LAKE GENEVA — The 59th annual Lake Geneva Jaycees Venetian Festival runs this year from Aug. 18-22, 2021 in downtown Lake Geneva.

The five-day festival takes place at Flat Iron Park, Seminary and Library Parks and features a carnival, craft fair, water ski show, musical entertainment, local cuisine and the festival’s traditional lighted boat parade followed by the areas largest fireworks display high above Geneva Lake.

The annual charity event is sponsored by the Lake Geneva Jaycees and benefits Lake Geneva and surrounding communities.


Boat parade and fireworks

The boat parade is held on Sunday night Aug. 22, 2021 on Geneva Lake  in front of Library Park  and the Riviera.

The lighted boat parade starts  at dusk with the fireworks display shortly thereafter. This year’s boat parade theme is ‘NIGHT AT THE MOVIES’ – If you have a yacht, boat or dingy and a string of lights, you can be part of this 59 year tradition.

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.

Arts and 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.

  • Saturday August 21st and Sunday August 22nd 2021
    • Sat 10AM – 5PM
    • Sun 10AM – 4PM
  • Library Park – Geneva Lake Front Main Street – Hwy 50 West


The carinval runs Aug. 18 through Aug. 22, 2021 Carnival Hours of Operation:

  • Wednesday – Thursday 5PM to 10:30PM
  • Friday 5PM to 11:00PM
  • Saturday Noon till 11:00PM
  • Sunday Noon till 10:30PM
  • $35 WristbandsRIDE SPECIALS
  • Wednesday & Thursday 5PM-10PM
    Saturday Noon-5PM
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