Events 2022

List of the main events in Reggio Emilia and province. There might be changes and/or cancellations because of Coronavirus health emergency.

March 26 - December 11, 2022


Reggio Emilia

March 26-27
Reggio Emilia in flower - trade fair for plants and flowers - participation of flower growers from all over Italy - piazza Prampolini and piazza San Prospero - from 9.00 to 7.30 p.m. - Info: SGP Eventi phone 0039.059.641811; e-mail:; Municipality phone 0039.0522.456585-456337

April 29 - June 12
European Photography 2022 - exhibitions, installations, conferences, meetings, workshops, showings and performances - in various locations; the theme is: “An invincible summer” - Info: Fondazione Palazzo Magnani phone 0039.0522.444446; e-mail:

April 29, 2022 - January 8, 2023
In a different scale-Luigi Ghirri, Italy in miniature and new perspectives - the photographic exhibition draws on both the collection in the Panizzi Library Photo Library and the Ghirri Archive, and collects for the first time the photos that Luigi Ghirri (1943-1992) took in the context of the Italy in Miniature theme park, conceived and designed by Ivo Rambaldi (1920-1993) near Rimini, inaugurated in the summer of 1970 - Museums Palace, via Spallanzani 1 - Info: Civic Museum phone 0039.0522.456477-456816; e-mail:

May 9-15
Reggionarra - narrations that turn Reggio Emilia into the Town of Stories; meetings, performances, musical events, workshops and narrations for childhood; the theme is "Letters to the Universe" - in squares, parks, gardens, San Pietro Cloisters, via Emilia San Pietro 44/c, Museums Palace, via Spallanzani 1, libraries and courtyards of public buildings - Info: Organizing secretary's office e-mail:

May 18
Tour of Italy - stage cycling race - 11th stage Santarcangelo di Romagna-Reggio Emilia, 203 km - finish in viale Isonzo at 5.00 p.m. - Info: Fondazione per lo Sport phone 0039.0522.456473; e-mail:

May 27-29
Internazionale Kids in Reggio Emilia; the big current issues explained to girls and boys - Festival of the monthly magazine Internazionale Kids - San Pietro Cloisters, via Emilia San Pietro 44/c; Museums Palace, via Spallanzani 1 - Info: Municipality/Culture Department phone 0039.0522.456032-456766 (Monday-Friday 9.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday 3.00 - 5.00 p.m.); Fondazione Palazzo Magnani phone 0039.0522.444446; Internazionale Kids e-mail:

June 4
Ligabue-30 years in a (new) day - Luciano Ligabue comes back with an unmissable live concert to celebrate the 30 years of an extraordinary career - RCF Arena Campovolo, via dell’Aeronautica - 9.00 p.m. - Info: Friends & Partners phone 0039.02.4805731

June 6-18
Quartet House - program of high-training art residence for young string quartets of every nationality - San Pietro Cloisters, via Emilia San Pietro 44/c - Info: Fondazione I Teatri phone 0039.0522.458811

June 10 - November 27
Exquisite Anatomies - exhibition of the Israeli artist Yuval Avital (Jerusalem, 1977), in dialogue with the Spallanzani Collection of the Museums Palace, within the “Bestiary of the Earth” project - Museums Palace, via Spallanzani 1; opening times: Wednesday 9.00 - 11.00 p.m.; Friday-Sunday and holidays 10.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.; closed from July 25 to September 1 - Info: Civic Museum phone 0039.0522.456477-456816; e-mail:

June 11
One, nobody, one hundred thousand-The concert - Fiorella Mannoia, Emma, Alessandra Amoroso, Giorgia, Elisa, Gianna Nannini and Laura Pausini in concert - RCF Arena Campovolo, via dell’Aeronautica - 7.30 p.m. - Info: Friends & Partners phone 0039.02.4805731

June 20 - September 25
Restate - summer events: music, dance, poetry, theatre, cinema, photography, narrations - Info: Fondazione Palazzo Magnani phone 0039.0522.445537-444446; e-mail:

July 5
Women's Tour of Italy - stage cycling race - 5th stage Carpi-Reggio Emilia, 126 km - finish in viale Allegri at 2.30 p.m. - Info: Fondazione per lo Sport phone 0039.0522.456473; e-mail:

July 17
50th Matildic Long Race - Cycling European Championship of Long Race and Medium Race; Long Race: 145 km; Medium Race: 115 km - Info: ASD Cooperatori e-mail:

September 2-4
Emergency Festival - meetings and debates with journalists, philosophers, scientists, writers, delegates of Emergency and voices of contemporary life; the theme is "The Choice" - in several places of the town centre - Info: Municipality/International Town and European Project Department phone 0039.0522.456654; Emergency phone 0039.02.881881

September 2-25 - Reggio Emilia
No More War - art project by the English photographer Giles Duley (1971) - Museums Palace via Spallanzani 1 - Info: Civic Museum phone 0039.0522.456477-456816; e-mail:

September 7-11
Giarèda Festival - trade fair for artistic and traditional crafts - corso Garibaldi, piazza Gioberti and via Emilia Santo Stefano - Info: Municipality phone 0039.0522.456316

September 17-18
Omi Festival - electronic and rap music, dj set - Tecnopolo, piazzale Europa 1

September 7-11, 14, 17-18
Dinamico Festival - Contemporary Circus, Music and Theatre Festival; concerts, workshops and ancient games - Parco del Popolo (Public Gardens), viale Leopoldo Nobili; Teatro Cavallerizza, viale Allegri 8/a; Ghiara Cloisters, via Guasco 6; Teatro Piccolo Orologio, via Massenet 23 - from 3.00 p.m. to midnight - Info and reservations: Dinamico Festival e-mail:

September 16 - November 19
Aperto Festival - concerts, operas, performances, films, choreography and installations; the theme of this edition is: "Saturn has 80 moons" - Teatro Municipale Valli, piazza Martiri del 7 luglio; Teatro Ariosto, corso Cairoli 1; Teatro Cavallerizza, viale Allegri 8/a; Sala Verdi, corso Cairoli 1; Parco del Popolo, viale Leopoldo Nobili - Info: Fondazione I Teatri phone 0039.0522.458811

September 22 - October 1
Regenerate-Do with - Architecture Festival; conferences, walks, workshops, performances - San Pietro Cloisters, via Emilia San Pietro 44/c; Tecnopolo, piazzale Europa 1; Loris Malaguzzi International Centre, viale Ramazzini 72/a; Tricolour Flag Hall, piazza Prampolini 1; in the town centre - Info: Ordine degli Architetti phone 0039.0522.454744; e-mail:;

From September 30
Curious Wonderful - public-art collective work by the Catalan photographer Joan Fontcuberta (Barcelona, 1955), composed with 16,000 photos sent by the local citizens - small square and façade of the Museums Palace, via Spallanzani 1; September 30: inauguration in the presence of Joan Fontcuberta - from 6.00 to 10.00 p.m. - Info: Civic Museum phone 0039.0522.456816; e-mail:

October 1 - November 20
Membranes - art exhibition by Yuval Avital - San Pietro Cloisters, via Emilia San Pietro 44/c

October 8 - January 8, 2023
Augusto Daolio: a free gaze-Journey, music, art - exhibition of paintings and drawings by Augusto Daolio (1947-1992), singer and frontman of the band I Nomadi, on the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of his death - Spazio Gerra, piazza XXV Aprile 2; inauguration: October 7 at 5.00 p.m. - Info: Spazio Gerra phone 0039.0522.585654; e-mail:

October 14 - January 8, 2023
Italy in-expectation-12 photographic tales - twelve photographic tales by Olivo Barbieri, Gianni Berengo Gardin, Antonio Biasiucci, Silvia Camporesi, Mario Cresci, Paola De Pietri, Ilaria Ferretti, Guido Guidi, Andrea Jemolo, Francesco Jodice, Allegra Martin, Walter Niedermayr and George Tatge - Palazzo da Mosto, via Mari 7 - Info: Fondazione Palazzo Magnani phone 0039.0522.444446; e-mail:

October 26 - November 1
Reggio Film Festival - international short film contest; this edition's theme is “Identity" - Info: Reggio Film Festival e-mail

November 24
San Prospero Festival - solemn religious ceremonies dedicated to Bishop Prospero, Patron Saint of Reggio Emilia; market and travelling markets, artistic crafts, food and wine stands, music, performances - in the town centre - Info: Municipality phone 0039.0522.456316

November 18 - March 12, 2023
The Restless Art-the urgency of creation - interior landscapes, maps, faces: 140 works from Paul Klee to Anselm Kiefer - exhibition tour that explores the theme of identity, a restless identity that questions our time, through paintings, sculptures, drawings, graphics and artist books by 57 artists - Palazzo Magnani, corso Garibaldi 29 - Info: Fondazione Palazzo Magnani phone 0039.0522.444446; e-mail:

December 11
"Città del Tricolore" Reggio Emilia International Marathon - international marathon - start and finish in piazza della Vittoria - start at 9.00 a.m. - Info: Tricolore Sport Marathon phone 0039.0522.267223; Info-Line Maratona phone 0039.334.5455222 (WhatsApp number)



April 16-18
Georgica - land, water and agriculture festival - Lido Po, viale Lido Po - all day - Info: Municipality phone 0039.0522.839711; Arvales Fratres di Vitaliano Biondi phone 0039.0522.922111

May 20-22
Dumpling Festival - gastronomic tastings, performances and historical parade - in the town centre, piazza Mazzini e piazza Matteotti; May 20 - from 7.00 to 10.00 p.m.; May 21 - from 5.00 to 11.00 p.m.; May 22 - from 10.30 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. (historical parade at 10.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m.) - Info: Tourist Office phone 0039.0522.839763; e-mail:; Pro Loco phone 0039.340.8547295; e-mail:

September 24-25
Lost Plants and Animals - market of traditional types of fruits, flowers, vegetables, vegetable seeds and rural animals; market of typical and forgotten food and wine organic products; market of handmade products, entertainment, ancient games, meetings, workshops - in the town centre - all day - Info: Arvales Fratres di Vitaliano Biondi phone 0039.0522.922111; Tourist Office phone and fax 0039.0522.839763; Municipality phone 0039.0522.839756


Castellarano, hamlet of Telarolo

April 23-25, September 17-18
Borgo Plantarum - trade fair for unusual plants and botanical collections; nurseries, furnishing and handicraft, prodotti della terra, exhibitions, activities, conferences - Borgo Antico le Viole, via Rio Viole - from 9.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. - entrance Euros 5.00; Euros 12.00 (valid for three days); free entrance for children under 12 - Info: phone 0039.333.6020245; e-mail:


Quattro Castella

May 27-29
Matildic Parade-Quattro Castella performs History - historic parade in traditional vintage costumes, performances, games, markets - in the town centre and at the Bianello Castle, via Bianello 8 - Info: Associazione Comitato Matildico phone 0039.335.5462527; Municipality phone 0039.0522.249211



June 17-19
festivaLOVE-Lovers in Scandiano - event dedicated to the theme of "love" and inspired by Matteo Maria Boiardo's epic poem "L'Orlando Innamorato"; meetings, presentations of books, interviews, lectio magistralis, events, concerts, circus performances - in the town centre - Info: Municipality/Culture Department phone 0039.0522.764258



June 16-19
Lambrusco & Spergola wines Festival - event especially dedicated to the wine and its producers, that has its core in the big open-air wine shop where sommeliers accompany the guided tasting with the pairing to local typical products; cultural meetings, shows, exhibitions and food and wine tours - piazza Cavicchioni and Parco Lavezza - Info: Municipality phone 0039.0522.590201-590244; Pro Loco phone 0039.0522.590266

July 3, 10, 16-18
Albinea Jazz - jazz music festival - Villa Arnò, via Vittorio Emanuele 50; Parco dei Frassini "Margherita Hack", via Morandi; Villa Tarabini, via Garibaldi 17; Cantina Albinea-Canali, via Tassoni 213, Reggio Emilia, hamlet of Canali - Info: “P. Neruda” Municipal Library phone 0039.0522.590232; e-mail:

August 26-28
Libr'Aria-Readers in the open air - festival dedicated to literature for children and kids; workshops, meetings, interviews, performances, readings and narrations, stories and illustrations - c/o Biblioteca Comunale "P. Neruda", via Morandi 9, e Parco dei Frassini "Margherita Hack", via Morandi; opening times: August 26 from 4.00 to 10.00 p.m.; August 27-28 from 10.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m. - Info: "P. Neruda" Municipal Library phone 0039.0522.590262; e-mail:

September 2-5
Fola Festival - performances, small markets, art, games, funfair, music, food and wine, fun - piazza Cavicchioni and Parco Lavezza, piazzale Lavezza; September 2, 5: antique and handicraft market - 8.00 p.m.; September 3-4 - all day - Info: Municipality phone 0039.0522.590211; "P. Neruda" Municipal Library phone 0039.0522.590232; e-mail:; Pro Loco phone 0039.0522.590266



June 23-26
Brescello Film Festival - independent audiovisual productions, previews, short films and documentaries - the theme is “The human Comedy” - piazza Matteotti - from 7.00 to 11.30 p.m. - Info: Tourist Office phone 0039.0522.482564; "Antonio Panizzi" Municipal Library phone 0039.0522.482520


Montecchio Emilia

July 2
Montecchio Unplugged - Street Music Festival - street artists and musicians, shows for children, games, markets - in the town centre - from 7.00 p.m. to midnight; concerts from 9.15 p.m. - Info: "A. Umiltà" Municipal Library phone 0039.0522.861864; e-mail:



July 22-24
Miss Watermelon - concerts, street artists, gastronomic stands, games, workshops for children and adults, markets, sugary-degree competition, parade of floats of gigantic watermelons, heaviest-watermelon competition - piazza Unità d'Italia - Info: Pro Loco phone 0039.0522.651378; e-mail:



September 18
Bibbiano Produce - trade fair for the best Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, food and wine, craftmade products; shows, exhibitions, markets and funfair - in the town centre - all day - Info: Municipality phone 0039.0522.253211-253202



September 16-18
Gualtieri Tour - shows, concerts, showings, extraordinary openings, guided tours, landscapes, food and wine, adventures in the floodplain - in the town centre and in the neighbouring villages - Info: Municipality phone 0039.0522.221869-221851



September 17-18, 24-25
Pumpkin Festival - gastronomic event dedicated to the pumpkin; tasting of gastronomic pumpkin-based specialities in the local restaurants and possibility of dinner (September 17, 24 at 8.00 p.m.) and lunch (September 18, 25 at 12.30 p.m.) in the Parco Salici, via IV Novembre; September 25 - market, medieval banquets with handmade and food and wine products, falconry - in the town centre and Parco Salici - all day - Info: Pro Loco phone 0039.338.6188748; Municipality phone 0039.0522.213711-213713

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