Sarasota Happenings in the Month of August

With August here, it's time to get out the calendar and choose the right events to attend. Many things are happening in the Sarasota area in August. Here are some of the top events to round out the month.

In The Round - August 2nd to August 4th

The Fusion dancers will perform and the New College of Florida black box theater. This is an intimate show with dialogue with the audience. Showtimes range depending on the day.

Meet the Sky - August 12th at 8pm

Discover the night sky with Eve Prang Plews. Spot constellations, look at start and enjoy the beautiful planets through a telescope. This event happens at Siesta Key Beach Pavilion and it's free for all ages.

Van Wezel Friday Fest on the Bay - August 16th at 5pm

Impulse will play at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center for this fun Friday Fest event. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the concert.

NRA First Steps Pistol Course - August 17t at 8am

If you've always wanted to learn about pistol safety, the NRA Certified Instructors will be on hand to teach according to the Florida Concealed Carry Permit requirements. This class will be held at the AmericInn Hotel Conference Room.

The Fabulous Independent Film Festival - August 23rd to 25th

Three days full of LGBT cinema and nine featured films come to the Burns Court Cinemas for this festival. Many short films will also be available and this event is happening in association with the Harvey Milk Festival.

Sarasota SUP Race Series - August 24th from 7am to 4pm

The First Annual Sarasota SUP Race Series features three races and August marks the time for the second race. This event will be held at Nathan Benderson Park.

All of these events, along with many more, provide a unique look at Sarasota. Come out and enjoy as many as you can handle and bring the family.

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