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“Enjoyable event” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Siesta Key Drum Circle

Siesta Key Drum Circle
601-629 Canal Road, Sarasota, FL
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Augusta, Georgia
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Enjoyable event”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This event went on for hours at the public beach on Siesta Key (Sunday evenings). We were unable to count the number of drummers since there were so many. When we arrived at 7pm, the festivities were already underway. We went for a long walk on the beach at sunset and could hear the drums the entire time. When we returned at dusk, the crowds had grown and lots of people were dancing (adults and children). There were also some local entertainers with hula hoops. It was entertaining for all ages.

Visited July 2014
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Sarasota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Celebrate Sundown on Siesta Key Beach at the drum circle”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Every time you visit, the circle will be different. From small, quiet, seated audiences to large exuberant participants - the experience depends on the day. Take a look at this video to get a sense of the vibe: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APhutxQ7wzI

Come with a blanket or a chair, a picnic or some wine and cheese (no glass on the beach). Bring a drum or a musical instrument. Or just come and relax listening to the sounds and watching people dance. Most of all be open to be a part of the fun.

It's a family friendly event every Sunday evening starting about an hour before the sun sets. Just head over to the main beach pavilion and look down the beach to the left. You'll see people gathering in the area well before the drumming starts. The sounds of the drums and crowd spread on the wind and are enjoyed all around the main beach area. The celebration can go on for hours.

This is a great way to end the day on Siesta Key Beach.

Visited July 2014
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Alachua, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“A MUST do”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

About 1000 people gather on the white beach at sunset to dance the night away to the drum beat. People of all ages are dancing. Kids, grandparents, teens and more. Bring your drum or just dance. A spectacular event that is great to photograph. My teens and our international friends all love this. One of the best beach experiences.

Visited July 2014
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sarasota
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“Not bad but nothing to special”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a popular event for many locals and non-locals alike. I like to go once a year or so. It was better years ago when there seemed to be more diverse participation.

Visited May 2014
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Sarasota, Florida
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“Best Beach in the USA”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Had a great time at the Drum Circle on Sunday at sunset. Met friends and had a delicious picnic with all the trimmings while listening to the music and chillin'!!

Visited June 2014
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