It’s autumn in Sarasota, and there’s no better time to get out and about. Whether you’re taking a tour of the city streets, enjoying the fresh air of Sarasota Bay, or walking one of the area’s famous white-sand beaches, you’re sure to find plenty to do.
From art festivals to aerial orchid displays, here are just a few of the upcoming events to keep an eye out for:
- Asolo Outdoors. Theater buffs and nature lovers alike will enjoy Asolo Repertory Theater’s fresh approach to a Shakespeare classic: Much Ado About Nothing. The outdoor performance will take place at the NEST Center at the Robinson Preserve Expansion. Performances will take place from October 1 – November 17, and registration is free.
- Selby’s Orchid Show. Situated on Sarasota Bay, Selby Botanical Gardens offers a lush outdoor escape all year round – and the annual Orchid Show is a crowning seasonal event. This year’s theme, Aerialists from the Tree Top to the Big Top! will feature high-flying displays that relate the beauty of epiphytic orchids to the “drama and theatricality” of the circus. General admission is $15 for adults, and the show will be open from October 9 to November 28.
- Armand’s Art Festival. Located in Sarasota’s elegant shopping district, this festival hosts more than 200 artists every year. Take a tour and enjoy art across spectrum of media – sculpture, photography, glass, paintings, ceramics, jewelry, mixed media and more! Open Saturday, November 13 and Sunday, November 14, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.
- Fresh Food and Fresh Air. Established in 1979, the Sarasota Farmers Market is a staple of the community – and, as the weather gets cooler, now is a great time to take pay it a visit. The market is open Saturdays, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. year-round. Alternatively, you might choose to visit the (slightly more relaxed) Siesta Key Farmers Market on Sundays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Of course, there’s plenty more to discover here … whether you’re relaxing on Siesta Key’s famous beaches or taking in a world-class artistic performance at the Sarasota Ballet or Sarasota Opera.
At The Glenridge’s upcoming Northside Neighborhood, members will enjoy privacy, security and exquisite natural beauty – all just minutes away from the culture and beauty of downtown Sarasota. Send us a message or give our Life Planning Team a call at 888-999-GLEN (4536) to schedule your telephone appointment or personal tour.
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