What's Happening in Venice, May 2019

Want to know what's happening in beautiful Venice for May? Check out below to learn more!

Honk! A Musical Tale of “The Ugly Duckling”

May 10, 2019 – May 19, 2019

Venice Theatre

140 Tampa Ave. W. Venice, FL 34285

Ugly looks quite a bit different from his darling duckling brothers and sisters. The other animals on the farm are quick to point this out, despite his mother’s protective flapping. Feeling rather foul about himself, Ugly goes on an adventure of self-discovery. Along the way, he meets a whole flock of unique characters and finds out that being different is not a bad thing to be.

Venice Farmer's Market

Every Saturday, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Avenue des Parques

Every Saturday Morning, local Farmers, Fisherman, Craftsmen, Bakers, Artists and others gather at the Venice Farmer's Market located in the heart of historic downtown Venice, Florida. It's a weekly celebration of the best of Venice where you can get fresh seasonal Florida fruits and vegetables direct from the Venice area farms. You can't find any fresher shrimp or seafood. There's incredible tasty homemade baked goods, trinkets, crafts, soaps, flowers, plants, locally roasted coffee, and more. And you're certain to find great unique handcrafted jewelry and amazing art. The list goes on and there's something new every week! It's a great destination to start your weekend and discover new, fun things while enjoying the great Florida weather!

Located at City Hall! Parking is free

1927 Historic Train Depot Tours

Every Saturday, 10:00am - 1:00pm

303 E. Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285

Free docent-led tours of 1927 Train Depot

Historic Walking Tour of Downtown Venice

May 18, 2019, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Michael Biehl Park

100 Tampa Ave W, Venice, FL 34285

Guided walking tour in Downtown Venice. On the tour, we will give you background on the history of Venice and various buildings. The walk is approximately 1 mile and takes 1 1/2 hours. For more detail, click here.

Friday Night Concert Series: Featuring Josh Reilly

May 24, 2019, 7:00 PM

Centennial Park

200 W Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285

Enjoy an evening of Live Entertainment under the stars at the Gazebo.

Venice Brew Bash

May 25, 2019, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Centennial Park

200 W Venice Ave, Venice, FL 3428

Sample over 60 different craft and import brews. This event is the perfect opportunity for beer aficionados, beer lovers or just the casual beer drinker. Representatives from the breweries will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. There will be beer on tap for sale and food vendors. Tickets are required to participate in the beer sampling. Prices are $35 in advance and $45 at the door for beer samplers. This event is open to the general public free of charge. Food and beer on tap and non alcoholic beverages will be available for sale. Ticket are only required for sampling. For ticket information, click here.

24th Annual Loveland Show

May 30 – 31, 2019

Venice Theatre

140 Tampa Ave. W. Venice, FL 34285

Venice Theatre and Loveland Center have been partnering for more than 24 years to provide adults with developmental disabilities the chance to grow and learn through theatre study. Loveland students, under the direction of professional staff and with help from community volunteers, rehearse all season to present this full-scale musical on MainStage. Join us for the best show in town!

Gazebo Starlight Cinema: The Sound of Music

May 31, 2019, 8:00 PM

Centennial Park

200 W Venice Ave, Venice, FL 3428

Join Venice Institute for Performing Arts and Venice MainStreet, Inc. for the premiere of the Gazebo Starlight Cinema series. Movies start at sundown in downtown Venice's Centennial Park. Bring blankets, chairs, and the whole family to kick off your weekend and enjoy these FREE monthly movies in the park! We encourage you to support your wonderful local Venice Avenue businesses by bringing snacks, dinner, ice cream (or gelato!) to the Gazebo to enjoy during the movie.

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