Events 2023

List of the main events in Reggio Emilia and province.

January 7 - December 10, 2023


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 19
Augusto Daolio: a free look-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 - Info: Spazio Gerra phone 0039.0522.585654; e-mail:

Until February 19
The Age - project of the English artist Emma Talbot (Stourbridge, 1969), winner of the eighth edition of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women (2019 - 2022); the work is composed of animations, painted and suspended silk panels, a three-dimensional work and some drawings - Maramotti Collection, via Fratelli Cervi 66 - Info: Collezione Maramotti phone 0039.0522.382484; e-mail:

Until February 19
Mirages - personal exhibition of the American artist Jenna Gribbon (Knoxville, 1978), who presents ten paintings specifically made for Maramotti Collection's Pattern Room - Maramotti Collection, via Fratelli Cervi 66 - Info: Maramotti Collection phone 0039.0522.382484; e-mail:

Until February 26
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:

Until March 12
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:

March 19 - July 30
Burning Green - Andriu Deplazes, young Swiss Marseille-based artist, presents his first personal exhibition in Italy in Maramotti Collection's Pattern Room - Maramotti Collection, via Fratelli Cervi 66 - Info: Maramotti Collection phone 0039.0522.382484; e-mail:

April 15-23
Rigenera - Architecture Festival; meetings, conferences, walks, workshops, shows - in various places - Info: Ordine degli Architetti phone 0039.0522.454744; e-mail:;

April 28 - June 11
European Photography 2023 - exhibitions, installations, conferences, meetings, workshops, showings and performances - in various locations; the theme is: “Europe Matters. Visions of a restless identity” - Info: Fondazione Palazzo Magnani phone 0039.0522.444446; e-mail:

May 12-14
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.); Fondazione Palazzo Magnani phone 0039.0522.444446; Internazionale Kids e-mail:

May 26-28
Reggionarra - narrations that turn Reggio Emilia into the Town of Stories; meetings, performances, musical events, workshops and narrations for childhood - in the town centres - Info: Organizing secretary's office e-mail:

May 31
Giorgia-Blu Live - Giorgia in concert - Teatro Municipale Valli, piazza Martiri del 7 luglio - 9.00 p.m. - Info: Arci Spettacoli phone 0039.0522.392137; e-mail:

June 5-17
Quartet House - artistic residency program 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 9-10
Zucchero “Sugar” Fornaciari-"Devil in R.E." - Zucchero in concert - RCF Arena, via dell’Aeronautica - 9.00 p.m.; tickets: TicketOne - Info:

June 23
One More Fest: Machine Gun Kelly & Blanco - Blanco in concert - RCF Arena, via dell’Aeronautica - 9.00 p.m.; tickets: TicketOne - Info:

July 22
Love on Tour 2023-Harry Styles in concert - Zucchero in concert - Harry Styles + Wet Leg in concert - RCF Arena, via dell’Aeronautica - 9.00 p.m.; tickets: TicketOne - Info:

September 1-3
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 - in the town centre - Info: Municipality phone 0039.0522.456316

September 7-10
Dinamico Festival - Contemporary Circus, Music and Theatre; concerts, workshops, vintage games -  Parco del Popolo (Public Gardens), viale Leopoldo Nobili - Info and reservations: Dinamico Festival e-mail:

September 9
Pinguini Tattici Nucleari. Stadi 2023 - Pinguini Tattici Nucleari in concert - 9.00 p.m. - RCF Arena, via dell’Aeronautica - tickets: TicketOne. Info:

September 17
Air show - Aero Club Italia celebrates the anniversary of the 100 years of the foundation of the Military Air Force - Campovolo, via dell'Aeronautica - Info: Aero Club d'Italia phone 0039.06.36084601-36084613; e-mail:

Aperto Festival - concerts, operas, performances, films, choreography and installations - Teatro Municipale Valli, piazza Martiri del 7 luglio; Teatro Ariosto, corso Cairoli 1; Teatro Cavallerizza, viale Allegri 8/a - Info: Fondazione I Teatri phone 0039.0522.458811

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 10
"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 5, 12, 19, 26
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 15-16
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 23-24
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 22-23
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 Lorano - 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:



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 "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:

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

First Saturday of July
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 18-19
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

Fourth weekend of July
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:

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



May 16
Tour of Italy. 10th stage Scandiano-Viareggio
190 km overall between Emilia and Toscana, 2,440-metre difference in altitude; start from Scandiano to Viano, then Cigarello di Carpineti, Felina, Gatta and Villa Minozzo; past Villa Minozzo, the cyclists will climb up to Val d’Asta to the quick finish of Civago, then to the Dolo torrent and the Modena territory; the passage in the province of Lucca will take place by climbing the final part of the Passo delle Radici, from Piandelagotti.

May 26-28
Festival Love - meetings, presentations of books, interviews, lectio magistralis, events, concerts, circus performances, dedicated to the theme of "love" and inspired by Matteo Maria Boiardo's epic poem "L'Orlando Innamorato" - in the town centre - Info: Municipality phone 0039.0522.764258.


Quattro Castella

May 26-28
Matildic Parade-Quattro Castella performs History; historic parade in vintage dresses, performances, games, markets - in the town centre and at the Bianello Castle, via Bianello; May 28: 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



Third weekend of September
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



Third and fourth weekend of September
Pumpkin Festival - gastronomic event dedicated to the pumpkin; tasting of gastronomic pumpkin-based specialities in the local restaurants and possibility of dinner (September 16, 23 at 8.00 p.m.) and lunch (September 17, 24 at 12.30 p.m.) in the Parco Salici, via IV Novembre; September 24 - 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

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