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What: Holiday Parade

Where: Downtown, along West Venice Avenue, south on Nokomis Avenue to Venice Community Center

When: Saturday, Nov. 28

Pre-parade entertainment 5:30 p.m.

Parade begins at 7 p.m.

Chairs may be placed along the parade route after 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 25 and removed immediately after the parade. Tarps, stakes, tape, mats or similar items are not allowed.

Blue trash barrels will be placed along the parade route. Please stash your trash.

Please scroll down to the bottom of the page for more important information from the City of Venice


What: Venice Comprehensive Plan Survey

Where: Click on the link

When: Take the survey any time between Nov. 15 - Jan. 31


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More Fun for the Weekend:

Friday Night Live Free Concert by Taylor & Larry, Nov. 27, 7 p.m., Centennial Park. Bring a lawn chair.

Venice Farmer's Market

200 block of West Tampa Avenue

8 a.m. - noon

Hartley Band performs Nov. 28.

Learn more about the Sarasota County Sheriffs Department Animal Rescue,  

The Friends of Venice Library, and Venice Pirates Baseball Team.


Venice Holiday Schedule


Venice City Hall will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 26 and 27 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.


No garbage, recycling or yard waste will be collected on Thursday. All will be collected on the next regular collection day, Monday, Nov. 30.


Garbage, recycling and yard waste will be collected as usual on Friday.



Traffic Advisory:

The westbound lanes of West Venice Avenue, from U.S. 41 Business to Park Boulevard, will be closed vehicular traffic at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 28 in preparation for the Holiday Parade. The eastbound lanes in the same area will close at 5 p.m.

U.S. 41 Bypass widening project, between Bird Bay Boulevard and just north of Gulf Coast Boulevard, is under way. Clearing and demolition of existing asphalt and concrete outside of current travel lanes from Venice Avenue to the south begins next week on the west side of U.S. 41 Bypass, between Venice Avenue and Warfield Avenue. Crews continue to relocate utilities. There are no lane closures or traffic impacts anticipated.  Motorists should be aware of the construction signs in place and use caution while traveling through the area.  

Improvements include widening the bypass from four lanes to six lanes, improving drainage, installing retention ponds, constructing 7-foot bicycle lanes, adding concrete sidewalks and relocating and/or replacing City of Venice water and sewer lines. Upgrades to lighting, signalization, and bus pads are also planned. Bergeron Land Development is the contractor. Expected completion is spring 2018.

If you wish to receive an email when there is a traffic advisory, please request to be put on the list by contacting Pam Johnson at


City of Venice Neighborhood Comprehensive Plan Meetings

Neighborhood Workshops for the Comprehensive Plan Update are scheduled in December. The purpose of these meeting is to focus on specific geographic areas. Everyone is invited to attend and participate in any or all meetings.

Please note the following schedule:

  • Dec. 7, 4 – 5:30 p.m., for Northeast Venice neighborhoods along East Laurel Road, at the Elks Lodge, 1021 Discovery Way in Nokomis
  • Dec. 7, 5:30 – 7 p.m., for neighborhoods in the Knight’s Trail Road area, at the Elks Lodge, 1021 Discovery Way in Nokomis
  • Dec. 8, 5:30 – 7 p.m., for the Laurel Road business corridor, at the Elks Lodge, 1021 Discovery Way in Nokomis
  • Dec. 9, 5:30 – 7 p.m., for the island neighborhoods, at Venice High School cafeteria, 1 Indian Ave.
  • Dec. 10, 5:30 – 7 p.m., neighborhoods along East Venice Avenue between U.S. 41 Bypass and Auburn Road and including San Lino, at Venice City Hall Community Room, 401 W. Venice Ave.
  • Dec. 14, 4 – 5:30 p.m., Pinebrook neighborhoods, at Salvation Army, 1051 Albee Farm Road
  • Dec. 14, 5:30 – 7 p.m., for the Gateway and Waterway neighborhoods including


Read the Mobility Plan

To read the Kimley-Horn Downtown Mobility Plan, copy and paste into your browser:

The 85-page document will take a few minutes to download. When the download is completed, double click on it to open the document.

Listen to a meeting on your computer
On the left of this page, click on meetings, then click on Meetings-Granicus, find the meeting you want to view, look to the right of it and click on Agenda, click open, and view. To listen to live audio of meetings, or to watch city council meeting live videos, instead of clicking on Agenda, click on Meeting Details, go to the right and click on video.

My Waste App
Ever forget what day your garbage collection is, what is recyclable and what is not, or want to report a pothole? These and many more things can be done easily with the My Waste App.You can scan the app to the left on your I-Phone or Android.

Other ways to ask questions and voice concerns:
Switchboard: (941) 486-2626
weekdays, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Questions about garbage, recycling and yard waste collection:

(941) 486-2422, press 1

Not sure who to call:

Call the Information Helpline: (941) 882-7401

or Public Information Officer Pam Johnson, (941) 882-7401
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