Venice Shark Tooth Festival

Venice Beach is a charming beach town just south of Sarasota! It is also the shark tooth capital of the world because over a million wash up on its shores every year.

Venice Shark Tooth Festival
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This makes it the perfect place to hold the Venice Shark Tooth Festival, one of the most looked forward to events in the area!

Shark tooth enthusiasts travel from all over the world to share the rarest entries in their collections. Sellers have rare and special varieties up for grabs. You can even buy marine, prehistoric fossils!

After looking through the teeth, we defy you not to grab a bite at the food court. Local vendors sell all kinds of cuisines from burgers and Italian sausages to a delectable array of seafood.

Over 100 artists gather to display innovative and nautical-themed art. Many of the unique shark tooth creations are available for purchase!

The grounds of the festival have a carnival atmosphere, with fun for the whole family. There’s even a children’s playground area with hands-on exhibits from the Mote Aquarium!

All proceeds from the festival go directly to support Special Olympics Florida. This is the state’s premier training facility for Special Olympians, located in scenic sister city Sarasota.