July 30, 2013
What began 83 years ago as a simple candle-lit boat parade has grown into a week-long flurry of color and pageantry that highlights the summer season and attracts tens of thousands of visitors and also serves as an annual homecoming event for many Charlevoix natives.
The festival features traditional favorites such as a street parade, boat parade, kids events, and musical acts which have entertained spectators for decades. Two of the most popular events are the festival’s two nights of world-class fireworks displays.
For the second consecutive year, Foundation Systems of Michigan (FSM) was a proud Admiral level sponsor of this local event. Since the Festival is a non-profit organization relying on a league of volunteers and financial support from the community, Foundation Systems of Michigan wanted to give back through the business.
According to Bob Genord, President of Foundation Systems of Michigan, “It’s always a pleasure to sponsor of the Charlevoix Venetian Festival, and plans are already underway to provide support again next year. It was so great to see such strong community involvement in such a fun, wholesome event for the whole family. From the Children’s Day and the street parade, to the boat parade and musical acts that performed, and the amazing fireworks displays, this was truly an awesome community event put together by an amazing team of folks. We are very proud to have been able to provide support to the 83rd Annual Venetian Festival.”
Foundation Systems of Michigan is a foundation repair, basement waterproofing, basement remodeling, and crawl space repair company based in Livonia, Michigan. They offer free estimates on their services.