Gran Festa da d’Istà

End-of-summer feast in Val di Fassa. Four days with typical dishes, folk music and Ladin traditions in Canazei

The folk parade of the groups, representing all the Alpine communities united by the Ladin language, is another unmissable event taking place on the last day of the "Gran Festa da d’Istà", a festival which celebrates, with colours and musics, the end of the Fassa summer season. Four days (from 5th to 8th September) of Ladin traditions and culture, revived in the typical cuisine, events, musical performances and opportunities to learn more about them. Every day at the large tent in Strèda de Parèda in Canazei.

On 8th September, a bus-shuttle service with departure from the car parks nearby the ropeways of Ciampac (Alba di Canazei) and Col Rodella (Campitello di Fassa) is available.

Always in conjunction with the parade of Sunday, the main streets of the village and some secondary streets will be closed to traffic from 2.20 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. During this time lapse the transit through Canazei, from and to the passes Sella, Pordoi and Fedaia will be forbidden.

Gran Festa da d’Istà 2019 - programme:

  • Thursday, 5th September
    7.00 p.m. - Opening of the feast by the big tent in Strèda de Parèda with typical dinner
    8.00 p.m. - Music entertainment
    8.30 p.m. - Beer keg pricking in the square Piaz G. Marconi and parade to the big tent
    12.00 a.m. - Closing of the feast
  • Friday, 6th September
    7.00 p.m. - Opening of the feast by the big tent in Strèda de Parèda
    8.30 p.m. - Music entertainment
    1.00 a.m. - Closing of the feast
  • Saturday, 7th September
    11.00 a.m. - Opening of the feast by the big tent in Strèda de Parèda
    11.00 a.m. - Aperitif with a music band
    12.00 p.m. - Opening of the kitchen
    7.00 p.m. - The party goes on with a music band
    9.00 p.m. - Music entertainment
    1.00 a.m. - Closing of the feast
  • Sunday, 8th September
    10.00 a.m. - Holy Mass in the courtyard of the big tent
    11.00 a.m. - Opening of the tent with typical lunch
    11.00 a.m. - Aperitif with a music band
    2.30 p.m. - Parade along Strèda Roma
    3.40 p.m. - Folk groups’ exhibition
    4.00 p.m. - Music entertainment with a band
    7.00 p.m. - Music entertainment with a band
    11.00 p.m. - End of the Gran Festa da d’Istà


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