Taking the stage... on mountains and in villages

Festivals and musical and artistic events in Trentino this summer

SUMMER 2023 – As well as music, Trentino will come alive with dance, theatre and artistic performances. An events calendar that goes beyond theatres and auditoriums, using surprising locations as a stage: courtyards of historic buildings, small-town alleys, and even meadows surrounded by the Dolomites, reachable only via stunning walks on mountain trails.

From I Suoni delle Dolomiti festival concerts on mountain pastures (a must-see summertime event in Trentino), to artistic performances at the Centrale Fies in the highly unusual venue of an early 20th-century hydroelectric power station. Then there are the benchmarks of the Trentino art scene such as Oriente Occidente, Mezzano Romantica and Lagorai d'Incanto.

Check out the main summertime events and festivals in Trentino, taking place from June - September.


Lagorai d’Incanto, 2nd June - 9th July 2023

A music festival on nature’s stage, where music intertwines with the sounds of the outdoors. The Lagorai and Cima d'Asta mountains in Valsugana provide the backdrop with their countless shades of green. One of the festivals that kicks off summer in Trentino is Lagorai d'Incanto, featuring top performers.


Mountain Beat, 15th - 18th June 2023

A festival that gets your heart pumping, with high-frequency gigs from famous artists, concerts in quirky settings, and relaxing, low-frequency performances in nature. We’re talking about Mountain Beat: High and low-frequency experiences, taking place this summer in Pinzolo, at the foot ofthe Brenta Dolomites.


Mezzano Romantica, 19th June - 29th July 2023

A packed events schedule featuring musicians, teachers and international students of the MAI Music Academy in New York. Opera, musicals, orchestral concerts and chamber music: a wide-ranging and varied musical programme in the romantic villages of Mezzano and Primiero.


Settenovecento, 21st - 25th June 2023

June in Rovereto and Vallagarina is filled with music from the Settenovecento festival, which revolves around the Festa della Musica on 21st June. Musical shows for families, chamber music performances in unusual venues, symphony concerts and bedtime performances: 4 days listening to the beat of music!


Ala Città di Velluto, 7th - 9th July 2023

The 26th edition of Ala Città di Velluto will take place among the courtyards, gardens, squares and historic buildings of the baroque historic centre. In this dream-like experience that transports you to a historical era, you’ll enjoy illusion, magic and musical shows; exhibitions; musical and theatrical performance art; characters in 18th-century costumes, and inns serving local food and wine.


Centrale di Fies, 30th June - 24th September 2023

In an early 20th-century hydroelectric power station, just a stone's throw from Lake Toblino, the latest trends in contemporary theatre and performance take the stage. From the end of June until September, Centrale Fies' summer programme presents the outcomes of an entire year’s worth of research into contemporary performance practices.


I Suoni delle Dolomiti, August - September 2023

A month of events in the Trentino mountains’ most picturesque landscapes, which audiences and musicians can reach on foot. Artists will perform in concerts featuring classical music, jazz, world music and folk songs. I Suoni delle Dolomiti is back again this summer in Trentino and is not to be missed.


Oriente Occidente Dance Festival, 2nd - 9th September 2023

One of the most popular international events for contemporary dance lovers, the Oriente Occidente festival in Rovereto will be focusing on the Mediterranean for its 2nd edition. Big names in the Italian and international contemporary dance scene, as well as budding performers, will present the social and climate emergencies of the geographical, political, and broader cultural area that is the Mediterranean sea.

Published on 22/06/2023