The Sarasota Convention & Visitors Bureau (the SCVB) is the official and primary provider of visitor information for Sarasota County where tourism is the top industry. SCVB operates the official Sarasota Visitors Information Center located at 701 North Tamiami Trail, south of the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport. The Sarasota County Sport Commission (SCSC) is a division of the Sarasota Convention & Visitors Bureau.
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.
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.
Sk8skool is a 501c3 non-profit operating Sarasota's Skateboard Park. They offer a skateboard shop on-site and a full-service concession offering food and beverages.
Sarasota Chalk Festival has become one of the most important street painting venues in the world, attracting over 500 local, national and international artists who turn Historic Burns Square into a 'Museum in Motion.' Artists use chalk as their medium and the street surface as their canvas to create over-sized works of art as the public watches the creative process from beginning to end. For more information and dates: Sarasota Chalk Festival