Annual Community-wide Events

Things are always happening in Venice! Below you will find a list of annual community-wide events on the island 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.

****August 24th and 27th, 2021 UPDATES AFFECTING EVENTS: CLICK HERE ****

For Venice MainStreet’s signature downtown events CLICK HERE.

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ONGOING:

Venice Farmer’s Market
Venice City Hall
8am-12pm Saturdays, April-September (Summer)
8am-1pm Saturdays, October-March (Winter)
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
Second and fourth Fridays each month
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

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JANUARY:

Annual Fine Arts & Crafts Festival (Venice-Nokomis Rotary)
TBD
Airport Festival Grounds
Organized by Venice-Nokomis Rotary: venicenokomisrotary.org

14th Annual Downtown Venice Craft Festival
January 29-30, 2022 from 10am-5pm
Downtown Venice
Organized by Howard Alan Events artfestival.com and Venice MainStreet: VisitVeniceFL.org

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FEBRUARY:

Sweetheart Stroll
February 11, 2021 from 5-8pm
Downtown Venice shopping and dining promotion
Organized by Venice MainStreet: VisitVeniceFL.org

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

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

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

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
March 17, 2021 (throughout the day)
Downtown Venice shopping and dining promotion, live music at restaurants
Organized by Venice MainStreet: VisitVeniceFL.org

Corvette Show A-Vette Together 

March 20, 2022
Centennial Park
Organized by VeniceFloridaCorvettes.com 

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

Writers Festival and Book Fair
Date TBD
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

Shark’s Tooth Festival
Date TBD
Airport Festival Grounds
Organized by sharkstoothfest.com

Eggstravaganza
April 3, 2021 from 10am to 2pm
Multiple locations throughout Downtown Venice
Organized by VeniceLionsClub.com and Venice MainStreet: VisitVeniceFL.org
More info: https://www.visitvenicefl.org/eggstravaganza-2021/

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

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MAY

Relay for Life
May 14-15, 2021
Relay For Life may look a little different in 2021. Its event leadership team is working hard to find the safest way to Relay in this upcoming year. They will be updating their website and social media channels with fun activities, virtual meetings, recognition and our amazing fundraisers.
Organized by Relay for Life American Cancer Society: acsevents.org
Contact: Wendy Rivera, wendy.rivera@cancer.org

Spring Sidewalk Sale
May 21-22, 2021
Downtown Venice shopping promotion
Organized by Venice MainStreet

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JUNE

28th Annual Downtown Venice Craft Festival
June 19-20, 2021
West Venice Avenue
Organized by Howard Alan Events artfestival.com and Venice MainStreet: VisitVeniceFL.org

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JULY

July 4th Fireworks
July 4, 2021 at 9pm
Organized by City of Venice: venicegov.com

Christmas In July
July 16-17, 2021
Downtown Venice shopping and dining promotion
Organized by Venice MainStreet: VisitVeniceFL.org

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SEPTEMBER 

12th Annual Downtown Venice Craft Festival
September 4-5, 2021
10am-4pm, free but requires ticket for entry GET TICKETS HERE
Downtown Venice
Organized by Howard Alan Events artfestival.com and Venice MainStreet: VisitVeniceFL.org

Venice Beach Party (CANCELED FOR 2021)
Venice Public Beach
Organized Venice MainStreet: VisitVeniceFL.org

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OCTOBER

Oktoberfest Beer Walk (CANCELED FOR 2021)
Date TBD- Downtown Venice shopping and dining promotion
Organized by Venice MainStreet: VisitVeniceFL.org

Sun Fiesta (CANCELED FOR 2021)
Downtown Venice
Organized by Women’s Sertoma Club of Venice: womenssertoma.com

Children’s Halloween Parade (SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION)
Date TBD
Downtown Venice
Organized by VeniceLionsClub.com and Venice MainStreet: VisitVeniceFL.org

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NOVEMBER 

33rd Annual Downtown Venice Art Festival (SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION)
November 6-7, 2021
Downtown Venice
Organized by Howard Alan Events artfestival.com and Venice MainStreet: VisitVeniceFL.org

Chalk Festival (POSTPONED UNTIL APRIL 2022)
Venice Airport Festival Grounds
Organized by chalkfestival.org

Wine & Chocolate Walk (SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION)
November 18, 2021 from 5-8pm
Downtown Venice shopping and dining promotion
Organized by Venice MainStreet: VisitVeniceFL.org

WineFeast (SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION)
Date and location TBD
Organized by Sertoma Club of Venice: venicesertoma.com

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

Artists Sunday
Sunday after Thanksgiving
Downtown Venice shopping promotion
https://www.visitvenicefl.org/artists-sunday/

Venice Holiday Parade (SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION)
Date TBD
West Venice Avenue
Organized by veniceholidayparade.com

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DECEMBER 

Christmas Walk (SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION)
December 2, 2021 from 5-8pm
Downtown Venice shopping and dining promotion
Organized by Venice MainStreet: VisitVeniceFL.org

Venice Christmas Boat Parade
December 4, 2021
Intracoastal Waterway
Organized by venicechristmasboatparade.com

Holiday Tree Lighting (SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION)
December 11, 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.

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