Celebrate the end of 2023 with thrilling midway rides and games for the whole family and deep-fried treats, sweets and other tasty carnival eats.

The SRQ NYE Pineapple Drop Block Party, hosted by the Sarasota Downtown Merchants on Sunday from 1 pm – 1 am, features DJs, live music including 22N dance band (8 pm) and country artist Chas Collins (9 pm), and the annual Pineapple Drop at midnight, followed by a spectacular fireworks display over Sarasota Bay.

Event admission is free.

Unlimited ride wristbands (valid all day Saturday and till 6 pm on Sunday) are $30 online before 3 pm Sunday atΒ TicketsΒ or $35 on site while supplies last.

Ride tickets (valid anytime) are available at the carnival for $60/50 tickets (includes 1 free ride) or online before 3 pm Sunday for $50/50 tickets + 1 free ride. (Rides take 2 or more tickets each.)

Midway hours:Β 1-10 pm Saturday and 10 am – 1 am Sunday (no unaccompanied guests under age 21)

More information:Β 866-666-3247 orΒ Sarasota Pineapple Drop Carnival

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