The enchanting shores of Lake Garda come alive with vibrant events and festivals during the summer. Whether you are an art lover, food and wine connoisseur or sport enthusiast, this stunning destination has something to offer everyone!
Enjoy captivating art exhibitions and mesmerizing fireworks displays that light up the night sky. In addition, explore the fascinating history and traditions of this beautiful region.
Music lovers come to Lake Garda year after year to attend concerts, festivals and performances in enchanting venues. The famous Teatro Alberti in Desenzano, for example, hosts a wide variety of events and is situated in the same spot where spectators enjoyed performances under the stars centuries ago.
Other music events take place in the lakeside towns of Padenghe sul Garda and Sirmione, where a unique combination of beauty and music is created. The “Garda Lake Music Festival” (Salo in musica) reaches its eleventh edition in 2023, enticing musicians from all over the world with concerts and master classes by acclaimed artists.
Jazz fans enjoy the events organised by the Garda Live Jazz Festival which brings together jazz, tourism and regional gastronomic specialities. Wine enthusiasts, on the other hand, can participate in the Bardolino Grape and Wine Festival or the rose wine festival (Palio del Chiaretto) which takes place in June in the town of Bardolino.
Visiting an exhibition is a great way to discover the cultural heritage of Lake Garda. Whether you’re interested in art, wine gastronomy, or traditions, there are many museums that will provide you with an experience to remember.
This area has always been a source of inspiration for many famous artists and historical figures who have found their inner peace on the shores of this lake that has been a destination for many poets and writers. The majesty of the landscape and the beauty of the lake have inspired painters and musicians who have left behind a rich artistic legacy.
It is unthinkable for an art lover to leave Lake Garda without visiting the Sorlini Museum of Art located inside a typical 17th-century Brescian palace. The impressive collection of 183 works includes masterpieces by the greatest Venetian painters such as Tiepolo and Canaletto along with pieces by masters from the Lombard school such as Pitocchetto, Savoldo, and Gianatonio Guardi.
Firework displays are one of the most anticipated events of the summer at Lake Garda. A dazzling show of a thousand colours reflecting on the water and creating an incredible atmosphere on the lake shores.
The region around Lake Garda is a European cultural area par excellence and hosts many important musical and theatrical festivals. A wide range of different cultural and gastronomic events is offered throughout the year.
In August, the village fairs and the firework shows mark the beginning of the most popular period for holidaymakers at Lake Garda. For a truly unique and privileged experience, book your Bertoldi Boats’ fireworks tour to enjoy the magic of this event from the water.
For sports fans, Lake Garda offers a range of events that will satisfy their needs. Athletes from all over the world come to compete here thanks to the area’s mild climate, clear water and stunning mountain scenery.
The annual marathon that runs from Limone to Torbole also includes a half marathon and the Lake Garda Kids Run for younger runners. This event is a must for all running enthusiasts who want to run alongside the lake and experience the breathtaking panoramas of Lake Garda from up close.
Sailing is a very popular sport here and there are sailing schools to help you get started. There are also a number of boat races throughout the summer between the various towns that compete to win the Bandiera del Lago (Flag of the Lake).
Golfing is a very popular sport in the region and you’ll find plenty of courses around Lake Garda, with greens that are suited to beginners, advanced players and professionals alike.events gardasee