Events 2024

List of the main events in Reggio Emilia and province.

January 7 - December 8, 2024


Reggio Emilia

January 7
Tricolour Flag Festival - celebrations for the anniversary of the proclamation of the First Tricolour Flag - piazza Prampolini - Info: Municipality phone 0039.0522.456211-456170.

Until February 25
A foot in Eden-Luigi Ghirri and other looks - rich and articulated tour dedicated to the natural element which, starting from Luigi Ghirri's photographic research of the seventies and eighties, invites us to reflect on the natural element and on the need for its relocation within our perceptive horizon - Museums Palace, via Spallanzani 1 - Info: Civic Museum phone 0039.0522.456477-456816.

March 9
Day of the painted architecture - guided tours of the historical buildings in the town centre - Info: Civic Museum phone 0039. 0522.456816.

Until March 17
Puppets and the Avantgarde-Picasso Depero Klee Sarzi - exhibition dedicated to the European figure theatre in connection with the work of Otello Sarzi in Reggio Emilia - Palazzo Magnani, corso Garibaldi 29 - Fondazione Palazzo Magnani phone 0039.0522.444446; e-mail:

April 26 - June 9
European Photography 2024 - exhibitions, installations, conferences, meetings, workshops, showings and performances - in various locations; the theme is: “Nature loves to hide” - Info: Fondazione Palazzo Magnani phone 0039.0522.444446; e-mail:

May 9-11
European Figure Skating Championships-Show and Precision Groups - PalaBigi, via Guasco 8 - Info: Skating Club Albinea phone 0039.348.8703856; e-mail:

May 10-12
Internazionale Kids in Reggio Emilia; the big current issues explained to girls and boys - Festival of the monthly magazine Internazionale Kids - in the town centre - 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.); Internazionale Kids e-mail:

May 24-26
Reggionarra - narrations that turn Reggio Emilia into the Town of Stories; meetings, performances, musical events, workshops and narrations for childhood - in the town centre - Info: Organizing secretary's office e-mail:

May 25
Power Up Tour Europe 2024-AC/DC in concert - RCF Arena, via dell'Aeronautica - 8.00 p.m.

June 8
Elrow Town Italy - electronic music festival; theatre performances, games, shows, special collaborations, creative collectives, over 40 DJs and over 200 performers.

June 8-16
XIII International String Quartet Competition “Paolo Borciani Award” - high-level artistic residency program for young string quartets - participation of quartets made of young talents from all over the world - Teatro Municipale Valli, piazza Martiri del 7 luglio - Info: Fondazione I Teatri phone 0039.0522.458811.

July 21
Europe Stadium Tour 2024-Rammstein - RCF Arena, via dell’Aeronautica - 8.00 p.m. - Info: Vertigo phone 0039.02.8936221; e-mail:

September 6-8
Emergency Festival - meetings and debates with journalists, writers, philosophers, photographers, actors, researchers and artists - in the town centre - Info: Municipality phone 0039.0522.456654; Emergency phone 0039.02.881881.

September 6-10
Giarèda Festival - trade fair for artistic and traditional crafts - Corso Garibaldi - Info: Municipality phone 0039.0522.456316.

April, October
Open Dairies - journey to discover the Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, its manufacturing dairies, the territory and good cuisine - Info: Consorzio Parmigiano Reggiano phone 0039.0522.307741; e-mail:

Open Farms - tours, walks, workshops and playful activities for adults and children, tastings in the farms exploring the territory and the local productions - Info: Emilia Romagna Region / Agriculture Department phone 0039.800.662.200.

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.

December 8
"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).


Castelnovo di Sotto

February 4, 18, 25
Castlein Carnival - mask competition, masked groups, clowns, jugglers, balloon sculptors, street artists - in the town centre - 2.30 p.m. - Info: Municipality phone 0039.0522.485711; Associazione "Al Castlein" e-mail:



April 20-21
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.

September 28-29
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.



Third weekend of June
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.

Albinea Jazz - jazz music festival - Villa Arnò, via Vittorio Emanuele 50; Parco dei Frassini "M. Hack", via Morandi 9 - Info: “P. Neruda” Municipal Library phone 0039.0522.590255; e-mail:

Last weekend of August 
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 - "P. Neruda" Municipal Library, via Morandi 9, and Parco dei Frassini "Margherita Hack", via Morandi - Info: "P. Neruda" Municipal Library phone 0039.0522.590262; e-mail:

First weekend of September 
Fola Festival - performances, small markets, art, games, funfair, music, food and wine, fun - piazza Cavicchioni and Parco Lavezza, piazzale Lavezza - Info: Municipality phone 0039.0522.590211; "P. Neruda" Municipal Library phone 0039.0522.590232; e-mail:; Pro Loco phone 0039.0522.590266.



Fourth weekend of June
Brescello Film Festival - independent audiovisual productions, previews, short films and documentaries - 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 6
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:



February 17-18
Meeting dedicated to the fans of the Nomadi band, who will perform in two concerts - Pala Tenda, Area Verde, via Indipendenza - Info: Nomadi Brothers Fan Club Nazionale phone 0039.0522.934906; 0039.335.327103; 0039.338.5347199; Municipality phone 0039.0522.655454-655417

Miss Watermelon - street artists, food and wine stands, games, sugary-degree competition, heaviest-watermelon competition - Gonzaga Fortress, piazzale Marconi 1 - Info: Pro Loco phone 0039.0522.651378; e-mail:

Second Sunday of October
Balsamic Novellara - trade fair for local manufacturers, good food and antique - in the courtyard of the Gonzaga Fortress, piazzale Marconi 1 - all day - Info: Pro Loco phone 0039.0522.651378; e-mail:; Municipality phone 0039.0522.655457



Festival Love-Lovers in Scandiano - music, words, acrobatics, games and love, dedicated to the theme of "love" and inspired by Matteo Maria Boiardo's epic poem "Orlando in Love" - in the town centre - Info: Municipality phone 0039.0522.764258.


Quattro Castella

May 24-26
Matildic Parade-Quattro Castella makes History; historic parade in vintage dresses, performances, games, markets - in the town centre and at the Bianello Castle, via Bianello; May 26: Historic Matildic Parade - Bianello Castle - 6.00 p.m. - Info: Associazione Comitato Matildico tel. 335.5462527; Comune tel. 0522.249211; Ufficio Turistico tel. 0522.247824

July 24
Lux Omnia Vincit-Matilde enlightens Bianello - on the occasion of the anniversary of the death of Matilde di Canossa (July 24, 1115): torchlight procession with 99 people in medieval costumes to remember the 99 churches built by the Countess - on the churchyard of the Sant'Antonino Church, via Guglielmo Marconi 5, and on the lawns of the Bianello Castle, via Bianello 8 - from 9.00 to 11.00 p.m. - Info: Comitato Matildico phone 0039.335.5462527; e-mail:



Third Sunday of September
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



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 21-22, 28-29
Pumpkin Festival - gastronomic event dedicated to the pumpkin; tasting of gastronomic pumpkin-based specialities in the local restaurants and possibility of dinner (September 21, 28 at 8.00 p.m.) and lunch (September 22, 29 at 12.30 p.m.) in Parco Salici, via IV Novembre; September 29 - 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



Third weekend of October
Correggio in Autumn-San Luca Festival - market with stalls, antique, display of typical wine and food products, handmade products, exhibitions, shows, taste workshops - corso Mazzini, squares and streets of the town centre - all day - Info: InformaTurismo phone 0039.0522.631770



April 13-14
Green Idea - trade fair of plants, flowers, fruits, art and furnishings - in the town centre - Info: Municipality phone 0039.0522.751911.

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