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Venice is located in Sarasota County just south of Sarasota between Sarasota and Englewood along Hwy 41 on the banks of the Sarasota River near the Gulf of Mexico and Port Charlotte. Venice is part of the Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida metro area.

In 1925, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers engaged famous city planner John Nolen and landscape architect Prentiss French to design and build a town reminiscent of its Italian namesake. Venice was incorporated as a town at that time.

Venice became known as the City on the Gulf because it is one of the few cities on the west coast of Florida that occupies a coastal area with no barrier island.

There are also numerous public and private clubs which offer clay and hard court tennis. There are about a dozen golf courses in the area, and that number is expected to grow in the future. The Venice Fishing Pier, is an ideal place for inshore fishing.

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08/08 Coming to The area
Florida Old Time Music Championship Dade City FL April5-6 FOTMC celebrates Old Time Music in Florida, encompassing musical styles ranging from child ballads to southern dance music of old time string bands. Contests in many old time acoustic instruments, String Band and Old Time Singing contests.
Peace River Celtic Festival Punta Gorda FL April10 Our Festival is perpetually dedicated to the memory of David Parker, member of Elks Lodge 2606 and the founder of the Peace River Celtic Festival. David loved Celtic music, laughter, good friendship and good times! If you cherish these things as well, you'll want to be part of this special event!
Hernando County Fair and Youth Livestock Show Brooksville FL April5-13 Week long celebration of the county, entertainment, food, fair rides, livestock and agriculture competitions, demolition derby.
UCF Book Festival Orlando FL April13 The UCF Book Festival showcases 60 renowned authors, exhibitors, free book appraisals, special children’s activities and more.
Bike Night in Cape Coral Cape Coral FL April13 The City of Cape Coral Parks and Recreation is proud to bring you Cape Bike Night! Motorcycle enthusiasts can get together and listen to live bands, eat great food, and just have fun at this great event!
Sarasota Film Festival Sarasota FL April5-14 Held annually in Sarasota, FL., The Sarasota Film Festival emphasizes the best in cinema alongside exciting programs and events, with more than 180 films screened each year including features, documentaries, shorts, and kid-friendly picks.