TOP 8 Sardinia Most Popular Events

18 Aug 2018 @bluAlghero-Sardinia

TOP SARDINIA EVENTS

Find the best things to do and the most special popular events scheduled in Sardinia 








Sardinia is often associated with summer holidays. While a beach holiday can of course be fantastic, and areas such as  Costa Smeralda,  Stintino,  Alghero tend to be very crowded in the summer months. In winter time, Sardinia is visited  way less by tourists and has an entirely different kind of charm.

 

From May until October lasts the summer season with its beautiful beaches. Autumn as well is a great time for visiting Sardinia. The rough of the sea, the edgy wind, the forests with carpets of leaves paint a charming and romantic landscape and by the way don’t forget, you are in Sardinia, the sun will be always shining during the coldest days either.



Bosa - north west Sardinia

 

Every season is an amazing journey in Sardinia and you definetely make the most of it by the greatest events, summer festivals and food feasts all year round





 

Calendar of the best popular Sardinia events

including free things to do & activities

 

Sardegna San'tEfisio Cagliari

 

Sardinia is more than sun and beach – it’s also fun & traditions! Find a party, food festival, folk mucic or other event that brings out the creative energies that make Sardinia a great place to be in love with!

 




 

CALENDAR EVENTS

 


MARCH


 

SARTIGLIA – THE ORISTANO HORSE RACING CARNIVAL

 


SARTIGLIA OF ORISTANO |  3 – 5 MARCH 2019


WHEN:  each year every last sunday and tuesday of Carnival

WHEREOristano 

THE EVENT:   Sartiglia is the race to the star that is held in Oristano, where carnival and Sartiglia are practically synonymous. It is one of the oldest equestrian events that still take place for more than 500 years. It’s one of the most spectacular and choreographic forms of Carnival in Sardinia. It echoes rites of agrarian regeneration.


frecciaSartiglia Calendar Event 3 – 5 March 2019

 


APRIL


 

 

SETMANA SANTA IN ALGHERO – Holy week & Easter Celebration

 


THE HOLY WEEK IN ALGHERO | 14 – 21 APRIL 2019


WHEN:  the Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday and ends with Easter Sunday

WHEREthe most spectacular celebrations are held in Sassari, Cagliari, Alghero, Iglesias and Castelsardo (perhaps the most striking)

THE EVENT:   the rites of Holy Week are the religious events organized in different places of Sardinia.  Beside the most popular are also worthy  the rites and processions that take place in other small Sardinia villages like Oristano, Villacidro, Bosa,  Cuglieri, Mamoiada, Oliena, Orosei,  Desulo, Sarule, Santulussurgiu, Aidomaggiore, Domusnovas, Sorso and Aggius


freccia Setmana Santa in Alghero 14 – 21 April 2019

 


 

MAY


 

LA CAVALCATA SARDA – the great festival of beauty

 


LA CAVALCATA SARDA (THE SARDINIAN RIDE) | 19th MAY 2019


WHEN:  usually the penultimate Sunday of May. This year will be on the 19th May

WHERE: SASSARI  

THE EVENT:  the Sardinian Cavalcade is an ancient cultural festival that takes place in Sassari. It’s an amazing parade of groups from all over Sardinia. People walk troughout the city by foot, horseback or traccas (the characteristic floats decorated with flowers).  The participants wear the Sardinian costume original from each village often enriched by well-finished embroidery and filigree jewelery. The event continues with horses and riders performing acrobatic figures. In the evening in Piazza d’Italia traditional Sardinian songs and dances, on the notes of launeddas.


freccia  See the entire program of La Cavalcata Sarda 2019

 

 

 


JULY


 

S’ARDIA OF SEDILO – the reckless horse race

 


S’ARDIA OF SEDILO | 6 JULY- 7 JULY 2019


WHEN:  on the evening of 6th July and repeats on the morning of 7th July 

WHERE: Sedilo (Oristano)  

THE EVENT:  S’Ardia is a wild ride made in honor of San Costantino.  It’s led by the first horse-man, called the first pandela, followed by two other riders and from three companions. Every year about 100 riders participate in the event. Wild, intense and exciting!


 

freccia  See the full calendar of S’Ardia 2019

 

 

 

 


AUGUST


 


 

LA FARADDA DEI CANDELIERI  festha manna of Sassari

 


LA DISCESA DEI CANDELIERI (THE DESCENT OF CANDELIERI)|  14th AUGUST 2019


WHEN:  14th August

WHERESASSARI

THE EVENT:  the descent of the Candelieri (la faradda de li candareri) is the festha manna of Sassari. Very old origins for this celebration dating back to the thirteenth century and elected by UNESCO heritage of humanity. The Candelieri procession is a ritual that involves an entire island. A procession attended by the bearers of the huge candles (I candelieri), the Gremi and the gremianti, Sardinian groups in traditional costume, music, dances, food and local products. Unmissable!


 

freccia  The full schedule program of  La Discesa dei Candelieri 2019

 

 


 


 


 

FERRAGOSTOBest Mid-Summer Parties of Sardinia

 


WHEN: 14th -15th AUGUST

WHERE: all over Sardinia

THE EVENT:  the traditional Ferragosto – especially in Sardinia – is the much awaited event by all Italians. It’s the day when the summer is celebrated with friends and family. People will spend the day out on boat, having lunch with friends and parties at the beach. In many locations, there is music, singing and dancing throughout the night. The show with fireworks in many beautiful Sardinia towns it can’t be missed!

 

freccia  See where are the best parties to spend Ferragosto in Sardinia

 


 


 

LA FESTA DEL REDENTORE – the greatest Sardinia festival

 


FESTA DEL REDENTORE (FEAST OF THE REDEEMER) |  25th AUGUST 2019


WHEN:  last Sunday of August. This year will be on August 25th

WHERE:  Nuoro –  between the city and the mountain – Monte Ortobene

THE EVENT:  the Feast of the Redeemer is the more authentic and rooted festival in the culture of central Sardinia. Every year always sees a huge participation from all over the island and the ever-increasing presence of Italian and foreign tourists. This late summer appointment is for many a unique opportunity to admire the variety and richness of traditional Sardinian costumes and traditional music and food.


 

freccia  See the entire event calendar of La Festa del redentore 2019

 

 

 

 


SEPTEMBER


 

AUTUMN IN BARBAGIA discover the heart of Sardinia

 


AUTUMN IN BARBAGIA (AUTUNNO IN BARBAGIA)


WHEN:  every week-end from September to December  

WHERE: Orune, Bitti, Orgosolo, Lula, Mamoiada and other 30 mountain villages  

THE EVENT:  an amazing winery and food tour amongst more than 30 small towns located in the interior of Sardinia.  The Barbagia region is the most authentic part of Sardinia – the land of centenarians – where you can discover the ancient arts and crafts, the local products and be overwhelmed by the true hospitality!


 

freccia  See the full calendar of Autumn in Barbagia 2019

 


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SPORT EVENTS




WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP 

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ALGHERO – SARDINIA: north west & east coast

13th – 16th  June 2019

Rugged and sun-baked gravel tracks offer gruelling conditions amid stunning scenery on the Mediterranean holiday island. Rally base and service park are in the west coast town of Alghero with special stages in the north of the island and Olbia in the opposite coast

The Italian round of the World Rally Championship (WRC)

See the full schedule

SURF FESTIVAL

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CAPO MANNU (ORISTANO)

October 2019 

A cultural event with the aim of enhancing the combination of surfing and discovering Sardinia, through a two-day event with parties and entertainment, called “Capo Mannu Surf Festival”. A mix of surfing activities, culture and local food, to gather both experienced surfers and enthusiasts.

WHERE TO SURF IN SARDINIA: THE BEST SURF-SPOT


 


GIRO D’ITALIA 100° EDITION

Giro d'Italia partenza da Alghero  Giro d'Italia Sardegna

SARDINIA: ALGHERO – OLBIA – TORTOLI – CAGLIARI

5th – 7th  May 2017

The 2017 Giro dItalia will start in Sardinia with three road stages. The race sets off from Alghero on Friday, May 5. second stage Olbia-Tortoli. Third stage Tortoli-Cagliari. See the full route


 



MUSIC EVENTS




INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

Musica sulle bocche

SANTA TERESA DI GALLURA

23th –  26th  AUGUST 

The extraordinary scenary of Santa Teresa Gallura will be the cornerstone to many international stars and young talents. Concerts held at sunset and dawn will make a magical atmosphere and unforgettable experience

See full program of the event