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 related public health and safety guidelines issued by local, county, state or federal governments.

For Venice MainStreet’s signature downtown events CLICK HERE.

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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 
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:

Rotary Art Festival (CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)
10-5pm third weekend of January – Airport Festival Grounds
Organized by Venice-Nokomis Rotary: venicenokomisrotary.org

Downtown Craft Festival (CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)
10-5pm fourth weekend of January – Miami Ave
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

Italian Feast (CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)
Fourth weekend of February – Airport Festival Grounds
Organized by The Italian American Club of Venice: italianamericanclubofvenice.com

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MARCH

Downtown Art Classic (CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)
Date TBD
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 (CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)

Date TBD
Centennial Park
Organized by VeniceFloridaCorvettes.com 

Writers Festival and Book Fair (CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)
Date TBD
West Blalock Park
Organized by Venice Heritage, Inc: venicebookfair.com

Suncoast BBQ & Bluegrass Bash (CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)
Date TBD
Venice Airport Festival Grounds
Organized by suncoastbbqbash.com

AACA Annual Car Show (CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)
Date TBD
Centennial Park
Organized by Antique Automobile Club of America Venice Region: venice.aaca.com

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APRIL (EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION)

Shark’s Tooth Festival (CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)
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/

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MAY (EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION)

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 (EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION)

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 (EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION)

July 4th Fireworks
July 4, 2021 at 9pm
NOTE: Although the South Jetty (Humphris Park) and Jetty Jacks Refreshment Deck will be closed for safety July 3-4, the fireworks display may be viewed on area beaches from Caspersen to Nokomis, as well as from other locations around Venice. Arrive early to secure your spot. Social distancing between groups is encouraged. Boats should be at anchor by 8:30 p.m. July 4; the Venice Inlet will be closed to boat traffic at 8:45 p.m. until about 45 minutes after the display’s grand finale. In the case of inclement weather, the fireworks show may be delayed. Please visit the City of Venice Facebook page (Venice, Florida Municipal Government), Twitter (@CityofVeniceFL), or the News section of the City website homepage venicegov.com.
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 (EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION)

12th Annual Downtown Venice Craft Festival
September 4-5, 2021
West Venice Avenue
Organized by Howard Alan Events artfestival.com and Venice MainStreet: VisitVeniceFL.org

Venice Beach Party
Date TBD
Venice Public Beach
Organized Venice MainStreet: VisitVeniceFL.org

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OCTOBER (EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION)

Oktoberfest
Date TBD
Downtown Venice shopping and dining promotion
Organized by Venice MainStreet: VisitVeniceFL.org

WineFeast
Date TBD
Downtown Venice
Organized by Sertoma Club of Venice: venicesertoma.com

Sun Fiesta
Date TBD
Centennial Park
Organized by Women’s Sertoma Club of Venice: womenssertoma.com

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

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NOVEMBER (EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION)

33rd Annual Downtown Venice Art Festival
November 6-7, 2021
West Venice Avenue
Organized by Howard Alan Events artfestival.com and Venice MainStreet: VisitVeniceFL.org

Chalk Festival
October 29 – November 1
Venice Airport Festival Grounds
Organized by chalkfestival.org

Chocolate Walk
Date TBD
Downtown Venice shopping and dining promotion
Organized by Venice MainStreet: VisitVeniceFL.org

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
Date TBD
West Venice Avenue
Organized by veniceholidayparade.com

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DECEMBER (EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION)

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

Venice Christmas Boat Parade
First Saturday of December – Intracoastal Waterway
Organized by venicechristmasboatparade.com

Holiday Tree Lighting
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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