Kids Activities Downtown

Fun for all ages (even adults too)!

Explore Hidden Fairy Doors

Set off on an adventure to find 30+ fairy doors, in the hidden fairy Kingdom of Venezia, throughout downtown Venice and beyond (on the island). Look high and low! For more information and an interactive map, go to VeniceFairies.com. Follow on Facebook and tag your selfies on Instagram #VeniceFairies. This is a joint project between Venice MainStreet and the Venice Art Center, with help from the Venice High School Art Department and funding from The Ehrhart Family Foundation

FantaSea Venice is a 2021 public art project by the Venice Art Center in partnership with FantaSea Venice sponsors and regional artists to create unique designs for 22 fiberglass mermaids and 30 fiberglass seahorses. The outdoor sculptures are located throughout Venice and will be on display until April 2023. You can search for 34 of the 52 mermaids and seahorses right in the heart of downtown Venice! For a map and more information go to FantaSeaVenice.com.

Venice Shark Spotting-  Do the one mile walking loop and find all 10 shark sculptures! CLICK HERE FOR CLUES and follow Venice Shark Spotting on Facebook. Tag your photos #VeniceSharkSpotting!

The approximately 1 mile shark loop takes about 45-60 minutes to walk. Set off on your Shark Spotting adventure in Centennial Park at the dedication plaque by the Intergenerational Fountain (children’s splash pad). Finding shark #1 will be easy from there because it is located in the park. Use the map and clues listed HERE to find all 10 bronze sculptures, each about 10 inches long of native species of living and prehistoric sharks, located throughout downtown Venice. The works of art were commissioned by Gulf Coast Community Foundation (GCCF) and created by internationally known fine artists at Sarasota’s Bronzart Foundry. They were gifted by GCCF to the City of Venice in 2020.

The Intergenerational Fountain is a big hit with kids of all ages. Located in Centennial Park, it is open from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and is maintained by the City of Venice Public Works Department to meet public swimming pool standards. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

It was built in 2006 as a Venice MainStreet project with support from the City of Venice, Gulf Coast Community Foundation, and The Ehrhart Family Foundation. For more information visit the City of Venice website.

Play while you explore and learn more about the fascinating history of Venice! Venice Quest was developed by the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce’s Inaugural Leadership Venice Class in 2019. For more information, go to the Chamber’s website HERE.

The Venice Quests are designed for:
– Locals wanting to learn more about our community
– Locals entertaining visitors to our area
– Visitors as a one stop shop for interesting things about Venice
– Schools and homeschool groups wanting to teach the History of Venice
– Lunch groups, service organizations, and social organizations looking for a fun and interesting way to learn more about what Venice has to offer

GET STARTED
Download the scavenger hunt app Scavify available at Google Play or Apple App Store or use QR code below
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Search Venice or Venice Quest
Choose from eight different quests: FantaSea Mermaids & Seahorses Quest, History, Arts & Culture, Downtown/Venice Beach Walk, Young at Heart, Shark Spotting, Search for Fairy Doors, and Venice Public Library Centennial Quest.