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July 19-26, 2014
2014 Schedule of Events

What began 84 years ago as a simple candle-lit boat parade has grown into a week-long flurry of color and pageantry that highlights the summer season and attracts tens of thousands of visitors.

The Festival offers a wonderful variety of events geared to delight and entertain every age group. Most events take place within waterfront parks, Round Lake Harbor and Lake Charlevoix.

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Don't forget the Farmer's Market on Thursday.  During the week of Venetian it will take place at Bridge Park from 9 am - 1 pm.

Due to the significant number of Class Reunions being held this summer for individual class years, the Charlevoix High School Alumni Association will not be hosting an all-school reunion in 2014 which is normally held at the Weathervane Restaurant after the Street Parade.

The Inland Seas Education Assocation will have a traditionally-rigged tall ship schooner docked in the port of Charlevoix July 19th and the 20th and will be offering sails both days.  Find out more information here!  *Note: This is an independently staged event that is not part of Venetian, which is occuring during the week of festivities.

Have you ever noticed what is missing at the Venetian Festival?
  • It isn't live entertainment. Throughout Venetian Week, bands in East Park will be jumping with a wide variety of music. Friday Night Entertainment following the Venetian Queen Coronation Ceremony!

  • It isn't kids' activities. The Venetian Games include kids and teens in soccer, basketball, running, boarding, sailing, volleyball, golf and tennis tournaments. Teens are provided their own music venue at the "Battle of the Bands." Kid's Day at Lake Michigan Beach also provides a slew of low and no cost children’s entertainment.

  • It isn't spectator opportunities. The street parade and the boat parade have entertained spectators for decades.

  • It certainly won’t be fireworks that are missing, considering the festival features two nights of world class fireworks displays.

What’s missing is admission prices. All of the big events and entertainment offered at the Venetian Festival are absolutely free to the public. The Venetian tradition has thrived, however, through the support of loyal Venetian fans.

Venetian fundraising is always a challenge, and 2014 is no different. Your personal financial support is required, if Venetian is to maintain its spectacular array of activities such as concerts in the park, Kid's Day, Venetian Games, the street and boat parades, and world class firework displays.
Find out more about donating and becoming part of the Burgee Club today.

You can either donate online or complete our Burgee Enrollment Form and send it to:

Charlevoix Venetian Festival, Inc.
309 Petoskey Avenue
PO Box 120
Charlevoix, Michigan 49720


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Charlevoix Venetian Festival, Inc. | PO Box 120, Charlevoix, Michigan 49720 | Phone (231) 547-3872
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