Festival season really ‘kicks off’ in Abruzzo during the summer months. So here are more festivals for the latter half of the year. Please notes any dates/venues given are as accurate as possible but it is always better to check with the local tourist office to avoid disappointment.
Festivals in Abruzzo
The Turks and St. Margerite
This great historical re-enactment takes place in Villamagna during July.
Palio del Pupo
Cappelli Sul Tavo plays host to the Palio del Pupo costumed races in August.
Cepagatti Historical Parade
A colourful parade with many floats, fireworks and and lots of celebration thrown in – Cepagatti.
Trout and Shrimp Festival
This popular festival takes place every year in Popoli, one of the towns in the Peligna Valley.
Palio of the Puppets
A spectacular festival featuring a parade of giants puppets, and of course ending with fireworks in Cappele Sultano.
Celano Costumed Procession
The castled town of Celano hosts a costumed procession with fireworks, also in August.
Medieval Pageant and Horse Race
Lanciano is the setting foe a medieval pageant and horse race every year in September.
Festival of the Madonna of Loreto
Featuring the traditional, and tough ‘Gypsy bare-foot race’ (usually first Sunday in September) the Festival of the Madonna of Loreto takes place in the mountain town of Pacentro.
This annual Culinary Festival in Villa Santa Maria attracts world class chefs in the region for a three day period in October – demonstrating techniques and dishes that date back centuries.
These are just a few list of the Festivals in Abruzzo. To check the exact dates, please contact the local office.
For information about festivals taking place in the first half of the year click here.