The Sarasota Winter Carnival brings five days of family fun to The Mall at University Town Center grounds Jan. 16-20.
Experience the sights, sounds and aromas of the electrifying midway with rides for all ages from whimsical kiddie rides to state-of-the-art thrill rides, carnival games and favorite fair food.
On Saturday, the Beer & Burger Throw Down will take place from noon to 6 pm, featuring over 30 different burgers, free craft beer sampling, a crafter market and live music including Guns N’ Roses tribute band Nightrain.
Event parking and admission are FREE. Unlimited ride wristbands (for riders 36 inches and taller) are $30 on site or online in advance for $20 each, 2 for $35 or a Family 4 Pack (2 adult/2 child wristbands) for $60. After 5 pm Thurs., Jan. 16, online wristbands are $25 each or a Family 4 Pack for $85.
Ride tickets are also available at the carnival for $1.50 each, $30 for 20 tickets, or $60 for 50 tickets plus 1 free ride. (Rides take 2 or more tickets each.) Visit the website for coupon savings on rides and food.
Carnival hours are 5 to 11 pm Thursday and Friday, noon to 11 pm Saturday and Sunday, and noon to 9 pm Monday outside the mall at 140 University Town Center Drive.
The Mall at University Town Center
140 University Town Center Drive
Sarasota, FL 34243
Photos from Dreamland Amusements