Things To Do: November 2023

The weather has finally chilled and we are loving it! Siesta Key and our surrounding areas have plenty of ways to get outside and enjoy the month of November. If you’re coming to Tropical Beach this month, check out all of the wonderful things our beautiful town has to offer you.

Ringling Underground

If you are a music fan on the hunt for your new favorite band, or just someone who loves going to concerts, this event is for you! Ringling Underground is back and is featuring local artists eager to share their talent with you. Enjoy music from up-and-coming artists across multiple genres from 8PM - 11PM on Tuesday, November 2nd. Tickets are $15 and free for students with a student ID or members of the Ringling Museum.

For more information on performers and the event, check out the event page here

Photo courtesy of Ringling


Festival of the Skeletons

The 16th annual Festival of the Skeletons is back in Bradenton! The festival is presented by the Village of the Arts, and is a great chance to enjoy local restaurants, vendors, and live music. This is Bradenton’s way of honoring the Day of the Dead. The festival will be on November 3rd from 6PM - 9PM and on November 4th from 11AM - 6PM.

For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page here

Photo courtesy of The Bradenton Times


Ferrari’s at St. Armand’s Circle

Car lovers, this one’s for you. Come out to the 22nd annual Ferrari car show featuring over 75 Ferraris! Admission is free and the event will be November 4th from 9AM - 3PM. If you are a Ferrari owner, you can register your car to be shown at the event for a minimum donation of $50 to one of Sarasota’s local charities!

For registration information and additional event details, visit St. Armand’s website here


Photo courtesy of Your Observer


Celebrity Softball Game & Concert

Enjoy a super unique event in Sarasota with celebrities, a concert, and a baseball game. Country music star Rodney Atkins will be performing after an action-packed softball game filled with stars from pro-sports, television, and movies alike! Your $45 ticket gets you access to the game and the concert. Proceeds will benefit local charities like My Warrior’s Place and Local Heroes. The game is on November 4th, and begins at 4PM. Don’t miss this awesome event brought to you by the Atlanta Braves!

For more information, visit the event site here

Siesta Key Crystal Classic Master Sand Sculpting Competition

The 14th annual Sand Sculpting Competition brings in professional sand sculptures from across the country to compete for cash prizes. Enjoy watching the masters at work while enjoying some of the other festival offerings, including mini sculpting classes, over 80 vendors, and food trucks. This competition spans across 4 days, November 10th - 13th, with varying times on each day. Tickets are priced at $12 each day or a $40 pass for the whole event.

For other ticket offerings, parking, and more visit the event site here

Grilled Cheese Festival

Are you a fan of grilled cheese? We have your new favorite festival! The Grilled Cheese Festival is a family-friendly event on November 18th offering an assortment of grilled cheeses and other inspired dishes paired with beer. Be sure to stop by for some cheesy treats. 

Florida Turkey Trot

Who wouldn’t want to run a 5K Thanksgiving morning? Join the 6th annual Florida Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning that brings in almost 4K runners every year! Take this as a run or a nice walk, and get the chance to start (or continue) a beloved family tradition!

Registration prices and start times can be found on the event website here

Photo courtesy of Mike Jane Photography


Light Up Siesta Key

The 38th annual Light Up Siesta Key event and parade will take place on November 25th. Enjoy the Christmas tree lighting followed by a holiday parade! Santa Claus will also be making an appearance, and photos will be free! The first 250 kids to take photos with Santa will get a free goodie bag, so come early! There will also be live music, carolers and more, and there isn’t a better way to ring in the Holiday season!

For event information, visit the event website here

November is jam-packed and full of fun, exciting, and unique things for you and your family to experience on your trip to Florida. Tropical Beach is your perfect home away from home for the holidays and immerse yourself in all things our beach town has to offer. For booking information, visit our website here.