From April 12 – 14, 2013, fossil collectors from all over come to Venice Florida to celebrate the overabundance of prehistoric sharks teeth found in the “Shark Tooth Capital of the World”, located at the Venice Municipal Airport Festival Grounds on Airport Avenue. Sharks Teeth are on display as well as other prehistoric fossils. Millions of black and white sharks teeth fossils wash up on Venice Beach every year. Not only sharks teeth are on display, but you will find over 100 arts and craft displays, delicious food, and live entertainment. Bring the entire family to the Venice Shark Tooth Festival so the children can participate in the Sharks Tooth Scramble or be amazed at the Mote Marine hands on exhibit. This carnival like atmosphere is the perfect way to spend a beautiful spring weekend. There is also a 10K Run on April 13th that benefits Athletes of Special Olympics of Sarasota County. The Sharks Tooth Festival is a project of Special Athlete Boosters, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency. All proceeds of the festival benefit Special Olympics of Sarasota County.
Consider the Horse and Chaise Bed and Breakfast in Venice as a base for exploring the Sharks Tooth and Seafood Festival. With plenty to keep you busy in the surrounding area, such as specialty shops and antique shops only minutes away, staying in one of nine historically themed rooms will provide you with true comfort and relaxation. You can shake off the stress of your hectic life, enjoy a full course breakfast and walk along the beach to experience Venice as it was meant to be seen.
While in town, you may also want to visit Historic Spanish Point, an archeological, historical, and environmental museum on 30-acres in neighboring Osprey, Florida. The only exhibition enclosed within a prehistoric shell mound in the world is found there.