Arts in the Ballpark
The Orioles are hosting "Arts in the Ballpark," a series of arts and entertainment events for the public at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota. With free and low-cost offerings featuring family-friendly concerts, hands-on activities, and even a holiday ice show, the series appeals to a wide range of tastes and interests.
Arts in the Ballpark Schedule:
SARASOTA ORCHESTRA'S SPIRIT OF AMERICA
The Sarasota Orchestra's 65th season culminates in this family-friendly outdoor Pops concert, featuring guest artist Molly Cherryholmes, a five time Grammy-nominated violinist, vocalist and songwriter. The orchestra performs a narrated, musical version of Casey at the Bat and the thrilling Roundball Rock, Colors of the Wind from Pocahontas, John Williams' Star Wars, and Bernstein's West Side Story. Enjoy a spectacular fireworks display following the concert.
Saturday, May 10
ALL-AMERICAN FAMILY DAY & CONCERT
A day of free activities designed for the whole family to honor returning military veterans. The festivities will begin with a ceremony honoring veterans, then attendees will enjoy hands-on activities for the whole family. An exhibition softball game will take place on the Ed Smith Stadium main field featuring local veterans squaring off against Sarasota celebrities. Families can cap off a full day of fun with free concerts by Grammy Award-winning "America" and New York-based singer-songwriter Margaret Valentine. Part of The Patterson Foundation's Legacy of Valor campaign honoring veterans and their families, the event is in partnership with Booker High School, Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida, Goodwill Manasota and Sarasota Military Academy.
Sunday, April 6
ICE ON THE DIAMOND -- A HOLIDAY CELEBRATION
In a first for Sarasota's Ed Smith Stadium, the Orioles presented world-class skaters in "Ice on the Diamond - A Holiday Celebration," a dazzling, holiday-themed show on a specially engineered ice stage on the ballpark's main field. The stadium was decked out for the holidays, creating a festive backdrop to this family-friendly event featuring top skaters and comedic actors who have performed for audiences around the world.
Friday, December 20
A family day of free, fun, hands-on activities that celebrated "Any Given Child Sarasota," a program to expand arts education in Sarasota County schools. The event was held in partnership with the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Sarasota County Schools and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Saturday, October 26
About Orioles in Sarasota 365
Through Sarasota 365, the Orioles and OriolesREACH -- the ballclub's charitable arm -- demonstrate the club's year-round engagement with the Greater Sarasota community. Whether hosting youth activities, participating in charitable causes or partnering in efforts to boost the local economy, the Orioles are active in the region all year long, proving that their commitment to the club's southern home goes far beyond baseball.