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Venice Airport Festival Grounds 10th Anniversary Celebration! Free Parking / Free Admisssion!

10th Anniversary Celebration
Venice Airport Festival Grounds
Free Parking/Free Admission!

MARCH 29 & 30, 2019

Fri 5pm-9pm | Sat 10am-6pm

Kick-Off Party

March 28th • 5pm - 8pm

  • 5 PM - 6 PM MEET & GREET – Welcoming of our past champions, sponsors, media sponsors and the volunteer committee.

  • 6 PM – 8 PM THE GATOR CREEK BAND - will entertain on the band shell with their “down-home” music repertoire.

  • 6 PM – 7 PM BEST BURGER BATTLE - Teams from the Foundation’s six facilities* will compete. Pitmasters Rub Bagby, Dana Hillis, Ben Pervis, Jim Elser and Tommy Harden will assist them. Guest judges will determine the winners. The Pitmasters will supply a recipe and seasoning.

  • 7 PM – 8 PM ROASTING OF A FRIEND – The winners of the contest to be announced. Followed by a presentation of this year’s special friend award.

* The Florida Center, Children’s First, Special Olympics, Community Haven, Loveland Center and Challenger Baseball.

Dana Hillis - cookin' with the kids

Dana Hillis

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We're located in Venice, FL at the Venice Municiplal Airport festival grounds

Venice Airport
610 Airport Ave E.
Venice, FL 34285

Parking Guide

Because of single-road access to the parking areas, the number of cars that can enter and egress in an hour is limited.

ENTERING – During peak hours, three lanes will enter the parking at the gate. Please stay in designated lanes and follow instructions from the parking attendants. A shuttle service to the entrance gates is available.

EXITING – Follow the marked driveways. Do not cut across for there is numerous soft sand areas.