Lake Garda events in May

Find out what's on calendar this month

What to do on Lake Garda in May? There is always a lot to visit around Italy's largest lake, and this month there are also numerous events to fill your free time, especially outdoors. Let's have a look at the highlights in this story!

What awaits you on Lake Garda? May is the month when temperatures continue to rise, and you can spend entire days outdoors enjoying the warm rays of the sun. If you don't want to wait until summer, you can also take advantage of the sun right away and take your first dip in the pool or in the lake - if you dare!

Food & wine, sports, folk festivals and so much more... Here's a list of the most interesting events on Lake Garda in May 2023!


Event Date*
Seridò fair for children in Montichiari  until 1/5 
Bike Festival in Riva del Garda  until 1/5 
Malcesine Flower Festival   until 1/5 
Amarathon in Pedemonte  1/5
5.30 5.30K run in Verona  1/5
Historical event in Lazise  5/5 - 7/5
Arcobonsai Bonsai Exhibition in Arco  5/5 - 7/5 
Malcesine Baldo Trail  5/5 - 7/5 
Children`s festival in Bardolino  7/5
Asparagus festival in Cavaion  12/5 - 15/5; 17/5
Handicrafts Market in Garda   13/5-14/5
Verona Mineral Show  19/5-21/5 
Veronafil Coins & Stamps Fair in Verona  19/5-21/5 
Straverona Marathon in Verona  21/5
Buskers Park at Sigurtà Park  21/5
Giro d'Italia from Salò to Torbole  24/5
Palio del Chiaretto Rosé Wine Festival in Bardolino  26/5-28/5               
Vintage Market in Valeggio sul Mincio  28/5 

Have also a look at the weekly markets on Lake Garda, where locals and tourists can find everything, from clothing and leather goods to jewellery to local produce.

Last but not least, all the Europlan accommodations are finally open! Hotels and holiday apartments in the best Lake Garda locations to enjoy the region at its best!

* dates may be subject to change