- Venetian Festival – July 16 – 23
A highlight of the summer season in Charlevoix – attracting tens of thousands of visitors. There is a little something for everyone in the week long flurry of fun! Visit venetianfestival.com for activities, events and concert line up.
- Sand & Sun
Beach-goers at Michigan Beach are fond of the lighthouse nearby and using the playground pavilion and more. Or, hit Ferry Beach on Lake Charlevoix for a sandy swimming area, playground and picnic area. Whichever beach you choose, make a splash and enjoy the beauty!
- Farmers Market – Thursdays, 8 am to 1 pm
Enjoy a variety of local vendors in downtown Charlevoix’s East Park every week. Local produce, good and more!
- Summer Concerts in East Park Performance Pavilion – Thursdays, 7 to 9 pm
Nothing compares to outdoor concerts! View the schedule of musicians here.
- The Waterfront Art Fair – August 13, 9 am to 6 pm
Browse this juried art fair on Round Lake to see art by some of the finest artist and craftsmen in the nation!
- Summer Sidewalk Sales – August 18 – 20
Take advantage of some hot summer deals in downtown Charlevoix! Local merchants will be ready to reduce summer inventory in preparation for the fall season. Shop early for the best deals.
- Take In A Sunset
Walk the sidewalk along the Pine River and venture toward the lighthouse! You’ll be amazed by the show of colors in the sunset. No two are alike!
- Tour Earl Young’s Unique Mushroom Houses
Take a walking tour through the scenic streets of Charlevoix to view the gnome houses! For more information, click here. The Chamber of Commerce has brochures outlining a self-guided tour.
- Al Fresco Dining
Jeff’s Deck at Stafford’s Weathervane Restaurant offers guests the outdoor dining option right on the river! Watch the boats cruise by as the bridge goes up on the half hour. Check out the lunch and dinner menus. Across the street, you’ll find the Drawbridge Bistro with an equally awe-inspiring view from the East side of the bridge. View the breakfast, lunch, dinner and pizza menus.
What’s your favorite Charlevoix activity?