Annual Community Events

There’s Always Something Happening in Venice!

Things are always happening in Venice! Below you will find a list of annual events on the island that keep people coming back year after year. For a monthly calendar of community-wide, Venice area events CLICK HERE. Please note these events may be subject to change or cancellation. On July 24, the City issued the following press release: Consistent with current CDC guidelines on large gatherings and social distancing, as a protective measure against the spread of COVID-19, the City of Venice is reinstating its moratorium on the issuance of special event permits on public property within the City. This restriction will remain in effect until further notice.

ONGOING:
Farmer’s Market
Venice City Hall
8am-1pm Saturdays, Nov – April
8am-12pm Saturdays, May – Oct
thevenicefarmersmarket.org

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

Historic Train Depot Tours (CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)
303 East Venice Ave.
10am-1pm Saturdays (year-round)
10am-3pm Mon, Wed, Fri, Nov – April
veniceareahistoricalsociety.org

Venice MainStreet’s Friday Night Concert Series (CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)
2nd and 4th Fridays each month (excluding December)
7-9pm Gazebo in Centennial Park
Click here for schedule

Gazebo Starlight Cinema, Movies in the Park (CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)
Organized by Venice Institute for Performing Arts
1st Fridays each month
At sunset in Centennial Park
Click here for schedule

JANUARY:
Rotary Art Festival
10-5pm Third Full Weekend of January – Airport Festival Grounds
Organized by Venice-Nokomis Rotary: venicenokomisrotary.org

January Craft Festival
10-5pm Fourth Full Weekend of January – Miami Ave
Organized by Howard Alan Events artfestival.com and Venice MainStreet: VisitVeniceFL.org

FEBRUARY:
Braves on Miami: Mardi Gras Style
5-10pm, Miami Ave. W.
Organized by Venice MainStreet: VisitVeniceFL.org

Italian Feast
Fourth Full Weekend of February – Airport Festival Grounds
Organized by The Italian American Club of Venice: italianamericanclubofvenice.com

Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Crawl
4-7pm Day before Ash Wednesday- Historic Downtown Venice
Organized by Venice MainStreet: VisitVeniceFL.org

MARCH:
March Art Classic
10-5pm First Full Weekend of March – W Venice Ave
Organized by Howard Alan Events artfestival.com and Venice MainStreet: VisitVeniceFL.org

Corvette Show A-Vette Together (CANCELED FOR MARCH 2020)
Centennial Park
Organized by VeniceFloridaCorvettes.com 

Writers Festival and Book Fair (CANCELED FOR MARCH)
West Blalock Park
Organized by Venice Heritage, Inc: venicebookfair.com

Suncoast BBQ & Bluegrass Bash (CANCELED FOR MARCH 2020)
Venice Airport Festival Grounds
Organized by suncoastbbqbash.com

AACA Annual Car Show (CANCELED FOR MARCH 2020)
Centennial Park
Organized by Antique Automobile Club of America Venice Region: venice.aaca.com

APRIL:
Shark’s Tooth Festival (CANCELED FOR APRIL 2020)
Airport Festival Grounds
Organized by sharkstoothfest.com

Eggstravaganza (CANCELED 2020)
9:30-11am Saturday before Easter – Centennial Park
Organized by VeniceLionsClub.com and Venice MainStreet: VisitVeniceFL.org

Relay for Life (CANCELED FOR APRIL 2020)
Airport Festival Grounds
Organized by Relay for Life American Cancer Society: acsevents.org

MAY:
Brew Bash (CANCELED FOR MAY 2020)
Centennial Park
Organized by VeniceBrewBash.com

JUNE:
June Craft Festival (CANCELED FOR JUNE 2020)
10-4pm Third Full Weekend of June – Miami Ave
Organized by Howard Alan Events artfestival.com and Venice MainStreet: VisitVeniceFL.org

JULY:
4th of July Fireworks (CANCELED FOR JULY 2020)
9pm July 4th – Humphris Park (South Jetty)
Organized by City of Venice: venicegov.com

Christmas In July
Downtown Venice
Organized by Venice MainStreet: VisitVeniceFL.org

SEPTEMBER:
September Craft Festival (CANCELED FOR SEPTEMBER 2020)
10-4pm Labor Day Weekend – Miami Ave
Organized by Howard Alan Events artfestival.com and Venice MainStreet: VisitVeniceFL.org

Venice Beach Party (CANCELED FOR SEPTEMBER 2020)
2:30-8pm Fourth Saturday of September – Venice Public Beach
Organized Venice MainStreet: VisitVeniceFL.org

OCTOBER:
Oktoberfest (CANCELED FOR OCTOBER 2020)
Downtown Venice
Organized by Venice MainStreet: VisitVeniceFL.org

WineFeast (CANCELED FOR OCTOBER 2020)
6pm Thursday before Sun Fiesta- Nokomis Ave.
Organized by Sertoma Club of Venice: venicesertoma.com

Sun Fiesta (CANCELED FOR OCTOBER 2020)
Centennial Park
Organized by Women’s Sertoma Club of Venice: womenssertoma.com

Children’s Halloween Parade (CANCELED FOR OCTOBER 2020)
Centennial Park
Organized by VeniceLionsClub.com and Venice MainStreet: VisitVeniceFL.org

NOVEMBER:
November Art Festival (CANCELED FOR NOVEMBER 2020)
10-5pm First Full Weekend of November – W Venice Avenue
Organized by Howard Alan Events artfestival.com and Venice MainStreet: VisitVeniceFL.org

Chalk Festival (TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED for November 13-15)
Airport Festival Grounds
Organized by chalkfestival.org

Venice Holiday Parade (CANCELED FOR NOVEMBER 2020)
Saturday after Thanksgiving – W Venice Avenue
Organized by veniceholidayparade.com

DECEMBER:
Christmas Walk
5-8pm First Thursday December – Downtown
Organized by Venice MainStreet: VisitVeniceFL.org

Venice Christmas Boat Parade (CANCELED FOR DECEMBER 2020)
First Saturday of December – Intracoastal Waterway
Organized by venicechristmasboatparade.com

Holiday Tree Lighting (In 2020, trees will be lit from early December until January 2, 2021)
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 www.visitvenicefl.org/calendar or call 941-484-6722.