2019 Charlevoix Venetian Festival Games

The 2019 Venetian Games will once again feature an impressive selection of team and individual events.  Thanks to our many Game Managers and Chair, the Venetian Festival offers an array of sporting events and competitions to participate in throughout the week.  Make sure to read each event to find out how to register.

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When: Sunday, July 21st
Where: Ferry Beach Courts
Time: 9 am – End
Fee: $80/team

What: The Beach Bash 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament draws hundreds of basketball players in multiple age groups.  This year’s event will continue to feature the 4th grade co-ed teams with a 9-foot rim and the co-ed Adult categories.

Games Manager:
Marc Sroufe
ph: 989.400.3687
email: cbcsroufe@hotmail.com


When: Tuesday, July 23rd
Where: Castle Farms
Time: 1:30 pm – 4 pm

What: Castle Farms will again host Bingo! on Venetian Tuesday and with play managed by American House Senior Living Facilities.  Bingo is available at no cost to youth and adults of all ages.
Castle Farms will also be offering tours at a discounted price throughout the day.

Games Manager:
American House Senior Living Facilities
ph: 231.547.2599
email: charlevoix@americanhouse.com


When: Saturday, July 20th
Where: Ferry Beach
Time: 10 am – End

What: Cornetian Corn Toss had its debut in 2017 and grew to popularity almost immediately.  In its junior year, Cornetian is expected to be even more popular, so make sure to get registered the day of the event as soon as possible.

Registration is on-site the day of the competition.  A registration fee of $20/person ($40/team) applies.
2-person teams; multiple courts available.

Games Manager:
Boogie Carlson: 231.675.4561
Jill Erskine: 231.675.1326



When: Monday, July 22nd
Where: East Park
Time: 1:30 pm

What: The annual Cottage Croquet Tournament will take place on Monday, July 22nd at 1:30 pm in East Park.  The Cottage Croquet Tournament happens every year to determine who gets to go first in the Venetian Street Parade.  Play is open to all ages.

No pre-registration is required.
Questions can be directed to the Venetian office at: 231.547.3872


When: Sunday, July 21st
Where: Mt. McSauba Disc Golf Course
Time: 1 pm – End

What: On-site and online registrations are available.

Registration fee of $40 for a junior/rec team and $60 for an advanced team applies.

Must bring your own partner.
Competition is based on best shot doubles.

Games Manager:
Charlevoix Disc Golf Club
Mike Greyerbiehl
ph: 231.675.1844

Registration questions can be directed to the Disc Golf Games Manager.



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We are currently unveiling the last round of Venetian games tomorrow (Wednesday) and are unable to get updates published.  We will begin unveiling our rhythms line up and will need to be able to upload to the website and want to make sure that is able to be done without any unnecessary roadblocks.

When: Saturday, July 27th
Start: Corner of Park Avenue & Grant Street
Finish Line: Bridge Street
Time: 9 am – 10 am

What: An individual event drawing quite the crowd in past years is the Jeff Drenth Memorial Foot Race, which takes place at the end of Venetian week on Celebration Saturday, July 27th.  The event, in memory of Charlevoix’s finest distance runner, features a 5k, 10k, and Family Mile.

Packet pick-up is available on Friday, July 26th from 5 pm – 6 pm & July 27th from 6:30 am – 8:30 am at the First Congregational Church of Charlevoix, just east of the starting line.
Registration fees apply.

Games Manager:
Matt Peterson
ph: 231.675.1746
email: mpeterson@ejps.org


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When: Skill Levels 3.0 and 3.5 Women’s, Men’s, and Mixed Doubles — Saturday, July 20
            Skill Level 4.0 Women’s Doubles, Men’s Doubles, and Mixed Doubles — Sunday, July 21
Where: Charlevoix City Tennis Courts — 107 Elm Street, Charlevoix, MI 49720
Time: Saturday at 8 am & Sunday at 9 am
Fee: $20/team/event

What: Not to be caught up in a pickle, Venetian has expanded its Venetian Games with the 2019 debut of the Venetian Pickleball Tournament. This event is open to all age groups and skill levels.


When: Saturday, July 27th
Where: Bridge Street
Time: 10:30 am & 10:45 am

What: Starting at the intersection of US 31 and M-66, and finishing near Park Avenue in downtown Charlevoix, the Ryan Shay mile is an all-out run that features top male and female runners, by invitation only, and offers prizes as high as $1,000.00 for first place in both the Men’s and Women’s leagues.

The event, in its eighth year, is in memory of Shay, a Central Lake High School alumnus and Olympic prospect who died in 2007 while competing in a race.

Games Manager:
Matt Peterson
ph: 231.675.1746
email: mpeterson@ejps.org


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When: Tuesday, July 23rd
Where: Depot Beach North
Time: 10:30 am

What: This year the Junior Sailing Regatta will take place on Tuesday, July 23rd with the Venetian Cup Sailing Regatta taking place on Wednesday, July 24th.

The Junior event will take place at Depot Beach.  Registration is from 9 am – 10 am, with a Skipper’s meeting beginning at 10 am.  Boat launch & race begins at 10:30 am.

The “Cup” race takes place in the evening on Wednesday, starting at Ferry Beach.  The fleet can be viewed on lake Charlevoix from spectator boats or shore from 5:30 pm until dusk.

Youth Event questions and registration can be forwarded to:
Sail Charlevoix
ph: 231.675.9099
email: info@sailcharlevoix.org

“Cup” race questions can be forwarded to:
Charlevoix Yacht Club
ph: 231.547.9170


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When: Tuesday & Wednesday, July 23rd & 24th
Where: Shanahan Field
Time: 5:30 pm

Fee: $50/team

What: 3-on-3 Soccer begins at Shanahan Field on Tuesday, July 23rd with finals on Wednesday, July 24th if there is a need to carry over to the next day.

Games Manager:
Glenn Wachler
ph: 248.705.8529
email: gwachler56@gmail.com



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When: Monday, July 22, 2019
Where: Charlevoix Area Community Pool
Time: 3:15 pm Warm Up; 4 pm Meet
Fee: $12/person; $15/person day of event (event fee allows the participation of up to 4 events, relays included)

What: The Charlevoix Area Community Pool, which has been a staple of Charlevoix life for over 20 years, has also staged the annual Venetian Swim Meet for many of those years. Venetian has missed them though, the past two years, as they had to pass on the Venetian Games while renovating their facilities. We are thrilled to have them back in the fold this year, and we hear that their Venetian Swim Meet will be better than ever.  This event is open to youth and adults

Questions about the event can be directed to: thea@charlevoixpool.org



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When: Friday, July 19th; Finals are Thursday, July 25th
Where: Stroud Park Courts
Time: 9 am
Fee: $10 per person per event

What: A tennis tournament for all ages is on Friday, July 19 at Stroud Park courts at Shanahan Field. Finals occur on Thursday, July 25.  Tournaments include both singles and doubles play, with senior categories in both.

Pre-registration is required for this event by 4 pm on Thursday, on the link provided above.

Games Manager:
Nick Kling
email: n_kling@yahoo.com


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When: Saturday, July 20th
Where: Ferry Beach
Time: 12 pm – End
Fee: $90/team

What: Starting at noon the ever popular co-ed volleyball  tournament will take place at the Ferry Beach courts as part of the AquaPalooza Boat Party festivities.  The annual volleyball tournament features teams of six vying to be the Venetian Festival champions.  Up to two (2) alternates are allowed and must be pre-registered to play the day of.  

Games Manager:
Audra Randall
ph: 231.459.5416
email: rocker23@icloud.com