Are you planning your winter getaway to Sarasota? The Gulf Coast is full of year-round fun for all! Keep reading for Sarasota’s top 5 winter adventures. 

Englewood Pioneer Days Festival

Oct. 12 – Nov 3

This historic festival will be one for the books! Englewood Pioneer Days takes place in Florida’s secret slice of paradise, Englewood. This festival is a celebration of Englewood’s history and has endless events full of fun for the whole family. Featuring car shows, historic tours, boat races, food trucks, and much more!

Sarasota Country Music Festival

Nov. 1-3

Are you a lover of country and southern comfort? Sarasota Country Music Festival is the place for you! Featuring a variety of genres, including Bluegrass, Cajun, Zydeco, and Blues, this festival is truly a unique experience. Peruse the various creative booths available while enjoying some delicious BBQ at this authentic Southern event!

Sarasota Medieval Fair

Nov. 9-Dec. 1 

Sarasota Medieval Fair promises a day full of entertainment for all. View the armored knights wielding their lances in an exciting jousting match, or get in on the fun by playing a game of human chess! This event runs through the beginning of December and features fun medieval comedy troupes, acrobats, musicians and more. 

Siesta Key Crystal Classic

Nov. 15-18

The Gulf Coast is known for a variety of unique artists and creatives. Siesta Key Crystal Classic is a distinctive event focussed on celebrating the transient art of Florida. All of the sculptures in this friendly competition are made from Siesta Beach’s crystalline sand. Don’t miss this stunning attraction on your winter vacation this year!

Chalk Festival

Nov. 15-18

If you wanted an event to satisfy your creative cravings, the Chalk Festival is what you are looking for! This event is purely to commemorate temporary art. Many of the pieces are done in color and are mesmerizing optical illusions. The illusions you can view here are breathtaking – art like this cannot be found anywhere else!

There are many ways to spend your Sarasota vacation, but to truly make the most of it, check out some of these intriguing events planned this winter! 

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