The fun community events in Venice continue this weekend. Come enjoy delicious food, live music, and so much more at the 8th Annual Suncoast BBQ & Bluegrass Bash! This FREE event is taking place this weekend, April 14th-15th, at the Venice Airport Festival Ground. It features fun for the whole family. With food competitions, award winning bluegrass preformers, kids zone, recreational tournaments, Old Town Saloon, and more, there is plenty to enjoy all weekend long!


Event Schedule




BBQ Cook-Off

Sample the most delicious barbecue by the world’s best Professional BBQ Teams! Up to 50 teams will be competing this year within 4 categories: beef brisket, chicken, pork, and ribs. This is the largest BBQ contest in Southwest Florida. Winners receive cash prizes and an invitation to compete at upcoming championship events. Come find out who makes the best BBQ and enjoy some finger licking food!


Live Bluegrass Music


Enjoy some of the best bluegrass music around at incredible free concerts taking place all weekend long. Headliners for Saturday’s afternoon of bluegrass include The Boxcars, The Grascals, and Lonesome River Band.



Compete in the Shooting Clays or Cornhole Tournament for some recreational fun. See how many clay pigeons you can shoot down during the free tournament on Friday evening or grab a partner and test your Cornhole skills on Saturday. There will be prizes awarded to the top participants/teams. 









Event Details

Dates: Friday, April 14th, 2017 - Saturday, April 15th, 2017

Times: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Friday) | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm (Saturday)

Location: Venice Airport Festival Grounds (610 Airport Avenue East)

 Cost: FREE Admission and Parking!




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