THE VENICE SHARKS TOOTH FESTIVAL 2024

Shark Tooth Capital of the World!

MISSION

Since 1987 Venice MainStreet, Inc. has operated as a volunteer-driven, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to preserving and enhancing the character, beauty, and economic vitality of historic downtown Venice.

Event Details

Welcome to the Venice, FL Sharks Tooth Festival! Join us on Saturday, April 13th, 2024 and Sunday, April 14th, 2024 for an exciting weekend filled with live music, delicious food, and fun activities for the whole family.

DOGS

We do not prohibit dogs; however, we strongly do NOT recommend bringing your dogs due to the volume of people and for the safety of humans and pets. Retractable leashes are prohibited.

CHAIRS

We encourage attendees to bring your own chairs to relax and listen to the music. Please NO coolers.

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Date & Time

Saturday, April 13th, 2024 10am-8pm
Sunday, April 14th, 2024 10am-5pm

Location

Centennial Park, 200 West Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285

Admission

No Admission Fee* Free and Open to the Public

Delicious Food

Get your taste buds ready for an array of delicious food trucks serving up everything from seafood to barbecue and more.

Mesmerizing Music

Don’t miss the lively line-up of bands performing on the main stage throughout the weekend. Dance the day away to a mix of local and regional bands playing everything from beachy rock to Motown.

Kids & Vendors Zone

Experience the beautiful Venice Downtown area while browsing the many vendors selling shark teeth and other beach-themed merchandise. Bring the kids and let them play in the interactive shark-themed kids’ area, featuring face painting, shark tooth hunting, and more.

Top Bands

Maiden Cane

Pure Country of SWFL

Aurora V

Unique Full Circle

Latitude 26

The Bridget Phillips Experience

Venice Elementary Chorus

Venice Gondoliers Barbershop Chorus

Saturday, April 13th, 2024

TimeEvent Detail
10:00am-4:00pmVenice Gondoliers Barbershop Chorus will be roaming throughout the festival grounds
10:30amVenice Gondoliers Barbershop Chorus singing “The Star Spangled Banner”
10:35am-11:00amVenice Elementary School Chorus
11:00am-11:30amWelcome by: Kara Morgan, Venice MainStreet CEO and The Key Note Speaker: Dr. Demian Chapman, Senior Scientist for Mote's Sharks and Rays Conservation Program and Director of Global Fin Print
11:30am-2:00pmUnique Full Circle (Motown)
2:00pm-2:30pmJazzercise Demonstration
3:00pm-5:00pmAurora V (Rock & Roll)
6:00pm-8:00pmMaiden Cane (Rock & Roll)

Sunday, April 14th, 2024

TimeEvent Detail
10:00am-4:00pmVenice Gondoliers Barbershop Chorus will be roaming throughout the festival grounds
11:00am-11:30amMain Stage Megladon Give Away!
Megladon Derby Winner Presentation
Dive into Diving Q & A with Derby Participants
12:00pm-2:00pmLatitude 26 (Multiple Genres)
2:30pm-3:00pmThe Bridget Phillips Experience (teaching Country Line Dancing for the concert)
3:00pm-5:00pmPure Country of SWFL (Country Music)

Getting to the Event

The Venice Sharks Tooth Festival will be taking place downtown in beautiful Centennial Park, located at 200 West Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285

Free Trolley

Trolley service to and from Centennial Park is only available to the festival’s designated offsite parking area located at the Venice High School parking lot (1 Indian Avenue).

Free Parking

Offsite festival parking with trolley service is located at Venice High School. Free public parking lots are available throughout the downtown area; however, no trolley service is available to and from those locations.

Off-Site Parking for the Event

Two trolleys will be running from Centennial Park to the Venice High School in a continuous loop: Saturday 10am – 8:30pm and Sunday 10am – 5:30pm.

SHARKS TOOTH FESTIVAL LOCATION

Educational Speakers

2024 Venice Sharks Tooth Festival Key Note Speaker.

Enjoy watching Dr. Demian Chapman, Senior Scientist & Director, Center for Shark Research, Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium and his team working in Belize on the PBS show: Changing Seas episode “Jaguars of the Sea“.

Fossil Recovery Exploration – Chris Mandell

Gulf Coast Mineral Fossil and Gem Club – Jane McCormack & Doug Woodring

Manasota Fossil Club - Carole McConnell & Clay Bulan

Saturday, April 13th, 2004

TimeEvent Detail
10:00am-10:30amChris Mandell – Fossil Recovery Exploration
11:00am-11:30am (Main Stage)Dr. Demian Chapman, Senior Scientist & Director, Center for Shark Research, Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium
11:00am-11:30amJane McCormack & Doug Woodring (Gulf Coast Mineral Fossil and Gem Club)
2:00pm-2:30pmCarole McConnell & Clay Bulan (Manasota Fossil Club)
5:00pm-5:30pmChris Mandell – Fossil Recovery Exploration

Sunday, April 14th, 2004

TimeEvent Detail
10:00am-10:30amChris Mandell – Fossil Recovery Exploration
2:00pm-2:30pmJane McCormack - Gulf Coast Mineral Fossil and Gem Club AND Carole McConnell - Manasota Fossil Club

Kids Zone

OrganiserEvent DetailTime
Childlike ProductionsFace PaintingSAT 10am-2pm; SUN 10am-2pm
Fossil Recovery ExplorationInteractive Fossil and Shark Tooth DigSAT 10am-8pm; SUN 10am-5pm
Geico InsuranceFree Child-size Sunglasses & Geico FansFirst-come, first-serve
Girl Scouts of Gulf Coast Florida & Venice Art CenterFun CraftsSAT 10am-8pm; SUN 10am-5pm
Gulf Coast Mineral, Fossil, and Gem ClubMineral, Fossil, or Gem Educational DisplaysSAT 10am-8pm; SUN 10am-5pm
Manasota Fossil ClubMineral, Fossil, or Gem Educational DisplaysSAT 10am-8pm; SUN 10am-5pm
Venice Lion's ClubDigging for Shark TeethSAT 10am-8pm; SUN 10am-5pm

We thank our sponsors

Merchandise Vendors

Food Vendors

Drink Vendors

Non-Profits

Vendor Announcements

MERCHANDISE VENDOR & Food Vendor

Thank you for your interest in being a vendor at the 2024 Venice Sharks Tooth Festival. Currently, we are filled to capacity and have a long waiting list. If you would like to be added to the 2025 Venice Sharks Tooth Festival Email Group, please email info@venicemainstreet.com and request to be added to 2025. Thank you

Get In Touch

941-484-6722

Lysa.Locke@venicemainstreet.com

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