enjoy an evening on the bay front and some free live music at the 18th annual summer music fest, "Friday Fest," at the Van Wezel with  the high-energy band, Ari and the Alibis! Infusing funk, jazz and samba with blues, soul and rock, this 5-piece group has earned two Grammy® nods (Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance) and an award for "Best Original Song by a Local Group" in the Bradenton Times "Best of the Bay." Bring your lawn chair or blanket, take in the music along with the beautiful Sarasota sunset and enjoy food from food trucks and drinks from local vendors. Outside food and drink is prohibited. This free concert 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. September Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

September 21, 2019: Get set for the 35th Annual Siesta Key Triathlon. There's a .3 mile swim, a 13 mile bike race and a 3.1 mile run. The course includes Siesta Key Beach and benefits the national champion Sarasota YMCA Sharks Swim Team. Various options and registration fees. 7:30 a.m. Siesta Key Beach, 948 Beach Road, Sarasota, FL. Click here for more info and sign up.

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September 21, 2019: Help Keep Sarasota County Beautiful on the Annual International Coastal Clean Up Day. Various locations include: Sarasota, Venice, Laurel, Nokomis, North Port and Englewood. At Oscar Scherer State park you may paddle or walk along South Creek picking up trash on the banks or by walking the shores of the freshwater lakes. Free event and park entry for registered participants. Canoes are provided but limited. Registration opens in early August, 2019. (941) 861-5000  9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Click here for updates, locations and more information.

September 21, 2019: Enjoy $7 dollar Saturday at Mote Aquarium! Florida residents may take advantage of discounted admission every Saturday through September, 2019. Experience a world of wonder at Mote Aquarium and enjoy all they have to offer. Florida residents of all ages, valid for up to 4 people in a party. Proof of Florida residency required for at least one in the party. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL. 941-388-4441.

September 21, 2019: Let your palette enjoy the 6th annual "A Taste of Downtown Sarasota" with menu tastings from your favorite downtown restaurants along with fine wine pairings and assorted beers, all in a unique setting at the historic Sarasota Opera House. Proceeds benefit Sarasota Youth Opera. Tickets: $75 per person.1 p.m. Sarasota Opera House, 61 N. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota, FL. September Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

September 21, 2019: Celebrate Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day Live at the Ringling Museum. All venues of the Ringling Museum will be open and free of charge as part of Museum Day Live! It's a great time and price to explore the Ringling Museums and grounds. Explore paintings and sculptures in the Museum of Art and enjoy the grounds all together! Ringling Museum: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL.




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September 22, 2018: Get ready for Oktoberfest! The German themed beer fest will take place along with food from the Schnitzel Trailer, live music starting at 4 p.m. and more. 12 p.m. - 11 p.m. Darwin Brewing Company, 803 17th Ave. W., Bradenton, FL. 941-747-1970. September Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

September 27 - 29, 2019: It's the 8th Annual Suncoast Spearfishing Challenge. The event is hosted by Marina Jack and benefits a new charity each year. Each year, for this exciting underwater hunt and challenge, there is free entry for Military, Fire, EMS and Law Enforcement personnel. Marina Jack, 2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota, FL. Across from downtown on the bay front.

September 28, 2019: It's National Public Lands Day. Taking place at Shamrock Park,the event is focused on exotic invasive plant removal, pruning and general clean-up. 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.. 3900 Shamrock Drive, Venice, FL.General Volunteer Questions: volunteer@scgov.net, 941-861-5000. More info and to volunteer, click here.

September 28, 2019: The Annual National Public Lands Day will be observed at Oscar Scherer State Park. Volunteer and take part in the work service projects. Park entrance and lunch is free for event registered volunteers. Event is free. Free live music. It's a work project to give back to the environment for all ages, fun activities & various demonstrations & informational booths. Free park entry. Event is from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Oscar Scherer State Park, Rt. 41, 1843 South Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL. More info at:(941) 483-5957. September Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

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September 28, 2019: Enjoy $7 dollar Saturday at Mote Aquarium! Florida residents may take advantage of discounted admission every Saturday through September, 2019. Experience a world of wonder at Mote Aquarium and enjoy all they have to offer. Florida residents of all ages, valid for up to 4 people in a party. Proof of Florida residency required for at least one in the party. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL. 941-388-4441.

September 28, 2019: Enjoy the 4th Annual Venice Beach Party with live music food, drinks and a good time. Get in the party mood with Live Music (tba), Children’s Activities, Food Vendors, Beer and Spirits. Free admission. 2:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. No coolers/no pets. Venice Beach, 101 The Esplanade, Venice, FL. September Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

September 28 - 29, 2019: It's the Mystical Bazaar 2019. Find fun and mystical connections and experiences! It is a marketplace hosting many different things: Vendors, Psychic Readers, Speakers, Message Gallery, Healers, Aura Photos, Gemstones and Jewelry, Metaphysical Items. Over 70 Exhibits with products and services. You'll find Psychic and Intuitive Readers including Tarot, Palm, Medium, and more along with Mystical Dancers and Artists who weave through the crowd at various times throughout the day. 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Admission: $5. Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL. September Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.com

September 29, 2018: Check out the Oktoberfest at Calusa Brewing which will feature The Schnitzel Trailer on site and serving authentic Bavarian cuisine plus  special release beers. 2 p.m. Calusa Brewing, 5701 Derek Ave., Sarasota, FL 941-922-8150.

September 29, 2019: Enjoy Sarasota's own Ski-A-Rees Water Ski Team and their first Sunday afternoon show of the new fall season at 2 p.m. at Ski-A-Ree Stadium. This free show takes place at 1602 Ken Thompson Parkway (near/behind Mote Marine Aquarium on the water.) More info at: 388-1666. September Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota








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