Food & Drink in Carloforte

Il Girotonno

Dedicated to the tuna catch of the mattanza, the island's main annual event features cooking competitions, tastings, seminars, concerts and various nautical-themed events. It's held over four days in late May/early …
Music in Sulcis

Narcao Blues Festival

One of Sardinia's top musical events, the Narcao Blues Festival is held in late August. It stages blues, funk, soul and gospel concerts, performed by a cast of top international performers.
Religious in Cabras

Festa di San Salvatore

To mark the Festa di San Salvatore on the first weekend in September, hundreds of young men participate in the Corsa degli Scalzi, a traditional barefoot dash between Cabras and San Salvatore. The run, which is spre…
Parade in Sassari

Cavalcata Sarda

One of Sardinia’s most high-profile festivals is held in Sassari on the second-last Sunday of May. Thousands of people converge on the city to participate in costumed processions, to sing and dance, and to watch fea…
Historical in Sassari

I Candelieri

A big summer festival, held every 14 August. Teams wearing medieval costume and representing various 16th-century guilds bear nine wooden columns (the ‘candlesticks’) through the town. The celebrations have their or…
Music & Film in Carloforte

Creuza de Mà

This three-day summer festival is dedicated to cinema music with concerts and screenings of films and documentaries. The dates vary from year to year, sometimes it's in September, other years in June or July. Check …