Rome is home to many exciting events, fairs and festivals, which attract many local residents and draw millions of visitors from abroad every year.
The Summer Festival
Held from June to September along the banks of the Tiber River, the festival features a village-like setup of food stalls, live music, arts and crafts vendors, pop-up restaurants, etc. Admission is free, so don’t forget to get there early!
Held from September to November, the annual Romaeuropa Festival is a multi-disciplinary arts festival with the participation of famous artists from all over the world.
The Eurochocolate Festival is dedicated to chocolate, an old tradition in Perugia that takes place in October. It includes beer tents and delightful food, chocolate art, tastings, and entertainment.
Rome Independent Film Festival
As a first independent and international film festival held in Italy, the Rome Independent Film Festival merges a cultural program, where you can be artistically stimulated, have a fun evening and meet likeminded people in the open-air, Casa del Cinema of Rome.
The Roman Carnival is a good reason to visit Rome. It may start as early as February 3. Most events take place in Piazza del Popolo, including choreographed horse shows, races, street theatre, live music, costumed performers and dancers.
The Spring Festival
It takes place from April to June, with many theatrical, sporting and music events. It is a festival you shouldn’t miss. FotoGraphia: FotoGraphia is a festival of contemporary photography, with works displayed throughout Rome.
Piazza Navona Christmas Market
It takes place at Rome's Piazza Navona. Both locals and tourists are entertained by the festive holiday rides, live performers and nativity scene every year.
Great Autumn Market
Although summer is the height of the tourism season in the Eternal City, the autumn calendar may be just as jam-packed. The Great Autumn Market takes place at the Autodromo di Vallelunga.
It is a nighttime festival or celebration, with all types of exhibitions and concerts, taking place the 1st or 2nd Saturday of September every year.