Biking & Hiking
Boats & Kayaks
Circuses / Animal Acts
Dog Parks / Beaches
Free, Cheap & Chic
Relocate & Reinvent
Snorkeling / Scuba
Things To Do
Ringling Museum’s International Arts Festival - October
the museum grounds come alive with the artistry of New York’s Baryshnikov Arts Center. The format includes dance, music
and theater as well as film.
Sarasota Ballet – The ballet season begins in October with other performances scheduled throughout season and into the first
week of May.
Sarasota Orchestra – Enjoy innovative
formats and traditional concerts, exceptional music by the great masters, all-time favorites and dynamic guest
conductors. Performances are scheduled from September through May.
Asolo Repertory Theater - November 16th the Asolo opens with the play “1776”.
Ben Franklin, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were major figures addressing the formative years of U.S. history.
Performances continue through December 22.
Regional Theater & Performance Schedules
Van Wezel - A broad spectrum of the world’s finest artists ranging from
music and dance to theater and comedy are featured throughout the year.
Sarasota Season of Sculpture – Two dozen large-scale sculptures
from artists throughout the world are featured along the U.S. 41 (Bayfront Drive) portion of Sarasota’s Centennial Park.
Installations are viewable from the first week in November through May.
Sarasota Chalk Festival – Sarasota’s Chalk Festival is the first in
the U.S. attracting International street artists demonstrating three dimensional illusions that pop from the pavement.
Bradenton Blues Festival – Held at Bradenton’s "Manatee Riverwalk".
Sculpture/Botanical Gardens – A complete list with links
and descriptions of Sculpture & Botanical Gardens throughout Sarasota, Tampa, Orlando, Naples and central Florida.
Sarasota’s Selby Gardens offer an impressive collection of bromeliads and orchids yet others to consider would be Bok
Tower Botanical gardens as well as the Polasek Sculpture Gardens.
Museums - Plan a visit to Sarasota’s Ringling Museum,
Skyspace by James Turrell, Circus Museum and the Ca d’Zan, Ringling’s home on the bay. Spend a day in St. Petersburg at
the Salvador Dali Museum and Morean Art Center with works of glass by Dale Chihuly, then head to the Hot Shop and observe
the art of glass blowing. Check-out our impressive collection of central and south Florida museums.
Fitness & health
Shops, Spas, Salons
Attn. Intl. Visitors
(north to south)
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