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Welcome

Welcome to historic St. Armands Circle!

Whether it is your first time or 100th time, a visit to St. Armands Circleis always a memorable one.

Nestled between the sparkling waters of Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, St. Armands is truly unique in concept, history and ambience. It’s easy to relax, unwind, and let your cares fade away.

Renowned as a continental marketplace, the Circle is a charming and graceful synthesis of past and present, with its lush tropical plants, courtyards and patios, antique statuary and contemporary architectural design. Whether shopping for trinkets and treasures, high fashion or home décor, gourmet snacks to candlelit feasts under the stars, you’ll find it all on the Circle.

All this contributes to an international atmosphere of genuine warmth, enduring elegance and timeless style and it’s what sets us apart-  from all the rest.

St. Armands Circle is the vision of its founder, circus magnate, John Ringling.  His influence is still present today in the design of the streets radiating from the island’s hub and in the Italian statuary, many from his personal collection.

Make sure to pick up a copy of our statue brochure and enjoy a leisurely, self-guided walking tour of our beautiful statues. Delve into St. Armands’ history by taking a stroll around the “Circus Ring of Fame,” located in the Circle Park, which honors numerous circus performing legends.

There’s always something exciting happening on the Circle; just take a look at our annual calendar of events.

We offer a wide range, from art festivals to a “spooktacular” family Halloween event to a tasting event that’s a gourmet delight, plus spectacular car shows featuring everything from fabulous Ferraris, posh Porsches, classic Corvettes and jazzy Jaguars to classic antiques. During the holiday season, you won’t want to miss the most magical night of all, Holiday Night of Lights, our holiday season extravaganza. Truly an event for the young and young at heart.

We are honored to have received, once again, a 4 ½ star rating, from TripAdvisor, and to be awarded the “Certificate of Excellence” for our continued standard of excellence.

We are proud that St. Armands Circle is one of only three high-end shopping destinations in the U.S. that produces its own exclusive magazine, circulated nationwide and reminding its readers of the uniqueness, charm, history and style that have made St. Armands world-renowned.

Visit our website, starmandscircleassoc.com, to stay in touch with all that is uniquely St. Armands throughout the year.

So, I invite you to come and join us!

As we celebrate our 91st year, our 138 merchants are committed to making your visit as memorable as it is rewarding. Visit for a day or stay for a lifetime; the St. Armands experience is one you won’t soon forget. You’ll discover you won’t have to travel far to find the world’s treasures; they’re all here on St. Armands Circle.

On behalf of all of the members of the St. Armands Circle Association, Welcome to St. Armands—the Jewel of Sarasota.

Diana M. Corrigan

Executive Director
St. Armands Circle Association