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Welcome

.. to the City of Sarasota! Whether you are in town for the day, the week, the month or you have made the right choice to live here, Sarasota has a host of urban amenities and the kind of small-town feel that will have you falling in love with the area the moment you arrive. Sarasota is a great place to live, work, and play. Walkability around town and the variety of businesses available make your "shopping day" safe, healthy and convenient. With downtown providing the dynamic heartbeat, this is a community with an abundance of outdoor activities both on the water and on land. Residents and visitors enjoy fishing, sailing, swimming, kayaking, and boating, and the indoor activities range from museums and galleries, to shows and the opera. There is truly something for everyone of every age. Following a day of shopping or taking advantage of Sarasota's many activities, stop by one of our many fine and diverse eateries for dinner and cocktails with friends or family.

Around Town

Sarasota Convention & Visitors Bureau
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Visit Sarasota County is the official provider of visitor information for Sarasota County where tourism is a top industry. Visit Sarasota County operates the official Sarasota Visitor Information Center at 1710 Main Street in downtown Sarasota and also operates a visitor information kiosk out at The Mall at University Town Center.
Sarasota Film Festival
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The Mission of the Sarasota Film Festival is to celebrate the art of filmmaking and the contribution of filmmakers by hosting an international film festival and developing year-long programs for the economic, educational and cultural benefit of our community. The Festival supports and encourages the filmmaker by supplying indispensable networking opportunities and open dialogue with knowledgeable, creative and inquisitive consumers of film.
Sarasota Farmers Market
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The Sarasota Farmers Market was established in 1979. The Market continues its tradition of serving the community with local produce, plants, prepared foods and artisans. The Market currently has 70+ vendors and covers 5000 sq. ft. of produce and plants.
Sarasota History Alive logo
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Sarasota History Alive! is an online historical resource dedicated to presenting a sequential understanding of the history of Florida's cities and communities, from their founding onward. There is a lot of information on their site and this walking tour is a don't want to miss.

City Activities

Lido Beach Pool and Pavilion

Bobby Jones Golf Club Page

Auditorium Rentals

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Page

Children's Fountain Page

Robert L. Taylor Community Complex Page