Here is what’s happening on the Key for JULY:


Explore the joy of movement on Siesta Key beach each week.  Did you know that Sarasota’s holistic community believes our gorgeous white sand has a concentration of energy that maximizes the ability to heal physically and emotionally?  They credit this energy to our sand’s history and its makeup (99.9% quartz).  It’s no wonder you’ll find a class taking place on the beach, on any given day, to help participants connect with themselves.  While you’re here, why not take some time for yourself with a class on our cooling mystical sand.  The following classes/events take place on the beach every week:

FREE T’AI CHI CHIH – Siesta Beach, Access #5 – Every Monday, 15 minutes before sunset. Open to all, no experience necessary. Contact Diana Daffner 941-346-1024 for information. (Access #5 is in Siesta Village, where Beach Rd meets Ocean Blvd.)

FREE YOGA Mon-Wed.-Fri.-Sat. 8 a.m. Classes are held between blue & green lifeguard station. Call 941-320-6693 to register or

NIA: Tues. & Thurs., 9 a.m., Siesta Public Beach (yellow lifeguard chair). Contact Kathy Oravec at 941-724-9719 for more info  or  check website:

SIESTA KEY BEACH HOOP JAM Tuesdays, at 6:30 p.m. Register at

DRUM CIRCLE Every Sunday an hour before sunset and lasts until around 10pm.  South of the main pavillion.Siesta Key's Drum Circle takes place every Sunday on Siesta's powdery beach. Photo Credit Kenny Brooks


JULY –AUG (M-F) 8AM – NOON / PRNR SUMMER CAMPS: For a complete list of summer camp activities for the kids or event guide, please go to Sarasota County’s website:   For complete list of camp classes available for June, please see website

JULY – AUG (TUES) 5:30-7:30 PM / KIDS SUMMER BEACH RUNS: This is a one-mile fun run for kids of all ages. Weekly registration held at 5:30 pm with race time at 6:30 pm. Registration is on-site. All participants receive a ribbon and a popsicle. Free T-shirts are earned after 4 runs are completed. There is a one-time, $1 registration fee. Contact County for additonal info: 941-861-5000.

JULY – DEC (SAT) 9:30-10:30 AM / BEACH UNIVERSITY: the free environmental education program, returns to Siesta Beach to teach the community how to best care for the ecology. All classes are held in the main pavilion at Siesta Beach, 948 Beach Road on Siesta Key.  All are welcome to attend the hour-long outdoor sessions, featuring exceptional instructors and hands-on curriculum that relate to the coastal environment and how to best care for the ecology. This year’s classes cover turtles, sharks, manatees, problems with plastics, resilient estuaries, clean water and much more.  No registration is required, but seating is limited. Bringing your own chair is acceptable. For more information, call the Sarasota County Contact Center at 941-861-5000.

JULY 7 & 8 (SAT-SUN) 8AM – 7PM / DIG THE BEACH VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT:  Dig the Beach Volleyball Series is the most established and successful grassroots series of its kind catering to both professional and amateur players. Some of the top professionals on the Domestic & World Tours have graduated from this organization. To register or for additional info, see website: www.digthebeach.comSpectators will be able to watch the courts from the elevated East Concession stand.

JULY 9-13 (MON-FRI) 8:30AM – NOON / BEACH VOLLEYBALL CAMP:  Campers will master the fundamentals, develop proper mechanics and gain game play experience in this camp directed by Megan Wallin, a professional volleyball player. Coaches cover the rules, player rotation and zones. Camp includes fun games and maybe a few dance moves! Megan has a hands-on coaching style with a philosophy that practice repetition creates performance perfection. Your camper’s performance as an athlete will skyrocket, along with his or her self-confidence! Campers should bring water, healthy snacks and lunch. They should wear sunscreen and comfortable clothing including spandex or swimsuit and a shirt. Open to players of all ability levels. Shade tents provided. Ages: 8-15.

JULY 9-13 (MON-FRI) 8AM – NOON / SKIM, SURF & PADDLE CAMP: Let’s go surfin’ now, everybody’s learnin’ how! Suitable for all skill levels, this camp consists of skim, surf and stand-up paddle board instruction, demonstration and practice, mixed with beach activities and plenty of summertime fun. Qualified instructors focus on board awareness, balance, flexibility and strength. Campers also learn basic ocean knowledge on tides, wind and waves; sports nutrition and fitness; and environmental awareness from professional instructors and educators. Meet at the beach pavilion. Campers should bring sunscreen, snacks and a refillable water bottle. Loaner equipment is available by calling in advance.

Call 941-861-PARK (7275) for instructor contact information. Ages: 7-15.

JULY 16-20 (MON-FRI) 9AM – NOON / WOODSHOP 101 CAMP & ADVANCED:  This event takes place at Turtle Beach Park. Here is an opportunity for campers to really get busy with a hammer and nails! What joyous things we can create with wood. Campers go home with a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. All supplies and tools are included.

Advanced Camp is from 1-4 pm and is for returning 101 campers or with prior authorization from instructor. Advanced campers will work on a larger one-of-a-kind piece that they can show off with pride. Design, new tools and sawdust – a great way to spend your day! Ages: 6-12.
JULY 19-24 (THURS-TUES) 8AM – 8PM / USA JUNIORS  BEACH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS:  Top junior athletes from across the nations compete in sand volleyball. For details, visit

JULY 23-27 (MON-FRI) 9AM-NOON / MAD SCIENCE CAMP:  This event takes place at Turtle Beach Park. Be an environmental superhero and save the planet! Discover what ecosystems are all about, investigate greenhouse effects and solar cooking. Campers will also unearth pollution solutions and other ways to help our planet as well as investigate nature’s colors and the science of scent.  Ages: 6-12.

JULY 23-27 (MON-FRI) 1-4 PM / MAD SCIENCE CAMP:  This event takes place at Turtle Beach ParkUse science to help solve a real crime and track down suspects.  Use skills of recall and observation, take a close look at evidence with forensics, decode messages and find out how spies work undercover. Battling crime has never been so fun! Ages: 6-12.



WEEKLY FARMER’S MARKET IN THE VILLAGE:  Every Sunday from 8am – 1pm in Davidson’s Plaza in the Village. 5124 Ocean Blvd.  Produce, Plants & Flowers, Music, Art, Organic Skincare, Italian Olive Oil, and Freshly Prepared Foods. Listen to live music while you shop.


KIDS RHYTHM JAM!™  – 11:30AM: Drumming Fun For Everyone!™ .  Every Saturday and Tuesday.  Everyone gets permission to play and make noise to create rhythm and song! Come & enjoy group drumming with your family and friends. $15/family – Positive RePercussions 5049 Ocean Blvd., Siesta Key Village – (941) 677-3786. Please check out our wide variety of other programs at:



Every month local galleries open their doors to the public for the evening, offering a chance to meet with artists and admire their work.  See website for location map.

TOWLES COURT THIRD FRIDAY ARTWALKS / 5-9PM:    Gallery and studio openings on a moonlit evening of fun and beauty- both natural and handcrafted beauty. Free music, events, refreshments. Meet the artists, shop and dine in authentic ” Old Florida” in downtown Sarasota. 1938 Adams Lane Sarasota, Florida 34236.

RADIO SHOW WRITERS ON AIR: Writers of all levels and students are invited to read their work for three to five minutes per round each Sunday at 3:00 p.m. (Sign-up: 2:30), at the Common Grounds Meeting Hall, 12735 Tamiami Trail, North Port in the bright, yellow building in Springs Plaza on the frontage road  between “Caddy Carts” to the North, and “Dollar General” to the South. For details:  Linda Schell 941-223-1262. Comfortable seating, BYOB. Broadcast live. Open to the public. FREE

LIVE RADIO “OPEN MIC”: BYOB with host Bud Buckley. Wednesdays at Common Grounds Meeting Hall. Lots of prizes from Mindy Buckley of Bishop West Real Estate. Free $50 gas card on the first Wednesday to lucky performer. No later than 6:30 sign up. Guidelines:  Only 14 performers at 11 minutes each. Random drawing for order of performance. No exceptions. Stay in the “On Deck Circle” when you are next. Get on and off stage in the allotted time. No amps, no effects or backing tracks. Our Bose system makes you sound excellent. Common Grounds is a unique BYOB listening room in the Springs Plaza on the frontage road between “Caddy Carts” to the North and “Dollar General” to the South at 12735 S. Tamiami Trail in North Port. For more info, contact Bud Buckley at

JUNE 24 – JULY 4 (SUN – WED) 8AM – 5PM / SARASOTA POWERBOAT GRAND PRIX FESTIVAL: The annual Grand Prix Race will be held off Lido Beach on Sunday, July 1. Event schedule and VIP race day tickets are available for purchase on the Festival website:  To Watch A Livestream Of The Races Visit:

JULY 20 (FRI) 5:30 – 7:30PM / MUSIC IN THE GARDENS: The Sarasota Garden Club invites you to enjoy music by Shantel Norman, a local celebrity, that also works with Visit Sarasota and 20/20. Wine, refreshments, good friends and dancing.  Cost: $15. RSVP by July 16 to Olivia Haynes at 941-924-8902 or SGC Office: 941-955-0875.

We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, please be sure to always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.


Does Siesta Key offer Live Music?  ABSOLUTELY- to find out Who’s Playing Tonight click on following link…

Siesta Sounds

We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.

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