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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Things to Do: November

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With Turkey day just around the corner there are many things to be thankful for!

We are excited for all the fall festivities in our area this November. Siesta Key has a wide variety of Autumn attractions in store for this Thanksgiving season.

St. Armands Circle Art Festival November 9-10

Set amidst a tropical paradise, St. Armands Circle is an enchanting circle of fine shops and gourmet restaurants, sure to provide a memorable experience for all. The St. Armands Circle Art Festival hosts 200 artists in town annually. The event offers art from a broad spectrum of mediums including sculpture, photography, glass, paintings, ceramics, jewelry, mixed media and more! Howard Alan Events offer patrons the opportunity to personally meet with the artists, commission a work of art and learn what inspires the artists’ work. https://www.facebook.com/events/246915909566953/

Sarasota Medieval Fair November 9 – December 1

Welcome one and all to FOUR weekends of exciting tournaments, scrumptious feasts, & pure family fun at this year’s Sarasota Medieval Fair! Join in the fun Saturdays & Sundays November 9th thru Dec 1, 2019 from 10am to 5:30pm rain or shine at the Ringling Woods behind the Sarasota Fairgrounds! Visit each weekend for a full new line-up of different nationally renowned acts! Plus, don't miss our returning favorites such as the Washing Well Wenches, Wheel of Death, the Human Combat Chess Match, and full-armored full-contact jousting tournaments held three times daily! https://www.sarasotamedievalfair.com/

Venice Chalk Festival November 15– 18

Join the Chalk Festival family of pavement art enthusiasts November 15 - 18 at the Venice Airport to celebrate the theme 'Garden of Wonders,' a tribute to the marvels of the natural world and the human imagination. Hundreds of artists, featuring the largest gathering of world-renowned traditional and 3-D pavement artists, turn the airport runway into a museum in motion with unlimited space to create - no other location or event like this one exists elsewhere. https://chalkfestival.org/

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Siesta Key Crystal Classic November 15 - 18

Recently named America's #1 Beach, the Crystal Classic has become a favorite of the professional sand sculptors who have competed here. Citing the beauty and cleanliness of the pristine white sand, sculptors have remarked that their sculptures look almost as if they were "carved in marble”. Attend the Crystal Classic November 15th through 18th to see the arts and the beach connect in ways never before seen in Sarasota. https://www.siestakeycrystalclassic.com/

Season the Bay - Spice, Sauce & BBQ Show November 16th

Enjoy the Tastiest Show on the Bay, November 16th! Sample spices, sauces and more from awesome local vendors. Purchase local flavor for the holidays. Arts & crafts, games, contests and more! Life is too short to be plain.

Celery Fields Walk November 9 and 25

November 9th and 25th walk the Celery Fields trails and boardwalks with expert birding guides from the Sarasota Audubon Society. Discover resident and migrant birds, wildlife, and plants. Wear sturdy shoes, bring water, sunscreen and insect repellant, and don’t forget your binoculars! New birders welcome! https://www.sarasotaaudubon.org/

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

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