Every year since 1973, residents of Venice have gotten together for one last hoorah before the ‘snow birds’ start their annual migration in November.  The Sun Fiesta is one of the greatest Festivals in the area and promises fun for your entire family.  The ruckus starts on Friday the 16th with Echo Matrix and will continue all weekend.  You won’t want to miss the 12th annual Bed Races (a favorite local event) where teams compete in racing actual beds to the finish line and the entertainment doesn’t stop there.  There will be Venice’s very own version of American Idol, a Miss Sun Fiesta Pageant, arts and crafts, dances, bands, a parade and even Jazzercise.  Seriously, this fun eclectic event won’t disappoint. 

The Women’s Sertoma Club of Venice has hosted the Event for last 12 years and we’re glad they do, they’ve really made it a can’t miss event of the year.  What’s even better is that the majority of WSCV’s Scholarship Fund is raised during this festival, so it’s fun for a good cause. 


*Photo-Harold Tribune-Matt Houston

Check out the video below to see all the fun from last year: