Have a weekend filled with fun times at one of our favorite Venice festivals…..the Sun Fiesta 2016. Head down to Centennial Park on Friday, October 21st, through Sunday, October 23rd, for the ultimate celebration of America. Enjoy delicious food from the finest Suncoast vendors, pick up some unique arts and crafts from local artisans, dance to live music, watch the parade, and so much more! Not only will you have endless fun, but by coming to this festival, you are supporting our great community! Proceeds from Sun Fiesta fund scholarships for the Women's Sertoma Club of Venice! Here is all the information you need to make the most of your time at this year’s Sun Fiesta:

Live Music!

Head over to the music stage for incredible performances by talented musicians and bands all weekend long!

Friday, October 21st

7:00 - 9:30 pm - MAIDEN CANE

Saturday, October 22nd

1:30 - 3:30 pm - RANDY STEPHENS BAND

4:00 - 6:00 pm - AMERICAN MADE

6:30 - 9:30 pm - BIG Z R&B EXTRAVAGANZA

Sunday, October 23rd

11:30 am - 1:30 pm - FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH

2:00 - 3:00 pm - ROCKIN ROGUES

4:00 - 7:00 pm - BANDANA BAND

Children’s Area!

Your children will enjoy endless entertainment and activities in the Kid’s Korner! There will be inflatables, arts & crafts, games, kid yoga, and so much more! Be sure to enter the coloring contest to win some awesome prizes!


Bed Races!

Cheer on the participants of the bed races as they race down West Venice Avenue on Saturday, October 22nd. Each team makes their own bed and consists of 1 rider and 4 pushers. The bed cannot have any mechanical propulsion. This entertaining event will begin at 9:00 am. Don’t miss out on this hilarious annual activity at the Sun Fiesta.


Head downtown Venice on Saturday morning to scope out the perfect spot to watch the parade. The parade begins at 10:00 am. See amazing floats decorated by your favorite local businesses, clubs, and organizations. Enjoy music from marching bands from Venice and other Suncoast communities’ schools.






Miss Sun Fiesta Pageant!

One of the favorite annual events at the festival is the Miss Sun Fiesta Pageant! This pageant provides college scholarship money to young women in our community. All

women ages 16 to 19 who have demonstrated excellence in academics, athletics, and and community service are welcome to enter. The women are judged based on their community service, written essay, stage presence, public speaking, and personality. Come celebrate these remarkable young women at the pageant which will be held in Centennial Park on Saturday, October 22nd, at 1:00 pm.


Event Details

Date: Friday, October 21st, 2016 - Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

Time: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Friday); 9:00 am - 10:00 pm (Saturday);

9:00 am - 7:00 pm (Sunday)

Location: Centennial Park (200 West Venice Avenue)

Cost: FREE Admission!