June 22, 2018: Enjoy an evening on the bay front and some free live music as the 17th annual summer music fest kicks off summer with "Friday Fest" at the Van Wezel with live music by Jah Movement. Fronted by hometown hero and vocalist extraordinaire Shantel Norman, Jah Movement plays top 40, Funk, Soul, R&B and Calypso Dance music. Bring your lawn chair or blanket, take in the music along with the beautiful Sarasota sunset and enjoy food and beverage from local vendors. Outside food and drink is prohibited. This free concert series takes place rain or shine, it moves indoors in case of inclement weather. 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. The Bayfront Lawn, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL.
June 22, 2018: Enjoy Live Music in the Park at Cafe in the Park with Treedomm. Food service: 6 p.m., Music: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Free admission. Enjoy music, food, weather, and views of Sarasota's most charming little downtown park. Seating is limited so feel free to bring a beach chair or folding chair. Cafe in the Park is just located south of downtown Sarasota in Payne Park, 2010 Adams Lane, Sarasota, FL.
June 23 - July 4, 2018: One of the biggest Sarasota happenings of the year is the Suncoast Offshore Powerboat Racing Festival. The Festival is held annually. This race between million-dollar cigarette boats off one of our finest Gulf of Mexico Beaches is one of the must-see Sarasota happenings of the year. You don't need a ticket for the races and you can come as you are. It's smokin' hot! For more information, go to the Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix Website: http://sarasotapowerboatgrandprix.org/
June 24, 2018: The Suncoast Grand Prix Car Show: Trophies, Live Music, 50/50 Raffle, Food & Beverages For Purchase, Sarasota Ford Super Duty Truck Display, Custom & Ride-In Motorcycle Show. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Gate Admission Fee - $5 Per Person (Ages 12 & Under Are Free). Sarasota Fairgrounds, 3000 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL.
June 24, 2016: It's the 34th Annual Grand Prix FUN RUN Hosted by Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix. Enjoy a great day of boating and fun in support of charity! Stops include marina Jack, Seafood Shack, The Salty Dog (City Island), The Bridge Tender Inn * Dockside Bar. All types of powerboats, leisure craft vessels, jet skis, and personal watercraft are welcome. All proceeds to benefit Suncoast Charities for Children. Registration: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at Marina Jack, Sarasota Bayfront. Shotgun start at 11:00 am. A ll vessels must return to Marina Jack by 3:00 p.m. Prize/Award Ceremony at 4:00 p.m. Live Music and 50/50 Raffle. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. $20 Per Participant - Includes Lunch at Marina Jack & Event T-Shirt. Best Hand Wins - $300 / 2nd Best Hand - $200 / 3rd Best Hand - $100.