Barga summer events



Opera Barga
From 5 to 14 July International Opera Festival organised by Opera Barga.
The world première on stage of the oratorical
“The Fall of Jerusalem” by Giovanni Paolo Colonna. (Teatro dei Differenti, 13 July 2013 (première) and 14 July 2013 (replica))
Locations: Teatro dei Differenti and in the main squares of the historical centre of Barga

Opera Barga “Music in the boroughs”

6,7 and 9 July Saint Elisabeth Cloister Barga
10 July Fornaci di Barga Aia del Beniamino (ore 21,15)
Chamber music concerts with the Ensemble “Le Musiche” of Simone Bernardini. Music of Schubert, Mozart, Bach, Bacewicz, Shostakovic, Boccherini, Bhrams

Gymkhana Sport Event
2 July 9 pm Fornaci di Barga at the “Campetto Rosso”

Pegnana Food Festival
5, 6 and 7 July
Every evening local food, wine and dancing organised by the Pegnana Village Committee at Piano di Pegnana

“Città di Barga” Vespa Gathering
7 July at 8.00 am
Piazzale del Fosso
6th Interregional Vespa Gathering “Città di Barga” organised by the BargaVespa Club

Market under the stars
10/17/25/31 July
Every Wednesday evening in the Barga Giardino area the traditional market under the stars with many events to make it a special evening.
Barga Giardino

Barga Historical Centre Festival

11 July to 21 July
The annual Festival is held within the walls of the evocative antique castle of Barga. Every evening delicious food and entertaining live music will fill the main squares along with many art exhibitions and other surprising events.

Literary Festival “Tra le righe di Barga”

11/12/13/14 July. In the entrance hall of Pancrazi Palace in Barga Vecchia, literary meetings held in the evening with the best authors of Italian literature. Organised by Prospettiva Editrice – Libreria Poli.

Castelvecchio Village Festival
12/13/14 July. Village Festival in the name of the Poet Giovanni Pascoli.
Every evening gastronomic specialities prepared by the volunteers of the local Blood Donator and Misericordia Associations. Music and dancing guaranteed.
Castelvecchio Pascoli Sport Facility Grounds. From 7 pm..

Fish and Chips Festival

19/20/21 July and from 26 July to 16 August
The longest and most original Barga Festival dedicated to the traditional British dish and to the strong emigration link with Scotland. The Barga-Scotland connection has been celebrated in this way for years. Food, music and dancing guaranteed every evening.
Barga – Football Stadium “J. Moscardini”

Shooting Stars

21 July – Piazza della Stazione (station square) – Mologno
Charity and Variety show organised by the village Committee

Solemn Celebrations for the Patron Saint of Barga
24 – 25 July
Solemn celebrations in honour of the Patron Saint of Barga, Saint Christopher. In the evening of 24 July from 9 pm the traditional procession in costume through the candle lit streets of Barga.

Kraczyna 40 years in Barga

24 July
Barga (Galleria Comunale, Museo Stanze della Memoria, Palazzo Pancrazi)
Inauguration of a triple exhibition by the international artisti Swietla Kraczyna. A retrospective collection of 200 works of art of the past 40 years as an artist in Barga.

Fornaci in…canto
25, 26 and 27 July. In Fornaci di Barga the annual National Singing Competition for emergent voices. Special guest at the finals, the Vice Champion of Xfactor Italia 2012 Morgan ICS.
Piazza IV Novembre – 9 pm.

The Wheat Threshing Festival

28 July – The unique Wheat Threshing Festival at San Pietro in Campo with antique methods and machinery that represent the rural peasant farmer traditions. At 10 am the parade of Vintage agricultural tractors through the main streets of Barga. At 3 pm the Wheat Threshing event at San Pietro in Campo.
Organised by San Pietro in Campo Village Committee.

Waiting for San Rocco
From 31 July to 11 August
Music, gastronomy, market stalls, fashion parades, sport exhibitions, theatre.
Piazza Matteotti – Via Mordini – Piazza San Rocco – Via Pascoli – Largo Roma

Saint Frances of Assisi Procession
2 August at 9 pm
Solemn procession from the splendid monumental church with the Della Robbia works of art to the ancient castle walls.
Saint Frances Parish Church – Via dei Frati

White Night

9 August
The whole night in the Barga Giardino area with lots of fun and games, art, music, gastronomy and many other surprises.

Fish and Chips Festival

Until 16 August
Barga – Football Stadium “J. Moscardini”

August in Fornaci
27-28 July and 3-4 August.
2 weekends dedicated to shopping, music, art and entertainment in the Natural Commercial Centre in Fornaci di Barga Via della Repubblica and Piazza IV Novembre.
From 6 pm organised by CIPAF Fornaci and CCN

Vintage Cars
4 August
5th Vintage car and motorbike gathering “Wandering around Barga”.
At 10 am Piazzale del Fosso – Barga

Market under the stars
7 August – In the Barga Giardino area the traditional market under the stars and many delightful proposals for a special evening.
Barga – Giardino Area

Tribute to Pascoli
10 August
Music and poetry in the garden of the Giovanni Pascoli Museum at Caprona. Concert and poetry recital by famous actor, Sergio Rubini and Q5 Tango Ensemble.
Casa Pascoli Garden – Castelvecchio

Santa Maria and San Rocco Festival
15-16 August
To celebrate Santa Maria Assunta and San Rocco the traditional fair in the Barga Giardino area. 2 evenings of dancing and live music in Piazza Largo Roma.

Pork Festival
17-18 August and 24-25 August
The traditional festival based on pork meat and other specialties organised by the San Pietro in Campo Committee. Music, dancing and games every evening.
Sport Facility Grounds Circolo CSAIN – San Pietro in Campo

BargaJazz Festival

17 – 31 August. The 26th edition of the important Barga Jazz Festival with the international competition of musical arrangements and compositions dedicated to Pietro Tonolo (23-24 August) and many other initiatives.
Every evening: Historical Centre – Teatro dei Differenti – Piazza Angelio – Villa Moorings

18 August – The traditional appointment with “BargaINJazz” with music in the streets and squares of the historical centre played by street bands and local groups. At 10.30 pm Concert with Note Noire.
Barga Historical Centre – From 5 pm

Jazz for dinner
From 25 to 27 August – Dinner accompanied by Jazz in collaboration with the restaurants in the historical centre

Barga out Jazz – Enojazz night
31 August – concerts and wine tasting in the squares of the historical centre in collaboration with local wine producers.
Barga Historical Centre – 9 pm

San Regolo
1 September – Traditional Patron Saint Festival in Catagnana. Holy Mass in the morning and in the evening dinner in the square.

Polenta and Fowl Festival
30 August -1 september / 6 to 8 September
The last summer festival held in Barga. At Filecchio the traditional polenta
“formenton otto file” made locally.
Every evening music and dancing
Organised by the Village Committee. Sport Facility Grounds in Filecchio

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