Annual Community-wide Events

Things are always happening in Venice! Below you will find a list of annual community-wide events that keep people coming back year after year. For a monthly calendar of Venice area events CLICK HERE. Please note these events may be subject to change or cancellation due to COVID-19 public health and safety guidelines issued by local, county, state or federal government.

For Venice MainStreet’s signature downtown events CLICK HERE.

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ONGOING:

Historic Venice Train Depot Tours
303 East Venice Ave.
See website for tour schedule: veniceareahistoricalsociety.org

Venice Farmers Market

Venice City Hall
8am-12pm Saturdays, April-September (Summer)
8am-1pm Saturdays, October-March (Winter)
thevenicefarmersmarket.org

Venice MainStreet’s Friday Night Concert Series
Second and fourth Fridays each month
7-9pm Gazebo in Centennial Park
Click here for schedule

Venice Museum & Archives (tours and exhibits)
351 Nassau St. S.
10am-4pm Mon – Wed
11am-3pm 1st & 3rd Saturdays, Oct – April
venicemuseum.org

Venice Performing Arts Center
1 Indian Ave., Building 5
Year round shows
veniceperformingartscenter.com

Venice Theatre
140 Tampa Ave. W
Year round shows
venicetheatre.org

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JANUARY:

Annual Fine Arts & Crafts Festival (Venice-Nokomis Rotary)
January 15-16, 2022
Airport Festival Grounds
Organized by Venice-Nokomis Rotary: venicenokomisrotary.org

14th Annual Downtown Venice Craft Festival
January 29-30, 2022 from 10am-5pm (canceled on Saturday, 29th due to high winds but will open Sunday, 30th from10am-5pm)
Downtown Venice
Organized by Howard Alan Events artfestival.com and Venice MainStreet: VisitVeniceFL.org

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FEBRUARY:

33rd Annual Venice Italian Feast & Carnival
February 24-27, 2022
Airport Festival Grounds
Organized by The Italian American Club of Venice: italianamericanclubofvenice.com

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MARCH

Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Crawl
March 1, 2022 from 4-7pm
Downtown Venice
Organized by Venice MainStreet
More info: visitvenicefl.org/fat-tuesday-mardi-gras-crawl-2022/

21st Annual Downtown Venice Art Classic
March 5-6, 2022 from 10am-5pm
Downtown Venice
Organized by Howard Alan Events artfestival.com and Venice MainStreet: VisitVeniceFL.org

Quilt Show: Quilting by the Gulf
March 5-6, 2022
Venice Community Center
Organized by Venice Area Quilters’ Guild

18th Annual Corvette Show: A-Vette Together 
Next year: March 19, 2023 from 8am-3pm
Centennial Park
Organized by VeniceFloridaCorvettes.com 

Downtown Venice Wine Walk
March 24, 2022 from 5-7pm
Downtown Venice
Organized by Venice MainStreet
Get tickets: visitvenicefl.org/downtown-venice-wine-walk-2022/

32nd Annual AACA Car Show
March 27, 2022 from 8am-3pm
Centennial Park
Organized by Antique Automobile Club of America Venice Region: veniceaaca.com

Writers Festival and Book Fair
March 25-26, 2022
William H. Jervey, Jr. Venice Public Library and West Blalock Park
Organized by Venice Heritage, Inc: venicebookfair.com

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APRIL

Chalk Festival
April 1-4, 2022
Airport Festival Grounds
Organized by ChalkFestival.org

Eggstravaganza
April 16, 2022
West Blalock Park egg hunt; music in Centennial Park
Organized by VeniceLionsClub.com and Venice MainStreet: VisitVeniceFL.org

BBQ & Bluegrass Hoot ‘n’ Annie
April 23, 2022
Fox Lea Farm
Organized by suncoastfoundation.com

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MAY

Venice Beach Party
May 21, 2022 from 3pm-8pm
Venice Public Beach
Organized by Venice MainStreet VisitVeniceFL.org

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JUNE

29th Annual Downtown Venice Craft Festival
June 18-19, 2022
Downtown Venice
Organized by Howard Alan Events artfestival.com and Venice MainStreet: VisitVeniceFL.org

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JULY

July 4th Fireworks
July 4, 2022 at 9pm
Organized by City of Venice: venicegov.com

Christmas In July
July 15-16, 2022 from 10am-4pm
Downtown Venice shopping and dining promotion
Organized by Venice MainStreet: VisitVeniceFL.org

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SEPTEMBER 

13th Annual Labor Day Weekend Venice Craft Festival
September 3-4, 2022
Downtown Venice
Organized by Howard Alan Events artfestival.com and Venice MainStreet: VisitVeniceFL.org

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OCTOBER

Sun Fiesta
October 14, 15, 16, 2022
Downtown Venice
Organized by Women’s Sertoma Club of Venice: womenssertoma.com

Chalk Festival: A Spirited Museum in Motion
October 28-31, 2022
Pavement and illusion art, music festival, vendors, beverages and interactive art
Venice Airport Festival Grounds
610 Airport Avenue East
Organized by ChalkFestival.org

Halloween Parade
Date TBD
Downtown Venice
Organized by VeniceLionsClub.com and Venice MainStreet: VisitVeniceFL.org

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NOVEMBER 

34th Annual Downtown Venice Art Festival
November 5-6, 2022 from 10am-5pm
Downtown Venice
Organized by Howard Alan Events artfestival.com and Venice MainStreet: VisitVeniceFL.org

Chocolate Walk
Date TBD from 5-8pm
Downtown Venice shopping and dining promotion
Organized by Venice MainStreet: VisitVeniceFL.org

WineFeast
Date TBD from 6pm-9pm
Organized by Sertoma Club of Venice: venicesertoma.com

2022 Pride Festival in Venice
Saturday, November 12, 2022 at 11am-4pm
Downtown Venice
Organized by Venice Pride

Small Business Saturday
Saturday after Thanksgiving
Downtown Venice shopping and dining promotion

Venice Holiday Parade
Saturday after Thanksgiving
Downtown Venice
Organized by the City of Venice

Chanukah Klezmer Festival
Date TBD
Centennial Park in Downtown Venice
Organized by Chabad of Venice

Artists Sunday
Sunday after Thanksgiving
Downtown Venice and Venice Art Center shopping promotion
VisitVeniceFL.org

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DECEMBER 

Christmas Walk
December 1, 2022 from 5-8pm
Downtown Venice shopping and dining promotion
Organized by Venice MainStreet: VisitVeniceFL.org

Venice Christmas Boat Parade
December 3, 2022
Intracoastal Waterway
Organized by venicechristmasboatparade.com

Holiday Tree Lighting
Date TBD
West Blalock Park- Monty Andrews Arboretum
Organized by Venice Area Beautification, Inc.: VABI.org

Please note that dates and locations may vary. For more information on events go to visitvenicefl.org/calendar or call 941-484-6722.