Circus Sarasota

Regatta Island 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota, FL, United States

Sarasota's hometown circus returns under a brand new, custom-designed Big Top for another year of high-flying action, heart-stopping thrills, laugh-out-loud comedic antics, and acts that defy both expectations and the boundaries of physical limitations, performed by artists from around the globe. Friday, Feb 16 - Sunday, March 10, 2024 Under the Big Top at Nathan Benderson Park $10 Parking For easiest access, please arrive 40 minutes prior to show time. Food, beverages, beer and wine available. See the circus website for exact dates, times and tickets

Benderson Chase

Regatta Island 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota, FL, United States

This two-day extravaganza is one of the largest fall rowing regattas in the state, attracting hundreds of spectators and bringing together over 1,100 athletes to battle for gold and glory! We are pleased to partner with Sarasota Crew on this event. Races will be offered in under-15, under-17, under-19, under-23, Open, and Masters (A-K), all in sweeping and sculling. Athletes ages 13-75 will be participating in 97 race events.  Benderson Chase races will take place: October 12:    9:15am - 3:30pm October 13:    8:30am - 1:45pm Calling all thrill-seekers, family fun enthusiasts, and food aficionados! Get ready to immerse yourself in the heart-pounding excitement of the Benderson Chase, Florida's largest and most electrifying regatta. As the athletes battle for glory, Regatta Island will transform into a vibrant hub of festivities, where you can indulge in a delightful array of culinary delights, explore our bustling vendor village, and engage in a variety of games and activities that will keep the whole family entertained. Whether you're cheering on the rowing champions or simply soaking up the vibrant atmosphere, the Benderson Chase promises an unforgettable day of excitement, adventure, and family fun. So, mark your calendars and prepare to be captivated by […]

Trick Or Treat On The Lake

Regatta Island 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota, FL, United States

Join us for a spook-tacular evening of trick-or-treating fun the whole family will enjoy!   Get into the spirit by enjoying Halloween favorites for the entire family by the lake on Regatta Island. Come dressed in your spookiest, silliest, star-studded costumes for an evening of trick-or-treating along a candy trail of not-too-spooky themed booths, decorated by community organizations. Plus, there will be an area for interactive play, storytelling, live music, and a Halloween movie will play on our large video screen.   The event is free, but parking is $10 per vehicle on Regatta Island.  

2024 ICF Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) World Championship

Regatta Island 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota, FL, United States

Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) athletes and enthusiasts – Looking to challenge yourself and battle competitors from ALL OVER THE GLOBE on a world-class aquatics course?  Join us at Nathan Benderson Park for the ICF Stand Up Paddleboard World Championship, Nov 19-24, 2024. Races scheduled to take place: Junior, Senior and Master level athletes will compete at Nathan Benderson Park in a Sprint Race, a Technical Race and a Long Distance Race. Kids Race for children ages 8-14. Inflatable/Hardboard Recreational 5K - anyone is welcome to enter and participate! Event rules and detailed information: Event Bulletin #1 Registration is now open! Register today and book your hotel!