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. 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 our publisher 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:
June 20 Downtown Venice Craft Festival
June 20 – Sky Family YMCA Sand Bar Half Marathon & 5K
July 4 – Venice Fireworks Launched from South Jetty
July 4 – North Port Freedom Festival
July 4Englewood Firecracker Festival
Date TBA – Englewood Pioneer Days
Sept 5-6 – Venice Craft Festival
Date TBA
Octoberfest Downtown Venice
Sept 10-24
Let’s Eat Englewood
Sept 26 – Venice Beach Party at Venice Beach
Oct 17-18Venice Sun Fiesta
Nov 7-8 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 28
– Venice Holiday Parade
Dec Date TBA Englewood Winter Fine Arts Festival
Dec 5
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
Feb Date TBA Venice Italian Feast & Carnival at Venice Airport
Feb Date TBA – Lemon Bay Beer Fest
Mar Date TBA – Downtown Venice Art Classic
Mar Date TBA Boca Grande Masters Art Festival
Mar Date TBA Venice Garden Club Home Tour
Mar Date TBA
Dearborn Street Wine Walk with Vino Loco Wine Bar & Restaurant
Mar Date TBA Venice Book Fair & Writer’s Festival
Mar Date TBA Suncoast BBQ Bluegrass Bash
Mar Date TBA
 – Englewood Spring Fine Arts Festival
Apr Date TBAVenice Sharks Tooth Festival
Apr Date TBARelay for Life at Venice Airport
Apr Date TBAEnglewood Earth Day
May Date TBA  Venice Seafood & Music Festival
May Date TBA Venice Brew Bash
May Date TBA Myakka River Blues Festival at Snook Haven
June Date TBA – Boca Grande Tarpon Tournament

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)