Events scheduled for the month of July in Garfagnana and the Serchio Valley

Events scheduled for the month of July in Garfagnana and the Serchio Valley

Town festivals, musical events and food & wine itineraries: summer comes to life in the picturesque towns of Garfagnana and the Serchio Valley. Here are some of the events scheduled for the month of July:


Wednesday 4 -11 - 18 - 25 July

Mercato sotto le stelleBarga (Via del Giardino - Via Canipaia - Piazza Pascoli - Piazzale Matteotti)

A true nighttime fair more than an itinerant market, with lots of stalls offering artisan products and not only.

From 8 pm to midnight


From Friday 6 to Sunday 8 July

Town Festival Castelvecchio Pascoli (former elementary school building)

Dinner, music and dancing under the stars. From 7 pm onwards.


From Friday July 6 to Sunday July 29

Festival della Birra – Borgo a Mozzano (sports field)

The exciting summer festival is about to begin! Over 10,000 m2 of space divided into four large areas, entertainment, shows, concerts, dancing, stalls, open-air markets, food, amusement park and – above all – beer!


Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 July

Le contee del farro - Sant'Anastasio (Piazza al Serchio)

Food tasting itinerary through the typical barnyards of the town, dedicated to Garfagnana spelt PGI (Protected Geographical Indication). Along the itinerary, representations of ancient trades with the collaboration of Gruppo Antichi Mestieri Nascosti.


From Thursday 12 to Wednesday 25 July

Festa delle Piazzette – Barga Vecchia

In the little piazzas and through the streets of Barga’s historic center, fourteen non-stop days of food & wine, music, entertainment, art & cultural events for one of the most awaited appointments of the Valley.

Simultaneously, during the first days of the event, literary festival Tra le righe di Barga with the participation of famous Italian authors.


Saturday July 14

Color vibe - Garfagnana 2018 Rainbow editionPiazza al Serchio

Fourth edition of the most magical, motley colored, entertaining race in the world. With a ‘ready-set-go’, the Color Vibe takes off... in white to highlight the colors “shot” at the participants at every kilometer of the course at the Rainbow Points.


Sunday July 15

Motomerenda - A merenda dal contadino – Palleroso (Castelnuovo di Garfagnana) 

Historical reenactment of rural life and motorcycle meetup all in one. An unexpectedly harmonious contrast of two distant worlds that find common ground in Palleroso. 

Rendezvous in Piazza San Rocco at 2 pm


Saturday 21 and Wednesday 25 July

Palio di San Jacopo Gallicano (Piazza Vittorio Emanuele, Piazza del Popolo, Piazzale Caponnetto)

Parade of carnival floats and costumed performances. The three town districts vie to conquer the coveted “cencio”. From 9 pm. 


From Friday July 27 to Sunday August 5 

Sagra delle CriscioletteCascio (Molazzana) 

The event featuring crisciolette – focaccia made with wheat flour and filled with bacon or cheese – has reached its 49th edition and this year returns on July 27, 28, 29 and August 3, 4, 5 with food stalls, lots and lots of crisciolette and much more.