Weekend Happenings: Venetian Carnival at The Village Shops!

Each year during Mardi Gras, thousands of visitors take to the streets of New Orleans to participate in the city’s iconic parades and festivities. This year, however, there is no need to travel because the Village Shops is bringing Mardi Gras to you with the Venetian Carnival! While there won’t be floats passing by, there will be boats passing by which is all the more reason to throw on your beads and head to the Bay!

The Venetian Carnival Event at The Village Shops on Venetian Bay | Naples, Florida Waterfront Shopping and Dining Destination

This Saturday, February 22nd from 10am-1pm, The Village Shops on Venetian Bay is hosting the annual Venetian Carnival event. This family friendly event has fun and entertainment for all ages. Stop by both the north and south side of The Village Shops to take part in all the festivities.

The Venetian Carnival Event at The Village Shops on Venetian Bay | Naples, Florida Waterfront Shopping and Dining Destination

You’re never too old to paint your face purple, green, and gold! The face painters will be present all afternoon with an array of colors ready to design colorful Mardi Gras masks and other elaborate designs. After the paint, it’s time to for props. Head over to the Balloon Twisting table where they will be busy twisting and turning a balloon just for you!

The Venetian Carnival Event at The Village Shops on Venetian Bay | Naples, Florida Waterfront Shopping and Dining DestinationThe Venetian Carnival Event at The Village Shops on Venetian Bay | Naples, Florida Waterfront Shopping and Dining DestinationThe Venetian Carnival Event at The Village Shops on Venetian Bay | Naples, Florida Waterfront Shopping and Dining Destination

Complete your Mardi Gras look at the craft table. Make a mask masterpiece with the use of The Village Shops’ complimentary mask decorating kits. Fat Tuesday is right around the corner. The Village Shops is making sure you have all the necessities for any upcoming celebrations.

The Venetian Carnival Event at The Village Shops on Venetian Bay | Naples, Florida Waterfront Shopping and Dining Destination

Whether it’s your first stop or your last, don’t forget to capture Venetian Carnival memories at the Mardi Gras themed photo booth. In addition to the beads, balloons, and masks, each guest will receive a free print and email copy of their photo.

The Venetian Carnival Event at The Village Shops on Venetian Bay | Naples, Florida Waterfront Shopping and Dining Destination

Naples is transforming into New Orleans for the weekend. We look forward to seeing you at Venetian Carnival!