Cultural Events

Welcome to Ostuni, a town rich in culture and traditions. Visitors to our beautiful town can experience the local cultural events and create unforgettable memories. Here is a list of some of the exciting cultural events that take place in our area:

First up is La Cavalcata di Sant’Oronzo, a festival held in August each year in celebration of Sant’Oronzo, the patron saint of Ostuni. The festival features a stunning procession with beautifully decorated horses parading through the streets of the town, followed by an impressive fireworks display. During the festival, you can enjoy historical parades, with local residents dressed in traditional costumes.

Next is La Festa di San Vito, a cultural event held in early June, which features a parade from the church of San Vito to the town center, followed by festivities filled with food, music, and dancing. The festival commemorates the patron saint of Fasano, a nearby town located near Ostuni.

Jazz enthusiasts from around the globe converge in late July for Ostuni’s yearly Jazz festival, which features a line-up of international jazz musicians playing at various venues across the town.

For a vibrant carnival-like atmosphere, visit La Fiera di San Lorenzo, which is held yearly in August in the nearby town of Brindisi, just 24 kilometers from Ostuni. This colorful fair showcases local products, exhibitions, and a street market lined with artisanal products.

The Festival del Cinema di Ostuni, held every October, gathers filmmakers, producers, and enthusiasts from worldwide to the town to showcase the year’s best independent films. The festival screens both national and international films and shorts and hosts workshops and discussions.

In addition to these cultural events, there are plenty of other opportunities to immerse yourself in the region’s traditions and arts. Visit the Ostuni Theatre for cultural performances, concerts, and other live entertainment throughout the year. Explore the winding, narrow alleys and beautifully white-washed stone buildings of the Medieval Historical center. Get lost in the bustling atmosphere of local street markets, including farmers markets and artisan markets, where you can find unique crafts, antiques and delicious local cuisine.

Discover the rich cultural heritage of Ostuni by experiencing the variety of traditions and cultural events our area has to offer. Browse through our Cultural Events page to learn more about these festivals, markets, and other cultural activities, and immerse yourself in the unique charm of Ostuni.