Siesta Key is a vibrant community and there is always something going on here so whether you are visiting us for a week or you are a lifelong resident of our beautiful island, make sure to check our events calendar and have some fun with us.
Saturday through Monday, Sept. 5-7, “buy one ticket, get half off”
The discount applies to a ticket of equal or lesser value.
Take this time to enjoy one last vacation break with the family.
The gardens are located at 3701 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34234.
The Gardens are open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Families can enjoy the cool, lush, tropical botanical gardens and winding trails on 10 acres in the heart of Sarasota while interacting with more than 200 animals and enjoying various animal shows and performances.
Admission is always free for children three and under; $10.99 for children 4-16;
$15.99 for adults and $14.99 for seniors 65 and older; taxes are not included.
Visit the Sarasota Jungle Gardens web site at http://www.sarasotajunglegardens.com
or call (941)355-5305 for more information.
For the 29th year, the Siesta Key Village Association will once again host "Safe Treats" on October 31, 2015, 3PM to 6 PM.
Bring your little ones to trick or treat in Siesta Village along Ocean Blvd. and the surrounding streets.
Look for participating members displaying orange and black balloons and pumpkin flyers in their windows.
This free event provides a safe venue for children on Halloween.
For more information visit the web site at www.siestakeyvillage.org
or call Helene Hyland at 941 685-2274
Annual Siesta Sandfest Dinner and Party
This year features a "Pirate theme".
Music and dancing, including buffet dinner.
For more information contact the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce at (941) 349-3800
This November twenty-four of the premier master sand sculptors from all over the world will be competing for 1st place on the #1 beach. The Siesta Key Crystal Classic has become a favorite of many of the professional sand sculptors who have competed here. Citing the beauty and cleanliness of the pristine white sand, sculptors have remarked that their sculptures look almost as if they are "carved in marble."
In only 24 sculpting hours, (spanning the five day event), the master sculptors create sand masterpieces, some over ten feet tall, and transform the always beautiful Siesta Beach into an outdoor art gallery.
This event was named as a finalist in Sarasota Magazine’s Best of 2014. The five-day art event will include:
Master sand sculptors competing with all day viewing Friday through Tuesday; over 60 vendors Friday through Monday; live entertainment through Sunday starting Friday at noon; and an amateur sand sculptor contest on Saturday.
Off-site shuttle service will be offered through SCAT, routes 10 & 11 throughout the eventand sculpture viewing with the special Mobi-Mat on the sand for easier walking on Tuesday, Nov. 17th.
Applications are now being accepted for our Vendor Village and may be obtained on the website www.siestakeycrystalclassic.com.
CB’s Saltwater Outfitters Orvis-Endorsed Fly Fishing School-Nov 21, 2015
Located on Siesta Key, named Best Beach in America, the school will cover fly casting basics, line control, shooting line and the roll cast. Instructor, Capt. Rick Grassett, 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 school, which will run from 8:30 AM to 3 PM, is $150 per person and includes the use of Orvis fly tackle, a text book and lunch. Contact CB’s Saltwater Outfitters at (941) 349-4400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make reservations.
The annual lighting and holiday open house of Siesta Key Village will be held November 28th, 2015
Children can give Santa their wish list, have their face painted, visit with Santa's elves and be
entertained by Sunshine the Clown.
Santa's gift bags provided by Beach Bazaar will be given to the first 250 children who visit with Santa.
Santa will arrive by fire truck following the parade at approximately 6:15 pm.
Businesses will provide refreshments, while you enjoy live musical entertainment by the Pine View High School Jazz Band,
Keyboard Players and choirs singing holiday songs.
Ocean Blvd. will be lined with luminaries and businesses will be decorated for the holiday season.
Free Trolley Rides will be available from Siesta Key Public Beach to the Village from 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm.
Siesta Key Village Association Presents The Siesta Key Village Valentine Stroll
"Everyone gets a Kiss" - Saturday, February 13, 2016
5 - 8 PM. Residents and visitors are invited to stroll through Siesta Village which will be adorned with Valentine cheer.There will be something for everyone including live music throughout
the Village and candy kisses which will be distributed by the merchants. Participating merchants will be displaying red and pink balloons outside of their businesses.
Siesta Key Village offers romantic destinations for you and your sweetheart and lots of fun for the whole family.
If parking is a concern, there will be pedicab and golf cart cab services from the Siesta Public Beach parking lot to the Village.
For more information visit the website www.siestakeyvillage.org or call Helene Hyland at 941 685-2274 or e mail at email@example.com.
Couples can say "I do" again on the white sands of Siesta Key this Valentine's Day. More than 300 couples took part in last year's vow-renewal ceremony on Siesta Public Beach.
For more information visit: www.parksonline.scgov.net
Siesta Key Craft Fair
February 27th-28th From 10AM - 5PM
30th Annual Run For the Turtles
Time to dust off those running shoes and get ready for the 30th Annual Run for the Turtles. Our Run supports sea turtle conservation and research at Mote Marine Laboratory and is the Sea Turtle Conservation Program's major fundraiser — it's helping us help sea turtles!
Where: Siesta Key Public Beach, 948 Beach Road
Registration will open in early 2016.
On Race Day: Registration begins 6:30 a.m. at the Siesta Key Gazebo, south of the pavilion.
The 1-Mile Fun Run or Walk begins at 7:30 a.m. and the 5K Manasota Track Club-Sanctioned Run begins at 8 a.m.
More Info: Contact Paula Clark, (941) 388-4441, ext. 357 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsor the Run for the Turtles and help support sea turtle conservation and research.
Saturday and Sunday April 9-10
10 AM - 5 PM
The artists will line Ocean Boulevard with their professional
display booths while the crafters will display their unique and
affordable crafts throughout Siesta Key Village for a sidewalk craft fair.
Sarasota County's Midweek Farmers Market
Florida Fresh Produce, Prepared Foods, Live Music!
Every Wednesday from October - April 9AM-2PM
Free Parking. Phillipi Estate Park 5500 S. Tamiami Trail
For more information call 941-861-5000 or www.farmhousemarket.org
Siesta Key Amateur Sand Sculpting Contest
44th Annual Amateur Sand Sculpting Contents on the white sandy beach of Siesta Key Public Beach.
Starts at 9:00 am Registration is at 8:30am South of the Pavilion.
For more information contact Sarasota County Parks and Recreation at (941) 861-9930
Downtown Sarasota Farmers Market, at 1420 State St. & Main St.
Every Saturday, rain or shine, 7AM - 1PM. Year round.
Siesta Key Farmer's Market
Siesta Village Plaza, 5124 Ocean Blvd.
Every Sunday, Year Round, 8AM - 2PM
26th Annual 4th of July Celebration at Siesta Beach
VIP party begins at 5:30PM. Includes reserved parking, picnic dinner, and live entertainment.
Fireworks begin approx 9:15PM.