All-American Cookout

Celebrate the 4th of July at beautiful Selby Gardens. Listen to live music, savor the All-American favorites, take part in a variety of family and children’s activities and enjoy the fireworks while overlooking Sarasota Bay!

General Admission: $25 Members/ $35 Guests; 12 years and younger: $10; 0 – 3 years Free​

SELBY EXPERIENCE passes include valet parking, open bar, food and prime viewing for the fireworks from Michael’s on the Bay at Selby Gardens. $100

Fireworks at Nathan Benderson Park

FANFARES & FIREWORKS will feature a variety of musical groups, an opportunity for families to picnic in the grass and a spectacular fireworks show.

The musical line-up includes The Greg Billings Band, a group with an expanded repertoire that include many soul and rhythm and blues classics. Albert Castiglia is an American blues singer, songwriter and guitarist. He made his professional debut in 1990 with Miami Blues Authority, but truly hit the international radar when Junior Wells invited him into his solo band for several world tours.

For the Love of Animals Market Fair

Come profess your love for animals at the first annual For the Love of Animals Market Fair!

We’re celebrating any and all things animals with animal-inspired art, eco-friendly handmade wares, vegan leather goods, healthy food options at our food trucks, and so much more!

Keep your eyes peeled as we unveil our sleuth of fun vendors!

If you are interested in vending this unique event, please email us at

My Hometown Fest 2018

Join us for Southwest Florida’s biggest and best spring festival, featuring food, music, craft beer and fun for all ages.

Enjoy free samples of regional food favorites prepared by more than 40 of the area’s finest restaurants, free craft beer samples from around the country — including Southwest Florida’s own Big Top Brewing Company, Darwin Brewing Company and Taproom, Motorworks Brewing and Naughty Monk Brewery — and lots of great music from top local bands, including Twinkle and Rock Soul Radio and the Dr. Dave Band.

Plus, we’ll have plenty of family-friendly activities like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Kids Zone, stand-up paddleboard and kayak demos and lots more! The Tampa Bay Lightning and Tampa Bay Rays are anticipated to be there as well!

Best of all, proceeds from My Hometown Fest support the charitable activities of Sertoma of Greater Sarasota and its Sertoma Kids, Inc. clinic. Both are registered 501(c)(3) charitable organizations that serve children and families with speech and language needs regardless of their ability to pay.

You get all this and more for the single price of admission, so buy your tickets today!

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J Dubs 4th Anniversary Dub Fest

J Dubs 4th Anniversary Craft Beer and Music Festival at The Sarasota Fairgrounds!
JDub’s is celebrating 4 years in business the only way they know how! Join us for an entire day of Craft Beer and Music including an exclusive Craft Beer Festival featuring the 2nd Annual “Pros vs Joes Competition” and 2 stages featuring live music. This event will benefit the Sarasota Humane Society who will be on site with a variety of wonderful furry friends available for adoption!

Hop In The Fire – Benefiting Tour De Cure

Hop In the Fire Event – Benefiting the “Tour De Cure Edible Sarasota Team”

“Hop in the Fire” with us on Monday, February 5th at Calusa Brewing when 10 local Chefs and the brewers at Calusa collaborate using fire, smoke, and Calusa beer.

Savor smokey lite bites by award winning Chefs Steve Phelps of Indigenous, Darwin Santa Maria of Darwin’s, Dani Bleil of Polpos, Mark Woodruff from Made, Evan Gastman from The Cottage, Mark Majorie from Veronica, Jose Rojas and Joey Egan from Louie’s Modern, Mouthole BBQ, Nancy’s BBQ and Paul Mattison of Mattisons, all prepared using a Calusa Brew in each entree. Guests will judge the best fire infused dish and the winning restaurant will take home a Big Green Egg…trust us, they all want it, who doesn’t! Calusa will stage the perfect setting with warm fire pit, hot tunes by DJ David Warren Curran and commemorative glasses for each attendee good for four Calusa brews. This is one night you don’t want to miss!

Thank you to our partners and Sponsors:
Niman Ranch, The Big Green Egg, Calusa Brewing, Edible Sarasota Magazine, Indigenous, Hitched & Honey

For more information on the 2018 Tour De Cure Visit

Tickets are limited to 150 guests and must be 21 + up to attend.

Sarasota Seafood & Music Festival

At Sarasota Seafood & Music Festival, hungry festivalgooers will flock to enjoy a delicious array of seafood ranging from Cajun-style crawfish to raw bars. Over the course of two days, thousands will flock to the Destination Downtown Sarasota! The festival’s beer garden, live music, arts & crafts as well as a variey of attractions for folks of all ages.

FREE General Admission!
HOURS: 10 am – 6 pm
LOCATION: Downtown Sarasota Historic District

LIVE MUSIC featuring: Ari and the Alibis, Sarasota Steel Pan Band, Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues, Twinkle and Rock Soul Radio, The Hard Luck Society, Kettle of Fish, Greg Billings Band, Reverend Barry & The Funk

Siesta Key Seafood and Music Festival

Siesta Key main beach. Lots of fantastic fresh seafood and loads of music for all fans! Come on out and kick off this years Paragon Events Seafood and Music venues! See you there. Oh, don’t forget we will have our famous Paella 🥘 and new items added to this years menu!!😀


Sarasota’s first ever Zine Fest is happening! Artists and vendors of self-published books, magazines, comics, art prints/paintings, and apparel please apply by emailing your information (website, name, a few photos of what you will be selling) to SRQZINEFEST@GMAIL.COM by November 25th 2017.
Event starts at 2PM. Setup for vendors at 1PM.
~~~There will be good beer, food and music to enjoy while you browse the zine vendors~~~

Poor Quality Zine

Amber June Cross Illustration
Amber June Cross Illustration

Bleukowski Illustration



Jen Sandwich

Spooooky Steve


And Still Above All Fanzine

Gulf Coast Girls

Amy Auerbach
(vending vintage prints of old punk rock concert flyers, assorted old punk/rock mags like Maximum Rock and Roll, Flipside, Toxic Flyer, skateboarding, wrestling, comics, various artwork, and Vice magazine)

Crafty Bitchez

Live Entertainment Lineup:

**Accepting any level of sponsorship for the event in order to get T-shirts or tote bags made** Any of these proceeds will go to a local charity TBD and/or entertainment for the evening **

Tell your friends and family; let’s get a big crowd out there!

More information will be updated on this Facebook page…

SRQ Club’s Music Fest

Join the Fun and Rock the Ranch at this year’s SRQ Club’s 2nd Annual Music Festival at the Old Oak Ranch.
Located on 65 acres with a private lake just East of Sarasota. This year’s festival will feature at least 6 bands, live jams, circus performers, and an open mic session under the stars with a “Burning Man” bonfire at the end of the night.

Enjoy hours of fun, food, great music, and dancing for all ages. Bring chairs, blankets and umbrellas.
Food & beverage trucks will be there, or bring your own!

General Admission is FREE and FREE Parking. Festival opens at 1 pm and rocks ‘til 11 pm. Tickets are not necessary to enter the Ranch.
Check out for more information and updates!

Bands include Nautical Nonsense, The Spark Notes. Ari & the Alibis, Kettle of Fish, Ship of Fools and Alowicious.