Lake Garda events in October

Find out what's on calendar this month

A unique mixture of colours, scents, pleasures and emotions. Lake Garda is a tourist magnet, especially in summer, but it hosts a wide range of events all year round, celebrating the territory’s traditions by combining nature, culture and local wine & food.

October is the autumn month par excellence. A melancholic and romantic season at the same time. With the days getting shorter, it marks the end of summer and anticipates winter. But before nature goes into hibernation, it bursts with its last beauty, and the colourful landscape, the mild climate and the fresh air invite to relaxing walks by the lake, with fiery sunsets providing breathtaking views.

Here is a list of the things to do on Lake Garda in October:

Event Date
I giorni del miele in Lazise  30/9 - 2/10
Mercatino dell’Antiquariato in Desenzano  2/10
Valeggio Veste il Vintage in Valeggio sul Mincio  2/10
Concerts by the Philharmonics of Bardolino  until 2/10
Wine and Grape Festival in Bardolino  until 3/10 
Gardaland Magic Halloween at Gardaland  7/10 - 6/11
Giornata dei Bambini at Sigurtà Park  9/11 
Italian Sidesword Open in Desenzano del Garda  15/10 - 16/10 
Volkswagen TriO in Desenzano del Garda  15/10 - 16/10 
Mercatino d'autunno in Lazise  15/10 - 17/10
Bardolino 10K Run in Bardolino  16/10
Halloween at Parco Giardino Sigurtà  30/10
Fossil Display in Malcesine  until 30/10 
Mercatino dell'artigianato in Torri del Benaco  until 1/11

Finally, have 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.