The City of Venice, FL in Sarasota County has been named the "Shark's Tooth Capital of the World" because of the millions of shark teeth that wash up on their sandy white beaches. The Sharks Tooth Festival takes place each Spring against the back drop of Venice’s best shark tooth hunting beach, where fossil collectors from around the Southeast display and sell sharks teeth and other prehistoric fossils. More than 100 artists from around the State market their original work. Food vendors serve up delicious dishes from seafood to BBQ. Live entertainment is on stage all weekend. Children are entertained with such events as the Sharks Tooth Scramble and Mote Marine’s hands on exhibit.
The Sharks Tooth Festival is a project of Special Athlete Boosters, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency. All proceeds of the festival benefit Special Athletes of Sarasota County.