These joyful celebrations give all the participants the opportunity to meet alongside the days of the concerts. Traditionally, starting on Thursday, the celebrations take place every day during the festival.
FESTA DI BENVENUTO (Plan de Corones, Thursday)
The welcome party takes place on the 23th of June at 11.30 on the top of Plan de Corones, at an altitude of 2,275 meters.
The choirs will reach the top of Plan de Corones. A stage is set up under the big 'Campana della Concordia' (the second biggest Italian bell after the bell of Rovereto) where each choir will sing a piece. At the end of the performances, the three-meter diameter bell will start moving and all the participants will be able to listen to its musical tolling.
FESTA TIROLESE (Villabassa, Friday)
The Tyrolean feast takes place on the 24th of June in Von Kurz square, Villabassa.
The feast starts at 17.00 and goes on till night; the square will be full of stands displaying typical food products and handicrafts from Val Pusteria. During the feast, there will be two 'Outdoor Shows' of popular music at 17.00 and 21.00 and the performances of Tyrolean folkloric groups followed by the 'Night of the Choirs' as from 23.30.
THE CHOIRS PARADE (San Candido, Saturday)
The choirs parade is the most spectacular event of the Festival: it takes place on the 25st of June in San Candido. All the participating choirs will parade in uniform along the streets of the town and will gather in Piazza del Magistrato, in the centre of San Candido, for the mayor's official greetings. The parade is followed by a choral performance all together.
FESTA DELL'ARRIVEDERCI (Sesto, Sunday)
The closing ceremony takes place on Sunday, June 26nd in Sesto, at 10.30 am.
During the closing ceremony, the choirs' conductors will come up on the stage before the Casa Sesto to be awarded the certificate of participation.