Every May in Torbole includes two days dedicated to windsurfing with a regatta, part of the Italian world cup and a regional slalom championship in memory of great Italian windsurfer Paolo Neirotti. Torbole is a hive of activity and excitement during this event, so if you book a holiday in May while it’s on, head down to the lakeside to enjoy the action.
This has been a regular music event in Torbole and Riva for over ten years, bringing jazz to the northern shores of Lake Garda in late June and early July. The jazz festival includes performances all over the area in cafes and restaurants as well as stunning venues such as the Bastione, Rocca, historic piazzas, beaches and castles.
Every October, the International Lake Garda Marathon takes place in the northern towns; beginning in Limone, going through Riva and Torbole and finishing in Malcesine. If you fancy doing a run but don’t want to do the marathon distance, there’s a 15km run beginning in Torbole and ending in Malcesine which anyone can take part in.
Il Festival del Garda is a huge event on the lake and the only festival to tour the shores of Lake Garda. With cabaret, poetry and dance competitions, fashion shows, beauty contests and a huge international following it brings crowds, festivities and lots of excitement to the area.