Special Events
 
SRQ Bal Masque Gala
October 4, 2014

Don your most elegantly-electric formal attire, mysterious masque and sense of adventure at the historic Sarasota Opera House. Enjoy savory bites, creative cocktails, strolling mimes, aerialists, music performances, and much more! Tickets are $125 pp. To order your tickets now visit srqbalmasque.com and mention Suncoast Charities for Children when ordering.
 

28th Annual Holiday Boat Parade of Lights
December 13th

The 28th Annual Holiday Boat Parade of Lights will be held on Saturday, December 13, beginning at 6:00 pm. This year's parade on Sarasota Bay, features both corporate and private vessels decorated in a holiday theme. Co-Chairs for this year's parade are Sam Chavers and Lucy Nicandri. This annual event is free to the public, and the best areas for viewing are Marina Jack, Centennial Park, and Bayfront Park. Entry is free for all boats registered before Thanksgiving . All proceeds benefit Suncoast Charities for Children. For more information, or to register as a participant, visit sarasotachristmasboatparade.com or call Marina Jack at (941)365-4232
 

4th Annual New Years Eve Bayfront Fireworks
December 31, 2014

Ring in the New Year at the Sarasota Bayfront Midnight Fireworks Spectacular! See one of the best fireworks displays Southwest Florida has to offer. Make your reservations now by calling Marina Jack at (941) 365-4232.
 

17th Annual Thunder By The Bay Motorcycle Festival
January 8th-11th

This annual Festival attracts motorcycle enthusiasts from across the country. Events include a sporting clay tournament, "Born To Be Wild" Kickoff Party, and a two day downtown Festival. During the downtown Festival there will be two bike shows, vendors, special guests, live music (including a national act), along with a $4,000 Cruise for Cash! For details visit thunderbythebay.org.

31st Annual Sarasota Super Boat Grand Prix Festival
June 26 - July 5

This annual Festival offers more than a dozen events for the entire family to enjoy, culminating with some of the fastest powerboats in the world racing in the Gulf of Mexico off Lido Beach. Enjoy a downtown parade of boats, block party, golf tournament, kickoff party, race team meet & greet events, Powerboats By The Bay, July 4th Fireworks Spectacular, and so much more!!! For full details visit suncoastoffshore.org

Other Community Events - Projects - Promotions
 
Strider Invitational Race

Sarasota BMX, in partnership with Suncoast Charities for Children, will host a major "End of the Year" Strider event Oct. 3-4, 2014.
This event will be open to children 18 months to 5 years of age. Children with special needs are also invited to participate by riding 16' and 20" Strider bikes. Entry will be $10 with all proceeds benefitting Suncoast Charities for Children. The BMX organization is working on adding a program for these special athletes so they, too can participate in BMX racing.
 

 
Columbia Community Harvest
Entire Month of September

Let your appetite do the giving!! Support Suncoast Charities for Children by dining at any Columbia Restaurant or The Columbia Cafe during the entire monthof September for lunch or dinner during their 17th Annual Columbia Restaurant Community Harvest program. Through this program, The Columbia donates 5% of all guests’ lunch and dinner checks to the charitable organizations chosen by their customers.
 

Barefoot Wine & Bubbly Beach Cleanup
August 2015

Each Summer Barefoot Wine & Bubbly organizes a beach cleanup effort in Sarasota in partnership with Suncoast Charities for Children and the Surfrider Foundation. To volunteer, please contact us and watch for announcements on our  Facebook page.
 

 
 
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