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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August

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.

Show events from all categories

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Happy 5th Anniversary Chick-fil-A Cortez

Come help us celebrate our 5th Anniversary on August 1!! Tell your cashier "Happy Anniversary" and you will receive a ...

  • 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Location: Chick-fil-A Cortez Plaza 4573 14th St W, Bradenton, FL
  • Cost: Free Small Cone
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Regal Summer Movie Express

Admission to the Summer Movie Express is only $1. Tickets available for purchase at the box office and all movies ...

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

Preschool Storytime at Braden River Library

Preschool storytime with the Van Wezel Theatre

New Mom and Baby Learning Series

Sarasota Memorial invites all new moms and babies (up to 12 months) to join us for this fun series of ...

  • 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
  • Location: Sarasota Memorial Health Care System 1700 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Informational, 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. ...

Kid's Night at Snook Haven Restaurant

Kid's Night at Snook Haven is back for the Summer! Grab the kids and head on down to Snook Haven ...

Barnes and Noble Summer Game Night's

Our Summer Game Night Series continues! Join us every week to play old classics and discover new favorites. Plus, save ...

Tampa Bay Rays' End of Summer Reading Baseball Bash

Meet a Rays Player, and pick up your reading prizes. Games and activities.

Florida Studio Theatre Presents "Reel" Music

Florida Studio Theatre (FST) announces its first-ever cabaret-style children’s show, Reel Music, a musical journey through the history and heart ...

Palmetto Yoga Class

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

Loomis Brothers Circus Summer Tour

For over 20 years Loomis Bros. Circus has been presenting world-class entertainment to audiences throughout the country. In 2018, we ...

Dive-In Movie at Sun-N-Fun

Dive in Movie every Friday night over the Summer!

One Year Anniversary Party at the Farm House

Come celebrate our 1 year anniversary this weekend. Thank you to all of our great customers who have supported us this ...

Candy's Circus Run at Nathan Benderson Park

Hello Everyone! The third annual Candy's Circus Run will be on August 4th at Nathan Benderson Park featuring a 5k, ...

  • 7:30 am
  • Location: Nathan Benderson Park: 5851 Nathan Benderson Cir, Sarasota, Florida 34235
  • Cost: $20-$35Registration Fee
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Races, Walks, 5Ks

Back to School Resource Fair

The Back to School Resource Fair will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 4, 2018 ...

  • 8:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Location: Morgan Family Community Center 6207 West Price Blvd. North Port, FL
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Repticon Reptile Show

After much demand, Repticon Sarasota has returned to the location where it debuted in 2004 at Sarasota’s Robarts Arena. Roll ...

  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Robarts Arena 3000 Ringling Blvd. Sarasota, FL
  • Cost: $10 (Adult), $5 (Ages 5-12), ages 4 and under are free.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Repticon Reptile Show

After much demand, Repticon Sarasota has returned to the location where it debuted in 2004 at Sarasota’s Robarts Arena. Roll ...

  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Robarts Arena 3000 Ringling Blvd. Sarasota, FL
  • Cost: $10 (Adult), $5 (Ages 5-12), ages 4 and under are free.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Sarasota Lanes 60th Anniversary Celebration

60 Years of Bowling. August 5th 9:30am to 5pm. 60 cent games of bowling

  • 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Sarasota Lanes 2250 Fruitville Rd. Sarasota, FL
  • Cost: .60 Cent games
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Jump Dance Company Open House

Giveaways, Refreshments, Snacks, Balloons, Raffles, Bounce House, Free Trial Classes

Grand Opening of Beach Snoballs

Join us for the grand opening of Beach Snoballs, a hand-crafted shaved ice shop that serves authentic New Orleans-style snoballs ...

  • 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: 28A, S Boulevard of the Presidents, Sarasota, FL 34236
  • Cost: Free to attend
  • Website: beachsnoballs.com
  • Category: Free

Bradenton Marauders Game

Bradenton Marauders vs. Clearwater Threshers. Game starts at 1pm

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 ...

Loomis Brothers Circus Summer Tour

For over 20 years Loomis Bros. Circus has been presenting world-class entertainment to audiences throughout the country. In 2018, we ...

Loomis Brothers Circus Summer Tour

For over 20 years Loomis Bros. Circus has been presenting world-class entertainment to audiences throughout the country. In 2018, we ...

Regal Summer Movie Express

Admission to the Summer Movie Express is only $1. Tickets available for purchase at the box office and all movies ...

Creation of a Superhero at Southeastern Guide Dogs

This informative, multimedia presentation begins with an educational talk about what it takes to create our guide dogs for the ...

Tinkergarten at Bennett Park

Every Tuesday this summer, families meet outdoors to connect and learn through play. In a 5-part class each week, Tinkergarten ...

Tinker Tuesday at North Sarasota Library

A different project every week! Call or visit to find out what it is this week! Ages 6+ August 7- Summer ...

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' ...

Cake Decorating for Kids

It’s almost time to go back to school, but first.... Join us for a kids cake decorating class! Come by and ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Edible Elegance by Eli 3737 Manatee Ave W., Bradenton, FL
  • Cost: $35 per child
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Classes

Regal Summer Movie Express

Admission to the Summer Movie Express is only $1. Tickets available for purchase at the box office and all movies ...

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

Florida Studio Theatre Presents "Reel" Music

Florida Studio Theatre (FST) announces its first-ever cabaret-style children’s show, Reel Music, a musical journey through the history and heart ...

Little Smiles, Lots of Fun

Parkwood Dental is welcoming children under the age of 12 to receive a free exam, cleaning, and fluoride treatment at ...

Florida Studio Theatre Presents "Reel" Music

Florida Studio Theatre (FST) announces its first-ever cabaret-style children’s show, Reel Music, a musical journey through the history and heart ...

Kid's Night at Snook Haven Restaurant

Kid's Night at Snook Haven is back for the Summer! Grab the kids and head on down to Snook Haven ...

Barnes and Noble Summer Game Night's

Our Summer Game Night Series continues! Join us every week to play old classics and discover new favorites. Plus, save ...

Movie Night in the Beer Garden

Join us at 8pm in our beer garden every 2nd Thursday for Movie Night! We recommend bringing a lawn chair ...

Painting with a Fish

Would you like to learn how to Gyotaku? Join “Painting With A Fish” at The Florida Maritime Museum for a ...

Cupcake Decorating for Kids

Almost time to go back to school! So please Join us for some end of summer fun cupcake times! Each ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Edible Elegance by Eli 3737 Manatee Ave W, Bradenton, FL
  • Cost: $35 per child
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Classes

Palmetto Yoga Class

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

Explore Hubble Telescope Missions With a NASA Engineer

Hear firsthand what it has taken to maintain the nearly 30-year-old spacecraft from one of its lead engineers, Marion Riley. Don’t ...

Girl Scout Family Fun Night

Did you hear? August 10 is National S'mores Day! Girl Scouts, being the innovators they are, created the very first ...

Back to School Free Ice Cream at Detwiler's

Detwiler's will be celebrating Back to School with 1 FREE scoop of ice cream (cup or cake cone) for all ...

Nest Nature Days at Robinson Preserve

The brand-new Mosaic Center for Nature, Exploration, Science and Technology will open its doors for a day of exploration. Walk ...

Discover Warm Mineral Springs

Have you always wanted to check out Warm Mineral Springs Park? Daily admission will be waived for all Sarasota County ...

  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Warm Mineral Springs 12200 San Servando Ave, North Port, FL
  • Cost: Free for Sarasota Residents
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Back to School Bash with Sarasota Jungle Gardens

The calendar might say that school bells will be ringing soon with summer vacation coming to an end, but that doesn’t ...

Back to School Bash with Sarasota Jungle Gardens

The calendar might say that school bells will be ringing soon with summer vacation coming to an end, but that doesn’t ...

Back to School Pool Party

Your family is invited to join us for a celebration of the end of summer. This is especially for kids ...

Meteor Shower Viewing Party at Celery Fields

*Perseids Meteor Shower will have it's Peak on a New Moon!! This will make the shower EVEN more visible! Join us ...

Regal Summer Movie Express

Admission to the Summer Movie Express is only $1. Tickets available for purchase at the box office and all movies ...

Tinkergarten at Bennett Park

Every Tuesday this summer, families meet outdoors to connect and learn through play. In a 5-part class each week, Tinkergarten ...

Tinker Tuesday at North Sarasota Library

A different project every week! Call or visit to find out what it is this week! Ages 6+ August 7- Summer ...

Regal Summer Movie Express

Admission to the Summer Movie Express is only $1. Tickets available for purchase at the box office and all movies ...

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

Kid's Night at Snook Haven Restaurant

Kid's Night at Snook Haven is back for the Summer! Grab the kids and head on down to Snook Haven ...

Singer Songwriter Concert Presented By Music Compound

Are you or your young musician interested in learning or growing their passion for songwriting? Join Ms. Aubrey for a ...

Barnes and Noble Summer Game Night's

Our Summer Game Night Series continues! Join us every week to play old classics and discover new favorites. Plus, save ...

Market at Summerfield Park

August 17th at SUMMERFIELD PARK will be live music from HATLEY BAND Market hours 3-8 pm Live music 5-8 pm Join us ...

Friday Fest at the Van Wezel-Cancelled

Join us for The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall’s FREE outdoor summertime concert series! The events run from 5-9pm and ...

Flashback Friday Concert Presented By Music Compound

Looking for a great way to end the summer? Join us at @Music Compound’s free monthly concert on August 17th ...

Open Gym at Platinum Athletics

Two hours to work new skills or perfect skills you already have with USASF Certified Coaches. Ages 4-18 are invited ...

  • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: 1515 Apex Road Sarasota, FL 34240
  • Cost: $10| $5.00 for Platinum Cheerleaders
  • Website: www.weareplatinum.co
  • Category: Classes

Dive-In Movie at Sun-N-Fun

Dive in Movie every Friday night over the Summer!

ReStore Grand Opening

Come help us celebrate the grand opening of our NEW 33,000 sq ft retail store. We will have a bounce ...

Kids Fest at AMF Bowling Cortez

Kids Fest is back! Join us for a fun-filled day on the lanes with great deals and awesome eats! FREE Bowling FREE ...

  • 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: AMF Cortez Lanes 4208 Cortez Rd., Bradenton, Fl
  • Cost: Kids are FREE for 1 Hour
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Free Zip Lacrosse Clinic

Get an inside introduction to our newest sport, Zip Lacrosse! We will get some fundamental drills and skills and play ...

Barnes and Noble Storytime: The Dinosaur Expert

During a field trip to the museum, Kimmy loves to share what she knows about dinosaurs, but when someone asks ...

Family Game Day at Shannon Staub Library

Play board games both new and old; Connect 4, Operation, Candy Land, Chutes and Ladders, Monopoly, and much more! One ...

Sarasota Ballet School Open House

Join us at Sarasota Contemporary Dance (1400 Blvd. of The Arts, 3rd Floor) for an Open House! -Check out our new ...

  • 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Sarasota Ballet School 5555 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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, ...

Tinker Tuesday at North Sarasota Library

A different project every week! Call or visit to find out what it is this week! Ages 6+ August 7- Summer ...

Palma Sola Causeway Red Tide Cleanup

Manatee County's Parks and Natural Resources is hosting two red tide cleanup events this week. The first will take place ...

  • 7:30 am - 9:00 am
  • Location: Palma Sola Causeway, South Side
  • 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

Stelliferous Live at South Florida Museum

Join us for our monthly live star talk, Stelliferous Live with Howard Hochhalter. Stelliferous Live takes place on the fourth ...

  • 7:00 pm
  • Location: South Florida Museum: 201 10th Street West, Bradenton, FL 34205
  • Cost: Museum Members – $3, Non-members – $5
  • Website: www.southfloridamuseum.org
  • Category: Classes

Mom and Me Mindful Story and Craft

Take a little time to unwind and connect with your little one after school. We will enjoy some simple partner ...

  • 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm
  • Location: Expressive Arts Florida 200 S. Washington Blvd. Sarasota, FL
  • Cost: $15
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Barnes and Noble Summer Game Night's

Our Summer Game Night Series continues! Join us every week to play old classics and discover new favorites. Plus, save ...

Open Gym at Platinum Athletics

Two hours to work new skills or perfect skills you already have with USASF Certified Coaches. Ages 4-18 are invited ...

  • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: 1515 Apex Road Sarasota, FL 34240
  • Cost: $10| $5.00 for Platinum Cheerleaders
  • Website: www.weareplatinum.co
  • Category: Classes

Dive-In Movie at Sun-N-Fun

Dive in Movie every Friday night over the Summer!

Fort Hamer Bridge Run

Join us for the 2nd Annual Fort Hamer Bridge 5K/10K. Race event commences at 7:30 am sharp by the Fort ...

New Paddler Day for Breast Cancer Survivors

Join Survivors in Sync on Saturday, August 25th at 8am to give Dragon Boating a try! Each one hour orientation session ...

  • 8:00 am - 9:00 am
  • Location: Nathan Benderson Park 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota, FL
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Classes, Free

Nest Nature Days at Robinson Preserve

The brand-new Mosaic Center for Nature, Exploration, Science and Technology will open its doors for a day of exploration. Walk ...

Englewood Pioneer Days Chalkfest

Now in its 7th year, Englewood will once again transform the ground into a large canvas! This is a wonderful opportunity ...

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Englewood Recreation Center 101 N. Orange St., Englewood, FL
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Free Baton Classes and Show!

The Bradenton Twirling Academy will be hosting a free event for children’s ages 4 and up! We will be putting ...

  • 9:30 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: Sarasota School of Arts and Sciences Gymnasium 645 Central Ave, Sarasota, FL
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Rhea Lana's of Manatee County Consignment Event

VOTED FAVORITE CHILDREN'S BOUTIQUE IN MANATEE COUNTY Rhea Lana's is an upscale semi-annual children's consignment event! Over 400 families selling ...

  • 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Location: Bradenton Area Convention Center - Palmetto, FL
  • Cost: FREE Admission
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Other

Rhea Lana's of Manatee County Consignment Event

VOTED FAVORITE CHILDREN'S BOUTIQUE IN MANATEE COUNTY Rhea Lana's is an upscale semi-annual children's consignment event! Over 400 families selling ...

  • 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • Location: Bradenton Area Convention Center - Palmetto, FL
  • Cost: FREE Admission
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Other

Charlotte Stone Crabs Disability Awareness Night

The Charlotte Stone Crabs baseball team is hosting their 1st Annual Developmental and Intellectual Disability Awareness Night on Monday, August ...

Rhea Lana's of Manatee County Consignment Event

VOTED FAVORITE CHILDREN'S BOUTIQUE IN MANATEE COUNTY Rhea Lana's is an upscale semi-annual children's consignment event! Over 400 families selling ...

  • 9:30 am - 9:00 pm
  • Location: Bradenton Area Convention Center - Palmetto, FL
  • Cost: FREE Admission
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Other

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, ...

Autism Support Group at Fruitville Library

Do you have a child on the autism spectrum? Are you seeking support, strategies and information from others with similar ...

Tinker Tuesday at North Sarasota Library

A different project every week! Call or visit to find out what it is this week! Ages 6+ August 7- Summer ...

Learn to Crochet at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store

Learn basic crochet terminology, how to make a slip knot and crochet a chain, how to single crochet & make ...

  • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: 8441 Cooper Creek Blvd., University Park, FL
  • Cost: $21
  • Website: www.joann.com
  • Category: Classes

MOPS - Mother's of Preschoolers

I'm super excited to announce that Sarasota Alliance Church will be hosting a MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group this fall! ...

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: First Alliance Church 7221 Bee Ridge Rd, Sarasota, FL
  • Cost: 0.00
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Rhea Lana's of Manatee County Consignment Event

VOTED FAVORITE CHILDREN'S BOUTIQUE IN MANATEE COUNTY Rhea Lana's is an upscale semi-annual children's consignment event! Over 400 families selling ...

  • 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: Bradenton Area Convention Center - Palmetto, FL
  • Cost: FREE Admission
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Other

Lakewood Ranch MOPS Open House

Drop in between 9:30 and 11:30am to see what we are all about and register for the year.

  • 9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Location: Lakewood Ranch Baptist Church, 5600 Deer Dr, Lakewood Ranch FL
  • Category: Family Fun, Informational

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

Learn to Knit for Kids at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores- Sarasota

Learn basic knitting terminology, how to cast on, the knit stitch, how to bind off & create a fun beanbag! ...

  • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: 8441 Cooper Creek Blvd, University Park, FL
  • Cost: $21
  • Website: www.joann.com
  • Category: Classes

Barnes and Noble Summer Game Night's

Our Summer Game Night Series continues! Join us every week to play old classics and discover new favorites. Plus, save ...

Open Gym at Platinum Athletics

Two hours to work new skills or perfect skills you already have with USASF Certified Coaches. Ages 4-18 are invited ...

  • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: 1515 Apex Road Sarasota, FL 34240
  • Cost: $10| $5.00 for Platinum Cheerleaders
  • Website: www.weareplatinum.co
  • Category: Classes

Learn to Crochet at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store

Learn basic crochet terminology, how to make a slip knot and crochet a chain, how to single crochet & make ...

  • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: 8441 Cooper Creek Blvd., University Park, FL
  • Cost: $21
  • Website: www.joann.com
  • Category: Classes
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