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Known for its art and culture, Sarasota downtown is home to the Sarasota Opera House, the Players Theater, Van Wezel Performing Arts, and the Ringling Museum of Art. Popular downtown Sarasota annual events include the New Year’s Eve Pineapple Drop, The Sarasota Film Festival (April), the Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix Festival (June / July), Downtown Sarasota Art & Craft Festival (October), and the Chalk Festival (November).
The downtown community offers a variety of housing options for young professionals to retirees. Downtown Sarasota condos range from one bedroom efficiency units to luxurious penthouses with upscale amenities, many of which include Sarasota Bay views. Downtown Sarasota homes for sale provide home buyers the opportunity to reside in one of several historic neighborhoods with the convenience of all that downtown has to offer. Learn all you need to know about downtown Sarasota real estate by visiting the links below.
Historic downtown Sarasota offers a variety of things to do. Enjoy downtown Sarasota Main Street with its dining, shopping, arts and culture, sightseeing and water sports. Some of the annual downtown Sarasota events include the Sarasota Boat Parade, the Grand Prix Boat Races, and the popular New Year’s Eve celebration. And of course, our beautiful Sarasota beaches are just minutes away.
Bayfront Park – Experience the most beautiful Sarasota Bay views while picnicking, fishing, or taking a relaxing stroll along the bayside. For entertaining the children, there is a playground area and play fountain, providing hours of enjoyment. Finish off the day by grabbing a bite to eat at one of the many nearby restaurants.
Downtown Sarasota Walking Tour – Professionally guided, this tour is full of interesting history and folklore, enriching your understanding and appreciation for this beautiful city.
Florida Studio Theater – Also known as FST, this non-profit organization, located on Palm Avenue in downtown Sarasota, offers enlightening contemporary plays for all to enjoy.
John Ringling Bridge Causeway Park – Located at 420 John Ringling Causeway, the landmark John Ringling Bridge, which connects downtown Sarasota to St. Armand’s Circle, is a great way to get in some exercise while capturing the gorgeous Sarasota Bay views. Parking is available at both ends of the approximate mile long bridge.
John Ringling Museum – One of the greatest influences on Sarasota’s arts and culture is the legendary John Ringling. Learn about the legacy of John Ringling, the circus and its rich history, explore John and Mable Ringling’s 56 room mansion, and stroll through their 56 acres of botanical gardens.
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens – Located on S. Palm Avenue in downtown Sarasota, along Sarasota Bay, the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is a tropical oasis not just for adults, but for kids too. The Children’s Rainforest offers a hands-on experience of discovery and exploration.
Palm Avenue First Friday Walk – Held on the first Friday of every month, the Palm Avenue Arts Alliance sings, performs, and dances for the community as guests shop and dine along the historic Palm Avenue.
St. Armand’s Circle – From downtown Sarasota, just beyond the Ringling Bridge is the posh St. Armand’s circle with its sidewalk cafe’s, dining venues, ice cream shops, and boutiques.
The Players Center – Enjoy performances by a cast of volunteer non-professional performers with incredible talents. For a schedule of current and upcoming shows, click here.
The Sarasota Opera House – Located at 61 N. Pineapple Avenue in Sarasota, the historic Opera House is host to a number of performances throughout the year. Click here for upcoming performances and events.
Towel’s Court Friday Night Art Walk – From October through May, every third Friday, visit the Towels Court Artist Colony located at 1938 Adams Lane in downtown Sarasota. Meet the artist and enjoy live music.
Downtown Sarasota Condo Index
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