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Siesta Key Sunday Drum Circle – Celebrating 20 Years
Every Sunday night on Siesta Key Beach drummers, dancers and spectators form a circle on the beach and enjoy the rhythmic sounds of drums until well after sunset. The Siesta Key Drum Circle is celebrating it’s 20th year.
If you’ve never attended one if these magical nights, celebrating the Siesta Key sunset and the end of another wonderful week to be in our paradise, you don’t know what you are missing. It is a mystical and rhythmic gathering of regulars and tourists, young and old displaying some of the most beautiful trance like maneuvers with lit hoola hoops, for example, to the beat of drums which is organic in nature. No one knows how the drumming will sound or what type of sunset those celebrating will experience.
Although I’ve lived here all of my life and was actually raised on Siesta Beach, my first foray into the drum circle occurred about 7 years ago with my own children. Never experiencing this event before made it even more special that night we decided to stroll down the beach from our condo to see what all of the hoopla was about. We’ve been back several times since, especially when we stay on the island which is a bi-annual tradition for us even though we live here in Sarasota.
It is a celebration of many things and many of the drummers and performers have been attending and performing since its inception on Beach Access 8 some 20 years ago. Attend one of these on Sunday night at Siesta Beach, 948 Beach Rd., and you will be hooked.