Events and village feasts in Umbria

Visiting Umbria, one should try to take part in one or more of the typical Umbria events that take place every year around the same time in the same places.

The festivals and sagra's in small Umbrian towns are the place to go if you like to participate in or observe the real Italian village life. Usually there is excellent food, music, dancing and a lot of happy people enjoying an evening in the open air.

There are quite a few larger events of which some are world famous, like Umbria Jazz in Perugia and the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto. These and also the lesser known are surely worth a visit when you are in the area.


February
Festa di San Valentino Terni

March
Sagra del tartufo Nero di Norcia
Festa di San Benedetto Norcia

April
Coloriamo i Cieli in Castiglione del Lago
Festa del Tulipano in Castiglione del Lago

May
Corsa all'anello Narni
Cantamaggio Terni
Calendimaggio Assisi
Corsa dei ceri Gubbio
Festa di Santa Rita Cascia 
Cantine Aperte Umbria
Infiorata di Spello - Festa Corpus Domini Spello

June
Umbria Country
Young Jazz in Town Foligno
Giostra della Quintana Foligno
Fioritura di Castelluccio Norcia
Mercato festa delle Gaite Bevagna

July
Festa delle Acque Piediluco Terni
Umbria Jazz Perugia
Il Festival dei due Mondi Spoleto
Trasimeno Blues Lago Trasimeno
Todi Arte Festival Todi
Palio delle Barche Passignano sul Trasimeno

August
Palio dei Colombi Amelia Terni
Palio dei Quartieri Nocera Umbra
Agosto Montefalchese Montefalco
Festa di Santa Chiara Assisi
Palio dei Terzieri Città della Pieve
Donazione della Santa Spina Montone

September
Notte Bianca Perugia
Festival dei Segni Barocchi Foligno
Giostra della Quintana edizione di Settembre Foligno
Settimana Enologica Montefalco

October
I Primi d'Italia Foligno
Festa di San Francesco Assisi
Ottobre Trevano Trevi
Eurochocolate Perugia

November
Fiera dei Morti Perugia
Frantoi Aperti Umbria


Sagra's and local festivals

Apart from these big events, there are many local sagra's and festivals throughout the year, with food, music and town square dancing. These smaller events can be found by looking at the posters they hang everywhere in the immediate area or pamphlets left in the local bars. Absolutely worth visiting if you like a real Italian atmosphere, happy people and good food. The local tourist information will also have this information.

Read our blog about sagra's in Umbria.