Kelly Quigley on Sarasota

I love that there is always something to do, fun to be had, and food for the body and the mind in our region. I hope you'll find this a great source of information about Sarasota and beyond.




So happy to be getting out and about! Click to find your fun in the sun...

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Sarasota is known for outstanding performances, art and entertainment. 

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As a foodie, I love finding great dining - and recommending my faves!  

More to love

Sarasota ranked #1 Best City to Retire 
(U.S. News Report 2020)

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton ranked #6 in U.S. for Highest  Well-Being Communities 
(Gallup-Healthways 2015)

Anna Maria Island ranked
#6 happiest seaside town 
(Coastal Living 2018)

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Summer 2021
Please contact businesses before making plans and stay safe & healthy!
For more, visit Sarasota Magazine's event calendar


Party Under the Stars Fundraiser, July 31, 2021

A lovely evening at the Hyatt Regency to support non-medical financial assistance to cancer patients and families. Tickets are $250. More...

Embracing Our Differences, through Aug 8

The annual, juried art billboards will be on display Nathan Benderson Park. Free

Music on Main, Friday, August 6, 2-5 pm

Downtown Lakewood Ranch hosts Music on Main the first Friday of the month. Enjoy shopping, dining, and of course, music.

Sarasota Farmers Market
Saturdays, 10 am-2 pm

They're back! Head to the heart of Sarasota for one of the best outdoor markets in the region. Every Saturday, rain or shine.

Back to School Bash, August 7, 10 am-3 pm 

University Town Center Mall is hosting the event where 400 kids will receive backpacks, program information, supplies, and fun that includes a scavenger hunt! MORE...

Summer Circus Spectacular at Asolo Theatre 
Jul 30 – Aug 14

Enjoy some of the finest circus artists from around the world, performing acts to thrill audiences of all ages. Kids $12, Adults $18. Tickets...


Order a Take-Out Turkey Dinner!

Bevardi’s Salute! Italian Artisan Restaurant
23 N. Lemon Ave., Sarasota, (941) 365-1020,

The Bijou Cafe
1287 First St., Sarasota, (941) 366-8111,

Brick’s Smoked Meats
1528 State St., Sarasota, (941) 993-1435,

The Capital Grille
180 University Town Center Drive, Sarasota, (941) 256-3647,

Der Dutchman Amish Kitchen
3713 Bahia Vista St., Sarasota, (941) 955-8007,

Libby’s Neighborhood Brasserie
1917 S. Osprey Ave., Sarasota, (941) 487-7300; 8445 Lorraine Road, Lakewood Ranch, (941) 357-1570,

7275 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, (941) 921-3400; 101 Riverfront Blvd., Suite 120, Bradenton, (941) 896-9660;


Metro Diner
6056 N. Lockwood Ridge Road, Sarasota, (941) 404-8815,


Michael’s on East
1212 East Ave. S., Sarasota, (941) 366-0007,


Sprouts Farmers Market
8330 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, (941) 218-8119,

Zildjian Catering
6986 Beneva Road, Sarasota, (941) 363-1709,



Check out Sarasota Magazine's best takeout food and stay safe! 



Learn more at or Arts & Culture Alliance of Sarasota County.

During the pandemic, please check hours/availability prior to making plans. Here's to hoping for safe gatherings, handshakes and hugs.

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Van Wezel

A world of great music, dance, theater, comedy & entertainment. More


Sarasota Opera

Witness high-caliber live performances at the Opera House

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The Ringling

Explore world-renowned art and architecture at the Ringling Museum

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Farmers Markets

Freshest fun! Click here to find your favorite.



St Armands Circle to University Town Center, the perfect find awaits!

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Selby Gardens

A globally renowned living museum on 15 acres along the shores of Sarasota Bay



Meet a manatee at Mote Marine Aquarium, the guardians of the sea


Sports Fans

Spring training means baseball games and Baltimore Orioles! Visit their website 



Kayak, wind surfing charter fishing, water sports, and year-round activities. More

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