84th CHARLEVOIX VENETIAN FESTIVAL
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.
WHAT'S MISSING AT VENETIAN?
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.