St. Armands Seafood & Music Festival

May 14-16, 2021, St. Armands Circle Park, Sarasota

Want to enjoy a weekend of pure relaxation? Join us Memorial Day Weekend, May 14-16, 2021 in St. Armands Circle Park for the 4th Annual St. Armand’s Seafood & Music Festival. Fun, food, festivities and relaxation start Friday evening from 4pm-10pm, continuing Saturday 11am-10pm and Sunday 11am-6pm. The Humane Society of Sarasota County joins the event as a Special Guest.  General admission is FREE!!!

This seafood & music festival is created like an outstanding meal, incorporating and blending the finest ingredients.  Choose entrees (seafood, meat and vegetarian) cooked fresh onsite.  Select from a diversity of side dishes, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and of course – scrumptious desserts!  

Then sit back and be caressed by the captivating sounds of live musical performances on stage by some of Florida’s and the region’s top musical talents.  Perhaps get up and dance once in a while! Performers in 2019 included: Ocean’s Eleven Big Band (Big Band, jazz, swing), CeCe Teneal & Soul Kamotion (blues, soul, roots), Reverend Barry & The Funk (soul, rock), Big Night Out (Latin funk, Motown), the Sarasota Steel Pan Band (Caribbean), Kettle of Fish (rock, blues, reggae), The Verge (classic rock), Ronnie Dee & The Super Stars (classic rock), Twinkle & Rock Soul Radio (soul, rock) and the Whole Band featuring Callie Chappell (Americana, rock). Check back as the event approaches for the Performance Schedule.

The final ‘seasoning’ is shopping a marketplace of arts and crafts (e.g., painting, mixed-media, glass), gourmet food items and specialty products.  Enjoy during the breaks between band performances!

The Humane Society will have their "Big Mac" mobile adoption center onsite. Please take a few moments to stop by and say “hi” to the dedicated staff.  Meet their extended family of ‘friends’ awaiting adoption and perhaps find yourself a new life companion while showing your appreciation and support to a wonderful, caring organization that makes a difference in our communities.

There you have it.  What is there not to love!!!  Treat yourself to fun and relaxation.  We will lay the feast - do come enjoy!

 

COVID-19 Safety Procedures

The event layout will be adjusted with additional spacing between booths. Masks will be required both for artists and attendees.  Masks will be provided for those that do not have them. Artists will have hand sanitizers in their booths and hand sanitizer stations will be spaced throughout the event site. 


NOTE:  Please take a moment to view our video showing exactly how we are addressing COVID-19 concerns and implementing safety protocols.  

 https://youtu.be/o2zZkAglQmc

Dates
May 14-16, 2021
Times
Friday 4pm-10pm; Saturday 11am-10pm; Sunday 11am-6pm
Admission
Event admission is FREE!
Driving Directions

GPS Address: St. Armands Circle Park, St. Armands Circle, Sarasota, FL

 

From LONGBOAT KEY

  • Travel south on Hwy 789 (Gulf of Mexico Drive) until it becomes John Ringling Parkway
  • Continue on John Ringling Parkway until it becomes N. Blvd. of the Presidents
  • Stay on N. Blvd. of the Presidents until it comes to St. Armands Circle Park

 

From SARASOTA via Hwy 41 (Tamiami Trail)

  • Come to downtown Sarasota via Hwy 41 (Tamiami Trail)
  • Take Hwy 789 (John Ringling Causeway) west until it comes to St. Armands Circle Park

 

From I-75

  • Take Exit 210 off I-75 (Hwy 780/Fruitville Road)
  • Proceed west on Hwy 780/Fruitville Road To Hwy 41 (N. Tamiami Trail)
  • Go south to Hwy 789 (John Ringling Causeway)
  • Proceed west on John Ringling Causeway to St. Armands Circle Park

 

Parking Information

Please see parking map to the right. Areas highlighted in green are available for parking.

There are approximately 1,600 parking spots available in and around St. Armands Circle. The newest addition is the Parking Garage located on N. Adams Drive which has 504 spaces and costs $0.50 per hour. There are 197 spots available in the Parking Lot located on S. Adams Drive and costs $0.75 per hour. There are two entrances to the Parking Lot that can be accessed either from Fillmore Drive or Monroe Drive. There are 354 metered on street parking spaces directly adjacent to the Circle shops and restaurants and they cost $1.50 per hour. There are 389 metered on street parking spaces located further out around the Circle that cost $1.00 per hour. There are 186 FREE unrestricted parking spaces located north of Madison Drive on North Boulevard of the Presidents and south of Monroe Drive on South Boulevard of the Presidents.

Metered on street parking: Monday–Friday 9:00am–8:00pm
Free Saturday, Sunday and City Holidays

Garage parking: Monday–Saturday 9:00am–8:00pm
Free Sunday and City Holidays


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