Venice Seafood & Music Festival

May 8-10, 2020, Centennial Park, Venice, FL

If relaxation is on your mind, then come join us in Centennial Park in downtown Venice on May 8-10, 2020 for the 4th Annual Venice Seafood & Music Festival. Relaxation (food, drinks, music) begins Friday evening from 4pm-10pm and continues Saturday 11am-10pm and Sunday 11am-6pm. The event is produced by Paragon Festivals and Venice MainStreet, with the Humane Society of Sarasota County a Special Guest.

 

General admission is FREE for all ages!!!

 

Like a great meal, this seafood & music festival is created by incorporating and blending the finest ingredients. Choose entrees (seafood, meat and vegetarian) cooked fresh onsite. Add to it from a diversity of side dishes, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and of course - some scrumptious desserts!

 

While enjoying your meal, relax and be caressed by the captivating sounds of live musical performances on stage by some of Florida’s and the region’s top musical talents. Performers in 2019 were: Ocean’s Eleven Big Band (Big Band, jazz, swing), the Sarasota Steel Pan Band (Caribbean), Offshore Riot (rock, reggae), the Billy Rice Band (country rock), Kettle of Fish (blues, rock reggae), CeCe Teneal & Soul Kamotion (blues, soul, roots), the Whole Band featuring Callie Chappell (Americana, rock, bluegrass), Fleetwood Max (Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band)Unlimited Devotion (Grateful Dead inspired), Twinkle & Rock Soul Radio (rock, soul) and the Johnny Diamond Band (dance, pop, rock).

 

During breaks between performances, enjoy shopping a marketplace of arts and crafts, gourmet food items and specialty products.

 

The Humane Society will have their "Big Mac" mobile adoption center onsite during the event. Please take a few moments to stop by and say “Hi” to the dedicated staff and meet their extended family of friends awaiting adoption. Find a new companion and lend support to a wonderful and compassionate organization.

 

There you have it - RELAXATION at its best!!! Treat yourself - you deserve it. We will lay the feast, all you need do is come enjoy!

 

NOTE: Bands and performance times subject to change. Check the website link below for the most up-to-date music schedule.

Dates
May 8-10, 2020
Times
Friday 4pm-10pm; Saturday 11am-10pm; Sunday 11am-6pm
Admission
General admission is FREE!
Driving Directions

Centennial Park, 200 W. Venice Avenue, Venice, FL

From HWY 41 (Venice Bypass) either northbound or southbound

  • Proceed to E. Venice Avenue
  • 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 Avenue 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 mile to E. Venice Avenue
  • 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 Avenue 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 Avenue 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 Avenue
  • Go 2 blocks to Harbor Drive South
  • Turn left and go south 1 block to Granada Avenue
  • Turn right on Granada Avenue
  • Go 1/2 block, turn right into parking lot

VENICE COMMUNITY CENTER

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