Autumn brings the best events to Trentino

From sport festival to music and dance galas. Discover all the events

Summer may officially be over in September but the season of festivals continues in grand style throughout autumn. Trentino pledges to entertain with great events even at the end of summer, starting with Festival of Classical Music and the Oriente-Occidente festival, an internationally acclaimed event dedicated to contemporary dance.

The world of sport, in particular, buzzes with anticipation. From the 11th to the 14th October, Trento will host the very first edition of Festival dello Sport featuring camps, workshops, talks & interviews with sport champions of past and present. Finally, if you are a fan of the big screen, Rovereto and Trento will stage two festivals with focus on archaeology, food and sustainability. Discover all the details in our article!

Ala, the city of music – Ala
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Ala, the city of music – Ala

30th June – 9th September 2018

Coming to its third edition, the Classical Music Festival sees artists from all over the world gathering around Ala’s squares, courtyards and baroque palaces, only a few kilometres from Lake Garda. On the programme: workshops, musicians’ talks and a fantastic array of concerts.

Festival Oriente Occidente - Rovereto
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Festival Oriente Occidente - Rovereto

31st August – 8th September

It was first presented in 1981, today it’s of the most acclaimed festivals of contemporary dance and dance-theatre in Europe, showcasing renowned international artists. This year’s leitmotiv is “The New Silk Route” as a meeting point between different cultures, united in their passion for dancing.

Mozartian Week – Rovereto
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Mozartian Week – Rovereto

20th -23rd September 2018

Four days to celebrate international classical music. Muse of this year festival is “the violin”. Stringing various towns together, the festival takes centre stage in Rovereto, which had the privilege of witnessing the child prodigy performing in S. Marco church in 1769.

Festival del cinema archeologico - Rovereto
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Festival del cinema archeologico - Rovereto

Cinema and archaeological research are at the heart of this festival that shines the spotlight on history, culture and world heritage conservation. Archaeology is unearthed from niche museums and presented on stage to a wider audience through films, talks and debating.

Festival dello Sport | © Festival dello Sport
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Festival dello Sport - Trento

11th - 14th October 2018

If you are passionate about sport, October is the perfect month to head to Trento. Organized by La Gazzetta dello Sport in collaboration with Trentino Marketing, the festival brings champions of past and present together to talk about the dream of all sportsmen and sportswomen: the making and breaking of records.

Festival Tutti nello stesso piatto | © Festival Tutti nello stesso piatto
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Tutti nello stesso piatto - Trento and Rovereto

Food, biodiversity, environment and sustainability. These are festival’s themes, stories from different cultures in Europe, Asia and South America told through the cinema platform. An opportunity to share practices and reflect on the meanings and implications of what we bring to our table.