The Siesta Key Vacation Guide to
Siesta Key Activities and Events

Here is my list of the more popular Siesta Key Activities throughout the year....There's much to do and there is always something going on whether in the village or at the beaches...you can always find your fun in the sun!

January Activities






February Activities

February 14, 2022: It may not be quite the Tennessee Bird Walk but the Siesta Key Village Valentine Stroll. Stroll Siesta Key and look for balloons at participating businesses and merchants offering specials, discounts and sweet treats. Free admission. 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Siesta Key Village, FL. Siesta Key Activities on Escape-to-Sarasota.com

February 14, 2022: It's time to Say "I Do Again!" Celebrate a renewal of wedding vows at sunset on beautiful Siesta Beach. Event includes commemorative certificate, gift, flower, music on the beach and light refreshments. Check-in begins at 4:30 p.m. and activities begin at 5 p.m. The nondenominational service begins promptly at 6 p.m. Register by Monday, Feb. 7 for $15 per couple or fee increases to $25 for day of registration. For more information and registration, visit scgov.net/parks or call 941-861-5000. Siesta Beach, 948 Beach Road, Sarasota, FL. Siesta Key Activities on Escape-to-Sarasota

March Activities

April Activities

April 2, 2022: It's the 36th Annual Run/walk for the Turtles sponsored by Mote Marine on Siesta Key Public Beach. Run, walk or crawl to support Mote's sea turtle conservation and research!  6:30 a.m. - Packet pick up & race day registration opens, 7:00 a.m. - Warm Up! 7:30 a.m. - 1 Mile Fun Run, 8:00 a.m. - 5K Run sanctioned by Manasota Track Club, Award ceremony to follow 5K. Race registration (for both the 1 Mile Fun Run & 5K) includes a complimentary race t-shirt, access to the food station, kids activities area & more! This event is family friendly and spectators are welcome. 6:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. Siesta Key Beach, 948 Beach Road, Sarasota. FL.

April 16, 2022: It's The Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Children’s Party. For the sixth year, the event will be held at Turtle Beach- 8918 Midnight Pass Rd, Siesta Key, Florida. Turtle Beach is approximately 2.3 miles south of Stickney Road on Midnight Pass Road. There will also be photos with the Easter Bunny, Sheriff's Mounted Patrol, games and prizes, coloring station, Kona Ice available for purchase and an Animal presentation from Big Cat Habitat - Meet Ziggy the Ruffed Lemur. Free parking is available on site. All registered children receive a goody bag!  Register here. Space is limited to 200 children to participate in the egg hunt. The egg hunt is designed for children 6 and under. 9 .a.m. until Noon. Check-in for the egg hunt begins at 9 a.m.

April 17, 2022: Easter Sunrise Service - Pine Shores Presbyterian Church hosts its 62nd Easter Sunday sunrise service at Siesta Key Beach near the pavilion. Bring a beach chair or blanket. April Siesta Key Activities

April 25 - 26, 2021: Siesta Fiesta took place last October, 2020. No word if it will return to April in 2021 or 2022. The 42ndAnnual Siesta Fiesta – Siesta Key Village - Ocean Boulevard. Click here for more on Siesta Fiesta.

May Siesta Key Activities

May 7, 2022: The Annual Siesta Key Sand Sculpture Contest - 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Siesta Key Public Beach - Beach Road - For more on the Sand Sculpting Contest click this link. Siesta Key Activities on Escape-to-Sarasota

May 21 - 22, 2022: Can you dig it? It's the Dig The Beach - Siesta Key Volley Ball Classic bouncing in for the weekend. It's fun in the sun and sand with check in at 7:30 a.m. and competition starting at 8:00 a.m. Saturday and 8:45 a.m. Sunday. You're sure to see some great volleyball action. Free spectator admission. Siesta Key public beach volleyball courts. 948 Beach Rd, Siesta Key, FLSiesta Key Activities on Escape-to-Sarasota

June Activities

June 5 - 6, 2021: It's the Sunshine State Outdoor Volleyball Association Summer Tour Stop #4 on Siesta Key. 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 7 - July 26, 2022: The Kids Summer Beach Runs are 1-mile beach runs held every Tuesday (through July 26) at Siesta Beach on Siesta Key near the pavilion. For ages 1 - 17. 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.

June 19 - 20, 2021: Can you dig it? It's the Dig The Beach - Siesta Key Volley Ball Classic bouncing in for the weekend. It's fun in the sun and sand with check in at 7:30 a.m. and competition starting at 8:00 a.m. Saturday and 8:30 a.m. Sunday. You're sure to see some great volleyball action. Free spectator admission. Siesta Key public beach volleyball courts. 948 Beach Rd, Siesta Key, FL

July Siesta Key Activities

July 4, 2021: Watch from land, sea or the Intracoastal Waterway. The 30th Annual 4th of July Fireworks Display over Siesta Key are blasted off just north of the volleyball courts, so viewing is good from anywhere south and along Crescent Beach (south of Siesta Public Beach), out on the Gulf, or from the Intracoastal waterway. Beach spectators are strongly advised to not bring their own fireworks. With so many people, especially small children, individuals using fireworks can be extremely dangerous. Good weather brings estimates of 20,000 to 30,000 to the fireworks on Siesta Key. More info: (941) 349-3800. Subject to change, cancellation or postponement by event organizers due to coronavirus. Siesta Key Activities on Escape-to-Sarasota

July 12 - 26, 2022: The Kids Summer Beach Runs are 1-mile beach runs held every Tuesday (through July 26) at Siesta Beach on Siesta Key near the pavilion. For ages 1 - 17. 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. Siesta Key Activities on Escape-to-Sarasota.com

October Activities

October 30, 2021: For the 37th year Siesta Key will host the “Safe Treats.”This FREE event provides a safe venue for children to trick-or-treat and is a fun afternoon for the entire family. The event includes merchants in Siesta Village and on South Siesta Key. Bring your little ones to trick or treat and look for participating members displaying  festive balloons. Don’t forget to hop on the free Siesta Key  Breeze Trolley which makes a continuous loop between the Siesta Key Village and Turtle Beach, with multiple stops along the way. 1 - 4 p.m. Siesta Key, FL.  Siesta Key Activities on Escape-to-Sarasota

November Siesta Key Activities

November 12 - 15, 2021: Come out and enjoy the 12th Annual Siesta Key Crystal Classic Master Sand Sculpting Competition. 24 Master Sand Sculptors from across the U.S. will compete for thousands in prize money. Other events connected to the competition will take place, as well: The Learning Curve - sand sculpting lessons and demonstrations are hosted multiple times daily, Fri - Sun; 4 days of live bands, full bar and no entry fee. Vendor Village surrounding Sand Village features over 70 retail vendors and 6 food trailers which are all open to the public. Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Sunday & Monday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Various on line ticket packages including reserved private parking. You can purchase daily admission upon arrival to the event for $10 per day or a 4 day pass for $30. More options on line for advance purchase.

November 27, 2021:  It's the 36th annual Light Up Siesta Key & Village Holiday Parade.  Enjoy the Christmas Tree Lighting at the Village Gazebo and the holiday parade which begins at Avenida del Mare and Beach Road at 5:30 p.m. and  travels north on Beach Road onto Ocean Blvd. and on into the Village. Santa will arrive at the Siesta Center at the end of the parade to greet children from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Photos may be taken with Santa, free of charge. Gift bags provided by Beach Bazaar for the first 250 kids to visit Santa. Free public transportation is provided courtesy of the Siesta Breeze Trolley from Turtle Beach to the Village (with multiple stops along the route, including Siesta Beach). Live music at various places, carolers, refreshments and holiday bargains. 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Siesta Key Village, Siesta Key, Sarasota, FL.Siesta Key Activities on Escape-to-Sarasota

December Activities

December 26, 2019: TBA for 2021. It's the 9th annual Siesta Key Santa Stumble pub crawl in Siesta Key Village among several of the bars. There's a "Santa Sack Race." It is important that racers dress in a Santa costume. 21 or older. Free. 9 p.m. - 2 a.m.  Siesta Key Oyster Bar, 5238 Ocean Blvd., Sarasota. More info: 941-346-5443.


For more on these and other events around the Sun coast area check out my complete Sarasota Events Calendar.

And by clicking on this link you can find out about the many Recurring Events in Sarasota.

***On Going***

Siesta's Farmers Market - Every Sunday from 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. 5124 Ocean Blvd. Davidson's Plaza.

The Siesta Key Beach Drum Circle
The drums beat and people dance every Sunday evening on Siesta Key Beach. It takes place about an hour before sunset, just south of the main pavilion on Siesta Public Beach. Listen for the drums and follow the crowd. Bring your chair or beach blanket and refreshments. Even bring your own drum and play along!









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