Our 2nd Annual Siesta Key Beach Cleanup!

Join us out on Siesta Key Beach on July 5th to help Beach Club Siesta Key – 1947The Hub Baja GrillThe Cottage, Siesta KeySiesta Key Summer House Steak and SeafoodMad Moe’s Sports Pub & GrillSmokin’ Joe’sSmoothie King, & Clean Up, Aisle Earth when we team up to tackle the mess we know will be left over from the 4th of July Weekend.

Everyone saw the yearly videos and pictures of OUR beautiful nationally rated beach during the days following Memorial Day Weekend. It was disgraceful, & no one wants to see the beach that way again.

Setup is at 7am, and we’ll be cleaning up our beautiful Siesta Key until 11am! Stay tuned for more details!

Let’s get together Siesta Key and keep our beach beautiful!

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.

St. Patrick’s Day Annual Block Party

Come out and enjoy the live music by Johnny Diamond and Triggerfish. Dj Ryan in the lounge with food vendors Bulgogi and Solid Slab, Irish Drink Specials And surprise showing of amazing bag pipers!!
Thank you Gold Coast Eagle, Sarasota Downtown Merchants Association
If you would like to sponsor our event, please contact 941-374-4818

Johnny Diamond – New Year’s Eve

Ring in the new year with Johnny Diamond at the best club in Sarasota, The Gator Club. Watch the ball drop and the boys do our thing so you can do your thing on the dance floor. There is nowhere better to be on New Year’s Eve in Sarasota. See you all soon!

Atomic Holiday Bazaar

Atomic Holiday Bazaar, Sarasota, Florida’s first and only indie-craft fair!

Season 12 at the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, Bay Front Room and Plaza De Santo Domingo Street

Saturday, December 9, 2017
Hours: Noon – 5PM

Main Auditorium Admission: Adults $5 / 12 & Under Free
Bay Front Room & Street Fair: Free to Enter

Food Trucks located at the Street Fair location, Auditorium Cantina serving it up in the Main Auditorium

Not your granny’s craft show, Atomic is a holiday shopping spectacle for the world’s delightful irregulars! Looking for an affordable and unusual gift for the holiday season? Look no more! Atomic offers an array of dazzling and unique arts and crafts that you will not find in a big box store. From stocking stuffers, organic body products, canned goods, amusing t-shirts, baby clothing, indie fashion, low-brow to luxe jewelry, home decor and more, this show has something for everyone who is looking for something unusual.

32nd Annual Holiday Boat Parade of Lights

The 32nd Annual Sarasota Holiday Boat Parade of Lights will be held on Saturday December 9, 2017 beginning at 6:00 p.m. The best areas for viewing are Marina Jack Restaurant, Bayfront Park, City Island and Centennial Park.

The Parade route has been expanded by an additional turn marker at the southwest side of Bay front Park. All boats must now pass approximately one third of the Sarasota Bay side of Bay front Park within a few yards, to be considered for judging. The Bay front Park spectator viewing area has been expanded to include the entire Northern tip of island near the fountain. The VIP viewing area has been moved to the Marina Jack’s fuel dock to allow additional space for spectators. This will improve spectator viewing from Bay front Park considerably. The SNN 6 local news staff will be covering the event throughout the evening at several areas throughout Marina Jack.

There is no entry fee for boats registering for the parade. Each parade participant will receive a commemorative gift. Vessels must be over 21 feet.

Entries will be judged in 4 categories including:
Private (P1): 21-35 ft
Private(P2): 36ft and over’
Corporate (C1): 21-35′
Corporate (C2): 36′ and over.

Cash prizes, awards and trophies will be awarded at a ceremony at Marina Jack’s fuel dock at 8:30pm following the parade.

All Proceeds Benefit Suncoast Charities for Children, Inc.

2017 Downtown Sarasota Holiday Parade

Road Closure information here:

New Years Eve Pineapple Drop

Bring in the New Year at the Sarasota’s Pineapple Drop Celebration!
This FREE annual downtown Sarasota event attracts between 20,000 to 25,000 Floridians. There will be amusement rides, food & beer concessions, live music and a pineapple drop at midnight followed by a fantastic firework display on Sarasota Bay.

A road-trip-worthy event, visit for more information to plan your trip.

This event (excluding fireworks) is brought to you by the Sarasota Downtown Merchants Association (SDMA). Learn More:

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New Year’s Eve 80’s Rockstar Prom & Keg Drop!

Join us this New Year’s Eve for our 2nd Annual Keg drop! This year we are having a little fun by making it an 80’s Rockstar Prom Theme! After all, who doesn’t like a good 80’s party!

Wear your best 80’s Formal wear or other 80’s garb!

Best dressed couple will be crowned Big Top’s New Year’s King & Queen, (Decided by crowd participation!) after the Keg Drop!


Food Truck

More details to come!

Get ready because we’re starting 2018 off right, Under the Big Top!