Your Fun Things To Do In Sarasota This Weekend

Jennifer Flanders
Jennifer Flanders
Published on July 26, 2022

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Here are a few of our picks for things to do this holiday weekend in Sarasota!

Friday, July 30 – Sunday, July 31 • 6 PM – 10 PM

Sunset Music Sessions!

Caddy’s Bradenton, 801 Riverside Drive, E Bradenton, FL

Let’s have some fun this weekend! Grab a drink and come on down to Sunset Music Sessions at Caddy’s Bradenton. Feel the beat! You can check our music schedule online! Visit

This weekend’s entertainment:

Friday 7/29 – Jason Frilot

Saturday 7/30 – Jeremy James

Sunday 7/31 – Kimi Tortuga

Friday, July 29 • 7:30 PM

Family Movie Night: Shark Tale

Civic Green, 801 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL

Join us for a free family movie on Civic Green. Bring your chairs, blankets, a picnic, children, grandchildren, and good dogs for a fun-filled evening of family-friendly entertainment under the stars. This month’s movie is Shark Tale!

**In the case of inclement weather, this event will be relocated to Bayfront Community Center (803 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL)**

Saturday, July 30 • 9 AM – 2 PM


Oscura, 816 Manatee Ave E Bradenton, FL

INDOOR FRIENDLY CITY FLEA July 30 from 9 AM – 2 PM at Oscura in DTBT.

A curated gathering of makers + musicians + creatives in downtown Bradenton, Florida. Located at Oscura Café & Bar, it is the perfect spot to spend your Saturday. Grab your friends and come out to support small businesses, artists, and the community.
This monthly gathering celebrates our city and all the creatives in it!

Live Music – Food + Drinks – We are still looking for creatives to join our Flea!
Become a vendor! – Here’s the form to join our City Flea!

Saturday, July 30 • 6 PM – 12 PM


Off-Trail Bike & Brew, E Venice Ave, Venice, FL

Like to run in the heat? This race is for you!! Off Trail Bike & Brew is hosting an evening 5k just for you!!

After Party includes: Free select draft beer, prizes, finisher awards, live band, food truck available, and Male/Female Overall awards! Come for the fun and stay for the party!! 

The race will start at Off Trail Bike & Brew, go north on Legacy Trail to Colonia and back. Easy course! Rumor has it that you can enjoy a nice cold brew at the water stop!! 

There will not be an official timing company, just a good ole clock to see when you finished. 

Part of the proceeds going to Team Tony Cancer Foundation! Check them out here: Watch for more info to come! 

Saturday, July 30 • 10 AM – 2 PM

Family Fun Day at the Venice Art Center

Venice Art Center, 390 Nokomis Avenue S, Venice, FL

This is a FREE family event. We will have FREE food and drinks, FREE face painting, and many, many “under the sea” art projects. You will also meet a LIVE mermaid! Bring the whole family. All activities are in our cool, air-conditioned space!

Location: Venice Art Center
390 Nokomis Ave S., Venice, FL. 34285
Sponsored by the Venice Art Center, the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, and the Venice Gondolier.

Sunday, July 31 • 10 AM – 2 PM

Farmer’s Market @ Lakewood Ranch

The Market at LWR, 1561 Lakefront Drive, Lakewood Ranch, FL

Shop local every Sunday with 90+ local vendors including organic produce, flowers, specialty spices & rubs, honey, fresh bread, baked goods, prepared foods, pet products, jewelry, and more!

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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