Jennifer Flanders
Jennifer Flanders
Published on June 21, 2022

Looking for fun things to do in Sarasota this weekend? By now you know I love Farmers Markets. I go to the Sarasota Farmers Market every weekend and here are some things I want you to know…

A few (of many) of my “must stop at” vendors from the Farmers Market starts with Jimmy’s Java… which is my first stop for fresh ground coffee and a cold brew to sip while I walk, then I hit up the guacamole girl at Dynasty Guacamole for the best guac around.

My favorite! Dynasty Guacamole

I never miss a stop off at Sugar Sand Silver for awesome, hand crafted jewelry and conversation. There are many other great vendors that I love but wanted to share a few this week! (Tip: go early, it is getting hot 🔥 !)They open at 7am.

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Friday, June 24 • 8:30 PM

Screen On The Green
The Green at UTC, 210 North Cattlemen Road, Sarasota, FL

Come meet Mirabel and join us for a free showing of Encanto at our next Screen on The Green on Friday, June 24. Families and friends of all ages are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy onsite concessions from Origin, Uncle Phil’s Popcorn, and Brewed Monday Coffee. Fun flicks are shown on The Green at UTC every fourth Friday of the month.

The Green is located in the West District at UTC, directly across from Gifts & More at the Paper Store. Limited seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Saturday, June 25 • 10 AM – 2 PM

NBP Rec Days

Nathan Benderson Park, 5851 Nathan Benderson Cir, Sarasota, FL

It’s a great way to experience NBP, family-style! Participants will have the opportunity to try stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, canoes, fishing, and more! (Wednesday NBP Rec Days! are ideal for homeschool and Florida Online School students!) And beginning in September, we’ll offer rides in a 15-foot sailboat (with a captain)!

Fees are $10 for adults, $5 for children, ages 6 and younger are free, and families (two adults and three or more children) are $40. Freshwater fishing licenses are required for any participants age 16 and older who desire to cast a line or a net. (All must complete the waiver forms — the link is below.)  Registration and waiver forms are available onsite. NBP Rec Days! are held at the base of the finish tower on Regatta Island. Depending on events, however, they may move to the west shore, near the playground. We’ll let you know with a post in the event discussion if that change is made. Signs will be in place to direct you, either way. See you there! See more at

Saturday, June 25 • 10 AM – 3 PM

Venice Farmers Market

Venice City Hall, Venice City Hall, 401 W. Venice Avenue, Venice FL

Market Hours | Saturday mornings year-round

  • April – September | 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • October – March | 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 25 • 12 PM – 4:00 PM

Summer Fest

Key Salon & Boutique, 7650 S Tamiami Trail Unit 8 Sarasota, FL

Kick-off summer with us with this Summer Fest 🌞! Join the fun and support locals. Enjoy food trucks and local shopping!

Sunday, June 26 • 10 AM

Sundays at The Bay featuring Jelly Roll Jazz

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trl Sarasota, FL


This week’s performance features Jelly Roll Jazz and will be held on the Van Wezel Terrace! Denise Blondeau, a vocalist from San Francisco, now living in Sarasota, Fl. Since its establishment in 2014, Jelly Roll Jazz gained a loyal following due to lively arrangements and performances of jazz standards from the 30s & 40s. Denise attended the California Jazz Conservatory, Berkeley, California. Performance venues include Napa Valley wineries, and numerous jazz houses and yacht clubs in the San Francisco Bay Area. Trumpet player, Timothy Eaton, is a performer/educator and has performed with a wide variety of artists including Johnny Mathis, Bernadette Peters, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Don Rickles, Jerry Lewis, and many, many others. As a professional conductor, he has had the pleasure of working with Michael Bolton, Martina McBride, The Ringling Bros & Barnum, and Bailey Circus as well as local musical theater productions. Rafael Aguiar a.k.a. ‘Ruffus’ is from Valença, Brazil, and is a multi-talented performer, composer, and producer. He plays piano, saxophone, and oboe. B.A., Souza Lima Conservatory, Sao Paulo, BR. M.A., Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA.He has been a part of Venue2003 Mato Grosso Orchestra of Flute 2004 till 2007; The Ourinhos Jazz Festival; OBLIO, quintet led by the guitarist Asher Kurtz and Latin Quarters of Sarasota.

REGISTER @:…/sundays-at-the-bay. Sundays at The Bay is a free weekly music and performance program offered outdoors. Bring a lawn chair to experience a new local artist each week, from jazz and marimbas to guitar and gospel.

Sunday, June 26 • 2 PM – 5 PM

June Ocean Air Market

Postcard Inn on the Beach, 6300 Gulf Blvd, St Pete Beach, FL

Join us for the NEW Meadows Farmers Market in a fun and shaded outdoor environment in the beautiful Meadows Community of Sarasota! EVERY SUNDAY 10 AM – 2 PM at the Meadows Shopping Village Parking Lot in Front of Building G.

Stop by for local farmers, artisans, food, music, art, and other creative activities in a shaded, outdoor, and pet-friendly setting! Create strong community bonds and engagement that feeds the Body, Mind, and Soul. If you would like to sponsor our market or be involved as a volunteer, vendor, artist, or musician, please contact us at 941-315-7773.

Let us know what you’re up to this weekend in Sarasota, we’d love to hear from you! Do you have any hip happenings to share with us? We would love to hear… email me at [email protected].

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