Sarasota - Manatee

Sarasota and Bradenton Family Events Calendar

The Fun 4 SRQ Kids Calendar is the most comprehensive online family calendar in the Sarasota and Bradenton area. We update our calendar every week to make sure we have all the family-friendly events in the area. Please let us know if you are aware of an event that is not listed! Listings are FREE! Submit Your Event Today!

PLEASE NOTE: Events and programs are subject to last minute cancellations and changes. Before attending, please contact the business or event host to confirm that the event/program is still taking place, and to register or RSVP if required.


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December 17

Family fun events like festivals, carnivals, fairs, family fun days and more.

Events and programs for families with kids with special needs.

Races, walks, 5Ks that kids and families can participate in.

Informational presentations such as talks, seminars, and demonstrations.

Family friendly shows and concerts.

Family friendly events and programs taking place at area libraries.

Casting calls for productions and performances in need of kids under 18.

Other family-friendly events like mini-photo sessions consignment sales and other events that don't fit into another category.

Sporting events and home games for local sports teams.

One time classes open to kids and families.

Events and pageants where kids or families compete to win a title or prize.

Holiday events with themes focused on specific holidays like Halloween, Christmas, Easter, 4th of July, etc.

Ongoing family programs that occur on an ongoing basis such as every week or every month.

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Sunday Toddler Time at Sky Zone

Ages 4 and under only $8. 1 Parent per child is free, additional parent is $8 if they are going ...

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: Sky Zone Sarasota: 6180 Edgelake Drive, Sarasota, FL 34240
  • Cost: $8 for children 4 and under. 1 Parent is Free, Additional Parent is $8.
  • Website: www.skyzone.com
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Annual Gingerbread Festival

Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida is excited to announce our 2017 Gingerbread Festival. We hope you’ll join us, either as ...

Storytelling with Santa and the Christmas Fairy

Join us for an afternoon with Santa and his Christmas Fairy at the Powel Crosley Palace in Sarasota, FL. Start ...

  • 11:00 am
  • Location: 8374 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida 34243
  • Cost: Tickets $32 Adults Children 2 to 12 $17 Infants under 2 complimentary
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Elf Workshop and Cookie Bar at the Sarasota Children's Garden

Santa is turning our Painted Bird Art Gallery into an Elf Workshop for the Holidays! Come decorate your own birdhouse ...

Gingerbread Houses for Kids Cooking Class at Publix Aprons Cooking School

Forgo the mess at home, and bring the family here! This class allows you and your children (up to three ...

  • 1:00 pm
  • Location: Publix Aprons Cooking School: 2875 University Parkway, Sarasota, FL
  • Cost: $60 for 4 people
  • Website: www.publix.com
  • Category: Classes

Family-Oriented Programs at Sarasota County Libraries

Sarasota Public Library System offers a variety of ongoing programs for children each day including story times, LEGO Club, crafts, ...

Victorian Christmas Tea Manatee Village Historical Park

You are cordially invited to a Victorian Christmas Tea at Manatee Village Historical Park… Bonnie Calliotte, of De’Tours Traveling Tea Room, ...

  • 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Manatee Village Historical Park | 1404 Manatee Ave East (SR 64) Bradenton, FL 34208
  • Cost: $20
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

North Pole Express

North Pole Express November 30 December 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18.

  • 5:30 pm
  • Location: Florida Railroad Museum, 12210 83rd St E., Parrish, FL 34219
  • Cost: varies, see website
  • Website: www.frrm.org
  • Category: Family Fun

Preschool and Mom Playgroup at Woodland Community Church

Everyone will meet in the gym, bounce on the jumpers, play with balls and other fun gym toys. A great ...

Toddler Time at Sky Zone

Ages 5 and under only $8. 1 Parent per child is free, additional parent is $8 if they are going ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Sky Zone Sarasota: 6180 Edgelake Drive, Sarasota, FL 34240
  • Cost: $8 for children 5 and under. 1 Parent is Free, Additional Parent is $8.
  • Website: www.skyzone.com
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Stroller Tours at The Ringling

Join a museum educator to stroll the museum on a one-hour, interactive tour for infants and their caregivers. This tour ...

  • 10:00 am
  • Location: The Ringling Education Art Library 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34243
  • Cost: free with museum admission
  • Website: www.ringling.org
  • Category: Ongoing Programs
  • 11:00 am
  • Location: Learning Express Toys: 8451 Cooper Creek Boulevard University Park, Bradenton FL
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Sarasota Children's Garden "Art Rocks"

"ART ROCKS" mornings come do a cool art project to take home in our Painted Bird Art Gallery. Free for ...

Toddler Play Day/Open Gym at Evo Athletics

Parent participation required. Ages walking – 5 years old.

  • 9:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Location: EVO Athletics: 7188 East 15th Street, Unit 2, Sarasota, FL 34243
  • Cost: $15
  • Website: evoathletics.com
  • Category: Classes

Sarasota Children's Garden "Teaching Garden"

We welcome you and your children to visit our "Teaching Garden" Wednesday mornings from 10am to noon. This little garden ...

Mommy and Me at Mote: Wednesday Mornings

Children and their favorite adults learn together through marine-themed crafts, games, songs, stories and role play and then enjoy a ...

  • 10:00 am
  • Location: Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236
  • Cost: One class: $14 for Mote members ($5 for each additional child); $18 for non-members ($6 for each additional child).
  • Website: mote.org
  • Category: Family Fun

Storytime at Barnes and Noble

Join us for Storytime -- reading, singing and activities! Fun for all!

Daytime Open Gym at Lakewood Ranch Gymnastics

This is a time where kids (ages 18 months to 18 years) can enjoy non-structured free time in the gym. ...

Mommy and Me at Mote: Thursday Morning

Children and their favorite adults learn together through marine-themed crafts, games, songs, stories and role play and then enjoy a ...

  • 10:00 am
  • Location: Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236
  • Cost: One class: $16 for Mote members ($6 for each additional child); $20 for non-members ($7 for each additional child).
  • Website: mote.org
  • Category: Family Fun

Toddler Time at Sky Zone

Ages 5 and under only $8. 1 Parent per child is free, additional parent is $8 if they are going ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Sky Zone Sarasota: 6180 Edgelake Drive, Sarasota, FL 34240
  • Cost: $8 for children 5 and under. 1 Parent is Free, Additional Parent is $8.
  • Website: www.skyzone.com
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Gulf Coast Music Therapy Music Class at Swim Gym

Drop-ins welcome! Classes are at 11am every Thursday. Come join our hosts Gulf Coast Music Therapy for a 30 minute ...

  • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Location: 5002 Lena Road, Suite 102 Bradenton Bradenton, FL 34211
  • Cost: $12 a class or get a punch card for $40 for 4 classes.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Classes

Crafts at Learning Express Toys

Join us for a fun craft activity! Requires reservations

Mommy and Me at Mote: Thursday Afternoons

Children and their favorite adults learn together through marine-themed crafts, games, songs, stories and role play and then enjoy a ...

  • 1:20 pm
  • Location: Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236
  • Cost: One class: $16 for Mote members ($6 for each additional child); $20 for non-members ($7 for each additional child).
  • Website: mote.org
  • Category: Family Fun

Movement Dance Kids Christmas Fest

Come spend the day with the Movement Dance Company! While mom and dad finish their last minute shopping and holiday ...

  • 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Location: The MOVEment Dance Company 4602 E SR 64, Bradenton, Florida 34208
  • Cost: $25/session
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Live Nativity at the Big Cat Habitat

Join us for a Live Nativity at the Big Cat Habitat!

  • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary, 7101 Palmer Blvd, Sarasota, Florida 34240
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Open Gym and Clinics at South Florida Gymnastics

South Florida Gymnastics offers 3 fun options every Friday for ages 5 and up! Handstand/ Cartwheel Clinic from 4:00-5:00pm This clinic is ...

Gymnastics Open Gym at North Port Gymnastics

Tiny Tumblers 18 mos to 5 years North Port Gymnastics offers 2 Friday Open Gym sessions divided by age group! Tiny ...

Movement Dance Kids Christmas Fest

Come spend the day with the Movement Dance Company! While mom and dad finish their last minute shopping and holiday ...

  • 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: The MOVEment Dance Company 4602 E SR 64, Bradenton, Florida 34208
  • Cost: $25/session
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

AMC Sensory Friendly Films

AMC is proud to partner with the Autism Society to offer unique movie showings where we turn the lights up, ...

Sarabay Kids Zone at Bradenton Farmers Market

Join our Community Partners for family and health-oriented activities every week. Every Week – Sarabay Kids Zone is a free-to-the-community ...

Free Junior Golf Clinic

Evie’s Golf Center has proudly provided free junior clinics for over 10 years! Taught by our staff of PGA Professionals, ...

  • 9:00 am - 9:45 am
  • Location: Evie's Family Golf Center: 4735 Bee Ridge Rd, Sarasota, FL 34233
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: eviesgolf.com
  • Category: Classes

Circus Clinic at South Florida Gymnastics

This hour long clinic will teach participants the beginnings of the circus arts. Participants will get to try a variety ...

  • 9:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Location: South Florida Gymnastics: 3241 59th Drive East, Bradenton, FL
  • Cost: $15 per class
  • Website: www.sfgymcheer.com
  • Category: Classes

Michaels Kids Club Class

Michaels Kids Club offers weekly kids classes on Saturday mornings to allow the kids to make and take crafts! Check ...

Sunday Toddler Time at Sky Zone

Ages 4 and under only $8. 1 Parent per child is free, additional parent is $8 if they are going ...

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: Sky Zone Sarasota: 6180 Edgelake Drive, Sarasota, FL 34240
  • Cost: $8 for children 4 and under. 1 Parent is Free, Additional Parent is $8.
  • Website: www.skyzone.com
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Miracle on Palm Ave

We cordially invite you, your friends, and family to Miracle on Palm Ave at Louies Modern on Christmas Eve, December ...

Live Nativity at the Big Cat Habitat

Join us for a Live Nativity at the Big Cat Habitat!

  • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary, 7101 Palmer Blvd, Sarasota, Florida 34240
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Deck The Halls! at Florida Studio Theatre

A brand new rendition of everything that makes the holidays in Sarasota special. With all new songs and sketches, audiences ...

Let's Go Skating! at Stardust Skate Center

Let's Go Skating! Join us at Stardust for a fun and exciting roller-inline skating session, filled with your favorite songs, games, ...

Family-Oriented Programs at Sarasota County Libraries

Sarasota Public Library System offers a variety of ongoing programs for children each day including story times, LEGO Club, crafts, ...

Toddler Time at Sky Zone

Ages 5 and under only $8. 1 Parent per child is free, additional parent is $8 if they are going ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Sky Zone Sarasota: 6180 Edgelake Drive, Sarasota, FL 34240
  • Cost: $8 for children 5 and under. 1 Parent is Free, Additional Parent is $8.
  • Website: www.skyzone.com
  • Category: Ongoing Programs
  • 11:00 am
  • Location: Learning Express Toys: 8451 Cooper Creek Boulevard University Park, Bradenton FL
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Sarasota Children's Garden "Art Rocks"

"ART ROCKS" mornings come do a cool art project to take home in our Painted Bird Art Gallery. Free for ...

Youth Aerial Yoga Class at Circusoul

Youth Aerial Yoga (AGES 7-12) @ CircuSoul Yoga This youth yoga class is a great fit for the modern kid. Our ...

Chick-fil-a Family Night

Well, let us be the first to tell you about our Chick-fil-A Family Nights! We offer Family Nights to bring ...

Toddler Play Day/Open Gym at Evo Athletics

Parent participation required. Ages walking – 5 years old.

  • 9:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Location: EVO Athletics: 7188 East 15th Street, Unit 2, Sarasota, FL 34243
  • Cost: $15
  • Website: evoathletics.com
  • Category: Classes

Sarasota Children's Garden "Teaching Garden"

We welcome you and your children to visit our "Teaching Garden" Wednesday mornings from 10am to noon. This little garden ...

Storytime at Barnes and Noble

Join us for Storytime -- reading, singing and activities! Fun for all!

Daytime Open Gym at Lakewood Ranch Gymnastics

This is a time where kids (ages 18 months to 18 years) can enjoy non-structured free time in the gym. ...

Sailor Circus presents High Flying Holidays

Experience the wonder of the Holidays! Come celebrate with the whole family at this annual production featuring students ages 8-18. ...

Toddler Time at Sky Zone

Ages 5 and under only $8. 1 Parent per child is free, additional parent is $8 if they are going ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Sky Zone Sarasota: 6180 Edgelake Drive, Sarasota, FL 34240
  • Cost: $8 for children 5 and under. 1 Parent is Free, Additional Parent is $8.
  • Website: www.skyzone.com
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Gulf Coast Music Therapy Music Class at Swim Gym

Drop-ins welcome! Classes are at 11am every Thursday. Come join our hosts Gulf Coast Music Therapy for a 30 minute ...

  • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Location: 5002 Lena Road, Suite 102 Bradenton Bradenton, FL 34211
  • Cost: $12 a class or get a punch card for $40 for 4 classes.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Classes

Crafts at Learning Express Toys

Join us for a fun craft activity! Requires reservations

Sailor Circus presents High Flying Holidays

Experience the wonder of the Holidays! Come celebrate with the whole family at this annual production featuring students ages 8-18. ...

Lil' Picasso Class

A unique art program for children ages 3-6 designed to involve younger children in the creative process. We will explore ...

Sailor Circus presents High Flying Holidays

Experience the wonder of the Holidays! Come celebrate with the whole family at this annual production featuring students ages 8-18. ...

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker at Van Wezel

The biggest Christmas experience of the year! The original, direct from Russia, Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker! “Knock Out!” Raves ...

Open Gym and Clinics at South Florida Gymnastics

South Florida Gymnastics offers 3 fun options every Friday for ages 5 and up! Handstand/ Cartwheel Clinic from 4:00-5:00pm This clinic is ...

Gymnastics Open Gym at North Port Gymnastics

Tiny Tumblers 18 mos to 5 years North Port Gymnastics offers 2 Friday Open Gym sessions divided by age group! Tiny ...

Holly Days and Mangrove Lights at Historic Spanish Point

Experience the beauty of our historic museum and grounds decorated for the holiday season. Miniature white lights on our trees ...

Circus Clinic at South Florida Gymnastics

This hour long clinic will teach participants the beginnings of the circus arts. Participants will get to try a variety ...

  • 9:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Location: South Florida Gymnastics: 3241 59th Drive East, Bradenton, FL
  • Cost: $15 per class
  • Website: www.sfgymcheer.com
  • Category: Classes

Sarabay Kids Zone at Bradenton Farmers Market

Join our Community Partners for family and health-oriented activities every week. Every Week – Sarabay Kids Zone is a free-to-the-community ...

Free Junior Golf Clinic

Evie’s Golf Center has proudly provided free junior clinics for over 10 years! Taught by our staff of PGA Professionals, ...

  • 9:00 am - 9:45 am
  • Location: Evie's Family Golf Center: 4735 Bee Ridge Rd, Sarasota, FL 34233
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: eviesgolf.com
  • Category: Classes

Sarasota Children's Garden Wild Crafting for the Wild Child

Do you have a child that loves to craft? Then our "Wild Crafting" class is for them every saturday in ...

Michaels Kids Club Class

Michaels Kids Club offers weekly kids classes on Saturday mornings to allow the kids to make and take crafts! Check ...

New Years Eve Pineapple Drop

Bring in the New Year at the Sarasota's Pineapple Drop Celebration! This FREE annual downtown Sarasota event attracts between 20,000 ...

Sunday Toddler Time at Sky Zone

Ages 4 and under only $8. 1 Parent per child is free, additional parent is $8 if they are going ...

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: Sky Zone Sarasota: 6180 Edgelake Drive, Sarasota, FL 34240
  • Cost: $8 for children 4 and under. 1 Parent is Free, Additional Parent is $8.
  • Website: www.skyzone.com
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Let's Go Skating! at Stardust Skate Center

Let's Go Skating! Join us at Stardust for a fun and exciting roller-inline skating session, filled with your favorite songs, games, ...

Youth Aerial Yoga Class at Circusoul

Youth Aerial Yoga (AGES 7-12) @ CircuSoul Yoga This youth yoga class is a great fit for the modern kid. Our ...

Hip Hop Skate at Astro Skate Family Fun Center

Astro Skate is continually striving to bring family entertainment to our customers. We believe in finding ways to get the ...

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