Venetian carnival



         Stay tuned for details of the 2023 Carnival which will open Wednesday, July 19.  See below for information about the 2022 Carnival.


The carnival and midway, which opens on Wednesday, July 20, includes popular rides such as bumper cars, Tilt-a-Whirl and the Swings, as well as more docile rides for the younger ones.  Returning to the Venetian Festival, the popular Traverse City-based Arnold Amusements Company will again be providing the rides, games and goodies.  The rides, midway and amusements will return to their usual position on downtown Mason Street and in the neighboring city parking lots to the north.

Rides, games, and treats will be available from 5 pm – 11 pm on Wednesday, July 20; 12 pm – 11 pm on Thursday, July 21, 1 pm – 11 pm on Friday July 22 and 11 am – 11 pm on Saturday, July 23.

Friday and Saturday tickets are 22 for $25.  On Thursday (which is Kid’s Day at the Festival) you can also enjoy unlimited rides with the purchase of a $17 armband.  On Friday, tickets are regularly priced, however, $20 armbands may be purchased.  Regular tickets are otherwise $1.25 each.  All rides take three to four tickets.