May is the true launch of summer. Between Mother’s Day and Memorial Day, there are always reasons to have fun, eat outdoors, and simply enjoy the weather! In case you’re looking for unique things to do this month, please take a look at the following list:

  • Sarasota Veg Fest – May 4, 2019:  Promoted as “Sarasota’s grand celebration of healthy, compassionate and Eco-friendly living” it’s the 2nd Annual Sarasota Veg Fest! You don’t have to be vegan to enjoy this festival. Held at the Sarasota Fairgrounds, Veg Fest is a celebration of embracing healthy, compassionate, and environmentally sustainable lifestyles. This festival offers speakers, musicians, vendors, chefs, and activities.
  • Music Brunch at Lemon Tree Kitchen – May 5, 2019 – We love the new Lemon Tree Kitchen. On May 5, they’re combining their Wood-oven Baked Eggs, Carbonara Breakfast Pizza, and infamous brunch menu with the musical talents from the Music Compound of Sarasota. This is a Sunday filled with great food, good tunes, and family fun!
  • St. Armands Seafood & Music Festival – May 24 – 26, 2019: As if you need another reason to walk around St. Armands Circle, the 3rd Annual St. Armand’s Seafood & Music Festival provides just that. Not only does this festival showcase the best local restaurants, chefs and seafood dishes, but it includes some of the region’s top music bands! It also benefits the Humane Society of Sarasota County, so you know you’ll see a few furry friends around the circle as well!
  • Sarasota Margarita Festival – May 25, 2019: Rumor has it, the SRQ Margarita Festival is the perfect combination of tequila and a music festival. According to their website, the event will feature 12+ types of margaritas,  great bands, food trucks, games, and a firework show to end the night. 
  • Sarasota Memorial Day Parade – May 27, 2019: The Sarasota Patriotic Observance Committee encourages all Sarasota residents to attend the Memorial Day Parade on Main Street to recognize our Veterans. The parade starts at 10 a.m. on the corner of Osprey and Main Street in Sarasota. There will then be a Memorial Ceremony at 11:00 a.m. at Chaplain J. D. Hamel Park at the West end of Main Street.


With so many events going on, please remember Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 12. If you have any other local events you want to share, please let us know. 

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