Looking for a fun day to spend with the family? The second-annual Venice Seafood and Music Festival in Centennial Park has plenty activities lined up that everyone can enjoy! Located in the heart of Downtown Venice, this festival running May 5 and 6 promises to be full of food, music, and shopping.

Both days from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., you and your family can enjoy the freshest seafood, meat, and vegetarian dishes, all prepared on site at the Venice Seafood and Music Festival. In fact, all of festival's seafood is sourced from Florida's coastal waters only. There will also be plenty of side dishes, desserts, and drinks (both alcoholic and non alcoholic), so make sure everybody's hungry when they come to festival because there will be a smorgasbord options.

In addition to good eats, the Venice Seafood and Music Festival also has an incredible lineup planned with some of Florida's top musical talents! Saturdays artists are Hard Luck Society, Kettle Of Fish, The Sarasota Steel Pan Band, and Twinkle and Rock Soul Radio! Then on Sunday, Act 3, Mac Arnold and Plate Full O'Blues, Ari and the Alibis, and Reverend Barry and The Funk will be performing. Genres include R&B, rock, reggae, jazz, and Caribbean sounds, so everyone has band they can jam to!

Since the festival is located in Centennial Park in the middle of all the downtown shops, you can also check out the different stores and go shopping at the Venice Seafood and Music Festival, too.

General admission to the Venice Seafood and Music Festival is free, but if you want the VIP experience, which includes an open raw bar and open bar with premium drinks in a private tent with a dedicated serving staff, VIP tickets is $130. The VIP tents are also located in prime viewing spots for the live music as well. VIP tickets can be purchased at eventlive.com.

Mark your calendars for this wonderful weekend in May and invite your friends and family for a delicious, music-filled day! For more events in Venice, register at 941area and connect to everything going on in the Sarasota and Bradenton area.


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