The Little Italy Association proudly presents the 9th Annual Little Italy Carnevale. Carnevale will transform San Diego’s historic Little Italy into a scene from Venice with a street closure held at the intersection of W. Date and India Streets. A treasured local event, Carnevale will feature various vignettes of entertainment including live music and dancing, stilt-walkers, art, mask-making for kids and more held throughout the neighborhood. Last year, Carnevale drew over 12,000 attendees who experienced authentic Italian traditions with people dressed in Venetian regalia in a family-friendly atmosphere.
Carnevale, also known as Carnival or Mardi Gras, marks the final celebration prior to Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent season. People of all ages, from two to 92 are encouraged to participate in the festivities, including the spontaneous performances on street corners and Little Italy piazzas designed to evoke the playful vibe of the event. Attendees will get a taste of Italian tradition and see how Venetian masks are made and worn to celebrate Carnevale.
Parking is available and valet parking will be available at a cost of $7 per car. Attendees are also encouraged to take advantage of the trolley that brings riders to the Little Italy Trolley stop, located a few blocks from the event.
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