Events Calendar

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.

Sarasota Jungle Gardens Labor Day Special Ticket Pricing Sept 5th - 7th
September 05, 2015
From: 10:00AM to 5:00PM

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

or call (941)355-5305 for more information.


Siesta Key Village "Safe Treats" October 31, 2016 3PM - 6PM
October 31, 2015
From: 3:00PM to 6:00PM


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
or call Helene Hyland at 941 685-2274

26th Annual Sandfest Dinner and Party Friday, November 6, 6PM
November 06, 2015
From: 6:00PM to 10:00AM

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

Siesta Key Crystal Classic
November 13, 2015
From: 10:00AM to 5:00PM

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

CB's Saltwater Outfitters Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing School November 21
November 21, 2015
From: 8:30AM to 3:00PM

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 to make reservations.

Siesta Key Light up the Village & Holiday Open House Nov 28, 5:30-10 PM
November 28, 2015
From: 5:30PM to 10:00PM


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 Valentine Stroll February 13, 2016 5PM - 8PM
February 13, 2016
From: 5:00PM to 8:00PM

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 or call Helene Hyland at 941 685-2274 or e mail at

Say "I do" again, February 14, 6 PM Siesta Beach
February 14, 2016
From: 6:00PM to 7:00PM

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:

Siesta Key Craft Fair Februrary 27-28th
February 27, 2016
From: 10:00AM to 5:00PM

Siesta Key Craft Fair

February 27th-28th From 10AM - 5PM


30th Annuial Run for the Turtles: April 2
April 02, 2016
From: 6:30AM to 11:00AM

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.

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

Sponsor the Run for the Turtles and help support sea turtle conservation and research.

Siesta Fiesta April 9-10 10AM - 5PM
April 09, 2016
From: 10:00AM to 5:00PM

Siesta Fiesta!!!

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.

Mid-week Farmers Market Every WEDNESDAY 9AM-2PM from October-April Phillippi Estate Park
April 27, 2016
From: 9:00AM to 2:00PM

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

Amateur Sand Sculpting Contest Saturday, May 7 9:00 AM
May 07, 2016
From: 9:00AM to 1:00PM

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 Farmer's Market Every SATURDAY 7AM - 1PM Year round
May 21, 2016
From: 8:00AM to 1:00PM

Downtown Sarasota Farmers Market, at 1420 State St. & Main St.

Every Saturday, rain or shine, 7AM - 1PM. Year round.

Siesta Key Village Farmer's Market Every SUNDAY Year round 8AM - 2PM
May 22, 2016
From: 8:00AM to 2:00PM

Siesta Key Farmer's Market 

Siesta Village Plaza,  5124 Ocean Blvd.

Every Sunday, Year Round, 8AM - 2PM


4th of July Fireworks Celebration
July 04, 2016
From: 5:30PM to 10:00PM

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.