Events and local festivals 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.

The bigger events

February

Festa di San Valentino Terni Cioccolento | February 13-16, 2020

March

Sagra del tartufo Nero di Norcia | February 21-22-23 | February 29 - March 1 | March 7-8 2020

April

Festa del Tulipano e di Primavera in Castiglione del Lago | April 23-26 2020
Coloriamo i Cieli in Castiglione del Lago | April 29 - May 1st 2020

May

Corsa all'anello Narni | April 23 - May 10 2020
Cantamaggio Terni | April 30 - May 1 2020
Calendimaggio Assisi | May 7-8-910 2020
Corsa dei Ceri Gubbio | May 15 2020
Festa di Santa Rita da Cascia | May 22 2020
Cantine Aperte Umbria | May 30-31 2020

June

Infiorata di Spello - Festa Corpus Domini Spello | June 13-14 2020
Giostra della Quintana Foligno | June 12-13 2020
Mercato delle Gaite Bevagna | June 18-28 2020
Fioritura di Castelluccio Norcia

July

Festa delle Acque Piediluco Terni
Umbria Jazz Perugia | July 10-19 2020
Il Festival dei due Mondi Spoleto | June 26 - July 12 2020
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 | August 11 2020
Palio dei Terzieri Città della Pieve

September

Festival dei Segni Barocchi Foligno
Giostra della Quintana edizione di Settembre Foligno
Settimana Enologica Montefalco | September 18-20 2020
I Primi d'Italia Foligno | September 24-27 2020


October

Festa di San Francesco Assisi | October 4 2020
Ottobre Trevano Trevi
Eurochocolate Perugia | October 16-25 2020

November 

Large market and fun fair Fiera dei Morti Perugia | 1-2 November 2020
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

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