2022 Downtown Venice Christmas Walk, December 1

2022 Downtown Venice Christmas Walk, December 1

Thursday, December 1 from 5pm-8pm
Free and open to the public

Enjoy extended hours at local shops, treats, live music and the twinkle of lights on decorated trees along Miami, Tampa and West Venice avenues. Take a stroll and delight in the warm glow of decorated holiday storefront windows. Find out who won Venice MainStreet’s decoration awards for Most Creative, Most Elegant, Most Traditional, Most Creative Use of Merchandise, Most Whimsical, and Best Use of Lights. Presented by Venice MainStreet.

See Santa
Outside of Eyes on You boutique, W Venice Ave., 5-8pm

Live Music
George DeJong, Mothers Cupboard Spice Shoppe and The Island Bookshop, Miami Ave. W, 5-8pm
Glen Babcock on accordion, Venice Wine & Coffee Company, W Venice Ave., 5-7pm
Emma the Harpist, Seaside Chic Boutique, W Venice Ave., 5-7pm
Forrest Shafer, breezeway of Burgundy Square Cafe and Bodrum Restaurant, 5-8pm
James Albritton, Seed & Bean Market, W Venice Ave., 5-8pm
Joey Lawhorne, Sunbug and Twist Boutique, West Venice Ave. 5-8pm
Lion Rampant Pipe and Drum
, strolling throughout the district, 6-8pm
Nick Fiasco, Cafe Venice, W Venice Ave, 5:30-9pm
Swinging Bridge, Venice Avenue Creamery, West Venice Ave, 5-8pm
The Venice Chorale Carolers, strolling throughout the district, 5-6pm

Participating downtown Venice MainStreet partners include but are not limited to the following:

206- The Island Bookshop LIVE MUSIC
208- Mothers Cupboard Spice Shoppe LIVE MUSIC
225 #2- Island Way Boutique
225 #5- Bodrum Restaurant LIVE MUSIC
227- Burgundy Square Cafe LIVE MUSIC

San Marco Building
230- EmmaTrang Beauty Lounge
248- Tri Healthy CBD



101- Cafe Venice LIVE MUSIC
116- Seed & Bean Market LIVE MUSIC
136- Patchington
137- Twist Boutique LIVE MUSIC
140- Eyes on You
141- Sunbug LIVE MUSIC


201- Venice Wine & Coffee Company
213B- Kristine Grace Resort Wear
215- Premier Sotheby’s International Realty
225- Scarlet Macaw Resort Wear
227- Island Gift Nook
237- The Boutique by the Beach
247- Shirt Shop
249- Venice Avenue Creamery LIVE MUSIC


303A- Celebration Corner
303B- Lisa’s Classic Rose
307- Florida Oil & Vinegar Company
310 #104- Seaside Chic Boutique LIVE MUSIC
311- B & B Bootery
317B- Laurie Jean & Co.
351- Gulf Shores Realty

Chocolate Walk 2022, Nov 17

Chocolate Walk 2022, Nov 17

PLEASE NOTE: This event date has been changed to Thursday, November 17th.
Delectable & Decadent– An Evening All About Chocolate in Downtown Venice! Chocolate bliss awaits you on the avenues. Tour the 30+ participating shops and restaurants in historic downtown Venice for mouth-watering chocolate treats, drinks, chocolate themed items, ice cream and more. A delicious shopping and dining experience presented by Venice MainStreet. 

Participating Venice MainStreet Partners include (but are not limited to):

Burgundy Square Cafe
Deb Peters Coaching
Engel & Völkers Venice Downtown
Island Way Boutique
Mothers Cupboard Spice Shoppe
Nest Venice
The Island Bookshop
Venice Locale

EmmaTrang Beauty Lounge
Tri Healthy CBD
Voila! Petite Fine Art Gallery

Aqua Silks Studio
Cafe Venice
Coldwell Banker Realty
Gulf Shores Realty
Island Gift Nook
Kristine Grace Resort Wear
Luxurious Interiors
Made in Italy
Nanas A Children’s Shop
RE/MAX Platinum Realty
Ristorante San Marco
Seed and Bean Market
Shirt Shop
The Boutique by the Beach
Things I Like
Twist Boutique
Venice Avenue Creamery
Venice in Vogue
Venice Olive Oil Company

Nick Fiasco at Cafe Venice (West Venice Ave)
Laura Hedderman Music at Mothers Cupboard Spice Shoppe (Miami Ave West)

34th Annual Downtown Venice Art Festival

34th Annual Downtown Venice Art Festival

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. Considered one of the best kept secrets in all of Florida, the community of Venice has a number of special surprises awaiting you. Whether you like shopping in the unique stores of the downtown Venice Main Street district or prefer golfing, boating, or other recreational activities, Venice has it all. Settled along West Venice Avenue, the Downtown Venice Art Festival adds to the ambiance of this unique town. More than 100 of the nation’s most notable artists will exhibit their work, ranging in mediums from photography to jewelry, paintings to sculpture, ceramics, glass, mixed media and more during this weekend community festival. Festival patrons and art collectors alike can meet and visit with their favorite artists, view and purchase original works, or commission custom pieces. Presented by Howard Alan Events in partnership with Venice MainStreet.

Oktoberfest Concert at Gazebo

Oktoberfest Concert at Gazebo

Head to the gazebo in Centennial Park in downtown Venice on Friday, October 21st from 7-9pm to get into the spirit of Oktoberfest! Enjoy the music of First Brass of Sarasota and take a selfie in the Oktoberfest-themed photo booth. Presented by Venice MainStreet.

200 West Venice Avenue
PLEASE NOTE: No alcoholic beverages are allowed in Centennial Park.

2022 Children’s Halloween Parade

2022 Children’s Halloween Parade

Halloween is quickly approaching and Venice Area children are picking out their costumes to show off in the Annual Children’s Halloween Parade, Monday, October 31, at 4:30pm in Centennial Park. The parade down West Venice Avenue will begin promptly at 5pm led by the Lions Club of Venice float and members.
The Venice Lions Club has proudly sponsored this event for 60+ years. More than 500 children are expected to receive candy treats from its members. Following the brief parade, children will be free to trick or treat for more goodies at participating locations along the avenues.
It is an event for all ages and fun for the whole family. Venice MainStreet and its partners are delighted to support this annual event- a showcase for our downtown.
13th Annual Downtown Venice Craft Festival

13th Annual Downtown Venice Craft Festival

13th Annual Downtown Venice Labor Day Weekend Craft Festival
Saturday, September 3, 2022 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday, September 4, 2022 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Miami Avenue West in Venice, Florida 34285
Free Admission

The tremendous support of the Venice community is one reason why this craft festival is so successful! The festival showcases the work of talented crafters while situated on beautiful, charming Miami Avenue West in Downtown Venice, where you can also explore independently owned shops and restaurants in the historic district. Brought to you by Howard Alan Events in partnership with Venice MainStreet.

Christmas in July 2022

Christmas in July 2022

Friday, July 15th and Saturday, July 16th from 10am-4pm
Get ready for the biggest sale of the season on Friday, July 15th and Saturday, July 16th from 10am-4pm at 40+ participating locations presented by Venice MainStreet! Enjoy Christmas-themed windows and great discounts*, register to win one of several gift baskets, ride the trolley both days from 11am-3pm, and meet Santa. There’s no place like Venice to celebrate Christmas in July!

Trolley pick-up signs located on Tampa Avenue W (100 and 200 blocks), West Venice Avenue (100, 200 and 300 blocks), Miami Avenue W (100 and 200 blocks), and at Elephant’s Trunk Thrift Shop on S. Tamiami Trail.

11am-3pm- Riding on the trolley or in his “Florida sleigh” (golf cart)
3pm-4pm- Meet Santa at Venice Locale, 121 Miami Avenue West
10am- Visiting Venice Farmers Market
11am- Riding a fire truck downtown
12pm- Eating lunch at Bodrum Restaurant, 225 Miami Ave. W, #5
1pm-3pm- Riding on the trolley or in his “Florida sleigh” (golf cart)
3pm-4pm- Hanging out at Venice Locale, 121 Miami Avenue West

Shop and dine at these participating Venice MainStreet Partner Businesses:
**Venice MainStreet gift basket raffle locations

MIAMI AVENUE WEST (listed in order by address)
Venice Locale (121)- 25% off select merchandise
Engel & Völkers Downtown Venice (201)- Stop by for treats!
The Island Bookshop (206)- 10% off all new books, 30% off select book titles, fun giveaways with purchase
**Mothers Cupboard Spice Shoppe (208)- 40% off spice rack; gift basket raffle 
Nest Venice (223A)- 15% off storewide
Island Way Boutique (225, #2)- Wall to wall 20%; special rack 50%; cool drinks
Bodrum Restaurant (225)- Saturday at 12pm Santa will be at Bodrum for lunch

Collectors Gallery & Framery (114)- Selected items on sale
**Pier 22 Home Décor & Furnishings (201)- 10%-15% off select items; Venice MainStreet gift basket raffle location

OZA Essentials (109)- 10% discount on all products and services with in store purchase only! We will offer customers who purchase products and services in store value of $99 pre tax gift certificate in the amount of $25
**Tri Healthy (248, in San Marco building)- 15% off of Coast or Happy Joe products; gift basket raffle

Elephant’s Trunk Thrift Store (595)- 50% off storewide; bake sale, raffle, Venice Region AACA car show, and Herman’s Hot Dogs stand

WEST VENICE AVENUE (listed in order by address)
100 BLOCK:
Venice Island Gallery & Gifts
(100A)- Meet the artists in person, enjoy wine, chocolate and raffles
Bonnell’s Boutique & Winery (101, #3)- Free samples of a selection of wines
Venice Olive Oil Company (101, #5)- 20%-50% off select items
Made in Italy (117)- Drink, food and gift card specials
**Patchington (136, #138)- Up to 25% off and redline clearance is an additional 50% off; Venice MainStreet gift basket raffle location
Twist Boutique (137)- 20% to 60% off storewide
Eyes on You (140)- 20% off in store merchandise
SunBug (141)- 20% to 60% off storewide

200 BLOCK:
Venice Wine & Coffee Company
(201)- $3 iced coffee special
Luxurious Interiors (205)- 15% off entire store. Selected clearance lines 50% off.
Kristine Grace Resort Wear (213B)- 30% off entire store
Nana’s A Children’s Shop (223)- 10% off everything
Scarlet Macaw Resort Wear (225)- 20% off storewide
Island Gift Nook (227)- 10% off storewide special. Not valid with any other discount or sale item. 
DanaTyler (233)- $10 off of $49 purchase
The Boutique by the Beach (237)- Select items on sale
St. Marco Boutique (239)- 50% off entire store
Captain’s Landing (243)- See store for details
Shirt Stop (247)- See store for details
Venice Avenue Creamery (249)- Exclusive holiday flavors!

300 BLOCK:
Daiquiri Deck
Celebration Corner (303A)- Everything in store (including sale items) is 10% off
Lisa’s Classic Rose (303B)- 20% off entire purchase including sale items
Things I Like (307)- 10% off everything
Venice in Vogue (310, #102)- 10% off entire store
Tangi & Jess (310, #103)- 20% off your purchase of $50 or more (exclusions may apply)
Coldwell Banker Realty (331)- Cookies and refreshments
Heitel Jewelers of Venice (347)- Please note Heitel Jewelers is unexpectedly, temporarily closed due to electrical issues during this event.
**Gulf Shores Realty (351)- Live music by George DeJong, 11am-3pm both days; Venice MainStreet gift basket raffle location

*Exclusions and changes to discounts may apply; are at the discretion of each business; and are while supplies last. Listings are for July 15-16, 2022 only.
**Venice MainStreet gift basket raffle locations

29th Annual Downtown Venice Craft Festival

29th Annual Downtown Venice Craft Festival

The annual tradition continues! The craft festival will return to beautiful, charming Miami Avenue West (in the 200 block) in historic downtown Venice this June. For more information about Howard Alan Events/American Craft Endeavors and to view examples of participating crafters, please visit artfestival.com. This event is presented in partnership with Venice MainStreet. We hope to see you there!

Venice Beach Party 2022

Venice Beach Party 2022

May 21, 2022 from 3pm-8pm
Venice Public Beach, 101 The Esplanade South, Venice, FL 34285

Join us at Venice Beach for the 2022 Venice Beach Party and enjoy food trucks from BrewBurgers, British Open Pub, Kona Ice, Papa’s Pilar Rum Bar, Pop’s Sunset Grill and Sharky’s Snack Shack. Beer and wine will be available. Gulf Shores Realty will be giving away free custom t-shirts to the first 1,500 people in line at its booth starting at 3pm. Dance in the sand to live music by Sarasota Steel Pan Band at 3pm and Karate in the Garage at 6pm. Park downtown and ride the free trolley from Centennial Park. Chairs and blankets welcome. No coolers and no pets, please. Rain or shine!

This event is presented by Venice MainStreet and made possible by support from the following:
Presenting Sponsor – Fifth Third Bank
Stage Sponsor- Papa’s Pilar Rum
Trolley Sponsor- Helen Moore, Michael Saunders & Company
T-Shirt Sponsor- Gulf Shores Realty
Media Sponsor- Venice Gondolier Sun
Band Sponsor- Pop’s Sunset Grill
Booth Sponsors:
– Englewood Bank & Trust
– LandShark
– Chateau Minuty
Logo Sponsors:
– Hotel Venezia
– Navamaze
– Jessup’s Major Appliance Centers