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!
February 14, 2018: It may not be quite the Tennessee Bird Walk but the Siesta Key Village Valentine Stroll offers live music throughout the village and free candy kisses from the merchants. Participating merchants will have pink and red balloons outside their businesses. Free admission. 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Siesta Key Village. There will be pedicab and golf cart cab services from the Siesta Public Beach parking lot to the Village.
February 14, 2018: Celebrate Valentines Day at the Beach with love and romance: Renew your wedding vows and say “I Do” all over again on Siesta Key Beach in a non-denominational service. Couples of all ages and length of marriage gather for the annual group renewal of vows at the Siesta Beach Pavilion, presided over by a 12th Judicial Circuit Court Judge. Event begins at 5 p.m. but couples are encouraged to arrive as early as 4:30 p.m. to check in. It’s a tradition that dates to 1989 and it’s open to all, but you must pre-register by Feb. 11. Call 941-861-5000. There's a $10 per couple fee ($20 on site, day of event) and includes a certificate, commemorative gift, flower, music on the beach and light refreshments. Event begins at 5 p.m., the renewal service starts at 6 p.m. Siesta Beach Park, Siesta Beach, 948 Beach Road, Siesta Key, FL.Siesta Key Activities on Escape-to-Sarasota
February 24 - 25, 2018: My February Sarasota Events Calendar thinks you'll enjoy the 24th Annual Siesta Key Craft Festival.
Everything from folk art, handmade jewelry, pottery, paintings and
more! Surely you can find a unique item for your home in one of the
outdoor galleries. The Fair is a tradition and draws a huge crowd. 10
a.m. - 5 p.m. both
days. Free Admission. Ocean
Blvd in Siesta Key Village.
March 31, 2018: Bring the little ones to the Siesta Key Children's Easter Party & Egg Hunt for ages 1 - 6 at Turtle Beach. Come celebrate this Easter with the Siesta Key Children's Easter Party and Easter Egg Hunt! This family-friendly event is open to children ages 1-6 ($10 per child). There will be games, prizes, goody bags, fire truck and ambulance tours, mounted Sheriff's Patrol, face painting and more! Event time: 9 a.m. - noon at Turtle Beach, 8918 Midnight Pass Road. More info here.
April 1, 2018: Easter Sunrise Service - Pine Shores Presbyterian Church hosts sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. at Siesta Key Beach near the pavilion. Bring a beach chair or blanket. April Siesta Key Activities
April 7, 2018: It's the 32nd Annual Run/walk for the Turtles sponsored by Mote Marine on Siesta Key Public Beach. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. at the Siesta Key Gazebo south of the pavilion. The one-mile fun run or walk begins at 7:30 a.m. The 5-K Run begins at 8 a.m. The entry fee benefits the Sea Turtle Conservation and Research Program at Mote Marine Laboratory. 388-4441 xt 357. Click here for more info and to sign up.
April 21 - 22, 2018: It's the Volley America Spalding King of the Beach Big Shot Volleyball Tournament featuring 25 nets, open men, women, juniors and collegiate levels. Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Sunday starts at 9 a.m. Siesta Key Beach volley ball area. Beach Rd., Siesta Key. Click here for more info.
April 28 - 29, 2018: The 40th Annual Siesta Fiesta – Siesta Key Village - Ocean Boulevard. Click here for more on Siesta Fiesta.
May 5, 2018: 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 19 - 20, 2018: 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 7:00 a.m. and competition starting at 8:00 a.m. You're sure to see some great volleyball action. Free spectator admission. Siesta Key public beach volleyball courts. 948 Beach Rd, Siesta Key, FL Siesta Key Activities on Escape-to-Sarasota
June 5 - August 7, 2018: The Kids Summer Beach Runs
are 1-mile beach runs held every Tuesday (through Aug. 7) at Siesta
Beach on Siesta Key near the pavilion. For ages 1 - 17, participation
ribbons are 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. Free. The runs are a popular summer event
combining exercise and fun. Complete four runs and earn a free custom
T-shirt along with other prizes. More at 941-861-5000.
July 4, 2018: Watch from land, sea or the Intracoastal Waterway. The 27th 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. Good weather brings estimates of 20,000 to 30,000 to the fireworks on Siesta Key. More info: (941) 349-3800. Siesta Key Activities on Escape-to-Sarasota
July 7 - 8, 2018:Can you dig it? The Dig The Beach - Siesta Key Volley Ball Classic bounces back in for another weekend of fun. Sign up starts at 7:30 a.m. with competition starting at 8:00 a.m. You're sure to see some great volleyball action featuring pro and amateur players. Siesta Key public beach volleyball courts. Free spectator admission.
July 19 - 24, 2018: The USA Volleyball Junior Beach Tournament Championships. The 12U and 16U age groups in both genders will compete July 19-21 with titles in the National Open, Region and Patriot Divisions. The 14U and 18U age groups for both genders compete for Open, Region and Patriot Division titles from July 22-24. The tournament expects to feature over 400 boys’ and girls’ teams from across the country ranging in age from 10-18. Crowds will be large for this 6 day tournament. Siesta Key volley ball courts. Take your hat and sunscreen. Free admission and parking. Siesta Key Beach, Sarasota, FL. Siesta Key Activities on Escape-to-Sarasota
October 31, 2018: It's the 34th Annual, Siesta Key “Safe Treats!” Bring your little ones to trick or treat and look for participating members displaying festive balloons. In addition to Siesta Key Village, the event has expanded to include merchants on South Siesta Key. Hop on the free, Siesta Breeze Trolley which makes a continuous loop between the Village and Turtle Beach, with multiple stops along the way. 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. Siesta Key, Sarasota, FL.
November 9 - 12, 2018: The 9th Annual Siesta Key Crystal Classic Master Sand Sculpting Competition. Master Sand Sculptors from across the U.S. will compete in paired teams for Thousands in prize money. Other events connected to the competition will take place, as well. Those activities, including live music and food and retail vendors in a "vendor village" setting are also a part of the festival. Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Sunday: 10 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., Monday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Various on line discount available with various ticket packages including reserved private parking. More at Siesta Key Master Sand Sculpting Competition.
November 24, 2018: It's the 34th annual Light Up Siesta Key and Village Holiday Parade. Enjoy the Christmas Tree at the Village Gazebo, Santa's arrival, live music, and other entertainment. The Village Holiday Parade will begin at Avenida del Mare and Beach Road at 5:30 p.m. traveling north on Beach Road onto Ocean Blvd. into the Village. Many businesses and local groups will be participating in the parade and the welcoming of Santa to Siesta Village. Santa will arrive at the Siesta Center at approximately 6:15 PM to greet all children. The first 250 children to see him will receive gift bags donated by Beach Bazaar. At Siesta Center, there will also be face painting and activities. Photos may be taken with Santa, free of charge. 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). Shops and restaurants will offer refreshments and special holiday bargains from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. There will also be live music at various venues, plus carolers. 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Siesta Key Village, Siesta Key, Sarasota, FL. Escape-to-Sarasota
December 26, 2017: It's the 8th 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.
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!
(* Every effort is made to provide as accurate of information as possible for these Siesta Key activities, 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 and/or misinformation from sources and/or events beyond anyone's control, etc) (Keep your eye on this page for updates as they are available.)