Sun Fiesta is easily the biggest festival in Venice, so you don’t want to miss out on the fun. Sun Fiesta 2017 will take place on Oct. 20–22, and it’s your last chance to get out and enjoy the Florida sunshine before it starts to get cooler. Gather with your friends and celebrate the end of the season in style.
Sun Fiesta began in 1973 and has been going strong ever since. It started as a way for residents to have a little fun before the snowbirds moved in, and it has turned into one of the hottest events in the state.
The festival has a little bit of everything. There are bounce houses, arts and crafts booths for the kiddos, and a Miss Sun Fiesta Pageant for the local girls. There is also the Bed Race and other exciting events. It has a real party atmosphere.
Sun Fiesta isn’t just a way to have some fun, either. It’s all for a good cause. The Women’s Sertoma Club of Venice uses the festival to raise funds for its scholarship. The money raised also goes back to the local community in other forms. This festival is a great way to support your local community.
Keep in mind that the festival is FREE. The money raised actually comes from the vendors. They pay a fee to sell their items at the festival. You’re doing your part by just showing up. It doesn’t get much easier than that, does it?
Speaking of the vendors, you never know what you might see here. Last year, there was even a vendor selling personalized dog bandanas. The festival is known for bringing in some unique wares, so you can expect to find some fun stuff. You can even buy a boat here. How crazy is that?
Prepare for the Party
Since this is a big end-of-summer blowout, you can expect big crowds. Come early to find parking and wear your sunscreen. The weather is usually really nice for the fiesta, but you’ll spend a lot of time outdoors and don’t want to get sunburned.
You’ll also be doing a lot of walking, so wear comfortable shoes. You might want to wear your cute footwear, but you’ll end up with blisters from all the walking. It’s worth sacrificing fashion for comfort in this case. Well, at least it is if you’re not getting up on stage for the beauty pageant.
Wow, the Sun Fiesta is going to be a great time. Do you know what else is going to be a lot of fun? Your new Honda from Venice Honda in Venice, Florida, of course. Stop by and see us before heading to the Sun Fiesta. We will hook you up with the perfect ride for riding around Venice and beyond.