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Exciting June Events in Sarasota and Surrounding Areas

Welcome to an exhilarating month of events in Sarasota and the surrounding areas! From the celebrated Sarasota Music Festival to the fun-filled Freedom Fest, there’s something for everyone. Here’s a detailed look at what you can look forward to:

June 1-23: Sarasota Music Festival – “Music Unbound”

The Sarasota Orchestra proudly presents the 60th anniversary of the Sarasota Music Festival, themed “Music Unbound.” This three-week extravaganza will feature performances, coaching, and masterclasses, showcasing rising stars and established musicians from around the globe. Enjoy a series of Artist Showcases, Friday Festivals, and Saturday Symphonies across various venues. Don’t miss out on the best of classical music and the opportunity to witness young musicians reaching new heights.

June 2: Summer Movie Nights at CoolToday Park

Kicking off the summer season, CoolToday Park brings back its popular Summer Movie Nights on Sundays in June and July. The first screening is “Wonka” on June 2 at 6 p.m. Tickets are affordable, with children under three admitted for free. Enjoy a family-friendly evening under the stars with movies projected on the scoreboard. For more information, visit CoolToday Park.

June 8: World Ocean Day at Siesta Beach

Celebrate World Ocean Day with a beach cleanup and interactive educational village at Siesta Beach. Starting at 8 a.m., join fellow volunteers in preserving our beautiful beaches, followed by educational activities beginning at 9:30 a.m. This event is a fantastic opportunity to learn about environmental stewardship and earn service hours.

June 9: Music in the Gardens at Sarasota Garden Club

The Sarasota Garden Club presents an enchanting evening of music with violinist Elijah Luzginov. From 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., enjoy wine, hors d’oeuvres, and beautiful music in a picturesque garden setting. Tickets are $30 per person. RSVP at or call 941-718-3359.

June 14-16: Jurassic Quest in Ft. Myers

Experience the awe-inspiring Jurassic Quest, the largest and most realistic dinosaur exhibit in North America, at the Lee Civic Center. Featuring life-sized dinosaurs, including a 60-foot Spinosaurus and an 80-foot Apatosaurus, this event is perfect for dinosaur enthusiasts of all ages. Tickets range from $19 to $36.

June 14-August 17: Summer Circus Spectacular at The Ringling

The Ringling Museum, in collaboration with The Circus Arts Conservatory of Sarasota, presents the Summer Circus Spectacular. Witness world-class circus acts at the Historic Asolo Theater. Shows run Tuesday through Saturday, with tickets priced at $20 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under.

June 15: Dad’s Day Block Party at University Town Center

Celebrate Father’s Day at the Dad’s Day Block Party with live entertainment and sports player meet and greets. Spend quality time with your dad from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Mall at University Town Center. Enjoy a festive atmosphere and special activities designed just for dads.

June 15-16: Downtown Venice Craft Festival

The 31st annual Downtown Venice Craft Festival showcases a variety of handmade crafts, from stained glass to photography. Explore the Green Market for plants, handmade soaps, and more. This free event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. along Miami Avenue in downtown Venice.

June 15: Blues Fest at Fisherman’s Village

Enjoy a day of blues music at the 2nd Annual Blues Fest at Fisherman’s Village. Featuring talented artists like Cedrick Talton and The Dukes Project, this event promises a day filled with soulful music from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission and parking are free.

June 18: North Port’s 65th Birthday Celebration

Join the city of North Port in celebrating its 65th birthday. From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., enjoy activities, treats, and a community art project at the City Center Front Green. This family-friendly event is free and includes a photo opportunity with a replica hot air balloon.

June 26: Friendliest Catch Fishing Tournament

The Friendliest Catch Fishing Tournament, organized by Suncoast Charities for Children, offers a special day out on the water for individuals with special needs. This invitation-only event takes place at the Sarasota Outboard Club.

June 29: Punta Gorda’s Freedom-Fest & Fireworks

Celebrate Independence Day early at Punta Gorda’s Freedom-Fest. With activities like Water-Mania’s giant water slides and a Kid’s Fun Zone, this event offers fun for the entire family. Enjoy live music from The Countywide Band and Jason Brownie & the Highway 17 Band. The festival concludes with a spectacular fireworks display over the Peace River at 9 p.m. Admission is $5 per person.

This June, immerse yourself in a diverse range of events and activities that Sarasota and its neighboring areas have to offer. Whether you’re a music lover, craft enthusiast, or looking for family fun, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

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