Cultural Activities

Downtown Sarasota is the heart of the city well known as Florida’s “Cultural Coast”. Here, you can take advantage of the excitement, entertainment, and culture that would flatter even the finest of big cities. It is downtown in Sarasota that you’ll discover its professional symphony, its opera, and its ballet, as well as over 10 theatres, 30 art galleries, and, of course, 35 miles of beaches on the Gulf of Mexico.

Cultural Activities - Downtown Expert - Candy Swick Real EstateDowntown Sarasota will not disappoint even the most refined of cultural connoisseurs because it is ALIVE with the presence of artistic diversity.

Close to virtually every cultural event that Sarasota has to offer, Downtown Sarasota is the epicenter of a wide variety of music, movie festivals, theater, art, dance and galleries. Here you can find Ringling Center for the Cultural Arts, The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Museum of the Circus, Ca d’Zan, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota Opera House, Sarasota Ballet of Florida, Florida Studio Theatre, Florida West Coast Symphony, the FSU/Asolo Theatre Company and much, much, more! And not too far away you can acquire knowledge of our rich marine environment at the Mote Marine Laboratory.