This is the main festival organised by the local government. The official celebrations take place August 24th, day of the procession and fireworks ; during the celebrations the Piazzetta of Marina Corta is animated by concerts and open-air markets. Particularly exciting is the procession of the Patron Saint which is carried on the shoulders of the islanders through the small streets of Lipari.
FolkmareLocation: LipariInternational Folk Festival
The suggestive celebration of the Madonna of Porto Salvo take place in Lipari every the second Sunday of July. The peculiarity of this event is the procession at sea during which the boats gather in front of the port of Sottomonastero waiting for the arrival of the statue of the Madonna. The procession is accompanied by the marching band of the island.
An international running competition managed by FIDAL ( Italian Federation of Athletics ) which will take place on the roads of the islands of Lipari, Salina and Vulcano. The five stages will have a length from 6.5 to 15 km and will wind among the most beautiful places in the archipelago, along the sea , surrounded by the beautiful Mediterranean maquis.