Venetian Festival in Charlevoix Offers Something for Everyone

Hundreds of people are flocking from around the state to check out the Venetian Festival in Charlevoix.

What started in 1938 as a candlelit boat parade, has now turned into an eight-day festival.

Along with the many vendors selling cotton candy, elephant ears, and other tasty treats, there’s also boat parades, activities on the beach and athletic events.

The whole festival is meant to bring the community together.

Visitor Bethany Cooper said Charlevoix is the perfect place to hold the event. “Charlevoix’s a beautiful city to live in,” she said. “You’ve got all of your downtown shops that everybody loves. Just to be able to walk by the water down by the marina– there’s truly something for everybody.”

Everyone is invited to join the fun, with no need to purchase tickets.