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


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



Participants pay a one-time $5 registration fee and receive an event t-shirt with orginal design and sponsor logos and a punch card.  Each week, participants check in with Parks and recreation staff between 8-9:30AM and after walking four weeks they are entered into a drawing for prizes. Contact 941-861-5000 for details.

potluck at the beach. Meet at the pavilion, then head to the beach. Members only event.


MARCH 7,14,21, & 28 (WED) 9:30 -10:30AM/ BEACH UNIVERISTY:  This FREE environmental education series will take place at the main Siesta Key pavilion.  The series will cover a new topic each month. Call 941-861-5000 for topic of the week.



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.

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.




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

Phillippi has a full slate of fun activities for the marvelous month of March:

Every Wednesday the Phillippi Farmhouse Market is full of abundant local produce.   There are food trucks, bakeries, local artisans, live music and the Welcome Tent with brochures and flyers of what to do in Sarasota. The market is open from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., there is ample free parking and, yes, your well-behaved dogs are welcome.

Every Thursday the Phillippi Farmhouse Market welcomes a different musical group for the free Brown Bag Concert at noon at the Gazebo.  Bring your brown bag lunch, a lawn chair and be prepared for a delightful hour of music.

On Wednesday, March 7, the Light Chasers (Plein Aire painters) will be hard at work at their easels for the QUICK DRAW (as in, paint rapidly) challenge.  You will know them by their red balloons tied to their easels from 9 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.  The whistle blows and they bring their paintings up to the Phillippi Farmhouse Market to be judged and then sell “off easel.”  Some very happy people have purchased beautiful paintings.  You may also do the same.

Friday, March 16, Saturday March 17 and Sunday March 18 the Light Chasers will hold their annual Art Show and Sale at the Edson Keith Mansion.  The artists generously donate 30% of their sales to the renovation of the historic Keith Farmhouse.   The Light Chasers Paint the Sun Coast is their 7th annual member show with featured artists, Paint Out across Sarasota County and Open Gallery.  It will be quite a fun weekend to meet the artists, and there will be music, wine and food.  For more information, please visit: or call 941-316-1309.

On Sunday March 25, the Bradenton-Sarasota Rose Society will hold its monthly meeting at the Edson Keith Mansion from 2 – 4:30 p.m.  The meeting is free, open to all and features a program about growing roses on the Suncoast.  For more information, please visit:  The Bradenton-Sarasota Rose Society maintains the Nettie Keener Keith Rose Garden at the Edson Keith Mansion.  Visitors enjoy this lush English Rose Garden and find it a lovely place to visit and for family photos.



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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