Venetian Festival is a Summer Must in Charlevoix


Venetian Festival is a Summer Must in Charlevoix

July 15-22, 2017



The volunteers who host each July’s week-long Venetian Festival in Charlevoix like to say that the event is only missing thing: a cost for admission. Free music, parades, children’s activities and fireworks are all free.

The Venetian Festival in Charlevoix has been a highlight of summer in Northern Michigan for 80 years. During the Festival, there are daily music performances on two stages in Charlevoix’s East Park. Venetian Games include kids and teens in soccer, basketball, running, boarding, sailing, volleyball, golf and tennis tournaments plus a Battle of the Bands for youth musicians. Kids Day at Lake Michigan Beach includes an inflatable climb, ragamuffins theatre, twister joe, pony rides, bubble fun and craft tent.

Water activities include a night boat parade–with boats decorated, animated and lit–and an AquaPalooza boating party take place on Round Lake in Charlevoix.

The Charlevoix Venetian Festival queen is crowned in special festivities. The street parade is the place to be for fun, music, and craziness and thousands of people line the street to watch the floats. Two nights of fireworks? Yes, two!

Tennis Finals 

July 15
Venetian Shoes Horseshoe Tournament, Beach Bash Volleyball, Corn Hole Tournament, AquaPalooza, Venetian Rhythms

July 16 
Beach Bash Basketball, Worship on the Water, Disc Golf Doubles, 

July 17
Swim Meet, Disc Golf Doubles, Main Street Monday

July 18
Castle Garden Games, Bingo, 4-H Sailing Regatta, 3-on-3 Soccer Tournament, Tiki Tent–Venetian Rhythms

July 19
Sailing Regatta, Arnold Carnival, Tiki Tent–Venetian Rhythms 

July 20
Farmers Market, Kid’s Day, Arnold Carnival, Tiki Tent–Venetian Rhythms, 

July 21 
Arnold Carnival, Cottage Croquet, Queen Coronation, Art Work Auction, Tiki Tent–Venetian Rhythms, Fireworks

July 22
Drenth Memorial Foot Race, Ryan Shay Mile, Street Parade, Venetian Rhythms, Charlevoix All Class Reunion, Bridge Street Block Party, Arnold Carnival, Tiki Tent–Venetian Rhythms, Venetian Lighted Boat Parade and Fireworks

For more information:
Charlevoix Chamber of Commerce
109 Mason St
Charlevoix, MI 49720

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