Venetian Events & Information

The Venetian Board pledged that safety would be paramount when it took custody of the Venetian Festival in the aftermath of the 1997 fireworks tragedy.  Due to the unprecedented threat of the coronavirus to the health, safety and welfare of our community and visitors, the Venetian Board is compelled to cancel the 2020 Charlevoix Venetian Festival.

Although we remain hopeful and optimistic that the coronavirus outbreak may soon trend favorably, facilitating the process of reopening our community, the continued health threat posed by mass gatherings is extreme. The population of downtown Charlevoix expands during the traditional Venetian week to a density similar to that of major U.S. cities.  Just one asymptomatic infected person, or the irresponsible actions of just one infected person, could expose hundreds and hundreds of people to the virus.

Those Venetian Games and similar activities which may be readily organized and staged, without mass gatherings, remain under consideration. In anticipation of our forthcoming victory over the coronavirus, Venetian may also consider a focused community celebration upon conclusion of the 2020 summer season, subject to community sentiment.  We will provide updates in all such regards.

We trust that Venetian’s spirit of community will reside in all who hold Charlevoix near and dear, as we come together for the benefit of one another, in this time of crisis.

Dan Barron • Tom Bickersteth • Dean Davenport • Anne Golski • Kent Seymour • John Winn

Street & Boat Parades

Concert Line-Up

Burgee Club

Miss Charlevoix Competition

Artists of Venetian

Venetian Games

AquaPalooza - 7/18

Main Street Monday - 7/20

Kid's Day - 7/23

Charlevoix Farmers Market


Bridge Street Block Party

Digital Resources

We have everything you need to prepare for Venetian week:

    • Downloadable Schedule of Events
    • Digital Commemorative Venetian Booklets
    • Daily Schedule of Events
    • and so much more!  Page is updated weekly! 

Media Resources

All of the information you need for your next publication:

    • Interview request forms (Festival Staff & Bands)
    • Press releases & approved photos
    • Festival videos & commercials
    • Press Pass request form for Media Access the week of the Festival
    • Festival Logo 

The Venetian Galleria of Sponsors

Venetian Festival sponsors are well known for their generous contributions throughout the community, supporting the many events and activities which Charlevoix has to offer.  Make sure to stop in and visit these wonderful sponsors. By shopping and dining locally you are supporting those who support our community and the events we love so well.
To see a full list of all the amazing sponsors that contribute to the Festival, keeping the concerts and activities free of charge, or to become a sponsor yourself, click here.

Say hello!
We'd love to meet you!

  • PO Box 120 • 309 Petoskey Avenue • Charlevoix, MI • 49720
  • info (at)
  • (231) 547-3872
  • (231) 547-2977

Our office is located within the law offices of Barron & Engstrom, PLC.

For current and past Venetian artwork and posters, contact our office at the phone number listed above, or stop in and see us.