Tropical Beach Things To Do: November 2022 Edition

As the spooky season comes to an end and turkey time approaches, you may be wondering what’s next. How does an immersive medieval gathering sound? Or, maybe a jazz night surrounded by exquisite art? How about going to a nationally renowned play at the famous Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall? 

Read below to get the inside scoop on fun things do this November.

Sarasota Medieval Fair

Have you ever wanted to immerse yourself in medieval times? Live the majesty and madness of kings, knights and jesters as you watch full contact jousting and combat chess tournaments. Feast on turkey legs, listen to bagpipes, learn about blacksmithing and much more at the Sarasota Medieval fair. 
Purchase tickets here!

Le Marche Parisian-Inspired Marketplace

It’s like traveling over Paris, without the flight! Downtown Sarasota’s French Style marketplace boasts great art, refreshments and beautiful music by the internationally renowned Michelet Innocent. 
Michelet has performed for French President Jacques Mitterand, the New York Metropolitan Opera and much more. Blending the sound of Charle Aznovour, Nat King Cole and Jonny Matthis to create a completely different piece of art. 
Admission is free and open to the public.
Saturday, November 5 from 10AM – 5PM at Five Points Park Downtown Sarasota.

GPS Address: 100 Central Ave. Sarasota FL 34236

Jazz Thursdays

Sarasota Art Museum Cordially invites you to be a guest at Jazz Thursday! 
Occurring on the second Thursday each month, Jazz Thursday features the best regional talent in the Florida jazz scene. On Thursday, November 10, attendees will enjoy the David Pruyn Quartet. A beloved figure in the jazz scene, Pruyn is a multi-talented musician performing trumpet, drums, and showcasing a beautifully smooth voice. 
Explore the galleries, get a bite at the bistro and enjoy some classic jazz music.
Purchase your tickets here.

The Siesta Key Crystal Classic

The Siesta Key Crystal Classic is an amazing Master Sand Sculpting competition that features 24 artists. Immerse yourself in amazing large sand sculptures created through solo and team sculpting. Vote for your favorite sculpture as the Peoples’ Choice award and stay to see who is the winner. 
Pro Tip: Go at sunset. The way the glowing sun reflects off of the sand is magical. 
This event runs from November 11th - 14th. Tickets are available for purchase here.

Chicago LIVE at the Van Wezel

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The famous Chicago Broadway play is now available live at the Van Wezel. A universal tale of fame, fortune and all jazz, Chicago is a dazzling story about a damsel in distress murder case. 
Featuring riveting dance choreography and ear-worm compositions - Chicago is a must see for any theater lover in the Sarasota area.
Purchase your tickets here.

We hope you look forward to the glamorous plays, beautiful sculptures and soothing jazz that is ahead of you! Make sure to eat enough turkey, spend time with friends and be thankful for everyone and everything!