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Ferragosto: the long mid-summer weekend in Rimini

overview on Rimini beach from the Grand Hotel

On the occasion of Ferragosto, the Italian summer bank holiday, Rimini and the Riviera continue to welcome their guests in safety and with the smile that distinguishes this land. Among the scheduled initiatives: music, from rock to opera, and again cinema, theatre performances, cultural events, exhibitions, museums, guided tours, but also entertainment for families and sports activities in many places in the city, including the historic centre and the beach, in a circuit of outdoor arenas. In Piazzale Fellini, music will enliven the Italian craft beer festival, without forgetting the fireworks over the sea. 

And after Ferragosto, the summer appointments continue with the opening of the new Fellini Museum (19 August), the Meeting for friendship among peoples (from 20 to 25 August) and among other September events not to be missed, for all fans the MotoGP appointment (17 - 19 September) and the Italian Bike Festival (10 - 12 September). The 71st Sagra Musicale Malatestiana also kicks off on 8 September with great symphonic concerts, chamber music, the music of thecomposer Amintore Galli, a film production that encounters music and cinema.

Among the appointments of the week-end:

Thursday 12 August
Arena Lido - Rimini dock
Subsonica in concert
Subsonica, a cult group of the Italian electronic rock scene, arrives on the stage of the Arena Lido, to celebrate exactly 25 years since the beginning of its history. Samuel (singer), Max Casacci (producer and guitarist), Boosta (keyboardist), Ninja (drummer), and Pierfunk (bassist), later replaced by Vicio in 1999, influenced by the most experimental musical languages, have revolutionized the scene and created a very recognizable sound, combining electronic music and Italian melody.
Tickets are available on Ticketone and Liveticket.
Time: 9.00 pm Fee payable.  Info:

Thursday 12 August
Rimini Court of the Gambalunga Library
Love poems in the city of Francesca
Tribute to Dante and the myth of Francesca da Rimini in the seventh centenary of the poet's death,
'From Dante to Borges: the Divine Comedy and romantic poems dedicated to Francesca between the 19th and 20th centuries' read out by Silvio Castiglioni.
Musical interlude by the students of the G. Rossini Conservatory in Pesaro
Event organized by the Francesca da Rimini International Study Center in collaboration with the Municipality of Rimini, the Municipality of Gradara.
In case of bad weather, the event will be held at the Judgment Room of the "Luigi Tonini" Museum of the City of Rimini - 9.00 pm.
Free admission with reservations required on

Thursday 12 August
Rimini, Tiberius Bridge - Square on the water
And they call it Rimini 2021
Il filo? - Monologue for comedy lovers

Checco Tontihecco Tonti, with his love for irony, plunges into a sea of ​​words that make you laugh and think.
9.15pm. In case of rain the show will be canceled. Free admission with reservations required on

Thursday 12th August 
Rimini, Artists' Park, Via Marecchiese 387,
Ron in concert
In Rimini one of the most important and beloved Italian singer-songwriters. Refined and sensitive artist, with one of the most prestigious careers on the national music scene, Ron boasts a very rich repertoire.
Time: 9.15pm. Presales on the Liveticket circuit or on the evenings of the event at the park ticket office.

Thursday 12th and every Thursday until 16th September 
Arco d'Augusto (meeting and departure point) - Rimini historic center
Notturno d'arte
Summer cultural night walk among the streets and squares of the historic center, accompanied by an expert guide to meet the history, from Julius Caesar to Fellini, and the monuments of Rimini, the Arch of Augustus, the Malatesta Temple, Castel Sismondo, the Tiberius Bridge. Curated by Michela Cesarini, art historian and licensed guide.
Reservations are required within the day before the visit.
Upon request, visits are also held in English.
Meeting at 9.30pm. In case of bad weather the visits are canceled.
Cost: € 13 per person (including radio guides)
Info and booking: +39 333 7352877 ;

From Thursday 12 to Sunday 15 August 
piazzale Fellini, Rimini Marina Centro
Event dedicated to craft beer. Marina Centro hosts for four days the stands of Italian craft breweries and street food. DJ sets and groups will be on stage on Friday and Saturday evenings.
Handmade and vintage market by the Assovespucci Association.
Time: Thursday 12 and Friday 13 from 7.00pm; Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 from 11.00am
Free admission.  Info:

Friday 13 August 
Corte degli Agostiniani, via Cairoli, 40 - Rimini historic centre
Concert by the Amintore Galli Lyric Choir
Arenas under the stars: Concert at the Court of the Augustinians
The Amintore Galli Rimini Lyric Choir in a lyric concert directed by Maestro Matteo Salvemini.
Seats are limited and numbered; Reservations by telephone are required, from 10.00am to 12.00am and from 5.00pm to 7.00pm, at the number +39 351 7136560.
4 seats per person, providing the name, surname and telephone number of each participant.

Friday 13 August
Rimini, City Museum
Augustus and the imperial eagle - Art Night Focus on
In the days leading up to August 15th, in the month and in the feast linked to the Emperor Augustus, Discover Rimini dedicates a cultural walk to the figure of the first emperor and to the artistic testimonies of the Augustan era present in Rimini. Curated by Michela Cesarini, art historian and tour guide.
Cost 15 Euros (including entrance to the City Museum).
Meeting at 9.30pm. Booking within the day before at +39 333 7352877 (also WhatsApp) or at

Friday, August 13, 2021 - 9:30 pm
Arena Lido - Rimini dock
Jungle Cruise
The new Disney movie set in the early 20th century
Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, duration 104 min, Year 2021.
Ticket € 7 full / € 6 reduced / € 5 children 5-12 years - numbered seats
Presales on liveticket. Evening ticket office open every evening from 8:00pm

Saturday, August 14th
Arena Lido - Rimini dock
Un divano a Tunisi/A sofa in Tunis
Directed by Manele Labidi Labbé, duration 87 min, year 2019.
Time: 9.30pm. Ticket € 7 full / € 6 reduced / € 5 children 5-12 years - numbered seats
Presales on liveticket. Evening ticket office open every evening from 8:00pm

Saturday 14th August
Rimini, Grand Hotel, Fellini Park
Dinners on the terrace
A magical atmosphere and the setting of the Grand Hotel for five-star dinners, prepared by the Executive chef of the Grand Hotel in Rimini Claudio di Bernardo and his brigade.
Three weekly appointments on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, with different culinary themes and always different bands that perform in the scenario of the outdoor terrace. Saturday 14 August the music by Riccardo Foresi and the swing orchestra.
Fee payable.  Info +39 0541 56000

Sunday 15th August
Rimini, Parco degli Artisti, Via Marecchiese 387
Mid-August ROCK: Tribute to Led Zeppelin with the White Summer Band
Simone Anthony Romanato - Voice, Roby Drum Artuso - Drums, Filippo Wilson Barbieri - Bass, Alberto Marshall Biason - Guitar. A show of great energy in homage to the pioneers of hard rock, for a mid-August within the history of great music.
Time: 10.00 pm. Event managed in compliance with anti-covid security regulations.
Price: € 10, Presales on the Liveticket circuit or on the evenings of the event at the park ticket office.

Sunday, August 15th, 2021 - 9:30 pm
Arena Lido - Rimini dock
Black Widow
Film directed by Cate Shortland, 133 min, year 2021. .
Ticket € 7 full / € 6 reduced / € 5 children 5-12 years - numbered stalls with assignment of seats
Time: 9.30 pm
Presales on liveticket. Evening ticket office open every evening from 8:00pm


EXHIBITIONS AND MUSEUMS in the historic center

In the historic center, exhibitions and municipal museums are open (on Wednesday and Friday also in the evening 9.00pm – 11.00pm) and guided tours of the Part Museum with its exceptional collection of contemporary art, are organized on Fridays, while on Wednesdays they visit the Domus archaeological site (reservations required on museums)

Until 31 August 
Rimini, Luigi Tonini City Museum
Unicum. Stories at the Museum
Simone Cantarini. The rediscovered portrait of the poet Alessandro Tassoni.
As part of the Unicum exhibition. Racconti al Museo, curated by Massimo Pulini, the presentation of the second of the works on display is extended, the painting 'Portrait of Tassoni' by Simone Cantarini, known as Simone il Pesarese, restless and rebellious pupil of Guido Reni.
Tuesday to Sunday 10.00am - 7.00pm, Wednesday and Friday also open from 9.00pm to 11.00pm
Free admission. Info: +39 0541 793851

Until Friday 30 September 2021
New Wing of the Luigi Tonini City Museum, via Tonini 1 - Rimini historic center
Orient yourself with the stars
Twelve authors, nine Italians and three foreigners, for a single story around the theme of the relationship between man, nature and the cosmos. More than forty photographic works, but also drawings, videos and installations.
The exhibition is curated by Gigliola Foschi and Lucia Pezzulla.
Time: Tuesday to Sunday 10.00am - 7.00pm, Wednesday and Friday also open from 9.00pm to 11.00pm
Free admission.  Info +39 0541 793851

Until 12 September 2021
Rimini Romana Visitor Center - Corso D’Augusto 235, Rimini historic center
# 365ClickRimini
The exhibition is inspired by the online photo competition, organized by VisitRimini, which collected over 900 images, taken for social media, of which the 54 on display are a selection. The intent is to present Rimini in an unprecedented way, a winter version, but which does not lose its charm and attractiveness. A city that lives all year round, with its proposals, always a guarantee of fun, passion and ... smiles!
# 365ClickRimini was born with the idea of ​​enclosing in a single physical space a collection of glances that become shots, to capture a unique and unrepeatable moment lived in Rimini.
Time: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10am-1.00pm / 4.30pm-7.30pm; Wednesday 10.00am-1.00pm / 4.30pm-7.30pm / 8.00pm-10.00pm; Sunday 10am-1.00pm
Free admission. Info +39 0541 29833

From Saturday 7 August to Saturday 4 September 2021
Galleria Zamagni Arte, via Dante Alighieri 29-31 - Rimini historic center
Catalizzatore -Photography and painting exhibition - Pegah Pasyar & Marco Baldassari
A couple of artists who worked on a project that combines different techniques and artistic forms.
Pasyar's illuminated painting work, on Baldassari's photographs, creates a new world, the aesthetic of a resurrection of abandoned forms.
Time: Monday to Friday 9.00am-1.00pm / 4.00pm-8.00pm; Saturday 9.00am-1.00pm and 5.00pm-7.00pm; closed on Sunday
Free admission. Info: +39 335 8006744



To animate the beach promenade from Torre Pedrera to Miramare many initiatives of the tourist committees with live music, entertainment and markets. At Rimini harbour it is always possible to take a ride on the Ferris wheel for a memorable "air trip" where you can observe the city and the entire coast, passing through the hinterland and the sea.

On Friday 13 August at Bagno 57 in Marina Centro and on Saturday 14 August at 11.00pm at Bagno 29 in Viserba fireworks shows on the beach will illuminate the sky over the sea.

For beach sports lovers you can participate beach volleyball, footvolley, teqball and table spread, at the beach 47 - 48 - 49 - 50 - 53 - 54 - 55 - 57 - 58 - 59 - 60 - 61 - 62.
While for a healthy sport walk also on Saturday 14 August (and in general on Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout the summer) the personal trainer Elen Souza offers 50 minutes of sport walking suitable for everyone, without age limits. Departure at 8.00 from Bagno 26 of Marina Centro. For a fee (the first time is free). Info: +39 348 0981594

And if you want to start the day in a different way, you can book a special breakfast in the sea at dawn. For info and reservations +39 339/7679756 or on Facebook/ Bagno Giorgio 133 


For information and confirmations on the initiatives, contact the telephone numbers of the various organizers indicated for each event or the tourist information offices tel. +39 0541 53399