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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 A FEW EVENTS TO TAKE IN DURING THE MONTH OF AUGUST: August 1st, 6-9 p.m. "Live from Downtown-It's Friday Night!" Live music, street performances, dining venues. Main Street at 5 Points Park and Palm Avenue. August 1st, 6-9 p.m. Lakewood Ranch "Music on Main Street". Live music, bring a lawn chair. Dogs allowed, but must be on leash, no coolers allowed. Food vendors available. 8131 Lakewood Main Street Lakewood Ranch, Florida 34202 August 1st, Ed Smith Stadium, Orioles Gulf Coast League vs. Rays. Free Admission and Free parking. Ed Smith Stadium 2700 12th Street Sarasota, Fl. 34237 941-954-4101 for information August 1st-3rd, Ritz Carlton Hotel, Florida State Dance Sport Championships, various events taking place, reserved seating and tickets required, please visit website or call for details. Ritz Carlton Hotel 1111 Ritz Carlton Drive Sarasota, Florida 34236 941-753-7940 for information Florida State Dance Championship website August 4th "Meet the Sky", Siesta Key Beach Pavilion. Huge telescope. FREE for all ages. Weather permitting. Siesta Key Beach Pavilion 948 Beach Road Siesta Key, Florida 34242 August 7th, 5-8 p.m. The Ringling. "Art After Five"- Enjoy Discounted Admission Explore the Museum of Art permanent and special exhibition galleries, and the Circus Museum. Art After 5 admission includes select events and programs. Whether it is a Gallery Walk and Talk, Ringling by the Bay, or a self-guided tour, there is something for everyone. The Ringling 5401 Bay Shore Road Sarasota, Florida 34243 941-359-5700 for information The Ringling website August 8th-9th Annual Sarasota Slam Fishing Tournament, Marina Jack's. Marina Jack's Two Marine Plaza Sarasota, Florida 34236 941-955-9488 Fishing Tournament website August 14th, 5-8 p.m. The Ringling. "Art After Five"- Enjoy Discounted Admission Explore the Museum of Art permanent and special exhibition galleries, and the Circus Museum. Art After 5 admission includes select events and programs. Whether it is a Gallery Walk and Talk, Ringling by the Bay, or a self-guided tour, there is something for everyone. The Ringling 5401 Bay Shore Road Sarasota, Florida 34243 941-359-5700 for information The Ringling website August 14th 6pm, Asolo Theater. "Art and a Movie-How Do They Know It's Authentic?". Preceded by a 15 minute welcome and discussion. Asola Theater 501 Bayshore Road Sarasota, Florida 34243 941-359-5700 for information Asolo Theater website August 15th, 6-9 p.m. "Live from Downtown-It's Friday Night!". Towles Court, downtown. Live music, street performances, dining venues. August 21st, 5-8 p.m. The Ringling. "Art After Five- Enjoy Discounted Admission Explore the Museum of Art permanent and special exhibition galleries, and the Circus Museum. Art After 5 admission includes select events and programs. Whether it is a Gallery Walk and Talk, Ringling by the Bay, or a self-guided tour, there is something for everyone. The Ringling 5401 Bay Shore Road Sarasota, Florida 34243 941-359-5700 for information The Ringling website August 21st, 6 p.m. Asolo Theater. "Art and a Movie: Traveling with Masterpieces". Asolo Theater 5401 Bayshore Road Sarasota, Florida 34243 941-359-5700 for information Asolo Theater website August 22nd, 6-9 p.m. "Live from Downtown-It's Friday Night!" . Rosemary District and Historic Downtown Village. Live music, street performances, dining venues. August 22nd, 5 p.m. Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. "Friday Fest" with SoulRcoaster, performing a diverse array of music for all! This is a FREE concert. Bring a chair or a blanket. Food vendors will be available. Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 777 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Florida 34236 941-953-3368 for information Van Wezel website August 23rd, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Benderson Park. "Stand Up Paddle Board Race". Benderson Park 2500 Honore Avenue Sarasota, Florida Paddle Races website August 28th, 5-8 p.m. The Ringling. "Art After Five- Enjoy Discounted Admission Explore the Museum of Art permanent and special exhibition galleries, and the Circus Museum. Art After 5 admission includes select events and programs. Whether it is a Gallery Walk and Talk, Ringling by the Bay, or a self-guided tour, there is something for everyone. The Ringling 5401 Bay Shore Road Sarasota, Florida 34243 941-359-5700 for information The Ringling website August 28th, 7 p.m. Sarasota Opera House. "HD @ The Opera House- Sleeping Beauty", a performance on the big screen, a production from the Paris Opera, shown on the big screen. Tickets required. Sarasota Opera House 61 N. Pineapple Avenue Sarasota, Florida 34236 941-366-8450 for information Sarasota Opera website August 29th-31st, City Island, "68th Annual Labor Day Regatta", sailing. City Island 1717 Ken Thompson Parkway Sarasota, Florida 34236 941-388-2355 for information http://www.regattanetwork.com/event/8375 Regatta website August 31st, 1:30 p.m. Sarasota Opera House. "HD @ The Opera House- Sleeping Beauty", a performance on the big screen, a production from the Paris Opera, shown on the big screen. Tickets required. Sarasota Opera House 61 N. Pineapple Avenue Sarasota, Florida 34236 941-366-8450 for information http://www.sarasotaopera.org Sarasota Opera 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