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Siesta Fiesta Art Festival Celebrates 40 Years With Big Block Party

by Lisa Milberger Moore on March 20th, 2018
Crowds at art lovers line the sidewalks during Fiesta Key's Siesta Fiesta.

Photo by Art John Blum

Celebrate the end of Siesta Key’s peak season in block-party style with the 40th annual Siesta Fiesta, April 28-29, 2018. The outdoor street fair, which is set up over an entire block at Ocean Boulevard and Beach Road, features more than 200 of the country’s most talented artists and crafters.

The collections of artwork are extensive, lining the streets with original paintings, life-size sculptures, photography, ceramics, metal works, and unique custom jewelry. There truly is something for everyone, including a market featuring orchids and other plants, healthy bath and body products, and recipes for tasty creations.

Spend a Day … or Two

Tropical painting by Ingrid Barrientos displayed at Siesta Fiesta on Siesta Key

Painting by Ingrid Barrientos

With such an eclectic blend of activities in this beautiful outdoor venue, it’s hard to see everything in one day. So, make it a two-day affair to stroll amid the palm trees and balmy breezes in search of artistic treasures and one-of-a-kind creations. Bring your appetite for breakfast, lunch, and snacking  – food vendors will be lining the streets offering an intriguing assortment of tasty treats. And don’t forget that there’s live music to love, inviting you to move and dance to your favorites. Hold onto your sweetheart or just bounce to the beat to make this event one of your year’s best.

Getting to the Fun

Admission to the Siesta Fiesta, open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, is free to the public, so bring all your family and friends! And take this local tip to get there with ease: Walk or bike your way down to Siesta Key Village. The weather this time of year is perfect for cruising on two wheels, so grab a set and enjoy the sunshine and ocean air. For more information about the festival, click here.

Add to the Fun With Local Flavor

At the end of the day, the party doesn’t have to stop. Head to local restaurants and bars hosting special Siesta Fiesta events to keep the celebration going. Situated near the beautiful sands of the Siesta Key beaches, these venues are sure to make this weekend getaway one to remember!

Where To Stay While You’re in Town for Siesta Fiesta

Reserve your spot at the beach for the popular Siesta Fiesta while there are still plenty of accommodations available! Check out our listings of condos, beach houses, and hotels in the area at Siesta Key Vacation Rentals, Sarasota Vacation Rentals, and Anna Maria Island Vacation Rentals. Many of our listings can be booked online, and we never charge a service fee!

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