Locals and tourists alike flock to the Sarasota Opera for its unforgettable experiences of music, lights, costumes, sets and vocals. Read more.
Caspersen Beach in Venice is one of the longest stretches of beach still in its natural state along Sarasota County’s shoreline. Hiking paths and boardwalks allow for bird watching and views of plant species. Venice Beach, closer to downtown, has colorful lifeguard stands, a pavilion with shaded tables and a café, loads of parking, and bathrooms. Finally, near Caspersen is Sarasota County’s only dog-friendly beach, Brohard Paw Park. Read more.
Ringling Art Museum
The Ringling is the State Art Museum of Florida, home to one of the preeminent art and cultural collections in the United States. Its story begins nearly a century ago, with the circus impresario and his beloved wife’s shared love for Sarasota, Italy, and art. Read more.
Saturday Morning Farmer's Market
The Sarasota Farmer's Market has been a local tradition each Saturday morning for more than 30 years. The weekly event creates social opportunity for residents and visitors to gather and interact, while supporting local farmers, businesses, and artisans. Read more.