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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 you can take in during the month of February: Feb. 1st, 2:00 pm (also Feb. 8th, 15th and 22nd), Ski-a-Rees Water Ski Show. Free Event 1602 Ken Thompson Parkway Sarasota, Florida 941-388-1666 for information http://www.skiarees.com/ Ski-a-Rees website Feb. 1st, 10 am-4 pm. Annual Winterfest in the Park Arts and Crafts Show. Free Admission. Phillippi Estate Park 5500 S. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Florida 34231 941-861-5000 for information Feb. 3rd, 8 pm, "Golden Boys", Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. A fabulous throwback concert experience with Bobby Rydell, Frankie Avalon, and Fabian. Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 777 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Florida 34236 941-953-3368 for information Van Wezel website Feb. 3rd, 6 pm-8:30 pm. "Kayaking-Full Moon Paddle". Enjoy a relaxing evening paddle on moonlit water. Mote Marine Aquarium 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway Sarasota, Florida Mote Marine Aquarium and Laboratory Website Feb. 4th-7th, "Palm Grove Annual Amish Quilts and Crafts Show". Helps raise funds for the Haiti Missions Fund. Hours: 8am-5pm Feb. 4, 5, 6 and 8 am- 12 noon Sat. Feb. 7th. Palm Grove Mennonite Church 1087 S. Beneva Road Sarasota, Florida 34232 941-955-2187 for information Feb. 5th, 8 am and 2 pm, "106 Years of Broadway". All new musical review with five Broadway stars and a New York band. Hear Broadway classics, standards, and favorites. Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 777 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Florida 34236 941-953-3368 for information Van Wezel website Feb. 6th, 6-9 pm, "Live from Downtown-It's Friday Night Live!" Main Street @ Five Points Park and Palm Avenue. Live music, street performances, dining venues. Shop, dine and enjoy everything downtown Sarasota has to offer. Feb. 6th, 8 pm, "Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra". Ticketed event. Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 777 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Florida 34236 941-953-3368 for information Van Wezel website Feb. 6th, 6-9 pm. "Music on Main" at Lakewood Ranch. Free event. Come and enjoy live music and a great time! Bring a chair. Dogs welcome but must be on leash. No coolers. Lakewood Ranch Main Street 8131 Lakewood Main Street Lakewood Ranch, Florida 34202 Feb. 7th, 7 am-1 pm. "Sarasota Farmers Market". State Street and N. Lemon Avenue. Downtown Sarasota. Local produce, plants, prepared foods, artisans. Enjoy more than 70 vendors! Rain or shine. 1420 State Street Sarasota, Fl. Feb. 7th, 7 pm. (also Feb. 18th at 7:30 pm) "Tosca", the opera. Ticketed event. Sarasota Opera House 61 N. Pineapple Avenue Sarasota, Florida 34236 941-366-8450 for information Sarasota Opera Website Feb. 7th-8th, 10 am-4:30 pm. "26th Annual Lido Tides Arts and Crafts Show". Fine Arts and Crafts. Lido Beach Pavilion 400 Ben Franklin Drive Sarasota, Florida 34236 Feb. 7th-8th, 10 am-5 pm. "21st Annual Siesta Key Craft Festival". Ocean Blvd. and Beach Road in Siesta Key Village. Over 100 crafters will exhibit their work. 5124 Ocean Blvd. Sarasota, Florida 34242 Feb. 10th, 8 pm. "Harry Connick, Jr." in concert. Ticketed event. Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 777 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Florida 34236 941-953-3368 for information Van Wezel website Feb. 12th, 5-8 pm. "Courtyard Swing". Ringling Museum of Art. Fun and dancing in the Museum of Art Courtyard. Music by Diva de Musica. Ticketed event. Free with 'Art after 5' admission. No coolers, no chairs allowed. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Adults and Seniors: $10. Children 6-17 $5. Children 5 and under Free. The Ringling 5401 Bay Shore Road Sarasota, Florida 34243 941-359-5700 for information The Ringling Website Feb. 13th, 6-9 pm. "Live From Downtown-It's Friday Night Live!" Live music, street performances, dining venues. Shop, dine and enjoy everything downtown Sarasota has to offer. Downtown Sarasota at Burns Square. Feb. 13th 8 pm. "Diana Ross" in concert. Ticketed event. Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 777 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Florida 34236 941-953-3368 for information Van Wezel website Feb. 14th, 7am-1pm, "Sarasota Farmers Market". State Street and N. Lemon Avenue. Downtown Sarasota. Local produce, plants, prepared foods, artisans. Enjoy more than 70 vendors! Rain or shine. 1420 State Street Sarasota, Fl. Feb. 14th, 7:30 pm. (also Feb. 19 @7:30 pm and Feb. 22 at 1:30 pm) "The Marriage of Figaro" Sarasota Opera House 61 N. Pineapple Avenue Sarasota, Florida 34236 941-366-8450 for information Sarasota Opera Website Feb. 16th. 8 pm. "Dancing Pros Live". Ballroom dancing competition feturing personalities from Dancing with the Stars. Hosted by Alan Thicke. Audience will get to vote electronically for their favorite couple. Ticketed event. Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 777 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Florida 34236 941-953-3368 for information Van Wezel website Feb. 19th, 5-8 pm. "Ringling By the Bay". Live music from "Vertigo". Ticketed event. Free with 'Art After 5' admission. Adults and Seniors $10, Children 6-17 $5, Children 5 and under Free. The Ringling 5401 Bay Shore Road Sarasota, Florida 34243 941-359-5700 for information The Ringling Website Feb. 20th, 6-9 pm. "Live from Downtown-It's Friday Night!" Live music, street performances, dining venues. Shop, dine and enjoy everything downtown Sarasota has to offer. Downtown Sarasota at Towles Court. Feb. 20th-22nd. Sarasota Exotic Car Festival. Open to the public.. Various Events. See their website for schedule of events and venues and admission fees. Benefits United Cerebral Palsy of SW Florida, Inc. Feb. 21st, 7am-1pm "Sarasota Farmers Market". State Street and N. Lemon Avenue. Downtown Sarasota. Local produce, plants, prepared foods, artisans. Enjoy more than 70 vendors! Rain or shine. 1420 State Street Sarasota, Fl. Feb. 21st, 7:30 pm. "The Golden Cockerel" Opera. Sarasota Opera House 61 N. Pineapple Avenue Sarasota, Florida 34236 941-366-8450 for information Sarasota Opera Website Feb. 24th, 8 pm. "Ringo Starr and His All Star Band". Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 777 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Florida 34236 941-953-3368 for information Van Wezel website Feb. 27th-March 1. 10 am-5 pm. "Gem, Jewelry and Beach Show". Admission $4 adults. Sarasota Municipal Auditorium 801 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Florida 34236 href="http://www.srqauditorium.com"target="_blank">Auditorium website Feb. 27th, 12 noon. "Noon Lobby Concert". Apprentice Artists Perform. Limited Seating Sarasota Opera House 61 N. Pineapple Avenue Sarasota, Florida 34236 941-366-8450 for information Sarasota Opera Website Feb. 27th, 6-9 pm. "Live from Downtown-It's Friday Night!" Live music, street performances, dining venues. Shop, dine and enjoy everything downtown Sarasota has to offer. Live performances by musicians, entertainers and performing arts organizations. Downtown Sarasota at Rosemary District and Historic Downtown Village. Feb. 28th, 7am-1pm. "Sarasota Farmers Market". State Street and N. Lemon Avenue. Downtown Sarasota. Local produce, plants, prepared foods, artisans. Enjoy more than 70 vendors! Rain or shine. 1420 State Street Sarasota, Fl. Feb. 28th-March 1st. 8 am-4 pm. "Sarasota Invitational Regatta" Rowing Competition. More than 1500 rowers in various categories will compete. Nathan Benderson Park 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle Sarasota, Florida 34235 941-358-7275 for information Feb. 28th, Dusk-10 pm. "Sidewalk Astronomy".Telescopes will be set up for viewing the stars. Free event. On the soccer field just north of Holmes Beach City Hall, Anna Maria Island. 941-342-9632 for information

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
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