Top Wellen Park Events to Celebrate Earth Day

From live outdoor music to a guided bird walk around Grand Lake, there are more ways than one to celebrate our earth this weekend in Downtown Wellen! Read on for the full list of Wellen Park events leading up to Earth Day. 

Saturday, April 20th

This month, our outdoor movie series is centered around celebrating our beautiful planet. Gather your friends and family and head to the Great Lawn at dusk to enjoy a showing of The Biggest Little Farm! Kick back with food and to-go alcoholic beverages from our Downtown Wellen restaurants and food yard, including popcorn from PopDawgs. Don’t forget to bring lawn chairs and blankets for a comfortable set-up. 

Stop by the booth on the Great Lawn to pick up a complementary sapling tree donated by SunnyGrove Landscaping. Can’t make the event? No problem! Additional saplings will be offered at the Wellen Park Welcome Center on April 22nd from 9 am to 5 pm while supplies last.

Sunday, April 21st

On Sunday, our Fresh Harvest Farmers Market will be in full swing from 9 am to 1 pm in Downtown Wellen. Stop by for fresh fish, produce, flowers, and more. 

Also, enjoy a live performance by the Venice Symphony Brass Choir from 3:30 pm to 5 pm. Sponsored by Capstan Financial, listen to beautiful live music on Wellen Park’s Solis Hall stage. Guests are encouraged to bring chairs, but we prefer that guests leave coolers at home. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from our many Downtown Wellen restaurants. 

Monday, April 22nd

On Earth Day itself, participate in a 2-mile guided bird walk sponsored by the Venice Area Audubon Society! Audubon members, Wellen Park residents, and visitors are all welcome to participate in the walk around Grand Lake. Participants are asked to meet in front of Foxtail Coffee at 8 am.

The walk is a free event for birders of all levels, nature lovers, and those curious about Wellen Park’s wildlife and bird-friendly environment. Registering for the event is encouraged but not required. 

At 6 pm, we’ll be hosting an event on Zoom — Science Talks with Mote — where attendees will be taken on a virtual excursion into Sarasota Bay. Suitable for all ages, sign up for the fun and learn more

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