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Sarasota Events And Happenings For February

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 Apollo 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 February:

Feb. 1st, 8pm “Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons”. Ticketed Event.
Van Wezel Performing Arts Center
777 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, Florida 34236
941-953-3368 for information
Van Wezel Performing Arts Center website

Feb. 2nd, 12 noon-1pm. “Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series”. Bring your lunch and a lawn chair. “Easy Street with Lisa Brande and Mark Trichka”.
Phillippi Estate Park
5500 S. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, Fl.
041-861-5000

Feb. 2nd, 8-11 pm “Ringling Underground”. Live music and art in the Courtyard. Music by Spark Notes, The Jackettes, and Hank and Cupcake.
The Ringling
5401 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, FL 34243
The Ringling Website

Feb. 2nd, 8pm “Keith Lockhart and The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra-A British Invasion-The Boston Pops Plays the Beatles”.Ticketed Event.
Van Wezel Performing Arts Center
777 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, Florida 34236
941-953-3368 for information
Van Wezel Performing Arts Center website

Feb. 3rd, 6-9pm, “Music on Main”.Lakewood Ranch Main Street. Free event. There are food and drink vendors. Come and enjoy live music and a great time! Bring a chair. Dogs welcome but must be on leash. No coolers. Music by Karen and Jimmy Band, playing R&B, Rock, Blues, and Country.
8131 Lakewood Main Street
Lakewood Ranch, Florida 34202

Feb. 4th, 9am-5pm “Sarasota Highland Games and Celtic Fest”. Music with pipes and drums, Irish Dancing and Food.
Sarasota County Fairgrounds
3000 Ringling Blvd.
Sarasota, Fl. 34237
Highland Games and Celtic Fest website

Feb. 4th 10am-3pm “Airing of the Quilts Outdoor Quilt Display and Sale”. Beautiful quilts will be hung from palm trees and throughout the pavilion in this beautiful outdoor setting.
Maxine Barritt Park
1800 Harbor Drive South
Venice, Fl. 34285

Feb. 4th “Sidewalk Astronomy”.Telescopes will be set up to view the stars. Free and open to the public. Starts at sunset and ends around 10 pm. (weather-permitting).
Celery Fields
6893 Palmer Blvd.
Sarasota, Fl. 34240

Feb. 4th-Feb. 5th, 10am-5pm both days. “Lido Beach Winter Fine Arts Festival”. More than 100 artisans featuring sculpture, jewelry, painting and more, all in a beautiful beachfront setting.
Lido Beach
400 Benjamin Franklin Drive
Sarasota, Florida

Feb. 5th, 2pm. “Ski-a-Rees”.Enjoy this free water ski show!
1602 Ken Thompson Pkwy
Sarasota, FL 34236

Feb. 7th, 8pm. “Itzhak Perlman”, renowned violin virtuoso playing Vivaldi, Beethoven, Schumann and more. Ticketed event.
Van Wezel Performing Arts Center
777 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, Florida 34236
941-953-3368 for information
Van Wezel Performing Arts Center website

Feb. 9th, 12 noon-1pm. “Brown Bag Lunch Concert”. Bring your lunch and a lawn chair. “Suzanne and Jim”.
Phillippi Estate Park
5500 S. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, Fl.
941-851-5000

Feb. 10th-March 5th “Circus Sarasota”. Nik Wallenda will headline the show under the big top featuring international circus stars. See website for dates, times and further information. Tickets range from $15-$55.
Big Top
140 University Town Center Drive
Sarasota, FL 34243
Circus Sarasota website

Feb. 11th-Feb. 12th, 10am-5pm both days. “Downtown Sarasota Festival of the Arts”. Some of the best artists in the nation will be displaying their works. Main Street at Orange Avenue in charming downtown Sarasota. Free admission.

Feb. 11th-Feb. 12th, (10am-5pm Sat. and 10am-4pm Sunday). “Vintage and Collectibles Fair”.Antiques, shabby chic and more in the beautiful art deco style Sarasota Municipal Auditorium. $3 admission for whole weekend!
Sarasota Municipal Auditorium
801 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, Florida 34236

Feb. 12th, 2pm, “Ski-a-Rees”.Enjoy this free water ski show!
1602 Ken Thompson Pkwy
Sarasota, FL 34236

Feb. 16th,12 noon-1pm. “Brown Bag Lunch Concert”. Bring your lunch and a lawn chair. Connie Dillon Band.
Phillippi Estate Park
5500 S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34231

Feb. 17th, 8pm, “Pippin”, described as a “high-flying, death defying hit Broadway musical”. Ticketed event.
Van Wezel Performing Arts Center
777 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, Florida 34236
941-953-3368 for information
Van Wezel Performing Arts Center website

Feb. 18th, 4pm-6:30pm. “Barefoot Beach Bazaar”. Handcrafted goods from local vendors, all in a beautiful waterfront location. Stay and watch the sunset!!
Nokomis Public Beach
100 Casey Key Road
Nokomis, Florida

Feb. 20th, 5-8pm. “Ringling By the Bay”. Live music and dancing in Bayfront Gardens (weather permitting). Food and beverages available for purchase. Music by soulRcoaster. $15 admission, free for members.
The Ringling
5401 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, FL 34243
The Ringling website

Feb. 23rd “Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series”. Bring your lunch and a lawn chair. “Kitt Moran with Mike Moran’s Jazz Trio”.
Phillipi Estate Park
5500 S. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, Fl.
941-861-5000

Feb. 24th-25th, 10am-4pm both days. “2017 Simply Sarasota Tour of Homes”. Featuring tours of some of the most beautiful homes in Sarasota, from historic to contemporary to modern. Throughout the day there will be culinary, floral, cocktail and artisan demonstrations inside the homes. Presented by the Junior League of Sarasota. See website for further information.
Simply Sarasota Tour of Homes website

Feb. 25th-26tth, beginning 8am Saturday to 5pm Sunday. “8th Annual Sarasota Invitational Regatta Rowing Competition”. Held at the world class Nathan Benderson Park. See website below for more information.
Nathan Benderson Park
Nathan Benderson Park website

Feb. 25th-26th, 10am-5pm both days. “Siesta Key Craft Festival”. More than 100 crafters will exhibit and sell their works. Free admission.
Siesta Key Village
5124 Ocean Blvd.
Sarasota, Florida 34242

Feb. 26th, 2pm. “Ski-a-Rees”.Enjoy this free water ski show!
1602 Ken Thompson Pkwy
Sarasota, FL 34236

Feb. 27th, 8pm. “Jackie Evancho”. Her beautiful soprano voice has captivated so many. Ticketed event.
Van Wezel Performing Arts Center
777 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, Florida 34236
941-953-3368 for information
Van Wezel Performing Arts Center website

Feb. 28th, 8pm. “Swan Lake”. The Russian National Ballet Theatre performs Tchaikovsky’s full length ballet. Ticketed Event.
Van Wezel Performing Arts Center
777 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, Florida 34236
941-953-3368 for information
Van Wezel Performing Arts Center 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