Calendar 2024

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May 26-28

Potenza Folk Festival 2024

Three days of music and fun tanks to one of the most important Italian festival dedicated to popular and traditional music. The events are held in Piazza Mario Pagano in the Historic Centre of Potenza together with the “Cantina del Portatore” (Winery of the Bearers) and a huge amount of shows performed by Societies and Companies during the three daytimes.

Numerous artistic and cultural activities, shows, music performances, meetings, exhibitions, charity initiatives and tastings of typical products of Basilicata are held in the three daytimes in the Historic Centre.

Schedule of Potenza Folk Festival, edition 2024:

  • May 26th: Gli Amarimai / Terraross
  • May 27th: Accipiter / Bandakadabra / Meridional Freedom Flight
  • May 28th: Ex-Otago

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May 29

Historical Parata dei Turchi

The wait is over, it is the day of the traditional Parade. Departure at 19:00 from the stadium “Alfredo Viviani”, after the start the procession goes through Viale Marconi, Via Verdi, Viale Dante, Via Vaccaro, Corso Umberto I, Via Portasalza, Via Pretoria, Piazza Matteotti and stops in Largo Duomo. The arrival to the Cathedral is scheduled at 23:00.

The most important moments take place in Piazza Giacomo Matteotti where the Iàccara is burned around 22:30 and with the ceremony who closes the Parade at the Cathedral of San Gerardo with the blessing of Parade components and the rest of the City.

For all night long events and parties will be held in the Historical Centre, with music performances and tasting of typical products from Basilicata.

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May 30

Celebrations of San Gerardo

Day dedicated to religious celebrations of San Gerardo. It take place the Procession of the Patron Saint starting from the Cathedral at 17:00, the journey goes through main streets of Historic Centre and comes back to the Cathedral around 18:30.

Days of celebrations goes to the end with the latest cultural events and entertainment initiatives in the Historic Centre.

That’s it, long live San Gerardo!