Sulmona’s Giostra Cavallaresca, he knight jousting tournament, is an historical Renaissance reenactment held every summer in the main piazza of Sulmona, in the neighbouring province of L’Aquila.
From August 27 to 31, Pescara, another important maritime town in the region Abruzzo, hosts the fifth edition of the artisanal beers festival called “Fermenti D’Abruzzo”.
Every year, Ortona hosts the so-called “Sagra degli Antichi Sapori”: a culinary festival dedicated to the traditional dishes of the town.
It is a national award for contemporary art dedicated to the famous painter Basilio Cascella, from Pescara.
From August 20 to 22, a big feast to celebrate one of the most iconic culinary products of Central Italy: “La Porchetta”.
In the beautiful fraction of Villa San Nicola of Ortona, this festival is dedicated to the historical reenactment of the old threshing tradition.
On May 2nd and 3rd, Ortona celebrates its Patron, Saint Apostle Thomas, with the Festa del Perdono (Forgiveness Celebration).
On January 20th, Ortona hosts one of the most distinctive events of the town: the so called “Vaporetto di San Sebastiano”.