Whenever you are thinking to visit the area you will have really good chance to enjoy Ferrara events and festivals.
The most famous and recurring every year are:
Il Palio di Ferrara
The Ferrara’s Palio is the oldest in the World !! A month (August) during which the nine Contrades challenge each other in celebrations, parades, flag-throwing competitions and a spectacular horse race in Piazza Ariostea. Detailed info (only in Italian language) here:
1000 miglia: the most famous classic car race in the World. Moreover is one of the historical stages of the 1000 miles from the very beginning of this “race” between vintage cars, croosing Italy from Brescia to Rome and return. Detailed info here:
Ferrara Balloons Festival
Balloons Festival” is the most important festival of balloons in Italy and one of the most prestigious in Europe. The Baloons are taking off from “Parco Urbano” and landing in a safe and flat spot.
Inside the list of all the Ferrara Events, Buskers Festival is a phenomenon in which originality and dimension have managed to attract the interest of scholars from different disciplines. As a result it is a way for exploring art tourism and culture from a different point of view.
Born in 1996 “Ferrara Sotto le Stelle” is present every year in the beautiful setting of Piazza Castello. Therefore, since almost 20 Years a full calendar of important events is available in the heart of the city. An almost complete range of all contemporary and independent music is represented during the Festival. Classic rock, Rock, Indie Rock, New Italian Rock an more…
Detailed info (only in Italian language) here: