Parade Info

Parade Info

Parade Times: Pre-Parade Entertainment 5:30pm at the corner of Harbor Drive and West Venice Avenue and the corner of Nokomis Street and West Venice Avenue
Parade begins at Park Blvd at 7pm

MAJOR SPONSERS: The city of Venice and The SunCoast Media Group

STREET CLOSINGS: Venice Avenue will be closed to thru traffic beginning at 3pm
from Business 41 to Venice Beach

2018 PARADE ROUTE: The parade officially begins at the corner of Park Blvd and West Venice Avenue (South Side). The parade will turn left at Harbor Dr. then a right at Tampa Ave. followed by another right onto Nokomis Ave. The parade ends at the Venice Community Center.  Updated map available here.

CONCESSIONS: Food and drinks will be available for sale throughout the parade route by approval only.

FACILITIES: Public restrooms are located behind the tennis courts and at the corner of Nassau Street and West Venice Avenue will be open. Several Port-O-Lets will be available along parade route.

SARASOTA NEWS NOW (SNN): Broadcasting live the Venice Holiday Parade from 7pm until 9pm and will replay the event during the month of December

PARKING: Public parking will be available at Venice High School and Centennial Park on Venice Avenue.