Events

Venice Kayak has several special offers, available only once each season. They are often associated with traditional events taking place in Venice or the lagoon.

Festa della Sensa

Festa della Sensa 2009-05-24-102016The Festa della Sensa is an ancient celebration of the relationship between Venice and the Sea, in the form of a symbolic marriage ceremony where Venice.  It involves a very colourful procession on the lagoon with boats from all the rowing clubs in and around Venice.

We participate in the procession in our kayaks, which gives us a front row view of the entire show.

The Festa della Sensa is always on the Sunday after Ascension Day.

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Vogalonga

Vogalonga 2008 – Kristin NelsonThe Vogalonga is 30km long non-competitive race for almost any kind of paddled or rowed boat. The event is hugely popular with almost 2000 boats participating, and thousands of rowers.

You can participate in the Vogalonga with Venice Kayak.  We organise a weekend with a guided kayaking tour around Venice city on Saturday, and participation in the Vogalonga on Sunday.

The Vogalonga is usually on the Sunday following the Festa della Sensa.

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Regata Storica

Regata Storica - Parade - gondola rossaThe Regata Storica is the main Venetian rowing event of the year. It contains a mixture of rowing pageants and voga alla veneta  races, and takes place on the afternoon of the first Sunday in September.

For the Regata Storica we paddle down the the Canal Grande, find a good spot along the sides, and stay there for most of the event. In a kayak you can enjoy the show from the side line.

The Regata Storica is always on the first Sunday of September.

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