83RD CHARLEVOIX VENETIAN FESTIVAL
July 20-27, 2013
What began 83 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.
THE FOLLOWING IS A QUICK VIEW OF MAIN ACTIVITIES AND HEADLINERS WHO ARE CONFIRMED FOR 2013 PAVILION PERFORMANCES IN EAST PARK:
- Saturday, July 20: Aquapalooza feat: Loud Mouth Soup AND Don Middlebrook and Living Soul
- Sunday, July 21: Worship on the Water feat: Community Reformed Band Featuring:Ted Polleys, Andy Stefanic Band, AND Harvest Barn Worship Band (Evening sponsored by Charlevoix Ministerial Association)
- Monday, Juy 22: Battle of the Bands AND Venetian Vision
- Tuesday, July 23: Charlevoix City Band
- Wednesday, July 24: Motor City Women and Detroit Express AND Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels
- Thursday, July 25: The Kari Lynch Band AND The Farm
- Friday, July 26: Queen Coronation AND Paul Revere and the Raiders
- Saturday, July 27: Doyle Dykes, Academy Four AND Kids From Wisconsin
WHAT'S MISSING AT VENETIAN?
Click HERE to download our 83rd Annual Brochure which includes a full schedule of events and our complete 2012 donor list.
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.