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Festivals and events in Sardinia 2022

Nothing compares to Sardinia when it comes to amazing landscapes and breath-taking sea view. But what about events, sport events and festivals?

Let’s look at the main Sardinian events for 2022 divided by month so it’s easier for you readers to choose which event to attend and when.

IMPORTANT: due to the current situation most of the events are being postponed or cancelled.

February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December |


  1. In 2022 this prominent equestrian event is going to take place in February in Oristano. More on this event on the dedicated page of our blog: Sa Sartiglia Starts: February 27 2022 Ends: March 01 2022
    Oristano Sardinia 09170



  1. Alghero is also popular for the rituals remembering the Crucifixion with a mix of Italian and Catalan traditions. Starts: April 5 2020 Ends: April 12 2020
    Alghero Sardinia 07041


  1. A colorful parade going through the streets of Cagliari and surrounded by beautifully dressed attendants. Starts: May 01 2020 Ends: May 04 2020
    Cagliari Sardinia 09010
  2. Festa di Sant’Antioco Martire The festival of Sant’Antioco (660th edition!) is one of the most important events of the island that embodies tradition, folklore, faith, food and entertainment. Sant’Antioco is the patron saint of Sardinia (dates to be confirmed). Starts: May 4 2020 Ends: May 6 2020
    Sant’Antioco (Carbonia-Iglesias province) Sardinia 09017
  3. Festa di San Simplicio 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 15 2020 Ends: May 15 2020
    Olbia (Olbia-Tempio) Sardinia 07026
  4. 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 24 2020 Ends: May 24 2020
    Sassari Sardinia 07100
  5. GiroTonno The GiroTonno (tuna festival) 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: May 30 2020 Ends: June 02 2020
    Carloforte (San Pietro island) Sardinia 09014


  1. The Italian round of the Rally WRC Sardinia will be held once again in Sardinia from 2 to 5 June 2022. Do not miss this opportunity to attend the Rally in this amazing island. Starts: June 2 2022 Ends: June 5 2022
    Alghero Sardinia 07041
  2. Feast of St Giovanni (Focs de Sant Joan) This event is held each year in Alghero on the St Giovanni beach; it is a feast that celebrates the beginning of the summer, the friendship and brotherhood with its famous fires (called Focs in Catalan). Friends (must be dressed in white) who want to seal their friendship are invited to the propitiatory Jump of the Fire (Salto del Fuoco) on the beach. Starts: June 23 2020 Ends: June 23 2020
    Alghero Sardinia 07041


  1. S’Ardia 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 (the event is cancelled for 2020); this horse ride remembers the battle of the “Milvian Bridge” between Constantine and Maxentius. Starts: July 06 2020 Ends: July 07 2020
    Sedilo (Oristano) Sardinia 09076


  1. Time in Jazz Berchidda (located in the province of Sassari) and the neighbouring villages are hosting the most important Jazz music event in Sardinia and one of the most important in Italy. This is the 32nd edition of this jazz music festival: a lot of special guests are attending coordinated by the founder Paolo Fresu. Starts: August 07 2019 Ends: August 16 2019
    Berchidda Sardinia 07022
  2. “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. NOTE: This event is cancelled for 2020 Starts: August 14 2020 Ends: August 14 2020
    Sassari Sardinia 07100
  3. 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 30 2020 Ends: August 30 2020
    Nuoro Sardinia 08100


  1. Sant Miquel Alghero (Festival of Saint Michael) 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 29 2019 Ends: September 29 2019
    Alghero Sardinia 07041




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