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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

Venice City Hall will be closed Monday, Sept. 7 in observance of Labor Day. Garbage, recycling and yard waste will be collected as usual.

Other items of interest for the holiday weekend:


Harbor Drive South, between Maxine Barritt Park and Granada Avenue, will be closed Saturday, Sept. 5, from 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. for the South County YMCA Triathlon. Access to the Lake Venice Golf Course will be facilitated.


The 200 block of Miami Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic Saturday, Sept. 5 beginning at 3 a.m. until Sunday, Sept. 6 around 5 p.m. due to the Downtown Venice Craft Fair. Craft Fair hours are from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

More fun for the Weekend:


What: Venice Farmers Market

Where: 200 block of West Tampa Avenue

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

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.

Parks Closed

The parking lot at Service Club Park will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 1 and 2, due to maintenance.

Sarasota County will be resealing and striping Pinebrook Park parking lots, Sept. 9 -12, beginning in front of the tennis area with seal coat and painting of parking lot stripes. Access to the back parking lot for the soccer fields will not be interrupted until it is repaired, Friday, Sept. 11. At that time, it will be closed for seal coat followed by painting on Sept. 12.


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 between Aug. 31 and Sept. 18; Courts 4, 5 and 6 will be resurfaced between Sept. 21 and Oct. 9. For questions, please call (941) 861-5000.


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.

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.

Drivers are asked to avoid the intersection of West Gate Drive and Verona Street in Venice as much as possible, beginning Sept. 8, while stormwater drainage pipes are installed in the neighborhood. There will be intermittent lane closures and delays during the project. For questions or concerns, 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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