The lovely Selby Five Points Park is just across the street from our beloved Sarasota Opera and Selby Library! It is home to the forty-foot Christmas tree each year presented by the Downtown Sarasota Enrichment Association along with Santa and beautiful decorations and lighted park trees.
In 1885 a surveying team led by Richard Paulson who announced: “We will lay out the town of Sarasota from this hub.” From that day forward Five Points has been considered the heart of Sarasota.
Five Points Park Highlights
When it comes to outside venues for Downtown Sarasota, there is no better location than Five Points Park. Bounded by Main Street, Central Avenue, 1st Street North, and Cocoanut Avenue it is a central location for Downtown Events. It has quite a history of various events, from car shows, seafood festivals, doggie Halloween shows, and Le Marche in previous years, it has been a perfect venue for these outside events. The built-in stage is a great benefit for event performers. Brick-paved wide sidewalks have allowed pedestrians plenty of walking space to enjoy these outdoor events.
Coming up soon is the well-attended event, Le Marche Bohemien, reimagining the world’s resources one artist at a time …. a marketplace for eclectic and repurposed creations and more. A splendid day in the Park with live musical performances by the International singer, Michelet Innocent. Before or during or after the show, a short walk will take you to a plethora of shops and restaurants to enjoy…also a quick walk to the Bayfront! Beautiful Downtown Sarasota has it all!
Downtown Sarasota Enrichment Association
Downtown Sarasota Enrichment Association Nestled in delightful downtown Sarasota on Sarasota Bay, the DSEA is a non-profit organization that was developed to promote awareness of the local merchants in the business community. We do this by organizing and implementing downtown events, advertising through local publications and online media outlets, and networking with neighborhood merchants.
Photos courtesy of Downtown Sarasota Enrichment Association