The City of Venice has an online application for organizations, clubs and businesses interested in participating in the 2023 Venice Holiday Parade downtown.

To apply, click this link: or visit the Venice Holiday Parade webpage at All applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. November 1, 2023.

About the parade & application process
The parade, set for 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 25, is now in its 47th year and welcomes thousands of spectators. For complete parade details, including early chair setup, pre-parade events, parade route, road closures, live streaming information and safety reminders, visit the Venice Holiday Parade webpage.

Longtime Venice residents Bob and Sue Hebert remain as the parade organizers and serve as the main contact for parade applicants. An automatic email will be sent to those submitting an application, confirming your application has been received and is under review. The email will include all the applicant’s submitted unit and contact information.

Once applications have been reviewed by the parade committee, applicants will receive additional emails, letting them know if their entry was approved or denied, and next steps. Your application does not guarantee your spot in the parade.

The City will host a mandatory holiday parade safety meeting for all approved entrants. All parade entrants will be required to attend either in person or virtually. The meeting is tentatively set for the week prior to the parade. Approved applicants will receive details at a later date.

Anyone experiencing technical issues or needing assistance with the online application should contact City Special Events and Marketing Coordinator Brianne Lorenz at 941-882-7439.

All applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. November 1, 2023.

Photo and information provided by Lorraine Anderson, Public Information Officer, City of Venice.