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 can always find your fun in the sun!

January Activities

February Activities

February 14, 2023: 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 Friday, Feb. 10 for $15 per couple or fee increases to $25 for day of registration. For more information and registration, visit or call 311. Siesta Beach, 948 Beach Road, Sarasota, FL. Siesta Key Activities on Escape-to-Sarasota

March Activities

April Activities

April 1, 2023: It's the 37th 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 8, 2023: It's the annual Siesta Key Easter Egg HuntNew this year, the Egg Hunt will be held on the Siesta Key Chapel's shade-covered grounds. Come join in this fun-filled morning. Live animals, goody bags. Take photos with the Easter Bunny. Enjoy children's games and activities. Advance registration is required for the Egg Hunt. Participation in the Egg Hunt is limited to 200 children ages 1-6. Please bring a bag or basket for your child to put his or her eggs in. All registered children receive a goody bag. Admission: $12 per child (ages 1-6). Free parking. 9 a.m. - Noon. Siesta Key Chapel, 4615 Gleason Ave Siesta Key FL .941-349-3800.

April 9, 2023:  Easter Sunrise Service - Pine Shores Presbyterian Church hosts its 64th Easter Sunday sunrise service at Siesta Key Beach near the pavilion. Bring a beach chair or blanket. 6:30 a.m. Siesta Key Beach, 948 Beach Rd, Sarasota, FL 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: TBA for 2023. 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 20 - 21, 2023: 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, FL Siesta Key Activities on Escape-to-Sarasota

June Activities

June 3 - 4, 2023:  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 Check in: 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. and Play Starts at 8:30 a.m. COED Check in: 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Play Starts at 9:00 a.m. Siesta Key Beach volley ball area. 948 Beach Rd., Siesta Key, FL.

June 6 - July 25, 2023: 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.

July Siesta Key Activities

July 4, 2023: 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 weather or other factors Siesta Key Activities on Escape-to-Sarasota

July 11 - 25, 2023: 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

October Activities

October 31, 2023: For the 39th 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. 3 - 6 p.m. Siesta Key, FL. Siesta Key Activities on Escape-to-Sarasota

November Siesta Key Activities

November 11 - 14, 2022: Come out and enjoy the 13th 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.(Prices subject to change)

November 23, 2022: It's the annual Turkey Trot 2022 pub crawl in Siesta Key Village hosted by The Block that Roxx!: Daiquiri Deck, SKOB, The Hub, The Beach Club, MVP, Pi, Gilligan's and Bud Light. Early admission 8 p.m. General admission 9 p.m. $10 pre-sale wrist bands available for early admission to Daiquiri Deck only. Turkey Trot 2022 pub crawl, Ocean Blvd, Siesta Key Village, Sarasota, FL.

November 26, 2022: It's the 37th 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 immediately following the parade to greet children. Photos may be taken with Santa, free of charge. Gift bags provided by Beach Bazaar for the first 250 kids to visit Santa. Kids activities and entertainment at the Siesta Center Plaza. New This Year: Judges will be viewing the entire parade to decide winners in the following categories: Most festive, Best décor & lighting and Originality. 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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