VENICE CARNIVAL 2019 – February 16th – March 5th
Make a dream come true and visit Venice during the Venice Carnival. This is a truly amazing, one of a kind event in Venice! First of all, the exciting and world-famous Venice Carnival is about three weeks long. During this time there are daily competitions for beautiful costumes and masks. In addition, there are also exhibitions, cultural events, ceremonies, theatrical readings and DJ Sets. Furthermore, night visits to main museums and other places of culture are available. A festive atmosphere fills the streets and waterways. Surely, you will encounter countless people in traditional masquerade costumes and masks.
Secondly, there are many exclusive events and dinners and available to attend. Have a magical evening at an authentic Venetian Ball.
DINNER SHOWS AND BALLS
Definitely dress up in masquerade and have the time of your life. There is nothing more exciting than soaking up the atmosphere and becoming a part of Venice Carnival. Not only are carnival parties and masked balls held at the best hotels and palaces of Venice but they also have international entertainers, musical guests and comedians. Not to mention, there are so many to choose from, therefore learn about what each offers and the dress code before you purchase your tickets.
VENICE CARNIVAL 2019
Dates: Saturday, February 16th – Tuesday, March 5th 2019
Plan your Venetian Carnival Experience 2019 to perfection. Take a look at Balls and Parties for Venice Carnival 2019 in this calendar of events! Stay tuned for comprehensive information on Venice Carnival 2019
This is the official Dinner and Ball of the Carnival – where the pleasures of palate and party come together!
- Saturday, February 23, 2019
- Sunday, March 3, 2019 Enjoy a sit down gala dinner in the elegant frescoed rooms of this breathtaking palace
- Compulsory dress code for the Mascheranda Grand Ball is full period costume. Therefore, evening dresses and tuxedos are not allowed
- Saturday, March 2, 2019
- In the beautiful majestic Venetian Palace Ca’Zeno
- Dress Code – precious fabrics, brocades, pearls and laces
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Amazing and thrilling performances occurred during this 17-day event. To begin with, the official kick-off features the Marie Festival*. The festivities started with a water procession of chosen girls. The procession departs from San Giacomo dall’ Orio and arrives in Piazza San Marco where they made their public debut in traditional costumes. At that point, the Doge crowns one lucky girl to be Maria of the year – the most beautiful maiden of the Venice Carnival.
Festivities continue with the traditional Flight of the Angel. The Flight of the Angel is one of the most awaited events in Venice. It is held from 12 noon to 1:00pm in Saint Mark’s Square. An Angel flys along a rope from the top of San Marco bell tower to the middle of Piazza San Marco. A multitude of participants dressed in traditional costumes welcome the Angel. In addition, the first two days also kicks off with a water parade transforming the Rio di Cannaregio canal into a water stage!
The Ballad of Masks and the beheading of the bull is performed on Fat Thursday, February 28th. Then the final stage of the competition for the most beautiful mask. In addition was the Flight of the Eagle and performances of various musical concerts. Mardi Gras, brings the proclamation of the Maria of Carnival and the Svolo del Leon.
*The Marie Festival
The Marie Festival harkens back to the abduction and liberation of twelve brides in the year 1039. Every February 2nd, the day of the purification on Mary – since the 9th century – twelve beautiful maidens represent the city and gathered with their betrothed in the Church of S. Pietro di Castello, to receive the Wedding Sacrament.