Midnight Cove Things to Do in November 2021

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During this season of thanks, we are so grateful for all the events Sarasota has to offer this month!

Join us in Sarasota and Siesta Key in November for our parades, concerts, and markets. You are sure to find the perfect plans for your family’s Thanksgiving vacation in Sarasota with this list of November things to do!

The Orchid Show 2021: Aerialists from the Tree Top to the Big Top! - November 1- 28

Selby Gardens’ annual Orchid Show brings together two of Sarasota Florida’s most renowned legacies —orchids and the circus. Presented in collaboration with the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art (The Ringling), The Orchid Show 2021: Aerialists from the Tree Top to the Big Top, is presented by Better-Gro®, celebrates the breathtaking beauty of orchids in tree-top canopies high above the forest floor with the artistry and spectacle of the circus, particularly the aerialists who perform extraordinary feats of human ability high above captivated crowds. Pairing astonishing air plants with amazing aerial acts enables a fascinating exploration of the intersection of nature and entertainment.
https://selby.org/events/the-orchid-show-2021-aerialists-from-the-tree-top-to-the-big-top/

The Sarasota Medieval Fair  - November 6 - 13

The Sarasota Medieval Fair is Back! Live the majesty and madness of knights, jesters, minstrels, belly dancers, and sword swingers! Watch the full contact joust and human combat chess tournaments. Ride rides and play games. Feast on turkey legs and hearty ales from the English pubs. Plus, join in on the fun with this year’s Scottish scenario, the Battle of Falkirk, 1298 AD. We encourage all to interact with our cast of characters, ask questions, and participate in the grandeur of color, sound, taste, and festivities. Come one and all to four weekends of exciting tournaments, scrumptious feasts, and pure family fun at the Sarasota Medieval Fair!
https://allevents.in/sarasota/frightfully-fun-trick-or-treat-parade/200021602116819

Free Fall Festival - November 6

NextHome's annual Free Fall Festival is at Florida Farm Bureau this November! Join in for a completely free, KID-FRIENDLY event! This is one of the most fun events of the year - here are just some of the things you can enjoy at the festival: carnival games, bounce houses, dunk tank and food trucks!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-fall-festival-2021-tickets-171339760837

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Siesta Key Crystal Classic - November 12 - 15

Buy your tickets to enjoy close-up sand sculpture viewing inside the Sand Village! Twenty-four artists converge on Siesta Key to compete in an amazing Master Sand Sculpting competition. The sculptors create a large community of carvings featuring eight solo sculptures and eight team sculptures. On Saturday evening, enjoy these wondrous works of sand art under colored lights after sunset. The timed competition is judged, and the winners are revealed on Sunday afternoon.

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Midnight Cove Things to Do October 2021

The spooky season in Sarasota has a lot to offer!

There are parades, concerts and markets to enjoy this month. You are sure to find the perfect plans for Halloween in Sarasota with this list!

FRUITVILLE GROVE FARM PUMPKIN FEST - Weekends in October

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Fruitville Grove is a farm market and working farm open to the public seven days a week. They sell local produce as well as products from area farmers. For this month’s Pumpkin Festival, you can create a free craft while you enjoy a fun day at Fruitville Groves pumpkin field!

https://visitfloridafarms.com/event/fruitville-grove-farm-pumpkin-fest/2021-10-24/

Stranger Things Drive-in Movie - October 1-2

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This drive-in show will feature multiple high-powered lasers shooting over your head, combined with astonishing graphic images projected onto two massive screens! See your favorite 80’s songs come to life in an explosion of visuals and intense laser lights. This show is perfect for all ages and will make you want to repeat the experience. See and hear it from the luxury of your car as you park and party with your friends. Restrooms and food trucks will also be available.

https://driveinlaser.com/

26th Annual Downtown Sarasota Fall Craft Festival - October 2-3

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The 26th Annual Downtown Sarasota Fall Craft Festival is happening once again, presented by Howard Alan Events in partnership with the Downtown Sarasota Alliance. Come see crafters from near and far with their special creations. The event at Selby Five Points Park, is FREE and open to all from 10 am - 5 pm.

http://www.artfestival.com/festivals/october-annual-downtown-sarasota-craft-festival

The Event at TerraNova - October 22-24

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TerraNova Equestrian Center welcomes you to its inaugural event, The Event at TerraNova. The Event at TerraNova showcases the Olympic sport of three-day “eventing.” Like an equestrian triathlon, eventing tests the abilities of horse and rider in three phases: dressage, cross-country and show jumping. Join us for the ultimate in equestrian sport and a lovely day in the country. TerraNova’s goal is to create a world-class experience for all levels of riders, horses and spectators. This is a great family event with boutique shopping, great food and a kids' zone.

https://terranovaequestrian.com/the-event-at-terranova/

50th Sunfish World Championship - October 24 - 29

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100 Pre-Qualified World Sailors will compete in the 50th Sunfish World Championship. The sailors come from Peru, Chile, Guatemala, The Bahamas, the US Virgin Islands, Aruba, Curacao, Ecuador, Bonaire, Columbia, Italy and the USA. The week-long sailing event will culminate in an awards banquet held at Bird Key Yacht Club. The public is welcome to come out and watch using their own boats.

https://www.sunfishworlds.org/

Frightfully Fun Trick-or-Treat Parade - October 30

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Things to Do September 2021

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Looking for fun things to do this month?

We have you covered with these awesome events in Sarasota and Siesta Key. From food trucks to art festivals, this September will be one to remember!

First Friday Music Series - September 3

Experience the cool vibe of downtown Sarasota during this monthly First Friday event. A casual atmosphere features art, people-watching, mingling with friends, shopping, and dining at diverse and delectable downtown restaurants. First Friday goers will experience after-hours access to galleries and shops, live music and entertainment, and more! https://lovedowntownsarasota.com/2021/03/top-destinations-in-downtown-sarasota-for-a-friday-night/

12th Annual Downtown Venice Labor Day Weekend Craft Festival - September 4

The tremendous support of the Venice community is one reason why this craft festival is so successful! Located on Florida’s west coast just a 30-minute drive from Midnight Cove, Venice is a vibrant town filled with historic charm, natural beauty, and independently owned shops and restaurants. http://www.artfestival.com/festivals/september-downtown-venice-craft-festival

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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/

American Fanfare July 4

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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. 🎄 🎅
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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!
https://www.facebook.com/events/367311704478131/

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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. 🎃
https://www.facebook.com/events/710548546341195/?event_time_id=710548553007861

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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.
https://www.facebook.com/events/593089701627024/?event_time_id=593089724960355 

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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