Venice will be buzzing with people of all ages walking around with mobile devices in hand, September 8, as they play the popular mobile game, Pokémon Go.

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Venice MainStreet Hosting a Pokémon Go Walk

Venice, Florida, August 22, 2018 Venice will be buzzing with people of all ages walking around with mobile devices in hand, September 8, as they play the popular mobile game, Pokémon Go. Venice MainStreet Inc. is hosting the Pokémon Go Walk from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in historic Downtown Venice. The after party will be held at AMF Venice Lanes from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., where there will be games and prizes.

We thought this would be a fun way to bring the community and local businesses together,” said Erin Silk, CEO of VMS Inc. “The event is completely free and there are so many prizes from our partners to give out to players throughout the day.”

There are three teams in the game and there will starting locations available for each. Team Valor will be at Made In Italy, Team Instinct will be at Daiquiri Deck and Team Mystic will be at DP Fitness and Wellness. Players don’t have to start there, this is for players who want to play with their respective teams and earn bonuses in game.

Gulf shores realtor, Luanne Wood, P.A., has donated all of the water bottles for this event so players will be able to go inside, cool off and grab a bottle for free. The water will be stationed at Ciao Gelato, Tea & Spice Exchange, Venice Wine & Coffee Co. and Island Organics Smoothies & Juice Bar.

A lot of the restaurants and businesses are having exclusive deals for Pokémon Go players just for the day.

We’re also having a giant Pikachu running around downtown throughout the day,” Silk stated. “If you find him, snap a photo with him and tag us on social media, you’re automatically entered for a chance to win a prize.”

There will be prizes handed out throughout the day like Pokémon toys and accessories and bigger prizes will be rewarded at the after party such as two $150 gift certificates from A Living Canvas, two $20 gift certificates from Café Venice, Ciao Gelato, Dockside Grill, Chaz 51 Bistro and Island Organics Smoothie & Juice Bar.

The Sprint Store in Venice and Magician’s Forge in North Port will be at the after party with exclusive swag and giveaways as well.

We’re so excited to see such support from our local businesses time and time again,” Silk said. “They’re really coming together to create a fun day for the community.”

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