Festa della Trasfigurazione at Veternigo
Also called the Sagra del Capusso, or sagra of the cruel, this festival runs August 3-9. You’ll find a week of fun cover bands, such as the Coldplay cover band Goldrush, all playing popular music, as well as Italian classics. It’s sure to be a lot of fun, with loads of food options, beer on tap and plenty of gelato.
Festa del Pesce at Maerne di Martellago
This little town, reachable by train or car, will host Festa Del Pesce August 4-20, which is basically 17 great days of seafood. Taste all the amazing traditional Venetian recipes that have been handed down for generations, such as sarde in saor, sardines cooked slowly with onions, pine nuts, and raisins, or spaghetti in nero di seppia, a pasta dish blackened with squid ink. Eat, drink, and dance to live music.
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Sagra di San Lorenzo at Pescantina
This little town hidden away in Valpolicella wine country has a has a sagra with a truly traditional flair. Sagra di San Lorenzo features everything from live music to a photographic exhibition called Camera Project Expo 2.0 to a rally of antique tractors. Don’t miss tango night or the peach fair.
Sagra e Festa della Birra at Castelvero
Lovers of good beer, Sagra e Festa della Birra is the place for you! August 11-15, visitors can enjoy a wonderful selection of local beers and great food to go with them. The late-night entertainment is sure to be fun and dance-heavy.
Festa del Ciclamino at Fontanelle di Conco
In this little village on the plateau of Asiago, home to the eponymous cheese, as well as incredible pine forests and gorgeous mountains, you’ll find Festa del Ciclamino, August 12-15. This festival features a variety of music, exhibitions and performances. Take a helicopter ride on the last day of the festival, and don’t miss the delicious porchetta, a big hunk of pork baked with aromatics in a wood-fire oven and thinly sliced.
Festa del Pesce at Torri di Arcugnano
Just like at Maerne di Martellago, at Festa del Pesce at Torri di Arcugnano, you’ll find a veritable feast of Venetian seafood classics each night. From heaps of fried calamari and shrimp to creamy baccalà alla vicentina, you’ll be sure to walk away stuffed to bursting and very happy.