Have Family Fun at the Englewood Pioneer Festival

1957 Englewood Pioneer Festival Venice

The Englewood Pioneer Festival is an August event for the entire family with events running from through September 4th. This will be the 61st year for the Englewood Pioneer Festival, so be sure to join in on the fun! It takes place in Englewood, Florida – located about 12 miles south of Venice, Florida. Take advantage of the several events scheduled to take place leading up to the main event on Labor Day.

Events for All Ages

The festival has two main stages where most of the festival events will take place. Events such as the Watermelon and Pie Eating Contests are events that many locals look forward each year. This year the festival will be returning with a few fantastic events from the past such as the Family Bowling Tournament plus some long-standing events such as the Cardboard Boat Race and Fish a Thon. There will also be many activities just for kids such as Kids Shipwreck Dance Party and Little Ms. and Mr. Englewood Pageant.

Chalkfest 6.0

Chalkfest 6.0 is a highly anticipated event at the Englewood Pioneer Festival. It takes place on August 26th and is fun for kids of all ages. This event takes place on the Dearborn Street sidewalk which will be transformed in an outstanding work of artistry. There will be some free supplies provided. However, people are always welcome and encouraged to bring their own. Aside from those participating in this event, there will be art demonstrations, art activities as well as music, prizes, and awards. Imagine the fun you and your family will have as you create and show off your artistic skills.

Community Involvement

The Englewood Pioneer Festival that is just south of Venice, Florida is made possible by the support of so many local vendors. Vendors will provide a variety of food choices and merchandise as well. While there will be free food at some events for kids, such as pizza at the Kids Shipwreck Party, there will also be numerous affordable food choices.

Taste of Englewood

Since we are on the subject of food, the Taste of Englewood is another event not to be missed. This event has local restaurants creating their best dish in hopes of winning the “Traveling Taste Trophy.” These family friendly events are made possible by the generosity of our local sponsors, so make sure that you come out and support the Englewood Pioneer Festival.

The family friendly Englewood Pioneer Festival is surely an annual event that you won’t want to miss. There will be non-stop fun for people of all ages. With many of the events being free or having a minimal, you will want to bring your entire family to have fun and enjoy.


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