Sarasota Cinco de Mayo Festival

May 6-8, 2022, Sarasota, FL

If relaxing, having fun, enjoying good food and listening to great live music over the weekend ’The Plan'-- we have exactly what you need at the premiere of the Sarasota Cinco de Mayo Festival in Robarts Arena in Sarasota, FL. Dates of the festivities are May 6-8, 2022.

The fun and relaxation begin Friday evening 4pm-10pm and continues Saturday 11am-10pm and Sunday 11am-6pm. Admission is FREE! The event is produced by Paragon Festivals and hosted by the Downtown Sarasota Enrichment Association. 

Choose your foods from a diverse menu of traditional Mexican dishes all cooked fresh on site by local restaurants and food purveyors. Select from a diversity of side dishes and of course - awesome desserts! Liquid refreshment includes selections of alcoholic, non-alcoholic and fruit drinks along with sodas and bottled water.

While enjoying your meal, sit back and relax to musical entertainment consisting of live on stage performances by creative and talented musicians from both the local and regional circuit. Please check back in 2022 as the event nears to confirm performers and performance times, the Performance Schedule being posted in the column to the right.

During breaks between performances, enjoy time shopping a marketplace of fine arts, crafts, and select fine products and food items.

This is the plan! All you need do is come and partake in the festivities! Remember: YOU are the most important ingredient and have earned this time! We look forward to seeing you and having you part of this growing event.

NOTE: Bands and performance times subject to change.  Please check by periodically.

Dates
May 6-8, 2022
Times
Friday 4pm-10pm, Saturday 11am-10pm, Sunday 11am-6pm
Admission
General admission is FREE.
Driving Directions

GPS Address: JD Hamel Park at Gulfstream and Main Street, Sarasota, FL

 

Driving Directions to the Sarasota Cinco de Mayo Festival

 

1) from St. Armands Circle: take John Ringling Blvd (SR-789) across rt. 41 to the intersection of Cocoanut and Gulfstream (~4 minutes / 2.33 miles). Proceed south on Gulfstream. The Cinco de Mayo festival is in JD Hamel Park that begins at the intersection of Gulfstream and Main Street.

 

2) from north or south of downtown Sarasota: take Rt. 41 toward Marina Plaza and Main Street. Turn east on Main Street and continue to Gulfstream. The Cinco de Mayo festival is in JD Hamel Park that begins at the intersection of Gulfstream and Main Street.

Parking Information

The Palm Avenue Garage (1289 Palm Avenue)

Garage parking is available at the Palm Avenue Garage, located one block from Main Street on North Palm Avenue, only steps away from Five Points intersection in downtown Sarasota. The Palm Avenue Garage is a newly designed and LEED Certified facility utilizing the latest technology in equipment and design. The garage has spaces for 729 vehicles with handicap parking located on each floor close to the elevators. The city provides four reserved electric car-charging stations on the ground floor. The Palm Avenue parking garage is a perfect location to park short or long-term visits to downtown Sarasota.  

 

State Street Garage (1538 State Street)

The parking garage bilateral entrance and exit points will provide excellent access from both State Street and Ringling Blvd. Parking spaces are located on levels 2 through 6, with motorcycle, bicycle and handicap van access on the ground floor. With downtown parking demands so high, parking time limits will ensure there is always a parking space available in either the 2-hour parking "shopper zone", or the 4-hour time restricted area on levels 4 through 6.

 

2nd Street Garage (1400 Block of 2nd Street)

The 2nd Street Garage is located between First and Second streets, directly across from Whole Foods. Ground floor parking is intended for customers of Whole Foods, while the second and third level of the garage are open to the public (except where posted). The public parking access ramp is located on Second Street, near the corner of Central Avenue. There are time restrictions in the facility that are monitored by the City Parking Division and for which citations are issued for time violations. The time restrictions are as follows:

 

Ground level: 2 hours              Levels 2 and 3: 4 hours

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