Nokomis Beach is host to a popular drum circle that starts an hour before sundown every Wednesday and Saturday. Weather dependent, but general attendance ranges from several hundred to several thousand people. Experience music, dancing, and beautiful vistas over the gulf.
Drum Fun in the Sun
Nokomis Beach is located outside of Sarasota on Casey Key, 30 minutes south of the city. Alongside the Gulf of Mexico, Nokomis Beach has a grainy sand beach for visitors and locals to enjoy with lifeguards on watch year-round. Fishing, boating, kayaking, and more are accessible along the beach, particularly at North Jetty Park. A valid fishing license is required to fish off the jetty. These activities draw people into the beach, along with the gorgeous sunsets. On Wednesday and Saturday evenings, people join in the fun with a drum circle that brings music and people together before sunset. People from all over join the event do dance and enjoy time with friends and family. Sometimes spinners or fans are provided for kids and LED lights, hoops, and prop dancers come along for the party.
Everyone comes to Nokomis Beach for different reasons. The drum circle draws everyone together. Some of the highlights include:
- There is no fee to join the drum circle, just come along and enjoy the experience of music and magic at sunset overlooking the Gulf waters
- Nokomis Beach is free and open to the public with lifeguards and access to other activities like fishing and kayaking
- The drum circle is a way to relax and unwind on the beach with friends and family while enjoying some music and dancing.
- Kids are welcome to join the fun
- Bring some drums or instruments to join in, borrow some, or just be a spectator and enjoy the experience
What is the Nokomis Beach Drum Circle?
The drum circle was started by a few people who wanted to play music on the beach and they were joined by friends and spectators that turned it into what can be up to 1,000 people joining the fun every Wednesday and Saturday. The drum circle is for anyone who wants to watch or participate in drumming on the beach.
Is there a fee to attend?
The drum circle is free.
Where does Nokomis Beach Drum Circle take place?
Nokomis Beach is located on Casey Key outside Sarasota. The drum circle takes place at or near the Nokomis Beach lifeguard tower. Listen for drums or follow the crowd. Free parking is nearby but come about 60-90 minutes before drum circle starts (an hour or so before sunset) for the best parking and seating. Beach chairs are allowed.