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Florida Heritage Travel, March 2018 - Venice
February 28, 2018
March 2018 News and Events
Venice is a small city of about 22,000 people on Florida's Gulf Coast about 23 miles south of Sarasota. It is one of the first cities in Florida that was professionally planned with strict zoning and architectural standards.
One of the earliest major buildings was the Hotel Venice, built in the 1920s. It has operated under several different names, and at one time was the winter headquarters of Kentucky Military Institute. It still serves today as an assisted living facility.
Venice was also for many years the winter home of the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus. Today's Venice is still a historic and artist treasure.
Cafe' Venice Restaurant and Wine Bar is located in downtown Venice in the historic district along West Venice Avenue. It offers some of the best American cuisine in the area, and is popular with tourists and locals.
The restaurant serves lunch and dinner and has a wide wine selection and a full service bar.
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March is a great month in Florida. It's mostly cool and air conditioners are only needed now and then. It's even a bit cold now and then. Most of the snowbirds are back in Florida hiding out from the cold northern winter, so lines are longer at our local restaurants but Floridians are making more money which makes it okay.
HERE ARE SOME INTERESTING FLORIDA EVENTS FOR MARCH:
FLORIDA WINERIES. Check the Florida winery nearest you. Many of them have wonderful weekend events that include music and wine tastings. Our site has information on 29 wineries scattered across the state. We plan to add even more when we have time to visit them.
FLORIDA TOURIST ATTRACTIONS. We have an extensive list of Florida Tourist Attractions. Some of them are well known; other are a wonderful step back into Old Florida.
FLORIDA FESTIVALS. There are several outside events this time of year. Among these are outdoor art festivals and folk and bluegrass music festivals.
BEACHES. Almost anything you decide to do in Florida can be enhanced by spending some quality time at a great beach, and best beaches in Florida will guide you in the right direction.
FLORIDA MUSEUMS. Many Florida art and historical museums have scheduled events. Click on the links to find out what is going on.
FLORIDA THEATER. This is an active time for plays and musical events in our many Florida theaters.. Check the links to find out what might be interesting to you.
FLORIDA AUTHORS. Any time is a good time to read a book by a Florida author. Our most visited author pages are those of Randy Wayne White, the creator of adventurous marine biologist Doc Ford, Tim Dorsey and his unlikely protagonist, serial killer Serge Storms, and Robert N. Macomber, and his historical novels featuring Captain Peter Wake of the U.S. Navy.
Here is a useful link that will tell you what is going on this month virtually everywhere in Florida.
FLORIDA FESTIVALS AND OTHER EVENTS FOR MARCH 2018
Information on the towns and places hosting these events, or near them, including lodging, can be found at Florida Towns.
A few events are cancelled on very short notice. I do my best to ensure that our information is correct and current, but I recommend you call before leaving for the event to make sure it's still on.
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