2021 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.

(*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.  Before making any major plans check with event organizers to confirm date of event. This Calendar is updated as information is made available.)



September 1 - 3, 2021: Enjoy Selby Gardens' 41st Annual Virtual Juried Photographic Exhibition now on display. Last year more than 500 submissions were received and, to Celebrate Selby Gardens, all photos were taken at their Downtown Sarasota or Historic Spanish Point campuses. There are five categories. They begin accepting photos on Sunday, August 1, 2021. In-person submissions will not be accepted, all photos must be submitted digitally.

September 1 - 6, 2021: Canceled for 2021. The annual Englewood Pioneer Festival is a family-friendly occasion filled with fun events. Englewood Pioneer Days Committee statement, in part: "After talks with Sarasota County, the Committee has been made aware of the construction and improvements scheduled to start at the end of June or beginning of July.  The revamping of Dearborn Street is to take place all summer; the next phase: the Pioneer Park amphitheater to begin September 1. Unfortunately, the timing is not in line with Pioneer Days Events. The Committee has looked into other options and avenues - quite literally - but there is not another safe option as far as the festival and parade are concerned. It’s difficult to imagine missing yet another year of Pioneer Days Events; we will miss everyone but with safety concerns and the construction - it just isn’t possible. We look forward to planning the 2022 events and using the brand new park for our festival."

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September 2, 2021: It's the 5th Summer Foodie Fest, A taste of Venice. 15+ restaurants serving up all the Tastes You Can Eat! Attendees must be at least 21 years of age. 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. “Early Bird” Tickets are $15 until they are sold out. General admission $20.Tickets include all Food Tastings. Beverages are available at the Cash Bar. Hotel Venezia, 425 US 41 Bypass N, Venice FL.

September 2, 2021: Check out Ringling Underground with local and regional live music in the museum courtyard while up and coming artists showcase their works also 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

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September 3, 2021: Postponed For 2021 TFN. Lakewood Ranch presents Music on Main the first Friday of each month from 6 p.m.- 9 p.m.! Live music, 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 3 - 5, 2021: The Sarasota Sailing Squadron (SSS) will host the 73rd Annual Labor Day Regatta. The Labor Day Regatta is the longest running annual regatta in the southeast since 1946. The signature event for the SSS, the regatta draws hundreds of competitive sailors from across the U.S. and Canada. its biggest event of the year. The event is attended by sailors from ages 8 to 80 and it draws about a thousand visitors each year. It's free viewing for spectators. Fri: 4 p.m. - 8 p.m., Sat: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Sun: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. On City Island at 1717 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL.

September 4, 2021: 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. Celebrate International Literacy Day with local organizations in a fun outdoor setting all about literacy awareness, reading and being in nature. Literacy activities and crafts available for kids young and old. 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. - 2 p.m. Oscar Scherer State Park, 1843 South Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL   

September 4, 2021: Canceled for 2021. It's NBP Rec Days! A great way to get on the water, family-style! Participants will have the opportunity to try stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, canoes, fishing and more. Fee is $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 forms.  Fishing licenses are required for all participants 14 and older who choose to fish. NBP Rec Days! are held at the base of the finish tower on Regatta Island. Depending on events, however, they may move to the west shore, near the playground. Signs will be in place to direct you, either way. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Nathan Benderson Park, 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota FL.

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September 4, 2021: Rescheduled from August 21st due to an illness in the band, It's the Majesty of Rock Concert at Cool Today Park. Majesty of Rock is a talented group of musicians who banded together for the express purpose of faithfully re-creating the look and sounds of the two American super groups: Journey and Styx. Fronted by the amazing John D’Agostino, this band boasts the exceptional musical talents of five highly experienced musicians who not only capture every nuance of Journey in their iconic Steve Perry days, but also the vocal essence of Dennis DeYoung and Tommy Shaw of Styx. General admission $12. Gates open at 6 p.m. Music begins at 8 p.m. CoolToday Park, 18800 W Villages Pkwy, Venice, FL.

September 4 - 5, 2021: It's time to enjoy The 12th annual Labor Day Weekend 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!  10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free admission but tickets are REQUIRED. Free parking. 401 West Venice Ave in Venice, FL.

September 5, 2021: To put a little fun in the dog days of a Sarasota summer it's the AquaPalooza 2021, an on the water party for boaters with music and fun in the sun, free give-aways and more. Music Lineup: 10am - 11:30am - Hatley Duo, 12:00pm - 1:30 pm - Kettle of Fish, 2pm - 4pm - Wild Horses. 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.

September 6, 2021: Canceled for 2021: Englewood's  64th Annual Pioneer Days Parade on Monday, Labor Day, at 9 a.m. Englewood Pioneer Days Committee statement, in part: "After talks with Sarasota County, the Committee has been made aware of the construction and improvements scheduled to start at the end of June or beginning of July.  The revamping of Dearborn Street is to take place all summer; the next phase: the Pioneer Park amphitheater to begin September 1. Unfortunately, the timing is not in line with Pioneer Days Events. The Committee has looked into other options and avenues - quite literally - but there is not another safe option as far as the festival and parade are concerned. It’s difficult to imagine missing yet another year of Pioneer Days Events; we will miss everyone but with safety concerns and the construction - it just isn’t possible. We look forward to planning the 2022 events and using the brand new park for our festival."



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September 7, 2019: TBA for 2021. 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 8, 2021: It's NBP Rec Days! A great way to get on the water, family-style! Participants will have the opportunity to try stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, canoes, fishing and more. Fee is $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 forms.  Fishing licenses are required for all participants 14 and older who choose to fish. NBP Rec Days! are held at the base of the finish tower on Regatta Island. Depending on events, however, they may move to the west shore, near the playground. Signs will be in place to direct you, either way. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Nathan Benderson Park, 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota FL.

September 8 - 24, 2021: Check out ArtCenter Manatee which opens its new season with an exciting roster of exhibits, events, classes and new handcrafted gifts in the artisan gift shop. They begin their season with an open, all media, juried show, Create, with a first-place award of $1,500. Create will draw artists from a 4-county area and will be free and open to the public. On display September 8-24. With exhibits that change monthly in their three galleries there is sure to be something to delight and engage the most discriminating art enthusiast and collector. ArtCenter Manatee, 209 9th St W, Bradenton, FL.

September 9, 2021: There will be a Tribute to Heroes 20th Anniversary Luncheon, remembering those lost on September 11, 2001. Presented by the Emergency Services Memorial Committee, the Tribute to Heroes luncheon will feature special guest speaker State Representative Tommy Gregory of District 73. Tickets: $35 per person for Emergency Services Personnel, $45 per person for civilian attendees. Dress: Emergency Services - Class A / Civilian - Business Attire. To reserve your tickets email: MWilliamson@parrishFd.org. 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. The Grove Restaurant, 10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch, FL.

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September 10, 2021: The University of South Florida will host a ceremony on the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus to mark the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks; a ceremony with guest speakers, a local children’s choir, military and local first responders and a display of flags to mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Guests include: Regional Chancellor Karen A. Holbrook; retired New York City firefighter Garrett C. Lindgren, who was among the first responders at the World Trade Center; the St. Stephen’s Episcopal School children’s choir; Robert E. Willis Elementary School student Adyson Shortridge, who will sing the National Anthem; and local military and first responders. The ceremony will start at 8:15 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 10, with a flag-raising event. Separately, on Tuesday, Sept. 7, at 1 p.m., students, staff and faculty will plant 2,977 flags in the campus courtyard lawn to memorialize the victims of the terrorist attacks. The ceremony will shift to the courtyard following the flag-raising event. A reception will be held after the ceremony in the Selby Auditorium. USF Sarasota-Manatee campus, 8350 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL. September Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

September 10, 2021: You are invited to join SCF Student Veterans of America and Veteran Services for their 9/11 Memorial Ceremony. The ceremony will remember those lost in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The ceremony will be taking place near the flag poles between the Library & Learning Center and the SCF Neel Performing Arts Center. Participants in the ceremony will be members of the College’s chapter of Student Veterans of America. The event will also be live streamed on the SCF Facebook page. 8:40 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. SCF Bradenton south entrance flagpole on 60th Ave. W. Bradenton, FL, near the Library and Learning Center, Building 3.

September 10, 2021: Canceled 9/10/21 due to the City of Venice suspending special event permits for events taking place on public property in Venice as of August 24, 2021. It's the Free Music Friday Night Concert. Enjoy the music of Phoenix Rising in downtown's Centennial Park. Free and open to the public.7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Family and friend groups are asked to limit to 6 people sitting together, to remain socially distanced from other seated groups, and to follow current CDC guidelines. Attendees are asked to bring their own chairs and blankets. No alcohol is permitted in Centennial Park. Centennial Park, downtown Venice, FL.

September 10 - 12, 2021: 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 at the door,free passes on line. 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 11, 2021: In partnership with SunCoast Blood Centers, the Sarasota Farmers Market will be holding a special 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony and Blood Drive to commemorate the victims and first responders who lost their lives. Mayor of Sarasota, Hagen Brody will commence the ceremony at 8:20 a.m. Bell ringing will commence at 8:46 a.m., the time that the first plane hit Tower One; followed by three separate rings to mark attacks on the Second Tower, the Pentagon and Flight 93. SunCoast Blood Centers will also be collecting life-saving blood donations in honor of the occasion, with Donation Buses at both ends of Lemon Avenue (intersections of First Street and Pineapple Avenue).  Donors will receive a 9/11 Remembrance decal and their names will be engraved on a special 9/11 Twenty-Year Remembrance Plaque for public display. All donors will receive a COVID-19 antibody screening. 8:00 a.m. Sarasota Farmer's Market, 1 N. Lemon Ave., downtown Sarasota, FL.

September 11, 2021: Join Lakewood Ranch Main Street for a morning of 9/11 remembrance. Stop and sign the remembrance cube monument designed by Fawley Bryant and constructed by Willis Smith. Located under the breezeway adjacent to the Lakewood Ranch Information Center (8131 Lakewood Main St, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202). The 9/11 Day of Remembrance will feature: 9 a.m. - Moment of silence, 9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. - Speakers & tribute performances, 9:30 a.m. - Signing of the monument. 9 a.m. - 10 a.m., 8131 Lakewood Main St, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202

September 11, 2021: It's The Tribute to Heroes 20th Anniversary Memorial Remembrance. A special Memorial Service will be held at the Emergency Services Memorial Site to pay tribute to those who perished on the attacks on 9/11 as well as to honor the Manatee County Emergency Responders who risk their lives everyday protecting the community. This free Tribute to Heroes Memorial Service will be from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. at Rossi Park, 400 3rd Avenue W., Bradenton, FL. Organized by the Manatee County Fire Chief's Association. September Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

September 11, 2021: Fellow Veterans and All Patriots are invited to the 20th Anniversary Commemoration of 9-11 at the 9-11 Monument in Patriots Park in Venice. The Lion Rampants Pipes and Drums directed by Bob Fair will be there along with a number of local people who were there on 9-11 to share their recollections. The memorial will be hosted an Emceed by USAP Retired Master Sgt. Barbara Vaughn. 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. 10:30 a.m. You are invited to arrive 30 minute early to hear live music from the Lion Ramparts Pipes and Drums. Patriots Park, 800 Venetia Bay Blvd, Venice, FL. For More details call 941-483-0773 or email bvdees@reagan.com

September 11, 2021: The 20th year Sarasota Commemoration of September 11 is being held at Patriot Plaza at the Sarasota National Cemetery. In the days leading up to the Commemoration, citizens will be able to privately choose a person who was killed on September 11 and represent each by standing at the appropriate time.  Names of the deceased can be selected by visiting here as well as free tickets. During the commemoration all will be invited to stand for any individuals selected from the 3,042 people who died during the attacks. In attendance will be Congressman Greg Steube, Most Rev. Frank J. Dewane, Bishop of the Diocese of Venice, the Rt. Rev. Dabney T. Smith, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida, NAACP President Trevor Harvey, Sheriff Kurt Hoffman, local police and fire chiefs, mayors, commissioners, clergy, a 70+ Community Chorus, Military Officers and Veterans. Special commemorative coins have been minted to mark the occasion, and will be presented to Sarasota’s First Responders, Veterans, active-duty military, Sarasota Elk Lodges, and 9 / 11 survivors in attendance. A procession of all clergy and distinguished presenters will begin the service. Everyone is welcome to this free community Commemoration. The rain date will be 6 p.m., Sunday, September 12. In consideration of COVID-19 and its variants, masks are recommended for those attending this outdoor event. Volunteers and program participants will be required to wear masks. 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Patriot Plaza at the Sarasota National Cemetery, 9810 State Road 72, Sarasota, FL.




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September 11, 2021: It's Exotic Cars On The Circle car show. All proceeds benefit Flight to the North Pole, a charity that provides financial and emotional support to terminally ill children and their families in Sarasota/Manatee Counties. Free admission. 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. St. Armand's Circle, St . Armand's Key, Sarasota, FL.

September 11 - 12, 2021: It's 50% off admission at Mote Aquarium for Florida residents every weekend in September! They want everyone to have the opportunity to see and learn about their diverse collection of marine life and their habitats. Simply reserve your tickets in advance online here and use the promo code HALF at checkout (make sure to hit the APPLY button). The offer is only available to Florida residents on Saturdays and Sundays in September and is not compatible with other offers or Mote memberships. Visitors using this discount will have to show a valid Florida ID upon arrival. Mote Aquarium1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL. September Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.com

September 12, 2021: Canceled for 2021 due to renovations at the restaurant and RV park through at least January 2022. 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 Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.com

September 17 - 19, 2021: It's the 9th 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 Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

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September 18, 2021: Help Keep Sarasota County Beautiful on the Annual International Coastal Clean Up Day. Various locations including Sarasota, Venice, North Port, Osprey, Oscar Scherer State Park, Nokomis and Englewood. More than 18 million pounds of trash was collected by nearly 500,000 volunteers during the 2016 International Coastal Cleanup. Registration opens in early August, 2021. (941) 861-5000  8 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Sept. 18, 2021: It's the Keep Sarasota Beautiful Coastal Cleanup at Oscar Scherer State Park. Participants must register with Sarasota County. Trail cleanup and trimming along creek trails. Creek cleanup. Participants must have canoe or kayak experience for creek cleanup. Vessel provided or bring your own. Limited space available.1843 S Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL

September 18, 2021: It's NBP Rec Days! A great way to get on the water, family-style! Participants will have the opportunity to try stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, canoes, fishing and more. Fee is $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 forms.  Fishing licenses are required for all participants 14 and older who choose to fish. NBP Rec Days! are held at the base of the finish tower on Regatta Island. Depending on events, however, they may move to the west shore, near the playground. Signs will be in place to direct you, either way. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Nathan Benderson Park, 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota FL.

September 18, 2021: It's the Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day, an annual celebration of boundless curiosity! The Ag Museum and Palmetto Historical Park will be open and entry is FREE. At the Ag Museum, a red barn craft is available to create on site or bring home and a Curiosity Scavenger Hunt is an in-house activity which will enter participants into a prize drawing. At Palmetto Historical Park a tour of the buildings will take place at 2:00 p.m. Guests are invited to take a Museum Day Activity Pack which includes a BINGO game, puzzle, and other pastimes. Each person who completes in the BINGO game and turns it back in will be entered into a prize drawing. Prize winners will be notified the following week. While on the grounds, visitors may also enjoy the Sensory Garden and the Little Free Library. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The Ag Museum and Palmetto Historical Park, 515 10th Ave. West, Palmetto, FL.

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September 18, 2021: All veterans and their families are invited to The NBP Paddling Program, a special new-paddler event for veterans. The NBP Paddling Program is forming a veterans dragon boat crew to compete in area dragon boat festivals against other teams in a veterans division. Wounded, injured or able, there’s a seat in the boat for everyone who’s served. A welcome will be followed with an orientation on land, then a paddling session on the water with coaches, and then a friendly 200-meter race. Picnic lunches are encouraged. 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Nathan Benderson Park, 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota FL. September Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.com

September 18, 2021: Postponed to 2022. You can spend the day viewing over 150 models of an American automotive classic at  the 23rd annual “Corvettes on the Circle” show sponsored by the Skyway Corvette Club of Sarasota/Bradenton. The show will include all Corvette model years from the classic 1953 C1 to the current models! Trophies will be awarded to the top three Corvettes in each generational class as well as Best Interior, Best Engine Bay, Best Paint Finish, Best in Show and Skyway Corvette Club Favorite. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. St. Armand’s Circle, St. Armand's Key, Sarasota, FL. September Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.com

September 18, 2021: The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art is pleased to announce Experience Extraordinary Day! Visitors will be able to experience the Museum of Art, Circus Museum and Bayfront Gardens free of charge. The Ringling has so much to offer, including circus, the beautiful mansion, a world-class art collection and a level II arboretum. There is something for everyone!” Visitors must pre-register on-line to enjoy free admission. Please present either a printed or an electronic ticket at the admissions desk. The Ringling is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and  parking is free. 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL.September Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.com

September 18, 2021: It's Smithsonian Magazine's Annual Museum Day. Museum Day is a one-day event in which participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. Participants are allowed to download one ticket per email address. The ticket provides free general admission on Saturday, September 18, 2021, for two people. Check their site for participating local museums. September Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

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September 18 - 19, 2021: It's 50% off admission at Mote Aquarium for Florida residents every weekend in September! They want everyone to have the opportunity to see and learn about their diverse collection of marine life and their habitats. Simply reserve your tickets in advance online here and use the promo code HALF at checkout (make sure to hit the APPLY button). The offer is only available to Florida residents on Saturdays and Sundays in September and is not compatible with other offers or Mote memberships. Visitors using this discount will have to show a valid Florida ID upon arrival. Mote Aquarium1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL. September Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

September 19, 2021: Enjoy Sarasota's own Ski-A-Rees Water Ski Team and their Sunday afternoon show 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.) 2 p.m. Free. 388-1666.  September Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.com

September 21 - November 19, 2021: The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art is pleased to announce the opening of Ringling Re-imagined in the Community Gallery. This special exhibition highlights artwork by local children who were inspired by works of art in the museum's collection. The Ringling’s Community Gallery is always free and open to the public. The public exhibition space is located on the ground floor of the museum’s Chao Center for Asian Art. Those wishing
to visit the Community Gallery may ask for a free wristband at the Visitors Pavilion upon arrival. The Ringling Museum, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL. September Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.com

September 22, 2021: It's NBP Rec Days! A great way to get on the water, family-style! Participants will have the opportunity to try stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, canoes, fishing and more. Fee is $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 forms.  Fishing licenses are required for all participants 14 and older who choose to fish. NBP Rec Days! are held at the base of the finish tower on Regatta Island. Depending on events, however, they may move to the west shore, near the playground. Signs will be in place to direct you, either way. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Nathan Benderson Park, 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota FL. September Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.com

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September 24, 2021: Join HSSC in celebrating their Grand Opening and a new era of animal lifesaving. Their expanded and renovated facility can now help 2,700 cats and dogs each year and will serve as a hub for animal welfare in the community, the state, and the region. Ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10:30 a.m., followed by refreshments and tours. Humane Society of Sarasota County, 2331 15th St, Sarasota, FL. September Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.com

September 24, 2021: It's the Free Music Friday Night Concert. Enjoy the music of Joseph Lawhorne in downtown's Centennial Park. Free and open to the public.7 p.m. - 9 p.m. PLEASE NOTE: Social distancing is required and masks are recommended. Family and friend groups are asked to limit to 6 people sitting together, to remain socially distanced from other seated groups, and to follow current CDC guidelines. Attendees are asked to bring their own chairs. No alcohol is permitted in Centennial Park.Centennial Park, downtown Venice, FL. September Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

September 24 - 26, 2021: It's the Sun Coast Fan Fest which features a 3 day weekend packed full of panels, events, comics, television,costuming and amazing vendors. This year we are excited to welcome cast members from Supernatural, Stargate SG-1, Star Trek, Starship Troopers as well as voice actors from Demon Slayer, Pokemon, Bleach and My Hero Academia will be in attendance for photos and autographs. Attendees have the chance to meet their favorites in the Walk of Fame and elsewhere at the convention. Registration is open to the public. COVID-19 Masks are required. Pricing starts at $20 for daily tickets, $55 for weekend passes and limited VIP passes for $80. Tickets can be purchased in advance on line or at the door day of event. Bradenton Area Convention Center, 1 Haben Blvd, Palmetto, FL

September 25, 2021: The National Public Lands Day will be observed at Lakeview Park. Register and volunteer and take part in the work service projects. Help improve Lakeview Park by weeding, pruning, removing nuisance plants and picking up trash. Bring loppers or hand pruners, gloves, a hat, sunglasses, water, bug spray and sunscreen. Wear closed-toe, closed-heel shoes, such as hiking boots or sneakers. All ages welcome. More info: Sarasota County Contact Center at 941-861-5000. Event is from 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 47255 Hand Road, Sarasota, FL  September Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

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September 25, 2021: It's Fishermen’s Village 8th annual Key Lime & Tropical Fest. Shops, Restaurants and Specialty Vendors will be showcasing Key Lime, Tropical and other delights!  Family friendly activities scheduled at various times throughout the day will include: Caribbean Vibes by Nostaljah Band (Center Court), Live music featuring performers Rich McGuire and Bill Crowley (first and third section), Meet and Greet with Misty the Pony from Endless Trails (Harborwalk), Jeff the Juggler Magic Show 1 pm (first section), Star Valle Festival Glitter & Matte Tattoos (near center court), Meet wildlife from Peace River Wildlife Center. Key Lime Specialties available at Village restaurants, in stores and on the promenade. Free parking and admission. 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. Fishermen’s Village is located off Marion Avenue at 1200 W. Retta Esplanade Punta Gorda, FL. September Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.com

September 25 - 26, 2021: It's 50% off admission at Mote Aquarium for Florida residents every weekend in September!They want everyone to have the opportunity to see and learn about their diverse collection of marine life and their habitats. Simply reserve your tickets in advance online here and use the promo code HALF at checkout (make sure to hit the APPLY button). The offer is only available to Florida residents on Saturdays and Sundays in September and is not compatible with other offers or Mote memberships. Visitors using this discount will have to show a valid Florida ID upon arrival. Mote Aquarium1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL. September Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.com

September 26, 2020: Canceled for 2021. Let your palette enjoy the 7th 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. Individual tickets for this event will go on sale online to the general public on August 1, 2020. Proceeds benefit Sarasota Youth Opera. Tickets: $60 per person.$75 VIP. 1 p.m. Sarasota Opera House, 61 N. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota, FL. September Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

September 26, 2021: Enjoy Sarasota's own Ski-A-Rees Water Ski Team and their Sunday afternoon show 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.) 2 p.m. Free. 388-1666.  September Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

September 26, 2020: TBA for 2021. Enjoy the 5th Annual Venice Beach Party with live music, food, drinks and a good time. Get in the party mood with Live Music, Food Vendors, Beer and Spirits. Chairs and blankets welcome. Free admission. Catch a free shuttle ride from Centennial Park. 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. No coolers/no pets. Venice Beach, 101 The Esplanade, Venice, FL. September Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota

September 26 - 29, 2019: TBA for 2021. Check out a fun filled Oktoberfest weekend in Da Vinci German Restaurant’s Oktoberfest Tent. Delicious authentic German “Favorites” to be cooked fresh daily from the family chef, Mom Stephanie. Choose Schnitzel or Pork Shank, Bratwurst or Chicken, and be delighted by this home-style German cooking. Fresh draft German Beers like Paulaner, Warsteiner and Becks will be served in a original “Masskrug” if you wish. Their directly from Germany imported live music all day, every day will make you dance and “schunkel” off the calories. Enjoy the unique atmosphere and celebrate! Admission: $5 for all 4 days. Thurs & Fri: 4 p.m. - 9 p.m., Sat & Sun: 11:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. Tent Location: 928 S Tamiami Trail, 34229 Osprey, FL next to Tervis Tumbler. September Sarasota Events on Escape-to-Sarasota.com








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