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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 activities to take in during the month of May: May 1st 6-9 pm "Live from Downtown-It's Friday Night Live!" Main Street at Five Points Park and Palm Avenue, downtown Sarasota. Live music, street performances, dining venues. Shop, dine and enjoy everything downtown Sarasota has to offer. May 1st 6-9 pm "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 May 1st-3rd 10 am-5 pm Gem, Jewelry and Bead Show. Admission $4 Sarasota Municipal Auditorium 801 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Fl. May 2nd 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. 34236 May 2 8:30 am- 2 pm Siesta Key Sand Sculpting Contest. Sand sculpting contest with prizes awarded. Fun in the sun! Siesta Key Beach 941-915-1184 for info May 2nd 10 am-4 pm "19th Annual Corvettes on the Circle".Enjoy viewing over 100 models of Corvettes while you shop and dine on world famous St. Armands Circle! St. Armands Circle is located just over the John Ringling Bridge from downtown Sarasota! May 2nd 11:30 am-6 :30 pm. "5th Annual Food and Wine on Pine" on Anna Maria Island. Food, wines, craft and domestic beers, musical acts, children's art and activity area. Admission $2. Food and Beverage tickets available for purchase. Free parking. Food and Wine on Pine website May 2nd 12 noon-10 pm "Viva Sarasota Downtown Latin Festival". A full day family oriented festival featuring Latin music, cuisine, art and crafts vendors from >50 countries. Live musical performances. Main Street Downtown Sarasota 941-706-3102 for info May 3rd 1pm-3 pm. Marie Selby Gardens. Musical Performances. Enjoy talented artists from across the region with the added benefit of beautiful views and quiet walks through the Gardens. Lawn chairs and blankets welcome. No coolers. Food and beverages available for purchase. $5. Children <11 free. Marie Selby Botanical Gardens 811 S. Palm Avenue Sarasota, Florida 941-366-5731 for information Selby Gardens Website May 3rd Ski-A-Rees Water Ski Show.Free Event. Just across the Ringling Bridge from downtown Sarasota. 1602 Ken Thompson Parkway Sarasota, Florida 941-388-1666 for information Ski-a-Rees website May 4th 6 pm-8:30 pm "Full Moon Paddle", 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 May 7th 7pm "I Due Foscari" HD at the Opera. Enjoy Giuseppe Verdi's "I Due Foscari" on the big screen in full HD. A production of the Royal Opera House. Sarasota Opera House 61 N. Pineapple Avenue Sarasota, Florida 34236 941-366-8450 for information Sarasota Opera Website May 8th 6-9 p.m. "Live from Downtown-It's Friday Night Live!"Burns Square, downtown Sarasota. Live music, street performances, dining venues. Shop, dine and enjoy everything downtown Sarasota has to offer. May 9th 10am-4 pm. Mother's Day Rose Festival. Rose Bouquets and Bushes for Sale.Free Admission Phillippi Estate Park 5500 S. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Fl. 941-861-5000 for information May 9th 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. 34236 May 9- May 10 10am-5 pm. Downtown Sarasota Craft Fair . Downtown at Central Avenue and Five Points Park. Jewelry, pottery, ceramics, painting from >100 of our Country's artisans. All handmade in America. Also a Green Market with plants, orchids, and more! May 10th Ski-A-Rees Water Ski Show.Free Event. Just across the Ringling Bridge from downtown Sarasota. 1602 Ken Thompson Parkway Sarasota, Florida 941-388-1666 for information Ski-a-Rees website May 10th 1:30 pm "I Due Foscari" HD at the Opera. Enjoy Giuseppe Verdi's "I Due Foscari" on the big screen in full HD. A production of the Royal Opera House. Sarasota Opera House 61 N. Pineapple Avenue Sarasota, Florida 34236 941-366-8450 for information Sarasota Opera Website May 15th 6-9 pm. "Live from Downtown-It's Friday Night Live!" Downtown Sarasota at Towles Court. Live music, street performances, dining venues. Shop, dine and enjoy everything downtown Sarasota has to offer. May 16th 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. 34236 May 16th 7 pm. "Coppelia" performed at the Sarasota Opera House. Presented by The Diane Partington Studio of Ballet. Ticketed Event. Sarasota Opera House 61 N. Pineapple Avenue Sarasota, Florida 34236 941-366-8450 for information Sarasota Opera Website May 16-17 "Dig the Beach Siesta Key Volleyball Classic" Siesta Key Beach 948 Beach Road Siesta Key 34242 May 18th "The Ringling". In celebration of International Museum Day you will enjoy free admission to the Museum of Art on this date. The Ringling 5401 Bay Shore Road Sarasota, Florida 34243 941-359-5700 for information The Ringling Website May 21 5-8 pm. "Ringling By the Bay". Music by "Big Night Out". Live music and dancing in this beautiful bayside setting. 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 May 22 6-9 pm. "Live from Downtown-It's Friday Night"! Rosemary District and Historic Downtown Village, downtown Sarasota. Live music, street performances, dining venues. Shop, dine and enjoy everything downtown Sarasota has to offer. May 23 Sunset til about 10 pm "Sidewalk Astronomy". Telescopes will be set up to view the stars. Open and free to the public. Holmes Beach City Hall, Anna Maria Island. 941-342-9632 for information May 23 7 am-1 pm Downtown 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. 34236 May 24 5p-10p Lakewood Ranch Memorial Day Parade, "A Tribute to Heroes". 8131 Lakewood Main Street Lakewood Ranch, Florida 34202 May 25 10 a.m. Sarasota Memorial Day Parade. Main Street Downtown Sarasota May 30 7a-1p Downtown 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. 34236 May 31 1:30 Enjoy Benvenuto Cellini, an Opera by Hector Berlioz .A production of the English National Opera, in full HD ON THE BIG SCREEN. Sarasota Opera House 61 N. Pineapple Avenue Sarasota, Florida 34236 941-366-8450 for information 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