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


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


JANUARY 1 (MON) 7-11AM/ NEW YEAR’S DAY FUN RUN: Manasota Track Club get together. Join your MTC family with a New Year’s Day fun run (walk, stumble, whatever) and potluck at the beach. Meet at the pavilion, then head to the beach. Members only event.


JANUARY 3-5 (WED-FRI) 9AM-NOON / LACROSSE WINTER CAMP:  non-profit organization that exists to unify and energize the entire lacrosse community world-wide. The CPWLF is focused on supporting lacrosse players, coaches, organizers, and enthusiasts from all over the globe. See website for registration details:


JANUARY 7 (SUN)– 8:15AM / 5TH ANNUAL ANDREW MONROE MEMORIAL 5K RUN/WALK:  Timed Run, 8:20 – 1 mile fun walk. This event was established to honor the life of Andrew Monroe. Proceeds benefit senior soccer players at Riverview High School in Sarasota.  Senior, girls and boys, soccer players have the opportunity to receive scholarships through an essay process.  For more information or to sign-up for the race, go to:



When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.  See website for more info:




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.

JAN 3, (WED) – 5:30AM /”A CONEY ISLAND CHRISTMAS”: Evening Prayer in the chapel followed in the Community Center by a 6 p.m. catered dinner ($10) and program: “A CONEY ISLAND CHRISTMAS”!  

What happens when a little Jewish girl is cast as Jesus in her school play?

Eight talented members from the Asolo Repertory Theater Guild will tell this delightful story as a table read after Wonderful Wednesday dinner.  All are welcome.

Reservations: 941-349-5616 ext. 5.


JAN 20, FEB. 24, MAR. 24, APR 14 (SAT) – 8:30AM-2PM/CB’S SALTWATER OUTFITTERS ORVIS-ENDORSED FLY FISHING SCHOOL: the schools will cover fly casting basics, line control, shooting line and the roll cast. Instructors, Capt. Rick Grassett and Capt. Ed Hurst, will also cover leader construction, fly selection and saltwater fly fishing techniques. The course, designed for beginning and intermediate fly casters, will focus on basics but also work with intermediate casters on correcting faults and improving casting skills. Cost for the schools is $175 per person and includes the use of Orvis fly tackle and lunch. Contact CB’s Saltwater Outfitters at (941) 349-4400 or to make reservations.

CB’s Saltwater Outfitters is located on Siesta Key, just over the Stickney Point Bridge.   1249 Stickney Point Rd.



This year’s festival will take place on the grounds of the Church and Parish Hall, 5394 Midnight Pass Road on Siesta Key.

This special family oriented event will kick off on Friday night, January 26, 2018 at 6pm in the Church Hall with an old fashioned live auction beginning at 6 pm.   The festivities on Saturday, January 27 will take place from 11am to 5:30pm. They will include food, crafts, music, games, raffles and other fun activities for all ages.  This event is open to all.



FEBRUARY 9(FRI): SHIVOO HAVANA FASHION SHOW & LUNCHEON: Live Cuban Music, a Flower Photo Wall and Silent Auction in addition to the Luncheon and Fasion Show all taking place at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota. Show Tickets are $75 per person ($65 for SGC members)
To purchase Fashion Show Tickets via PayPal click here, or go to or call (941) 524-3749 or e-mail
but wait there is more….. a Raffle. Gardening Tour Trip for two to CUBA. See website more information:

Drawing to be held Feb 09, 2018 at the SHIVOO Fashion Show.  Winner need not be present.


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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