Cherry and rose festival in Giarre

Cherry and rose festival in Giarre

 16 Jun 2024

 Macchia di Giarre - Giarre (CT)

 +39 349 308 5768

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The Cherry and Rose Festival in Macchia di Giarre is an important culinary and folkloristic event that attracts numerous visitors every year.
The festival originates from an ancient peasant festival that was held in ancient times on the occasion of the collection of cherries. A characteristic of this event is the fact that folk groups from different locations in Sicily perform.
On the occasion of this gastronomic event, numerous stands are set up where you can taste typical products of the Etna area and in particular the cherry and numerous products made with it: jams, preserves, sweets, liqueurs, ... Numerous stands are also set up with typical local handicraft products and folkloristic, musical and entertainment shows are organised.

Dates and Scheduling

15 Jun 2024

18:00 Opening of the cherry, rose, food and wine and local craft stands.

21:00 “VulKanica” sicilian pop music.

16 Jun 2024

The stands will remain open for the whole day.

09:00 Arrival of the Sicilian carts in Piazza San Vito.

16:00 Raduno dei carretti siciliani in Piazza San Vito.

17:00 Parade through the streets of the historic center of Sicilian folk groups and carts.

19:00 Arrival of the Sicilian carts in Piazza San Vito with carousel.

20:00 Delivery of the Cherry and Rose of Etna Prize 2024 and the “Mariano Strano” Memorial 2024.

20:30 Performance of folk groups, closing the 32nd "Cherry and Rose Festival".
Fireworks show.

At the Mother Church of the Archpriest of Macchia: guided historical-artistic tour.

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