ANNUAL EVENTS IN VENICE
Feast of San Piero de Casteo
(24 June-1 July)
Festa del Redentore / Feast of the Redeemer
One of Venice’s best loved festivals, the event features a parade of boats in the Giudecca and fireworks.
International Exhibition of Cinematographic Art (29 August-8 September) > 75th Venice Film Festival organized by La Biennale di Venezia.
Regata Storica / Historic Regatta (2 September) One of Venice’s foremost rowing competitions.
The Venice Glass Week (9-16 September) An international festival dedicated to the art of glass-making, with a focus on creations made in Murano.
Venice Fashion Week (20-27 October) Venicemarathon (28 October)
Teatro La Fenice - Concert Season Opening (First week of November ) Festa della Salute
(21 November) > A popular religious feast day. Teatro La Fenice - Opera and Ballet Season Opening (End of November)
Christmas Concert at St. Mark's basilica
(17-18 December) > Organized by Teatro La Fenice with the Cappella Marciana Soloists.
New Year's Eve Concert-Teatro La Fenice (29-30-31 December)
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New Year's Eve Concert-Teatro La Fenice (1 January) Regata delle Befane (6 January)
> A costumed race between members of the Bucintoro, the oldest rowing company in Venice.
Carnival of Venice (16 February5 March 2019) > Shows, masked parades and music in ‘calli’, squares and palaces.
Venice Fashion Spring
Venice Night Trial
(14 April) > Urban trail run 16 km through t +he historical centre of Venice.
Festa di San Marco/Feast of St. Mark (25 April) > In addition to being a national holiday, on 25 April Venetians also celebrate Saint Mark’s day.
Biennale Arte 2019
11 May-24 November (preview 8-9-10 May), Arsenale and Giardini > The 58th International Art Exhibition is organized by La Biennale di Venezia and curated by Ralph Rugoff
Festa della Sensa or Ascension festivity (11-12 May) > A masked parade in St. Mark’s Square to celebrate the Serenissima and the ‘Sposalizio del Mare’ (Marriage of the Sea) ceremony
(19 May) > 44th edition of the 30 km rowing marathon from the Northern lagoon to the islands: a colourful event open to both professionals and amateurs.