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The Carnival of Venice
Carnevale di Venezia, 2014

February 15 - March 4, 2014. Musical, theatrical, cultural events, balls and a film festival for Venetians and tourists alike. See the website for program of upcoming events & for photos & videos from previous years.
The 71st International Exhibition of Cinematic Art
Venice Film Festival 2014

August 27 - September 6, 2014, annual festival, at Palazzo del Cinema, Lido di Venezia. Official selection of 60 films compete for Leone d'Oro. All films internationally debut in Venice, not yet shown outside country of origin. See dates as announced online.
Main event in the annual "Voga alla Veneta"
Regata Storica

September 7, 2014, historical reenactment, colorful 16th-century Venetian boats; reenacts visit to Venice by Caterina Cornaro, Queen of Cyprus, marking beginning domination of that island by the "Most Serene Republic."
Since 1895 | Venice Biennale
International Festival of Contemporary Music

October 3-12, 2014. Fourth Stage presents the 57th International Festival of Contemporary Music. Ongoing series of art, performance and cultural events: film festival, art & architecture exhibitions, contemporary music, dance and theatre festivals, music workshops. See website for details.
Art Biennale
56th International Art Exhibition

May 9 - November 22, 2015, last year held at  the Central Pavilion (Giardini), and the Arsenale and other venues. The Encyclopedic Palace attempts to fashion an image of the world that captures its infinite variety and richness. To be curated by Okwui Enwezor. Works spanning the past century alongside new commissions to include over 150 artists, from 37 countries.
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