Events in Milan
Milano Fashion Week 👗
One of the world's most famous and eye-catching events, Milan Fashion Week gives the city vibrant and buzzing vibes. It starts with men’s fashion in January and July. Women's fashion week is held in February and September. The city is full of celebrities, movie stars, singers, fashion icons, and influencers with chic outfits. There are also plenty of fashion-related events in the city.
Carnevale Ambrosiano (February) 🎭
It’s another highlight of Milan every February and one of the most celebrated traditional Italian festivals. You can see people with colourful costumes on the street, and the bakeries are filled with special delicacies such as tortelli and chiacchiere. It’s absolutely a great experience while travelling in Milan.
Milano Design Week (Mid April) ✨
Also named as Fuorisalone, it's the world's most influential design event, which has been celebrated since 80s’. The city will be decorated during the event with plenty of beautiful artworks. If you are a design and art lover, you have to experience this unique and inspiring event.
Milano Food Week (May) 🍕
When it comes to food, Italy offers too many delicacies to satisfy your taste buds. Don’t miss out on this event if you’re a foodie. The Milano Food week usually takes place in mid-May. Indulge yourself in excellent Italian cuisine, street food, and food from diverse cultures around the world. You can also enjoy some cooking shows, tasting possibilities, and other nice events.
Arianteo (Summer) 🎞️
Do you want to have a romantic open-air movie night? If you’re a movie lover, Arianteo is a must-pick for you during summer! Some of the finest places will be placed with maxi-screens every summer during the event, and it could be in parks, castles, and historic villas.
Villa Arconati Festival (July) 🏯
It's the perfect event if you like idyllic mansions and music, with performances by Italian and international artists in an 18th-century estate. On concert days, there are complimentary shuttles in the city center that will take you to the villa.
Milano Film Festival (September) 🎬
This annual event, also known as MFF, has been held since 1996 in Milan. It started with competition only for local films and became an international event in 1998. This festival strives to promote independent films, showcase a wide variety of tales and cultures, and support emerging filmmakers. You will find screenings in different places around the city like parks, theaters, museums, art galleries, etc. If you are a movie lover, make sure to check out the schedule in advance.
Bookcity (Mid November) 📚
For readers, you will be spoiled by different kinds of activities during this event. This is usually held in the middle of November. You can get close to publishers, writers, artists, and other readers from different parts of the world. Engage yourself with talks, conferences, presentations, and workshops. It’s all about promoting reading and culture.
Artigiano in Fiera (December) 🍶
It’s one of the most loved festivals by locals, held every first week of December. At this event, you will be able to see a wide variety of Italian-made handcrafts and other crafts from around the globe. Wandering around, you'll also get the opportunity to sample a variety of Italian and international street food.
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