While Venetian 'officially' started this past Saturday with Aquapalooza (the crazy boat-to-boat-filled-party-on-Lake-Charlevoix) for me it really starts today with an entire day of prep for Kids Day at Michigan Beach tomorrow.
Kids Day is a mini Venetian Festival within the larger event designed for young children 12 and under (or so). Its set up down at 'my' beach with games, a petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, and craft booths (and some wandering clowns but I like to pretend that those aren't there). Our little bistro/concession is smack dab in the center of the event and we are responsible for making sure that over 700 kids and their parents get their fill of hot dogs, french fries, smoothies, and snow cones. Its crazy-busy, fast paced, lots of fun and the pinnacle of our season.
Tonight we will go to the first of the evening concerts after work- tonight is Lover Boy (I'm sure my middle and high school Self will be all fan-girl about it LOL) In fact, from now until Saturday night we will finish work, drive home, let the dogs out, change our clothes and drive back for festival and fair activities, fire works and very bad-for-you-but-tastes-great-fair-food. By Sunday everyone in the county is brain dead and hung-over. Its tradition.
Happy Venetian Festival 2017.