02 Apr 2021

Tourism: events 2021

Over 140 events

Over 140 events including music, circus, entertainment, magic, re-enactments, sport, art and culture. Pedini Amati: "San Marino will restart and we will be ready”

The rich 2021 events calendar has been presented today to the press and to the San Marino professionals.
Over 140 days of events within 45 festivals that from the summer will animate the Republic of San Marino, the historical centre and the 9 Municipalities of San Marino entertaining both locals and visitors.

Together with the Minister for Tourism Federico Pedini Amati, Nicoletta Corbelli, Director of the Tourism Board, described in detail the calendar of a year full of events: cultural initiatives, shows, music festivals, food & wine, sports and entertainment with the traditional closing of the Christmas of Wonders.

The events will play a major role in the restart of post-pandemic tourism and will return to liven up the old town centre of San Marino, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, starting from the next summer months until the early days of 2022.

Let’s start with the highlight of the month of June: Visionnaire-Performing Arts Experience "A riveder le stelle" (17-20 June), date zero of the national tour of the show dedicated to performing arts and great attractions, this year marked by 700 years from the birth of Dante Alighieri. Music, dance, physical theatre, illusionism and contemporary circus in the most beautiful locations of the old town centre.

In July, a great historical re-enactment event will return to animate San Marino (23-25 July) with settings, attractions, shows, parades and themed markets that will recreate the atmospheres of the fundamental stages of history and that have always attracted many visitors from different Italian regions.

Among the many events scheduled in August there are two important novelties: San Marino Magic Circus, with juggling shows and attractions from the circus world and San Marino Light Festival, an evocative festival of lights that will illuminate the historical centre, Mount Titano and the main monuments with a wonderful play of colors and lights.

The most popular initiatives of the San Marino summer have been confirmed: "COPERTINA"  (organized by the Ministry for Culture), several evenings dedicated to theatre, music, cinema and quality food in the picnic formula; SMIAF (July 30 - August 1), performing arts, cultural workshops and street artists; SAN MARINO COMICS, traditional Festival of Comics and POP culture.

In September, the events in the Republic of San Marino will range from entertainment to shows, from sports to food & wine: "San Marino Goodbye" dedicated to “liscio” music lovers and to the memory of Raoul Casadei, "San Marino Beer Fest", in the name of good beer, food and live music. September will be obviously the month of the MotoGP Grand Prix of San Marino and Riviera di Rimini and of the National Gathering of the Italian Alpini which will take place between Rimini and San Marino.

October will start with Rallylegend, now in its nineteenth edition, a competition with the most amazing rally cars in history, where yesterday's great champions and today's aces perform to the delight of the many fans who reach the Republic. The autumn season continues with a novelty: the Gran Gala dei Festival (14-16 October) competition for the best talents from festivals of different disciplines: cabaret, fashion shows, singing, music, dance, comedy.

The 2021 novelty, which will continue throughout 2022 will be the "Una voce per San Marino" Festival, a singing competition to select the representative of the Republic of San Marino at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022
At the end of the year and with the forthcoming holidays, there will be the dreamy show THE CHRISTMAS OF WONDERS, with traditional markets and unique scenarios thanks to an authentic magic of light and a timeless Christmas atmosphere.

Federico Pedini Amati (Minister for Tourism): “It will not be an easy year, unfortunately the pandemic forces us to keep some projects pending, but at the same time we are firmly convinced that tourism will restart and that events can help us. The programme will start in June, will last throughout the year and include at least one major event in each month. The goal is to offer a set of events for all weekends from mid-June to the end of October including almost all the evenings in July and August. As mentioned, it is a calendar with many appointments still to be confirmed due to Covid-19 but we wish to be able to carry out almost all of them. Simultaneously with the organization of the events, we will work on the creation of a security protocol”.


San Marino, 2 April 2021