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In 1996 people began gathering on the beach during an equinox...then they came every full... read more

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Traverse City, Michigan
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Sunday evenings an hour before sunset gather at the Drum Circle. Pure delight . . . even as a... read more

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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601 Canal Rd # 629, Sarasota, FL 34242-1929
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Beautiful quiet sunsets have been replaced, at Siesta Key, by crowds, traffic and people frantic for a collective contact high. Go to Lido or somewhere quiet and watch. Or go here fight for a spot and then fight to get out of the parking lot...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank BroadwayBruce
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In 1996 people began gathering on the beach during an equinox...then they came every full moon...and eventually it morphed into a gathering happening every Sunday. If you arrive on the main public beach on Sundays an hour before sunset, you can follow the sounds of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank S9937OXemilys
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sunday evenings an hour before sunset gather at the Drum Circle. Pure delight . . . even as a spectator!! Drummers wonderful - dancers spirited and spontaneous. Put on your list of THINGS YOU MUST DO WHILE ON SIESTA KEY!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank KCJ715
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice social gathering. Folks from all different walks of life . Drums,dancing, lots of fun for everone

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank richmonroe50
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bring your lawn chair, maybe a snack and/or a discreet adult beverage, enjoy the rhythmic beat of multiple drummers who just show up, the regular cast of exotic characters and regular folks who just dance whimsically within the circle. Watch the sunset, just sit back,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank deanf315
Reviewed January 9, 2019

Went to the drum circle not really knowing what to expect. Turns out it is fairly large, maybe 200 people, with the Drummers on one side and the sunset behind. A bunch of locals add significant color, dancing, stomping, and hoola hooping in the center....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Bob V
Reviewed January 7, 2019

It was very, very enjoyable. The drummers were excellent! The would pick a rythm and all play together. I wanted to play with them so much, but I flew down from Upstate New York and couldn't carry my Bodhran (Irish drum) on the plane with...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Chuck and Mary D
Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

Weve been coming to siesta key for years. 1st time at the drum circle and it was more than I envisioned. We travel to siesta key with family and kids ranging from 8-21. Cant wait to go back. We will be doing it every visit!!!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 701lindsayt
Reviewed December 22, 2018 via mobile

I was introduced to this unique event by my in-laws 6 years ago and go every time we are in the area. Always a great way to watch the sunset over the ocean. You just seat and listen or join in the fun.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ruthc743
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

We had read about the Siesta Key Drum Circle and are so glad we took the time to do it. It happens every Sunday night when the sun goes down which in our case was 630pm. The drummers are fantastic. The night starts up pretty...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Samantha S
August 2, 2018|
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Aravinda C
June 8, 2018|
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Response from dcpacker | Reviewed this property |
Sunday afternoons, from about 4:30 until after sunset.
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Siesta Key drum circle? (4 Replies)
Please tell me all about the Siesta Key drum circle that is held at the public beach. This will be a major highlight of our holiday ( 2 adults, two children) and I want to make the most of it. Any info. would be grealty appreciated. Thank you
May 02, 2005|
Response fromRealtor1|
The drum circle is every Sunday at Siesta Public Beach. It starts around 5-5:30pm and ends well after sunset, usually around 9pm. Don't miss it if that's your kind of thing. Lots of interesting people, coolers of beer, and fun in general. Hope this answers your questions.