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Siesta Key Drum Circle

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Address: 601 Canal Rd # 629, Sarasota, FL 34242-1929
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Fun free event

We have been coming to Siesta Key for a couple years and just recently heard about the drum circle. It's every Sunday evening on the beach. We arrived about 15 minutes before... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Llamma2
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Rockford, Illinois
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Rockford, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been coming to Siesta Key for a couple years and just recently heard about the drum circle. It's every Sunday evening on the beach. We arrived about 15 minutes before sunset, and should have come earlier as parking was hard to find. The parking lot by the beach is free, and spacious, but this is a popular event... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

It was fun to watch the locals dance, hula hoop, and entertain in the drum circle. The music was relaxing yet fun, and we would recommend this to anyone who visits Siesta Key.

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Essex, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Been to the drum circle a couple of times before, but never been preached at before. Guy turned up with a megaphone and a couple of mates holding boards and proceeded to preach to all us sinners watching and participating in the drum circle. He was hilarious, although am sure he didn't intend to be. Told everybody how he used... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

We really enjoyed this......ignore the GPS address in the TA Facts......just drive along Beach Rd. until you see a large new grey building on the gulf side......it sits at the rear of its parking lot and the sign on the building clearly says Siesta Beach. Parking is free, beach is free, drumming is free, Jesus preachers (with megaphones) annoying, ignore... More 

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WI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

I read about this and really wanted to go, but it was raining on our way to Siesta Key from Sarasota. After dinner, we went to the parking lot, and could here the drums. It was smaller than usual, according to others, but they still set up in a pavillion. The drummers were great. The atmosphere was fun. Great, free... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Begins about 2 hours before sunset every Sunday. Get there fairly early if you want to be in the front of the circle. Fun to watch belly dancers and drummers. You can join in the fun and dance or hula hoop in the circle, but it's fun to just watch, and have an alcohol beverage if you chose, while you... More 

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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

We have joined in on this festive sunset drum circle on the beach of Siesta Key two different years that we have visited. If I lived in the area I would be there often it is just a fun event for all ages. When you arrive in the public parking lot just follow the sound of the drums. There is... More 

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Thank Kurt L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

The Siesta Key Drum Circle is a delight for all. Starting 1 hour before sunset, at Main Beach, a VERY large gathering of people from all walks of life, attend to Celebrate our Beautiful Sunsets. The sound of drums brings on the anticipation of the setting sun, combined with Belly Dancing, Kids twirling colorful batons, People laughing & Warmly greeting... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

This is certainly an experience not to be missed!! It does attract some weirdos though so be warned!!! There were hippies, bible bashes, and the odd person who was very very drunk but most people were taking in the family atmosphere. Anyone is free to bring their own drums.... There is an area for musicians!!!! The regulars dress up to... More 

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Lady Lake, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

We had read so much about this event that we made sure to attend last Sunday evening. What a disappointment!! There was a group of drummers and one lady dressed as a butterfly. There was another group of people doing Tai-chi and a lot of people doing hula hoops. We thought there would be some type of ceremony around sunset... More 

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