The Thunder by the Bay Motorcycle Festival is held
in January, after New Year's Day, and attracts thousands
of motorcycles enthusiasts from across the country. This annual three day
festival features a fabulous "Born To Be Wild" Kickoff Party, "Bikes Bands
and BBQ" event, a "Cruise for Cash" scenic ride, and Downtown Festival and
Bike Show. The entire weekend showcases live entertainment, great food,
fun, and plenty of vendors. For details on this year's festival visit
The Sarasota Kennel
club annual Charity Night to benefit Suncoast Charities for Children.
Includes tax, tip, race program, tip sheet, passed hors d'oeurvres and
full buffet. For details, download the flyer.
Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix Festival begins the last weekend in June
through the July 4th holiday. The festival features a kickoff party, golf
tournament, fishing tournament, a downtown parade of boats, Powerboats By
The Bay (featuring race teams on display, live entertainment, food, and
vendors), fireworks, fun events for the entire family to enjoy,
culminating with some of the fastest superboats in the world competing in
the Grand Prix Race out in the Gulf of Mexico off of Lido Beach. For
details on this year's festival visit
July 4th at the Sarasota Bayfront Fireworks Spectacular! Bring a lawn
chair and come down to Island Park to see one of the best fireworks
displays Southwest Florida has to offer.
The STRIDER World Championship & Sarasota Kids Fest is an annual racing event that brings together STRIDER riders and their families from all over the globe for the culmination of all world STRIDER racing events.
The Sarasota Dragon Boat Festival is held in October. This Festival will be joined up with the Southeastern Regional Dragon Boat Association's Regional Championships. Corporations, community groups, friend and family are encouraged to put together a team of 20 paddlers, plus a drummer for this festive event.
Fisk and Friends Celebrity Golf Tournament
is held in early November.
The Christmas Boat Parade of Lights is held the
second Saturday in December on Sarasota Bay off of Island Park. Local
power and sailboat owners decorate their boats with holiday lights and
other Christmas decorations and compete for prizes in several categories.
Download the poster. For details on this year's event visit