54th Annual Lake Geneva Jaycees Venetian Festival

Live Music - Carnival - Water Ski Show - Boat Parade - Arts & Crafts Fair - Fireworks

               

AUGUST 17th through the 21st

Music from Bella Cain, Christopher's Project, The Toys, The Acoustic Generation, Max Allen Band, Too White Crew, Lake Geneva House of Music, Fresh Hops Band and more all week long noon to midnight!
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54th Annual Lake Geneva Jaycees Venetian Festival

VENETIAN FESTIVAL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Carnival Information

Lake Geneva Jaycees 54th Annual Venetian Festival Carnival

The Lake Geneva Jaycees Carnival sponsored by Mr. Ed's Magical Midways is located on the beautiful Geneva Lake Front at both Flat Iron and Seminary Parks in downtown Lake Geneva.  The carnival features rides for persons of all ages, games, food and great family entertainment.  Ride Specials are available.

Carnival Dates & Times

  • August 17th through August 21st
  • Wednesday - Thursday 5PM to 10:30PM
  • Friday 5PM to 11:30PM
  • Saturday Noon till 11:30PM
  • Sunday Noon till 10:30PM
  • Flat Iron Park and Seminary Park
  • Ride Specials: $20 "wristbands" Wednesday & Thursday 5PM-10PM and Saturday Noon to 5PM
  • Carnival Operator: Mr. Ed's Magical Midways, LLC.
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Arts & Crafts Fair Information

Lake Geneva Jaycees 22nd Annual Venetian Festival Arts & Crafts Fair

The Lake Geneva Jaycees Arts & Crafts Fair is held annually at beautiful Library Park just west of downtown Lake Geneva along the lakefront.  Over 100 artists and craftspeople from all over the USA sell unique items at this FREE weekend event!  The Jaycees provide food and beverage at the Brat Stand located in the park.

Arts & Crafts Fair Dates & Times

  • Saturday August 20th and Sunday August 21st
  • Sat 10AM - 5PM
  • Sun 10AM - 4PM
  • Library Park - Geneva Lake Front Main Street - Hwy 50 West
  • 110 Exhibitors
  • FREE ADMISSION to the Public
MORE INFO ATTENTION VENDORS: To be considered for the Arts & Craft Fair, please fill out an application.  Or apply by US Mail. Download the mail application here.

Entertainment Information

VENETIAN FESTIVAL MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE

S P O N S O R S

NEXT DOOR PUB & PIZZERIA

BAND SPONSOR

SPRECHERS

FIREWORKS SPONSOR

STINEBRINKS PIGGLY WIGGLY

BAND SPONSOR

J&M DISPLAYS

FIREWORKS SPONSOR

WLKG 96.1

OFFICIAL RADIO SPONSOR

CHAMPS SPORTS BAR & GRILL

BAND SPONSOR

Greco and Sons

FIREWORKS SPONSOR

Beechwood Sales & Service - Bud Light

FIREWORKS SPONSOR

City of Lake Geneva and Chamber of Commerce

FIREWORKS SPONSOR

BWO Insurance Group

FIREWORKS SPONSOR

Lake Geneva Harley Davidson

FIREWORKS SPONSOR

Harbor Shores

WATER SKI SHOW SPONSOR

MK Cellular

FIREWORKS SPONSOR

Chamberlain & Henningfield

FIREWORKS SPONSOR

Geneva Crossing

FIREWORKS SPONSOR

Town Bank

FIREWORKS SPONSOR

Braden Dental

FIREWORKS SPONSOR

Martin Group

FIREWORKS SPONSOR

Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.

FIREWORKS SPONSOR

Bella Mia, Inc.

WEB SITE SPONSOR

Bud Light

OFFICIAL BEVERAGE SPONSOR

ABOUT VENETIAN FESTIVAL

Venetian Festival is sponsored by and run by the Lake Geneva Jaycees!

2016 celebrates the 54th anniversary of the Lake Geneva Jaycees Venetian Festival. The five-day Festival runs from August 17th-21st and takes place at Flat Iron, Library, and Seminary Parks in picturesque downtown Lake Geneva. Venetian Festival features a weekend of great family entertainment including a Craft Fair, Carnival, Water ski show, local cuisine including a brat stand and beer tent. This is all capped off on Sunday with a traditional Venetian Style lighted boat parade followed by the area’s largest fireworks display high above Geneva Lake.

The Lake Geneva Jaycees Annual Venetian Festival was founded in 1962. For over a half century, Venetian Festival has been the banner event for the Lake Geneva Jaycees Chapter. It represents the largest revenue generator for the club. The net profits all go back into the local community and organizations. As Venetian Festival has grown over the years, so have the donations from the Jaycees. Some of the organizations that continue to benefit from the proceeds are:

The Lake Geneva Police Dept., The Lake Geneva Fire Dept., Geneva Lakes YMCA, Badger High School Scholarships, Cub Scouts, United Way, and Big Brother's Big Sisters, Beat the Heat, VIP Services, Special Olympics Dream Team, Adult Special Olympics, WC Food Pantry, Lake Geneva Food Pantry, SMILES, Geneva Lake Water Safety Patrol, Habitat For Humanity.

The annual event draws tens of thousands of people throughout the five-day festival, which greatly exceeds the population of Lake Geneva. Visitors from all over the US attend regularly.

Contact info

  •   PO Box 411, Lake Geneva, WI. 53147
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CONTACTS

Venetian Festival Co-Chairman
Ryan Stelzer (262)215-9112
ryan.stelzer@yahoo.com
Venetian Festival Co-Chairman
Craig Evans (815)703-6080
Cevan1@amfam.com
Venetian Festival Advertising Director
Doug Bartz (414) 339-766
bartzdoug@yahoo.com
Venetian Festival Boat Parade Chairman
David Broaden (262) 818-5666
broadend@martingroup.com
Nate Love (937) 726-1293
Venetian Festival Entertainment Director
Chad Bittner chadbittner@gmail.com
Craft Fair Information
Brandon Stevens craftfair@lakegenevajaycees.org or click here
Venetian Festival Website
Jeremy Kinsey jer@lakegenevajaycees.org
Jaycees President
Doug Bartz (414) 339-7661
lgjcpresident16@gmail.com

Sponsored by the LAKE GENEVA JACYEES