Events 2019

Festivals, exhibitions, music, theatre, dance in Reggio Emilia and province.

January 7 - December 8, 2019

Reggio Emilia
January 7 - Tricolour Flag Festival - piazza Prampolini - phone Municipality 0039/0522/456211-456170
Celebrations for the 222nd anniversary of the proclamation of the national Tricolour Flag.

Until March 3 - Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985). Art at stake. Material and spirit 1943-1985 - Palazzo Magnani, corso Garibaldi 29 - phone Fondazione Palazzo Magnani 0039/0522/444446
Great retrospective exhibition dedicated to Jean Dubuffet, one of the major artists of the XX century, protagonist of the Informal Art.

March 30-31  - C.A.M.E.R. - Exhibition Centre, via Filangieri 15 - phone C.A.M.E.R. (Club Auto Moto d’Epoca Reggiano) 0039/333/4388400; 0039/0522/703531 (Wednesdays from 9.00 p.m. to midnight); Terminal One 0039/0522/232602
Trade fair of vintage cars, motorcycles, cycles, spare parts and accessories.

From April 6 to July 14 - Antonio Fontanesi and his heritage. From Pellizza da Volpedo to Burri - Museum Palace, via Spallanzani 1 - phone Civic Museum 0039/0522/456477-456816
Exhibition dedicated to Antonio Fontanesi, undisputed protagonist of the painting of the Italian XIX century and the romantic landscape, as well as restless man in life and innovative experimenter in painting. On display will be over thirty paintings by Antonio Fontanesi, from important Italian museums and collections, in comparison with the production of the artists that the critics have linked to his production, with possible inspiration reasons in the period from the eighties of the XIX century to the sixties of the XX century.

April 12-14 (exhibitions until June 9) - European Photography 2019 - various locations - phone Fondazione Palazzo Magnani Press Office 0039/0522/444408-444446
Exhibitions, installations, conferences, meetings, workshops, screenings and performances. The theme is "Bonding. Intimacy, relationships, new worlds". XIV Edition. The event also includes the OFF circuit: meetings, projects, exhibitions and installations in art galleries, shops, hotels, restaurants, schools, clubs, theatres, private homes and entire districts.

May 17-19 - Reggionarra - in squares, buildings, museums and libraries of the town centre - phone Organizing committee of the Municipality of Reggio Emilia 0039/0522/585353
Narrations, animate readings and fairytales by professional narrators, young narrators and parents.

June-July - Pink Wednesdays - in the town centre - phone Tourist Office 0039/0522/451152
Night opening of shops, coffee bars and restaurants. Music, dance, art, performances, fun.

September 4-8 - Giareda Festival - in the town centre - phone Municipality 0039/0522/456316
Festival dedicated to "Beata Vergine della Ghiara" ("Blessed Ghiara Virgin"). Trade fair of artistic and traditional crafts.

November 24 - San Prospero Festival - in the town centre - phone Municipality 0039/0522/456316
Solemn religious ceremonies dedicated to Bishop Prospero, Patron Saint of Reggio Emilia. Street markets, artistic handicraft, gastronomic stands, music, performances.

December 8 - "Città del Tricolore" Reggio Emilia Marathon - start and finish in corso Garibaldi - phone Tricolore Sport Marathon 0039/0522/267223; Marathon Info-Line 0039/334/5455222
International marathon with the participation of professional and amateur runners.


Theatre Seasons in Reggio Emilia - phone Fondazione I Teatri 0039/0522/458811 - website: - e-mail:
Concerts, Prose, Musical and Operetta, Ballet, Opera - Teatro Municipale Valli - piazza Martiri del 7 luglio; Teatro Ariosto - corso Cairoli, 1; Teatro Cavallerizza - viale Allegri, 8/A


Second Sunday of June - GranFondo Cooperatori Terre di Lambrusco & Mountains Parmigiano Reggiano - start and finish in piazza Cavicchioni - phone A.S.D. Cooperatori 0039/0522/1751253; Info line 0039/339/6638530
Cycling race for amateurs along the roads of Reggio Emilia and province.

Third weekend of June - Lambrusco and DiWine Spirits Festival - phone Municipality 0039/0522/590201; Pro Loco 0039/0522/590266
Tastings, gastronomic stands, restaurant, exhibitions and performances.

First weekend of September - Fola Festival - phone Municipality 0039/0522/590201-590232
Music, performances, exhibitions, guided tours.

Last weekend of October - Autumn Festival-Balsamic Cracklings - phone Municipality 0039/0522/590211; Pro Loco 0039/0522/590266
Tastings, gastronomic stands, traditions. Exhibitions, workshops, gastronomic stands, old crafts.

Bagnolo in Piano
First weekend of September - September Festival - phone Municipality 0039/0522/957416
Stands, music, performances, exhibitions.


First Sunday of June - The Market of Matilde di Canossa's Lands - phone Municipality 0039/0522/253202
Gastronomic stands with typical products.

Third Sunday of September - Bibbiano Produces - phone Municipality 0039/0522/253202-253215
Trade fair for the best Parmigiano Reggiano cheese; gastronomic, handmade, commercial and industrial products.


April 25-May 1 - Spring Festival - phone Municipality 0039/0522/963700-963707
Funfair, stands, exhibitions.

First weekend of September - September Festival - phone Municipality 0039/0522/963700-963707
Shows, concerts, stands, tasting of Boretto onion and typical gastronomic products.

Campagnola Emilia
Third weekend of May - Salami Nights - phone "Il Cicciolo d'Oro" Association 0039/348/8943075; 0039/320/7213472; Municipality 0039/0522/753358
Tastings of salami and gastronomic by-products from the pork. Challenge among pork-butchers for the award of "salami of the year".

Third weekend of June - SS. Gervasio and Protasio Festival - phone Municipality 0039/0522/750711
Market, gastronomic stands, performances, funfair.

Third Sunday of December - The Golden Crackling - phone "Il Cicciolo d'Oro" Association 0039/348/8943075; 0039/335/8098666; Municipality 0039/0522/753358
Challenge among pork-butchers for the production of the best cracklings and the Guinness supercrackling. Gastronomic stands with tasting and sale of typical and traditional products.

Last weekend of June - SS. Pietro and Paolo Festival - phone Municipality 0039/0522/677645
Traditional market, art market, stands of typical products.

Second and third weekend of September - September Festival - phone Municipality 0039/0522/998570
Concerts, performances, sports tournaments, exhibitions.

Third weekend of September - Grapes Festival - phone Pro Loco 0039/335/6963134; Municipality 0039/0536/850114
Historic parade (September 15), music and dance, market and games for children, vintage games, medieval market, handmade products.


Castelnovo di Sotto
February 10, 17, 24, March 3 - Carnival - phone Municipality 0039/0522/485711; "Al Castlein" Association 0039/340/9955811
Parades of giant carnival floats and masked bands, music and gastronomic events. 

Second Sunday of April - Horse Festival - phone Municipality 0039/0522/485711
Games and entertainment, funfair, commercial stands.

First Sunday of December - S. Andrea Festival - phone Municipality 0039/0522/485711
Market, funfair, sports events, entertainment, exhibitions.

Fourth Sunday of March - Fat Ox Festival - phone Municipality 0039/0522/373474
Wine and food display, old crafts, stands with handmade and gastronomic products.

Second Sunday of September - Ancient Bulls Festival - phone Municipality 0039/0522/373474
Handmade, wine and food and biological products.

Third weekend of March - San Giuseppe Festival-Correggio in flower - phone Municipality 0039/0522/630711; Pro Loco 0039/0522/641817
Market with stands, local typical gastronomic and handmade products, funfair.

First weekend of June - San Quirino Festival - phone Municipality 0039/0522/630711; Pro Loco 0039/0522/641817
Art exhibitions, performances, sport, market with typical gastronomic and craft products.

Third weekend of October - San Luca Festival - phone Municipality 0039/0522/631770
Market with stands of typical gastronomic and craftmade products.

Second weekend of April - Green Idea - phone "Allende" Municipal Library 0039/0522/751923
Trade fair of floriculture, apiculture, open spaces furnishing, typical fruits and products. 


Gattatico - locality Olmo
August - Wheat Festival - phone Circolo Acli S. Vitale 0039/0522/678459; 0039/348/8304763
Festival of old crafts. Wheat threshing, corn harvest, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese cooking, bread cooking, wine pressing. Entertainment, concerts, dance, tournaments, games, comic theatre.

Gattatico - locality Praticello
Fourth Sunday of September - San Matteo Festival - phone Municipality 0039/0522/477919
Stands, funfair, handmade products, exhibitions, music, gastronomy.

Third weekend of June - Pozzo Festival - phone Municipality 0039/0522/221869
Dance, music, gastronomic events.

Third Sunday of October - October Festival - phone Municipality 0039/0522/221869
Tasting and sale of typical gastronomic products, funfair, market, cooking of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. 


April 20-22 - Georgica -  phone Arvales Fratres by Vitaliano Biondi 0039/0522/922111; Municipality 0039/0522/839756-839757
Land, Water and Agriculture. Trade fair of traditional types of fruits, flowers, vegetables and seeds, display of "low court" rural animals, trade fair of wine and food biological typical and forgotten products.

Fourth weekend of September - Lost Plants and Animals - phone Arvales Fratres by Vitaliano Biondi 0039/0522/922111; Municipality 0039/0522/839756-839757
Traditional types of fruits, flowers, vegetables, seeds and rural animals. Typical and forgotten food and wine biological products. Display of craftmade products, entertainment, old games, meetings, workshops.

Fourth weekend of November - Santa Caterina Festival - phone Municipality 0039/0522/839711
Commercial stands, funfair, performances, entertainment, exhibitions, display of agricultural equipment.

Second weekend of July - July Festival - phone Municipality 0039/0522/223850
Music performances, entertainment.

Montecchio Emilia
April 25 - San Marco Festival - phone Municipality 0039/0522/861811
Market of typical and biological products, display of plants and flowers, stalls and funfair.

Fourth weekend of October - San Simone Festival - phone Municipality 0039/0522/861864
Stands, funfair, agricultural and commercial fair.


First weekend of May - San Cassiano Festival - phone Municipality 0039/0522/655411
Artistic handicraft, antique market, exhibitions, gastronomic products, funfair.

Third weekend of July - Blues Watermelon - phone Pro Loco 0039/0522/651378
Blues and roots concerts, street artists and musicians, gastronomic stands, games, markets, old crafts, competitions, parade of floats of the giant watermelons.


Third Sunday of April - Spring Festival - phone Municipal Library 0039/0522/960426
Flowers and plants, typical wine and food products, artists and hobbysts, commercial exhibitors, entertainment, street art performances.

Second Sunday of October - October Festival - phone Municipality 0039/0522/966811
Extraordinary market, funfair, performances and entertainment, commercial stands with typical products.

Quattro Castella
Second Sunday of June - Matildic Historical Parade - phone Associazione Comitato Matildico 0039/335/5462527; Municipality 0039/0522/249211
Old costume parade that celebrates an important event of the European history dating back to the beginning of the XII century: the meeting between Canossa Countess Matilda and Emperor Henry V. Participation of famous actors and hundreds of extras. Performances, tournaments, medieval and traditional gastronomic stands.

Third Sunday of October - October Festival - phone Municipality 0039/0522/249211
Trade fair, wine and food market, funfair, art exhibitions, performances.

Quattro Castella - locality Montecavolo
Second weekend of June - Scarpasoun Festival - phone and fax Nonna Lea-Nonno Pepi 0522/880133; 0039/335/5626508; Municipality 0039/0522/249267
Gastronomic event dedicated to the typical Erbazzone (spinach-filled salted cake): exhibitions, performances, cinema, photography, music.


February - Crackling Festival - phone Municipality 0039/0522/213711-213713; Pro Loco 0039/338/6188748; 0039/334/5924497
Gastronomic competition for crackling producers.

March - Roccaciocc
Gastronomic event dedicated to the chocolate.
Third and fourth weekend of September - Pumpkin Festival - phone Municipality 0039/0522/213711-213713; Pro Loco 0039/338/6188748; 0039/334/5924497
Gastronomic event dedicated to the pumpkin. Tastings of pumpkin gastronomic specialities in the local restaurants and possibilities of dinner and lunch.


Rio Saliceto
Second weekend of May - May Festival - phone Municipality 0039/0522/647811
Handicraft, agricultural, industrial and commercial fair.


Fourth weekend of May - Rolo's first courses - phone Municipality 0039/0522/658028; Roloinfesta 0039/339/3237126
Gastronomic stands with typical local first courses, art market and trade fair of collectors' items, music.

Fourth weekend of October - San Simone Festival - phone Municipality 0039/0522/658028; Roloinfesta 0039/339/3237126
Agroindustrial and Folk festival. Historic parade, exhibitions, music, old crafts, typical products, funfair.


April - Salami Festival - phone Municipality 0039/0522/622212-622246
Competition for the best "homemade" salami. Free tasting of "homemade" salami and typical products, trade fair of plants and flowers, wine and food products, ingenuity products.

Second Sunday of June - June Festival - phone Municipality 0039/0522/622212-622246
Traditional festival with funfair, stands, markets, music performances.

Last Sunday of September - September Festival - phone Municipality 0039/0522/622212-622246
Sport, trade, culture, exhibitions.

First Sunday of December - Dumpling, salami and... fantasy - phone Municipality 0039/0522/622212-622246
Gastronomic stands, tastings and entertainment. Demonstration of the pork-butchers' typical skill. Tasting and sale of salami and cold pork meats, cheese, hot cracklings, local wines and balsamic vinegar.


San Martino in Rio
Second Sunday of March - Crackling Festival - phone Municipality 0039/0522/636709
Gastronomic competition for the production of the best crackling.

Fourth Sunday of May - May Festival - phone Municipality 0039/0522/636709
Performances, entertainment, funfair, art exhibitions, concerts.

Last Sunday of September - Wine-pressing Festival - phone Municipality 0039/0522/636709
Free tastings of the best productions of wines from local wineries, sale of typical gastronomic products, opening of Estense Fortress and the Museum for Agriculture and Rural World with guided tours.

Second Sunday of November - San Martein Festival - phone Municipality 0039/0522/636709
Wine and food, farmers' and hobbies', handicraft and medieval market.

Sant'Ilario d'Enza
Third Sunday of May - Spring Festival - phone Municipality 0039/0522/902826
Market, art handicraft, gastronomic stands, games and entertainment for children, art exhibitions.

Second Sunday of October - October Festival - phone Municipality 0039/0522/902826
Antique market, funfair, artistic handicraft, gastronomic stands.

Third and fourth weekend of March - San Giuseppe Fair - phone Municipality 0039/0522/764302-857436
Centennial Agricultural Commercial Industrial Handicraft Fair.

Fourth weekend of May - festivaLOVE-Lovers in Scandiano - phone Municipality 0039/0522/764258
Sleepless nights with music, theatre, visual arts, art performances, installations, activities for children inspired by the theme of Matteo Maria Boiardo's epic poem "L'Orlando Innamorato".

Third and fourth weekend of November - Santa Caterina Festival - phone Municipality 0039/0522/764302-857436
Handmade and gastronomic products, hobbysts' market.

Vezzano sul Crostolo
First Sunday of May - Wild Asparagus Festival - phone Municipality 0039/0522/601911
Tastings, gastronomic stands, typical food, art workshop for children, art exhibitions.

Second Sunday of November - San Martino Festival - phone Municipality 0039/0522/601933
Extraordinary market, exhibitions, handmade products, music, funfair.

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