Carnival of Venice 2017 – Event List
Are you excited? Venice Carnival 2017 is almost here, easily the most visited holiday of the year.
The city is preparing several events throughout all the period, starting Saturday 11st and ending on Mardi gras (Martedì Grasso) on the 28th of February.
The official website is: http://www.carnevale.venezia.it/en/events-list/
We selected for you the best events we think will be the most interesting, so please stay with us also the next few days for more updates!
|11 FEBRUARY HOURS 11.00||CAMPO SAN POLO Venice||Ice Skating in Venice||Ice skating is a beloved tradition in Venice, ideal for everyone’s favorite winter pastime. Thousands of venetians and tourists from across the globe enjoy ice skating in Campo San Polo each winter. After all, there’s nothing more cheerful than gliding across the ice in the middle of the city. Ice skating is fun, healthy, and could be the perfect way to spend a very romantic winter day… Open every day, with skate rental service.|
|11 FEBRUARY HOURS 18.00||RIO DI CANNAREGIO Venice||Festa Veneziana on the water – first part||Saturday, February 11th a show of aquatic images and music will officially open the Venice Carnival celebrating the beauty, the sea and the vanity with an original staging on Rio de Cannaregio.|
|12 FEBRUARY HOURS 11.00||RIO DI CANNAREGIO – Venice||Festa Veneziana on the water – second part||This is the typical feast for venetians and for all the guests interested in local traditions.|
|14 FEBRUARY HOURS 11.00||Lido||Lido in Love 3.0||On Valentine’s day a rich program to celebrate lovers.|
|18 FEBRUARY HOURS 14.30||VIA GARIBALDI Venice||Festa delle Marie – the parade||The traditional “Festa delle Marie” will start at San Pietro di Castello at 2.30 pm, will parade all along via Garibaldi and Riva degli Schiavoni and it will reach San Marco stage at 4.00 pm, where the twelve “Marias” will be introduced to the crowd waiting for them.|
|18 FEBRUARY HOURS 15.30
27 FEBRUARY HOURS 15.30
|Piazza Ferretto – Mestre||Mestre Carnival Street Show||Many artists and musicians will perform on the streets of Mestre with road shows. Along the way music and shows up to the grand performance in Piazza Ferretto.|
|SATURDAY 18 FEBRUARY HOURS 23.00||Arsenal Venice||Arsenale Carnival Experience 2017 – GRAND OPENING||The much-awaited location for young people at the huge “Tese dell’Arsenale” livens up the Carnival nights in Venice, yet again.|
|SUNDAY 19 FEBRUARY HOURS 12.00||PIAZZA SAN MARCO Venice||The flight of the Angel||The “Flight of the Angel” is a traditional event that goes back to the Serenissima period where an unknown guest of Venice, flying along a rope from San Marco bell tower to the middle of the square, will offer an homage to the Doge, and will be greeted by the crowded parterre of the period costumes parades of the Historical Re-enactments.
As a conclusion, the embrace of the Angel and the Doge will smooth the atmosphere of a square galvanized by scenographical effects always appreciated by the Italian and international networks.
|THURSDAY 23 FEBRUARY HOURS 14.00||PIAZZA SAN MARCO Venice||Ballad of the Masks with the “Beheading of the Bull”||The cultural association “L’Arte dei Mascareri” organizes and promotes the third edition of the Ballad of the Masks, this year with 2 parades.|
|THURSDAY 23 FEBRUARY HOURS 23.00||Arsenal – Venice||Arsenale Carnival Experience 2017 – SECRET PARTY||DISCOTECA DJ-SET LIVE PERFORMANCE|
|FRIDAY 24 FEBRUARY HOURS 11.00||PIAZZA SAN MARCO – Venice||The Best Masked Costume Contest with Grand Final qualifier|
|SATURDAY 25 FEBRUARY HOURS 15.00||Margera –||Wagon parade in Marghera||Parade through Marghera and Città Giardino streets.|
|SATURDAY 25 FEBRUARY HOURS 23.00||Arsenal – Venice||Arsenale Carnival Experience 2017 PIGIAMA PARTY||DISCOTECA DJ-SET LIVE PERFORMANCE|
|SUNDAY 26 FEBRUARY HOURS 15.00||PIAZZA SAN MARCO – Venice||The Best Masked Costume Contest – Award Ceremony||A jury composed by experts of masked costumes will proclaim the 2 winners of the two categories: Best Masked Costume and Best Masked Costume according to the theme of this Carnival edition .
On the final selection we will find all the masks that have won the parades of 23th, 24th and 25th February.
|SUNDAY 26 FEBRUARY HOURS 23.00||Arsenal – Venice||Arsenale Carnival Experience 2017 KING OF DIAMONDS||DISCOTECA DJ-SET LIVE PERFORMANCE MUSIC|
|TUESDAY 28 FEBRUARY HOURS 16.00||PIAZZA SAN MARCO – Venice||The Festa delle Marie 2017 – Award Ceremony||The award ceremony for the 2017 winning “Maria” will be staged in San Marco Square, where the 12 Marie will arrive by boat, leaving from Campo San Giacomo dell’Orio.
At 4.00 pm, there will be the crowining ceremony of this Carnival’s winning Maria.
|TUESDAY 28 FEBRUARY HOURS 23.00||Arsenal – Venice||Arsenale Carnival Experience 2017 CLOSING PARTY||DISCOTECA DJ-SET LIVE PERFORMANCE MUSIC|