Saugatuck will hold their annual Venetian Festival July 28 and 29 this year, but they held an early kick-off celebration at Music in the Park Wednesday, July 19.

This year's Venetian theme is "Salute to Our Military" and last night, a boat parade was held with 40 area veterans on board as hundreds of people were on hand for Music in the Park.

The National Anthem played as people stood and saluted those vets who served our country.

For information on the upcoming Venetian Festival, head to their website by clicking here.

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