Venice Carnival 2020 will begin on Saturday 8 February and will last until Mardi Gras day on 25 February.
As every year there is great expectation for Venice Carnival, the most important Italian carnival, which attracts a large number of tourists from all over the world.
Waiting for the formalisation of the Theme of the Venice Carnival here is the official calendar of events and parades in Mask.
The unmissable events, as per tradition, will be the Festa delle Marie (Saturday 15 February), the Volo dell’Angelo (Sunday 16 February) and the award ceremony of the most beautiful Mask in St. Mark’s Square (Sunday 23 February).
Here is the Venice Carnival 2020 program in detail:
Sunday 9th February: from 11.00 am water parade in the Grand Canal with big party in Rio di Cannaregio.
Saturday 15th February: Piazza San Marco Opening, Procession and Festa delle Marie. Opening Mestre Carnival Street show in Piazza Ferretto in Mestre
From Saturday 15 to Tuesday 25 February – The Official Dinner & Ball at Ca’ Vendramin Calergi
Sunday 16th February: the Flight of the Angel
Saturday 22nd February: Chariot Parade in Marghera
Sunday 23rd February: the Flight of the Eagle in Venice and the Flight of the Donkey in Mestre
Tuesday 25th February: Leon Flight, Award ceremony of the winning Maria of Venice Carnival 2020
From 15th to 22nd February: Most Beautiful Mask Competition – Grand Finale Sunday 23rd February 2020.