Bolzano

Events calendar

Cultural, musical and sports events in Bolzano and South Tyrol. Theater, music and museums.

Date Event
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday Weekly markets
Monday piazza Don Bosco. Tuesday via Asiago and via Piacenza. Thursday via Rovigo and piazza Matteotti. Saturday Piazza della Vittoria and adjoining streets.
2 February 2016 - 14 January 2018
Heavy Metal
Heavy Metal
How copper changed the world. The special exhibition in the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology traces the history of copper. On display are new archaeological finds from the Alpine region and important authentic artefacts from the surrounding area.
Every Saturday in May Bacchus Urbanus
2.30 pm. Guided walks to the vineyards which yield the local St. Magdalener and Lagrein wines with a visit to a wine cellar and a wine-tasting session.
14 May - 30 July VFI - Virgolo Future Institute - Can Altay
VFI – Virgolo Future Institute (Such Territorial Claims Transform Spatial Imagination Into Obscure Anticipations of Repartition) is the latest and final iteration of Can Altay's one-and-half year residency in Bolzano, a collaborative project by ar/ge kunst and Lungomare (October 2014 - July 2016).
Exhibition in the Gallery Museum.
Free entrance.
3 June Walzerplatz
For a few hours, the Bolzano's main square is transformed into a dance hall for all citizens and guests.
11 June
Vine
Night of the Wine Cellars
Wineries along the South Tyrolean Wine Route open their cellars to oenophiles. With a full supporting programme. A shuttle bus takes zou from cellar to cellar between 5pm and midnight.
24 June - 3 July
Music
Südtirol Jazz Festival Alto Adige
Jazz Festival in Bolzano, Brunico, Vipiteno and Bressanone. The stars of world jazz play in the streets, the squares, in medieval castles and in modern theatres. Ten days full of emotions in the heart of the Alps.
9 July
Suedtirol Dolomiti Superbike
Südtirol Dolomiti Superbike
One more UCI MTB Mountainbike Marathon in Alta Pusteria/Hochpustertal (Italy).
14 - 30 July
Bolzano Danza
Bolzano Summer Festival of Dance
A vibrant meeting place for the presentation and production of modern dance forms. Two weeks of beautiful performances with international dance companies and numerous stages for beginners and experts with important teachers and choreographs.
24 - 30 July Giro delle Dolomiti
A week sport and fun by bike through the world of the Dolomites with the bike.
28 July - 3 September
Bolzano Festival Bozen
Bolzano Festival Bozen
One of the most multifarious and interesting events of the summer's cultural landscape. Promising young talents are given the opportunity for encounters and exchanges with well established artists. A programme that stretches from baroque to contemporary music and also embraces the rich musical heritage of Eastern Europe and the Middle East.
10 August Goblets of stars
Night time wine tasting on the feast of St. Laurence, when Bolzano's wine producers set up stands beneath the arcades (Portici - Lauben) and subject their vinous achievements to the scrutiny of townspeople and holidaymakers. Bolzano is a true wine town, with vineyards reaching down the mountainsides into the heart of the historic centre. The event is taking place in the streets of Bolzano's old town.
Every Saturday in September Bacchus Urbanus
2.30 pm. Guided walks to the vineyards which yield the local St. Magdalener and Lagrein wines with a visit to a wine cellar and a wine-tasting session.
Every Thursday in October Bacchus Urbanus
2.30 pm. Guided walks to the vineyards which yield the local St. Magdalener and Lagrein wines with a visit to a wine cellar and a wine-tasting session.
25 November - 6 January
Christmas Market Bolzano
Christmas Market Bolzano
Bolzano and the traditional appointment of advent: the Christmas Market with all the typical atmosphere of the preparation of Christmas. The scents of the wine and the christmas pastry shop are stirred to the sounds of christmas music in an indeed only concert.
25 November - 6 January
Christmas Market Merano
Christmas Market Merano
Precious moments of privacy, solemn moments of meditation during the christmas concerts of breaths and choruses, in the churches or on the Walks along the Passirio river. Many ideas for the Christmas, from christmas decorations, to the slippers in cooked wool, the ceramics, the stoffe traditional, the statuette in wood, the toys and the typical pastry shop.
25 November - 6 January
Christmas Market Bressanone
Christmas Market Bressanone
One of the animated and rich moments of atmosphere of all the year. Numerous stands propose more typical and original products of the South Tyrol tradition: many christmas objects and ideas gift.
25 November - 6 January
Christmas Market Brunico
Christmas Market Brunico
The most characteristic handicraft products and confectionery specialties for all the tastes. The "pearl of the Val Pusteria" is the ideal in order to conciliate the fun on the tracks of skis with walks between the charming medieval houses of the Way Centers of Brunico.
25 November - 6 January
Christmas Market Vipiteno
Christmas Market Vipiteno.
In the historical center, coffer of artistic and cultural treasures of the Middle Ages, as well as one long mining tradition testified from one special extension. The imposing Tower of the Twelve, that surpasses the main public square, is the background.
16 December
Saslong
FIS Ski World Cup in Val Gardena: Super G Men
Start: 12.15 am.
Info: Saslong Classic Gardena - Gröden
17 December
Saslong
FIS Ski World Cup in Val Gardena: Downhill Men
Start: 12.15 am.
Info: Saslong Classic Gardena - Gröden
26 - 28 May
South Tyrol Gourmet Festival
South Tyrol Gourmet Festival
Here in the streets of the centre you can experience first hand the diversity and high quality of local products: traditional South Tyrolean gourmet specialities.