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Venice Seafood & Music Festival Fast Approaching!

by Nick and Beth Flerlage


Enjoy mouthwatering food, lively musical entertainment, and beautiful arts and crafts at the Venice Seafood & Music Festival! Head to Centennial Park in Downtown Venice on May 6th-7th. This fantastic community event features favorite local restaurants creating their most delectable seafood plates on the spot, a diversity of music, and a great marketplace filled with unique crafts and products from local vendors and artists. Come explore all the fun at the Venice Seafood & Music Festival!


Delicious Food!

Dine on some of the best seafood and drinks from these Venice restaurants:


Blu' Island Bistro

Brew Burgers

Burgundy Square Cafe  

Cafe Venice Restaurant & Wine Bar

Captain Eddie's Seafood Restaurant

Cedar Reef Fish Camp

Daiquiri Deck Raw Bar

Made in Italy Restaurant & Martini Bar

Saltwater Cafe

The Crow's Nest


Live Music!

Catch incredible performances by some of the best local and regional musicians around. With Caribbean, jazz, R&B, rock, steel pan, and more, you and your family will surely be dancing all weekend long.


Saturday, May 6th

11:30 am - 1:00 pm | Ocean's Eleven Big Band

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm | Spark Notes

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm | The Sarasota Steel Pan Band  

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm | Jah Movement    


Sunday, May 7th

11:30 am - 1:00 pm | Sarasota Jazz Project  

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm | Kettle of Fish  

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm | Mac Arnold & Plate Full O' Blues  

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm | Twinkle & Rock Soul Radio



Event Details

Dates: Saturday, May 6th, 2017 - Sunday, May 7th, 2017

Time: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm Daily

Location: Centennial Park (200 West Venice Avenue)

Cost: FREE Admission!

Image Credit: Paragon Art Events


Ready to Retire? Venice FL is the Perfect Community for You!

by Nick and Beth Flerlage


Venice is the perfect community for retirees! After decades at your career and thoughtful saving, why not move to paradise to enjoy a life of leisure and fun! Choosing where to retire to can be a difficult decision but the city of Venice makes it easy! With an unbeatable climate, access to health care, recreational facilities, and strong real estate market, Venice has it all. In fact, Venice FL is one of America's Best Cities to Retire according to destination website Escape Here!



Venice top offed the list at #2! Located on the Gulf of Mexico, Venice offers a beautiful, year round climate and stunning natural setting. Escape Here recognized the community for its thoughtfully designed layout and architecture based on the Italian Renaissance. Venice offers affordable living in a small, tight knit community. There is always something fun to do with endless recreational facilities. And for anything else that you might need, the larger city of Sarasota is only a short drive away.




If you are looking for the perfect community to retire, give Flerlage Real Estate Group a call today! We can help fill you in on everything there is to know about living in Venice and help you find perfect home to meet your lifestyle need. Whether you are looking for a life of retirement in the area's Condominiums, Golf Course Communities, Luxury Homes, or Waterfront Properties, we will help you find it quickly so you can start to enjoy your retired life!




8th Annual Suncoast BBQ & Bluegrass Bash this Weekend in Venice!

by Nick and Beth Flerlage


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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Venice's Annual Shark's Tooth Festival This Weekend!

by Nick and Beth Flerlage


Venice is the "Shark's Tooth Capital of the World". This title was given due to the millions of shark teeth found on Venice's beautiful beaches every year. Each spring, the city celebrates this unique aspect of their community at the Venice Shark's Tooth Festival! The 25th annual festival is taking place this weekend, April 7th-9th, at the Venice Airport Festival Ground. This favorite community events features vendors selling shark teeth and other found fossils and artists from around Florida. In addition, enjoy live entertainment, children's area, and delicious food all weekend long! All proceeds from the festival benefit Special Athletes of Sarasota County. Come explore all the marine fun at the 25th Annual Venice Shark's Tooth Festival!


Entertainment Schedule


There is fantastic live entertainment planned for the entire weekend!


Friday, April 7th


6:00 pm - 9:00 pm | The Gator Creek Band


Saturday, April 8th


10:00 am - 10:45 am | Curry Creek Cloggers

11:00 am - 12:15 pm | The Rockin Rogues

12:45 pm - 1:30 pm | Glass Onion

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm | Special Olympics Fishing Presentation


Sunday, April 9th


11:15 am - 1:30 pm | Paisely Craze

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm | The Boogieman



Event Details



Dates: Friday, April 7th, 2017 - Sunday, April 9th, 2017

Times: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Friday) | 10:00 am - 9:00 pm (Saturday) | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (Sunday)

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

 Cost: $4 per person | FREE for children 12 and under



Image Credit: Shark's Tooth Festival

Help the Loggerhead Sea Turtles Make it to the Sea!

by Nick and Beth Flerlage


Humans aren’t the only ones that call Venice and the Suncoast home. We share this beautiful area with incredible animal life. The natural landscape and wildlife diversity is one of the reasons that living in Venice so great and it is something that should be celebrated and protected!



One of the favorite creatures that also make their home in Venice are loggerhead sea turtles! The Suncoast has the largest concentration of loggerhead sea turtles on the west coast of Florida. These wonderful animals are about to start their nesting season in Sarasota County. Every year between May and October, these sea turtles nest on the beach. At night time, hatchlings come out of their shells and utilize the moonlight to find their way to the gulf. Unfortunately, artificial light along the beach can cause confusion and disorientation for these hatchlings causing them to lose their way. This is one of the reasons why only 1 in 1,000 hatchlings survives to reach adulthood!


BUT you can help the sea turtle hatchlings! Join the Sea Turtle Conservancy for their Sea Turtle Lighting Workshop on Wednesday, April 5th from 9:00 am to 10:00 am at Venice City Hall (401 West Venice Avenue). You will learn about the problems with direct and indirect light on the beach and simple, safe lighting solutions that can be used instead. Let's help all the hatchlings succeed in their journey to the sea!


For more information, call (352) 373--6441 or email



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1314 B East Venice Ave
Venice FL 34285
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