Events & Festivals

The summer season starts early in San Vito Lo Capo and spring is the perfect time to enjoy the mild climate and get back to the outdoors, perhaps while discovering the natural beauty of this area. Trekking, climbing, biking, and surfing enthusiasts will find that this is an ideal location for all their activities. It is also a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the sea with its Caribbean colors and sample the culinary excellence of the local food and wine.

However, if you prefer visiting places of historic and artistic interest, you are spoilt for choice: the archaeological sites of Segesta, Selinunte and Mozia, the medieval town of Erice, the salt pans of Trapani, the Museo Pepoli famous for its coral and much more.

Numerous events are held throughout the summer until October that you can participate in or enjoy during your stay in San Vito Lo Capo:

30 April 3 May

Music Week

This event is now in its fifth year and music is the main theme of this long weekend of meetings and entertainment that also includes fun and games for the little ones.

20 -24 May

Kite Festival

Kite flyers come to San Vito Lo Capo from all over the world and fly their kites on the beach in front of thousands of onlookers, both young and old, all with their noses up in the air.

23 and 24 May

IV Zero Barriers Marathon

A weekend dedicated entirely to sports in which the protagonists are those who have different levels of limited mobility. San Vito Lo Capo is one of the first Italian beaches that has created conditions so that the sea and beach can be enjoyed, free of charge, by those who have special needs.

13-15 June

Festival of San Vito

A religious event dedicated to the patron saint of the town in which the entire seafaring community of San Vito Lo Capo participates with great devotion. A unique opportunity that helps you understand the identity of the town while at the same time providing many moments of fun for both young and old.

14-19 July

Siciliambiente Documentary Film Festival

A major event dedicated to sustainability issues, environmental responsibility and human rights dealt with through films, debates, meetings with filmmakers, photographic exhibitions, workshops and other related events.

July and August

Books, Authors and Bouganvillee

In a relaxed friendly atmosphere in the small street next to the Sanctuary, writers and journalists talk about and present their work in front of a curious and attentive audience. The presentor of the meetings is the famous journalist-writer Giacomo Pilati.


“Baglio”, Oil and Sea

Castelluzzo, Macari and the nearby Santa Margherita Bay are the ideal location for this event that was created to help visitors discover the colors and flavors of the countryside and coastline of San Vito Lo Capo.

18-27 September

Cous Cous Fest

An event closely linked to San Vito Lo Capo that began in 1998 around a simple dish of Mediterranean cuisine and the desire to promote cultural exchange and integration among different nationalities. There is a lot of cous cous but also lots of music and fun for this competition between the world's most talented chefs.

Every Sunday in October

San Vito’s October Trails

Four weekends dedicated to sports for everyone. No champions, just ordinary people who love cycling, climbing, triathlon, horse riding and trekking. Of course there is no lack of appointments for food and wine and music in Piazza Santuario.

29 October-1 November

Climbing festival

Climbing enthusiasts should not miss this fantastic event with the rock faces of San Vito Lo Capo, now described as one of the largest climbing districts in Southern Italy. The steep walls of Monte Monaco and Monte Cofano are increasingly a favourte destination for climbers who love the mountains, but do not want to give up the sea.