Events and entertainment in Liguria

Having fun in Genoa

One of the main events in Liguria that attracts tourists and connoisseurs from all over the world, is the Boat Show which is held every year in October in Genoa in the pavilions of the Fair , with more than 1500 exhibitors and 2500 boats, from the smallest boat to large yachts. .

There are many events that the Fair hosts, among the many we remember Euroflora which has international value and takes place every five years, transforming the place into an immense lush forest.

The International Poetry Prize is held in the Doge's Palace , while in the Porto Antico the Festival of Mediterranean cultures is a multi-ethnic event like the Music Festival of the Mediterranean . Finally, there is the Science Festival which takes place from 2003 between October and November, with a series of events that have scientific research as the protagonist.

Having fun in Sanremo

The Italian Song Festival has been held in Sanremo since 1951. At first the event took place at the Casino , but since 1976 it has been held regularly at the Ariston Theater in via Matteotti. For a week, the streets around the theater are filled with onlookers trying to see the artists and get autographs. The festival is a national event, a customary phenomenon of Italian society that for a few days, through television, fills the homes of all Italians.

Also at the Ariston theater but, in November, since 1974 the Rassegna della Canzone d'Autore or the Tenco has been held , in memory of the deceased singer-songwriter: much less talked about than the other festival, perhaps it has a greater importance on a musical level.

At the end of January there is the Parade of Flowered Wagons and the International Festival of musical bands .

Having fun on the Riviera di Levante in Liguria

In Pieve Ligure in February, the Mimosa Festival takes place and in La Spezia , in March, craftsmanship is the protagonist during the San Giuseppe fair as well as in August, in Sarzana , during the La Soffitta nella Strada market .

In May, in Camogli , the fish festival takes place with anchovies and sardines cooked by the sea, while in Recco the Focaccia Festival takes place.

The Liguria Jazz Summer Festival is celebrated in the summer in the gulfs of Paradiso and Tigullio and in August the Festival of the Mind takes place in Sarzana .

Having fun on the Riviera di Ponente in Liguria

The International Majolica Festival takes place in Albisola between April and May, while in June, the Battle of Flowers is celebrated in Ventimiglia and in Finalborgo the Ligurian agri-food exhibition attracts the best companies in the region.

The Theater Festival is held in Borgio Verezzi at the end of August and the International Chamber Music Festival takes place in Cervo sul Sagrato dei Corallini . In September, in Porto Maurizi or the most beautiful sailing boats gather for the Regatta of the vintage sails .

Finally, there is the Miss Muretto beauty contest in Alassio .