If you're planning to visit Venice in July, you may wish to time your itinerary to coincide with the Festa del Redentore, July's biggest event. As the festival is accompanied by fireworks and a rowing competition, it is an especially exciting time to visit. For news on temporary exhibits, concerts, or other occasional events in Venice in July, visit Martha's Italy Travel Blog.
All month during odd-numbered years - La Biennale. The months-long contemporary arts extravaganza that is the Venice Biennale begins in June every other year during odd-numbered years and runs through November. Read more about the Venice Biennale.
Third Sunday in July - Festa del Redentore. Venice has several festivals that commemorate several plagues that overcame the city in the 16th and 17th centuries. The biggest one of these festivals is the Festa del Redentore - Festival of the Redeemer - which marks the end of an epidemic in 1576. The focus of this festival is the Redentore church, a Palladio-designed construction in Giudecca built in thanks to God for ending the plague. During the festival, the footbridge from the mainland to Giudecca, which is created from a connected flotilla of boats, becomes one of the most famous bridges in Venice. The festival ends with an exciting fireworks display and there is also a regatta associated with the event. For more information, visit the Redentore website.