The downtown merchants are celebrating "Christmas in July" on Friday and Saturday with lots of sales, prizes and specials! Free Trolley Rides, Merchants on Miami are having a tropical Christmas, merchants in the KMI are serving cookies and punch. Santa and Mrs. Claus will on hand for a mid year check in and you'll want to register to win one of 6 gift baskets totaling more than $1000 filled with awesome goodies from participating downtown merchants, activities take place both days from 10a - 5p.
Saturday Morning kicks off with a fabulous selection of vendors - local Farmers, Fisherman, Craftsmen, Bakers, Artists and others gather at the Venice Farmer's Market located in the heart of historic downtown Venice, Florida. It's a weekly celebration of the best of Venice and during this time of year, they are open from 8am - 1pm.
Bring the whole family down to the Venice Art Center - it's Free Family Fun! Arts and Crafts, face painting, food drinks and musical instruments provided by Rhythm Inlet for the kids to try. All activities at the Venice Art Center take place from 10am - 1pm.