Welcome to the Siesta Key Village Association
The Siesta Key Village Association is a non-profit organization whose members strive to be a responsible voice of the Siesta Key Village neighborhood.
The Siesta Key Village Association is dedicated to bringing local businesses and residents together to establish a sense of community by developing and defining Siesta Village.
We support and encourage community cooperation in development and beautification of Siesta Key, and are involved in many efforts to improve the village. We also serve as a community liaison to the City of Sarasota.
So what's really in the water?
For about a week now we have been hearing about a "flesh-eating bacteria" in the coastal and inland waters of Southwest Florida and the Gulf of Mexico, but what's really in the water and how careful do I really need to be?
Vibrio vulnificus is a bacteria that occurs naturally in coastal waters. The bacteria, which is more abundant in the summer months (you know, the months without an "R" in the name), is not new, it is not more abundant than in years past, and it is not "flesh-eating".
When exposed to the bacteria, individuals with underlying health conditions can experience symptoms including nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever, and chills after eating raw or undercooked seafood, especially oysters. Swallowing water while swimming is not a danger, the gastrointestinal form of the infection can only be contracted by eating raw or undercooked fish. These gastrointestinal symptoms can be severe, or even fatal, but only for individuals with a compromised immune system.
SCAT Bus Service on Siesta Key - Beginning July 12th 2014
Member Spotlight: Beach Bites
Restaurateur Jeff Madden saw the need for a fast-casual, family-friendly sandwich shop on Siesta Key.
So when an opening came to Avenida Madera in the heart of the Siesta Key village, Jeff enlisted the help of his brother Steve to form a partnership to jump at the chance to bring his vision of a boardwalk-inspired sandwich shop for families to come before and after enjoying the award-winning Siesta Key Beach.
Beach Bites quickly began taking shape and opened its doors to the public on September 21, 2012. Instead of searching for the next great new sandwich, Beach Bites returns to the origins of sandwich making, exploring the roots of gourmet sandwiches that have now attained international notoriety.
These have become know as our Specialty Sandwiches!
Cigar City Cuban, Gotham City Reuben, Sarasota "Garden Club" Veggie Panini, Memphis Style BBQ Pork, Buffalo Chicken Club, Saratoga Triple Decker, Chi-Town Italian Beef, and Blazin Chicken Hot Wrap! Specialty Salads - California Cobb Salad and Chef's Deli Salad!
We also feature a build your own menu board with over ONE MILLION options for a sandwich or salad.
Beach Bites is very family friendly, not only with our kid's menu that has small tykes favorites like mac & cheese, PBJ, grilled cheese as well as a variety of deli sandwiches that are all served with choice of chips, a juice box or fountain drink and a bag of fruit snacks. Top that off with sno- cones and cotton candy and you'll know why Beach Bites is rapidly becoming many kids favorite place on the Key.
Beach Bites also offers a FREE delivery service to the entire Key including the BEACH! No need to give up that parking space just give us a call and we will bring a delicious lunch to you.
Not to be left out are our Beach Bites novelties like BEER SNO-CONES and Wine Smoothies and brand new to Beach Bites is Boar's Head Bratwurst and Franks and our Beach Bites originals Pulled Pork Sliders available in Plain, BBQ or Buffalo.
Hours - Everyday 11am - 6pm Please visit us at www.beachbitessiesta.com
Siesta Key Village Association Presents Safe Treats for Kids - October 31, 2014
For the 29th year, the Siesta Key Village Association will once again host "Safe Treats" on October 31, 2014 from 3 PM to 6 PM.
Bring your little ones to trick or treat in Siesta Village along Ocean Blvd. and the surrounding streets. Look for participating members displaying orange and black balloons and pumpkin flyers in their windows. This free event provides a safe venue for children on Halloween.
Annual Crystal Classic Master Sandsculpting Competition - November 14th - 18th 2014
Join us in November 14th through 18th, 2014.
We are proud to be a sponsor. Because of its 99% quartz crystal, our Siesta Key sand is considered the best natural beach sand for sculpting.
24 of the ‘'TOP" master sculptors from around the world will compete for over $18,000 in prize money and the "WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS OF SAND SCULPTING DOUBLES TITLE".
For more information visit: CrystalSand.org or phone 800-398-0270
Annual Light Up The Village Parade And Open House - Nov 29th, 2014
The annual lighting and holiday open house of Siesta Key Village will be held on Nov 29, 2014 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.
Children can give Santa their wish list, have their face painted, visit with Santa's elves and be entertained by Sunshine the Clown. Santa's gift bags provided by Beach Bazaar will be given to the first 250 children who visit with Santa. Santa will arrive by fire truck following the parade at approximately 6:15 pm.
Businesses will provide refreshments, while you enjoy live musical entertainment by the Pine View High School Jazz Band, Keyboard Players and choirs singing holiday songs. Ocean Blvd. will be lined with luminaries and businesses will be decorated for the holiday season. Free Trolley Rides will be available from Siesta Key Public Beach to the Village from 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm.
Valentine Stroll February 14th 2015 - Everyone gets a Kiss!
The Siesta Key Village Association will be hosting the annual Siesta Key Village Association Valentine Stroll. Residents and visitors are invited to stroll through Siesta Village which will be adorned with Valentine cheer.
There will be something for everyone including live music throughout the Village and candy kisses will be distributed by the merchants.
Participating merchants will be displaying red and pink balloons outside of their businesses.
19th Annual Siesta Key Craft Festival - February - Date TBA
The Festival will be located along Ocean Boulevard in Siesta Key.
Join us Saturday and Sunday February 2015. Free Admission! For more information call 813-962-0388 or 561-746-6615. Visit the website: www.ArtFestival.com
15th Annual Easter Egg Hunt & Games - April 4th 2015
For Children Ages 1-6. Each child receives an Easter Stuffed Animal and an Easter Egg Hunt Goody Bag stuffed with prizes.
Face painters will be there and opportunities to ride the trolley, tour the Siesta Key ambulance and fire truck and participate in other fun family entertainment. Sheriff Dept. fingerprinting kits are available. Registration is limited to first 125 paid children. For additional information contact Roz at 941-349-2770 ext: 227
Siesta Fiesta - April 2015
The artists will line Ocean Boulevard with their professional display booths while the crafters will display their unique and affordable crafts throughout Siesta Key Village for a sidewalk craft fair.
All artists and crafters will be present for the duration of the show, available to discuss their work and inspiration. Ocean Boulevard will be closed to vehicular traffic starting at Ocean and Canal and running through to Beach Road.
The event appeals to people of all ages including serious art buyers looking to add to their collections. With a wide variety of art mediums on display and prices ranging from $25 hand-designed earrings to $30, 000 metal sculptures, there is something for everyone.