Holiday Parade 2011 in Venice Florida

Posted by Wayne on December 8th, 2011

The excitement grew days in advance of the Annual Venice Holiday Parade in Venice Florida as Venice Avenue progressively became lined with lawn chairs. Locals and visitors staked out their claim looking for preferred viewing of the parade. The parade was held November 26, 2011. The stage was set up at Harbor Drive and Venice Avenue and the street was blocked off. Prior to the start of the parade, the audience cheered to a variety of entertainment waiting for darkness and the parade to begin. The parade did not dissapoint as both the young and young at heart sat side by side to watch marching bands, antique cars, the infamous Shriners, and floats big and small move steadily down Venice Avenue. Holiday lights sparkled in the children’s eyes and the sounds of holiday music filled the air. The most impressive of the floats was the Nokomis Drum Circle float which shot flames into the air and had nearly 100 drummers of all varieties playing an island beat. Surrounded by belly dancers and the like, it was very impressive.

The biggest surprise of the parade was when the Foundation Church’s float stopped center stage and a surprise marriage proposal was delivered and accepted to make the most joyous and tearful moment of the parade.

Contact Wayne Welsh, with Venice Shores Realty at 941-488-6644 for more information on Venice, Florida or Venice Florida Real Estate.

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