Midnight Cove Siesta Key Things to Do in August 2021

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The summer season is in full swing and there are many ways to make memories and have fun on Siesta Key.

We’ve rounded up a bunch of fun things to do this August for the whole family..

Summer Circus Spectacular - August 1 - 14

The Circus Arts Conservatory and The Ringling are happy to partner once again to present the Summer Circus Spectacular at the Historic Asolo Theater. Don’t miss this family-friendly show that runs Friday, August 1 through Saturday, August 14! The Summer Circus Spectacular showcases some of the finest circus artists from around the world, performing acts to thrill audiences of all ages.
https://www.ringling.org/events/summer-circus-spectacular

2021 SARASOTA SLAM - August 3 – 7

Join in the 2021 Sarasota Slam at Marina Jack; Leg II of the Florida West Coast Bluewater Series. This event has become one of Southwest Florida’s most endeared fishing tournaments. More than 1,000 anglers competed and reeled in over $700,000 in cash prizes over the years. This year, partial proceeds from the Sarasota Slam will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
https://www.sarasotaslam.com/

The 8th Annual Summer Cabaret Festival - August 1 - 8

Venice Theatre is delighted to invite audiences to its 8th Annual Summer Cabaret Festival. This popular event keeps music lovers and theatre goers entertained during the summer with a variety of music in a night club setting. Eight different acts - some new, some returning - will be performing throughout the festival. Performances take place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays through Saturdays and at 2 p.m. on Sundays. https://venicetheatre.org/

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Back to School Bash - August 21

Join Music Compound for their annual FREE Back to School Bash on Saturday, August 21st from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy live music, food truck, crafts, face painting, giveaways and more! All ages welcome, open to the public. https://www.musiccompound.com/events/back-to-school-bash/

Sarasota Art Museum - All Year Long

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Midnight Cove Things to Do July 2021

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Happy Independence Day! With festivals and concerts there are so many ways to celebrate the 4th of July on Siesta Key. Here are a few of our favorite patriotic events this month.


Summer Sale July 1 - 4

Stock up on summer essentials with the best deals downtown! In conjunction with the Suncoast Summerfest events, downtown Sarasota boutiques, shops, salons/spas and art galleries invite you to shop their summer blow-out sales July 1– July 4. Find exceptional deals on designer sunglasses, purses, leather goods, houseware, jewelry, gifts and services.
https://lovedowntownsarasota.com/2021/06/celebrate-sarasota-2021-summerfest-events/

Suncoast Summer Fest" Celebration in The Park July 3 – 4

A "Celebration In The Park", organized by the Sarasota Downtown Enrichment Association, is scheduled to take place in J.D. Hamel Park on Saturday, July 3 from 11 am until 10 pm and again on Sunday, July 4 from 3 pm until 7 pm. Following the parade on July 4, and preceding the Bayfront fireworks display, this season's American Idol breakout star Alana Sherman will be performing the National Anthem. https://www.suncoastsummerfest.org/

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Midnight Cove Things to Do June 2021

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Summer is here! It is the perfect time to hit the beach and enjoy some awesome events.

From festivals to concerts, there are so many great things to do in and around Siesta Key. Here are a few of our favorite things to do this month!

Embracing Our Differences - June 1 - August 8

“Embracing Our Differences,” debuting at Sarasota-Bradenton’s Nathan Benderson Park, is an international art exhibit designed to promote inclusion, respect and kindness.. It consists of 50 billboard-sized works of art, each accompanied by an inspirational quote. Following the August show, pieces from the art exhibit are showcased in Sarasota’s Bayfront Park every year, from January through March.
https://www.embracingourdifferences.org/exhibit/

Sistas in the Name of Soul - June 1 - 6

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe is bringing back one of its biggest hits for its third run, as its Light Up the Night Outdoor Concert Series continues. The concert is a celebration of female rhythm and blues and soul singers from the 1970s, including Freda Payne, Aretha Franklin, The Supremes, Gladys Knight and the Pointer Sisters. Audiences will hear such hits as "Midnight Train to Georgia," "Respect," and "Band of Gold." The concert was first performed in 2008, reprised in 2010, and will now enjoy a three-peat, featuring artists Ariel Blue, Delores McKenzie, Syreeta Shonteé and Stephanie Zandra, and backed by WBTT's smokin' live band.
https://westcoastblacktheatre.secure.force.com/ticket#/events/a0S5a00000FHADuEAP

Pups at Premier! - June 5

Finally, an event truly designed for your dog! Join the first-ever Pups at Premier event in Lakewood Ranch. Come for fun, or to compete and try your pup’s paw at winning amazing prizes or raffles! Meet local rescue pups and shop at vendors catering to your pup’s needs and desires. There will be splash pools and an agility course – and so much more! And come hungry; organizers are bringing the area’s best food trucks for you and your pup! Event entry is just $10 per vehicle.
https://www.tickettailor.com/events/independentjones/506327

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Summer Sidewalk Sale - June 12 – 13

Located just a few islands north of Siesta Key, St. Armand’s Circle is once again transforming into a completely outdoor shopping experience during its annual Summer Sidewalk Sale! Your favorite shops, restaurants and galleries will offer an opportunity to shop and dine in the fresh outdoor air, outside of their businesses, either on the sidewalk or green space of St. Armand’s Circle Park, many offering spectacular sales and savings! The sidewalks and green space will be open to allow plenty of open space for shopping. It's time to get outside and enjoy the clean air and sunshine of St. Armand’s Circle!
https://starmandscircleassoc.com/event/summer-sidewalk-sale-2/

 Liger Luau - June 12

The Liger Luau is a family-friendly fundraising dinner that benefits the animals that call Big Cat Habitat home. The benefit features a delicious buffet, animal guests, live music, games, silent auction and more! Join in some summer fun at a luau-style evening, including special animal guests, Hawaiian inspired cuisine and wild entertainment!
https://www.facebook.com/events/280802340208001/?active_tab=about

20th Annual St. Armand’s Craft Festival - June 12 – 13

The 20th annual St. Armand's Craft Festival is coming! You may view and purchase all kinds of artistic works from over 175 artisans with everything from paintings to jewelry, ceramics, pottery and much more. It's a fun event to stroll along through and look at all the uniquely creative ideas on display. St. Armand's Circle is just over the Ringling Bridge from downtown Sarasota. https://starmandscircleassoc.com/event/17th-annual-st-armands-craft-festival/

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Midnight Cove Things to Do May 2021

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Spring has sprung! There are so many cool things to do in and around Siesta Key. Here are a few of our favorite things to do this month!

48th Annual Amateur Sand Sculpture Contest - May 1

This free, family-friendly event is cosponsored by Friends of Sarasota County Parks and Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce.

Help us celebrate Sarasota County in its 100 years of service by looking for our centennial sand sculpture at the event. Or, if you're participating in the contest, consider dreaming up your own centennial inspired sculpture.

https://www.facebook.com/events/siesta-key-beach/48th-annual-amateur-sand-sculpture-contest/437681474173962/

Sarasota Cinco de Mayo Festival 2021 - May 1- 2

Celebrate Mexican-American culture at the premiere of the Sarasota Cinco de Mayo Festival to be held in JD Hamel Park in downtown Sarasota at Gulfstream Avenue and Main Street. Select from delectable foods cooked on site incorporating the freshest ingredients. https://fishmongerapproved.com/event/sarasota-cinco-de-mayo-festival-2021/

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Acoustic Sunsets - May 3 - 24

Stop by the Ringling for acoustic sets with a solo musician on Ca' d'Zan Terrace! This socially distanced event will feature live music with food and drink for purchase. Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance. Masks are encouraged when social distancing isn't possible. The organizers look forward to welcoming you to a relaxing evening of music during sunset. Sandwiches, snacks, and drinks will be available for purchase on the terrace, and The Ringling Grillroom is offering other tasty items for pre-order.
https://www.ringling.org/events/acoustic-sunsets

The 23rd Annual Sarasota Film Festival - May 1 - 9

For over two decades, The Sarasota Film Festival has been dedicated to showcasing the best in local and international cinema. The 23rd Annual Sarasota Film Festival will be both virtual and in-person this year, with screenings, events, celebrities, and more! The Sarasota Film Festival is a staple in Sarasota and the film community, drawing over 50,000 patrons who gather to celebrate the best in cinema. Over the last two decades, the festival has screened groundbreaking films, documentaries and shorts that deliver key messages to audiences, as well as engaging them in conversations with actors, filmmakers and industry professionals. www.sarasotafilmfestival.com

Forks & Corks Food and Wine Festival - May 1 -2

Forks & Corks Food and Wine Festival is hosted by the Sarasota-Manatee Originals and is our organization’s primary annual fundraiser, bringing critical marketing dollars to promote dining in local, independently owned restaurants and encouraging locals and visitors to our area to always “Eat Like A Local.” https://www.eatlikealocal.com/forksandcorks

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Sailor Circus presents A Night at The Movies - May 1-2

Sailor Circus Academy presents A Night at the Movies! For one weekend only – May 1 thru May 2 let The Greatest “Little” Show on Earth take you into a world of premieres, blockbustersand family movie night favorites. The Sailor Circus Academy enters its 72nd year of entertaining audiences of all ages. Expect to see incredible youth circus artists flip, fly and soar to new heights in this eagerly anticipated show that promises to thrill and excite children of all ages! See the show live in person at the Sailor Circus Arena or get a digital ticket to watch the show from the comfort of your own home. We follow social distancing guidelines and masks are required. https://circusarts.org/performances/shows/spring_2021/

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Midnight Cove Things to Do April 2021

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Springtime is here!

Of course, there’s nothing like our world-class beaches. But when you are looking for a change of pace, especially after sunset, consider hopping into one or more of these events around Sarasota! From festivals to jazzy events, there are so many fun things to do here during the best weather of the year!

Easter Egg Hunt - April 3

The Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt and Children’s Party on Saturday, April 3, 2021, 9 a.m. to 12 noon. The Chamber welcomes the volunteer support of community individuals and the Siesta Key Kiwanis Club. This event will be held at Siesta Key’s Turtle Beach (8699 Turtle Beach Road). Turtle Beach is approximately 2.3 miles south of Stickney Road on Midnight Pass Road. Free parking is available at Turtle Beach.

Activities include an egg hunt, photos with the Easter Bunny, a fire truck and ambulance drive-by at 10 a.m., children’s games and prizes, Sarasota County Sheriff’s Mounted Patrol, and an animal education session with Big Cat Habitat’s Stella the Sloth at 10:30 a.m.
https://www.siestakeychamber.com/egg-hunt/

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Every Sunday at 7

Enjoy Movies on Siesta Key Beach Every Sunday at 7 p.m. Come join your favorite Siesta Key crowd for a beachfront movie showing. Mr. Siesta Key presents Movies on Siesta Key Beach, a family-friendly beach event showcasing our most favorite movies. Bring your beach chairs and blankets to Beach Access 3 for a FREE movie on the sand!

Three Pianos - Now – May 2

From Billy Joel and Stevie Wonder to Carole King and Sara Bareilles, Three Pianos celebrates the pioneers who refused to fit the mold of “rock star” and forged their own paths in the music industry. This high-energy music revue will have you singing along to such ivory-tickling classics as “Crocodile Rock,” “Beautiful,” and “Just the Way You Are.” https://www.floridastudiotheatre.org/three-pianos?ignoremobile=y

Sarasota Spring Craft Show - April 10 -11

A new art and craft experience begins April 10-11 in JD Hamel Park with the premiere of the Sarasota Spring Craft Show. This unique marketplace of original handmade arts and crafts showcases items that will beautify your home and workplace and provide special gifts for family and friends. The event is hosted by the Downtown Sarasota Enrichment Association (DSEA) with the Humane Society of Sarasota County (HSSC), the event’s Special Guest. Admission is FREE! Hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.

The work found in this art and craft marketplace is created and produced by the artisans and crafters journeying to the event from across the United States. Speak with the artisans as you explore their creations from painting, sculpture, jewelry, glass, ceramics, photography, fiber and wearable art to mixed-media, metalwork, woodworking and more. If you do not find exactly what you want, consider commissioning a piece to be made just for you! https://www.paragonartevents.com/S-121-Sarasota+Spring+Craft+Show.html

Vintage & Artisan Market - April 17

Gypsea Soul is hosting a unique outdoor vintage and artisan market tucked into their front parking lot shared with "Salt & Pepper" Cafe. This vintage market offers all of the casual color and tropical fun of a day at the beach, but with an edgy, artsy Bohemian vibe. https://www.eventvesta.com/events/3163

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Vintage POP! - Now - April 25

With music made famous by Ella Fitzgerald, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Creedence Clearwater Revival, this revue starring Summer Cabaret favorite Carole J. Bufford explores the evolution of popular music from The Roaring Twenties to The Soaring Eighties with hits including “St. Louis Blues,” “Every Breath You Take,” “Sway,” and “A Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On.”
https://www.floridastudiotheatre.org/vintage-pop?ignoremobile=y

Lido Beach Spring Craft Show - April 3 – 4

Come experience arts and crafts in their wondrous manifestations of form and function at the premiere of the Lido Beach Spring Craft Show on April 3-4 on Lido Key. Explore original, handmade arts and crafts that will beautify your home and workplace on a daily basis while inspiring you and enriching your life. The event is hosted by the Downtown Sarasota Enrichment Association (DSEA) with the Humane Society of Sarasota County (HSSC) the event’s Special Guest. Admission is FREE! Hours are 10 a.m. – 5p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.

Artisans and crafters journey to Lido Beach from across the United States. Their extraordinary talents create a unique and beautiful marketplace on Lido Beach with works created from unique artistic visions and amazing technical skills. Explore works of art in painting, sculpture, jewelry, glass, ceramics, photography, fiber and wearable art to mixed-media, metalwork, woodworking and more. Interact with the artisans and crafters as you wind your way through this festive event. https://www.paragonartevents.com/S-120-Lido+Beach+Spring+Craft+Show.html

FST Improv  - April 3 - May 29

FST Improv is serving up the laughter every Saturday night beginning March 20! Drawing inspiration from audience suggestions, FST Improvisers spin scenes, games and songs --completely on the spot. With all-new rules, FST’s team of three socially-distanced improvisational artists are back to bring you an all-new show with all-new laughs. Be sure to stay six feet from your neighbor, and they’ll be sure to deliver the laughs to help all connect through comedy. https://www.floridastudiotheatre.org/fst-improv-7

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Midnight Cove Things to Do March 2021

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Spring is here! We’re enjoying picture-perfect weather here in Siesta Key, and we’re happy to see some favorite annual events, plus some exciting new additions, on tap this month for our guests!

There's always something happening on Florida's Gulf Coast: take a look at some of our favorite things to do in March!

PREVAIL - March 5 - March 14
Let the laughter of the circus uplift you on your next visit to Sarasota! Circus Arts Conservatory is presenting 'PREVAIL' from March 5, 2021 to March 14, 2021. This event will be an incredible demonstration of professional unity and support.
https://circusarts.org/prevail-a-benefit-for-the-circus-arts/

Modern Marimba’s Family Concert - March 13
On March 13 Modern Marimba’s Family Concert is hosting a free, outdoor, socially-distanced concert in Sarasota’s beautiful Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park. This fun concert is designed to explore music that the whole family can enjoy. The park is an easy drive from our property. https://modernmarimba.org/family-concert/

Camelot - March 17 – April 1
Add culture to your next visit to Siesta Key with a visit to the world-renowned Asolo Repertory Theatre, Florida’s premier professional theatre, and one of the most important cultural forces in the Southeastern United States. “Camelot,” the winner of four Tony® Awards, is Lerner and Loewe’s classic 1960 musical which defined an age when integrity, courage, and goodness prevailed as the ideals of humankind. This exquisite musical promises love at first sight, a castle in the distance, and an equal place for all. https://asolorep.production.carbonhouse.com/events/detail/camelot

Designing Sarasota - All Month Long
In collaboration with the Sarasota Architectural Foundation, the Sarasota Alliance for Historic Preservation and the AIA Gulf Coast Chapter, Designing Sarasota will examine the unique history of architecture in Sarasota from the time of Native Americans to the present. The gallery is open Tuesdays-Saturdays.
https://cfasrq.org/events/

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Midnight Cove Things to Do February 2021

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In February we celebrate LOVE and there’s no better place in the world than on the white sands of Siesta Key!

Feel the sun on your skin and savor long beach walks with the ones you love while you enjoy our spacious waterfront condos at Midnight Cove. Savor this special month of the year with festivals and art exhibits throughout Sarasota and Siesta Key. Here are a few of our favorites!

The 4th Annual Taste of New Orleans Benefit Dinner  February 6th

Let the good times roll with the 4th Annual Taste of New Orleans Benefit Dinner. Enjoy an evening of elegant dining and live entertainment by the BeatDown Band, featuring the best in jazz, pop and rhythm and blues. This event has developed an exceptional reputation of providing guests with an elegant dining experience catered by Michael's On East. The drive from our property to Selby Gardens is scenic, the view from there, spectacular.

Enjoy the area like a local! https://trulyvalued.org/taste-of-new-orleans

The 14th Annual Sarasota Native American Art & Music Festival February 12th ,13th, and 14th

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Midnight Cove Things to Do January 2021

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Happy New Year!Here at Midnight Cove, we always get excited for January, but this year more than ever!

The weather is simply glorious, many of our Northern guests come down to stay a while, and our Siesta Key and Sarasota activities come into full swing. Our local attractions, sporting venues and restaurants are getting creative with lots of fun ways to enjoy the fresh air and beauty of the area. There is no better way to kick off 2021 than right here on Siesta Key!

The Güt Life! Christmas with the Yoders and Nick January 1-8

Carlisle Inn is delighted to offer live entertainment for this holiday season. The Güt Life! Christmas with the Yoders and Nick! is playing January 1 through 8, on stage at Carlisle Inn. Here's a sneak peek: Simon and Eliza Yoder never expected the special guest that showed up at their front door on Christmas Eve. They didn't even know the man in the red suit knew where they lived. And, trust us, the man was just as surprised as they were! A collision of traditions, a clash of cultures, and a stranger in search of far more than just an address, this new Yuletide comedy will both entertain and inspire you. The Güt Life! Christmas with the Yoders and Nick! is ninety minutes of laughter, stories, songs, and everything in between!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-gut-life-christmas-with-the-yoders-and-nick-tickets-125634013717

The Circus Arts Conservatory - All Year Long

Train to be in the circus at The Circus Arts Conservatory, which recently completed a multi-million-dollar renovation. CAC combines professional circus performances, youth training and community outreach, and offers public classes in flying trapeze, aerial silks and other teambuilding activities.
https://circusarts.org/


#Sellstrong Women’s Softball Tournament January 9

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Midnight Cove Things to Do December 2020

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Happy Holidays! The spirit of joy and creativity is alive and well here in Siesta Key.

Our restaurants, attractions, performers and shopkeepers have been busy as Santa’s elves coming up with safe and fun ways to celebrate the holidays. Here at Midnight Cove, our vacation condos are the perfect place to enjoy time with your family. Each has its own separate entrance, and with full kitchens, dining areas and expansive outdoor areas, there is plenty of room for the family to gather while keeping a safe distance from others. We hope you’ll join us this year at Midnight Cove, and while you’re here, why not check out some of the fun activities coming to the Siesta Key and Sarasota area?

Cookies with Santa - December 6
Sarasota Manatee Mom presents our 3rd annual, "Cookies with Santa" event tomorrow! Would you like a great photo with Santa for your Christmas card while keeping your family safe? Come to this event!

Santa will be located in his own, quiet room and ready for photos with your family. You can choose to sit six feet from Santa all the way to sitting on his lap.
https://www.facebook.com/events/362371648416359/?

Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl - December 12
We hope the 5th annual Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl can bring some joy and happiness to you and members of the bar industry. Get that Goodwill sweater, find those tacky holiday pants, and get ready to jingle bell ROCK tomorrow. We all need it!
https://sarasotauglysweatercrawl.eventbrite.com

Showfolks Holiday Circus - December 12-13
Today and tomorrow celebrate the holidays with a unique outdoor walk-through Circus Experience.
Dozens of local and international circus artists will come together to present their acts to the Sarasota community for two full days of fun and excitement. Attendees are welcomed to walk through the festival grounds and enjoy a full range of circus performances, exhibits, food and family friendly activities. Additionally, the kids can meet Santa Claus. 🎅
www.showfolks.com

The Rosemary Indie Market - December 19
The Rosemary Indie Market is back at Mandeville Beer Garden every 3rd Saturday now through April. Stop by for a day of shopping with local vendors while live music fills the air. Grab some food and libations to enjoy in the beer garden. Their vendors will sell handmade goods, vintage, jewelry, art, clothing, snacks and desserts throughout the market.
http://www.rosemaryindiemarket.com/

The Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker Christmas - December 19
December 19 at 8pm, The Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker Christmas Stream brings the holiday cheer right to your home! Spend quality time with loved ones and experience the smash-hit holiday tradition in this ground-breaking Video on Demand debut, all from the best seat in the house: your living room! Take a trip backstage with the cameras for a look at how the magic is made, and hear first-hand from world-class artists, designers, and the creators of this cherished production. Virtual meet and greet opportunities will be available for purchase. 🎄 🎅
https://www.vanwezel.org/boxoffice/event.cfm?eveID=2213

Santa Claus Visits South Siesta Key- December 20
Santa Claus is coming to town! Bring your children to see and take photos with Santa at the South end of Siesta Key. A small gift for each child will be available while supplies last. Social distancing practices will be in place and masks are encouraged. Santa will be at Daiquiri Deck South Siesta Key, just a short walk away from Midnight Cove. Bring the kids and get merry for the holidays!

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Midnight Cove Things to Do in November 2020

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Happy Thanksgiving!

There are many fun things to do to be thankful for in the Sarasota Area. Let’s start with the WEATHER- November here in Siesta Key is pure bliss. Temperatures range between the 60s and 70s, and we get to enjoy light breezes, blue skies, and spectacular sunsets. If you’re wondering what to do for the holidays this year, we hope you’ll consider Midnight Cove. With plenty of room to spread out, our rental properties are an excellent choice for your holiday celebrations. 2020 is a year like no other, so why not try something NEW this Thanksgiving- host the family in one of our spacious villas! Take a look at all of the merriment coming your way this November in Siesta Key and Sarasota:

The SunCoast Renaissance Festival Weekends Nov 7th – 29th

A full cast of colorful characters fills the lands with music, dancing and more. With over 100 stage shows daily, varieties of foods and treats, and numerous artisan merchants with handcrafted wares, the SunCoast Renaissance Festival invites guests to immerse themselves in a unique experience of history and fantasy at the Sarasota Fairgrounds weekends now through November 29th!
https://suncoastrenaissancefestival.com/

Charcuterie Workshop at Grand Cru Wine Bar November 12th

Enjoy a fun evening of food & wine, as you learn how to make your very own charcuterie and cheese grazing display. The perfect date night, girl's night, or just because! Learn creative techniques and tasty pairings as you make your very own grazing box. Enjoy while you're there or take home for a later treat!
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Midnight Cove Things to Do October 2020

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Happy Halloween! There are a ton of fun ways to get into the spooky spirit here in the Sarasota area.

Here are some of our favorite activities and events this October!

Bigtoberfest - October 3rd

Tomorrow night, join Big Top Brewing Company for an Oktoberfest celebration! Get a Big Top Stein for just $20 and enjoy $10 refills of their traditional Marzen “Bigtoberfest” on draft. Sunshine Grill will be offering a selection of German food items. Twinkle will be performing live from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. All of the festivities are just a short drive/uber from our property 🍻 #foodiefriday https://www.facebook.com/events/921454508342411/

Pumpkin Festival - Weekends in October

The 32nd annual Pumpkin Festival is happening every weekend this month! There will be live demonstrations, music, shows and interactions throughout the festival and different activities offered each day.

The farmer’s market and pumpkin patch are always open during the week from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. to pick out a pumpkin, fall decorations or grab some local farm fresh produce and snap your annual family photos in the pumpkin patch.
Bring the entire family to enjoy a beautiful fall day and support local farmers and artisans. 🎃
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Midnight Cove Things to Do September 2020

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Fall is here, refreshing breezes are in the air, and Siesta Key is the place to be! Here are some of our favorite activities and events in the Sarasota Area this September.

Our Daiquiri Deal - All Month

We have an amazing new deal for you! We have partnered with Captain Curt’s and now each party will receive this FREE cool collectible insulated cup at check-in. Just bring your cup to Captain Curt’s and you’ll receive daiquiris for $10 during your entire stay in Siesta Key!

Spectacles Sarasota Scavenger Hunt  - All Year Long

On this app-led outdoor scavenger hunt, you’ll explore Sarasota like never before. Walk from landmark to landmark to discover art, culture and history. Search plaques, statues, and art to solve riddles that can only be found on location. If you can’t find the answer, they will guide you to the next location.

Work with your team to answer trivia questions and complete photo challenges. Earn extra points for each hidden treasure you find and photo your team takes. Can your team beat the Sarasota high score?
https://www.letsroam.com/scavenger_hunt/Spectacles_Sarasota_Scavenger_Hunt

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Midnight Cove Things to Do August 2020

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Siesta Key is a great place to get away and savor the last days of summer! Here are some of our favorite activities and events in the Sarasota area.

Repticon Sarasota – August 1-2

See live animals from around the world, purchase pets and products direct from the experts at amazing prices you won’t find anywhere else and learn more about reptiles and exotic animals at live seminars and demonstrations. Repticon Sarasota is one WILD reptile and exotic animal expo! 🦎 🐍🐢 https://www.facebook.com/events/255982962366513/

Sidewalk Star Party Aug 1st, 14th, 15th , 28th and 29th

Stop by Bayfront Park’s giant eight-inch telescope and observe the night sky! If you've ever been curious about the stars, planets, or have any other questions that itch your brain, this is the place to ask.

Jupiter & Saturn will dazzle the evening sky every night in the second half of 2020! If you've never seen them before, now is the time!!
Have your own scope? Feel free to bring it out and provide other views of the sky! ⭐ 🔭 🌠 Bayfront Park is located in downtown Sarasota, an easy drive from our property.
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City Sightseeing Trolley Tour of Sarasota Fridays and Saturdays by Appointment

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July 2020 Events

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Daiquiri Deck

Who loves half-price 16 oz daiquiris every day?? The Daiquiri Deck serves up delectable deals and $1 off all wells, wines, and drafts from 3-7pm every day! #foodiefriday https://www.daiquirideck.com/

Join University Town Center for a fun, FREE family movie night... Drive-In Style!

Check out a different family movie every Friday and Saturday night at 8:30 pm this summer, all from the comfort of your vehicle. Guests must pre-register to reserve a spot in Parking Lot #3 near the East Grand Entrance for each movie in the series. Parking lot opens at 7:30 pm. Visit www.mallatutc.com/movies to pre-register.

Gaze into our crystal ball…we see you having a blast on our beach!

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Captain Curt’s has opened its dining rooms with full table service! Be sure to check out their new outdoor dining area, too. They are also offering their full menu for carry-out.

Our dock is the perfect place for a Sunday brunch by the water!

Chase the sunset.

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A twenty-minute drive from Siesta Key, the famous Yoder's Restaurant is a not-to-be-missed excursion and now open for dine in and take out. Enjoy authentic Amish cooking, apple butter and delicious pies. It is definitely worth the trip!

joy your summer one splash at a time in our private pool!

We love this gator made by our guests! Show us your best sandy creation!

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Midnight Cove Things to Do June 2020

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Did we mention how VERY happy we are to be welcoming guests once again here at Midnight Cove?

As of June 1, we are open for new reservations, and we are thrilled to see our guests once again splashing in the pools, grilling up dinner, walking on the beach and savoring time outdoors with family and friends. The Siesta Key and Sarasota area is coming back to life as well. Here are some of our top picks to make it a summer to remember.

3D Illusion Museum June 1-8

Presented by the famous Venice Chalk Festival and held at the Sarasota Ice House, this temporary exhibit lets you finally get your museum fix! It’s an interactive 3D Illusion Museum full of incredible, interactive works of art. Make sure you experience it and support the Chalk Festival before it disappears!  chalkfestival.org

Nik Wallenda's Daredevil Rally June 5-6, June 11-14

Coming to Sarasota for two consecutive weekends this June 5-6 and June 11-14, Nik Wallenda is proud to present a unique Drive-In Thrill Show Experience. Witness spellbinding stunts from the social distance of your own car at Nathan Benderson Park.

Featuring:

  • Wallenda High Wire
  • Motorcycle High Wire
  • Towering Sway Poles
  • Thrilling Motorcycle Globe Riders
  • FMX Riders
  • BMX Riders
    •• & much more!••

www.DareDevilRally.com

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Dalí Nights June 10

In presenting the artistic world of Salvador Dali at Selby Gardens, there is an intention for visitors to experience the grounds and exhibit using all of their five senses. Horticultural and art displays combine with sounds, palpable visuals, and a variety of cultural performances to create a completely immersive, sensory experience throughout the exhibit. Each evening performance will include full access to the Gardens, light bites, and wine and beer by Michael’s on the Bay. https://selby.org/events/event/dali-nights/

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COVID-19 Pandemic - Midnight Cove is open for business.

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Dear Midnight Cove Insiders,

First, we want to share with you that Midnight Cove is open for business. Our beach is private, so it is not included in the closure of Siesta Key Public Beaches. Our beach and pool will remain open subject to “social distancing” guidelines meaning that no groups greater than ten people are allowed and each group must be separated by at least six feet. This may mean that chairs will not be available for all guests at all times. Your cooperation and understanding are essential. Please be aware that our facilities, including the beach and pool, are subject to closure or usage restrictions without advance notice based upon guidance from health authorities or government officials.

At Midnight Cove, we take the health and safety of our guests and associates seriously. We are closely monitoring the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization’s statements regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and following the guidelines from these agencies as well as local health departments and medical professionals. Yet as an enhanced preventative measure in light of current related events in Florida, we’ve further enhanced our cleaning, communication, and promotion of healthy hygiene practices.

We also want to share that here at Midnight Cove, we have closed the fitness room and clubhouse until further notice, following what has been recommended. We will limit the number of hours that the office is open to foot traffic each day. We ask that you make every attempt to contact the office via phone or e-mail whenever possible. We have a talented staff that has been working diligently to deal with this difficult situation. The check in process will be conducted via self-check-in using the lock box outside the office. Our team will provide instructions to guests that are using the Midnight Cove Realty rental program.

We do have some amenities here at Midnight Cove that will help make it easier for you to practice social distancing. Our condos all have full kitchens, which allows our guests to prepare food and drinks in their suites instead of going out to restaurants and bars. Publix delivers groceries here at Midnight Cove so you can enjoy a stocked refrigerator without fighting the crowds at grocery stores. We also have gas grills, adequately spaced apart so our guests can prepare food while maintaining a safe distance.

Our team is constantly in communication with local and state officials, ensuring that we are in compliance with all guidelines. We have implemented all CDC recommendations for our business. We look forward to seeing you here on Siesta Key to enjoy the beauty that we share at Midnight Cove. Thank you for your support as we work together to help keep each other safe.

Alana Tomasso
General Manager
Midnight Cove Realty

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A message from Midnight Cove Realty Re: Your Health and Safety

To our valued Rental Owners, Guests and Team Members:

At Midnight Cove, the health and safety of our Rental Owners, Guests and Team Members is our top priority. We are closely monitoring the evolving COVID-19 situation through government, state and local officials. According to the most recent information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), for most people, the immediate risk of being exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to be low.

We want you to feel confident when traveling to Midnight Cove. As a result, we have enhanced some of our cleaning procedures in the interest of our Owners’, Guests’ and Team Members’ health and safety.

Here are the actions we have put into place:

  • Situating hand sanitizers in each rental unit, near each elevator, and in common areas.
  • Implemented more frequent cleaning of common area surfaces, such as door knobs and counter tops. These cleanings are performed several times throughout the day by housekeeping and office staff.
  • We have also incorporated these precautions with the housekeeping companies performing all departure cleans.

Rest assured, we are monitoring this developing situation closely, staying in regular contact with federal agencies, health organizations, and other experts. Consider following our social media channels as we will post updates as this situation evolves. Connect with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

At Midnight Cove, your well-being is central to our mission. Thank you for your support as we work together to help keep each other safe.

We look forward to seeing you on our beautiful property soon.

Alana Tomasso
General Manager
Midnight Cove Realty

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Things to do in Siesta Key: March 2020

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Hooray for March in Siesta Key! This is such a fun month in the Sarasota area. Our guests from colder climates are always smiling happily as they thaw out in the Florida sunshine. Siesta Key’s famous beaches are just steps from your doorway at Midnight Cove, so you can enjoy all the sun and fun while savoring the comforts of home. This March, we’ve got a lot to look forward to: a county fair, berry festival, arts events, and some exciting new museum exhibitions. And don’t forget St. Patrick’s Day -- here on Siesta Key, we always celebrate in Irish style. If you’re LUCKY enough to be coming our way this March, here are some of our can’t-miss events.

March 7-8: Fruitville Grove Berry Fest

It's that time to celebrate Spring with our fourth annual Berry Fest, an event suitable for all ages. The Berry Fest will be March 7th & 8th, 14th & 15th and 21st & 22nd and hours are 10:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m. There is no charge for admission or parking at this event. Live demonstrations, music, shows and interactions throughout the festival and different activities are offered each day. Check out local vendors in the craft show with their one-of-a-kind crafts, or visit the Food Truck Rally with berry themed treats. DAILY ACTIVITIES include: Kids fun zone (with zip line), pony rides, Snuggle, a skunk with Florida Skunk Rescue, face painting, authentic henna tattoos, mini train ride, NERF shooting range, DIY wood signs with Create U DIY, hay rides, hug-a-goat, enchanted unicorn encounter, hold-a-pig, butterfly garden experience, and so much more to do throughout the day! https://www.facebook.com/events/2227180077575955/

March 11: Dali Nights Featuring The Sarasota Ballet Studio Company and Margaret Barbieri Conservatory

In presenting the artistic world of Salvador Dali at Selby Gardens, there is an intention for visitors to experience the grounds and exhibit using all of their five senses. To add to the sights and senses of the horticultural and art displays of the exhibition, sounds and visually palpable experiences created by the Sarasota Ballet will add to the sensory experience. The evening performance will include full access to the Gardens, light bites, and wine and beer in Michael’s on the Bay. https://selby.org/events/event/dali-nights/

March 9: Rodney Shenk Live

Gilligan’s Island Bar in Siesta Key Village hosts live music with Rodney Shenk from 6 p.m. -10 p.m. At 10 p m., Key Games starts up some friendly competitions in Cornhole and Beer Pong. Competitors enjoy drink specials and no cover charge. https://www.facebook.com/events/476900179860561/

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Through March 8: Light My Fire

This laugh-out-loud love story is set to the music of the iconic 1980’s all-female rock band The Go-Go’s, including their hit songs, “We Got the Beat,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,” and “Vacation,” plus Belinda Carlisle’s “Heaven is a Place on Earth” and “Mad About You.” A hilarious, exuberant celebration of love, Head Over Heels follows the escapades of a royal family on an outrageous journey to save their beloved kingdom from extinction — only to discover the key to their realm’s survival lies within each of their own hearts.

March 13-22: 2020 Sarasota County Fair

The annual Sarasota County Fair features 4-H and FFA exhibits, rides, great fair food, entertainment, vendors and community exhibits. https://www.facebook.com/events/395600801319543/

March 21: Siesta Key Beach Party

This is the raddest, baddest beach party on the PLANET! Come join NextHome Excellence as they kick off spring in style. Enjoy burgers, hot dogs, side dishes, games, music, and FUN. This party is happening from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Siesta Key’s Sunset Pavilion, which is on the most southern side of the public beach by the playgrounds and the tennis courts. You won't be able to miss it.
https://www.facebook.com/events/183876236296586/

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NEW ONGOING EXHIBITS AND SHOWS

Long ago in an ocean not so far away, turtles had 12-foot shells, seabirds had teeth, and “sea monsters” with powerful jaws prowled beneath the waves. Now through May 31st, Mote Aquarium visitors can peek into this ancient world — 87-70 million years ago, during the Late Cretaceous — thanks to the special exhibit, “Savage Ancient Seas,” featuring replicated skeletons cast from the real fossils of extinct ocean animals. The exhibit is included with normal admission to the aquarium. https://mote.org/ancientseas

The Automotive Art of Ferdinand Porsche and Enzo Ferrari is an enticing new exhibit, featuring the life work of two incredible classic car engineers and the legacy that followed thereafter. The exhibit is open at the Sarasota Classic Car Museum now through May 1st and is included in the price of admission to the museum. https://exhibit.sarasotacarmuseum.org

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Things to Do in Siesta Key: February 2020

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Don't let those mid-winter blues get you down! Join us here on Siesta Key where the white sand glistens and the sun is shining.

There are plenty of festivals, concerts and activities to do this month -- it’s the perfect time to visit! Here is a roundup of some of the fun in store in February.

Cirque Ma’Ceo  - February 1st and 2nd

Experience the Magic of Ma’Ceo!

Described by the Ocala Star- Banner as an “Equine Cirque du Soleil”, the renowned show has recently performed in Las Vegas, NV, Honolulu, HI and all over Canada. Under the Big Top, a European feel is in the air and intimate red misty lighting sets the toneas the performance begins seamlessly through the gypsy music, aerial dancing, and heart-pounding acrobatic feats on galloping horseback. Passionately illustrating the effortless extraordinary bond between horse and man, the entertainment to behold is unlike any other traveling show in the world! It’s a completely original experience appealing to all age groups, with exotic breeds of horses and breathtaking images. From daredevil Cossack riding to the beautiful aerial chandelier, we invite you to take a step back in time and experience the enchanting world of Cirque Ma’Ceo.
https://www.cirquemaceotickets.com/category/sarasota 

Music Matinee: Harry Miedema and The Blue Heron Sextet - February 11th

The Sarasota Concert Association's free Music Matinees series presents Harry Miedema and The Blue Heron Sextet, this February at 12 noon in David Cohen Hall at the Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center. From 1976 to 1998, Harry Miedema was the musical director and saxophonist for the O’Jays, who received a gold record in 1991 for their album Emotionally Yours. He has made appearances on many TV programs, including NBC’s Today Show, Oprah, UPN’s Vibe, Sinbad’s Summer Jam, and the Showtime special, The Beach Boys. https://scasarasota.org/music-matinees/

Thunder by the Bay - February 14th- 16th

Looking for some local color and action? February 14th through 16th, experience the 22nd Annual Thunder by The Bay Music & Motorcycle Festival held at the Sarasota Fairgrounds to benefit Suncoast Charities for Children. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy continuous live music featuring national recording artist WARRANT performing on the 15th at 8:00 p.m. This year's Festival includes a Sunday charity ride, vendors, freestyle acts, a motorcycle show, burnout competition, great food, and much more! Admission is $5 - 12 and under free. www.ThunderByTheBay.Org

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Rocket Man - February 24th and 25th

February 24th and 25th at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m., experience a re-enactment of an early Elton John concert. Rus Anderson has spent years perfecting the piano playing, vocals, and mannerisms of Elton John and has traveled the world over with thousands of performances to his credit. This insanely energetic tribute is endorsed by the official Elton John Fan Club! https://venicetheatre.org/calendar/?month=Feb-2020 

Goodwill Manasota's Mardi Gras Gala  - February 29th

February 29th from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., experience Goodwill Manasota's Mardi Gras Gala, which features lively Dixieland music and dancing, authentic New Orleans cuisine, open bar, fabulous live auction items, and an amazing array of circus performers - from stilt walkers to jugglers and more! Guests are encouraged to wear fun and festive Mardi Gras attire. Tickets are $175 per person and all proceeds support Goodwill's local mission of "changing lives through the power of work." By the way, if you love to shop for great finds, Goodwill’s local stores boast some of the country’s best selections for all ages! https://experiencegoodwill.org/events/2020/02/29/goodwill-events/mardi-gras-gala 

We hope you enjoy the festivities this month around Midnight Cove! If you have any suggestions of more great events, please leave a comment below!

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Things to Do in Siesta Key: January 2020

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Happy New Year! It’s officially “season” here in Sarasota, with perfect weather and cultural happenings aplenty. We are starting off 2020 with some wonderful Florida winter events on or near Siesta Key. We are so excited to share this new decade with our amazing guests!

Selby Lights in Bloom January 1-4

January 1 through 4 is the last chance to experience the Selby Lights in Bloom. Stop by to see the more than two million lights illuminate the Gardens before they are retired until next year’s holiday season.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1314491478753155/

The Rainforest Mask Exhibit Grand Opening  January 4

Get your ticket and be first at the opening reception for the Rainforest Mask Exhibit at Selby Gardens on January 4, 2020. In its 17th year, this impressive exhibit will showcase 300 vibrant masks from 20 top indigenous artists from Boruca, Costa Rica. Through their creative art, these artists share their rich cultural heritage and their passion for the biodiversity of their tropical forests.
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8th Annual Sarasota Winter Fine Art Festival  January 11 – 12

Head to downtown Sarasota for the 8th Annual Sarasota Winter Fine Art Festival. Watch as the artwork brought to Sarasota by the local, regional and national artisans transforms Gulf Stream into an extraordinary, unique outdoor gallery of original handmade art. Bring your sense of discovery and appreciation of visual beauty! https://www.facebook.com/events/309347316669878/?event_time_id=309347323336544

The S.A.F.E. Day Festival January 25

The S.A.F.E. Day Festival brings several safety-related resources together in one place. It provides quality speakers, demonstrations and workshops, giveaways and safety-related information at zero cost to the public. You can find anything from personal safety to health safety, gun safety, financial safety, home safety, water safety, fire safety and so much more January 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.!
https://www.thesafeday.com/

The International Flavors of Sarasota Tour Tuesdays and Fridays all month

The International Flavors of Sarasota Tour brings you around the world – okay, it’s really around downtown Sarasota, BUT all of the participating restaurants were specifically chosen for their international flavors! This is a robust food tour with scintillating flavors and loads of great food – enough to be considered a meal! Hear the stories of some of the participants who came from distant lands and played a role in influencing the international cuisine scene in Florida. This unique, fun culinary tour spans a variety of cuisine types and ensures enough time for you to relax at each restaurant and savor the flavors as you learn a thing or two about Sarasota’s international food culture.  https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/Sarasota/JingleandJog5k

We hope you enjoy the first month of 2020 at Midnight Cove! If you have any suggestions of more great events leave a comment below!

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