Events not to be missed in 2024

Discover the highlights of the big events in the city

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Many great events are scheduled in Milano for the upcoming months. Scroll through the article to find which events await you in 2024.

 

Some dates may vary due to organisational reasons. We suggest you check the official websites for updates.

Milano Fashion Week Women's & Men’s

Change, evolution, metamorphosis. Every year the city changes, and these perpetual shifts also affect fashion: an invariable factor in the identity of the city of Milano.

 

From February 20th to 26th, Milano Fashion Week Moda Donna, the key event on the Milano fashion calendar, makes its return to create dreams and aspirations. The biggest names in FW will enchant a global audience with their Autumn-Winter 2024/2025 collections.

The second date in 2024 for the women's collections will be from September 17th to 23rd, with the spring-summer 2025 trends.

 

Moda Uomo will be protagonist from January 12th to 16th with all the new menswear styles, and will step back into the spotlight from June 14th to 18th to present the Spring - Summer 2025 collections with events, fashion shows and trends that will dictate the new directions for 2024.

The Milano Carnival

February 17th, 2023

Carnival in Milano means traditions and fun! On Saturday, February 17th, 2024, for the special Ambrosian carnival, you can participate in all the celebrations which last 4 days longer than in the rest of Italy.

 

Join us to discover the events, sweet pastry treats, traditional costumes and masks most loved by children.

MuseoCity

March 1st – 5th

Milano transforms into a huge citywide museum with special openings, exhibitions, workshops and engaging initiatives that will be posted online as a single programme.

 

Discover all the events.

The exhibitions not to be missed in 2024

2024 in Milano promises to be a year of great exhibitions with more than 50 scheduled to invigorate the civic cultural venues such as Palazzo Reale and the PAC Pavilion of Contemporary Art, not forgetting, of course, exhibitions in private museums such as Fondazione Prada or Pirelli HangarBicocca.

 

Some great names will be protagonists of the year, starting from Picasso who will be featured on two different occasions: Picasso. La metamorfosi della Figura (Metamorphosis of the Figure), at Mudec - Museum of Cultures from February 22nd to June 30th, and Picasso lo straniero (Picasso the Foreigner), at Palazzo Reale from September 20th to February 2nd, 2025.

 

Also at Palazzo Reale: Cézanne and Renoir. Artworks on loan from the Musée d'Orsay and the Orangerie collections will illustrate the great Impressionist artists, from March 19th to June 30th, and the museum will then close the year in style with Edvard Munch, from September to January 2025.

 

Three exhibitions not to be missed for photography lovers in 2024: Martin Parr. Short & Sweet at Mudec - Museum of Cultures, from February 10th to June 30th, and two shows at Palazzo Reale: Brassaï. L’occhio di Parigi (The Eye of Paris), works 1930 – 1958, from February 23rd to June 2nd, and Ugo Mulas. L’operazione fotografica (The Photographic Operation) from October 3rd to January 26th, 2025.

 

If, however, you wish to immerse yourself in the world of contemporary art, we recommend two exhibitions at the PAC: Adrian Piper. Race Traitor will be shown from March 20th to June 9th, and Liliana Moro from June to September.

At Mudec - Museum of Cultures, the works of Niki de Saint Phalle, famous for the Tarot Garden near Siena, will be on display from October to February 2025, while at the Pirelli HangarBicocca numerous exhibitions will celebrate 20 years of the art institution's foundation

Absolutely not to be missed in these anniversary events is the creation of the new site-specific artwork on the exterior walls of Hangar's The Cube building: on July 3rd the French-Tunisian artist eL Seed will create a mural on a monumental scale that will reflect the story of the local community.

 

If you wish to reflect on alternative themes, the 2024 programme also offers more specific exhibitions such as Tatuaggio. Storie dal Mediterraneo (Tattoo. Tales from the Mediterranean) at Mudec - Museum of Cultures from March 28th to July 28th, or Dal Cuore alle Mani (From the Heart to the Hands) Dolce & Gabbana, at Palazzo Reale from April 7th to July 31st.

 

To wrap up 2024 in style, a spectacular exhibition on the fantastical world of Tim Burton, director of cinematic masterpieces such as Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas and Corpse Bride, will invigorate the Fabbrica del Vapore spaces. From December 6th to March 2nd, 2025, prepare to enter Tim Burton's amazing Labyrinth.

 

Discover the other exhibitions scheduled for 2024 including ancient, modern and contemporary art, and plan your personal schedule.

Miart + Art Week

April 12nd – 14th

An unmissable date in mid-April with Art Week, dedicated to art in the city, and the Miart fair for those who want to navigate creativity between the past and present.

 

After dismantling the ‘silence’ of 2021, commencing the ‘first movement’ in 2022 and shaping its visual identity around ‘Crescendo’ in 2024, the Miart 2024 fair returns for the new April edition. A wide audience of Italian and international collectors and amateurs will be able to discover masterpieces from the early twentieth century to the creations of the latest generations, in a crescendo of quality, participation and audience.

Salone del Mobile + Milano Design Week

April 15th - 21st

Once again, in April, Milano the Capital of Design steps under the spotlights of the world of creativity and design with Milano Design Week and the Salone del Mobile: presented from April 16th to 21st at Rho Fiera and throughout the liveliest city districts.

 

See here previews of the projects that have responded to the challenges created by the energy crises and, at the same time, have revived the authentic vocation of design: to find solutions for tangible needs coupled with the quest for beauty in all its forms. 

Keywords: openness, sustainability and research together with training, digital solutions and technology. 

PianoCity Milano

May 17th to 19th

From May 17th to 19th it's time for PianoCity in Milano: a music revolution that has been reaching a crescendo since 2011. This popular event always makes the first move: PianoCity Milano goes out to meet the public in the piazzas, the houses and in unconventional public spaces to peacefully invade the entire urban area, not just the city centre.

Music is everywhere

June - November

Milano, turn up the volume! The great music city par excellence is anticipating an electrifying music scene in 2024.

 

Summer brings all the big festivals to the city: the I-Days at San Siro Racecourse will feature Metallica, Lana del Rey, Green Day, Doja Cat, Queens of the Stone Age, Bring me the Horizon, Sum 41 + Avril Lavigne and lots more big names.

 

From festivals to the San Siro Stadium which, for summer 2024, will host performances from the brightest stars on the music scene, such as Bruce SpringsteenTaylor SwiftZucchero. Tickets and reservations are available on the main distribution channels.

 

Don't miss MITO SettembreMusica in September, and JazzMi which returns in October: stay tuned for the announcement of both complete programmes.

Milano Pride

June

June is Pride Month in Milano, dedicated to celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community. As every year, Milano Pride will include a series of events and initiatives focused on raising awareness of queer-friendly and civil rights issues. Most of these will be organized in the Casa dei Diritti and will then conclude with the traditional colourful procession that parades throughout all the city streets, from Central Station to the Arco della Pace.

Milano Beauty Week

dal 25 al 29 settembre 2024

La settimana dedicata alla cultura della bellezza e del benessere torna a Milano dal 25 al 29 settembre con tanti eventi gratuiti (alcuni previa registrazione), declinati nei temi-guida innovazione, sostenibilità, inclusione ed emozione. Due le location cuore della Beauty Week, Palazzo Giureconsulti, che per l’occasione si trasforma in un beauty village a pochi passi dal Duomo - e il sabato sera fa da cornice alla Beauty Saturday night, la notte bianca animata da dj set -, e Palazzo Castiglioni, gioiello del Liberty, che ospiterà iniziative charity e legate alla prevenzione.

A questi si aggiungono i beauty cube, 16 corner temporanei disseminati tra via dei Mercanti, piazza Duomo, piazza San Babila e Cordusio, i beauty tram che girano in città per offrire trattamenti estetici, sessioni di trucco e consulenze, e i tanti appuntamenti con i tour e passeggiate olfattive tra le boutique del centro alla scoperta dei profumi di Milano.

Bookcity Milano

November

The arrival of autumn will mark the return of Bookcity Milano, a week of meetings, presentations, dialogues, readings, exhibitions, shows and seminars on new reading practices based on ancient, contemporary and brand-new books. These will be held in public and private historical libraries, bookstores and various venues around the city.

 

The dates are yet to be announced, but these will definitely be events not to be missed!

Milano Music Week

November

Milano, the city of music, will host the unmissable Milano Music Week in November: 7 days of concerts, meetings with musicians, artists and music industry professionals. For all music lovers and industry insiders.

 

Stay tuned for the complete programme!

Christmas and the First Night at La Scala

December

December in Milano means the First Night at La Scala: December 7th celebrates Sant'Ambrogio, the patron saint of the city, along with the inauguration of the La Scala opera season. The Premiere on December 7th is a unique musical, cultural and society event in which dignitaries, politicians and personalities from the entertainment world are invited to take part. For those not lucky enough to be on the theatre’s guest list, the entire city will be transformed into a huge cinema thanks to the Prima Diffusa live screenings.

 

Christmas in Milano: various events are scheduled in the city for both adults and children to enjoy the magical festive atmosphere: from the twinkling trees, to the Christmas markets, the Santa Claus Villages and, not forgetting of course, the skating rinks.