Venice Seafood & Music Festival

May 5-6, 2018, Centennial Park, Venice, FL

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Venice Seafood & Music Festival to be held May 5-6, 2018 in Centennial Park.  Hours are Saturday 11am to 8pm and Sunday 11am to 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.  All food entrees (seafood, meat and vegetarian) are 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. Enjoy select delicacies by local restaurants including: Brew Burgers, Captain Eddie's, Made in Italy, A Bit of Boston and Saltwater Cafe.

 

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.  Music will be from such genres and R&B, jazz, rock, reggae and Caribbean sounds.  Performers this year are, on Saturday:  Hard Luck Society, Kettle of Fish, the Sarasota Steel Pan Band and Twinkle & Rock Soul Radio.  Performers on Sunday are: Act 3, Mac Arnold & Plate Full O'Blues, Ari & the Alibis and Reverend Barry & The Funk. The daily performance schedule is shown to the right.

 

The final ‘seasoning’ is 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, and enjoy the shops, businesses and ambience of downtown Venice!  

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

GPS Address:  Centennial Park, 200 W. Venice Ave., Venice, FL  34285

From HWY 41 (Venice Bypass) either northbound or southbound

  • Proceed to E. Venice Ave.  
  • Turn W heading towards downtown Venice
  • Proceed west over the Venetian Waterway
  • Pass through the intersection of N. Tamiami Trail (Bus. 41)
  • The event site will be just over 1 block on your right.  (see map to the right). 
  • Please review the parking maps to the right and the Parking information 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 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 event site will be about 1 block further on your right  (see map to the right).  
  • Please review the parking maps to the right and the parking information below for public parking options.

 

Parking Information

NOTE:  See Parking Map to the right 

  1. Centennial Park (3-hr limit)
  2. City Hall
  3. Lord-Higel House
  4. Miami Ave. (3-hr limit)
  5. Venice Beach
  6. Graser Park
  7. Hecksher Park
  8. Venice Theater (behind the theater, only until 6 pm)
  9. Venice Ave. Bridge (beneath the bridge)
  10. Cultural Campus
  11. Venice Fishing Pier
On-Street Parking
  • W. Venice Avenue (2-hr limit)
  • E. Venice Ave.
  • Miami Ave. (2-hr. limit)
  • W. Tampa Ave.
  • Venice Beach

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