$25 All-You-Can-Ride Wristbands for the Venetian Festival Carnival will be available on Wednesday, August 14th and Thursday, August 17th, 2018 from 5pm to 10pm and on Saturday, August 17th from noon-5pm.
2019 celebrates the 57th anniversary of the Lake Geneva Jaycees Venetian Festival. The five-day Festival runs from August 14th-18th and takes place at Flat Iron, Library, and Seminary Parks in 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 Beer Tent is open Wednesday - Friday 5pm to Midnight. Saturday & Sunday Noon to Midnight.
The Main Stage Line Up of Live Entertainment includes Wednesday August 14 – 8PM-12AM “Bella Cain“, Thursday August 15 – 8PM-12AM “Jimmy Nick and Don’t Tell Momma”, Friday August 16 – 8PM-12AM“Boy Band Review”, Saturday August 17 – 12PM-3PM DAY “TBA”, Saturday August 17 – 3PM-6PM DAY
“Matt Meyer“ Saturday August 17 – 8PM-12AM NIGHT “Too White Crew”, and Sunday August 18 – 8PM-12AM NIGHT “Dirty Canteen“
CRAFT FAIR: Saturday August 17th and Sunday August 18th from 10am to 5pm on Saturday and 10am to 8pm on Sunday. Library Park - Lake Geneva Lake Front Main Street - Hwy 50 West. 110 Exhibitors will be on display. Admission is free.
CARNIVAL: August 145th through August 18th
- Hours: Wednesday - Thursday 5PM to 10:30PM. Friday 5PM to 11:00PM. Saturday Noon till 11:00PM. Sunday Noon till 10:30PM
- Location: Flat Iron Park and Seminary Park
- Ride Specials: $25 "wristbands" Wednesday & Thursday 5PM-10PM and Saturday Noon to 5PM
- Date: August 14th through August 18th
- Sunday August 19th at 6pm
- Location: Geneva Lakefront by Library Park & The Riviera
The boat parade is held on Sunday night August 18th 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 ‘Luau on the Lake’ – If you have a yacht, boat or dingy and a string of lights, you can be part of this 57 year tradition
FIREWORKS: The Annual Lake Geneva Jaycees Fireworks display begins promptly dusk - appox. 9pm on Sunday, August 18th. 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 downtown Lake Geneva.
For your convenience and to help ease traffic and parking concerns, the City of Lake Geneva will be providing a FREE bus shuttle on Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 11pm during the festival. Free parking and pickup is located in the far Northeast corner of the Home Depot (550 N Edwards Blvd) parking lot. Downtown drop-off and pickup is at the front of the US Bank on Center Street. The shuttle will run continuously every 20 minutes.
For a list of all the fun events happening in the Lake Geneva, visit the Best of Lake Geneva's Event Calendar.