Events in Bergamo and surroundings

Do not miss 2017 events in Bergamo and surroundings!

Do not miss 2017 events in Bergamo and surroundings!

Music, festivals, sport, culture, nature: prepare your stay according to your interest! Bergamo and its province are always full of enthusiasm, full of cultural and other initiatives: a full calendar is waiting for you! 


This is the month par excellence dedicated to the Bergamo Film Meeting, an international event that has now reached its 35th edition. From the 11th to the 19th, 8 days of great cinema with continuous projections in different places of the city. If you prefer music, you can watch the performances of the Bergamo Jazz Festival (March 19-26): since 1969, one of the most appreciated Italian festivals, with very famous guests. 


The musical thread continues in April, with the 54th edition of the famous international piano festival. Creativity and healthy competition are the ingredients of the Soap Box Rally, a spectacular obstacle ride with the soap box, cars made out of cardboard that speed along the Venetian walls.  Parravicini Trophy (April 9) is the historical race of alpine skiing, now in its 68th edition. Artists animate Costa di Mezzate, with their "magic in the hamlet". 


Gran fondo internazionale Felice Gimondi, May 7th, is a prestigious cross-country bicycle race organized by Gimondi, the champion from Bergamo, that is now in its 21st edition. 

The Bergamo Historic Gran Prix (May 28)takes you back in time thanks to the historical cars along the venetian walls, where the famous Nuvolari also raced.

From May 25th to June 22nd, the Spirito del Pianeta in Chiuduno will make you discover the indigenous population. The Summer Dance Festival (May 21 till June 24) is an event of contemporary dance. A festival where cinema and culinary art blend perfectly is the Food Film Festival, from June 13th to the 17th: a unique event in Italy.

June 17th is when Bergamo celebrates its most important composer, Gaetano Donizetti, with the Donizetti Night: an event that has a week full of initiatives, from afgernoon to night. Music, words, images all blend together in animating buildings, squares and monuments in Bergamo Alta.

To enjoy a natural, incredible and majestic spectacle, check the opening times (from June to October) of Serio Falls, in Valbondione: the highest in Italy, with a triple jump of 315 meters.

From June to September, BergamoEstate (Bergamo summer), a summer outdoors event, in the city center, upper city and neighborhoods. City parks are prepared to spend nights with good music, food and wine, dances, events, sports and special activities for the little ones, too.  


If you stop in Clusone, listen to a jazz concert: very famous and now in its 37th edition. The more athletic ones have the chance to challenge themselves with the Orobie Ultra Trail, a running competition in the mountains of Bergamo: only for the trained ones! On the shores of the Iseo Lake, in Sarnico, street artist scoming from all over the world exhibit in the Busker Festival (July 27-30). 


Night of lights illuminates your nights in the center of Bergamo, with shows and light spectacles. Maestri del Paesaggio from September 7th to September 24th, brings a breeze of green every year: Piazza Vecchia, furbished by the big of the landscape design, becomes a garden.

The excellence of the smallest D.O.C.G. in Italy is celebrated with the Moscato di Scanzo Festival: for real experts. 


During this month, you must go at least once to the BergamoScienza (Bergamo Science Fair), the prestigious international event that hosts Nobel prizes and organizes an intense calendar of labs, conferences and round tables.

The International Organ Festival: a month dedicated to Bergamo organs, played by international musicians.

To experience taste, the street food version of taste, the Mercatanti colors the center of Bergamo with their stands from all over Europe.

From the 5th to the 8th of October, Creattiva, the fair for lovers of craftsmanship and for who love to create objects: created in Bergamo, it has also been exported to other cities. 


From the 25th to the 27th of November, Gourmarte  hosts the best of Lombardy's food and wine: you'll be able to taste excellent products, made  by international chefs.

At the end of November and during the month of December, Maestro Donizetti returns, with the Donizetti Opera, the festival dedicated to him by his native city.

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