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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 to take in during the month of October: Oct. 2nd 6pm-9 pm. Live from Downtown-It's Friday Night!. Main Street at 5 Points Park and Palm Avenue, downtown Sarasota. Live music, street performances, dining venues. Shop, dine and enjoy everything downtown Sarasota has to offer. Oct. 2nd 6pm-9 pm. Music on Main. Lakewood Ranch. "TC and Sass" will present Disco, Classic 60's and 70's, Rock and Latin music. Free event. Come and enjoy live music and a great time! Bring a chair. Dogs welcome but must be on leash. No coolers. 8131 Lakewood Main Street Lakewood Ranch, Florida 34202 Main Street Lakewood Ranch Oct. 2nd-4th 10am-5 pm. "Gem, Jewelry and Bead Show". Adm. $4 adults Sarasota Municipal Auditorium 801 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Fl. (941) 954-4165 Oct. 3rd, 7am-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 Oct. 4th 2pm Ski-A-Rees 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 October 4th 1pm-3 pm Garden Music Series, in beautiful Marie Selby Gardens. Featuring "La Lucha", a Tampa based trio offering a mix of jazz standards, Latin inspired rhythms and original compositions. Grilled entrees and beverages will be available for purchase. Coolers and outside food and beverages are not permitted. Marie Selby Botanical Gardens 811 S. Palm Avenue Sarasota, Florida 941-366-5731 for information and entry cost Selby Gardens Website Oct. 7th 9 am-2 pm Philippi Farmers Market. Live music, giveaways, ample free parking, handicap accessibility. Over 35 vendors offer produce and plants from local growers and producers, as well as prepared foods, specialty and sustainable items, and Florida agriculturally-related products. Located at the front field of Phillippi Estate Park. Phillippi Estate Park 5500 S. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Fl. 941-316-1309 for information Oct. 9th 6pm-9 pm "Live From Downtown-It's Friday Night!" Burns Square, Downtown S. of Main Street just past the intersection of Ringling Blvd. and S. Pineapple Avenue. Live music, street performances, dining venues. Shop, dine and enjoy everything downtown Sarasota has to offer. Oct. 10th, 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 Oct. 10th 3pm-7pm "Beer, Boats and Bacon at Nathan Benderson".Over 80 craft and specialty beers paired with bacon-centric food samples available from local restaurant and caterers. You can watch rowing crews compete in the Sarasota-Bradenton Head Race as you enjoy the refreshments. $15 (tasting); $35 (general); $55 (VIP) Nathan Benderson Park 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota For information: 941-358-7275 Beer Boats and Bacon website Oct. 10th-12th Sarasota Fall Bayfront Boat Show. Friday, Oct. 10th and Saturday Oct. 11th 10 am-7 pm. Sunday Oct. 12th 11-5. Bayfront Marina, Downtown Sarasota. Oct. 11th 2pm Ski-A-Rees 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 Oct. 13th 7:30 pm "Shen Yun Orchestra". Ticketed event. Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 777 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Florida 34236 941-953-3368 for information Van Wezel Performing Arts Center Oct. 14th 9am-2 pm Philippi Farmers Market. Live music, giveaways, ample free parking, handicap accessibility. Over 35 vendors offer produce and plants from local growers and producers, as well as prepared foods, specialty and sustainable items, and Florida agriculturally-related products. Located at the front field of Phillippi Estate Park. Phillippi Estate Park 5500 S. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Fl. 941-316-1309 for information Oct. 14th 7:30 pm "Beauty and the Beast". Ticketed event. Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 777 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Florida 34236 941-953-3368 for information Van Wezel Performing Arts Center Oct. 15th 8:00 pm "Rick Springfield" in concert. Ticketed event. Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 777 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Florida 34236 941-953-3368 for information Van Wezel Performing Arts Center Oct. 16 Live from Downtown-It's Friday Night! Towles Court. 3 blocks S. of Main St. between Washington Blvd. and Osprey Avenue. Live music, street performances, dining venues. Shop, dine and enjoy everything downtown Sarasota has to offer. Oct. 16th & 17th 5pm -8 pm "Jazz Sunsets on the Bay".Gather under the tent at the bayfront on the beautiful grounds of The Ringling for classic jazz with the Don Mopsick All Stars. This event is free of charge with your RIAF performance ticket stub, regular Museum Admission or Art After 5 Admission. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. The Ringling 5401 Bay Shore Road Sarasota, Florida 34243 941-359-5700 for information The Ringling Website Oct. 17th 10 am-10 pm 15th Annual Anna Maria Island Bayfest. Live music, food, arts and crafts, kids' zone, classic car show featuring over 100 classic cars. There's also a food court. Always great fun! Pine Avenue Anna Maria Island Oct. 17th, 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 Oct. 17th-18th Vintage and Collectibles Fair. Saturday hours 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4 pm. $3 admission for the whole weekend! Sarasota Municipal Auditorium 801 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Fl. 941-954-4165 Oct. 18th 2 pm Ski-A-Rees 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 Oct. 18th 1-3 pm. Garden Music Series, in beautiful Marie Selby Gardens. "Diego Figueiredo", a fast rising star among the world's greatest jazz guitarists. Grilled entrees and beverages will be available for purchase. Coolers and outside food and beverages are not permitted. Marie Selby Botanical Gardens 811 S. Palm Avenue Sarasota, Florida 941-366-5731 for information and entry cost Selby Gardens Website Oct. 21st 9 am-2 pm Philippi Farmers Market. Live music, giveaways, ample free parking, handicap accessibility. Over 35 vendors offer produce and plants from local growers and producers, as well as prepared foods, specialty and sustainable items, and Florida agriculturally-related products. Located at the front field of Phillippi Estate Park. Phillippi Estate Park 5500 S. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Fl. 941-316-1309 for information Oct. 23rd 5:30-8 pm "Night of Fish, Fun and Fright" at Mote Marine. Children are invited to dress in costume. Safe and fun trick or treating zone. Don't miss the signature underwater pumpkin carving in the shark tank! Admission: $8 online purchase (available Oct.1), $10 members at the door, $12 non members at the door. Mote Marine Aquarium 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway Sarasota, Florida 941-388-4441 Mote Marine Aquarium and Laboratory Website Oct. 24th, 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 Oct. 24th. 8 pm "So You Think You Can Dance"-Season 12's Top 10 Finalists. Ticketed Event. Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 777 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Florida 34236 941-953-3368 for information Van Wezel Performing Arts Center Oct. 24th Dusk to 10 pm. Sidewalk Astronomy.Telescopes will be set up in the parking lot behind Lakewood Ranch Town Hall, to view the stars. Lakewood Ranch Town Hall 8175 Lakewood Ranch Blvd. Lakewood Ranch, Fl. Oct. 24th-25th 10 am-4 pm St. Armands Circle Boat Show. Free admission. Boats, shopping and restaurants -- all together in one outstanding location, world famous St. Armands Circle-for one weekend only! St. Armands Circle Just over the Ringling Bridge from downtown Sarasota Oct. 24th-25th 10am-5pm 21st Annual Downtown Sarasota Craft Festival. Main Street downtown. Behold contemporary crafts from more than 100 of the nation's most talented artisans. A variety of jewelry, pottery, ceramics, photography, painting, clothing and much more - all handmade in America. Main Street Downtown Sarasota Oct. 25th 2 pm Ski-A-Rees 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 Oct. 28th 9 am-2 pm Philippi Farmers Market. Live music, giveaways, ample free parking, handicap accessibility. Over 35 vendors offer produce and plants from local growers and producers, as well as prepared foods, specialty and sustainable items, and Florida agriculturally-related products. Located at the front field of Phillippi Estate Park. Phillippi Estate Park 5500 S. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Fl. 941-316-1309 for information Oct. 29th 17th Annual Howl-O-Ween Pet Costume Contest Registration begins at 10:30. Contest begins at 12 noon. Costumed Pets will participate in different categories. Phillippi Estate Park 5500 S. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Fl. 941-861-5000 for information Oct. 30th 7:30 pm "La boheme". 1830's Paris is the backdrop for this performance of Puccini's most beloved opera. Sarasota Opera House 61 N. Pineapple Avenue Sarasota, Florida 34236 941-366-8450 or 941-328-1300 for information Sarasota Opera Website Oct. 31st, 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 Oct. 31st 10-2 Selby Gardens Spooktacular. Bring the kiddies in their costumes for this family event. Ticketed event. Marie Selby Botanical Gardens 811 S. Palm Avenue Sarasota, Florida 941-366-5731 for information 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