Marvel at the most extraordinary pavement art you will ever see at our favorite Sarasota County event …..the Chalk Festival! Head over to the Island of Venice this Friday through Monday for the ultimate artistic celebration. The finest chalk artists from around the world will be transforming the pavement into artistic masterpieces. There will be hundreds of pavement artists for you to watch as their work progresses each day of the event. This year will feature the largest 3D pavement illusion display in the history of the chalk art form. The theme for 2016 is Love & Peace. Do not miss out on this incredible cultural event. Here is all the information you need to make the most of your time this weekend at the Chalk Festival:


Young and Young at Heart!

The Young and Young at Heart interactive area allows all visitors of the festival to partake in the creative process by creating their own chalk masterpieces. Using the same colorful chalk used by the professional arts, let your imagination run wild as you draw on the chalk walls or asphalt. This section of the festival will also feature music, dance, face painting, magic, and more all four days.

Chalk Weddings!

Looking for a truly memorable day? Get married at the Chalk Festival. Artists have created a 3D illusion chalk chapel and a Justice of Peace will be on hand to perform the ceremony. Never forget this day by paying a small fee to receive photos taken by photographers.


Pavement Music Festival!

For the second year in a row, enjoy incredible performances by local and regional bands. Featuring a variety of musical styles, you will be able to dance away during the Pavement Music Festival.

Friday, November 11th

11:30 am - 12:30 pm - Spark Notes

1:00 - 2:00 pm - Kim Jenkins

2:30 - 3:30 pm - Bird Tribe

4:00 - 6:00 pm - Hatley Band

Saturday, November 12th

10:00 - 11:00 am - Everyone Rocks

11:30 am - 12:30 pm - Babyl

1:00 - 2:00 pm - The Curators

2:30 - 3:30 pm - Savannah Brady

4:00 - 6:00 pm - Rockadials

Sunday, November 13th

10:00 - 11:00 am - Sound Sisters

11:30 am - 12:30 pm - Stumble Creek

1:00 - 2:00 pm - David Smash

2:30 - 3:30 pm - Washbaer

4:00 - 6:00 pm - Steve Arvey

6:00 - 6:30 pm - Ruben Poncia

5K Fun Run!

Get active on Saturday, November 12th, for the 5K Fun Run. Enjoy incredible works of chalk art and the beautiful natural scenery of the Venice area as you run, jog, or walk along the route. Race is $30 per adult participant and $15 for anyone 17 and under. Tickets can be purchased HERE.

Love Luau on the Beach!

Check out an authentic luau on the beach at Sharky’s On the Pier (1600 Harbor Drive South, Venice). This special event takes place on Saturday, November 12th from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. There will be a live show including authentic Polynesian Music, Waikiki Dancers, and Flame Throwers! Every guest will receive a lei as they enter. Tickets are $15 to watch the live show and VIP tickets can be purchased for $35, which includes a buffet dinner. Tickets can be purchased HERE. Proceeds from the event benefit the Avenida de Colores 501c3 Cultural Arts Scholarship Fund.



Event Details

Dates: Friday, November 11th, 2016 - Monday, November 14th, 2016

Time: 8:00 pm - 6:00 pm (everyday)

Location: Venice Airport Fairgrounds (900 Airport Avenue E)

Cost: $10 for Adult Day Ticket, $5 for Student Day Ticket, FREE for Children 12 and under, $25 for Adult Unlimited Ticket, $15 for Student Unlimited Ticket. Admission Tickets.