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Lovin’ Our Locals: Venice Beach Party 2017 by Heidi Reslow

Venice MainStreet would like to extend an invitation to locals, friends, neighbors and visitors to attend a FREE music festival.  Venice Honda and Venice Toyota present Venice Beach Party 2017 to be held on September 23 from 2:45pm-7:45pm on Venice Public Beach.  It is a small token of our appreciation to thank our locals for their support of our small business community.  Whether you visit downtown Venice on a regular basis or come once in a blue moon to this unique downtown, you will not want to miss this a one-of-a-kind event.  So come and enjoy the beach, great food, and music, and experience all those good feelings of being a part of a small town community.Hula Hooper photo
Start the day with lunch at one of our fine restaurants offering unique delectable selections from brick oven pizza to fresh fish and seafood.  Several new international restaurants have recently opened featuring traditional Greek, French, and Turkish menus.  After lunch, drop by one of Venice’s many trendy boutiques where you are sure to find a special trinket or bauble for yourself, your home or souvenirs for your children and grandchildren. The downtown shop owners are always showcasing interesting knickknacks, wardrobe pieces, and whimsical treasures to stir the imagination. And for you people-watchers, there are plenty of benches outside the shops where you can just sit and relax while enjoying a delicious ice cream cone from one of the local soda fountain stops.
So now your taste buds and satisfied and you are all-shopped-out, what next?  Hop the FREE shuttle from the downtown parking lots to Venice Public Beach and be part of the fun at the Venice Beach Party.  

Beach Party Sunset Photo

At the beach parking lot, local businesses will showcase “all things local”.  There will be 7 food vendors, 2 beer wagons, a shark tooth dig, and games in the family fun zone.  Come and enjoy some good food, sip some wine, and enjoy Budweiser beer products sponsored by Gold Coast Eagle.  More beverages are in the works.  Bring your own chair and relax under the shaded tent to listen to the steel drums by Sarasota Steel Pan Band (2:45pm), jam band and classic rock by Kettle of Fish (4:45pm), and beach music by Tropical Ave (6:45pm).

Come join the party - and bring your family and friends.

 

Thank you to this year’s Venice Beach Party sponsors:  Budweiser, Culligan, Florida Bike & Beach, Gulf Coast Medical Group, PGT, Publix, Sharky’s on the Pier, WaterNative, and the Venice Gondolier Sun.
Important information:
No coolers or pets.

Two shuttles will run the ten minutes loop around the island from 3:00pm-8:30pm.                                             

Check the map.  Signs will alert you to preferred parking.

Beach Party Shuttle Map

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