Liguria Festivals

Sagra del Pesce - Photo © edithbruck
Sagra del Pesce – Photo © edithbruck

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

  • Bogliasco: Fava Bean Festival (May)
    Olive Oil Festival (August)
  • Camogli: Fish Fry and Festival (May)
    Stella Maris Historical Waterfront
    Pageant (August)
  • Sestri Levante: Vogalunga Historical Regatta (June)
  • Masone: Historical Parade (June)
  • Portofino: St. george Bonfire (April)
  • Casaria Ligure: Strawberry Festival (July)
  • Casella: Historical Pageant and Horse Race (August)
  • Castiglione Chiavare: Eggplant Festival (August)
  • Rossiglione: Chestnut Festival (October)
  • Calizzano: Corpus Domini Flower Festival (June)
    Historical Horse Race and Games (July)
    Living Nativity Scene (December)
  • Novi Ligure: (Via Marconi, 4th Saturday of the month)
  • Genoa: Four Republics Historical Regatta (held every four years, in June)
    PALIO MARINARO dei RIONI Rowing race in ancient dress (June 29th)International sailing regatta (March).
  • Pontinvrea: Cherry Festival (June)
  • Stellanello: Alpini Festival (June)
  • Vendone: Festival of the Mountains (July)
  • Giustenice: Medieval Games and Pageants (July)
  • Calice Ligure: Historical Horse Race and Pageant (August)
  • Cosseria: Ancient Festival of San Damiano (September)
  • La Spezia PALIO del GOLFO First Sunday of August
    Rowing contest
  • Roccavignale: Living Nativity Scene (December)
  • Taggia: Historical Parade (February)
  • Vessalico: Garlic Festival (July)
  • Diano Arentino: Living Nativity Scene (December)
  • Monterosso al Mare: Lemon Festival (May)
    Corpus Domini Flower Festival (June)
  • Riomaggiore: San Giovanni Festivities (June)
    Nativity Scene (December)
  • San Remo: Annual festival of Italian popular songs, usually at end of February.
    International Easter sailing regatta, International Jazz Festival (March).
  • Lerici: Waterfront Festivities for Sant’Erasmo (July)
  • Levanto: Marittime Festival (July)
  • Diano Marino: Castrum Diani Historical Parade (September)
  • Carrodano: Porchetta Festival (August)
  • Portovenere: Madonna Bianca Festivities (August)
  • Bonassola: Historical Regatta (August)
  • Ventimiglia: Nudging French border on Ligurian riviera. Historical Folk Festival (August)”Battle of Flowers” includes buying spree with almost one million flowers (Second Sunday in June).

List of festivals in part courtesy of