Apulia Festivals

Taranto Festival
Taranto

This is a partial list of local festivals, fairs and costumed events. To verify the exact dates, please contact the local tourist board.


Lecce Festival

  • Lecce: St. Orontius (August 24-26).
  • Fasano: Carnival Parade (February).
  • Pezze di Greco : Living Nativity Scene (December – January).
  • Savelletri di Fasano: Swordfish Festival (August).
  • Copertino: Madonna della Neve Festival (May).
  • Putignano: Carnival Parades (Sundays in February).
  • San Cesarea Terme: Historical Regatta (November).
  • Torre Paduli: Festival of San Rocco (May).
  • Barletta: Disfida di Barletta: Costumed Re-enactment of a 16th-century Battle (third Sunday in July).
  • Bari: Historical Re-enactment of the Arrival of St. Nicholas’ Bones, with procession of floats (May).
    Papier-machè Fair (December).
    Bari SAGRA di San NICOLA May 7
    Historic procession in costume.
  • Monte Sant’Angelo: St. Michael’s Day Festivities (May and September).
  • Taranto: Procession of Hooded Penitents (Maunday Thursday)
    PROCESSION of the MYSTERIES Procession of Passion Figures (Good Friday).
    Renowned for its costumes and solemnity
  • Mola di Bari: Octopus Festival (July).