Fri, May 24th, 8pm | Movies Under the Stars: Moana | The Green at UTC | 125 N Cattlemen Road

Adventure awaits at Movies Under the Stars! Join for a free showing of "Moana" on Friday, May 24. The festivities begin at 7 pm with special character meet-and-greets, complimentary face painting, and onsite concessions. The movie will start after sunset, around 8 pm. Families and friends of all ages are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets and grab dinner from one of the many eateries around UTC. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Sat, May 25th, 12pm | Parrish Art, Music, and Food Festival | 7945 121st Ave E

Dive into a day brimming with creativity, melodies, and delectable flavors at the Parrish Art Music & Food Festival! Step into an immersive experience where art, music, and culinary delights converge under the canopy of trees. Explore a diverse array of art pieces, sway to the rhythms of live music and local DJs, and savor an array of mouthwatering dishes. Join in this unique celebration that weaves together the best of art, music, and food!


Sat-Sun, May 25th-26th, 10am | St. Armands Fine Art Festival | St. Armands Circle | 434 St Armand Circle

Embark on a journey of artistic discovery at the St. Armands Fine Art Festival in Sarasota's St. Armands Circle. This Memorial Day weekend event invites you to explore a stunning outdoor gallery featuring works of fine art and craftsmanship from Florida and beyond. Delight in sculptures, jewelry, paintings, photography, and more, crafted by artisans whose creations grace esteemed collections nationwide. Engage with the artists, learn about their techniques, and perhaps even commission a bespoke piece for your home or office. Let the beauty of art enrich your life and inspire you daily.


Sun, May 26th, 10am | AquaPalooza | New Pass Sandbar | 1717 Ken Thompson Parkway

Get ready for the ultimate sandbar party as AquaPalooza makes its triumphant return! Head to New Pass Sandbar for an unforgettable Sunday filled with live music across genres, courtesy of MarineMax Sarasota’s Marina. Boaters, kayakers, paddle boarders, and water enthusiasts of all kinds are invited to join in the festivities free of charge. With performances by Bain Beakley, The Dr. Dave Band, and Scarlet Drive, this is a celebration you won't want to miss.


Sun, May 26th, 5pm | Tribute to Heroes Block Party & Parade | Lakewood Ranch Main Street | 8100 Lakewood Main Street

Join the annual Tribute to Heroes Block Party & Parade on Lakewood Main Street, proudly presented by Veteran Air and Tommy's Express Car Wash. This beloved event honors our local veterans and heroes, offering a vibrant parade with captivating floats and live entertainment. Indulge in a diverse selection of food and drinks while exploring vendor offerings, and kids can enjoy engaging activities. Admission is free, so gather with the community for an unforgettable evening of gratitude and celebration.