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.

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

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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:

Venice Pride Festival & Pet Parade
Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022 at 11am-4pm
3276 E. Venice Ave., Venice, FL
Organized by Venice Pride and Suncoast MCC

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

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
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
Date TBD
Airport Festival Grounds
Organized by ChalkFestival.org

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

Eggstravaganza
Date TBD in 2022 from 10am to 2pm
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
Date TBD for 2022
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

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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, 2022 at 9pm
Organized by City of Venice: venicegov.com

Christmas In July
Date TBD in 2022
Downtown Venice shopping and dining promotion
Organized by Venice MainStreet: VisitVeniceFL.org

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SEPTEMBER 

13th Annual Downtown Venice Craft Festival
Date TBD in 2022 from 10am-4pm
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

Halloween Parade and Costume Strut
Date TBD in 2022
Downtown Venice
Organized by VeniceLionsClub.com and Venice MainStreet: VisitVeniceFL.org

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NOVEMBER 

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

Chocolate Walk
November 11, 2021 from 5-8pm
Downtown Venice shopping and dining promotion
Organized by Venice MainStreet: VisitVeniceFL.org

WineFeast
November 18, 2021 from 6pm-9pm
Historic Venice Train Depot
Organized by Sertoma Club of Venice: venicesertoma.com

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

Venice Holiday Parade
November 27, 2021
Parade route: The parade officially begins at 6:30 p.m. at the corner of Park Blvd. and W. Venice Ave (south side). It will proceed on the north side of W. Venice Ave. after crossing over Harbor Drive. From there, it will make a turn on Nokomis Avenue and go all the way down to Turin Street, where it turns right, ultimately making its way to the Venice Community Center, where the parade ends. 
Organized by veniceholidayparade.com

Chanukah Klezmer Festival
November 28, 2021 at 4:30-6:30pm
Centennial Park
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 (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
In 2021 there will not be an actual Holiday Tree Lighting event as in the past due to covid restrictions. Participants will start decorating November 26th. The lights won’t go on until all trees have been checked for safety. Lighting of the trees will happen between December 6th and December 10th.
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.