Summer on Lake Garda is synonymous with great events and lots of fun. All the main tourist destinations organize traditional village events with spectacular fireworks displays that lighten up the night! Additionally, during the summer, every town and village on the lake offers adults and children many opportunities to have fun and relax by organising all sorts of entertainment: art exhibitions, culinary events, concerts, festivals, theatre performances and lots more.
At Boffenigo, local initiatives are very important to enjoy a memorable holiday. So, here are some tips for events held near our hotel, to make sure you enjoy Summer 2019.
Here is what is happening in August!
2 August - GARDALL'OPERA
Opera concert and toast under the stars, in Garda, Piazzetta S. Stefano, 20:45 h. Starring: mezzo-soprano Andreina Canteri, bass-baritone Paolo Canteri, accompanied on piano by Piero Salvaggio. In the event of bad weather, the concert will be held at the Conference Hall.
6 August - FESTIVAL OF THE CONTRADA ANTICHE MURA
A food and music festival in anticipation of 53th edition of the boat race “Palio delle Contrade”, which will be held on 15 August. Coro La Rocca concert, traditional Garda songs and music, Piazzetta della Libertà, 21:00 h.
15 August - PALIO DELLE CONTRADE BOAT RACE
Palio delle Contrade is traditionally held on the 15th of August to celebrate the Assumption of the Virgin Mary.
The nine neighbourhoods of Garda’s old town centre will be the protagonists of the Palio, with music, flag flyers and the race on board boats governed standing up, using the "gardesana” rowing technique. King Ottone and Queen Adelaide of Borgogna will parade through the crowds, accompanied by other personalities of the time, all dressed in costume. The race and the award ceremony will be followed by the traditional fireworks display.
16-17-18-19-20 August - FESTIVAL OF SAN BERNARDO
The Festival of San Bernardo will be held from 16 till 20 August 2019, in Garda, in the area around the church dedicated to the saint. Every evening the stand with food and drinks will offer the chance to try delicious traditional dishes. After dinner, celebrations continue with live music. The initiative is entirely organised by volunteers from the S. Bernado neighbourhood, in collaboration with the town’s local event office, sponsored by the Municipality of Garda.