Dust off your baseball caps and join the block party on Miami Avenue in downtown Venice on Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 5 to 10 p.m. to kick off the beginning of spring training in Mardi Gras style. Hosted by Venice MainStreet in partnership with the Atlanta Braves Spring Training Organization, the evening will be filled with fun activities for the whole family.
Kids activities include inflatable corn hole and face painting, plus food and drink trucks, Mardi Gras merchandise, plus much more add to the excitement of the event. Braves player, Andruw Jones will be in attendance for a meet and greet. The Grammy award winning Rebirth Brass Band, a New Orleans institution, will transport attendees to the streets of the French Quarter, with its combination of traditional instrumentation with funk, hip-hop, soul, and other modern elements. The band’s high energy will be sure to have everyone dancing in the streets.
Michael Dunn, Vice President of Florida Operations for the Atlanta Braves, shared, “We are thrilled to be invited by Venice MainStreet to help celebrate the start of Atlanta Braves Spring Training. Atlanta Brave legend Andruw Jones and others will be on hand to help kick off the season!”
Proceeds from this event go to two local nonprofit organizations: Venice Challenger Baseball and Venice MainStreet. Admission is $5 and kids under 12 are free. Parking is within comfortable walking distance. Don’t miss out on this wonderful community event. For more information, go to visitvenicefl.org or contact Venice MainStreet at 941-484-6722.
Purchase tickets: HERE
Sponsored by Venice Institute for Performing Arts (VIPA) in partnership with Venice MainStreet
Bring your favorite lawn chair and enjoy FREE movies on the first Friday of each month! Movies start at sunset in Centennial Park. Shop local and support Venice businesses and restaurants by buying your movie snacks, dinner, ice cream or gelato downtown.
January 3- Percy Jackson and the Olympians
February 7- X-Men
March 6- The Sand Lot
Dates with movie titles TBA:
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Venice MainStreet sponsors free concerts at the gazebo in Centennial Park. At 7pm twice a month on 2nd and 4th Fridays, bring your favorite lawn chair and enjoy live music outdoors in beautiful historic downtown Venice!
January 10- Josh Reilly Trio
January 24- Johnny Rawls
February 14 – Patchouli and Terra Guitarra
February 28 – Wendy Barmore
March 13 – Matthew Mayes and Forrest Shafer
March 27 – Patchouli and Terra Guitarra
April 10 – Skylark
April 24- Robin and The Retros
May 22- Blues to Blackstreet Duo
June 12- Soundwave
June 26- Mindy Simmons
July 10- Friends and Company Band
July 24- The Alie Kats
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Presented by Howard Alan Events and Venice MainStreet
Saturday, January 25th and Sunday, January 26th, 2020
10am to 5pm
200 W Miami Ave in Venice, FL
Join us in Downtown Venice to browse and purchase a wide variety of ceramics, jewelry, stained glass, metal works and much more. Our event will be set up along West Miami Avenue, one of Venice’s historic downtown streets. Our Green Market offers live flora, freshly popped kettle corn, gourmet spices, and sauces. Come meet and visit with some of the nation’s best crafters, as you stroll along downtown Venice. Located on Florida’s west coast, Venice is a vibrant town on the Gulf of Mexico, filled with historic charm, natural beauty, and independently owned shops and restaurants.
For information on being a vendor at the arts and crafts festivals in downtown Venice, visit www.artfestival.com