South County Events Calendar

Our Events Calendar is a partial list of events in Venice, North Port, West Villages, Nokomis, Englewood, Boca Grande, and the surrounding area. Revisit our calendar regularly for updates and new listings. Many of the postings are linked to the event website where you can learn more. We do not make assumptions about the date of future events even if they occur every year. Official updates and requests for new event postings are welcome by Randy Moore at

Our Events Calendar is followed by a list of seasonal events and a list of some of the local organizations that provide regular classes focused on health, wellness and fitness.

2020 Events:
Feb 20-23 Venice Italian Feast & Carnival at Venice Airport
Feb 29 – Lemon Bay Beer Fest
Mar 7-8 – Downtown Venice Art Classic
Mar 7-8 Boca Grande Masters Art Festival
Mar 13-14
Venice Garden Club Home Tour
Mar 14
Dearborn Street Wine Walk with Vino Loco Wine Bar & Restaurant
Mar 21 Venice Book Fair & Writer’s Festival
Mar 27-28 Suncoast BBQ Bluegrass Bash
Mar 28-29
 – Englewood Spring Fine Arts Festival
Apr 3-5Venice Sharks Tooth Festival
Apr Date TBARelay for Life at Venice Airport
Apr Date TBAEnglewood Earth Day
May 8-10  Venice Seafood & Music Festival
May Date TBA – Sky Family YMCA Sand Bar Half Marathon & 5K
May Date TBA Venice Brew Bash
May Date TBA Myakka River Blues Festival at Snook Haven
June Date TBA – Boca Grande Tarpon Tournament
June 20 Downtown Venice Craft Festival
June Date TBA – Live Jazz on the Avenues Downtown Venice
July 4 – Venice Fireworks Launched from South Jetty
July 4 – North Port Freedom Festival
July 4Englewood Firecracker Festival
Aug Date TBA – Englewood Pioneer Days
Sept 5-6 – Venice Craft Festival
Sept Date TBA
Octoberfest Downtown Venice
Sept Date TBA
Let’s Eat Englewood
Sept Date TBA – Venice Beach Party at Venice Beach
Oct Date TBAVenice Sun Fiesta
Nov Date TBA Downtown Venice Art Festival
Nov Date TBAVenice Chalk Festival
Nov Date TBA Charlotte Harbor Nature Festival
Nov Date TBAVenice Blues Festival 
Nov Date TBA Englewood Beach Waterfest
Nov Date TBA
– Venice Holiday Parade
Dec Date TBA Englewood Winter Fine Arts Festival
Dec Date TBA
Venice Christmas Boat Parade
Dec Date TBANorth Port Poinsettia Parade & Festival

2021 Event:
Jan Date TBA
Venice Antique Show
Jan Date TBA – Rotary Art Festival at Venice Airport
Jan Date TBA – Englewood Seafood & Music Festival 
Jan Date TBA
Downtown Venice Craft Festival
Feb Date TBA 19th Annual Taste of Boca Grande
Feb Date TBA – Englewood Cracker Fair

Seasonal Events
Venice Farmer’s Market – Sat 8am-1pm thru March (8am-Noon April thru September)
Englewood Farmers Market – Thurs 9am-2pm Oct thru May
Dearborn Street Market – Thurs 9am-2pm Oct thru May
Braves Farmers Market – Wed 8am-Noon Oct thru March

Classes on Health, Wellness & Fitness
Venice YMCA at 701 Center Road (941-492-9622)
Englewood Loving Light Yoga Center at 3455 S. Access Road in Englewood (941-473-0135)
Englewood Family YMCA at 701 Medical Blvd. (941-475-1234)