AUGUST 17th through the 21st
Lake Geneva Jaycees 54th Annual Venetian Festival CarnivalThe 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.
Lake Geneva Jaycees 22nd Annual Venetian Festival Arts & Crafts FairThe 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
ABOUT VENETIAN FESTIVAL
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.