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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 March: March 1st, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Gem, Jewelry and Bead Show. Admission $4. Venue is an Art Deco designed Auditorium. Sarasota Municipal Auditorium 801 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Fl. 34236 March 1st , 1-4 p.m. Jazz in the Park. Bring a chair or a blanket. Free Admission. At the Gazebo in Phillippi Estate Park. Phillippi Estate Park 5500 S. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Fl. 941-861-5000 for information March 1st, (also March 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th), 2 p.m. Ski-a-Rees Water Ski Show. Free Event 1602 Ken Thompson Parkway Sarasota, Florida 941-388-1666 for information Ski-a-Rees website March 1st-7th, Sarsota Jazz Festival. Various venues during the week. See website for information. Jazz Festival website March 2nd, 8 p.m. Van Wezel. "Paul Anka" in concert. Ticketed event. Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 777 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Florida 34236 941-953-3368 for information Van Wezel website March 3rd, 8 p.m. Van Wezel "Russian National Ballet Gala Program". Ticketed event. Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 777 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Florida 34236 941-953-3368 for information Van Wezel website March 5th, "Full Moon Paddle" Kayaking.Mote Marine Aquarium. Enjoy a relaxing evening paddle on moonlit waters. All Kayaking equipment provided. Class begins with basic kayaking instruction. $24 members. $28 non-members. Mote Marine Aquarium 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway Sarasota, Florida 941-388-4441 Mote Marine Aquarium and Laboratory Website March 6th, 6-9 p.m. "Live from Downtown-It's Friday Night!" Downtown Sarasota at Main Street at Five points Park and Palm Avenue. Live music, street performances, dining venues. Shop, dine and enjoy everything downtown Sarasota has to offer. March 6th, 6-9 p.m. "Music on Main". 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 March 7th, 7 a.m.-1 p.m.. 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. March 7th, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. "9th Annual Sarasota Springfest". Food, live music and entertainment, displays and exhibits, kids' activities. 12-3 music by Yesterdayze. Admission and Parking Free. 5849 Sawyer Loop (on Palmer Ranch) Sarasota, Fl. 34238 March 7th, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. "24th Annual Island Heritage Day". Music, raffles, kids'activities, clowns, tours, BBQ, craft demonstrations. Settlers Market Historical Park 402 Pine Avenue Anna Maria Island Heritage Day website March 7th-8th, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. "39th Annual Pineapple Antique Show". More than 35 quality antiques dealers. Delicious baked goods available. Sarasota Municipal Auditiorium 801 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Fl. March 8th, 7:30 p.m. "Tosca" The Opera.Ticketed event. Sarasota Opera House 61 N. Pineapple Avenue Sarasota, Florida 34236 941-366-8450 for information Sarasota Opera Website March 9th, 8 p.m. Van Wezel. "3 Dog Night" in concert. Rock and Roll icons perform their popular original songs plus new material. Ticketed event. Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 777 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Florida 34236 941-953-3368 for information Van Wezel website March 10th, 1:30 p.m. "The Marriage of Figaro". Ticketed Event. Sarasota Opera House 61 N. Pineapple Avenue Sarasota, Florida 34236 941-366-8450 for information Sarasota Opera Website March 11th, 7:30 p.m. "The Golden Cockerel".Ticketed Event. Sarasota Opera House 61 N. Pineapple Avenue Sarasota, Florida 34236 941-366-8450 for information Sarasota Opera Website March 12th, 5-8 p.m. "Courtyard Swing" at The Ringling. Fun and dancing in the Museum of Art Courtyard. Food and beverages available for purchase. No chairs or coolers allowed. Admission: $10 for adults, $5 ages 6-17, Free ages 5 and under. Admission is free for members and free with "Art after 5" Admission. The Ringling 5401 Bay Shore Road Sarasota, Florida 34243 941-359-5700 for information The Ringling Website March 13th, 6-9 p.m. "Live from Downtown-It's Friday Night!" Downtown Sarasota at Burns Square. Live music, street performances, dining venues. Shop, dine and enjoy everything downtown Sarasota has to offer. March 13th to 22nd Sarasota County Fair. Many activities. See website for hours and calendar. Admission $8 adults, $4 55+, $4 active military, $4 ages 6-17. Free for ages 5 and under. $1 Gate entrance Fridays 2-5 pm only. Free Parking. Fairgrounds 3000 Ringling Blvd. Sarasota Fair website March 13th, 12 noon. "Noon Concert". Sarasota Opera House 61 N. Pineapple Avenue Sarasota, Florida 34236 941-366-8450 for information Sarasota Opera Website March 13th, 7:30 p.m. "The Marriage of Figaro".Ticketed Event. Sarasota Opera House 61 N. Pineapple Avenue Sarasota, Florida 34236 941-366-8450 for information Sarasota Opera Website March 14th, 7 a.m.-1 p.m.. 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. March 14th, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. "4th Annual Irish Celtic Fest and Lucky Dog Parade". Whether you are of Irish decent or Irish for the day,you will enjoy Irish food, green beer, loads of fun! Free admission and parking. If you wish to enter your dog in the parade the cost is $5. Adventure Park on Lakewood Ranch. Irish Celtic Fest website March 14th-15th, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 5th Annual Lido Beach Springfest Arts and Crafts Show Lido Beach Pavilion 400 Ben Franklin Drive Lido Key March 19th, 5-8 p.m. "Ringling By the Bay". Live music and dancing. Music provided by SolRCoaster. Food and Beverages available for purchase. Admission: $10 for adults, $5 ages 6-17, Free ages 5 and under.Admission is free for members and free with "Art after 5" Admission. The Ringling 5401 Bay Shore Road Sarasota, Florida 34243 941-359-5700 for information The Ringling Website March 20th, 6-9 p.m. "Live from Downtown-It's Friday Night!"Downtown at Towles Court. Live music, street performances, dining venues. Shop, dine and enjoy everything downtown Sarasota has to offer. March 21st, 7 a.m.-1 p.m.. 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. March 21st, 10a.m.-5 p.m. "Sarasota Garden Club-Gardens in Paradise". Premier Tour of Private Exclusive Gardens. Shop the Gardener's Marketplace Boutique. Event will occur rain or shine. $30 per person in advance. $35 day of tour. 941-955-0875 for information March 21st-22nd, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. "Annual Art at the Ranch Fine Art Festival". Over 65 artists from around the country will display their works. Parking and admission free. Main Street Lakewood Ranch 8131 Lakewood Main Street 34202 March 21st-22nd "7th Annual Sarasota Challenge Dancesport Competition". Hyatt Regency Hotel. See website for more information about this beautiful event. Hyatt Regency Sarasota 1000 Boulevard of the Arts Sarasota, Florida, USA, 34236 Tel: 941-953-1234 Dancesport Competition website March 22nd, 8 p.m. "Verdi Concert".Ticketed Event. Sarasota Opera House 61 N. Pineapple Avenue Sarasota, Florida 34236 941-366-8450 for information Sarasota Opera Website March 24th, 7:30 p.m. Van Wezel. Jackie Evancho in concert. Ticketed event. Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 777 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Florida 34236 941-953-3368 for information Van Wezel website March 27th, 6-9 p.m. "Live from Downtown-It's Friday Night!"Downtown Sarasota at Rosemary District and Historic Downtown Village. Live music, street performances, dining venues. Shop, dine and enjoy everything downtown Sarasota has to offer. March 27th, 8 p.m. Van Wezel. "Sarah McLachlan".Ticketed Event. Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 777 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Florida 34236 941-953-3368 for information Van Wezel website March 28th, 7 a.m.-1 p.m.. 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. March 28th. 9:30-11:30. "Eggstravaganza Easter Egg Hunt Event". Adventure Park. Lakewood Ranch. Ages 2-13. March 28th. Begins at Dusk. "Sidewalk Astronomy" Lakewood Ranch Main Street.Telescopes will be set up to view the stars. Main Street Lakewood Ranch Lakewood Main Street 34202 March 29th, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. "6th Annual Nokomis Beach Bash". Bring a lawn chair and enjoy music, with food and beverages available. Nokomis Beach Pavilion 100 Casey Key Road Nokomis, Fl. 34275

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