The Carnival float parade of 66th edition of "Carnevale dei bambini" (Children's Carnival) is arriving in Bologna. The Carnival parade will move through the city centre on Sunday 11 and Tuesday 13 February, 2018 departing from Piazza VIII Agosto at 2.30pm, then continuing along Via Indipendenza and Piazza Nettuno. The parade is expected to arrive inPiazza Maggiore at approx. 3pm There, on Sunday 11, the traditional Bologna maskBalanzone– performed by Alessandro Mandrioli, is going to welcome the parade with his "tiritera".
On Sunday in the morning (10am 12pm), the programme also includes puppet shows by "I burattini di Riccardo"in via Indipendenza, near the Cattedrale di San Pietro, and special entertainments for kids along the pedestrian street.
Carnevale dei bambini is organized by Comitato per le manifestazioni petroniane.