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!

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Preschool Bible Activity Time

Each week preschoolers learn about a different bible story, sing and do crafts. We have lots of FUN!

  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: Lifeway Christian Store 5421 Fruitville Rd. Sarasota, FL 34232
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Wednesday Storytime at Barnes and Noble

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

Musical Instrument Workshop at Gulf Gate Library

Musical instruments come in all shapes, sizes, and materials. We will provide the materials from paper to straws to craft ...

Code with Scratch Jr. at Selby Library

Children ages 5-7 may learn to code with Scratch Jr. Space is available on a first come, first served basis. ...

Read with the Dogs at Gulf Gate Library

Children are invited to read with certified pet therapy dogs every Wednesday at Gulf Gate Library form 4 - 5 ...

  • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Gulf Gate Library 7112 Curtiss Ave Sarasota, FL 34231
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Kreative Kids at Create U DIY

​Looking for something to do this summer? Beat the heat and rain and come share the pride and satisfaction of ...

  • 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Location: Create U DIY Workshop 5045 Fruitville Rd., Sarasota, FL
  • Cost: $25-$60
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Summer Fun Club: Magic Day

Join The Mall at UTC for the seventh Summer Fun Club of the season! This week's theme is Magic Day. ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: The Mall at UTC 140 University Town Center Dr. Sarasota, FL
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Mad Science of Sounds at Manatee County Library

Children will learn about the Science of Summer Sounds, such as crickets, squirrels, birds and more. Audience members will make ...

  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: Island Branch Library 5701 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, FL
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.mymanatee.org
  • Category: Free

ROAR! Ringling Order of Art Readers

Stories and illustrations are often a child’s first exposure to the joy of reading and the wonder of art. ROAR! ...

  • 10:30 am
  • Location: The Ringling Education Art Library 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34243
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: www.ringling.org
  • Category: Free

Crafts at Learning Express Toys

Join us for a fun craft activity! Requires reservations

  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Learning Express Toys: 8451 Cooper Creek Boulevard University Park, Bradenton FL
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: learningexpress.com
  • Category: Free

Downtown Venice Christmas in July

Forget your stresses and get in the spirit at the Downtown Venice “Christmas in July”. You can catch Santa and ...

  • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Venice Main St., 101 W. Venice Ave, Venice, FL
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

ROAR! Ringling Order of Art Readers

Stories and illustrations are often a child’s first exposure to the joy of reading and the wonder of art. ROAR! ...

  • 10:30 am
  • Location: The Ringling Education Art Library 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34243
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: www.ringling.org
  • Category: Free

Palmetto Yoga Class

New weekly temporary class which meets from June 22 to August 10, 2018. Sponsored by the Friends of Palmetto Library. ...

  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Location: Palmetto Library 923 6th Street West, Palmetto, FL
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Free Children's Vision Screenings at Elsie Quirk Library

Englewood Lions Club will offer FREE children's vision screenings at Elsie Quirk Library on Friday, July 20 from 1 - ...

A Page From the Outdoors (ages 6 to 8)

Visit with Manatee County Parks & Natural Resources every Friday during the summer at Palmetto Library where they will present ...

  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Location: Palmetto Library 923 6th St. W., Palmetto, FL
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Drive, Chip and Putt Golf Boot Camp for Kids

Drive, Chip and Putt Boot camp for kids. Qualifying students compete at Augusta National!

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Bobby Jones Golf Club 1000 Circus Blvd. Sarasota, FL
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.bjgc365.com
  • Category: Free

Weekly Storytime at LifeWay

Each week we read a different book, and a bible story. We also provide a coloring sheet and snacks.

  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: LifeWay 5421 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Downtown Venice Christmas in July

Forget your stresses and get in the spirit at the Downtown Venice “Christmas in July”. You can catch Santa and ...

  • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Venice Main St., 101 W. Venice Ave, Venice, FL
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

An Apple a Day Learning Academy Open House

Pleased to announce our first Open House in our new space. Families interested in learning a little more about our ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Location: 1050 South Tuttle Avenue, Sarasota, FL
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Make Moon Dough at Learning Express

Feel like you’ve landed on the moon and make your own moon dough to take home! Reservation required. Must call ...

  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Learning Express Toys 8451 Cooper Creek Blvd. Bradenton, FL
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Free Basketball Skills Clinic

Free skills clinic for kids 8-14!

Beach Market at Coquina Beach

You will find local artists, arts and crafts, jewelry, fresh produce, plants, apparel, pottery, purses, collectibles, health and beauty items, ...

  • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Location: 2650 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach, FL
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Family Summer Camp at Bass Pro Shops

Free Games and Activities Free Crafts- A different craft each week Free Workshops- Fishing, Conservation, Water Sports, Camping, Shooting sports, and more! ...

  • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Bass Pro Shops 10501 Palm River Rd., Tampa, FL
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.basspro.com
  • Category: Free

Free Family Yoga Class

Bring the whole family for an hour of songs and games exploring yoga, meditation, and breathing in a creative, kid-friendly, ...

  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Location: Circussoul Yoga 4141 S. Tamiami Trail #6 Sarasota, FL 34231
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Museum of Art Mondays at The Ringling

Join us on Mondays, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM for a special art-making program tied to objects you can find ...

  • 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Location: The Ringling: 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34243
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: www.ringling.org
  • Category: Free

Mad Science Weekly at Manatee Library

School ages on most Mondays at Downtown Library during the summer. JUN 4: Fire and Ice Show JUN 18: Up, Up ...

  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Location: Manatee County Library 1301 Barcarrota Blvd., Bradenton, FL
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Build It at Selby Library

Build It! - Drop in at Selby Library from 2 - 4 p.m. and to create anything you want out ...

  • 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Selby Library 1331 First St., Sarasota, FL
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Summer Sci Club at Manatee County Library

Like science and fun? Then Downtown Library's Sci Club is for you! Work on these projects individually or team up ...

  • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Manatee County Publice Library 1301 Barcarrota Blvd. Bradenton, FL
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Read with the Dogs at North Sarasota Library

Children are invited to read with certified pet therapy dogs. This program encourages conversation and develops reading and communication skills. The dogs ...

Woodland Church Preschool and Moms Play Group

Join us every Tuesday for this FREE program. There will be age appropriate activities for infants through 4-years-old. Bounce on ...

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Woodland Community Church 9607 State Road 70 E Bradenton, FL 34202
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.woodlandministries.com
  • Category: Free

Baby Rhyme and Sign at Gulf Gate Library

Sign Language program for children 0 - 2 1/2 years old. Learn with Beebo the Signing Bear using songs, books, ...

Tuesday Story Time at Learning Express Toys

Join us for Story Time and a Craft!

  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Learning Express Toys: 8451 Cooper Creek Blvd., Bradenton FL
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Juggling Workshop at Fruitville Library

Ages 6 and up. Learn how to juggle using scarves and bean bags with pro Gerard Tricarico. Limit 25.

Kids Summer Beach Run at Siesta Key Beach

Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources, New Balance Sarasota and Sarasota Crew are proud to present the 2018 Kids' ...

  • 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: Siesta Key Beach Pavilion near Playground
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Preschool Bible Activity Time

Each week preschoolers learn about a different bible story, sing and do crafts. We have lots of FUN!

  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: Lifeway Christian Store 5421 Fruitville Rd. Sarasota, FL 34232
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Wednesday Storytime at Barnes and Noble

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

Code with Scratch Jr. at Selby Library

Children ages 5-7 may learn to code with Scratch Jr. Space is available on a first come, first served basis. ...

Read with the Dogs at Gulf Gate Library

Children are invited to read with certified pet therapy dogs every Wednesday at Gulf Gate Library form 4 - 5 ...

  • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Gulf Gate Library 7112 Curtiss Ave Sarasota, FL 34231
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Nokomis Beach Drum Circle

Nokomis Beach Drum Circle is located in Sarasota County at the main beach area on Casey Key. Every Wednesday and ...

  • 5:30 pm
  • Location: Nokomis Public Beach: 201 South Casey Key Road Nokomis, FL
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Summer Storybook Theater

This is a FREE community event for children ages 2-6. Event will include a theatrical presentation, theme craft and snack, ...

  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: Foundations Christian Montessori Academy 4141 Desoto Rd. Sarasota, FL
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Summer Fun Club: Princess Day

Join The Mall at UTC for the final Summer Fun Club of the season! This week's theme is a Princess ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: The Mall at UTC 140 University Town Center Dr. Sarasota, FL
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

ROAR! Ringling Order of Art Readers

Stories and illustrations are often a child’s first exposure to the joy of reading and the wonder of art. ROAR! ...

  • 10:30 am
  • Location: The Ringling Education Art Library 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34243
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: www.ringling.org
  • Category: Free

Crafts at Learning Express Toys

Join us for a fun craft activity! Requires reservations

  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Learning Express Toys: 8451 Cooper Creek Boulevard University Park, Bradenton FL
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: learningexpress.com
  • Category: Free

Ringling Family Activities at Art after 5

Join us on Thursday nights to receive discounted admission to the museum as well as a special activities for families. ...

  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: The Ringling: 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34243
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: www.ringling.org
  • Category: Free

ROAR! Ringling Order of Art Readers

Stories and illustrations are often a child’s first exposure to the joy of reading and the wonder of art. ROAR! ...

  • 10:30 am
  • Location: The Ringling Education Art Library 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34243
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: www.ringling.org
  • Category: Free

Palmetto Yoga Class

New weekly temporary class which meets from June 22 to August 10, 2018. Sponsored by the Friends of Palmetto Library. ...

  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Location: Palmetto Library 923 6th Street West, Palmetto, FL
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

A Page From the Outdoors (ages 6 to 8)

Visit with Manatee County Parks & Natural Resources every Friday during the summer at Palmetto Library where they will present ...

  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Location: Palmetto Library 923 6th St. W., Palmetto, FL
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Family Fun Day at Venice Art Center

Free Family Fun! Arts and Crafts Face Painting Food and Drinks Steel Drum Music

  • 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Location: Venice Art Center 390 Nokomis Ave. S., Venice, FL
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Weekly Storytime at LifeWay

Each week we read a different book, and a bible story. We also provide a coloring sheet and snacks.

  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: LifeWay 5421 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

G.I.R.L. Summer Sizzler

Come out for games, fun, Girl Scouting, prizes and more! This community event will bring together Charlotte, Sarasota, Manatee, Hardee ...

  • 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: 4740 Cattleman Road Sarasota, FL
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Hoop Fest and Community Cookout

3 Point Shootout-Registration Required Elementary 12pm-1pm Middle 1pm-2pm High School 2pm-3pm Free Food, Drinks, Prizes and More!

  • 11:00 am
  • Location: 13th Ave Dream Center 922 24th St. E, Bradenton, FL
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Beach Market at Coquina Beach

You will find local artists, arts and crafts, jewelry, fresh produce, plants, apparel, pottery, purses, collectibles, health and beauty items, ...

  • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Location: 2650 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach, FL
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Westfield Sarasota Square's Full Inclusion Back to School Bash

Join us at the Westfield Mall's Full Inclusion Back to School Bash this summer while your family prepares for the ...

  • 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Westfield Sarasota Square 8201 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, Florida 34238
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Summer Fun Night at Bridge Church

Mark your calendars! On Sunday, July 29th we will be having a huge family event from 5-8pm! We are inviting ...

  • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: The Bridge Church 4000 75th St. W., Bradenton, FL
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Museum of Art Mondays at The Ringling

Join us on Mondays, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM for a special art-making program tied to objects you can find ...

  • 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Location: The Ringling: 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34243
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: www.ringling.org
  • Category: Free

Build It at Selby Library

Build It! - Drop in at Selby Library from 2 - 4 p.m. and to create anything you want out ...

  • 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Selby Library 1331 First St., Sarasota, FL
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Read with the Dogs at North Sarasota Library

Children are invited to read with certified pet therapy dogs. This program encourages conversation and develops reading and communication skills. The dogs ...

Woodland Church Preschool and Moms Play Group

Join us every Tuesday for this FREE program. There will be age appropriate activities for infants through 4-years-old. Bounce on ...

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Woodland Community Church 9607 State Road 70 E Bradenton, FL 34202
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.woodlandministries.com
  • Category: Free

Baby Rhyme and Sign at Gulf Gate Library

Sign Language program for children 0 - 2 1/2 years old. Learn with Beebo the Signing Bear using songs, books, ...

Tuesday Story Time at Learning Express Toys

Join us for Story Time and a Craft!

  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Learning Express Toys: 8451 Cooper Creek Blvd., Bradenton FL
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Juggling Workshop at Fruitville Library

Ages 6 and up. Learn how to juggle using scarves and bean bags with pro Gerard Tricarico. Limit 25.

Kids Summer Beach Run at Siesta Key Beach

Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources, New Balance Sarasota and Sarasota Crew are proud to present the 2018 Kids' ...

  • 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: Siesta Key Beach Pavilion near Playground
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free
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