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Featured Events

What: Annual Downtown

Venice Craft Festival

Where: Along the 200 block

of Miami Avenue

When: Saturday and Sunday,

Sept. 5 and 6

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

What Else: Sponsored by

Venice MainStreet

What: Up With People

Where: Venice Performing Arts Center,

1 Indian Ave.

When: Friday and Saturday,

Sept. 11 and 12, 7 - p.m.



Latest News

The Venice City Council meeting of Tuesday, Aug. 25, will reconvene on Friday, Aug. 28 at 9 a.m.  It will start with Item 15-1437 – Budget Adjustments and continue from that point on in the agenda. 


More fun for the Weekend:


What: Venice Farmers Market

Where: 200 block of West Tampa Avenue

When: Every Saturday, 8 a.m. - noon

What Else: Aug. 28, Beth Marshall performs vocals, keyboard and guitar

UF/IFAS Master Gardeners

Gulf Coast Golden Retriver Rescue

What: Friday Night Live free concert by Kat Crosby Band

Where: Centennial Park Gazebo, downtown

When: Friday, Aug. 28, 7 p.m.

What Else: Bring a lawn chair

Budget Hearings

City Council holds budget public hearings Sept. 8 and Sept. 23 at 5:01 p.m. in Venice City Hall, 401 W. Venice Ave.

Park Closed

! Venice Myakka River Park, at the east end of Laurel Road, is closed until flooding subsides.

Hecksher Park Tennis Courts to be resurfaced

Tennis will be limited to three courts while Sarasota County Parks and Recreation resurface the courts at Hecksher Park begining Aug. 31. Courts 1, 2 and 3 will be resurfaced betweenAug. 31 and Sept. 18; Courts 4, 5 and 6 will be resurfaced between Sept. 21 and Oct. 9.


Venice Beach Restrooms are closed through Sept. 14 for minor renovations being done by the City of Venice.  Portalets will be available for use. For questions, please call City of Venice (941) 486- 2626, ext. 24005.


Traffic Advisory:

Venice Traffic Advisory Task Force seeks input from the public


The City of Venice has established a Traffic Advisory Task Force to study traffic, parking and related issues and make recommendations for improvements. The task force meets on the first Thursday each month at 5 p.m. in Venice City Hall Community Hall, 401 W. Venice Ave. The next meeting is Sept. 3. The public is invited to provide input. Those who cannot attend may email their suggestions to Judy Gamel at

Members of the new task force are Chairman Bill Willson, Vice Chairman Ron Fazzalaro, Bill Shauman, Sandy McGowan, Alan Carter, Monty Andrews, John Ryan, Fred Fraize, Venice Police Officer Jason Adams, Mike Pachota, Linda Nelson, Paul Cline and Carol Barbieri.

Construction lane closure

Utility construction at the intersection of South Auburn and Kunze roads will cause a temporary lane closure Monday, Aug. 31. One lane will remain open to traffic at all times. Construction will be completed on Monday.

Avenue des Parques, from Granada Avenue to Barcelona Avenue, and Barcelona Avenue, from Park Boulevard to Avenue des Parques (all on the north side of Granada Avenue) will have intermittent closures through Friday, Sept. 4 due to a city water main project. Avoid the area during this time if possible. If not, please watch for flaggers managing the traffic.

County inspection crews will perform routine maintenance inspections on Venice Avenue Bridge, Sunday, Aug. 30, and Monday, Aug. 31, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.  Flaggers will allow alternating eastbound and westbound traffic over the Intracoastal Waterway during this time. To avoid delays, use Circus (south) and KMI (formerly Hatchett Creek, north) bridges. Marine traffic will not be affected.

East Tampa Avenue, near Venice Avenue Bridge: The eastbound lane will be closed to traffic due to utility work from Monday Aug.  24 through  Wednesday, Aug. 27. For questions or concerns, please contact Engineering Stormwater Technician Cathy Miller at (941) 445-7640.

300 block of West Miami Avenue: Due to sidewalk and driveway construction at the First Baptist Church, the westbound lane of Miami Avenue will be closed between Nassau Street and Harbor Drive, through Friday Sept. 4. Drivers and should avoid the area if possible. For questions or concerns, please contact Engineering Stormwater Technician Cathy Miller at (941) 445-7640.

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

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) 999-1415;

or Public Information Officer Pam Johnson, (941) 486-2626, ext. 24005. 
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Use the suggestion box at the top of this page.


Venice, Florida is located on the Gulf of Mexico in Sarasota County, about half way between Tampa and Fort Myers.




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