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Event cancellations, postponements due to coronavirus concerns

This list will be updated regularly.



Monday, March 30

Sarasota Film Festival through April 5
Postponed. New date TBD.

Sarasota Magazine’s Best of Sarasota Party at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Postponed to the fall. All tickets will be fully refunded.

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe "April Fools Fete"
Postponed to May 18.

Tuesday, March 31

"Short Stuff" at The Senior Friendship Center through April 3
Postponed. New date TBD.

Longboat Key Democratic Club luncheon at Sarasota Yacht Club
Postponed. New date TBD.

Wednesday, April 1

Blue Ties & Butterflies at Michael's On East

Thursday, April 2

Florida Winefest & Auction through April 6
Postponed to Oct. 29 to Nov. 2.

Friday, April 3

Author event with Pat Averbach at Bookstore1
Postponed. New date TBD.

SPARCCle in the City: 40th Anniversary Ruby Celebration at The Westin

Jazz at Two with Brian Post Oceans 11

Saturday, April 4

Sarasota World Dance Festival 
Postponed. New date TBD.

34th Annual Run For The Turtles
Moved to a virtual run. Additional information to come.

Downtown Sarasota Arts & Craft Festival

Family Fun Fair at Risen Savior Lutheran Church

Children First’s Fairytale Ball: The Floating Lights
Postponed to Oct. 3.

Sunday, April 5

Artist Series Concerts' SooBeen Lee's concert at Historic Asolo Theater.
Postponed to 3 p.m. June 7.

Downtown Sarasota Arts & Craft Festival

Tuesday, April 7

Historic Spanish Point's "Unconquered" Spring Luncheon at Michael's On East

Thursday, April 9

FDOT Public Kickoff Meeting at the Realtor Association of Sarasota/Manatee
Postponed. New date TBD.

Saturday, April 11

Siesta Key Egg Hunt and Children's Easter Party at Turtle Beach

Wednesday, April 15

PMP Alumni Performances through April 19
Postponed. New date TBD.

Showfolks of Sarasota World Circus
Postponed. New date TBD.

Friday, April 17

Chorale Artists of Sarasota's Listen to the Earth Project through April 19
Postponed to April 23-25, 2021. 

Saturday, April 18

Greenfield Prize Weekend at Hermitage Artist Retreat

Sunday, April 19

Sarasota Police Department Blue + You BBQ at Robert L. Taylor Community Complex

Greenfield Prize Weekend at Hermitage Artist Retreat

James Grant's "Listen to the Earth" concert by Chorale Artists of Sarasota
Postponed to April 25, 2021.

Friday, April 24

“Giving Sarasota a Healthy Start” Luncheon at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

The Movie Maestro: A Tribute to John Williams at the Venice Symphony

Saturday, April 25

Siesta Fiesta 

The Movie Maestro: A Tribute to John Williams at the Venice Symphony

Sunday, April 26

Siesta Fiesta 

Friday, May 1

Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation Golf Tournament at Laurel Oak Country Club
Postponed to Oct. 9.

Saturday, May 9

Healthy Start Sarasota Community Baby Shower
Postponed. New date TBD.

Monday, May 25

Sarasota downtown Memorial Day Parade


Marietta Museum of Art & Whimsy is closed until April 2.

Manatee County athletic events are canceled until March 23.

Fogarty Community Media and Arts Center is canceling all events from March 16-30. 

Christ Church of Longboat Key has canceled all physical service at the building until further notice. View live broadcasts of the 10 a.m. Sunday service at

All forthcoming MLB spring training games will be canceled, and the start of the regular season will be delayed by at least two weeks (scheduled for March 26). 

Lido Beach Resort has canceled live entertainment for the month of March.

Zota Beach Resort has canceled live entertainment for the month of March.

Sandcastle Resorts has canceled live entertainment for the month of March.

Longboat Key Resort has canceled live entertainment for the month of March, including all golf events, tennis events.

Events and classes held at Temple Beth Israel are being canceled. Call 941-383-3428 for details.

Asolo Repertory Theatre has canceled all remaining performances of "Lifespan of a Fact" and "Into the Breeches."

Sarasota Opera has all performances of operas and other events until further notice.

Lakewood Ranch Community Activities has canceled a variety of events. Visit for information.

Sarasota Music Archive: All programs cancelled in Geldbart Auditorium through April.

Urbanite Theatre has postponed performances of "The Feast."

Sarasota Institute of Lifetime Learning has canceled both its Music Mondays and Global Issues series for the rest of the season.

Longboat Library is closed until further notice.

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall has canceled all events through March 31.

Art Center Sarasota has postponed all events, classes and workshops through March 31. 

Tampa Bay and Soco Club Sports leagues have been postponed through April 5.

Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium is closed indefinitely. 

The Sarasota Art Museum of Ringling College will be closed until further notice.

Siesta Key Rum closes its tasting room starting March 16 until further notice. 

The Players Centre for Performing Arts cancels all shows through April 18.

The Yoga Shack closed its Sarasota and Lakewood Ranch locations through March 31. 

Florida Studio Theatre is closed until further notice. Ticketholders for canceled performances are encouraged to donate their tickets as tax-deductible donations back to FST to help support the organization through the imminent financial impact of these forced closures. Patrons may also transfer tickets to future FST seasons.

Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson's runs and sponsors are canceled until further notice.

McCurdy's Comedy Theatre is closed until further notice.

Sarasota Ballet has canceled the remainder of its season.

Lakewood Ranch Community Activities has closed its Town Hall and Town Hall North buildings until the end of March.

Sarasota County Tax Collector office is closed until further notice. All payments are online-only.

Sarasota Jungle Gardens is closed until further notice.

The Ringling is closed until further notice. 

Historic Spanish Point is closed until further notice. 

Asolo Repertory Theatre has canceled the remainder of its season, including the plays "The Great Leap," "Knoxville," "Hood" and "Snow White."

The Mall at University Town Center and Westfield Siesta Key and Sarasota Square will close until March 29.

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe has canceled the remainder of its season.

Sarasota Orchestra has canceled all events through April 24. To exchange or get credit for tickets during those dates, click here.

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