Explore the best of our Abruzzo Event calendar this week and this month with our handy list of sagre, feste and events in Chieti, Pescara, Teramo and L’Aquila provinces. Click on any of the map’s pins to discover each fun-filled Abruzzo event that is local to you or deserving of a road trip!   Alternatively, on the desktop version, scroll through the event flyers on the right and click thru to discover the event’s full details.

Reviews and Year List

To read our reviews of events and regional-wide events click here and a list of the key sagre in Abruzzo.

Event Series Carapelle Calvisio (AQ) – Pumpkin Patch

Carapelle Calvisio (AQ) – Pumpkin Patch

Fattoria Valle Magica Località Ponte Amaro, Carapelle Calvisio, Aquila, Italy

Join Fattoria Valle Magica for their  latest fun farm activity... PUMPKIN PATCH! This American tradition has already become popular in other areas of Italy during the weeks leading up to Halloween and the farm has decided to bring the tradition to Abruzzo for everyone to enjoy. 

€5

Opi Sapori d’Autunno

Opi Via S. Giovanni, Opi, AQ

On the last weekend of October, Opi one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, a "stronghold" of the National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise will dress up in the colours and flavours of Autumn with its ancient festival.

Sagra della Castagna Roscetta, Canistro, Santa Croce

Sagra della Castagna Roscetta Via Santa Croce, 8, Canistro, Aquila, Italy

Who can resist the alluring smell of roasted chestnuts, especially when combined with fabulous local dishes and the discovery of an Italian village like Canistro Sante Croce (AQ)?

Halloween in Fattoria

Fattoria Valle Magica Località Ponte Amaro, Carapelle Calvisio, Aquila, Italy

If you are seeking a lavish Halloween experience on a heritage farm,  a visit to Fattoria Valle Magica could be just what you need to give the kids an activity-filled spooky day in Abruzzo

€15

L’aneme de le Morte

Serramonacesca Via Guglielmo Marconi 2, Serramonacesca, Pescara, Italy

Serramoncesca,  PE, L’Aneme de Le Morte begin their Celebrations on the 31st of October and run through to the 1st of November. the eve of ‘Il Giorno dei Morti’,  (Day of the Dead). 

Goat Cheese Aperitivo at Appignano’s Bar del Borgo

Bar Del Borgo Via del Carmine, 45/47, Appignano, Teramo, Italy

Join Maria Jose Moraza Gioia for an AGRIAPERITIVE at Appignano's Bar del Borgo to taste the much-loved goat cheeses of Fattoria Gioia

Event Series Scanno Traditional Dress Exhibit

Scanno Traditional Dress Exhibit

Maison des Arts Corso Umberto I, 83, Pescara, Pescara, Italy

The Pescarabruzzo Foundation is hosting an exhibition dedicated to the traditional women's dress of Scanno. This event will feature costumes, jewellery, photographs, tombolo (bobbin lace work), and other works of art.

Free

Arsita – Chestnuts and Foliage Seasonal Walk and Lunch

Bar-Ristorante Perino Contrada Carbonesca, 3, Arsita, TE, Italy

Abruzzo has many spectacular vistas, but this chestnut and autumn foliage walk from Arsita up to Fondo della Salsa is one of the best, for a breathtaking view of the Gran Sasso massif.

Event Series Book Swap Club

Casoli: Book Swap Club

Bar Colanzi Bar Colanzi Al Quadrante, Contrada Selva Piana, Casoli, Chieti, Italy

Join Vivienne on the last Thursday of each month in Casoli for an English language book swap over fantastic coffee and cake in Bar Colanzi!

Sunday Live in Abruzzo: ‘Roots’ Talking Books with Domenico Cornacchia

Life In Abruzzo Casetta Lucciola, Colledara, TE, Italy

Join us for an engaging online discussion delving into the heart of Abruzzo with acclaimed young author Domenico Cornacchia and a special guest, Ivana Sabatucci, a returnee from Hamilton Canada to Italy whose parents were from the area in northern Abruzzo

Free

Francavilla al Mare – Focaracci

Francavilla P.zza SS Angeli Custodi Francavilla al Mare, Francavilla al Mare, Chieti, Italy

Francavilla al Mare celebrates the 7th of December with the tradition of Focaracci as a vigil for Immaculate Conception Day.

Atri – La Notte dei Faugni

Atri Piazza Duomo, Atri, Teramo, Italy

An all night celebration held in Atri is  the La Notte dei Faugni.  This is an ancient, agricultural tradition, the "Fauni Ignis", the fires of Fauno, when its streets become "rivers of fire"

Collelongo: 𝑰 𝑭𝒂𝒗𝒐̀𝒓𝒆 𝒅𝒆𝒍𝒍❜𝑰𝒎𝒎𝒂𝒄𝒐𝒍𝒂𝒕𝒂

Collelongo Piazza della Chiesa, Collelongo, L'Aquila, Italy

Collelongo: 𝑰 𝑭𝒂𝒗𝒐̀𝒓𝒆 𝒅𝒆𝒍𝒍❜𝑰𝒎𝒎𝒂𝒄𝒐𝒍𝒂𝒕𝒂 is the town's fire rite celebration to welcome the arrival of Immaculate Conception Day on the 8th December with the burning of a 'blessed' bonfire as a vigil on the 7th December. 

Cansano – Santa Maria Cuncett Festa

Cansano Piazza xx settembreola, Cansano, AQ, Italy

On December 8th in #Cansano from 17:00 we will be waiting for you for the SANTA MARIA CUNCETT', our traditional great bonfire to celebrate the  Immaculate Conception! 🔥

Event Series Santa Chiara Wine & Food Festival

Santa Chiara Wine & Food Festival

Santa Chiara Market Piazza Santa Chiara, Vasto, Chieti, Italy

Get ready to indulge your senses at the Santa Chiara indoor market in Vasto! We're bringing back the Wine & Food Festival for an encore after the smashing success of last year's event. Prepare your taste buds for a culinary journey featuring exquisite wines and delectable delights from Vasto and its surrounding areas

Event Series Ndocciata di Agnone

Ndocciata di Agnone

Agnone Corso di Agnone, Agnone, Molise, Italy

Ndocciata di Agnone is  an event that takes place on 8 and 24 December, consisting of a parade of huge torches (handcrafted silver fir trunks filled with broom), along the course of the city that is lined with locals to create a river of fire!

English in the Christmas Woods

Il Borgo degli Gnomi Varano, Valle San Giovanni,, Teramo, Italy

Join English in the Woods at Il Borgo degli Gnomi in Teramo for a unique forest-style English language learning school during the Christmas school holidays

Event Series Vasto Craft Beer Festival

Vasto Craft Beer Festival

Santa Chiara Market Piazza Santa Chiara, Vasto, Chieti, Italy

Indulge your taste buds at the Craft Beer Festival in Vasto's Santa Chiara Market! Join us for workshops, tastings, and a flavorful beer trail. Cheers to a festive experience!

Free

Pettorano sul Gizio – La Serenata di Capodanno

Pettorano sul Gizio Piazza Zanelli, Pettorano sul Gizio, L'Aquila, Italy

Pettorano sul Gizio's New Year's Serenade  (La Serenata di Capodanno) is back after 2 years and worth joining for anyone who loves to sing-in the New Year!

Scanno: La Serenate delle Chezette

Scanno Via Don Bosco, Scanno, L'Aquila, Italy

La Serenate delle Chezette is busking Scanno style. Through a simple serenade, your reward is a meal and company in the deep dark winter. It takes place on the eve of Epiphany (5th Jan), villagers hang up a sock and sing this traditional folk song called the Chezette.

Collelongo: San’Antonio Abate Festa

Collelongo Piazza della Chiesa, Collelongo, L'Aquila, Italy

Don’t miss the chance to join the Marsican town of Collelongo’s traditional  & very unique communal celebration for the Egyptian hermit, San’Antonio Abate which dates back 4 centuries! 

Tossicia: Il Fuoco di Sant’Antonio

Tossicia Via Roma, Tossicia, Teramo, Italy

Tossicia 204 glorious fire and celebrations to celebrate San Antonio d'Abate. The construction of the fire is a marvel in itself!

Colledimezzo: San Biagio Feast Day

Colledimezzo Ex Scuole Elementari, Via Roma, Colledimezzo, Chieti, Italy

Join the people of Colledimezzo on Friday 3rd February to celebrate the traditional feast of San Biagio.  The day will include the blessing of the loaves (the typical colledimezzesi panettaille), the anointing/blessing of the throat, a tour of the traditional fair, music,  as well as mass and the procession of the saint and a bargain 3-course lunch for just €15.

Domenica al Museo – Free Entrance State Musuems

Museo Archeologico Nazionale - La Civitella Via Giuseppe Salvatore Pianell 1, Chieti, Chieti, Italy

Each first Sunday of the month, Abruzzo and Italian state museums and archaeological sites open their doors for free as part of ‘Domenica al Museo’. This is a fabulous, national wide initiative that allows you to explore and discover the history and treasures of Abruzzo without charge outside your transportation to the site.

Montorio al Vomano – La morte di Carnevale

Montorio a Vomano Piazza Orsini, Montorio al Vomano, TE, Italy

On Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, Montorio al Vomano (TE) holds ‘La Morte di Carnevale’ (Death of the Carnival). 

We will do our best to keep this calendar up to date, however in the case of last-minute cancellations due to adverse weather conditions, Covid outbreaks and so forth this may not always be possible.  In these cases, you should contact the event organiser for a refund as we are not responsible for the events on the calendar, only compiling them into an easy list.  As soon as we have news from an organiser when any event will be rescheduled we will update the calendar accordingly.

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