Venice Beach in Florida faces the expansive Gulf of Mexico and is connected to the other paradise-like stretches of beaches of the Florida coast. Venice Beach shares the rich history of greater Venice, which was settled after the Civil War in the late 19th century through the Homestead Act of 1862. A village beach resort was planned and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers provided the capital. Soon, schools, playgrounds, parks, and a civic center were built. Venice beach enjoyed a mixture of diverse industries, from toy manufacturing to printing and publishing, from lumber mills to machine factories. At the turn of the century, when large industries are no longer economically viable and environmentally practicable, Venice Beach transformed into a tourist destination. At Venice Beach, from early spring to late fall, tourists primarily look forward to fishing. The warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico attract a wide variety of fish species, including the incredibly large king mackerel. The other fishes to catch while trawling the coast are groupers, Spanish mackerels, mangrove snappers, blackfin tunas, cobias, and greater amberjacks. Besides fishing, Venice Beach offers international gastronomic delights, from steaks to seafoods, from Cuban and Mexican to Italian, Indian, and Chinese cuisines. Most restaurants offer live entertainment and are conveniently located near shopping centers, such as the Bird Bay Plaza, the Tamiami Trail, the Brickyard Center, and the Jacaranda Plaza. After shopping, dining, and frolicking at the beach, tourists can go to nearby attractions at Venice Beach, such as the Jungle Gardens, the Florida Aquarium, and the Ringling Museum.
Events in Venice
West Marine Venice Presents Kayak Fishing with Bob Fraser
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Kayak Fishing Seminar with Bob Fraser. Join West Venice and local writer / guide Bob Fraser for an informational seminar on the basics of kayak fishing.
Smartphone Trivia Game Show at Off the Wagon Kitchen & Brewery
Game Show Trivolution hosts the Smartphone Trivia Game Show in Venice at Off The Wagon Kitchen & Brewery.
Shamrock Park Demonstration Garden Tour
at Shamrock Park & Nature Center Find Tickets
Join Master Gardener volunteers on the first Thursday of every month for a free tour of the demonstration garden at Shamrock Park & Nature Center, in Venice.
Fifty Shades Male Revue Venice
at Ramada by Wyndham Venice Hotel Venezia Find Tickets
Are you looking for a fun night out with the girls, while being entertained by handsome male performers? Are you sick and tired of cheesy male entertainment shows with unattractive men that don't know how to dance? Welcome to the Fifty Shades Male Revue.
Coping with Stress
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Learn fun, easy and simple tips on how to alleviate the stress in your life. Taught by a Cardiac Rehab nurse.
Venice,FL 2018 Endurance & Sports Medicine, Lifestyle & Specialty Medicine
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Venice 2018 Sports Medicine, Lifestyle Medicine and Specialty Update Conference in Venice, Florida a few blocks from the beach! October 1-6, 2018 (Classes 8am-1pm, and hands on labs 7pm-9pm) This conference strives to give the physician knowledge and practical exper
Chalk Festival 2018
at 675 Airport Ave East Find Tickets
Ticket Pre-sale Discount starts now and is avialable for a limited time for the 4-day passes. We appreciate those who support us early so get your discount for the 4-day passes that affords the ticket holder access to all four days the festival. It is a great deal, a wo
Chalk Festival 2018
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The Chalk Festival is a pavement art event where spectators get to meet and watch the most renowned pavement artists from around the world, as they turn the pavement into a "Museum in Motion" using chalk to create oversized masterpieces & 3D illusions.