2017 Events Schedule Overview


2017 VENETIAN FESTIVAL 55th Annual
Created by and Sponsored by Lake Geneva Jaycees – since 1962

Venetian Fest Days of OperationDays of Operation
August 16th through August 20th, 2017
Wednesday – Friday 5pm to Midnight
Saturday & Sunday Noon to Midnight
Flat Iron, Seminary & Library Parks – Lake Geneva, WI.

EntertainmentEntertainment Schedule



Wednesday August 16 – 8PM-12AM
Next Door PubSponsored by Next Door Pub

Thursday August 17 – 8PM-12AM
Cherry Pie
Sprechers PubSponsored by Sprecher’s Restaurant & Pub

Friday August 18 – 8PM-12AM
Rod Toughcurls and the Bench Press
BWO Insurance Group
Sponsored by BWO Insurance

Saturday August 19 – 12PM-3PM DAY
Jimmy Nick
Sponsored by TBA

Saturday August 19 – 3PM-6PM DAY

Sponsored by TBA

Saturday August 19 – 8PM-12AM NIGHT
Too White Crew
Stinebrink's Piggly WigglySponsored by Stinebrink’s Piggly Wiggly

Sunday August 20 – 12PM-6PM DAY
Lake Geneva House of Music
Sponsored by TBA

Sunday August 20 – 8PM-12AM NIGHT
Joe Marcenik Band
Champs Sports Bar & GrillSponsored by Champs Sports Bar & Grill

Entertainment PavilionBud Light Beechwood
Currently serving the following fine Beverages from our Sponsor Bud Light:
Bud Light, Bud Light Lime, Shock Top Belgian White, Geneva Lake Brewing, Lagunita’s IPA, Spotted Cow, Totally Naked, Fat Tire, Guinness, Bud Light Lime-a-Rita, Stella Cidre, Goose Island.

Craft FairCraft Fair
Date: Saturday August 19th and Sunday August 20th
Hours: Sat 10AM – 5PM, Sun 10AM – 4PM
Location: Library Park – Lake Geneva Lake Front Main Street – Hwy 50 West
Exhibitors: 110
Admission: FREE

Brat StandBrat Stand
Date: Saturday August 19th and Sunday August 20th
Hours: 10AM-4PM Saturday.  8AM-10PM Sunday
Location: Library Park – Lake Geneva Lake Front Main Street – Hwy 50 West
Brats, Soda, Water, Chips, Pretzels and Candy.

Date: August 16th through August 20th
Hours: Wednesday – Thursday 5PM to 10:30PM
Friday 5PM to 11:30PM
Saturday Noon till 11:30PM
Sunday Noon till 10:30PM
Location: 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.

Water Ski ShowWater Ski Show
Date: Sunday August 20th
Hours: Starts at 6PM
Location: Geneva Lake
Front by Library Park
Sponsored by Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva

Lake Geneva Chamber of CommerceJaycees Venetian Festival FireworksFireworks – Sunday August 20th at DUSK (sundown) The Annual Lake Geneva Jaycees Fireworks display begins promptly at DUSK (Sundown) on August 21st. Fireworks are shot off in Geneva Bay, downtown Lake Geneva and can be viewed from Library Park, the Lake Front, Riviera Beach, and Flat Iron Park in down town Lake Geneva.

Boat ParadeBoat Parade
The boat parade is held on Sunday night August 20th on Geneva Lake right in front of Library Park in Lake Geneva and the Riviera. The lighted boat parade starts right at dusk with a fireworks display after that. This year’s theme is The Olympics – If you have a yacht, boat or dingy and a string of lights, you can be part of this 55 year tradition