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


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. 9 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


MAY 5 (SAT) 8AM-2PM / 46TH ANNUAL AMATEUR SAND SCULPTING CONTEST:  Come enjoy some fun, sun, and sand at the 46th annual Siesta Key Amateur Sand Sculpting Contest!  This free, family-friendly event is open to competitors of all ages and skill levels.  Cash prizes will be available and are sponsored by Friends of Sarasota County Parks and the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce.

Competing categories include adult individuals, adult teams, children (10 years and younger) and youths (ages 11-17).

This event is open to 25 contestants and if you are interested in signing up, please contact Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources (941) 861-5000 or visit



MAY 12 (SAT) 7-11 AM / GREAT MOTHER’S RACE:  This event is in its 6th  year and is a fun event that the entire family can enjoy together.  Everyone is welcome.

All participants will receive free race pictures, a dry-fit T-shirt, medal, and a goodie bag.  There will be prizes and awards for the top finishers in all age groups.  There are only 300 available spots for participants and registration is required. To register, go to:

Daiquiri Deck. 1K, 5K, 2.5K swim competition. The race is open to all members of U.S. Masters Swimming and all ATHLETE members of  USA Swimming.  Adults who are not current members of U.S. Masters Swimming may pay for a one-day membership during the online entry process; the one-day membership is $22.00 (in addition to the event entry fee). A better deal is to join USMS in September or October and select the “year-plus” membership option: One-day memberships are NOT available for swimmers under the age of 18.

the Sarasota YMCA sharks swim team has been developing champions since 1961.


MAY 19-20 (SAT – SUN) 7 AM – 8 PM / 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.


This tournament is open to competitors of all levels and divisions and is open to 500 players – registration is required for all players and coaches.


To register or for additional info, see website:

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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:



PHILLIPI ESTATE PARK: LOCATED AT: 5500 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231.



On Saturday May 12 the Bradenton-Sarasota Rose Society will host their annual ROSE FESTIVALat the Edson Keith Mansion from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.  There will be rose bushes grown on Fortuniana root stock   to purchase as well as rose bouquets for the perfect Mother’s Day gift.  There will also be seminars about various rose-related subjects, led by Master Rosarians and the Rose Doctor will be in to diagnose your rose problems.  This FREE event is the highlight of the spring season with examples of the variety of roses grown locally by the Bradenton-Sarasota Rose Society members.  A delightful day for all.  For more information, please visit:  info@B-SRS.ORG.

MAY 28 (5-7pm): THE ANNUAL  MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT  will be held at the Gazebo with The Sarasota Concert Band. Admission fee for Adults is $5.00 with children 6 and under free. There will be food trucks with refreshments and ample free parking. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy patriotic music on this very special day. For more information, please call 941-316-1309.



Every month local galleries open their doors to the public for the evening, offering a chance to meet with artists and admire their work. Key Gallery, a contemporary fine arts gallery, will be making its debut in time for the May gallery walk.  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.

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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