sardinia events and festivals 2017

Festivals and events in Sardinia 2017

Nothing compares to Sardinia when it comes to amazing landscapes and breath-taking sea view. But what about events and festivals? Is there any event worth mentioning?

Of course, there are many of them; let’s look at the main Sardinian events for 2017 divided by month so it’s easier for you readers to choose which event to attend and when.



February
This year this prominent equestrian event is going to take place at the end of February in Oristano. More on this event on the dedicated page of our blog: Sa Sartiglia Starts: February 26 2017 Ends: February 28 2017
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April
Alghero is also popular for the rituals remembering the Crucifixion with a mix of Italian and Catalan traditions. Starts: April 10 2017 Ends: April 17 2017
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May
A colorful parade going through the streets of Cagliari and surrounded by beautifully dressed attendants. Starts: May 01 2017 Ends: May 01 2017
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The 100th edition of the Giro d’Italia is to start from Alghero in Sardinia on May 5 2017. This sport event will involve all the major northern and eastern villages and cities of Sardinia including Alghero and Olbia. The tour will end in the capital city of Cagliari. Starts: May 05 2017 Ends: May 07 2017
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Festa di San Simplicio – date to be confirmed One of the most important events in Olbia, the “Festa di San Simplicio” represents an appointment deeply felt by the citizens of this town: this festival includes dress parades, poetry and songs in Sardinian language and local gastronomy. Not to be missed the fireworks show at night. Starts: May 13 2017 Ends: May 13 2017
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The Cavalcata Sarda is a parade held in Sassari and organized to celebrate the visit to the city of Sassari of King Umberto I. Starts: May 21 2017 Ends: May 21 2017
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June
The Italian round of the International Rally WRC will be held once again for the third year in a row in Sardinia from 9 to 11 June 2017. Do not miss this opportunity to attend the Rally in this amazing island. Starts: June 09 2017 Ends: June 11 2017
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GiroTonno The GiroTonno event is basically an international culinary competition held in the island of San Pietro in the southwest of Sardinia where gastronomes promote the local ancient tradition of the “tonnare” (tuna traps). Starts: June 22 2017 Ends: June 25 2017
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July
S’Ardia – dates to be confirmed A wild horse ride made in honour of Saint Constantine (with 100 knights), which takes place every year on July 6 and is repeated on the morning of July 7; this horse ride remembers the battle of the “Milvian Bridge” between Constantine and Maxentius. Starts: July 06 2017 Ends: July 07 2017
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Tony Hadley The leader and the unforgettable singer of Spandau Ballet makes his comeback in one of the most long awaited concert of the summer season in Sardinia. Starts: July 26 2017 Ends: July 26 2017
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August
Time in Jazz Berchidda(located in the province of Sassari) and the neighbouring villages are hosting the most important Jazz event in Sardinia and one of the most important in Italy. This is the 30th edition of the festival: a lot of special guests are attending (Andy Sheppard, Chicago Art Ensemble, Markus Stockhausen and more) coordinated by the founder Paolo Fresu. Starts: August 08 2017 Ends: August 16 2017
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“Candelieri” means Candle bearers: in this parade locals carry large candles representing the different Sassari districts they belong to. This is a huge and popular event held in Sassari which we covered earlier in the Descent of the Candelieri blog post. Starts: August 14 2017 Ends: August 14 2017
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Sagra del Redentore “Il Redentore” is a traditional festival (with religious and folklore events) held in Nuoro during the last Sunday in August. Not to be missed the parades of masks and costumes typical of Sardinia. Starts: August 27 2017 Ends: August 27 2017
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September
Sant Miquel Alghero (Festival of Saint Michael) – dates to be confirmed The feast of “Sant Miquel” is celebrated each year during the last weekend of September with a 12-day festival in honour of St. Michael the patron saint of the city. This celebration used to mark the culmination of the summer season in Alghero; as of today it has become more a must see for visitors with its games, music and many events. Starts: September 21 2017 Ends: October 02 2017
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