Summer in Sarasota: A Complete Vacation Guide

Summer in Sarasota: A Complete Vacation Guide

Summer in Sarasota: A Complete Vacation Guide

 

There’s no place like Sarasota in the summertime! Seas the day in sunny Sarasota with the hottest events of the summer. Read below for a complete guide to your best vacation yet!

June Events

Sarasota Music Festival

June 1-22

Don’t miss Sarasota Music Festival’s 54th annual music extravaganza! This event is a prominent music festival for professionals from all over the country. Presented by the Sarasota Orchestra, there are an array of performances to enjoy, including Friday Festivals, Saturday Symphonies and more!

Summer Circus Spectacular

June 11 – Aug. 3

Summer really starts to heat up in Sarasota when the Summer Circus Spectacular comes around! Located at the Historic Asolo Theatre, The Ringling works with the Circus Arts Conservatory to bring a thrilling family adventure featuring performers from across the globe!

Players Centre Summer Sizzler Series

June 12-23, July 23-28, Aug. 14-25; Players Centre for Performing Arts

A Sarasota hotspot, The Players have been annually performing in Sarasota for 83 years! This carefully crafted combination of professional and new performers makes for a unique show. They have some sizzlin’ package deals available for purchase; such as all THREE shows for only $45! This package deal also comes with a three gift cards to Caragiulo’s, Sarasota’s finest Italian American cuisine! Check out The Players website here for more information about their delightful upcoming summer performances.

Friday Fest Summer Concert Series

June 21, July 19, August 16, September 20; Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Friday Fest is a great family-friendly activity for those on a budget! A relaxing evening event featuring blues, jazz, R&B and many more performances. This free outdoor concert is held on the third Friday of every month and will have food trucks, beverages and more. Enjoy a midsummer ice cream overlooking the Sarasota Bay with live music in the background.

 

There’s no end of fun in the sun and adventures to be had in Sunny Sarasota! Explore Sarasota’s hottest summer events for your best vacation yet.

 

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3 Ideas for a Budget-Friendly Vacation Near Our Marina

3 Ideas for a Budget-Friendly Vacation Near Our Marina

3 Ideas for a Budget-Friendly Vacation Near Our Marina Riviera Dunes Marina

3 Ideas for a Budget-Friendly Vacation Near Our Marina

Whether you’re on spring break or visiting our lovely beaches for your annual vacation, you don’t have to break the bank. By now, you know that traveling expenses and food in and of themselves can take up the majority of your budget leaving you with the decision to exceed it or stay within your means. Staying within your budget doesn’t have to be boring! Here are plenty of fun things you can do here that are either free or affordable to make this a budget-friendly vacation for you and your family.

1. Head to the beach.

Visiting our local beaches should come as no surprise for spending your budget-friendly vacation here. Head to Longboat Key, Lido Key or Siesta Key in Sarasota or to the Coquina, Holmes or Bradenton beaches near our marina. Once your have all of your beach essentials, from your chairs to your towels and toys, pack your picnic for a no-sweat lunch and to get the most out of your beach day. Then, take a container with you because you’re sure to find all sorts of lovely shells you’ll want to take home. The best of all? Walk along the shore during sunset for breathtaking views—at no cost.

2. There’s plenty of indoor fun, too!

When you need to recover from a sunburn, the fun doesn’t stop when you head indoors. Hone in on your bowling skills at the local AMF in Bradenton where you can participate in bowling tournaments and have lunch in the food court. The kids can also play in the game room! Parkway 8 Cinema is another fabulous indoor option that’s especially great for your budget-friendly vacation. Set in an old-style theater, all of the movies will cost you no more than $2.50, and there are also affordable snacks at the concession stand. Make sure to bring cash since the theater is cash-only.

3. Choose your own adventure at the local parks and nature reserves.

The De Soto National Memorial is a must-see while here in Bradenton, and admission is also free. Surrounded by 26 acres, there are a variety of activities you can enjoy when visiting the park. From December through April, Camp Uzita has live history demonstrations every Thursday–Sunday. There’s also an on-site theater where you can view “Hernando de Soto in America” and learn more about the Hernando de Soto expedition. Other nearby nature areas include Emerson Point Reserve, Felts Audubon Preserve and Robinson Nature Preserve, where you can traverse the grounds via bike or foot! Some of the nature areas also offer launch areas for you to take out your kayak or paddle board.

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