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

Ecoperformance Week - September 6 - 12

Ecoperformance events at The Ringling have an arts-driven focus on conversations, performances, activities and films about ecology, climate, culture and environmental justice. The field of eco-performance looks at climate change and environmental justice as multifaceted environmental and social phenomena that can be transformed through cultural engagement. https://www.ringling.org/events/series/ecoperformance-week

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September Food Truck Friday Night - September 17

Join Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast for a monthly Food Truck Friday Night this summer at Bay Preserve! Enjoy food and fun with family and friends as you take in a beautiful summer sunset on the shore of Little Sarasota Bay. Attendees are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket at this picnic-style gathering September’s food truck is Killik’s Kitchen serving up modern Asian-Hawaiian fare. Check out their Facebook page to see sample menus and learn more about their offerings. https://www.conservationfoundation.com/events/detail/2021/09/17/september-food-truck-friday-night/

Sarasota Arts LIVE - September 18

Sarasota Arts LIVE, in partnership with the Sarasota Arts Alliance, offers the chance to bring together and expand the very best of the community's vibrant creative legacy. As part of this special one-day event, art enthusiasts and visitors to St. Armands Circle can walk from quadrant to quadrant taking in live painting sessions, performance art and interactive exhibits. https://starmandscircleassoc.com/sol-of-the-circle/

The Fabulous Independent Film Festival - September 30 – October 2

The 11th Annual Fabulous Independent Film Festival Drive-In Experience will take place in the Rosemary District. This event brings you the best in LGBTQ+ cinema, and the second weekend of the festival will be screening films as a drive-in experience. Double features will be held each night with specialty drinks and food trucks. http://harveymilkfestival.org/fabulous-independent-film-fest/