Carnival in Viareggio is not only the parades of the allegorical floats, but also the street parties every weekend of Carnival period. It is exactly on the street that the masks gather spontaneously every night to dance and sing all together, to make jokes and indulge in large and small transgressions. Every weekend a town district hosts a big street party for everyone who wants to participate with or without a mask.
Eleven events not to be missed are the local festivals in the program during Carnival 2018. The organizing committees, together with the Carnival Foundation, have defined a calendar of events that, ranging from evenings on the square and afternoon events for children, enriches the program of the five big Parades (January 27, February 4, 11, 13, 17).
In February on Friday 2, Saturday 3 and Sunday 4, the Marco Polo District
will be the star of the second Carnival weekend. On Saturday February 3
, moreover, from 3:30 pm, the Torre del Lago
district organizes a masked party for children
in the "Giacomo Puccini" Grand Theater.
For the little ones, the traditional appointment of Maundy Tuesday in the area of the Matilde Tower is held in the Carnival Citadel in Piazza Burlamacco this year on Thursday February 8, where the Vecchia Viareggio District organizes an afternoon party from 2:30 pm.
Five great evenings will be organized by the CarnevalDarsena, scheduled for Friday 9th, Saturday 10th, Sunday 11th, Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th of February, with the grand finale of Mardi Gras. From 7:00 pm the kitchens of via Coppino will prepare the extraordinary typical dishes from the sea tradition and from the stage live music will involve all participants.
CARNIVAL OF VIAREGGIO - The street parties
2018, January 28, February 2/3/4/8/9/10/11/12/13