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


Festa di San Valentino Terni Cioccolento


Sagra del tartufo Nero di Norcia 


Festa del Tulipano e di Primavera in Castiglione del Lago 
Coloriamo i Cieli in Castiglione del Lago 


Corsa all'anello Narni 
Cantamaggio Terni 
Calendimaggio Assisi 
Corsa dei Ceri Gubbio 
Festa di Santa Rita da Cascia
Cantine Aperte Umbria 


Infiorata di Spello - Festa Corpus Domini Spello 
Giostra della Quintana Foligno 
Mercato delle Gaite Bevagna 
Fioritura di Castelluccio Norcia


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


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


Festival dei Segni Barocchi Foligno
Giostra della Quintana edizione di Settembre Foligno
Settimana Enologica Montefalco 
I Primi d'Italia Foligno 


Festa di San Francesco Assisi | October 4
Ottobre Trevano Trevi
Eurochocolate Perugia


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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