San Giorgio Piacentino - Patronal Festival and Spring Fair
Sunday 22 April 2018
On Sunday 22 April 2018 San Giorgio Piacentino celebrates the traditional Patronal Festival and Spring Fair.
Piazza Marconi and the streets of the town centre will be filled with market stalls, exhibitions and ideas for every age.
This day – which celebrates the Patron Saint – is an important holiday for the whole community, which participates all together in the various events that are organised both in the town centre and in the Cortazza (courtyard) of the Town Hall.
The official opening is at 9.30 a.m. with the cutting of the ribbon by the Mayor of San Giorgio P.no and the local authorities, and a performance by the Band of the Unione Val Nure e Val Chero.
At 9.45 celebration of the 73rd Anniversary of the Liberation at the Vittoria Gardens.
At 11.00, celebration of the Patron Saint with a Mass presided over by the Vicar General of the Diocesi, Mons. Luigi Chiesa.
At the end of the Eucharist, aperitivo with the Hymn of St George organised by the Pro Loco.
As well as the market stalls with creative crafts, there will be stalls in piazza Marconi selling gastronomic treats and local specialities. An exhibition of Harley Davidsons will be organised (by the Baca) and the Associazione Reflex will give a photographic exhibition.
The Cortazza of the Town Hall will be the setting of a Lego exhibition 'Mattoncini del Drago'. This exhibition – which will open on Saturday 21 April at 3.30 p.m. (and will remain open until 6.30) – can also be visited all day on Sunday 22 April from 10 a.m. until 6.30 p.m. and is organised by the association Piacenza Bricks in collaboration with the Banca di Piacenza, the Pro Loco of San Giorgio P.no and the municipal administration of San Giorgio P.no.
From 2.30 little children can take part in games in Cortazza and a special opening of the municpal library with the exhibition of masterpieces created by the schoolchildren, and an afternoon snack provided by the association Age.
Between 3 and 6.30 the Pro Loco has a small train taking a panoramic route through the wonderful Park of the Rocca, kindly opened by Count and Countess Gazzola.
Local volunteer associations will be presented at a special gazebo.
This event is organised by the Pro Loco of San Giorgio Piacentino in collaboration with local associations.
In the week before the Patronal festival of San Giorgio Piacentino on Sunday 22 April 2018, there will be four days dedicated to the local community, with daily Masses and convivial meetings.
(The programme can be consulted on the file attached to this document).
Pro Loco di San Giorgio Piacentino