Venetian Festival Kicks Off in Saugatuck

Posted at 8:25 AM, Jul 26, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-26 08:36:07-04

SAUGATUCk, Mich. – The Venetian Festival in Saugatuck begins Friday, July 26 and runs through Sunday, July 28. The theme for this year is Viva Las Vegas.

The event kicks off Friday night with the popular 80’s band “StarFarm” performing under the tent in Coghlin Park from 7:00 -11:00 p.m.

The Dinghy Poker Run will be held Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Additional events include the Village Square Fine Arts and Crafts Fair, a chicken barbecue at the American Legion Hall, a themed boat parade, and live fireworks.

On Sunday there will be both stand-up paddle board and kayak events at Coghlin Park.

There will also be food tents featuring spirits, beer and wine, and a costume contest.