Sicily

Kite Festival, San Vito Lo Capo

Kite Festival, San Vito lo Capo

This international kite celebration brings in kite enthusiasts from all over the world, competing with a huge variety of kites, including flying pyrotechnic kites! It's all makes for a great family day out on the beach at San Vito lo Capo.

Mercato dei Formaggioi e Sagra della Ricotta

Mercato dei Formaggi e Sagra della Ricotta - Poggioreale (Trapani)

A huge feast celebrating Sicily's various cheeses including Ricotta. The best cheese producers in Sicily exhibit their produce and give cheese making demonstrations. Visitors are kept entertained by folk musicians and there is a great craft market to explore. Perfect for all cheese lovers!

La Fiesta di Santa Rosalia, Palermo

La Fiesta di Santa Rosalia, Palermo

A hugely popular 5 day fiesta in Palermo culminating in an big parade on the 14th and a procession of the relics of in their Patron Saint on the 15th. There's also a lot of partying and a spectacular pyrotechnic firework display on the beach.

Stragusto!

Stragusto! Trapani

A fabulous feast, Stragusto is an International Festival of Street Food celebrating the best of Italian, Sicilian and Tunisian food. The old town centre of Trapani is filled with enticing flavours and smells, as some of the best street chefs from around the world promote their great culinary traditions.  Great markets, good food, wine and music make for a popular gastro event.

Festival of San Salvatore, Cefalu

Festival of San Salvatore, Cefalu

In tribute to Cefalu's Patron Saint, the city holds various processions over several days, attracting huge crowds. It culminates on the 6th August when locals scramble along a greased pole to touch a statue of the Saint. 2018 dates to be confirmed.

Segra della Pasta cu l'Agghia e Sasizza Arrustuta, Buesto Palissolo

Sagra della Pasta cu l'Agghia e Sasizza Arrustuta, Buesto Palissolo (nr. Trapani)

A gastro event held in the 'Battle Square' - a day of feasting on pasta with garlic, almonds, tomatoes (Pesto Trapanese) and barbequed sausage. Local melon is also served, along with (of course) lots of good wine! The event includes a parade of majorettes with marching bands and culminates with a dance in the Square.

Sherbeth Festival, Cefalu

Sherbeth Festival, Cefalu

Sherbeth (from the Arabic for 'frozen drink') is an event celebrating the best of the best in artisan ice cream, alongside musical concerts and more. For the occasion, the historical centre of the Sicilian capital turns into the 'Village Ice Cream'! With more than 40 different experts showcasing their ice cream creations, you really will be spoilt for choice.