Caorle seems to be a meeting point for creative festivals. Every two years artists come from all over the world for the ‘Scogliera Viva’ an open air exhibition of sculptures and symposia. There is an international competition with sculptures are carved into the rocks which protect the land from the sea. 2018 dates to be confirmed.
The Notte Rosa or Pink Night is known as the summer’s New Year’s Eve party due to being universally enjoyed by everyone in the region. Running up and down the Adriatic Riviera, towns are decked with bright pink lights and decorations to get everybody in the festive spirit. The aim of the festival is to provide a safe and welcoming atmosphere for all.
Boasting fireworks, decorations and floats, this festival brings a riot of colour to Venice every July. Beginning life as a feast to give thanks for the end of the terrible plague of 1576, Festa del Redentore has now become a much more grand affair where Venetians and tourists alike dine on boats and indulge in the array of summer festivities.
The Pellestrina Regatta is one of the 120 regattas of the Venetian rowing season, and coincides with the colourful feast of the Madonna dell'Apparizione. Spectators can enjoy all the action from the luxury of the shore of the island.
One of the most eagerly awaited events of the summer! The 13km stretch of coastline at Cavallino Treporti is lit up by thousands of fireworks making this the longest firework display in the world. An incredible breathtaking spectacle enjoyed by over 200,000 visitors each year.
The Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica, better known internationally as the Venice Film Festival, is by far the oldest film festival still in existence today. Screenings take place in cinemas all over this beautiful city, but the centre of the action is the exciting Lido area.
This, the main event in the annual 'Voga alla Veneta' rowing calendar has been practiced in Venice for thousands of years. 16th Century style boats and gondoliers clad in period attire sail up the Grand Canal in a colourful parade before the actual races begin. There are four races - the most exciting being the Campioni su Gondolini where a series of small racing gondolas fly down the Grand Canal to the finishing line at the 'machina', the spectacular floating stage situated in front of the Ca' Foscari palace.
Jesolo hosts a spectacular European air show every year in August, watched by more than 500,000 spectators on the beach. For over three hours the Italian Air Force, Italian Acrobatics Team and other air forces, show off their flying skills above the waterfront.
The last Venetian regatta of the season takes place around the island of Burano which you can easily reach from Venice via boat. The event usually begins late in the afternoon - around 4pm. The regatta is visible from land (particularly from the ferry point on Burano), allowing you to take in the wonderful views of gondolas and mascarete with ease. Note: You can easily reach Venice by the ferry from the port of Punta Sabbioni. 2018 date to be confirmed.