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Sharks Tooth Festival 2018 in Venice Florida

Posted by Wayne Welsh on Sunday, March 18th, 2018 at 1:00pm.

Couple display Shark Jaws
The 26th annual 2018 Shark's Tooth Festival is returning to Venice Florida.  This family fun event has something for everyone.  Venice Florida is well known as the Shark's Tooth Capital of the World because of the propensity for beach goers to find fossilized sharks teeth on area beaches and in our waters.  These teeth are millions of years old and are from prehistoric sharks of days gone by.  They are quite collectible and are used for jewelry, artwork, decorations and private collections.  If you have ever been to Venice, Florida, you probably have some.  This writer enjoys scuba diving from local beaches and finding them lying on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico waiting to be discovered.  It is sort of like an aquatic treasure hunt.  Fossil collectors and dealers from the region bring shark's teeth and a diversity of other fossils to display and sell.  In addition, over 100 local artists and vendors offer unique one of a kind pieces and decorations with a local flavor.  Food is abundant  and ranges from fresh local seafood to southern barbeque. Live entertainment plays throughout the three day event and libations of beer and wine are available.  Come dance your heart out and enjoy top local entertainment.
A Toothy Smile

You just can't help but smile as you stroll through massive tents with thousands of sharks teeth, shark jaws, mastodon teeth and so much more.  This is a prehistoric who's who in the dinosaur world where you can browse, delight, and yes purchase an authentic piece of history. 


Boy ascends rock climbing wall

There is something for every member of the family.  The adventurous can challenge the rock climbing wall..  The curious can reach into the Mote Marine Laboratory touch tank to feel a live stingray or starfish.  The crazy can pet a live tiger shark...just kidding.   Everything here is safe, educational, and fun.

Johnny Depp Look a Like

The Johnny Depp look a like is always a hit.  With perfect voice, mannerisms, and costume, you will be transformed to the Pirates of the Caribbean.  Bring your camera and get a photo with Johnny Depp, a definite conversation starter.  You can find him in one of the fossil tents in years past.  Hope to see him this year too!


Friday, April 13; 4 PM - 9 PM
Saturday, April 14; 10 AM - 9 PM
Sunday, April 15; 10 AM - 5 PM


This years event will be held at the Venice Airport Festival Grounds.  610 E. Airport Ave., Venice, Florida.


Pets are not allowed and should be left at home. 
Admission is $4.00 per person and children 12 and under are free.


All proceeds go to the Special Athletes of Sarasota County as a project of the Special Athletes Boosters, Inc.  The funds are used in the local area to train and send special athletes to the Special Olympics.


So you have fallen in love with Venice, Florida  It happens to the best of us. We would love to help you find a permanent or seasonal home here.
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