Local Events for January 2022 in Sarasota and Manatee

Don’t Miss Any of  the Fun Filled Events in the Area that are Perfect to Welcome the New Year

January 6 – 10, 2022 : Paranormal Cirque Palmetto Expect the unexpected in this mesmerizing Paranormal Cirque Show. The innovative horror story features an incomparable storyline. Get transported into another world, surrounded by monstrous creatures with hidden talents that are sure to amaze you. Enjoy the jaw dropping Wheel of death, Silks, and mystifying magic. Tickets can be purchased online www.paranormalcirque.com and range from $10.00 – $50.00, depending on availability. Restricted under 18 requires accompanying parent or guardian over the age of 21. No one under the age of 13 will be admitted.  Show contains adult language and material. 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Riviera Dunes Marina 102 Riviera Dunes Way Palmetto, FL 34221.

January 7, 2022: Music on Main Dance along the streets in Lakewood Ranch to the high energy, country band, The Derek Lersch Band, while enjoying a balloon twister, face painting beer, wine and food. Free admission. 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Main Street, Lakewood Ranch, FL.

January 13 – 17, 2022 : Sarasota Winter Carnival Enjoy 5 days of family- friendly fun with games, rides, amusements, festival foods, and much more. Admission to the carnival is free for the whole family, however, ride tickets or wristbands must be purchased for children and adults to participate in the rides separately. The Mall at University Town Center 140 University Town Center Dr Sarasota, FL 34243.

January 13 – 23, 2022: The Annual Manatee County Fair Packed with endless variety of things to do and see, including Midway Rides and Amusements, entertainment, fair food, arts and crafts displays, livestock arena and more! General admission: $10 for ages 13 and older, $6 for daily military, $6 for kids 6-12, free for ages 5 and under. Parking $10. 303 17th St. W., Palmetto, FL.

January 14 – 16, 2022: 6th Annual Sarasota Seafood and Music Festival You won’t want to miss this weekend full of family entertainment, local bands, food vendors, arts and crafts vendors, kids activities, magicians, face painters and more. Free admission and parking where you can find it. Friday 4 p.m. – 10 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. JD Hamel Park, 199 Bayfront Dr, Sarasota, FL.

January 14 – 16, 2022: The World’s Biggest Bounce House Certified by Guinness as The World’s Largest Bounce House, this, 32 foot tall, bounce house with over 13,000 square feet is the most awesome inflatable touring event! Giant slides, ball pits, climbing towers, basketball hoops and more can be found inside! One ticket gets you 3 hours of inflatable, bounceable fun. $19 – $39. Nathan Benderson Park, 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota FL

January 15, 2022 : Sarasota Beer and Burger Festival Enjoy at least a dozen Burger artisans, craft brewers with in-person sampling, and 4 live music performances from 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Admission is $15.00. The Mall at University Town Center 140 University Town Center Dr Sarasota, FL 34243.

January 20, 2022 : Seashell Shore Walk Enjoy a relaxing walk on the beach while searching for seashells and learn how to identify them. Explore what makes mollusks unique and the amazing adaptations that help them to survive in the wild. Discover ethical seashell collecting methods while discovering a new appreciation for our beautiful shorelines. Suitable for all ages. This is a free event. 1300 Gulf Drive South Bradenton Beach, FL 34217

January 21 – 23, 2022: Bradenton Boat Show Take a look at the huge selection of new boats, boating accessories, fishing gear and more. Plus the Captain Joe Fishing School where you can learn from expert anglers. Admission: $6, 12 and under are free. Free parking. Fri – Sat 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sun 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Bradenton Area Convention Center, One Haben Blvd, Palmetto, FL.

January 21 – 23, 2022: 3rd Annual Englewood Seafood & Music Festival Enjoy a day full of delicious foods, live music and shopping thru a marketplace of arts, crafts and fine products! Listen to Florida’s top musical groups from genres such as R&B, blues, jazz, rock and Caribbean sounds. Free admission. Friday evening 4 p.m. – 10 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Dearborn Street Plaza, Englewood, FL.

January 29, 2022: Annual Gasparilla Festival Watch as the downtown streets of Tampa are flooded with pirates! The Gasparilla Invasion begins at 11:30 a.m. with re-enecatment of Tampa’s historic pirate invasion starting at 1:00 p.m. From 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. enjoy the Gasparilla Parade Of Pirates beginning at Bay to Bay and Bayshore Boulevard. After the parade, enjoy the Pirate Fest in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, featuring stages along the Riverwalk in downtown Tampa with live entertainment, food and drink vendors, and more! Free and open to the public.

January 29 – 30, 2022: 19th annual St. Armand’s Circle’s Art Festival Check out the over 200 artists and craftsmen displaying their works from across the globe in a prestigious show encompassing life-sized sculpture, fine jewelry, exquisite works of art and hand-crafted apparel and decor. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. St. Armand’s Circle, Sarasota, FL.