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Sarasota offers its visitors and residents a variety of recreational and cultural opportunities. The beautiful beaches, like Siesta Key Beach and Longboat Key Beach, the breathtaking sunsets, amazing flora and wildlife are a perfect backdrop to a day or evening of enjoyment. Take in the open air venues such as the downtown market and informal concerts. Enjoy a volleyball competition on the beach, or cheer from courtside at a championship tennis match on Longboat Key. Or perhaps an evening enjoying a concert at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center then strolling downtown to one of the many fine restaurants to top off your night is more your style. The Sarasota Opera House and the Apolo Repertory Theater continuously delight audiences with spectacular performances. World renowned St. Armands Circle is just over the Ringling Bridge and boasts superb indoor and outdoor dining and shopping venues. There is always something going on! There is truly something for everyone in Sarasota! Here are some of the events you can take in during the month of July: Here are a few events you can take in during the month of July: July 3, 5pm-12 midnight. Grand Prix Festival Downtown “Boats by the Bay” Downtown Block Party. Food, live entertainment. Some boats will be displayed after the parade. Downtown between Orange and Lemon. July 3. 7 pm. Parade of Boats. Parade route along Main Street, downtown. Begins at US 301 to Gulfstream. July 4th 6 p.m. Selby Gardens. Tropical 4th of July. Family friendly environment, bounce house, lawn games, live music, food and drink available on site. $17 member/$20 non-member. Children <11 free. Marie Selby Botanical Gardens 811 S. Palm Avenue, Sarasota 941-366-5731 for information Selby Gardens Website July 4. 4:30 pm. July 4th Patriotic Spectacular Patriotic Concert. $35/$15 First United Methodist Church 104 S. Pineapple Avenue Sarasota, Florida 941-953-3368 for information July 5. 7 am to 1 pm Sarasota Farmers Market 10-2 Special Event “Shrimp and Lobster Fest” Main Street and Lemon, downtown Sarasota July 5. 11 am to 7 pm. Powerboats by the Bay at Centennial Park. Free Admission. Food Vendors and live entertainment. July 6. 11 am and 1 pm. The Sarasota Boat Races. Off Lido Beach. July 10, 7 pm and July 13, 1:30 pm Sarasota Opera House. Presenting “Aida.” “HD at the Opera”. Performances from around the world shown on the big screen, with a 15 minute pre-show welcome and discussion. Tickets $20 and $25. Sarasota Opera House 61 N. Pineapple Avenue Sarasota, Florida 34236 941-366-8450 Sarasota Opera Website July 12-13 , starts 8:30 am. “Dig the Beach” Siesta Key Volleyball Clinic. Free to watch. July 17 8 pm. American Idol Live. Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. The Season 13 finalists. Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 777 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Florida 34236 941-953-3368 for information Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Website July 17 6 pm. The Ringling. Gallery Walk and Talk: Intent to Deceive-Fakes and Forgeries in the Art World. The Ringling 5401 Bay Shore Drive Sarasota, Florida 941-359-5700 for information The Ringling Website July 18. 6-9 pm. Live from Downtown-Friday Night. Towles Court. Entertainment, performers. Local dining venues nearby. July 18-19 Christmas in July. Historic downtown Venice. July 19-20 Vintage and Collectibles Fair. 10-5. $3 entire weekend. Kids 12 and under free. Sarasota Municipal Auditorium 801 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Florida 34236 941-954-4165 for information http://www.visitsarasota.org/events/vintage-and-collectibles-fair-municipal-auditorium-1 Fair Website July 23 6-9 pm Selby Gardens. Multigenerational night, kids activities, bring your own blanket and picnic or purchase picnic type food on site. Music, sunset watching. Marie Selby Botanical Gardens 811 S. Palm Avenue, Sarasota 941-366-5731 for information Marie Selby Gardens Website July 24 7pm and July 27 1:30 pm. Sarasota Opera House. Presenting “Manon Lescant”/Puccini. HD at the Opera. Performances from around the world shown on the big screen, with a 15 minute pre-show welcome and discussion. Tickets $20 and $25. Sarasota Opera House 61 N. Pineapple Avenue Sarasota, Florida 34236 941-366-8450 Sarasota Opera Website July 25 5 pm Friday Fest. Live Music. Free Concert. “Come Back Alice”, a Southern Gypsy Funk Band. Bring lawn chair or blanket. Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 777 N. Tamiami Trail. Sarasota, Florida 941-953-3368 for information Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Website July 25 6-9 pm. Live from Downtown-Rosemary District. Music, performances. Local dining venues. July 29 to August 3 Florida State DanceSport Championships. Ritz Carlton Hotel 1111 Ritz Carlton Dr Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 309-2000 or 941-753-7940 Website July 30 6-9 pm Selby Gardens. Multigenerational night, kids activities, bring your own blanket and picnic or purchase picnic type food on site. Music, sunset watching. Marie Selby Botanical Gardens 811 S. Palm Avenue, Sarasota 941-366-5731 for information Marie Selby Gardens Website

Below are some links to Sarasota attractions.

Mote Marine Aquarium and Laboratory Sarasota Jungle Gardens Van Wezel Performing Arts Center Sarasota Ballet Asolo Repertory Theater Marie Selby Gardens Historic Spanish Point The Ringling St. Armands Circle Sarasota Film Society More Sarasota Area Info