Tailgate Tuesdays

Downtown Wellen
19745 Wellen Park Blvd,
Venice, FL 34293

The arrival of the college football season is here and it’s time for some fun at Downtown Wellen’s Tailgate Tuesdays! Enjoy an evening of college football excitement as our community comes together to celebrate their favorite college football team and showcase your ultimate team spirit. This is three month event series – 9/19, 10/17, 11/21

Tailgater of the Week Competition – Sponsored by Capstan Financial & Florida Lakes Spa
Participate in the Tailgater of the Week Contest by decorating a Low-Speed Vehicle (i.e. street legal golf cart) car, or truck as creatively as possible to show your team spirit. You and your guests should strive to be head and shoulders above all other guests. Hang banners, wear customized t-shirts, display a unique and noticeable tailgating accessory.

  • There will be reserved parking spaces along Wellen Park Boulevard starting at 5PM for tailgate participants. As you enter the street, just let our team know you’d like a tailgate spot. NO RSVP NECESSARY to Tailgate. 
  • We’ll select one winner per date (month). The winner will be selected by entering a sweepstakes. Entrant must deposit entry form in the entry box provided and include name, telephone number, and email address. All entries must be deposited by 7:00 p.m. on event date (9/19/23; 10/17/23; 11/21/23) to receive one (1) entry.
  • Monthly Prize: $500 gift card to Oak & Stone for a college football watch party.
  • Grand Prize Winner: On November 21 the names of the three-monthly prize winners will be entered into a Bowl Game Sweepstakes for a chance to win Two (2) tickets to the Citrus Bowl (1/1/24 in Orlando, FL), hotel accommodations, and $1000 spending money.
  • See official rules here.

    Don’t want to decorate your LSV, Car, or Truck?
    No worries – there are plenty of fun activities to participate in. 

    Cornhole Tournament
    Cornhole players of all ages and skill levels are invited to join this fun and friendly tournament with your fellow neighbors for a chance to win some fabulous prizes. Registration starts at 5:15; Blind draw precisely at 6pm; Bags fly at 6:15PM sharp! NO RSVP NECESSARY; ONSITE REGISTRATION TAKES PLACE THE NIGHT OF PLAY. 

    • Members of the winning team each receive a gift card valued at $200 dollars.
    • All participants from each week (9/19, 10/17, 11/21) will be placed into a random drawing for the grand prize winner to be awarded an e-bike.

    Music Bingo – Football Hype Songs (9/19)
    Love Music? Love Bingo? Love football hype songs? Then this special version of Music Bingo, specially developed for Wellen Park by Mr. GameShow, is for you! Pick up a bingo card full of the best football pump-up tunes from Mr. Game Show’s booth under the shade structure.

    • As songs are played mark them off on your card.
    • First to get 5 in a row gets Bingo and a $100 gift card.
    • There will be two games played throughout the evening – 6:30PM & 7:30PM 

    Friendly Feud- Football Edition (10/17 at 6:30PM)
    All the fun and excitement you know and love from the traditional game show with a unique format that allows every team to play simultaneously. Each team gets an opportunity to reveal all the answers on the ‘Big Board’, however, if all the answers are not revealed, other teams get a chance to steal. See if your team has what it takes to be crowned the Friendly Feud Champions- Football Edition, in this special game developed specially for Wellen Park by Mr. GameShow!

    Wheel of Fun – Football Edition (11/21 at 6:30PM)
    Gather your friends for a night of fun! An exciting team version of the classic Wheel of Fortune game that we all know and love! All teams play simultaneously, no waiting around for your turn. A uniquely fun way to solve football puzzles with your friends, in this game especially prepared for Wellen Park by Mr. GameShow.

    Food & Drink Specials
    Help support our small business restaurant owners! Wellen Park food and beverage merchants offer “to go” food and beverages that guests can order and bring back to their tailgate area.  We kindly request no outside food and beverages.

    Live Music
    Live music all night long. 

    • 9/19 Rob Hazen 

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