Venice Carnival 2018 will be held from January 27 to February 13.
Date: January 27, 2018. Saturday.
Grand Opening of the 2018 Venice Carnival will be held 27 and 28 January 2018. Feast of the Venetians "La Festa Veneziana" is the main event of these days. Musicians and dancers will entertain the audience.
Date: January 28, 2018. Sunday.
It will be the second day of the "La Festa Veneziana" feast. Water parade is the main event of the day. Colorful decorated boats will sail along the Canal Grande to the folkloristic district of Cannaregio.
Date: February 03, 2018. Saturday.
Start of main events (The Best Masked Costume Contest) will be held on the "Gran Teatro" stage on St. Mark’s Square with the competitor’s parade.
Beginning of the Festa delle Marie festival will be held February 18. The festival begins with a procession of Mary festival participants. Participants (12 beautiful girls) will go from San Piero di Castello via Garibaldi and the Riva degli Schiavoni to the San Marco square at 14:30 accompanied by assistants. At 16:00 the participants will be introduced to the public.
Place: San Marco Square.
Mascaron in Venice
Date: February 04, 2018. Sunday.
Flight of the Angel. The girl in angel costume will fly along a rope from San Marco bell tower to the middle of the square. Activities for the public will begin at 10:30. The "Angel Flight" event will be held at noon. Traditionally, the role of the Angel will play the winner of the festival of Mary in 2017,
Place: San Marco Square, Venice.
February 11, 2018. Sunday.
12.00. "Flight of the donkey" (a parody of the flight of the angel in Mestre). Place: Piazza Ferretto square.
12.00. "Flight of the Eagle" (Volo dell’Aquila) on the Piazza San Marco. The event will start at 10:30. The “Eagle” will fly along a rope from the bell tower to the stage in San Marco Square.
The Best Masked Costume Contest award Ceremony will be held on the stage on St. Mark’s Square wit he competitors parade on stage. The jury will name the 2 winners of the two categories: Best Masked Costume and Best Masked Costume. Costumes and masks should match the theme of the Carnival.
Place: San Marco square.
Date: February 13, 2018 (Tuesday).
The ceremony of Maria coronation 2018 will be held on the staged on San Marco Square. “Maria 2018” will be named.
Place: San Marco square.
Lion flight (Svolo del Leon). The flag with the image of the Golden Lion (the symbol of Venice) flies over Piazza San Marco. This event is a symbolic closure of a carnival.