Events

Here is what's happening on the Key for AUGUST:

ON THE BEACH…

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 www.yogaonsiestabeach.com

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: Kathyoravec@gmail.com

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

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

 

SPECIAL EVENTS ON THE BEACH FOR AUGUST..

SUMMER CAMPS: For a complete list of summer camp activities for the kids or event guide, please go to Sarasota County’s website:  https://www.scgov.net/prnr/Pages/default.aspx

 

JULY 31 –AUG.4 (M-F) 9AM – NOON / LETS GO CAMP:  Campers will spend their mornings at Turtle Beach Park learning camping skills. They will put their new skills to work at the Friday night camper/parent campout at Turtle Beach Campground in their tents (only eight campsites are available) or inside the

Turtle Beach Park classroom. Campers will learn to set up a tent and build a campfire. Campers will try their hand at kayaking

and fishing; enjoy hiking; and learn basic orienteering using a compass, map and trail markers. Campers will learn to identify poisonous and edible plants, and critters they may encounter while camping, as well as how to “leave no trace” to help protect our environment. Fee includes daily snack and activity supplies plus dinner, snack and breakfast for the overnight cookout.

Campers are required to wear closed-toe shoes and bring water, snack, sunscreen and a hat. Campers may get wet.Fees: $125 / Ages: 7-11

 

AUG 1 & 8 (TUES) 5:30-730PM / KIDS SUMMER BEACH RUNS:  This is a one-mile fun run for kids of all ages. Weekly registration held at 5:30 p.m. with race time at 6:30 p.m. 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.

AUG 6 (SUN) 7AM – NOON / BLACKOUT SARASOTA TRIATHLON:  

The vision of the event is to focus on providing the best possible athlete race day experience, in a fun, friendly, family-focused environment.
 

This event focuses on the athlete in several ways:

·         The swim is parallel to shore with the option to enter the 50 yard swim division

·         Plenty of police for traffic control on Beach Road and Midnight Pass Road

·         Lots of gear for those who participate: Race singlet, 6” Finisher’s Medal (!), Subway sandwiches post race

You are invited to be a part of this inaugural race!

We guarantee a great time for everybody!

Further information is available at: https://www.facebook.com/blackoutsarasotatriathlon/

Online registration is available here: https://raceroster.com/events/2017/12671/siesta-sprint-triathlon/

 

AUG. 7-10 (MON-THURS) 9AM – NOON / SAND SCUL0PTURE CAMP:  Amaze your family and friends with the sand-sculpting skills and techniques you’ll learn from a master sand sculptor on beautiful Siesta Beach. Fee includes a sand-sculpting tool kit for campers to keep. Bring plenty of water, a hat and sunscreen. A shade tent will be provided for breaks from the sun.

Dates: June 7-9 (3 days)

Fee: $145/$115 (3 days) /Ages: 6-12

 

AUG. 26-27 (SAT -SUN) 8AM-5PM / WORLD LACROSSE BEACH TOURNAMENT: The 3v3 beach lacrosse tournament will be open to boys and girls broken down into the following age groups: Ages 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, 13/14, 15/16, 17/18. All teams will be guaranteed fun within each age division. You may have up to 5 players on a team. Find the sponsorship letter tab on the website and then find your friends and sign up.

A highlight of the youth event will be the Exhibition game of Pro Speed Beach Lacrosse. It will be in Speed Lacrosse format of 3v3. Watch some of the best professional and collegiate lacrosse players play on the best beach in the US. Surround yourself with Lacrosse Ambassadors. In addition to the beach tournament games, there will be live music, beach games, water sports and much more that will help create the festival atmosphere.

Check out their website for more information on this fun sport. https://worldlacrosse.org/beach-festival/general-information/

AROUND THE ISLAND…

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.

FREE EXERCISE CLASSES FOR SENIORS:  Every Thursday morning at 9 a.m.  Focus will be on stretching, strengthening, toning, posture and balance. Call 941-870-5811 for more info. SK Sports & Physical Therapy is located in the Village. 

AND BEYOND…

PALM AVENUE FIRST FRIDAY GALLERY WALK / 6:00PM to 9:00PM:

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. http://palmavenue.org/

 

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.  http://www.towlescourt.com/index.htm

 

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.

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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.

For Additional info on upcoming events, please refer to the following links:

http://www.visitsarasota.org/events/

http://www.ticketsarasota.com/