Seafood and Music Festivals

Venice Seafood & Music Festival

May 5-6, 2018, Centennial Park, 200 W Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Venice Seafood & Music Festival to be held on May 5-6, 2018 in Centennial Park.  Hours are Saturday 11am-8pm and Sunday 11am - 8pm. General admission is free.  VIP Tent admission is $130 that includes an open raw bar serving raw oysters, steamed snow crab, steamed peel-and-eat shrimp and an open bar serving premium drinks, all in a private tent with a dedicated service staff. The tent’s location enjoys optimal viewing of the live music performances.  VIP tickets are available thru EventLive (click on the EventLive icon below).

 

The event is created, as are all good meals, thru incorporating and blending the finest ingredients.  We offer all food entrees (seafood, meat and vegetarian) prepared fresh onsite by local restaurants and food purveyors.  Seafood dishes are created using indigenous and sustainable ocean resources from Florida’s coastal waters.  Foods will be accompanied by a delicious assortment of side dishes, desserts and drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic.

 

While enjoying your meal and drinks, be caressed by the captivating sounds of live musical performances on stage by some of Florida’s and the region’s top musical talents. This year's performers on Saturday are:  Hard Luck Society, Kettle of Fish, the Sarasota Steel Pan Band and Twinkle & Rock Soul Radio.  On Sunday, performers are: Act 3, Mac Arnold & Plate Full O'Blues, Ari and the Alibis and Reverend Barry & The Funk.

 

Music will be from such genres and R&B, jazz, rock, reggae and Caribbean sounds. The final ‘seasoning’ will be a walk through a small marketplace of arts and crafts, gourmet food items and specialty products.  

 

So join us for a weekend of delicious food and drinks, music and shopping at the 2nd Annual Venice Seafood & Music Festival.  While there, be sure to  enjoy the shops and businesses of downtown Venice!  


Dates
May 5-6, 2018
Times
Saturday 11am - 8pm and Sunday 11am - 8pm
Admission
General admission is free. VIP Tent is $130
Driving Directions

Centennial Park, 200 W. Venice Ave., Venice, FL  34285

From HWY 41 (Venice Bypass) either northbound or southbound

  • Proceed to E. Venice Ave.  
  • Turn west heading towards downtown Venice
  • Proceed west over the Venetian Waterway
  • Pass through the intersection of N. Tamiami Trail (Bus. 41)
  • The festival site will be just over 3 blocks on W. Venice Ave. in front of City Hall.  See map to the right for the event site location.  Also the map to the right and parking instructions below for public parking options.

From I-75 either northbound or southbound

  • Proceed to Exit 193 (Jacaranda Blvd.)
  • Go south on Jacaranda Blvd about 0.7 mi. to E. Venice Ave.
  • Turn right onto E. Venice Avenue
  • Proceed west towards downtown Venice
  • Proceed west over the Venetian Waterway
  • Pass through the intersection of N. Tamiami Trail (Bus. 41)
  • The festival site will be just over 3 blocks on W. Venice Ave. in front of City Hall.  See map to the right for the event site location.  Also the map to the right and parking instructions below for public parking options.
Parking Information

VENICE THEATRE (until 6:00 pm)

  • Proceed west on Venice Ave. approaching Centennial Park
  • Turn right on Nokomis Ave. N (E edge of Centennial Park)
  • Proceed 1.5 blocks north
  • The Venice Theater and parking lot are on the right

VENICE CITY HALL

  • From Centennial Park, proceed west on W. Venice Ave.
  • Go 2 blocks to Harbor Dr. S
  • Turn left and go south 1 block to Granada Ave.
  • Turn right on Granada Ave.
  • Go 1/2 block, turn right into parking lot

VENICE COMMUNITY CENTER

  • From Centennial Park, go west on W Venice Ave. to the west edge of Centennial Park and Nassau St.
  • Go south on Nassau St.
  • Proceed four blocks south to Milan Ave.
  • Crossing over Milan Ave., the Community Center Parking lot is on your left